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Wednesday 18th November
Covid-19 and Local News & Updates
Tests Conducted – 5 160 887 | Positive Cases – 754256 | Recoveries – 696820 | Deaths – 20432
OPERATION COCA-SKOON MAAK WILL BE IN THE ST FRANCIS&OYSTER BAY AREA THIS WEEK – Monday, 16 November 2020: Sea Vista & Santareme | Tuesday, 17 November 2020: St Francis Bay & Cape St Francis | Wednesday, 18 November 2020: Oyster Bay.
Please place your unwanted goods & waste on the pavement outside your homes for collection.
“Then and now” in the Greater St Francis Region – A series of repeat photos presented by Richard Cowling (FOSTER) and Timm Hoffman (rePhotoSA)
The John Whitmore Book Project – South African author, Miles Masterson, has interviewed more than 120 watersports legends over the past decade, including Americans filmmaker Bruce Brown and surfing and sailing innovator Hobie Alter, and 1977 surfing world champion, South Africa’s Shaun Tomson.
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Living dangerously in Nelson Mandela Bay: 1,500 late-night revellers and not a single mask in sight – A chilling account of how officers from Nelson Mandela Bay municipality’s metro police found 1,000 maskless late-night revellers crammed into a single party venue in the city, with another 500 outside,
Zweli Mkhize wants to start ‘talking about alcohol’ as Covid-19 cases in Port Elizabeth surge – The head of the metro’s disaster management forum, Shane Brown, said there had also been an increase in alcohol-related injuries and accidents, which put even more strain on hospitals.
Protesters call Mkhize ‘uncircumcised boy’, EC govt condemns ‘tribalism’ – ‘There is no justification for this bigotry. We call on this group of workers to stop this behaviour and to apologise to Dr Mkhize,’ said spokesperson Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha.
Transnet to take next step in removal of PE tank farm – The Government has given Transnet National Ports Authority the “Remediation Order” for the long-awaited decommissioning and remediation of the tank farm
COVID-19: Mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds, study finds – Oral rinses containing 0.07% of the
ingredient cetylpyridinium chloride show “promising signs” of reducing COVID-19. – MAYBE THERE WAS SENSE IN WHAT HAD SUGGESTED AFTER ALL
119 more Covid-19 deaths recorded in SA – A total of 119 more Covid-19-related deaths have been reported.
SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:
Massive spike in these 2 types of crimes in Gauteng – The police department’s lead for Gauteng pointed to a spike in cash-in-transit crimes, and truck jacking over the reporting period.
Husky owner’s joy short-lived after being reunited after a year – A Pelican Park dog owner has been reunited with his furry friend after more than a year. But Damian Leeuw’s joy was short-lived after the husky disappeared again after just ONE week.
Ethiopia Tigray crisis: Abiy issues ‘ultimatum’ as civilians flee fighting – Ethiopia’s prime minister has said a military operation against rebel forces in the northern Tigray region is entering its “final phase”.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
Malema and his ‘winning’ white lawyers in row over rejecting black lawyers: ‘EFF is not anti-white’ – After appearing for a criminal court case, EFF leader Julius Malema commented that he used white lawyers as the EFF was an anti-racist organisation.
The RET faction is licking its wounds – but brace yourselves for the fightback – The Radical Economic Transformation faction inside the ANC has been remarkably quiet of late.
ANC seeks urgent debate on ‘plot to assassinate speaker’ in Western Cape – The leader of the opposition ANC in the Western Cape legislature has called for an urgent debate on allegations of a plot to assassinate the speaker, Masizole Mnqasela.
How National Lotteries officials tried to stop the rot – but were shut down – An explosive 2015 report reveals how the National Lotteries Commission’s chief risk officer flagged key governance issues that have since come back to haunt the commission.
Whatever Zondo decides, Zuma will keep trying to delegitimise the State Capture commission – The hearing for the recusal of Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Raymond Zondo as chairperson of the State Capture commission had a distinctly Trumpian feel to it.
Obama laments ANC corruption, says he found Zuma ‘amiable’ – In his new book, Obama bemoans the ANC government for squandering the legacy of Nelson Mandela through corruption and incompetence.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
SABC staff react in fury to the news of retrenchments, but the corporation’s losses set to balloon. – After making significant progress over the past few years reducing its operating deficit, the SABC is heading for a huge R1-billion-plus loss
SA Express liquidators are looking for the missing millions – The investigation will look into the airline’s transactions prior to it being placed under provisional liquidation in April.
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
SABC executives paid millions despite huge losses – The SABC published its 2019/20 annual report in Parliament on 17 November 2020, which revealed a net loss of R511 million over the last financial year.
SABC TV Licence mess – Only 24% of South Africans paying – The SABC has published its annual report for the 2019/2020 financial year in Parliament on Tuesday, revealing that less than a quarter of TV Licences were paid over the period.
Brexit trade deal ‘landing zones’ now clear to negotiators, Ireland’s prime minister says – Taoiseach Micheál Martin says he thinks Boris Johnson will ‘see the sense of a deal’
US ELECTIONS 2020:
Trump fires head of US cybersecurity agency that refuted voter fraud claims – Termination of Christopher Krebs comes amid removals of high-level officials seen as insufficiently loyal to the president
Ramaphosa chats to Biden, hopes for strong partnership – ‘President-Elect Biden expressed his admiration for what the democratic South Africa has achieved,’ the statement said.
Therapeutic effect: Musical medic plays to cancer patient, 10, during surgery – During an operation to remove a double tumour in the spinal cord of a 10-year-old boy, doctors watching the brain activity of their patient saw a change when the music played on a piano next to him was interrupted.
Nasa SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with space station – The four astronauts who left Earth on Monday (GMT) have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS).
Semenya heads to European Human Rights Court over ban – The two-time Olympic gold medalist, who has elevated testosterone due to DSD, identifies as a woman and races as a woman.
Spain hammer Germany 6-0 to reach Nations League final four – pain forward Ferran Torres scored a first career hat-trick as his side crushed helpless Germany 6-0 at home on Tuesday to storm into the final four of the Nations League.
Dylan Frittelli commits to SA Open at Sun City – Dylan Frittelli has confirmed that he will play in December’s South African Open at Sun City following his breakthrough performance at The Masters.