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South Africa: Ramaphosa and Gordhan Fail On Every Energy Promise As Load Shedding Grips SA
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 15:06
[Daily Maverick] South Africans have suffered 13 years of load shedding and still the ANC favours long-term nuclear and gas options over short-term renewable energy sources and own production that is immediately available.
South Africa: Three More Free State Police Stations Closed Due to COVID-19 Related Incidents
by SAPS on 14/07/2020 at 15:06
[SAPS] Communities are advised that Ficksburg, Maokeng and Bayswater police stations are closed due to Covid-19 related incidents after members tested positive for the virus .
South Africa: Police Probe Burglary At a Liquor Store in Bothasig
by SAPS on 14/07/2020 at 15:03
[SAPS] Bothasig police are investigating a case of a burglary at a business premises after a liquor store in Bothasig was burgled in the early hours of Tuesday, 14 July 2020.
Zimbabwe: Olinda Back in Stunner's Corner
by 263Chat on 14/07/2020 at 14:58
[263Chat] Socialite, Olinda Chapel has thrown her two cents over the unsanctioned soliciting of funds to assist her ex-husband Desmond "Stunner" Chideme.
South Africa: Missing Police Officer Found
by SAPS on 14/07/2020 at 14:51
[SAPS] The missing police officer, Constable Baswabile Mildred Silowe aged 26, who was reported as missing by her sister, at the Bushbuckridge Police Station on Sunday, has since been found.
South Africa: How to Access Public Mental Health Services
by GroundUp on 14/07/2020 at 14:29
[GroundUp] If you feel that you need help, reach out
South Africa: Creditors Approve SAA's Business Rescue Plan As the Airline Gets a New Interim Boss
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 13:58
[Daily Maverick] About 86% of creditors have voted in favour of the SAA business rescue plan, meaning that the airline will, for now, avoid liquidation. Meanwhile, Philip Saunders is the new SAA interim CEO. He becomes the fourth SAA CEO in five years.
South Africa: Mx Blouse Is in Their Element
by New Frame on 14/07/2020 at 13:45
[New Frame] Drawing on hip-hop, electronica and dance in a small but impressive discography, the Joburg musician continues to make waves with their new release, Elementality.
South Africa: Limpopo Highway Patrol Makes Impact Across the Province
by SAPS on 14/07/2020 at 13:45
[SAPS] Members of the South African Police Service attached to the Limpopo Highway Patrol (LHP) had managed to arrest six (06) suspects for various crimes during operations that were conducted since Sunday, 12 July 2020 until the early hours of yesterday across the province.
South Africa: Search for the Missing Teen Continues
by SAPS on 14/07/2020 at 13:43
[SAPS] On the 13 July 2020 at 19:45 Mr S Niewoudt of number 04 End Street, Harrismith reported his son Stefan (19) missing.
South Africa: Starvation Will Kill Faster Than the Virus
by New Frame on 14/07/2020 at 13:43
[New Frame] In Ekurhuleni in the east of Gauteng, residents face hunger, unemployment, domestic violence and a lack of medical services - along with the threat of Covid-19 infection.
South Africa: UCT Student Entrepreneurs Head to National Finals
by UCT on 14/07/2020 at 13:24
[UCT] The University of Cape Town's (UCT) student entrepreneurs pulled out all the stops during the regional round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition, topping three of the four categories and heading to the national final later this year.
Southern Africa: Maritime Security Can Help Resolve the Mozambique Insurgency
by ISS on 14/07/2020 at 13:22
[ISS] Over recent months the bloody insurgency in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has taken an unprecedented maritime turn. If it worsens, it could have profound socio-economic and security implications for Southern Africa.
South Africa: COVID-19 - Gauteng Surpasses the 100 000 Mark
by SAnews.gov.za on 14/07/2020 at 13:06
[SAnews.gov.za] With 11 554 new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, Gauteng has surpassed the 100 000 mark with a 103 713 infections recorded in the province.
South Africa: Dismissal of Islamic State Case Sparks Controversy
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 13:06
[Daily Maverick] Alleged 'terrorists' accused of murder at a Verulam mosque go free.
