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[…]
A government-led investigation is under way in Lebanon to probe the cause of the massive explosion that ripped through the capital, Beirut. The government announced on Wednesday that those responsible for guarding and storage at Beirut’s port – the epicentre of the blast – would be placed under house arrest[…]
The UN Security Council discussed disputed Kashmir at Pakistan’s request on Wednesday for the third time since India’s Hindu nationalist government decided to end the Muslim-majority region’s semi-autonomy a year ago. The United Nations’s most powerful body did not take any action or issue a statement after the virtual meeting[…]
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[…]
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[…]
“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[…]
It was only after a massive explosion ripped through Beirut that most people in Lebanon learned about the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a hangar at the city’s port. The detonation of the material – used in bombs and fertilisers – sent shockwaves through the Lebanese capital, killing[…]
Western Cape MECs and their partners have all been found to live a lifestyle in line with their income, Premier Alan Winde has said. This after they underwent lifestyle audits at the beginning of his term, conducted by Nexus Forensic Services, an independent contractor appointed through an open tender process,[…]
The real risk of experiencing a “second wave” of coronavirus cases remains, so containment measures must not be abandoned, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Wednesday. Mkhize held an early-morning virtual briefing to update South Africans on the current state of affairs regarding the health department’s handling of the Covid-19[…]
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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