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Exciting new concept in dining and shopping to open soon in Cape St Francis – Last week a post on a local WhatsApp group lit up when notice of an application for a liquor License appeared on the group
Monster Combo Round One Voting Opens – Time to get out of the kitchen as things are heating up in Round one of the Monster Combo.
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Determined PE man sees again after cornea transplant quest – It took determination and resilience, relentless phone calls and a lot of research, but this week a young Nelson Mandela Bay man, Aphiwe Mene, could see again
Drunk health department official driving state vehicle must face music – The EFF in the Eastern Cape wants stringent action to be taken against a provincial health department official who allegedly blacked out behind the wheel of a state vehicle
Just 888 new Covid-19 cases in SA in past 24 hours, with eight deaths – Just eight Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in the past 24-48 hours, the health ministry said on Monday.
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:
South Africa’s state of disaster is set to end this week – but another extension looms – South Africa’s state of disaster is set to end this week – but another extension looms
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
South Africa’s acting ambassador to Sudan accused in assassination and murder plot – The acting ambassador’s husband allegedly hired hitmen to kill the embassy’s intelligence officer — and to murder two local women as ‘training’.
Parktown Boys High principal sacked over drowning death of pupil – He was found guilty of being responsible for the Grade 8 pupils to go on an excursion to Nyathi Bush and River Break
WATCH: Two treated for smoke inhalation as fire breaks out at Cape Gate Medi Clinic Hospital – Two people have been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out on the first floor of the Cape Gate Medi Clinic hospital on Monday night.
Blow to 10,000-strong Cape gang as leader and lieutenants sentenced to life behind bars – While The Terrible Josters leader Horatio ‘Voudie’ Solomon did not directly commit the crimes of murder and attempted murder, he was handed a life sentence
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
Signs of war on the ANC horizon as Fikile Mbalula savages Ace Magashule’s foot soldiers – It is usually surprising to see people in the same political party referring to each other as “thugs”, though not entirely unexpected to those following the latter-day ANC.
Carl Niehaus tells ‘factory fault’ Mbalula to ‘retract and apologise’ for MKMVA tweets – Maphatsoe has called Mbalula ‘a factory fault’ for claiming the MK vet lost his arm from cowardice, not in a fight against apartheid.
‘We are ready to defend Zuma,’ says brother who wants to speak to Zondo – The brother of former president Jacob Zuma wants a slot at the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture
Deputy police commissioner in court on fraud charges over R191m tender – She was arrested on Monday morning after her regular morning jog, and police also seized her BMW X5.
Zwane struggles to explain poor procurement processes in 2010 Free State housing project – Former Free State Human Settlements MEC Mosebenzi Zwane faced tough questions over questionable procurement processes followed by his department for the approval of contractors
Man accused of murdering Senekal farmer was arrested 16 times: Bheki Cele – The other suspect has been arrested twice before, police minister confirms
Cele met with Malema, will soon meet Groenewald to ‘ensure peace prevails’ – Speaking at the launch of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)’s new hotline, Cele said he will visit Horner’s family before the court appearance on Friday.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
The South African economic tragedy – A case of an unfavourable time, bad politics and poor leadership has made catching up to the global economy improbable.
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
The new plan to make major DStv sports free to watch – The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has proposed new rules which would force DStv to make certain sports free-to-air to address the public interest.
Rain’s fall from grace – Rain used to be a consumer champion with high customer satisfaction rates, but it has now been rated the worst service provider in South Africa
New letter to government calls for changes to South Africa’s travel rules – here’s what it says – The Western Cape government says that it has received several complaints from business executives and immigration attorneys around South Africa’s level 1 travel regulations.
Boris Johnson unveils three-tier Covid restrictions for England – PM indicates large parts of north could follow Liverpool city region into highest level of restrictions
US ELECTIONS 2020:
Trump back on campaign trail in Florida – President Donald Trump has returned to the campaign trail less than two weeks after testing positive for coronavirus.
SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT:
German ship completes historic Arctic expedition – The German Research Vessel Polarstern has sailed back into its home port after completing a remarkable expedition to the Arctic Ocean.
Chasing The Sun: Mapimpi’s wrist band message inspired by a very personal experience – When Makazole Mapimpi scored the first of a hat trick of tries in a World Cup warm-up game against Japan, he revealed a message on his left wrist strapping that read: NENE R.I.P.
Explosive De Villiers helps Bangalore thrash Kolkata in IPL – The evening belonged to the 36-year-old South African, who scored his third IPL half-century of the season to go past 3 000 runs in the T20 tournament.