Nice to have a little more freedom with Level 3
Tuesday 2nd June
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
Tests Conducted – 742742 | Positive Cases – 34357 | Recoveries – 17291 | Deaths – 705
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Kouga Traffic Re-Opens for License Re-newals and Registration – The Kouga Traffic Department in Humansdorp has re-opened for driving and motor vehicle licence renewals and registrations.
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
WATCH: Port Elizabeth-born Belinda Davids stuns Britain’s Got Talent judges – It was a proud moment for Port Elizabeth born singer Belinda Davids who appeared on the reality TV show, Britain’s Got Talent, in an episode that aired on Saturday night in the UK.
In Eastern Cape, more than 20,000 still await their Covid-19 results – Logistical problems have led to no test kits for coronavirus infections being delivered to Eastern Cape laboratories where test results are lagging by up to three weeks.
Here are the updated rules for South African schools – including return dates and new forms – The Department of Basic Education has published a new directive that provides further clarity on the new academic calendar for schools in South Africa.
Covid-19: SA death toll passes 700, cases increase to more than 34,000 – An additional 1,674 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in SA in the last 24 hours.
Isolate the sick and elderly to avoid deaths: Zweli Mkhize – With one in every nine people in the Western Cape testing positive for Covid-19, the province could soon quarantine those who live in high-risk areas and are at risk of complications.
Lockdown: Public still trusts Ramaphosa, but NDZ not so much, according to latest research – President Cyril Ramaphosa has the highest level of trust among South Africans, while Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma the highest distrust,
Ramaphosa calls 11 lockdown deaths and 230,000 arrests an act of ‘over-enthusiasm’ – really! – There is a breathtaking level of police violence in South Africa, and only Kenya and Nigeria have seen more people killed.
Reopening places of worship is a serious public health concern – Allowing religious gatherings of up to 50 people at Alert Level 3 risks setting back South Africa’s Covid-19 response.
BATSA wants court case on banning of cigarettes heard on June 22 – British American Tobacco SA, Japan Tobacco International SA and eight others with an interest in the industry on Monday served notice on the government
Fear of a return to level 5 prompts liquor stockpiling ‘just in case’ – Patrons eager to quench their thirsts after two liquorless months during stages 4 and 5 of the lockdown on Monday said they would stockpile booze to ensure they did not run out again.
Fishing allowed along with hunting and game drives in Level 3 – department – Fishing, hunting as well as self-drive visits to game reserves and national parks are permitted under lockdown Level 3, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries said on Monday.
South Africans beware – Crime surge expected during level 3 lockdown – South Africans should expect a spike in crime during COVID-19 alert level 3.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
Thieves tunnel into Joburg liquor store to steal alcohol worth R300 000 – Thieves tunnelled through a concrete floor to rob a Shoprite Liquorshop in Newtown Junction, Johannesburg.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
Government paid R105m for official funerals in just two years: De Lille – R35.7m spent on funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
No way, says IRR after council member tweets ‘black people were better off under apartheid’ – The institute’s CEO has reminded the country that the past definitely stank even more than it does today.
New, but still old SAA waits in the wings at the cost of R4.6bn – To launch the new airline, government will shell out at least R4.6-billion, according to the SAA draft business rescue plan.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Here is the official petrol price for June – The Department of Energy has announced the official fuel price changes for June 2020, showing a sharp increase for motorists.
Judgment reserved in DA fight against transformation criteria for government relief – The DA has argued that government needs to consider the financial status of companies applying for Covid-19 relief and not use broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) criteria to determine who gets funding.
FNB really wants you to draw cash at tills – FNB has dropped fees on all accounts for the withdrawal of cash at partner retailers from July 1. And keeps all monthly account fees unchanged.
Hong Kong police ban Tiananmen memorial vigil, citing Covid-19 – Announcement means event will not be held for first time since massacre in 1989
Coronavirus latest: at a glance – A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak
Trudeau says Russia won’t be included in the G7 – despite Trump’s call – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that Russia will not be included in the Group of 7 nations, disagreeing with US President Donald Trump
Facebook staff anger over Trump post – Facebook staff have spoken out against the tech giant’s decision not to remove or flag a controversial post by US President Donald Trump last week.
Hansie’s brother posts emotional tribute on 18-year anniversary of former Proteas skipper’s death – Hansie Cronje’s brother Frans has posted an emotional tribute to the late former Proteas captain.