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  • New August 31 deadline for the last learners to return to school 7th Jul 2020
    In an amendment published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday, the basic education minister has made further changes to the school return dates for different grades The post New August 31 deadline for the last learners to return to school appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • Inclusive cabinets don’t improve governance or reduce conflict 7th Jul 2020
    Research on 3 916 ministers in 23 African countries shows that cabinets are representative and that leaders select members to reduce internal threats from challengers The post Inclusive cabinets don’t improve governance or reduce conflict appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • Empire and environmentalism: The legacy of a brilliant maverick, Richard Grove 7th Jul 2020
    The prolific interdisciplinary scholar who worked on the periphery and challenged Eurocentrism also drew attention to the El Niño phenomenon and global warming concerns in Victorian times The post Empire and environmentalism: The legacy of a brilliant maverick, Richard Grove appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • IEC ready for elections despite budget and Covid setbacks 7th Jul 2020
    The Electoral Commission of South Africa said next year's local government elections will go ahead despite the pandemic as it has plans in place to keep employees and voters safe The post IEC ready for elections despite budget and Covid setbacks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • Extract: Gunning for Bessie’s Head, from ‘The Terrorist Album’ 7th Jul 2020
    The question of what made one a terrorist is easy to answer: any form of opposition to apartheid. Harder to answer is the question: Who made one a terrorist? Among the people in the album is novelist Bessie Head, who left South Africa for Botswana in 1964 to escape the “fatal feeling of doom” that […]
  • Eskom refers employees suspected of contracts graft for criminal investigations 7th Jul 2020
    The struggling power utility has updated Parliament on investigations into contracts where more than R4-billion was lost in overpayments The post Eskom refers employees suspected of contracts graft for criminal investigations appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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  • China reports seven new coronavirus cases for July 7, down from prior day 8th Jul 2020
    China on Wednesday reported seven new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 7, compared with eight cases a day earlier, the health authority said. The post China reports seven new coronavirus cases for July 7, down from prior day appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of […]
  • Colombia coronavirus lockdown extended until August 1 8th Jul 2020
    Colombia’s national lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus will be extended by just over two weeks until August 1, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday. The post Colombia coronavirus lockdown extended until August 1 appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. […]
  • US tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges 8th Jul 2020
    The US coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim new milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds. The post US tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges appeared first on SABC News - […]
  • China could have done more to aid world’s COVID-19 response, top US health official says 7th Jul 2020
    US coronavirus task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said that the United States and other countries could have had a stronger initial response to COVID-19 if China had been more forthcoming about key features of the virus. The post China could have done more to aid world’s COVID-19 response, top US health official says […]
  • US withdrawal from WHO to take effect July 2021: UN 7th Jul 2020
    The United States will leave the World Health Organisation on July 6, 2021, the United Nations said on Tuesday after receiving formal notification of the decision by President Donald Trump more than a month ago. The post US withdrawal from WHO to take effect July 2021: UN appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, […]
  • US, Brazil and India account for 50% of global daily coronavirus infections 7th Jul 2020
    Just three countries account for more than 50% of the global daily infection rate associated with COVID-19 as cases continue to surge in the United States, Brazil, and India. The post US, Brazil and India account for 50% of global daily coronavirus infections appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, […]