Each day information replace: Covid-19 stats, ‘Satan’ vaccine remarks hang-out Mogoeng and Sunshine Tour postponed

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Each day Covid-19 replace: 806 extra deaths takes complete as much as 35,140

As of Wednesday, 13 January 2021, the cumulative variety of detected Covid-19 instances is 1,278,303 with 18,555 new instances recognized, Well being Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

806 extra Covid-19 associated deaths had been reported, with 150 from Japanese Cape, 24 from Free State, 211 from Gauteng, 235 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 14 from Limpopo, 14 from Mpumalanga, 7 from Northern Cape and 151 from Western Cape.

This brings the overall variety of Covid-19 associated deaths to 35,140. Recoveries now stand at 1,030,930 with a restoration fee of 80,6%.


JSC refers Mogoeng ‘satan’ vaccine remarks to judicial conduct committee

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng speaks at a media briefing on 11 December 2020, Noordwyk, Midrand, to unpack the discharge of the 2019/2020 Judiciary Annual Report following the discharge of Judiciary Annual Report on Tuesday, 8 December 2020. PIcture: Tracy Lee Stark

The Judicial Service Fee (JSC) has referred a grievance to the Judicial Conduct Committee towards Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng over his Covid-19 vaccine remarks.

JSC secretary Sello Chiloane confirmed to News24 it had acquired a grievance towards Mogoeng from well being advocacy organisation the African Alliance.

The African Alliance mentioned it had filed a grievance following Mogoeng’s “false and harmful” Covid-19 vaccine claims he made final yr.

SA’s complete outlay for vaccinations might be not more than R8,6 billion

The research, printed in The Lancet medical journal, represent a significant step on the street in the direction of a COVID-19 vaccine that’s efficient and secure for widespread use. AFP/File/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Whereas South Africans are ready with bated breath for the primary vaccines to develop into accessible, there was plenty of speak about the price of the vaccine, and whether or not the nation will be capable to afford it.

The excellent news, in accordance with an evaluation by a bunch of scientists from Wits College, is that we will in reality afford it and so they have achieved the mathematics.

SA unemployment will worsen attributable to Bheki Cele’s masks arrests, says NGO

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South Africa’s already frail labour market could crumble as Covid-19 and a few rules set by the federal government ravage the possibilities of stalling the worsening unemployment fee.

That is in accordance with Howard Dembovsky, chairperson of Justice Venture South Africa, after Police Minister Bheki Cele introduced that about 7000 individuals had been arrested countrywide for not sporting masks.

Dlamini-Zuma: It’s troublesome to provide certainty on how lengthy rules will final

Cooperative Governance and Conventional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Image: Twitter / @governmentza

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Conventional Affairs (Cogta) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says it’s troublesome to provide certainty on how lengthy Covid-19 lockdown rules will final.

“If we had been to say we give certainty and provides a date that these rules is not going to apply, what if the infections haven’t dropped sufficiently to permit that,” she mentioned throughout a query and reply session following a digital briefing on Tuesday.

Purposes for IDs, passports, marriage providers suspended

Dwelling Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi briefs media on division of Dwelling Affairs providers beneath lockdown alert degree 2, 28 August 2020. Image: GCIS

Dwelling Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi has quickly suspended sure essential providers, together with purposes for brand new IDs and passports.

Solely matriculants could apply for an ID, whereas passport purposes will solely be accepted from those that are allowed to journey beneath the amended rules.

Human rights group requires momentary incapacity grants extension till backlog mounted

Image for illustration. Residents from Olievenhoutbosch will be seen queuing and working towards social distancing to gather their Sassa grants on the native mall, 30 March 2020, Pretoria. Image: Jacques Nelles

The Black Sash has known as on the SA Social Safety Company (Sassa) to increase the lapsed momentary incapacity grants for an additional three months whereas the company fixes the issues inflicting the lengthy queues of individuals sleeping outdoors its places of work.

The organisation additionally desires Sassa to expedite the system of medical assessments and talk the necessities correctly.

Western Cape’s second wave peak doesn’t imply individuals can calm down, warns Winde

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde. Image: Courtney Africa

Throughout a digital assembly attended by Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, Western Cape well being MEC Nomafrench Mbombo, head of well being Dr Keith Cloete and the province’s director-general Harry Malila, it was tentatively confirmed that the province had entered the height of the second wave of Covid-19 infections. 

