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Friday 29th May
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
Tests Conducted – 634996 | Positive Cases – 25937 | Recoveries – 13541 | Deaths – 552
Mission Chokka Industry St Francis – Louanne Mostert so well known to many in St Francis returned on a mission to profile the Chokka fishing industry and the livelihoods that depend on it.”
Covid-19 Update #33 – No haircuts, no night vigils, no touching in church – Level three is upon us! Most businesses will start opening up again on Monday 1 June. We can have booze, and we can have pies again! We can go to church again, but we can’t have haircuts.
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Oil spill teams on standby as Chinese tanker runs into trouble on Wild Coast – Emergency rescue and oil spill response teams are on standby after a crippled Chinese crude oil tanker narrowly missed being wrecked on the Wild Coast because of engine problems.
Killer brew claims 16 lives in Eastern Cape – Four people, including a couple, have died after drinking homemade brew at the community of iLitha outside King Williams’s Town.
Several arrests as traditional healers ignore initiation ban due to Covid 19 – The Eastern Cape COGTA says it will continue enforcing the decision to suspend traditional initiation during the winter season in line with Covid 19 regulations.
SA’s Covid-19 cases and deaths rise as department admits testing backlogs – For the second day in a row, the number of new Covid-19 cases increased by significantly more than 1,000 – taking the national tally to 27,403 (up from 25,935 on Wednesday).
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:
Level 3 regulations clear as mud amid ministerial micromanagement – The Covid-19 lockdown Level 3 regulations seemed to shift the approach from lists of what’s permitted – like short-sleeved T-shirts as undergarments – to expressly stipulating what’s not allowed.
Ramaphosa’s lockdown lesson: Trust is hard to build and easily broken – Trust makes things easier for the state, makes collaboration possible, and ensures a unity of effort.
Level 3 lockdown: How it will work – Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has described lockdown Level 3 as ‘the most significant reopening of the economy since the lockdown began’.
BACK TO SCHOOL:
Rethink decision to open schools on Monday, SAHRC urges department – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) does not agree with the government’s plan to have grade 7 and 12 pupils back in class on Monday.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
Columnist David Bullard axed over K-word tweet – The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has fired columnist David Bullard as a contributor to its Daily Friend news platform after he posted a racially insensitive tweet about the K-word.
Khosa family’s lawyer slams SANDF inquiry report as ‘rubbish’ – Steyl further added the family was in disbelief that what they witnessed on that fateful day was being dismissed.
Domestic workers can return to work under level 3 lockdown – Domestic workers can return to work from 1 June under South Africa’s new level 3 lockdown, says minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel.
Salons and hairdressers could reopen in South Africa sooner than you think – Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel has outlined the rules that South African businesses will need to follow from 1 June.
Fresh jihadist violence hits northern Mozambique – The attack comes a week after Mozambique called on its southern African neighbours to help it fend off the escalating jihadist insurgency.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
South Africa lost R15 billion in taxes due to cigarette and alcohol ban – South Africa lost between R14 billion and R15 billion in taxes because of the ban on alcohol and cigarette sales during the lockdown.
Correlation between people who don’t listen and spread of virus: Bheki Cele – Police minister Bheki Cele said there was a correlation between the number of people arrested by his department and the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
‘Do not go to church, you’re going to die, it’s a trap,’ says Malema – ‘We are led by fools, non-thinkers, people sitting on top of their brains,’ the EFF leader added.
Dudu Myeni slams judgment declaring her a delinquent director – Former SAA boss Dudu Myeni has launched a scathing attack on North Gauteng High Court Judge Ronel Tolmay who declared her a delinquent director
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Embattled tourism industry wants to start ‘opening up’ in Level 3 – Declares it will have stringent protocols in place to deal with Covid-19.
How South Africa can save R10bn this year and R23bn next year – In a world where interest rates have been cut to zero in many countries, South Africa has the ability to attract significant amounts of local and foreign investment into government bonds
Business in Level 3 – what you need to know – Workplace plans, agreements and hypervigilance.
5 easy ways to improve your WiFi signal – Before you get to upgrading your package, buying a booster or changing networks completely, consider these simple solutions to help boost your WiFi strength and connectivity.
George Floyd: National Guard deployed after Minneapolis clashes – The US National Guard has been deployed to Minneapolis after two nights of violent clashes following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody.
This & That:
World’s deepest octopus captured on camera – The deepest ever sighting of an octopus has been made by cameras on the Indian Ocean floor.
It was 40 years ago: The curious tale of John Lennon in Cape Town – Only two images reportedly from the trip can be found on the internet. One, presumably taken by the taxi driver, purports to show John Lennon on a bench from which he had a view of Table Mountain, the other was taken by a fellow passenger on his flight home.
Premier League plans restart on 17 June with Manchester City v Arsenal – The Premier League looks set to resume on 17 June, three months after it was forced into hiatus by the Covid‑19 pandemic.
Why 2017’s Junior Springboks are crucial to the domestic game’s survival – The 2017 team that earned bronze at the Under-20 World Champs are arguably the men that needs to keep the domestic game alive