Every day information replace: Covid-19 stats, Malema slams vaccine theories and cargo shedding carried out

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18,503 new instances, 712 extra deaths confirmed

As of Thursday, 14 January 2021, the cumulative variety of detected Covid-19 instances is 1,296,806 with 18,503 new instances recognized, Well being Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

712 extra Covid-19 associated deaths have been reported, with 97 from Japanese Cape, 21 from Free State, 114 from Gauteng, 232 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 11 from Limpopo, 10 from Mpumalanga, 50 from North West, 15 from Northern Cape and 162 from Western Cape.

This brings the overall variety of Covid-19 associated deaths to 35,852 .

Darkish weekend forward – Load shedding scheduled from Thursday till Sunday

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Eskom introduced on Thursday that Stage 2 load shedding will probably be carried out beginning at 12pm this afternoon by means of to Sunday night time.

“The load shedding is important as a consequence of lack of era capability in a single day. Load shedding can be required to handle using the emergency reserves, which can assist us comprise the stage of load shedding required.”

Dlamini-Zuma extends nationwide State of Catastrophe by one other month

Cooperative Governance Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Image: GCIS

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Conventional Affairs (Cogta), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has prolonged the nationwide State of Catastrophe by one other month.

This was finished “taking into consideration the necessity to proceed augmenting the prevailing laws and contingency preparations undertaken by organs of state to handle the influence of the catastrophe”.

Booze gross sales, faculties should stay closed, says EFF’s Malema

Buyers buy alcohol at Makro in Crown Mines, Johannesburg, 18 August 2020.  The ban on alcohol gross sales was lifted in the present day as South Africa entered stage 2 of lockdown which permits for the sale and distribution of alcohol.  Image: Tracy Lee Stark

Financial Freedom Fighters (EFF) chief Julius Malema has referred to as on the sale of alcohol, faculties and elections to stay closed to curb the unfold of Covid-19.

Malema reiterated the occasion’s name for the consolidation of the electoral system within the nation into one set of elections the place native and nationwide elections are carried out without delay.

Malema slams ‘non secular extremism’ and ‘nonsensical’ theories on Covid-19 vaccines

EFF chief Julius Malema. Image: Tracy Lee Stark

Financial Freedom Fighters (EFF) chief Julius Malema has slammed those that are spreading conspiracy theories round Covid-19 vaccines.

Malema’s utterances come after Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s closing prayer at Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital in December, during which he prayed towards the “vaccines of the satan”.

Japanese Cape to vaccinate 3.7 million folks inside the subsequent 9 months

Well being Minister Zweli Mkhize visiting the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London on Tuesday as a part of a Covid-19 tour of the Japanese Cape. Picture: Equipped

The Japanese Cape authorities is aiming to vaccinate 3.7 million out of 6.5 million residents over the subsequent 9 months to counter excessive Covid-19 infections and deaths.

The vaccination programme would goal folks at buying malls, taxi ranks, faculties, clinics and hospitals, stated provincial spokesperson Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha.

SA data highest variety of deaths in a single week – report

Gravediggers dig graves at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg, 6 July 2020. A lot of additional graves have been dug because of the rising quantity of funerals happening within the space. Image: Tracy Lee Stark

South Africa has recorded its highest single week enhance within the variety of deaths.

The newest South African Medical Analysis Council (SAMRC) report on the variety of deaths confirmed that from 30 December 2020 to five January this 12 months, 20,063 deaths have been recorded.

AfriForum contemplating authorized motion to have Ivermectin authorized for Covid-19 remedy

In line with SAHPRA, Ivermectin shouldn’t be indicated nor authorized to be used in people. Moreover, there isn’t a confirmatory knowledge on Ivermectin obtainable as but for its use within the administration of COVID-19 infections. Picture: Equipped.

Foyer group AfriForum is contemplating authorized motion over the banning of using Ivermectin as a remedy towards Covid-19.

That is even supposing the South African Well being Merchandise Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has repeatedly suggested towards using the parasiticide for both prophylaxis or remedy of Covid-19.

WATCH: Cops have been delivering booze to residents, investigations reveal

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A police officer has been nabbed after an investigation revealed {that a} video clip which went viral on social media displaying officers delivering alcohol to residents, is in reality true.

Following The Citizen’s enquiries, police launched an investigation and on Thursday confirmed {that a} case of utilizing a motorized vehicle with out homeowners’ consent, and a case of contravention of the Catastrophe Administration Act, had been opened towards a police officer.

Thandeka Mdeliswa’s alleged killer anticipated again in courtroom in February

Actress Thandeka Mdeliswa was gunned down in Mpumalanga on Thurs, 03 Sept 2020. She died days afterward Sat, 05 Sept 2020. Her household confirmed on Sunday that her capturing was an act of gender-based violence | Picture: Twitter

Siyabonga Mbatha, the person accused of murdering iKani actress Thandeka Mdeliswa, is about to seem within the Evander Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom once more on 8 February.

He’s charged with the homicide of well-known actor Thandeka Mdeliswa, 34.

Her demise was confirmed in an announcement issued by her household firstly of September, saying her homicide was an act of gender-based violence.

270 million Covid-19 vaccines secured for Africa

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The African Union stated on Wednesday it had secured 270 million doses of anti-Covid vaccine for the continent, in a deal that may profit international locations unable to finance their very own immunisation campaigns.

Below the deal, the vaccines will probably be provided by Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

The doses will complement the vaccines secured through Covax, the globally-pooled vaccine procurement and distribution effort which has struck agreements to safe two billion doses

Trump turns into first US president impeached for unprecedented second time

SWANTON, OH – SEPTEMBER 21: President Donald Trump speaks at a marketing campaign rally on the Toledo Specific Airport on September 21, 2020 in Swanton, Ohio. Trump spoke of the necessity to win the upcoming election, eight days earlier than a presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden. Matthew Hatcher/Getty Photographs/AFP

Donald Trump turned the primary US president in historical past to be impeached twice when the US Home of Representatives voted Wednesday to cost him with inciting final week’s mob assault on Congress.

Trump is about, nonetheless, to face a Senate trial later and if convicted he could be barred in a follow-up vote from looking for the presidency once more in 2024.

Selection is the spice of life for Sundowns forward of Tshwane derby

Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns in the course of the DStv Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates at Loftus Stadium. Image: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

A part of Mamelodi Sundowns’ energy this season has been how troublesome it has been to foretell the form of workforce co-head coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena will discipline on the day.

It is because Sundowns try to keep away from the lure of getting to depend on sure gamers, and as an alternative wish to set up a big pool of gamers that they’ll simply name to obligation and that may ship.

Boucher needs Kallis again within the Proteas’ nook

Jacques Kallis

Former Protease batting coach Jacques Kallis will assist England on their tour of Sri Lanka. Image: Getty Photographs

Nationwide cricket coach Mark Boucher confirmed on Thursday that he has his sights set on getting Jacques Kallis again into the Proteas fold.

Kallis has simply began a controversial stint with England as their batting guide in Sri Lanka.

Orie on the mend as Lions intention to spring some surprises towards Bulls

Bulls v Lions

Marco van Staden surges ahead for the Bulls of their match towards the Lions. Image: Gallo Photographs

In a large increase for the Lions, ace Springbok lock Marvin Orie ought to be able to face the may of the Bulls in subsequent weekend’s Currie Cup semifinal at Loftus.

Orie was uncertain after he suffered an agonising shoulder harm of their match towards the Bulls final week.

His management of the Lions lineout made the previous Bulls lock a key participant, nonetheless, to try to shock his former aspect.

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