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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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  • National Taxi Alliance backs down on full capacity loading 7th Jul 2020
    The National Taxi Alliance says it has placed itself in the hands of the National Coronavirus Command Council in its appeal to load to full capacity and expand routes. The post National Taxi Alliance backs down on full capacity loading appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of […]
  • Eskom to proceed with planned interruption of supply to Magareng Local Municipality 7th Jul 2020
    Eskom says it has reached agreements with four municipalities from the Northern Cape that were due for scheduled electricity supply interruptions from Wednesday due to outstanding debts. The post Eskom to proceed with planned interruption of supply to Magareng Local Municipality appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage […]
  • Western Cape schools struggling to deal with phased return of learners 7th Jul 2020
    A principal of a school in the Western Cape, who requested to remain anonymous, says his school currently does not have the capacity to roll out adequate COVID-19 preventative measures. The post Western Cape schools struggling to deal with phased return of learners appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, […]
  • Police nab two armed robbery suspects in KZN 7th Jul 2020
    Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the armed robbery of a family at Nkivane in Nsuze, northern KwaZulu-Natal. The post Police nab two armed robbery suspects in KZN appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader..
  • PODCAST | In First Person – Part 12: Williams recounts physical abuse at the hands of her husband resulting in an acid attack 7th Jul 2020
    In episode twelve of our Podcast series ‘In First Person’, mother and trauma counselor Charmaine Williams, recounts her experiences with domestic abuse. She tells of how she endured 13 years of physical and verbal abuse as well as an acid attack at the hands of her husband.  The post PODCAST | In First Person – […]
  • Parents deregistering children to avoid paying school fees 7th Jul 2020
    Parents are deregistering their children from school to avoid paying school fees, while on the other hand, some schools are reporting that parents are defaulting on paying fees because they have lost their jobs. The post Parents deregistering children to avoid paying school fees appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, […]