Judge Maya calls on varsities to emphasise practical components in degrees they offer

Newly installed Chancellor of the University of Mpumalanga judge president Mandisa Maya has challenged universities including UMP to emphasise practical components in the degrees they offer to deal with high unemployment in the country. She said there was a need to bridge the “yarning gap” between universities and the workplace. Maya, who is judge president of … Read more

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Whoever organised the unrest in response to the pending arrest of Jacob Zuma was responsible for the lethal violence that followed, the KZN police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said. The post Police were left dangling during July unrest, KZN top cop tells SAHRC appeared first on The Mail & Guardian. Source link

Botswana loses court bid to revoke gay rights

Botswana’s government on Monday lost a legal attempt to overturn a landmark ruling that decriminalised homosexuality. The country’s High Court in 2019 ruled in favour of campaigners seeking to strike down jail sentences for same-sex relationships, declaring the punishment to be unconstitutional. BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT SOUGHT TO REVOKE GAY RIGHTS  But the government sought to revoke … Read more

What South Africa and Omicron tell us about inequality

Talk about shooting the messenger. Last week, South African scientists unearthed a new coronavirus variant, since named Omicron, and promptly reported it. The new variant could have come from anywhere. Yet the reward for the scientists’ skill, speed and honesty has been a crippling travel ban that will plunge South Africa’s tourist-dependent economy into further … Read more