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

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Every day Covid-19 replace: 806 extra deaths takes whole 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 entire 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 in opposition to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng over his Covid-19 vaccine remarks.

JSC secretary Sello Chiloane confirmed to News24 it had obtained a grievance in opposition to 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 12 months.

SA’s whole outlay for vaccinations could possibly be not more than R8,6 billion

The research, printed in The Lancet medical journal, represent a significant step on the highway 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 turn into obtainable, there was plenty of discuss the price of the vaccine, and whether or not the nation will have the ability to afford it.

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

SA unemployment will worsen resulting from Bheki Cele’s masks arrests, says NGO

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

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

Dlamini-Zuma: It’s troublesome to offer certainty on how lengthy laws 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 offer certainty on how lengthy Covid-19 lockdown laws will final.

“If we had been to say we give certainty and provides a date that these laws won’t 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.

Functions for IDs, passports, marriage providers suspended

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

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

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

Human rights group requires non permanent incapacity grants extension till backlog fastened

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

The Black Sash has referred to as on the SA Social Safety Company (Sassa) to increase the lapsed non permanent incapacity grants for one more three months whereas the company fixes the issues inflicting the lengthy queues of individuals sleeping outdoors its workplaces.

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

Western Cape’s second wave peak doesn’t imply folks 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 staff be sure that the summons to be issued in opposition to him isn’t faulty.

Distressed girl in Wentworth Hospital dies, household considers authorized swimsuit

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

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 information 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 research representing 2.6 billion customers globally, GWI gives client insights throughout 46 markets to essentially the most famend manufacturers, businesses and media organizations. Image: iStock

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

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

Info 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 applying’s privateness coverage replace, Info Regulator South Africa (SA) has stepped to debate the matter.

In a press release, the Info 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 need to do South Africa proud!’ – Shudufhadzo Musiḓa reacts to Miss World prediction

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

It appears there’s one magnificence pageant organisation moreover Miss South Africa (SA) that thinks Shudufhadzo Musiḓa’s possibilities at this 12 months’s Miss World are fairly excessive.

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

Begin of Sunshine Tour postponed resulting from Covid issues

Merrick Bremner

Solar Wild Coast Solar Problem winner Merrick Bremner – his seventh Sunshine Tour victory. Image: Getty Pictures/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 impression: Comrades and Two Oceans races once more beneath menace

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

Although race organisers and athletics directors stay hopeful that mass participation occasions will resume this 12 months, the highway working calendar could possibly be scratched as soon as once more except there’s vital progress within the ongoing battle in opposition to Covid-19.

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

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