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Is plot clearing ridiculously expensive? – Trevor Wright who offers assistance to land owners, outlines some of the costs as well as charges owners will face if it is left to the municipality to clear an overgrown plot that is posing a fire risk.
Bus hits cattle on the N2 near Humansdorp – One passenger sustained injuries when a long distance bus hit a herd of approximately 10 cattle on the N2 near Palmietvlei, just outside Humansdorp last Thursday.
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
‘Banned for life’ student causes friction between EFF and Rhodes – The EFF made a call for intervention, to bring the university “to its senses”, in response to former student Yolanda Dyantyi being banned from the university for life, for a range of charges – including kidnapping, assault, defamation and insubordination.
Two young men drown at beach in Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape – Two young men, believed to be in their 20s, drowned when they were apparently caught in rip currents and swept out to sea at Kenton-on-Sea
Covid-19 rules kept the sick away and now they’ve disappeared – SA doctor – Absent patients sound alarm bells for South African doctor
WHO reports record daily rise in new infections – The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded a record one-day rise in the number of new coronavirus infections, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours.
Covid-19 update: Only 20 Covid-19 deaths reported, with 1,579 new cases identified – The total number of recoveries is 577,906 which translates 88,9%.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
Police arrest two men for the alleged murder of Ocean Basket owner and her mother – The police in Limpopo have made a breakthrough in the murder case of businesswoman Lizette Deacon and her mother Hettie.
SACP turns up the heat in war of words with Zanu-PF – The South African Communist Party has added to the war of words with Zimbabwe by saying that Zanu-PF is a revolutionary movement that is declining to the extent that ‘Zimbabweans are running away from their own country’.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
From schoolyard bullies to emerging fascists: The EFF’s unstoppable politics of violence – Daily Maverick timeline tracker reveals at least 11 serious instances of violence — or violent intent and potential for violence — in two years by the EFF, with accountability in only two.
Where dramatic political decisions meet reality – the ANC’s uphill battle against corruption – If you listen to the top six, they are determined to turn over a new leaf, draw a line in the sand, punish the corrupt and clean up the party’s ways. If only it was that easy…
Chief Justice Mogoeng says he is hands-off in alleged Goliath assassination plot investigation – Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has denied that he personally ordered extra security for Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath after an alleged assassination plot was uncovered.
Cautious Zondo sticks his neck out on Eskom (just a bit) – The long-suffering chairperson of the State Capture inquiry has begun to hint at what he may find in his final report.
Eskom forecast shows load-shedding for the next 3 months – Eskom is planning for electricity generation shortages of no less than 1,000MW every week over the next three months.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
This one trend is a good sign for South Africa’s property market – and for buyers – Prospective property buyers are looking online to see what they can afford, as they make the most of the lowest lending rate in recent years
Takealot targeted for its dominance in South Africa – The company has grown substantially over the past few years, aided by the success of its in-house delivery team which ensures quick turnaround times for online orders.
TikTok: ByteDance ‘to partner with Oracle’ in US after rejecting Microsoft bid – Oracle reported to be ‘technology partner’ after Donald Trump set a 15 September deadline for US businesses to stop dealing with Bytedance
Warmth shatters section of Greenland ice shelf – A big chunk of ice has just broken away from the Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf – 79N, or Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden – in north-east Greenland.
WORKING FROM HOME:
Working from home: The rise of the DIY office – People around the world scrambled to work from home when the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold.
The court case all dog owners in South Africa should know about – A new judgement from the Supreme Court of Appeal will have major implications on the rights and responsibilities of dog owners in South Africa.
US Open: Dominic Thiem defeats Alexander Zverev in epic men’s final – Thiem gives men’s tennis its first new Grand Slam champion in six years after epic encounter lasting four hours and two minutes. He joins Thomas Muster as the only Austrian to win a major title
SA’s George Coetzee wins Portugal Masters – George Coetzee secured his fifth European Tour title – and his first in Europe – after producing a short game masterclass to hold off a stellar chasing pack and win the Portugal Masters by two shots.
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