Early indicators of stabilisation had been noticed, with many districts, such because the Backyard Route, seemingly starting to fight the quantity of hospitalisations and new instances. 

Nevertheless, the province’s greatest concern remained non-adherence to protecting behaviours. 

Zondo postpones ex-Eskom CFO Anoj Singh’s testimony over ‘fatally faulty’ summons’

Anoj Singh. Image: Moneyweb

A “fatally faulty summons” issued by the Fee of Inquiry into State Seize to former Eskom chief monetary officer Anoj Singh led to the fee’s chair, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, suspending Singh’s testimony on the inquiry to a date that shall be decided sooner or later.

Zondo ordered that Singh file a complete affidavit by shut of enterprise on Monday, 18 January and that the fee’s authorized workforce make sure that the summons to be issued towards him shouldn’t be faulty.

Distressed lady in Wentworth Hospital dies, household considers authorized swimsuit

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The household of an aged lady, who was seen in a video screaming for assist at Durban’s Wentworth Hospital, says it’s contemplating authorized choices towards the KwaZulu-Natal division of well being following the information of her demise.

It’s unclear as to when Rowena Hawkey died after she was admitted to the hospital on 4 January.

One other earth tremor recorded in Gauteng

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A 2.2 magnitude tremor has been recorded close to Randfontein in Gauteng on Wednesday.

In response to preliminary knowledge recorded on the Council for Geoscience web site, the tremor came about at 2.31am.

Pandemic-driven shift to residence work carries dangers, UN says

By means of its flagship examine representing 2.6 billion shoppers globally, GWI gives shopper insights throughout 46 markets to essentially the most famend manufacturers, companies and media organizations. Image: iStock

The shift to home-working triggered by the coronavirus pandemic appears to be like set to endure long-term, making it very important to guard workers’ rights and keep away from blurred traces between on-the-clock hours and private time, the United Nations mentioned Wednesday.

Points dealing with residence employees and their employers want larger consideration, together with higher safeguards and extra consciousness of the rights and dangers concerned, the UN’s Worldwide Labour Group mentioned in a report.

Data Regulator participating with Fb SA over WhatsApp replace

A smartphone screen displays the logo of the mobile application WhatsApp in Berlin, Germany, 31 December 2017 (reissued 02 February 2020). WhatsApp announced that it will stop working from 01 February 2020 on iPhones and Android devices running outdated operating systems. Millions of smartphones will no longer be able to run the Facebook-owned messaging service, media reported.


After many WhatsApp customers raised their issues over the appliance’s privateness coverage replace, Data Regulator South Africa (SA) has stepped to debate the matter.

In an announcement, the Data Regulator confirmed that it made contact with Fb South Africa to debate WhatsApp’s privateness coverage, which was revised on 4 January, and that engagements had been nonetheless ongoing.

‘I wish to do South Africa proud!’ – Shudufhadzo Musiḓa reacts to Miss World prediction

Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musiḓa poses for pictures for ‘The Citizen’ on 3 December 2020, following an interview on the Black Brick resort and house constructing in Sandton. Image: Michel Bega

It appears there may be one magnificence pageant organisation apart from Miss South Africa (SA) that thinks Shudufhadzo Musiḓa’s possibilities at this yr’s Miss World are fairly excessive.

Miss Osology has predicted that Shudu stands a robust probability at profitable the seventieth Miss World. They printed their entrance runners earlier this week.

Begin of Sunshine Tour postponed attributable to Covid issues

Merrick Bremner

Solar Wild Coast Solar Problem winner Merrick Bremner – his seventh Sunshine Tour victory. Image: Getty Photographs/Sunshine Tour

The Sunshine Tour has introduced the postponement of its 2021 schedule by one month in gentle of the present nationwide rise in Covid-19 instances.

Thomas Abt, commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, revealed on Wednesday that the deliberate February begin of the top-flight home golf marketing campaign had been pushed again till March.

Covid affect: Comrades and Two Oceans races once more beneath risk

Namakoe Nkhasi wins the boys’s 21km half marathon of the Previous Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2016 beginning at Most important Street, Newlands and ending on the College of Cape City. Image: Gallo Photographs

Although race organisers and athletics directors stay hopeful that mass participation occasions will resume this yr, the street operating calendar might be scratched as soon as once more except there may be important progress within the ongoing battle towards Covid-19.

“Beneath degree three (lockdown rules) everyone knows what meaning,” Athletics South Africa (ASA) president Aleck Skhosana mentioned on Wednesday.

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