South Africa: With No Toilet, Wallacedene Man Has to Watch Over His Mother-in-Law While She Uses a Field
by GroundUp on 14/07/2020 at 13:06
[GroundUp] Informal settlement residents Nonstikelelo Mpatheni and Xolani Fatman point out one of the spots where residents dump rubbish and relieve themselves. Photo: Vincent Lali
South Africa: Over Four Million Social Relief Grant Applications Approved
by SAnews.gov.za on 14/07/2020 at 13:01
[SAnews.gov.za] A total of 4 424 720 applications for Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant have been approved.
South Africa: Employment and Labour On Temporary Closure of Free State Office Due to a Positive COVID-19 Case
by Govt of SA on 14/07/2020 at 13:00
[Govt of SA] Free State Provincial office temporarily closed due to an official testing positive for Covid-19
South Africa: COVID-19 - Be Money Wise
by SAnews.gov.za on 14/07/2020 at 12:48
[SAnews.gov.za] With many South Africans struggling to keep their heads above water given the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19, the National Credit Regulator (NCR) has reminded consumers of the measures available to ease the burden.
Africa: Africa's Largest Online History Project Threatened as COVID-19 Diverts Funding
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 09:35
[Daily Maverick] The largest independent online history project in Africa, South African History Online, has played a pioneering role in promoting a new people's history as well as history education. But the 20-year-old project needs more support if it is to survive.
South Africa: SAA Rescue Plan Reveals Govt's Tunnel Vision
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 09:32
[Daily Maverick] What is the point of throwing everything at SAA when the rest of the air transport system and entire industries upon which SAA depends are collapsing?
South Africa: Surveillance Programme Needed After COVID-19 RNA Signals Show Up in Wastewater Samples
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 09:05
[Daily Maverick] A pilot project has found Covid-19 RNA signals in wastewater plants in Gauteng hotspots. Now it needs to be scaled up nationally as it could be a vital and cost-effective early warning system, and could help track the waves of the transmission as the pandemic unfolds.
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa, Chamisa Snub Church Leaders' National Dialogue Meeting
by New Zimbabwe on 14/07/2020 at 07:49
[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF and the MDC Alliance were Monday absent from a Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHCD) meeting held in Harare to consult stakeholders on the formation of a national dialogue process.
Zimbabwe: Drax Sues Govt Over Cancellation of US$60m COVID-19 Deal
by New Zimbabwe on 14/07/2020 at 07:48
[New Zimbabwe] CONTROVERSIAL company, Drax Consult SALG (Drax) is suing the National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm) over the cancellation of a highly suspicious US$60 million contract it had been granted for the supply of Covid-19 medical supplies.
Africa: How to Stay Safe in Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic
by ER24 on 14/07/2020 at 07:44
[ER24] With parts of the South African Economy that has opened up, people are looking at ways of resuming some of their daily activities as safely as possible. It is now of the utmost importance to understand the potential risks of being infected and how to adopt different types of preventative measures to protect yourself and others around you and help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
South Africa: Actively Searching Out TB Cases 'Critical'
by UCT on 14/07/2020 at 07:34
[UCT] "A burgeoning epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail global control efforts [of the disease]," and countries like South Africa must shift gear to actively search out drug-sensitive and drug-resistant cases, renowned researcher Professor Keertan Dheda wrote in a recent paper published in the leading medical journal Nature Medicine.
South Africa: SA Has Reason to Celebrate Drop in Aids-Related Deaths
by UCT on 14/07/2020 at 07:32
[UCT] News last week that AIDS-related deaths in South Africa are on a downward trajectory since the early 2000s is a victory for the country and proves that antiretroviral (ARV) treatment is powerful and effective, said the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Professor Linda-Gail Bekker.
South Africa: Midvaal Occupation Is No Race War, Say Landowners
by GroundUp on 14/07/2020 at 07:31
[GroundUp] "The Elandsfontein landowners are a diverse group of people from all race groups"
Africa: World Champ Farah Confirmed for Cape Marathon
by CAJ News on 14/07/2020 at 07:26
[CAJ News] Cape Town -- THE participation of Sir Mo Farah in the Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon is a major boost to an event that suffered a recent blow after the traditional race was postponed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
South Africa: New Controls for COVID-19 Relief Fund Due to 'Opportunists'
by SAnews.gov.za on 14/07/2020 at 07:19
[SAnews.gov.za] In an effort to eliminate the risk of criminals exploiting the COVID-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has introduced new stringent controls to verify banking details of recipients.
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