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Covid-19 Update #9 – Stay entertained during lockdown – Updates on the lockdown, virus and life in St Francis
St Francis Bay fronts up to a new crisis – St Francis Bay, where raging fires have destroyed dozens of houses over the years, is no stranger to a crisis — or to its people joining hands to overcome adversity.
In a national address, Ramaphosa announces mass screening and testing campaign – President Cyril Ramaphosa urges people to adhere to lockdown regulations as 10,000 field workers are due to go door-to-door to screen residents.
Entertainment – Movies, series and live shows to watch during lockdown
WRAP | 3 die of coronavirus, police ‘kill man buying beer’, army slammed for ‘brutality’ – Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.
The dark past of SA’s armed forces casts a shadow over their lockdown actions – The SANDF and SAPS leadership should take action against members who assault and torture civilians during the Covid-19 lockdown.
LOCKDOWN | Cops, metro cop face 3 counts of murder and other serious charges – Since South Africa was placed under lockdown four days ago, police officers are facing three counts of murder and other serious charges
Other interesting news, articles & opinions
Police rescue 14 workers who were locked in Durban factory and forced to make masks, owner arrested – Several consumer complaints against a Durban business resulted in the arrest of the owner and the rescue of 14 workers who were locked in a factory and forced to make masks for six days.
‘IronMom’ takes on extraordinary challenge for disabled friend – On Sunday, she raised R85,000 when, with grit and determination, she and husband and coach Jean, 41, simulated the triathlon at home
Environment Minister asks court to overturn NPA and Barnabas Xulu’s appointment in R128m US restitution settlement order – The US court order appointed the NPA and attorney Barnabas Xulu as ‘implementing agents’ in the settlement.
Apply for your workers’ UIF payments – labour department – Employers have been urged to apply for UIF onbehalf of their employees furloughed during the lockdown, as this will ensure the system isn’t overburdened
Gloves, masks and protective gowns are Solidarity Fund’s priority – Just a week after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the formation of a Solidarity Fund to cushion the blow caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, it has raised over R500 million.
Naspers commits R1.5 billion in aid to fight Covid-19 in South Africa – The group will contribute R 00 million to the Solidarity Response Fund announced by president Cyril Raaphosa last week.
Digital privacy during a global emergency – The state’s first move to use phone tracking to fight Covid-19 lacks key details and safeguards against abuse.
Netflix bitrate reduction in South Africa – What it really means – Netflix has announced that it will reduce the bitrate of its video streams in South Africa to help ease congestions on local networks.
Coronavirus fake news: How the British government misled the public for weeks – The UK authorities told the public at least eight times from January to March that coronavirus posed a “very low” or “low” risk,
3 of Danie Gerber’s 1981 Springbok teammates test positive for coronavirus – report – According to a report, three more of the Springboks’ 1981 squad have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid – A breathing aid that can help keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care has been created in under a week.
Looking for an easy bread recipe? Try Agege bread – Sdu Gerasch of Gerasch Bakery says Agege bread is her current favourite bread to bake. “It’s really easy to bake,” she said.
Antarctica: what it means when the coldest place on Earth records an unprecedented heatwave – Antarctica’s weather has worldwide impacts and can be a ‘canary in the mine’ for patterns of change elsewhere