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PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Day Zero: Nelson Mandela Bay ‘needs more money to fix water leaks’ – As Nelson Mandela Bay became the first large city in SA to reach Day Zero, former mayor and now the member of the mayoral committee in charge of the city’s water, Mongameli Bobani, said the R140m budget to fix water leaks in the city was not enough.
Organisations unite in bid to end Bay municipality mismanagement – Civil society, churches, unions and business owners have joined hands in a bid to stop the rot in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality.
‘Good Samaritan’ turns villain in Uitenhage bike robbery – Police in Uitenhage are investigating an armed robbery that allegedly took place along the R334 last week where a young cyclist was robbed of his expensive bike.
At least 257 health-care workers have succumbed to Covid-19 in SA: Mkhize – Out of the more than 15,000 Covid-19 fatalities in SA to date, at least 257 have been health-care workers.
Warning: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children now a notifiable condition in SA – Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) – associated with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) – has been included in the notifiable medical conditions (NMC) in South Africa.
NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:.
Push to reopen South Africa’s international borders by next month – Western Cape premier Alan Winde says that he will push for the reopening of the country’s international borders as part of the country’s move to a level 1 lockdown.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
Hammered by the economy, fledglings move back in with mom and dad – Just as they’ve left the nest, many young South Africans are moving back home again as the economy shrinks
Small-town residents join hands in tyre burning – Far away from Sandton and Constantia, the water does not flow and dinner by candlelight is a nightly affair.
What’s the limit for free speech? ConCourt to hear Qwelane case – Civil society organisations have made court submissions on both sides of the debate
Amy’Leigh’s alleged kidnappers to plead guilty – Tharina Human’s lawyer David Mey indicated that his team have reached a plea deal with the state and the former teacher is expected to plead guilty at her next appearance.
Clicks director Nonkululeko Gobodo quits for ‘personal reasons’ – The Clicks Group on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of non-executive director Nonkululeko Gobodo for “personal reasons”.
Woman’s execution reveals ‘mob justice’ in Moz’s bloody insurgency – The execution of a Mozambican woman by soldiers has drawn into sharp focus the bloody toll of those caught between the army and the insurgents.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
Weakening of SA’s endangered political middle will fuel extreme ideologies – If moderates stop voting, the voices of those who do vote on the fringes of the ideological spectrum will grow dangerously louder.
‘We were wrong’: Ace Magashule says ANC will pay for air force jaunt to Zim – The ANC has undertaken to reimburse the government for the costs incurred during its controversial use of an air force jet on a party-political mission to Zimbabwe
FRAUD & CORRUPTION:
KPMG – How a Big Four auditing firm went rogue in its greed for profit – The Big Four auditing firms – Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC – played a systemic role in economic crimes and State Capture.
Hawks raid 18 properties of eThekwini officials in R700m tender fraud case – Several junior employees allegedly lived high-end lifestyles on the back of nefarious income streams.
‘Slovenly’ Ajay Gupta acted like he owned the country, says former Eskom legal head – Suzanne Daniels says Ajay Gupta planned to stall a court case over Brian Molefe’s R30m pension payout from Eskom until Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma was in power.
Eskom debt battle: Utility secures Free State municipal farms worth R2.5bn – At the end of July, municipalities across the country owed South Africa’s power utility close to R31bn.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
South Africa ranks 90th in economic freedom rankings – The study would not include the full impact of state capture. To what extent do South Africa’s policies and institutions support economic freedom?
Rand hits 4-week best against dipping dollar ahead of interest rate decision – South Africa’s rand continued its good form against the dollar, gaining for third consecutive day on Tuesday (15 September), to a month-best.
SAA staff living on a wing and a prayer, devoured by debt – Consumed by debt, surviving on hope and prayers, and having to borrow money or sell valuables to put food on the table.
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
Apple Fitness+ subscription service unveiled alongside Series 6 Watch – Apple has unveiled a new personalised workout subscription service alongside new smartwatches and tablet computers.
Florida polls: Trump gains in battle for crucial state as race tightens – Sunshine state now a ‘toss up’ as president campaigns in Nevada
UAE, Bahrain and Israel sign historic accords at White House event – Trio establish formal relations at ceremony viewed as image boost for Trump and Netanyahu
WATCH: Wayde van Niekerk wins in comeback, Akani Simbine also victorious – He was made to work hard for it, but in the end, Wayde van Niekerk made a victorious comeback to the track in Switzerland on Tuesday night.
Government’s plan to make major sports free to watch – DStv responds – MultiChoice has responded to government’s newly-proposed regulations regarding the broadcasting of sports in the “public interest”,
Round 1 and Round 2 tee times for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot – The USGA announced first- and second-round tee times for the 120th U.S. Open. Here’s a look at the groupings and times for the opening two rounds at Winged Foot Golf Club.