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South Africa

Three killed, two seriously injured in Mpumalanga crash

Today at 13:25 PM, via SABC News

Three people have been killed and two seriously injured in a head-on collision on the  R538 Road between White River and Hazyview in Mpumalanga. The three victims who are all men, aged between 25 and 35, died on the scene. 

Africa

The many faces of Idi Amin

Yesterday at 19:41 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Was he a joke, an oaf, a hero, or the evil dictator the West loved to hate? Decades after his death, his legacy is still a puzzle.

Politics

South Africa needs to talk about a future beyond ANC: Mnguni

Today at 13:55 PM, via SABC News

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says the country needs to start talking about a future beyond the African National Congress (ANC) as the party has decided to sink the entire country into a discourse of division that goes against the common good.

Politics

ANC Parliamentary Caucus welcomes Bongo’s acquittal

Yesterday at 11:40 AM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) Parliamentary Caucus welcomes the judgment by the Western Cape High Court that has found ANC MP Adv Bongani Bongo not guilty of bribery accusations levelled against him. 

Education

Ireland 1921: how republicans used their whiteness to win freedom

Today at 12:15 PM, via The Guardian

Nationalist leaders tried to exploit what they had in common with their racist oppressors: the colour of their skin

In February 1921, newspapers in London began to publish stories about how military lorries in Ireland were carrying prisoners as hostages in the hope of deterring attacks by the IRA, the guerrilla army fighting British rule since 1919. Within a year, negotiations would lead to...

Education

Elisabeth Murdoch funds school for TV talent that says no to nepotism

Today at 11:15 AM, via The Guardian

Company will launch London project to encourage more diverse intake of young people with no industry connections

Elisabeth Murdoch’s company is to fund a new London school designed to get young people from different backgrounds into the television industry. Murdoch, the daughter of media magnate Rupert Murdoch, and her production company Sister are to set up the Ghetto Film School, already...

Education

England’s ‘catch-up’ tutors are being short-changed by private employers

Today at 09:45 AM, via The Guardian

Scheme to remedy Covid education loss sees teachers paid a fraction of hourly rate charged

The government’s decision to hire private tutoring companies to provide “catch-up tutoring” to disadvantaged pupils in England after lockdown will cost schools and the Department for Education up to four and a half times more than these companies will pay private tutors to teach the children.

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Lifestyle

Chadwick Boseman, Netflix up for honours at virtual Golden Globes

Today at 14:36 PM, via SABC News

The Golden Globes will be handed out under pandemic conditions on Sunday on a night that could see big wins for streaming service Netflix, honours for late actor Chadwick Boseman, and a smattering of celebrities in pajamas.

Entertainment

How the Globes are coming together during the pandemic

Yesterday at 16:31 PM, via CNN

In the 30 years Melissa Trueblood has worked in production, she’s seen it all — even if she claims she doesn’t have the coolest stories. But 2021 has dealt her one of her tallest orders yet: to help the Golden Globes put on, essentially, three shows in one night.

Science/Tech

MTN eyes R1-billion deal for Syrian business

Today at 14:41 PM, via TechCentral

MTN Group remains committed to negotiating a $65-million sale of its 75% stake in its Syrian unit, despite the business being placed under judicial guardianship last week.

Science/Tech

America Authorizes Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

Today at 14:34 PM, via Slashdot

America’s Food and Drug Administration just authorized Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, according to CBS News. “The vaccine is the third to be approved for use in the United States, and the first that requires only one shot…”Among people who got the vaccine in clinical trials, there were no COVID-related deaths. Phase 3 clinical trials also showed protection against...

Health

How To Ritualize Tea Time

Today at 06:58 AM, via New York Times

Tea might be the perfect drink for the pandemic winter malaise. Here’s how to start your own ritual.

Health

Dances to Learn At Home

Today at 06:41 AM, via New York Times

Online tutorials for TikTok and music-video routines can help prove you wrong. The “WAP” dance is within your reach.

Health

Show Thanks With A Gratitude Letter

Today at 06:03 AM, via New York Times

Concerned about a friend or a loved one who may be feeling the winter doldrums? Try writing them a gratitude letter.

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Yesterday at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]