WEAR YOUR MASK IN PUBLIC
Discovering Bruce’s Beauties
Visit Mauritius & Bali
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:\
R50m for drought intervention in EC municipalities – The Department of Water and Sanitation has announced that R50m had been allocated for drought intervention in Eastern Cape Municipalities.
Burgersdorp outbreak: Eastern Cape Health MEC bemoans mass non-compliance of lockdown regulations – The people of the Eastern Cape were in ‘level one’ before anyone else, according to Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba
Covid-19 update: 1,346 new cases bring SA’s total to 663,282 – The country has also reported 126 more Covid-19 deaths.
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:.
Bheki Cele ‘disturbed’ by liquor outlets disregarding lockdown laws – 310,494 people have been arrested for breaking Disaster Management Act
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
‘I held on for dear life’: mom as man grabs daughter through car window – A mother had to hold on for “dear life” to her three-year-old daughter’s legs when a man grabbed the child through an open car window at an intersection in Gauteng.
Common cellphone tracking service used in ambush and murder of top policeman Kinnear – Those who plotted the shooting of Anti-Gang Unit Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear ‘used a Location Based Service’ to track the detective’s cellphone
Protesters dig up tarred KZN road as service delivery frustrations spill over – Four years of frustration over the lack of water and electricity for a northern KwaZulu-Natal community reached a climax this week when residents dug up the road in protest.
Here’s a list of 30 hotspot areas linked to GBV – Domestic violence including cases of murder, rape and attempted murder were considered in compiling the list.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
Concerned South Africans wish Ramaphosa a speedy recovery as he recovers from a cold – Reports about President Cyril Ramaphosa being sick have concerned many South Africans and leaders of opposition parties who flooded Twitter to convey well wishes.
Parliament to reopen in October – Regular Cabinet programme will resume on 6 October.
FRAUD & CORRUPTION:
Former SAP executive implicates global software business in corruption probe – SAP executives in the US and Germany were repeatedly warned the practice of paying commissions to ‘business development partners’ in South Africa was an invitation to corruption
Gauteng ANC indecision on PPE corruption accused is a harbinger of more drawn-out battles to come – After two days of meetings, the Gauteng ANC is still not ready to act against three top officials implicated in personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement corruption.
3 types of corruption that have found their way into everyday life in South Africa – Civil society group Corruption Watch has published its latest corruption trends report based on accounts it has received from the start of the year until the end of June.
R631m vanishes in Free State housing scam — with no arrests a decade later – Some foundations were laid for RDP houses. Building materials, when delivered, were dumped on site. Contractors simply failed to build houses
’RET Forces’ take on Zondo commission for targeting Zuma – The State Capture Inquiry chaired by deputy chief justice, Raymond Zondo, has come under fire from supporters of Jacob Zuma who are accusing it of “targeting” the former president.
Mboweni has lost the battle with SAA – and now we face the consequences: analyst – President Cyril Ramaphosa has selected the Department of Public Enterprises’ (DPE) line on South African Airways (SAA) above National Treasury
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
R5.35bn starch sale a relief for Tongaat Hulett – Group’s share price surges more than 15% as deal with Barloworld gets go-ahead.
Draft cannabis bill ‘completely misses the mark’ – Legislators seem oblivious to the business and tax-generating potential of the industry.
Roaring Rhodium: the most valuable metal in history keeps hitting record prices – The world’s five top producers of the most precious metal in history are all South African companies. At $14,500 an ounce, rhodium is on a rampage.
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
The R15-billion blunder – The technology world is littered with blunders which cost companies billions of dollars and saw them fall out of favour with investors.
Elon Musk says cheaper, more powerful electric vehicle batteries are 3 years off – Tesla CEO acknowledged the design and manufacturing process of the new cells, which he says will be half as expensive, is not complete
The future of shopping: Immersive tech set to reinvent online shopping – Migration to the public cloud can achieve significant carbon reduction in the form of a 5.9% decrease in total IT emissions or nearly 60 million tons of CO2 globally per year,
Biden, Trump appear to be deadlocked in these states, new polls suggest – Surveys also show competitive Senate races in both states with control of chamber up for grabs
More than 450 whales now stranded in Tasmania after rescuers discover pod of 200 dead – Second pod sighted by helicopter on Wednesday morning, making it the worst whale stranding in Tasmania’s history
Animal lovers getting a Move on for conservation – From SA to New Zealand, concerned animal activists will be participating in the Move campaign to shine a light on poaching and other environmental issues.
Bosch has the Boks – and the No 10 jersey – in his sights – With World Cup winner and Springbok first-choice flyhalf Handre Pollard injured, there’s plenty to play for in the coming weeks.
Rajasthan beat Chennai despite Faf du Plessis half-century – Rajasthan Royals rode explosive half centuries from Sanju Samson and captain Steven Smith’s to beat Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs in a high-scoring Indian Premier League fixture on Tuesday.