Educators should assist learners cope with backlog: expert

Education expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says educators will have to assist learners to cope with catching up on the backlog of the 2020 academic year, following delays to the calendar due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The Department of Basic Education says despite having trimmed down the curriculum, learners will only[…]

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Manchester University divests from companies complicit in the Israeli occupation

The University of Manchester has divested more £10 million ($13 million ) from companies complicit in Israel’s occupation of Palestine following years of campaigning by human rights groups. Companies affected include Caterpillar, a long-standing supplier of heavy machinery used to demolish Palestinian homes and infrastructure by the Israel Defence Forces[…]

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Saudi migrant workers ‘packed as animals’ and ‘forced to drink from toilet’

Saudi Arabia’s treatment of migrants has come under sharp criticism from rights groups following allegations that detainees are “are packed as animals” and forced to “drink from the toilet”. These are the horrific conditions in Al-Shumaisi Detention Centre, according to detainees awaiting deportation from the kingdom. Many of those arrested[…]

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Up to 300,000 left homeless by Beirut explosion

“Hospitals are full as they are specialised for coronavirus cases so they cannot assist with injuries. Many people are still under the destroyed buildings and some are in the sea. What’s happening now is a disaster. We don’t know how to respond because the need is so huge.” These are[…]

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SEE | Jaguar sports car crashes into Cape Town cafe

Patrons at a Constantia restaurant in Cape Town got a dishing of fast food on Tuesday morning when a Jaguar sports car unexpectedly crashed into the outside dining area. The white Jaguar F-Type, which retails from about R1.2 million, ended up bonnet first under the awning of the Botanicum Cafe[…]

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