WhatsApp Group Admins May Be Criminally Liable For Fake News In SA – Administrators of WhatsApp groups in SA may be held criminally liable if fake news is shared in the group, but only if they are aware that the information being shared is incorrect. [businsider]
WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding To Slow Spread Of Coronavirus Fake News – WhatsApp said in a blog post it made the change after observing a “significant increase” in the number of forwards since the start of the coronavirus crisis. [iol]
FACT CHECK: How A Lie About Bill Gates And A Vaccine For The Coronavirus Exploded On Twitter – A lie about Gates wanting to test a COVID-19 vaccine in Africa exploded on social media in the past two weeks, resulting in widespread outrage. [news24]
New York City Reports A Record 800-Plus Coronavirus Deaths In One Day – The national daily total of 1 858, according to Johns Hopkins University, also reached a record high. [cnn]
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson Spends Second Night In Intensive Care – Mr Johnson’s condition is “stable” and he remains in “good spirits”, his spokesman added on Tuesday evening. [bbc]
Western Cape COVID-19 Cases Up Again, 1 749 Cases Nationwide – The latest victim of the virus is a 60-year-old man from KwaZulu-Natal who had advanced-stage cancer. [citizen]
The World-Class Team Leading South Africa’s Battle Against COVID-19 – Science, experience at the coalface, commitment and knowledge are the key components that distinguish the government’s response to COVID-19. [dailymaverick]
Healthcare Providers – Your Kids Qualify For A Year’s Free Tuition At This Global Online High School – The Valenture Institute has launched a scholarship for the children of healthcare providers in South Africa. [here]
Trump Order Encourages US To Mine The Moon – Executive order says US will oppose any international effort to bar it from removing chunks of moon, Mars or elsewhere in space. [guardian]
Woolworths: Sales Growth Fuelled By Panic Buying Won’t Be Sustained, Say Analysts – Panic buying as consumers prepared themselves for the lockdown saw Woolworths Foods’ sales volumes jump 27.6% compared to the same month in 2019. [fin24]
Unique ‘Flat Rainbow’ Spotted In Mossel Bay – Photographer Amanda Walden captured a beautiful image of what appeared to be a rainbow over her home in Danabaai. However, the rainbow was without its arc. [capetownetc]
Man Dies After Great Barrier Reef Shark Attack – A young man has died in hospital after a shark mauled him near a Great Barrier Reef island that’s seen two other attacks in recent months. [abs]
Lukhanyo Am Tackles His Worst Fears – The Sharks captain started the year as a world champion, his challenge to lead the Durban franchise to Super Rugby glory. But COVID-19 had other ideas, forcing Am to contemplate a grim new reality. [newframe]
Never Mind Coronavirus, A New U.S. Rugby League Launches While The Rest Of Sports Is Quiet – One Minneapolis entrepreneur is seizing on the lockdown as an “opportune time” to pitch rugby in America. [forbes]
Stunning New Drone Video Shows Empty Cape Streets – Stay home, stay safe, and remember that when this ends, we once again get to explore the most beautiful city in the world. [here]
Prince Harry’s US Citizenship ‘On Hold’ – He is also understood to be holding off applying for a green card, which would give him the right to live and work permanently in the US. It would also allow him to later become a citizen. [iol]
R. Kelly’s Request For Release On Bail Due To COVID-19 Denied By Judge – “He has not established compelling reasons warranting his release,” U.S. District Judge Anne Donnelly writes. [rollingstone]
Demi Moore And Bruce Willis Quarantine Together In Matching Pajamas – The exes earned their stripes in a self-isolation reunion amid the coronavirus pandemic. [huffpost]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
There are a number of ongoing deals set up at our various exclusive partners. Here they are – just for you;-)
Buy Any Product From Websites That ‘Don’t Ship To SA’ – One of our most exciting partners offers you a PO Box in US, UK or Hong Kong, for you to deliver overseas online purchases to. Postbox Courier handles it from there – getting the package to you in under a week. [more]
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It’s Time You Treat Your Pet To The Finer Things In Life – It’s all good and well posting pictures of your furry friends on social media, but you don’t want people talking about how you’re skimping on the treats. Do better. [petculture]
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