PLEASE SAVE WATER
Tuesday 7th July
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
Tests Conducted – 1 830 111 | Positive Cases – 205721 | Recoveries – 97848 | Deaths – 3310
PLEASE SAVE WATER!
Covid-19 Update 47 – St Francis Bay Canals Spit Breaches – A perfect storm of giant surf – peaking at 8 meters on some charts, a very strong swell period of over 16 seconds, and a spring high tide – resulted in some serious damage at the spit on Monday.
Extra Rates Rebate For Pensioners – Pensioners who own property in Kouga can now apply for extra rates rebates if their combined monthly household income is R15 000 or less.
Water Drive off to great start – Water Drive off to great start as Hankey & Patensie head for the annual “Dry Period” from 11 to 26 July
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE AND SOUTHERN CAPE:
Auditor-general: R25m of R30m drought relief grant for Graaff-Reinet goes ‘missing’ – Only R5m of a R30m grant for drought relief provided to the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality, based in Graaff-Reinet, was spent. The rest of it cannot be traced.
Covid-19: Eastern Cape hospitals are full – The worst fear of the people of the Eastern Cape is now a reality — hospitals in the province are full and the Covid-19 pandemic is still only approaching its peak in SA.
Vavi relates first-hand experience of nightmare facing poor, ill people in EC – ‘Just to get you a feel of the crisis facing the poor!’ he posted after a family health emergency in Sada, where he spent the entire day trying to get help.
200,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed in SA, as 8,975 new infections recorded – South Africa marked another sombre Covid-19 milestone on Monday night, as cases passed the 200,000 mark.
Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? – Africa is seeing coronavirus cases rapidly increasing and deaths rising, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:
Mandy Weiner | A return to lockdown? Damned if they do and damned if they don’t – I have rarely encountered a topic which is so divisive, so polarising, where the line is so clearly drawn, as Lockdown.
Presidency defends lockdown in case against gym owners – ‘People breathe harder when they are exercising, which is the prime way the virus spreads from person to person,’
Sit-down restaurants propose a solution to allow for alcohol consumption – Last week saw restaurant reopen for sit-down customers in South Africa, having being closed for three months due to lockdown.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
Bulelani Qolani ‘took off his clothes to taunt law enforcement’, says City of Cape Town – The City of Cape Town says it has obtained new footage which shows Bulelani Qolani seemingly taking his clothes off to “taunt” law enforcement.
Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry is not a cure for Covid-19, warns brewer – Rumours have been circulating on social media in which is it claimed that not only does a glass of Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry “make your blood warm”, it also kills the deadly coronavirus.
Kenyan protesters torch police station after cop accused of killing fake hand sanitizer seller – Kenyan protesters set a police station on fire after an officer allegedly shot and killed a man for hawking fake hand sanitizer,
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
DA slams ‘top secret’ draft plan to put a command council in charge of municipalities – The DA likens a plan contained in a “top secret” draft document purportedly from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to a coup.
Nomvula Mokonyane, Bosasa, and all those repairs – Zondo Commission delves into the former minister’s ‘home repairs’.
Chief Justice Mogoeng refuses to apologise for Israel comments: ‘There will be no retraction’ – Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says he will not apologise for his utterances over Israel.
FITA heads to Supreme Court over tobacco ban – The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) has asked for urgent leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal
FF Plus’ court challenge to Disaster Management Act dismissed – The party’s application was dismissed without costs, while judgment on some aspect of the relief was postponed.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Vusi goes viral: ‘Covid-19 is but the coffin after govt killed businesses’. WATCH! – He is not afraid of speaking his mind and, you could say, as a professional public speaker, his mouth is his fortune.
The economic consequences of Covid-19 may long outlive the pandemic – Following a pandemic, the natural rate of interest declines for years thereafter, reaching its nadir about 20 years later.
SA office property sector faces ‘work from home’ threat – Covid-19 expected to exacerbate already high office vacancies.
Why it is dangerous to just throw away old batteries and electronics in South Africa – South Africans should be careful when disposing of batteries and old electronics.
Audible Stories Offers SA free and unlimited listening to hundreds of audiobooks – Living in a tech-enabled environment comes with its own perks.
Georgia governor declares state of emergency over deadly Atlanta shootings – The long holiday weekend saw dozens of shootings in several cities that included the deaths of several children
Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases – Zoonotic diseases – which jump from animals to humans – are increasing and will continue to do so without action to protect wildlife and preserve the environment
Why we need sharks: the true nature of the ocean’s ‘monstrous villains’ – These majestic, diverse animals bring balance to the ocean ecosystem – and they’re in grave danger
‘Another way to play’, European Tour return: Talking points in golf – Bryson DeChambeau claimed his first PGA Tour title since his remarkable weight gain at the weekend, while the European Tour is set to restart on Thursday in Austria.
A Proteas’ veteran at 21: The incredible rise of Laura Wolvaardt – 21-year-old Laura Wolvaardt was named as Women’s Cricketer of the Year at this past weekend’s CSA Awards.