Wear your mask in public and PLEASE SAVE WATER
Monday 29th June
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
Tests Conducted – 1 567 084 | Positive Cases – 138134 | Recoveries – 68925 | Deaths – 2456
PLEASE SAVE WATER!
Is it the quiet before the storm? Seems a sparsity of news today, could it be the weather??
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE AND SOUTHERN CAPE:
Nelson Mandela Bay: Govt should consider Level 4 for metro, says acting mayor – Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Thsonono Buyeye says government must consider a Level 4 lockdown in the city.
Two in court over R173 000 Port Elizabeth abalone bust – Two men are expected to appear in court after they were allegedly found in possession of illegal abalone, valued at more than R100 000.
Eastern Cape healthcare has collapsed: ‘Sick people are fighting each other’ – The Eastern Cape healthcare system has collapsed, say doctors and healthcare workers who are employed in the province.
Eastern Cape education MEC fears 16 runaway pupils will spread coronavirus – fears that 16 pupils who escaped from Makaula Senior Secondary School before getting their Covid-19 coronavirus test results – some of which came back positive – could infect more people.
‘Equitable access’ the main concern in race for Covid-19 vaccine – It seems science will succeed, but will politics hinder equitable access to the forthcoming Covid-19 vaccine?
Daily Covid-19 update: Gauteng’s surge is here, says Health department – 1,567,084 tests have been completed in total, of which 38,075 new tests are reported as Gauteng gears up to experience a surge in new cases.
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:
Mbalula slams Santaco’s call for taxis to operate at full capacity – Transport minister, Fikile Mbalula, has slammed the decision by the South African National Taxi Association to allow taxis to operate at 100% from Monday.
Tobacco ban: Try to explain ‘rational’ to an addict – Providing a ‘rational’ justification for withholding a tobacco addict’s fix (or tripling its price) by saying that doing so is rational is like shouting at a newborn baby to stop crying.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
How a Tshwane family blew R5.7m UIF cash meant for 1,400 workers – Beneficiary of fraud payout tried to spend it on new tombstones
Big online shopping delivery problems in South Africa – Takealot, OneDayOnly, and Loot affected – Some of South Africa’s largest ecommerce platforms have struggled to keep up with customer demand in recent weeks.
‘Many dead’ in fourth raid on Mozambique’s Mocimboa da Praia – Helicopter gunships flown by private contractors retaliate after insurgents launch a multi-pronged offensive in Cabo Delgado province.
Lazarus Chakwera, ex-preacher turned Malawi’s new president – Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera is a former evangelical preacher who says he ventured into politics to answer God’s call.
My sixteenth arrest: The struggle continues – This was simply a continuation of the Tanzanian state’s harassment and intimidation of opposition members and leaders.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
Public enterprises dept withdraws from SAA’s restructuring forum – The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) says the Leadership Consultative Forum has not served its purpose.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Government isn’t budging on salary increases for public sector workers – There are 1.2 million public sector workers including doctors, nurses, teachers, police, correctional services officers, and workers in three spheres of government.
Winter has come for South African consumers – and it could last for years – The report indicates that the impact of Covid-19 on consumer finances will carry on for a significant period of time, months and in some cases, years.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:
8 important keyboard shortcuts everyone should know – Swiftly navigate your way around your computer with these amazing keyboard shortcuts that will save you on time.
Millions of South Africans are signed up for WASPs – Mobile networks – Millions of South Africans subscribe to WASPs and these services continue to grow in popularity, according to local mobile networks.
VP Pence: Deferring to States on COVID-19 Response Has Been Right Action – Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday hailed “the principle of federalism” in fighting COVID-19 despite recent spikes in southern states that had a short lockdown and a quick reopening.
Coronavirus: ‘Swift and dangerous turn’ in Texas cases, says governor – The spread of coronavirus infections has taken a “swift and very dangerous turn” in the US state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has warned.
‘Fit as a butcher’s dog’, UK PM does press ups to show coronavirus recovery – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did some press ups to show he was “as fit as a butcher’s dog”
THIS & THAT:
Should we cull one species to save another? – Large mice are devastating rare birds on a tiny island, now moves are afoot to exterminate the rodents
Hey, You! Rolling Stones warn Trump of legal action over song use – British rock legends The Rolling Stones have threatened legal action against Donald Trump for the US president’s use of their song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at campaign rallies.
‘Mr Fixit’ Jake White hopes spending spree can lift Bulls from doldrums – Rugby World Cup winning coach Jake White has embarked on the biggest modern-era South African spending splurge as he seeks to make the Bulls a powerhouse again.