Thursday 19th March
No Load Shedding expected today
Soap Drive for the Informal Settlement – A drive to assist the less fortunate apply the basics to stop the spread of Covid-19
A Poem to ponder – What a Year this Week has been – Be encouraged
Stricter water controls mooted as dams start running dry – Stricter water restrictions could come into effect soon as the levels of Kouga’s supply dams continue to plummet.
Telephone and electronic contact urged as municipality restricts access to buildings – In line with national safety precautions against the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 Kouga Municipality would like to discourage residents from visiting municipal buildings.
PE, East Cape & Southern Coast
Tourists advised to postpone trips to Eastern Cape – The Eastern Cape Park’s and Tourism Agency has asked those who have booked into tourism establishments to postpone their trips
Suspect shot after high-speed chase in PE – A high-speed chase and shootout between police and suspects ended with one suspect dead and another arrested in Port Elizabeth
CORONAVIRUS: DAILY DIGEST #2 – South Africa adjusts to a pandemic
Covid-19 State of Disaster vs State of Emergency: What’s the difference? – The decision to declare a national State of Disaster came at Sunday’s Cabinet meeting that, Daily Maverick is told, also seriously considered a State of Emergency.
Jail time for coronavirus fake news, bars must close at 18:00 and beware coronavirus cyber attacks – The total number of positive coronavirus cases in the country rose to 116 as of Wednesday. – Here are our top stories for the day:
All bars, shebeens and some restaurants must close at 18:00 under strict new state rules – With immediate effect, all establishments – including bars, clubs, shebeens and restaurants must close at 18:00 ….
CORONAVIRUS OP-ED – A time for strategic leadership as the world faces an unprecedented crisis
The Estina Dairy Project’s Banks – Part One – The infamous Estina Vrede Dairy Project was supposed to direct public funds to ‘empower’ indigent Free State farmers and develop local agriculture.
Your questions answered: Yes, Eskom has a coronavirus plan – While businesses, learning institutions and event organisers brace for Covid-19, power utility Eskom says it also has an action plan.
High Court to hear application to have Dutch arms dealer Kouwenhoven deported – Augustinus Petrus Kouwenhoven, 75, is wanted in the Netherlands, where he faces a 19-year jail sentence for crimes against humanity
Sudden recall of China’s ambassador to SA raises questions, offers few answers – Outspoken ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, has been ordered back to Beijing next week,
We don’t respond to EFF actions – FW de Klerk Foundation – This comes after the EFF’s Marshall Dlamini laid charges of hate speech against De Klerk at the Cape Town Police Station on Sunday.
Business, Money & The Economy
RIP: Tito Mboweni’s 2020/21 Budget, gone the way of the dodo – Is Covid-19 an ‘extinction-level event’? Well, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2020/21 Budget has now gone the way of the dodo and the dinosaurs. It can officially be declared extinct.
World markets tumble as recession fears eclipse stimulus – Global stock and oil markets plunged on Wednesday, as vast stimulus measures failed to offset heightened concerns that the worsening coronavirus outbreak will tip the world into a deep downturn,
Rand hits over R17 to the dollar as it faces weakest close on record – South Africa’s rand breached its weakest closing level on record on Wednesday as investors priced in the probability of a central-bank rate cut amid the global risk sell-off.
How the economy could emerge stronger from Covid-19 – If South Africa doesn’t waste a good crisis
Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day – The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 – the biggest increase since the outbreak.
We clearly state the limits of our unlimited data products – Rain CEO – Rain has launched a new “unlimited” 4G data product, offering subscribers a 10Mbps service with low-resolution video streaming (360p) for R479 per month.
Our Super Rugby XV of the season (to date) – It’s only seven rounds of ‘evidence’ to go on, but with the season’s resumption increasingly unlikely, we’ve determined our line-up.
South African golfer tests positive for coronavirus – Unheralded South African golfer Victor Lange has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the PGA Tour said in a statement on Wednesday.
Interim body tasked with tackling gender-based violence and femicide is law unto itself – A well-planned and coordinated response to gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in South Africa is vital to change the trajectory of the country.
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