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Ramaphosa Calls 11 Lockdown Deaths And 230 000 Arrests An Act Of ‘Over-Enthusiasm’ – Really! – There is a breathtaking level of police violence in South Africa, and 11 South Africans (all black men) have died in police action during the lockdown. [dailymaverick]
Schools Reopening: What Still Needs To Be Done To Get Pupils Back In Classrooms – Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says reports given to her department indicate that schools across the country are on different levels of readiness. [news24]
‘Tenderpreneurs’ Block The Delivery Of Protective Equipment To Schools – There were protests in some provinces by local suppliers who wanted to provide protective equipment at schools, which blocked the delivery of the protective equipment at schools. [mg]
COVID-19: SA Death Toll Passes 700, Cases Increase To More Than 34 000 – There were also an additional 22 deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour cycle – all in the Western Cape. [timeslive]
George Floyd Death Was Homicide And Asphyxiation – New autopsy finds he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression as an officer knelt on his neck. [skynews]
Pentagon Officials Express Concern As Trump Threatens To Use Military To ‘Dominate’ Protesters – Also discomfort with the civil order mission among some National Guard troops — more of whom are now mobilized inside the US than at any previous time. [cnn]
Protesters Tear-Gassed For Trump ‘Law and Order’ Photo Op – Demonstrators were peacefully protesting near the White House when police unleashed tear gas on the crowd. [dailybeast]
Coronavirus: Germany Divided As States Lift Lockdown – Germany’s calm and successful handling of the pandemic attracted international attention. But its next moves have been chaotic, and characterised by squabbling between regional leaders. [bbc]
Cape Town’s Newest High-End Sex Toy Shop Features ‘Vibration Station’ – Gone are the days of seedy, dingy, sex shops where you slink through the door, because the entire industry is now changing for the better. [here]
SAA Seeks R21-billion Bailout From Government – The plan includes about R17-billion that will go toward repaying South African Airways creditors, according to a draft copy seen by Bloomberg. [mybb]
BATSA Wants Court Case On Banning Of Cigarettes Heard On June 22 – Law firm Webber Wentzel signalled that it was seeking urgent relief and gave the government until the end of the week to indicate if it planned to oppose papers. [iol]
A Draft Law Sets SA’s Drunk-Driving Limit To Zero – And Govt Is Keen To Get It Enacted – South Africa could have a drunk-driving limit of zero before the end of the year. [businsider]
Spain Reports No Virus Deaths For First Time Since March – One of the world’s strictest lockdowns was put into place in mid-March and managed to eventually reduce the pressure on hospitals after some were overwhelmed with patients suffering from the virus. [abc]
Facebook Workers Slam Mark Zuckerberg Over Trump’s Inflammatory Posts – Facebook employees took a public stand against the company’s decision to leave President Trump’s recent inflammatory posts about the Minneapolis protests on the service. [fortune]
Level 3 Regulations Edge SA Sports Federations To The Brink – The golf industry, which is the biggest sporting employer in South Africa, providing livelihoods for 40,000 people at its facilities alone, is weeks away from an irreversible disaster. [dailymav]
Cara Delevingne’s Back With Another Great Collaboration – Cara Delevingne’s latest collaboration with PUMA celebrates Pride Month and the LGBTQQIA+ community. [here]
‘Very Buckinghamshire’: How ‘Society Bible’ Tatler Fell Out Of Royal Favour – The Cambridges are thought to be taking legal action after the society magazine claimed the Duchess is ‘exhausted’, ‘trapped’ and – worst of all – ‘bland’. [guardian]
Actor Thomas Middleditch’s Wife Files For Divorce After His Infamous ‘Swinging’ Interview – Costume designer Mollie cited “irreconcilable differences” as she filed for divorce on May 28 after they separated on May 22. [newsau]
Kylie Jenner ‘Blew Through More Than $130M On A Private Jet And Real Estate Deals’ – Before Forbes stripped her of billionaire status. [dmail]
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