Wednesday 25th March
No Load Shedding expected today
Covid-12 Update #3 – Did Russia really release 500 lions to enforce COVID-19 lockdown? – Short and sweet, as things start getting real, and as we approach lockdown. Note Canals & river locked down.
PE, East Cape & Southern Coast
Bob Hewitt granted parole – Former tennis star Bob Hewitt who was jailed on charges of rape and sexual assault was granted parole on Tuesday
Court cases to be postponed beyond lockdown – All outstanding criminal and civil cases in the Eastern Cape will be postponed until after the March 26-April 16 lockdown period.
Man gunned down outside PE shopping centre – Police in Port Elizabeth arrested a 28-year-old man and recovered a .38 revolver which may be linked to a murder in Gelvandale.
Confirmed SA cases – See the details of all the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in South Africa, by province. – 554
LIVE | Stop panic buying, there is no need to stockpile – SA govt – Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.
Government will name Covid-19 patients who fail to toe the line – In order to minimise the spread of Covid-19, the government will be forced to name a person who has contracted the disease in order to reach others who have been in contact with that person.
WATCH | Life on the breadline: Covid-19’s cruel frontline – “We are worried about the informal settlement areas. There is no clean sanitation there. No flushing toilets, as we all know. Those are the things that really raises our concern,”
Locked & Loaded – South Africa enters the Age of Corona – Home’ in one of the world’s most unequal societies is a mutable term
SA Lockdown explained by government: Part 1 – health and economics – Ministers from the health and economic sectors gave a little more detail on how South Africa’s national lockdown, will work – and why it is necessary.
Lockdown explained by government: Part 2 – social services – Ministers from the social development, housing and higher education departments gave detail on South Africa’s national lockdown,
A preview from Italy: What life is like in lockdown – In Rome, the first signs of change came from overhead
South Africa & African Continent
South Africa at its best – Covid-19 has stoked our self-belief. Something remarkable happened across South Africa on Monday evening.
More airlines cancel domestic flights during Covid-19 lockdown – SAA and FlySafair have joined Comair in announcing the cancellation of domestic flights for the duration of the national Covid-19 lockdown.
Prasa-related testimony: Six questions that need to be asked – T there are still crucial questions that need to be asked about the rail agency.
EFF hits out at ‘greedy employers’ forcing staff to work during lockdown – The EFF have hit out at ‘greedy employers’ who the political party claims are forcing their employees to attend work
Eskom fights tooth and nail for massive price increases in the years ahead – Through the courts and an application to Nersa, Eskom is seeking to claw back massive additional revenue
Business, Money & The Economy
These 9 services are being considered ‘essential’ during South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown – Companies that are essential to the production and transportation of food, basic goods and medical supplies will remain open during the 21-day ‘lockdown’,
Free Internet speed upgrades for South Africans during lockdown – South African ISPs and fibre network operators are working together to upgrade customer line speeds at no charge.
Van Niekerk, Simbine chasing 2021 Olympics – Sascoc expresses some relief that the organising committee took the decision to postpone the showpiece, particularly over concerns for athlete preparation.
This & That
Mammal study explains ‘why females live longer’ – A new study that looks at lifespan in wild mammals shows that females live substantially longer than males.
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