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LOCAL: (St Francis & Kouga Region)
Jeffreys Bay delivers pristine waves for Day 1 of the SA Longboard Championships – The first day of the South African Longboarding Championships opened today with magnificent weather and flawless conditions at Point, Jeffreys Bay.
REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)
CHOC nominated as 2021 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer Beneficiary – The Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC), will be the primary beneficiary of the 2021 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer.
SA & AFRICA NEWS:.
Gun buying craze in South Africa – Many South Africans are buying guns after communities were left to fend for themselves in the recent riots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
SA’s unemployment is ‘the worst in the world’, Bloomberg data shows – SA’s unemployment rate has surged to the highest on a global list of 82 countries monitored by Bloomberg.
Government walks back on plan to scrap school holidays: report – Basic education minister Angie Motshekga says there are no plans to scrap the October school holidays as had previously been discussed,
Covid-19 in SA: 10 346 new cases, 369 new deaths in last 24 hours – The National Institute of Communicable Diseases has confirmed an increase of 10 346 new Covid-19 cases in South Africa.
Covid-19 in children: What to look out for and when to seek medical help – AS the Delta variant continues to drive an upsurge in Covid cases across the country, more children are testing positive for the coronavirus.
We have enough vaccines, says Health Minister Joe Phaahla – Health Minister Joe Phaahla says there is a sufficient supply of vaccines for people to receive the jab.
US approval of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine ‘should spur uptake in SA’ – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, paving the way for greater public confidence in the jab.
POLITICS & PARLIAMENT:
DA bolts straight out of the gate with lineup of metro mayoral candidates – The party has challenged others to follow suit after announcing new names for three metros
July unrest: Sasria anticipates claims up to R20bn, 10% set to be paid by end of week – The South African Special Risks Insurance Association (Sasria) expects claims related to the unrest in July to amount to R20 billion, with 10% of the amount to be paid out by the end of this week.
Modise moots intermediary force to deal with violence – Defence Minister Thandi Modise has hinted at the establishment of an intermediary force comprising soldiers and police that would be able to be deployed with speed to crack down on violence and looting
COURTS, NPA, HAWKS CRIME & SAPS:
R400m cocaine ski boat bust: Accused ‘part of international syndicate’, court hears – Five of six men linked to the R400-million cocaine bust in Pretoria in June have applied for bail.
Time is running out: President Ramaphosa must appoint the new chief justice – There are fewer than 50 days before the official end of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s term in office.
BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:
Very few work seekers will find jobs – While more than 4.3m people entered the labour market over the last year, fewer than 800 000 found jobs.
Fall from the top: Bitcoin brothers R54bn blunder – Ameer and Raees Cajee (and their company, Africrypt) started making headlines earlier this year when the pair sent out a notice to investors informing them of a security breach.
ENERGY & ESKOM:
The cost of pollution: Eskom, Sasol and the vagaries of environmental law compliance in South Africa – While tonnes of greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere and accelerate global heating, Eskom has told Parliament that it would cost roughly R300bn to update its power plants
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
Virgin Hyperloop unveils new pod concept video – Virgin Hyperloop has released a video illustrating its plans for passenger pods using magnetic levitation to travel above 1,000km/h (600mph) through tubes containing a near-vacuum.
EARTH, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:
Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine – Madagascar is on the brink of experiencing the world’s first “climate change famine”,
THIS & THAT:
Charlie Watts: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards pay tribute to Rolling Stones bandmate – Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have paid tribute to their bandmate Charlie Watts, following the death of the Rolling Stones drummer.
Caster Semenya eyes damages case after study changes – While Caster Semenya’s fight to run in her favourite 800m event continues, she is considering filing for damages from World Athletics
Llandudno Surfer Luke Slijpen Signs Multi-Year Deal With Quiksilver International — Llandudno surfer Luke Slijpen is embarking on his rookie year on the World Surf League’s (WSL) World Qualifying Series (WQS) with the strong backing of Quiksilver International.