Seems Level 3 in deemed illegal - Where to now?
Wednesday 10th June
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
Tests Conducted – 968070 | Positive Cases – 52991 | Recoveries – 29006 | Deaths – 1162
Well it seems the info we received on the weather yesterday was all wrong for yesterday turned out to be beautiful almost windless day. That said the Weather Office says the second big cold front of the winter is set to batter the South African coastline from Wednesday. Let’s hope we are wrong again but we think not.
Kouga Tables Revised Draft IDP/Budget for Public Comment – Kouga Municipality has tabled a revised draft of its 2020/21 Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and budget for public comment.
Covid-19 Update 38 – Spit and Beach Restoration Update – On Wednesday, 8 April evidence of a breach of the Spit was found by an inspection team, comprising Kouga Local Municipality (KLM) and St Francis Property Owners (SFPO).
Covid-19 payment relief approved for residents and business – Various Covid-19 payment relief measures for residents and businesses have been approved by the Kouga Council.
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Pressure on East Cape government to intervene in Nelson Mandela Bay – The ANC and DA are calling on the Eastern Cape government to intervene in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality after a death threat made against acting city manager Noxolo Nqwazi
SA’s Covid-19 deaths now at 1162, as cases rise over 52 900 – South Africa now has over 52 900 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus and over 1100 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Tuesday night.
Four Tygerberg Hospital departments closed due to Covid-19 concerns – The department’s intervention comes after numerous trade unions called for the hospital to shut down due to safety risk and non-compliance of Covid-19 protocol.
Covid-19: the psychology of physical distancing – podcast – As the world begins to unlock, many of us will be seeing friends and family again – albeit with guidelines on how close you can get to one another.
Murder cases ‘surge’ following lifting of alcohol ban: Bheki Cele – There has been a surge of murders since the ban on the sale of alcohol was lifted last week, police minister Bheki Cele said on Tuesday.
Sale of liquor will not be banned, beer association reiterates, amid rumours – The Beer Association of South Africa has reiterated liquor sales will not be suspended despite rumours.
What Virgin Active and Planet Fitness will look like when they reopen – Photos – While it is unclear when gyms will be able to reopen, they are nonetheless preparing to operate under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Neighbourhood watches can return to streets – Community policing forums and neighbourhood watches can now operate again under level 3 of the national lockdown
All South African students and university staff will have to register to be screened and cleared for Covid-19 every day – Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande says that his department will use HealthCheck, a purpose-built coronavirus daily screening and monitoring tool,
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
South Africans stranded on cruise ships set to come home at last – They have been at sea since coronavirus restrictions were imposed in March.
23-year old South African woman’s Oman prison nightmare over – Chloe Collins, who was working in the hospitality industry in Oman when she was arrested by authorities on 9 May, 2019, is finally heading back to South Africa
Cops close Dainfern Golf Club as only professionals allowed to play – ‘Members from the Douglasdale police and Johannesburg Metro Police Department [JMPD] Midrand received a complaint,’
Van Loggerenberg calls for prosecution of those implicated in attack on revenue service – The former SARS executive also called on SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter to ‘act in a manner that will ultimately put the entire nightmare to bed once and for all’.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
Dlamini-Zuma slams ‘vague’ lockdown judgment as lawyers file appeal – Last week, the North Gauteng High Court declared that the lockdown level 3 and 4 regulations promulgated by Dlamini-Zuma were “unconstitutional” and “invalid”.
EFF to approach courts over rules for National Assembly virtual meetings – The EFF said it rejected the ‘herd voting system’ introduced in parliament as ‘it is beginning to undermine constitutional rights and freedoms’.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Relief for commission earners as real estate sector gets back to work – Some 46 000 property practitioners are represented by the National Property Practitioners Council, which has welcomed the real estate sector’s return to activity.
Sasol’s amazing recovery . Why did we miss this opportunity? – Sasol has staged a remarkable recovery on the JSE from its low levels of only a few weeks ago – increasing more than 700% from around R21 per share in the last week in March to the current R170.
Five drivers pushing the rand from Covid-19 doldrums – The rand broke through and stayed below the key technical level of R16.70 to the US dollar during trading on Tuesday.
Are South Africans safe with Huawei? (Part 2): A different kind of virus – Covid-19 has lent renewed vigour to the US’s drive to keep Huawei out of global 5G networks.
The South African industries under attack by hackers – NTT has published its 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report, which details the state of cybersecurity around the world.
UN warns ‘food systems are failing’ amid coronavirus pandemic – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday that nearly 50 million more people are expected to enter “extreme poverty” due to the coronavirus pandemic
SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT:
Hope for pangolins as protection boosted in China – China has removed pangolins from its official list of traditional Chinese medicine treatments, according to reports.
World Rugby set to unveil new global calendar – World Rugby is edging closer to implementing a revised global calendar that could lead to significant changes in Test rugby.