Wear your mask in public and PLEASE SAVE WATER
Monday 6th July
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
Tests Conducted – 1 830 161 | Positive Cases – 196750 | Recoveries – 93315 | Deaths – 3199
PLEASE SAVE WATER!
A Word of CAUTION – Please STOP. Life is slow and safe in St Francis Bay so please keep it that way.
Water drive for Hankey and Patensie – ouga Municipality is collecting bottled water for residents from Hankey and Patensie.
Hankey SMMES benefit from ground-breaking project – History is being made in the Gamtoos Valley where ten local SMMEs have been employed by Kouga Municipality to build temporary shelters
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE AND SOUTHERN CAPE:
SANDF nurses, doctors arrive in Eastern Cape to bolster Covid-19 fight – The defence force has deployed 52 health care workers to the Eastern Cape.
Covid-19 infections rise to 196,750 in SA – Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that there had been 8,773 new infections over the past 24-hour cycle.
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:
ConCourt dismisses case by Helen Suzman Foundation for direct access – The Constitutional Court has dismissed yet another application for direct access in a case related to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The 100-day cigarette ban: A story of Trojans, bone collectors and chancers – It has been 100 days since the lockdown and the effective banning of the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products in South Africa.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
Kruger, Cape Town crack nod on global post-shutdown tourist wish list – Popular tourist attractions the Kruger National Park and Cape Town have been included in a list of the 50 most popular global destinations people want to visit post-lockdown.
Virus outbreak claims 45 puppies at police K9 academy – Forty-five puppies have died due to a parvovirus outbreak at the SAPS K9 Academy for dog training and breeding in Gauteng.
Mask factory helps flatten the jobless and Covid-19 curves – Out of hard lockdown, a business was born in Alexandra that is helping 25 people put food on the table for their families.
Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy – “We got our independence but the white man never gave us knowledge on how to run our economy,”
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
Cabinet reshuffle to remove ‘untouchables’ like NDZ and Cele could backfire – A possible Cabinet reshuffle motivated more by ANC politics than governance issues could backfire on President Cyril Ramaphosa, warned political experts.
Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng hardest hit by Covid-19 infections in schools – Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng are the three provinces which recorded the highest number of positive cases of Covid-19 in schools.
VBS theft – the case against Limpopo ANC’s Danny Msiza and Florence Radzilani – Compelling evidence suggests that both Msiza and Radzilani played a pivotal part in the VBS Mutual Bank theft.\
‘We must bow out with pride,’ says VBS boss Tshifhiwa Matodzi – In an exclusive interview, the man charged with orchestrating the pillage that led to VBS Mutual Bank’s ruin, claimed he is the victim of powerful political forces
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Covid-19: Salary cuts and tax impact – Unlike public sector entities, most private sector companies have been forced to reduce their salary bills in order to keep the doors open
How much money you would have now if you invested R1,000 in these companies on 1 January – Markets across the world plummeted in February and March as the COVID-19 pandemic caused panic among traders and investors.
Know your rights when it comes to SARS collecting tax debts – Given the current economic climate and the revenue shortfall SARS will be looking at all avenues to collect taxes due,
Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border – he border between Australia’s two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), is to close after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Melbourne.
THIS & THAT:
‘Not a great weekend,’ says Hamilton after triple Austria penalty – Lewis Hamilton admitted it “was not a great weekend” after he finished fourth in the Austrian Grand Prix and saw six drivers opt out of taking a knee in support of his anti-racism initiative.