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Joint effort to address domestic animal challenges – Kouga residents have been asked to report problems related to stray or neglected domestic animals
Women on the Frontline – Live Tuesday 11th August – Join us on Tuesday, 11 August, when we chat to Sr Cathy Brown from the Department of Health, Dr Adi Schoeman, a medical practitioner from Patensie, and Nolusindiso Soul, one of almost 1 000 Kouga residents who have already beaten the disease.
Rip Curl E-Pro Round 4 Men and Round 1 Women Results – For South African surf fans, the action was fast and exciting for Round 4 of the men and Round 1 of the women’s events
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:\
East Cape virus spending tops R1bn – The Eastern Cape provincial government has spent more than a billion rand in the fight against the spread of Covid-19
Bhisho calls on whistleblowers to spill the beans on PPE corruption – The Eastern Cape Government has called on members of the public who may have information on corruption linked to the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment to come forward.
Bales of dagga found on PE freeway – Port Elizabeth police recovered three huge bales of dagga on the N2 freeway early on Monday morning.
Daily Covid-19 update: Slowdown in tests as 213 deaths reported – South Africa only reported an additional 3,740 confirmed Covid-19 cases on Monday – the lowest daily tally since late June.
Testing for Covid-19? All you need to know about antibody tests – The third in a series of expert advisories on how to respond to Covid-19 which will be published from time to time by Maverick Citizen.
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:
Fix South Africa or fix the ANC – Ramaphosa can’t do both – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s performance has been patchy. Health – good; securitisation – bad; economic relief – decent.
Prohibition: Social conservatism that’s shattering working-class lives – The consequences of prohibition include mounting commercial casualties that have helped land South Africa’s economy in the trauma unit.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
Eight hikers airlifted after being trapped by swollen river at Limietberg – The Wilderness Search And Rescue on Sunday rescued eight people who were hiking in the Limietberg and unable to return to their base camp due to a swollen river in the area.
WATCH | Metro policewomen do the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge – Members of eThekwini’s Metro Police joined in on the global trend and danced to Master KG’s renowned track Jerusalema on Monday.
Zimbabwe on the edge – Zimbabwe on the edge’, ‘Crisis in Zimbabwe’, ‘De facto state of emergency in Zimbabwe’ – these are not my words but the banner headlines on South African television news channels this week.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
Something Better Change: Gauteng ANC’s tentative steps towards accountability – After two weeks of multiple ANC PPE procurement scandals, the Gauteng ANC has taken decisions that will both infuriate and delight many.
DA’s Breytenbach demands answers on Public Protector Mkhwebane’s removal – DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach wants the Portfolio Committee on Justice to meet while Parliament is in recess.
ANC KZN tells branches to start preparing for 2021 local government elections – The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has instructed all its branches to start urgent preparations for the 2021 local government elections.
Ndabeni-Abrahams responds to uproar over image of old man ‘kneeling’ before her – Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams claims the picture of an old man kneeling before her was misinterpreted as the man is disabled and cannot walk.
‘It’s a shame, it’s a disgrace’ – Zizi Kodwa lashes out against ANC leaders accused of PPE corruption – Deputy state security minister Zizi Kodwa has come out strongly against corruption in the ANC, calling on the party to act decisively against it.
Church and families must step in to help halt ‘scary’ GBV stats, says Shamila Batohi – Shamila Batohi, the National Director for Public Prosecutions at the NPA, spoke to Daily Maverick’s Ferial Haffajee about how the criminal justice system has failed women
Men need to do more to ensure that women and children in South Africa have a future – I have the responsibility to teach my son values; how he ought to treat my wife and our daughter.
Court yet to decide how much Zuma should pay in defamation suit as Hanekom insists on R500k in damages – An oral hearing will determine how much former president Jacob Zuma will pay in damages to former minister Derek Hanekom for calling him a “known enemy agent”.
Justice minister Ronald Lamola appoints 29 magistrates across the country – Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has appointed 29 regional magistrates across the country.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
South Africa is in deep financial trouble – The South African government is spending nearly R50 billion a month more than what it collects in taxes, and the situation is getting worse.
Other than in the Western Cape, municipalities are failing miserably – And this was before the pandemic. It’s time to rethink local government in its entirety.
The concept of retirement has changed in South Africa – While retirement in its broadest sense represents a change in lifestyle in one way or another, the fact is, the traditional concept of retirement has changed significantly over the past few decades
Tobacco ban: Let’s call an end to this failed experiment – The tobacco ban is unsettling the nerves of many smokers in South Africa – and isn’t very healthy for the economy.
The spam you will get on a new SIM – Users of new SIM cards should only get marketing messages from their mobile operator, South African networks told MyBroadband.
Secret Service escorts Trump from press briefing after shooting outside White House – Donald Trump was abruptly escorted out of a press briefing by a Secret Service agent on Monday after an armed suspect was shot outside the White Househttps:
Explosion destroys Baltimore homes; at least 1 dead, children trapped – firefighters – A major gas explosion levelled three houses as it tore through a Baltimore neighbourhood on Monday, killing at least one person
Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage – Volunteers in Mauritius are scrambling to create cordons to keep leaking oil from a ship away from the island.
Lions less likely to attack cattle with eyes painted on backsides – study – In some cases, big cats, who are ambush predators, being seen by their prey can lead them to abandon the hunt.
Cyril Ramaphosa hails Brad Binder for lifting South African spirits – The stunning Czech MotoGP triumph of South African rookie Brad Binder at the weekend did not go unnoticed in the highest office in the African state.
American Morikawa on ‘cloud nine’ after historic PGA victory – The 23-year-old American fired a bogey-free 64 to emerge from a crowded leaderboard and win by two shots over Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey at TPC Harding Park.