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Police arrest Perlemoen poachers in Jeffreys Bay – The Police dog unit managed to track down eight suspects and also sniffed out 429 abalone (perlemoen) hidden in the bushes in Wavecrest, Jeffrey’s Bay.
World’s Best Surfers set for 50th Edition of Billabong Pipe Masters – The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons is celebrating its 50th edition as the world’s best male surfers arrive on the seven-mile miracle known as Oahu’s North Shore.
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Level 1 crackdown for SA, higher lockdown restrictions for Nelson Mandela Bay – While all existing Lockdown Level 1 restrictions remain in place for the rest of the country, there will be a crackdown by law enforcement.
DA welcomes Ramaphosa’s decision to declare Nelson Mandela Bay a hotspot – DA Leader John Steenhuisen reiterated the president’s call for South Africans to play their part in preventing the spread of infections.
In the midst of water restrictions, clean water gushes out of taps in Uitenhage – Water restrictions are in force in Nelson Mandela Bay, but clean water has been running down the streets of informal settlements in Uitenhage for months.
EC records 42 deaths as SA’s Covid-19 caseload spikes by 4400 – The Eastern Cape recorded the highest number of deaths, with 42 people having succumbed to Covid-19-related illnesses
Updated lockdown rules for South Africa – including travel, self-quarantine and repeat testing – Government has updated its Covid-19 rules relating to travel and isolation under South Africa’s level 1 lockdown.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
‘You risk your life every day’: CIT guard speaks out ahead of festive season – According to Grant Clark from the CIT Association of SA, there were 260 cash-in-transit incidents in 2020, compared with 244 in 2019
New deadline for driver’s licence renewals in South Africa – The Department of Transport has extended the deadline for driving licence renewals once again, Minister Fikile Mbalula stated in new regulations gazetted today.
’Adolf Hitler’ scores a big win in Namibia’s local elections – Adolf Hitler Uunona, 54, a politician of the ruling SWAPO party was last week elected local government councillor for Ompundja constituency in northern Namibia,
Mystery of R5.5-million Lottery grant – The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) gave R5.5-million to a Limpopo organisation which says it never got the money.
Guptas wove an intricate global web of money laundering, commission hears – ‘Round-tripping’, ‘smurfing’ and ‘cash firebreaks’ were detailed in the Gupta enterprise’s internal ledgers, which reveal how South African taxpayers’ money was laundered
Order Zuma to answer questions at commission, Zondo asks ConCourt – The inquiry is also seeking an order that Zuma must answer to allegations that ‘concern his alleged failure as president and head of the national executive to fulfil his constitutional obligations’.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
It was a Bleak Black Friday for SA retail – For the beleaguered retail industry, Black Friday and Cyber Monday were meant to be events that would kick-start festive season spending and help redeem a terrible sales year
Insurance claims are soaring — and it’s not just the pandemic to blame – New figures show South Africa’s insurance companies are facing a whirlwind of claims — even before the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are taken into account — posing difficult questions about the long-term health of the industry.
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
Covid-19: Facebook to take down false vaccine claims – Facebook says it will start removing false claims about Covid-19 vaccines to prevent “imminent physical harm”.
DStv without a dish – How it stacks up to Netflix – DStv recently launched its standalone streaming service in South Africa, allowing local subscribers to sign up for packages without a satellite installation.
US POST ELECTIONS:
Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days – US President-elect Joe Biden has said he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
Singapore to be first country to sell lab-grown meat – Lab-grown chicken will soon be available in restaurants in Singapore after the country became the first to green-light meat created without slaughtering any animals.
China’s Chang’e-5 mission leaves Moon’s surface – China has executed the next stage of its Chang’e-5 Moon mission, blasting into orbit samples gathered on the lunar surface.
In-form Bezuidenhout among six leading South African Open – Christiaan Bezuidenhout opened with a five-under-par 67 to place him in a six-way tie for the first-round lead of the South African Open
Langeveldt’s confidence grows as Proteas shift focus to longer format – There will be at least two changes to South Africa’s batting line-up, with the in-form Faf du Plessis being rested for the ODIs and Reeza Hendricks released from the squad.