REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)
Media told not to publish 2021 matric results over POPI Act concerns – Media outlets will no longer be allowed to publish matric results, the basic education department said. This is probs going a bit too far now.
SA & AFRICA NEWS:
Mafe diagnosed with schizophrenia – Court hears – The case against the man accused of setting the Parliament on fire has been postponed for a month.
THIS AND THAT:
Cat on a hot satellite dish: Elon Musk’s Starlink antenna hits surprise problem – Starlink’s satellite internet performance has fallen victim to felines attracted to the warmth its dish gives off on cold days
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
Vodacom joins fight against Telkom – Vodacom has filed papers in the Pretoria High Court to oppose Telkom’s application for an urgent interdict against the spectrum auction that industry regulator Icasa wants to hold on 8 March 2022.
BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:
Massive emigration wave expected to hit South Africa and other countries –People with talent and means are less and less restricted by geography and will increasingly relocate to countries with better business, work, and education opportunities.
POLITICS, GOVERNMENT & PARLIAMENT:
Mandela’s dream deferred — the imploding ANC and the nightmare scenario that could take its place – A possible bedtime story we hope won’t happen : The ANC implodes, the RET faction prevailed in the end. They did not care about playing within the rules. They played dirty and Cyril Ramaphosa’s men and women were outnumbered and outgunned at every turn. It was not a pretty sight.
Zondo Commission: We can recover the State Capture loot — here’s how – The availability of Mareva Injunctions or “freezing orders” in most relevant jurisdictions around the world is an avenue open to government and to SOEs for the purpose of recovering loot through the civil courts of the world. The experience in practice is that once a freezing order is obtained the looter sued realises the game is over and does not oppose the forfeiture of and seizure by the creditor of the frozen assets.
COURTS, NPA, HAWKS, CRIME & SAPS:
Police Minister Bheki Cele intervenes amid fresh claims of ‘rogue’ operations in Cape Town cop unit – A controversial City of Cape Town police investigations unit, where a former cop criminally charged in two separate cases seems to have been based, is set to be investigated following fresh claims that it is in effect a rogue operation.
South African passport power just jumped way up an important ranking – based on a technicality – South African passports now rank as the 51st most useful in the world on an important index, up from 58 last year.
From Europe to the US, Covid cases in children are surging. Schools aren’t prepared – Millions of British students have returned to school following the Christmas and New Year holidays, amid a record surge in infections and hospitalizations. For teachers and parents, the situation has brought a grim sense of déjà vu.
‘He was a handful’ – Hunter S Thompson’s PA and photographer relives her wild job – She cooked his weird dinners, dealt with his volcanic rants, and read his prose back to him from dark till dawn. As Chloe Sells’ photographs of the gonzo writer’s chaotic Colorado cabin are published, she remembers an invigorating, inspirational figure.
Police officers fired for ignoring LA robbery in progress to play Pokemon Go – Recently released court documents show the men lost their appeal against “multiple counts of misconduct” which had in part been based on a recording of them in their patrol car.
Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver to decide on F1 future after Abu Dhabi inquiry – Lewis Hamilton will not decide whether to return to Formula 1 this season until he sees the results of an inquiry into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton is “disillusioned” with F1, his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has said, as a result of last year’s title-deciding race. Goodbye Lew.
Hottest ocean temperatures in history recorded last year – The world’s oceans have been set to simmer, and the heat is being cranked up. Last year saw the hottest ocean temperatures in recorded history, the sixth consecutive year that this record has been broken, according to new research.
Instagram music not working? 7 ways to troubleshoot – In recent months, an increasing number of users have found that they’ve been occasionally unable to add music to Instagram. Here are a few simple troubleshooting tips