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JBay’s Matt McGillivray Scores Runner-Up Finish – JBay’s top professional surfer Matt McGillivray ended up a very impressive runner up in the first of the Australian Grand Slam of Surfing events
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Living on a prayer: Devastating water outages cause panic in Nelson Mandela Bay – A day after water was restored to Nelson Mandela Bay after extended outages that left some households without any water for more than a week,
Red Cross appeals for water donations in Nelson Mandela Bay – The South African Red Cross Society in the Nelson Mandela Metro is appealing for water donations to assist in providing relief to areas affected by the recent shutdown of water reservoirs.
Municipal official bust ‘hiring hitmen to kill his manager’ ahead of fraud trial – A 41-year-old municipal official has appeared in court for allegedly plotting the murder of a municipal manager, who is a witness in his fraud case in the Eastern Cape.
Five reasons people stopped listening to Covid-19 modellers: PANDA’s Krige, Hudson – Flawed Covid-19 models have fed into government policy, with devastating consequences for the economy.
Covid-19: Less than 1 000 new cases recorded in SA – Less than 1 000 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the country on Monday, said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:
Ramaphosa to discuss possible easing of lockdown regulations with Nedlac, PCC – The presidency said this would be a follow-up to the meeting convened by the President on 13 August where social partners tabled proposals.
Expert on how South Africa’s level 1 lockdown could work – Professor Salim Abdool Karim says that South Africa should be able to ease a number of restrictions when government announces a move to a level 1 lockdown.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
‘Iran plot’ to assassinate US ambassador to South Africa met with scepticism – South African intelligence does not think there is a ‘discernible threat’ by Iran to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa,
KZN driver lucky to be alive after falling branch almost impales him – A KwaZulu-Natal man is counting his blessings after he was nearly impaled when a tree branch smashed through his windscreen in the Midlands on Sunday.
Gangs in Kenya and South Africa target children for recruitment during lockdown – As Kenya and South Africa went into hard lockdowns in March 2020, schools were shut down and schoolgoing children left idle.
What’s the link between cannabis and endangered tortoises? The rise of corrupt, organised gangs in Madagascar – The smuggling of two of the world’s most endangered species, radiated and ploughshare tortoises – both classified as critically endangered – is intimately linked to Madagascar’s cannabis trade
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:.
Parliament to consider action against EFF over Sona disruption – Chickens are coming home to roost for the EFF as its MPs face up to disrupting the state of the nation address (Sona) over the presence of former apartheid president FW de Klerk
‘Keep a close eye’ on UK’s R50m donation Corruption Watch urges – On receiving the UK donation, Pandor’s spokesperson Clayson Monyela said no direct commentary on protecting the funds from looting was made.
Eskom submits supplementary tariff application to Nersa – Consumers to pay more, correcting unlawful decision.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
The house you can afford on the average South African salary right now – The bond that prospective South African homeowners can afford will depend on a number of factors, including their actual take-home pay as well …..
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
Why you can’t find Netflix’s new R39-per-month package – Netflix recently confirmed that it is testing two new mobile subscription plans in South Africa.
TikTok: YouTube launches rival to be tested in India – YouTube has announced it will test a beta version of its new TiktTok rival in India.
US West Coast fires: Trump fans flames of climate row in California – President Trump has dismissed concerns over climate change on a visit to fire-ravaged California, telling an official there it would “start getting cooler”.
Brexit: internal market bill passes by 77 votes amid Tory party tension – 30 Tory MPs abstain and two vote against controversial bill which will break international law
The Amazon rainforest is on fire again, – Some of these fires are huge, stretching as far as the eye can see in every direction
Monday Scramble: Top 10 favorites for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot – Mirim Lee wins a dramatic ANA Inspiration, the Great Wall of Dinah becomes a story, Stewart Cink busts an 11-year drought, the U.S. Open heads to Winged Foot
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