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Germany has received a great deal of attention for having a lower death rate for COVID-19 than most comparable European countries. A simple explanation for the low case-fatality rate in Germany is that the country has been testing more people, so they have more confirmed cases for the same number of fatalities. It has also been reported that only 20% of cases in Germany are in people over 60 years old (compared with up to 50% in other European countries, such as Spain). 

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Almost immediately after the Covid-19 virus hit SA shores, South Africans began posting on social media. From memes featuring prominent politicians to bad puns, from TikTok video clips to pictures of people posing with silly home-made protective gear, South Africans took to Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook to make fun of the virus. The question is, will this lead to the further spread of misinformation among citizens?

A strong background in science and technology is crucial for students who want to become academic research scientists. But there are many other jobs for budding scientists that also need extra business-oriented skills.

<p>In South Africa, <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1060826519873860">one in five teachers</a> in the foundation phase – roughly from ages 6 to 9 – are male. This is consistent with a <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272775717303278">global trend</a> that see men being more likely to teach adolescents than young children.</p>

It’s fair to say maths is not everyone’s favourite subject. In fact, for many people, the feelings of tension and anxiety that arise when trying to solve a mathematical problem can be all consuming. 

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