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Hijacker arrested in Humansdorp – A swift response by Humansdorp police led to the arrest of a hijacking suspect and the recovery of stolen meat valued R 120 000.
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PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Eastern Cape health MEC’s staffer arrested for alleged drunk driving – A member of Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba’s staff was allegedly caught driving under the influence — in a car belonging to the department.
Andile Lungisa resigns as mayoral committee member in Nelson Mandela Bay – ANC strongman Andile Lungisa has opted to resign as a mayoral committee member in Nelson Mandela Bay, resulting in charges against him being dropped by the party.
511,485 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths climb to 8,366 – Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now a total of cases of 511,485 coronavirus in South Africa.
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:
Health experts slam calls for reintroduction of hard lockdown rules in Gauteng – Health experts have slammed the call made by the embattled Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku to reintroduce hard lockdown regulations
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
EXPLAINER | What the Supreme Court of Appeals judgment means for gun owners – The SCA in July set aside an interdict preventing police from demanding that gun owners, whose licences had expired, return their firearms to the state,
Stealing from your own people is a crime; stealing during the pandemic is a crime against humanity – There should be a place in jail for everyone who steals from their own people.
Illegal dog hunting syndicates intimidating North Coast farmers – Illegal dog hunting and associated betting syndicates are big business on the North Coast, with the sport believed to generate thousands of rands for dog owners.
OPINION | It is time for SADC states to break with Zimbabwe – It is time to stop turning a blind eye to what is going on in Zimbabwe, where the government has shown over and over that it is violent and willing to do anything to stay in power
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
South Africa on road to collapse unless ANC takes corrective action – There has never been greater urgency to enact long-delayed reforms to reverse state decline.
Under fire Deputy President David Mabuza ’home and well’, assures spokesperson – Deputy President David Mabuza is at home and well, his spokesperson assured South Africans on Sunday evening.
Gauteng govt tight-lipped on latest PPE tender corruption claims – The DA wants a snap parliamentary debate on the recent Covid-19 tender corruption involving ANC politicians.
IMF loan was a big mistake – SACP – Blade Nzimande, also Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, described the IMF’s R70-billion (US$4.3-billion) loan to South Africa as a grievous mistake.
Why we are losing the fight against crime – Despite transformation, the SAPS remains unresponsive to the major crime concerns of the majority of South Africans.
Diko’s Royal Bhaca paid R80m through front company – The Gauteng Department of Health has paid Royal Bhaca Projects at least R80 million for its personal protective equipment (PPE) services over the past two weeks
Adriaan Basson | Let’s not pretend to be surprised by the ANC’s tender corruption, please – Last week, the country was outraged about the latest allegations of tender corruption in Gauteng’s health department.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Auto-assessments for individual taxpayers kick off – More than 3 million taxpayers will have their tax returns filed by Sars on their behalf this year.
Sharing out the Steinhoff crumbs – For the intricate corporate artistry of it alone, the complex settlement deal announced last week deserves to succeed.
Economic meltdown: How to prevent the looming sovereign-debt crisis – A world debt crisis has been coming and the moment of reckoning has finally arrived. But what’s to be done?
Is the South African banking system really an ‘oligopoly’? – The ANC’s most recent economic treatise says SA’s banking system ‘can be characterised as oligopolistic’.
What you need to know about tax and work travel allowance in South Africa during Covid-19 – Covid-19 has far-reaching effects for the South African taxpayer and, unbeknown to many, may be silently increasing their tax liability for the 2021 year of assessment.
Apple wildfire: thousands ordered to evacuate as southern California blaze grows – Fire explodes in size as crews battle the flames in triple-digit heat in mountains east of Los Angeles
The South African tech company which doubled its share price during the lockdown – Alaris Holdings has achieved something special – it has doubled its share price since the lockdown started despite the gloomy economic outlook.
Nasa astronauts aboard SpaceX capsule make first splashdown in 45 years – Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley land off Florida after two-month voyage that was Nasa’s first crewed mission from home in nine years
Drama amongst 1995 Springboks over Francois Pienaar’s Black Lives Matter stance – Francois Pienaar’s decision to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter (BLM) at last month’s Solidarity Cup cricket match did not go down well with all of his 1995 World Cup-winning team-mates,
Israel Folau refuses to take a knee as the only player left standing before St Helens vs Catalans Dragons – Former Australian rugby union player remained standing as all over players on both teams and the officials took a knee before the Super League clash