PE, East Cape & Southern Coast
Bathers caught in rip at Plettenberg Bay – Father gets into difficulties assiting son caught in Rip
Graaff-Reinet celebrates as Nqweba Dam fills up – Graaff-Reinet residents rushed to the Nqweba Dam on Sunday as it finally began filling after being dry for almost a year
More bombs found in Uitenhage dam – Eastern Cape police have confirmed that three more devices, including a mortar bomb, were found in the Strelitzia Dam in Uitenhage.
South Africa & African Continent
30 years since Mandela’s release: Historic moment to be marked with string of events – February 11 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of former president Nelson Mandela who was jailed for 27 years following his arrest in 1962
How much you should be paying your domestic worker in 2020 – Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has issued a stern warning to employers about the mistreatment of domestic workers.
‘I can’t wait to drive past my ex in my new car’: R114m Powerball winner – A mother of four from Soweto, who struggled to make ends meet and was dumped because she did not have a fancy job
Hungry Zimbabwe and the scorpion in the sink – It’s fair to say that Zimbabwe is again in a state of deep failure.
SAA pilots hope airline will be saved – but if that fails, there’s always the Middle East – If it takes job cuts to make SAA sustainable, the state-owned airline’s pilots could find alternative opportunities in a region like the Middle East
People are scared to fly SAA – This is why – South African travellers are reluctant to fly with South African Airways, according to local travel agencies.
Court: Eskom has a case, but it’s not urgent – Utility argued that the country’s finances could collapse if tariff increases aren’t granted.
Former head of procurement at SAA Technical remains defiant about dodgy tender dealings – A contract which will end up costing SAA R1.8bn is in the spotlight at the Zondo Commission this week.
Peddling hope between a rock and a hard place – It’s unclear if on Thursday night President Cyril Ramaphosa will do more than spin hope.
Stealing the SONA spotlight might not work for Malema this time – – This week’s SONA will be a major test for both President Cyril Ramaphosa and EFF leader Julius Malema.
Mkhwebane explains previously investigated Mosebenzi Zwane’s presence at her 50th birthday – The public protector assured the country that no conflict of interest would arise from her birthday party at the weekend.
Palestine hails Cyril Ramaphosa, SA for ‘unwavering support’ – The embassy of Palestine in South Africa on Monday expressed gratitude to president Cyril Ramaphosa “for his moral stand”
Business, Money & The Economy
Powers of subpoena, search and seizure will boost auditing regulator’s reach – CEO – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is set to introduce a draft amendment bill to Parliament to give auditing watchdog the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors increased powers
Investment scams pop up like mushrooms – Dubious investment schemes emerge faster than the authorities can close them down.
US charges four Chinese military officers over huge hack – The US has charged four Chinese military officers over the huge cyber-attack on credit rating giant Equifax.
Donald Trump’s Pentagon budget bolsters nuclear weapons, weapons research – U.S. President Donald Trump’s $740.5 billion defense budget request sent to Congress on Monday includes more money for nuclear weapons
Coronavirus live updates: two senior Hubei officials sacked as deaths pass 1,000 – latest news – Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home and nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live
Super Rugby XV of the week: Supreme Sharks, Nyakane power – Given how brilliantly they performed in Dunedin, it’s little surprise the Durbanites dominate our selections.
Super Rugby round 2 gold goes to … Aphelele Fassi – Several Sharks players sizzled in Dunedin on Friday … but fullback Fassi, by my book, best exemplified the stated commitment of new head coach Sean Everitt
This & That
Alarm over collapse of chinstrap penguin numbers – Global heating suspected to be behind sharp decline in populations across Antarctic islands
Inside the R9.7-billion hydrogen-powered superyacht that Bill Gates did not buy – The Guardian reported that the Microsoft founder Bill Gates has commissioned a R9.7-billion ($644 million) hydrogen-powered superyacht, complete with an infinity pool, helipad, spa, and gym.
Two more happy dogs, released from their chains today! – We wish everyone could see the excitement of dogs once their tethers have been removed.
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