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Tuesday 7th April
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
A thought for the most vulnerable members of our society – The impact that the Covid-19 lockdown is having on the most vulnerable members of our society, township pets cannot be underestimated or ignored.
LIVE | Covid-19 cases at 1 686 in SA, US deaths pass bleak 10 000 milestone – – Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.
Covid-19 cases rise to 1,686 in SA, with deaths now at 12 – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has updated the nation on the steady but not steep increase in the number of people confirmed to have the disease now, and one more person has died.
It’s a global crisis and SA doctors’ and nurses’ lives are on the line – The South African Department of Health finds itself being squeezed between a worldwide shortage of protective gear and healthcare workers threatening to down tools
Criminal charges opened against man who claimed Covid-19 swabs are contaminated – Criminal charges have formally been opened against a Cape Town man who claimed that the swabs used to test for Covid-19 were themselves contaminated with the coronavirus.
Public refusing Covid-19 tests due to fake news: – Many people don’t want to be tested for Covid-19 because of a “fake news” video saying that the swabs used to test for the illness are contaminated.
Other interesting news, articles & opinions
Don’t praise government fish for swimming – South Africa was in crisis before the emergence of Covid-19, with urgent intervention needed in improving infrastructure and support to reduce inequality.
#EarthCrimes: Digging dung during a global crisis – In the midst of one disaster we are launching our focus on another. Introducing #EarthCrimes – an effort to use some of our skills and resources to highlight environmental collapse.
Part One: Limpopo’s dirty great white elephant – Government’s plan to develop a R40bn Chinese-controlled energy and metallurgical industrial complex at the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone in Limpopo is founded on quicksand.
Decoding the Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill – The changes have already come into effect and run until the end of July.
Partnerships crucial to guide SA through storm – Banks, businesses, the government, regulators and the broader financial services sector needed to pull together in a constructive partnership to guide South Africa through “what will be an extremely difficult economic period,
SANBI scientists peek inside first South African Sars-CoV-2 Genome – the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and University of the Western Cape (UWC)’s South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) have sequenced the first Sars-Cov-2 genome in the country
All South Africans will now get daily SMSes about the coronavirus – and other new changes you should know – Icasa)has published new regulations for South Africa’s communications sector which aim to make information around the coronavirus more easily accessible.
DStv without a decoder – Standalone streaming service delayed – The service will allow users to stream DStv content without linking their account to an active decoder and satellite installation.
Fifa exco members took bribes for Qatar World Cup votes, US prosecutors allege – Prosecutors in New York have revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to Fifa executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.
In Covid-19 times, government’s power grab must be subject to expeditious and clearly defined oversight – The destruction of life that has been caused by Covid-19 prompted governments the world over to assume emergency powers.
Putting the spotlight on the global wildlife trade – Conservation experts say the coronavirus pandemic, which likely originated at a market selling wild animals in China, is a watershed moment for curbing the global wildlife trade