Time for Level Three
Monday 18th May
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
Tests Conducted – 460873 | Positive Cases – 15515 | Recoveries – 7006 | Deaths – 264
PLEASE SAVE WATER!
Covid-19 Update #29 – RUNNER RAISES R150 829 FOR SEA VISTA FOOD RELIEF PROJECT – What started as a simple, fun idea ended in a great success with R150,849 raised for our local St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group
Day Zero Looms For Hankey & Patensie As Kouga Dam Drops Below 10% – Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks has urged residents of Hankey and Patensie to use water extremely sparingly
Kouga Council to consider payment relief for residents and business – The Kouga Council will be considering various payment relief options on municipal accounts to help businesses and residents whose income has been affected by the coronavirus crisis.
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
East London mom with stage 4 cancer beats coronavirus – Three weeks ago, East London mom Cheree McEwen was told that she’d contracted Covid-19 while undergoing surgery to remove more than 20 tumours from her body at Johannesburg’s Morningside Mediclinic.
Let’s pay companies R10,000 for each job saved: EC premier to Cyril Ramaphosa – For each job saved in manufacturing, the Eastern Cape provincial government will reward companies with R10,000.
SA records 3 more Covid-19 deaths, rising concern about Western Cape infections – The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa on Sunday night is 15,515 with 1,160 new cases identified in the last 24-hour cycle of testing.
Data lockdown: Tension simmers as questions are raised about access to Covid-19 information – Frustration is building among scientists over the government’s apparent lack of willingness to make key, detailed Covid-19 data accessible
Lockdown squabbling and false Covid-19 certainty will endanger us all – Responses to South Africa’s Covid-19 pandemic mitigation strategies from all quarters are growing ever more shrill and irrational
Ex-editors of SA Medical Journal slam alcohol ban, as industry says it was always irrational – Government’s claims that the prohibition on the formal sale of alcohol during the Covid-19 lockdown has reduced deaths and hospital emergencies are flawed,
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
UK duo’s illegal cross-border caper still a mystery, donate R15K each to SA fund – It is not known why two British citizens decided to ignore authorities and drive illegally into South Africa via the Eswatini (Swaziland) border post last month,
WATCH | South Africans cry with joy after landing back home – “It’s good … good to be home,” a South African said joyously on Sunday. And then the tears fell, like rain.
DA calls on Ramaphosa to make ‘tough decisions’ amid reports of scientific rebellion among advisers – In a statement, the DA expressed concern about Sunday reports hat the ministerial advisory committee (MAC) was in disagreement with government strategy
Treasury orders investigation into Joburg’s EFF-linked fleet contract – National Treasury has deemed a controversial City of Johannesburg fleet contract ‘irregular’
Public Protector confirms more than R200m squandered in Free State asbestos audit – A controversial contract to “audit and assess” houses with asbestos roofs in the Free State was awarded unlawfully
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Sars abuses wide powers of debt recovery – A win for a taxpayer as third party notice issued to bank for withdrawal of funds is declared unlawful.
The one job skill that stands out in South Africa’s deeply scarred labour market – The Covid-19 pandemic is leaving deep scars in South Africa’s labour market,
Glastonbury 5G report ‘hijacked by conspiracy theorists’ – Last month, the town council of Glastonbury in Somerset published a report calling for a government inquiry into the safety of 5G.
Space Plane: Mysterious US military aircraft launches – The US Air Force has successfully launched its Atlas V rocket, carrying a X-37B space plane for a secretive mission.
Steak and oysters … Quade Cooper and Sonny Bill Williams’ new diet regime – Former Wallaby Quade Cooper has revealed he and ex-All Black Sonny Bill Williams are only tucking into steak and oysters to keep themselves in top shape.
…Lost team rider and High Performance Surf Academy head coach Chad Du Toit lighting up the south coast before lockdown.
HAVE YOUR SAY – Jessica’s Blog:
5 Mind Blowing Benefits of CBD for Athletes – The latest sector taken over by CBD is the health and fitness industry.