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We are not ignoring the Spit breach catastrophe but rather ascertaining the facts for there are already too many uninformed comments on social media without adding to misinformation. Laws exist that sometimes prevent what needs to be done. More later.
Publishing tomorrow – The West Wind Second Edition – Don’t miss it!
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Experts rushed to Eastern Cape town to prevent mass Covid-19 outbreak – Teams of experts and tracers have arrived in Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape where a huge outbreak of Covid-19 infections has been traced back to a school.
PE fugitive back behind bars after nearly a year on the run – A Port Elizabeth woman who was a fugitive from justice for nearly a year is back behind bars.
Daily Covid-19 update: 13 more deaths on Level 1 eve, world nears 1m fatalities – Globally, the pandemic has killed at least 957,948 people in the world since emerging in China late last year and more than 30.8 million people have been infected.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
Who tracked top detective Kinnear’s phone up to the minute he was gunned down? – The cellphone of murdered Anti-Gang Unit member Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear was tracked on the day of his murder from 8am until 3.25pm.
‘No-one deserves to die like that’: How slain detective Charl Kinnear was left exposed – Why was top gang buster’s security removed, widow asks after grisly killing
Tito’s pilchards and pap has Twitter in stitches… again – With pilchards being such a hot political potato (with or without extra garlic), many South Africans saw the lighter side of the tweets and turned their attention to the minister’s choice of delicacies, again.
Weapons and ammunition found in unoccupied section of Bara hospital – An assortment of weapons was found in one of the unoccupied doctors’ quarters at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
Man arrested for KZN double farm murder – A 29-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of a KwaZulu-Natal couple at a farm in Normandien, near Newcastle.
WATCH | Elephants, giraffes at Zim nursery join ‘Jerusalema’ challenge – Animals are the latest to join in on the human fun that is the Jerusalema dance challenge.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
The struggle to save the ANC from itself continues – with no visible results – In August, the ANC’s top officials declared that party members implicated in corruption must ‘step aside’.
Patricia De Lille responds to new tender row – The minister of public works and infrastructure, Patricia De Lille is embroiled in a fresh tender row which has resulted in growing calls for her to be fired.
SARS hits Guptas with major tax bill and unearths R105m in mystery payments – A tax audit has pried open new details of the money laundering structure used by the crime family to fund the infamous wedding in Sun City with cash from the Estina dairy project.
New York court grants IDC access to Gupta financial records from 17 international banks – IDC succeeds in obtaining crucial access to financial records relating to the Gupta family in New York.
Public enterprises promises to fund SAA restructuring, but DA doubts it – The public enterprises department (DPE) said on Friday the government will reprioritise funds to finalise the restructuring of SAA and the implementation of the airline’s business rescue plan.
Gordhan’s budget commitment for SAA questioned – Civil servant pensions targeted for short-term loans.
Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter releases explosive report about corruption, nepotism, and victimisation – An explosive report in respect of unproven allegations of corruption, nepotism and victimisation orchestrated against COO Jan Oberholzer on social media and other platforms.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Leaked FinCEN files show how banks, including SA institutions, enabled flow of dirty money – Several global banks moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds during nearly two decades, despite warnings
Covid-inspired Vitamin C boom lifts SA citrus exports – Along with masks, hand sanitisers and Zoom, vitamin C is a product in red-hot demand because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
LISTEN! Edward Zuma partner Yusuf Kajee: how SA tobacco trade really works #BestofBizNews – Edward Zuma, Yusuf Kajee and the other players in SA’s tobacco industry
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
WeChat: Judge blocks US attempts to ban downloads of Chinese app – A judge has blocked a US government attempt to ban the Chinese messaging and payments app, WeChat.
Two missing after flash floods in southern France – Two people were missing in southern France on Sunday after flash floods caused by storms that dumped a year’s worth of rainfall in parts of the Cevennes hills north of Montpellier.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has far-reaching implications for US democracy – One does not need to be a rocket scientist to work out what happens next in a country already sitting on a ticking time bomb of multiple tensions.
Supreme court: Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of abuse of power – Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg rocks presidential race. Trump will pick woman; McConnell promises vote
The 10 most popular estates in South Africa to retire to – New data from analytics group Lightstone shows which estates in South Africa are drawing the most retirees.
Climate Week: World split on urgency of tackling rising temperatures, global poll shows – There’s growing concern among citizens all over the world about climate change, according to a new global poll.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN:
‘He’s never going to stop’: This is just the beginning of the DeChambeau revolution – A trophy – even the 8 ½-pound sterling silver one from 1895 – is merely a byproduct of all that hard work.
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