Festive Season Beach Ban For Eastern Cape And Garden Route – Beaches on the Garden Route and in the Eastern Cape will be closed from 16 December. [dailymav]
All The New Rules For December: Closed Beaches, Booze Restrictions, And Curfews – On Monday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new lockdown regulations, and added to the national hot spot list. [businsidersa]
Electoral College Makes It Official: Biden Won, Trump Lost – The presidential electors gave Biden a solid majority of 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232, the same margin that Trump bragged was a landslide when he won the White House four years ago. [apnews]
Murdered Stellenbosch Farmer Stefan Smit’s Wife Arrested After Evading Cops For 4 Days – Zurenah Smit, the wife of the murdered Stellenbosch farmer, handed herself over to the police on Monday, making her the third accused in her husband’s killing. [news24]
‘We’ll Soon Hit A Million’: SA Records 5,100 Covid-19 Cases In 24 Hours At 20% Positivity Rate – There were also 175 new Covid-19 related deaths recorded in the same period. [timeslive]
Russian FSB Hit Squad Poisoned Alexei Navalny, Report Says – An undercover hit squad working for Russia’s FSB spy agency poisoned the opposition activist Alexei Navalny in August, after shadowing him on multiple previous trips. [guardian]
Cellphones Used In The Matric Exam Leaks Cannot Be Traced – The Pretoria High Court last Friday ruled against the department’s decision for all matric pupils to rewrite the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2. [iol]
William P. Barr To Depart As Attorney General, Trump Announces – In public and behind the scenes, the men’s relationship had significantly soured on a number of fronts, with one person saying the pair had barely spoken directly in recent months. [washpost]
Government Sends International Travel Warning To South Africans – Travellers will likely deal with the possibility of cancelled international flights as well as countries which introduce new restrictions at short notice. [bustech]
Pornhub Removes All User-Uploaded Videos Amid Legality Row – The move means that only videos uploaded by verified content partners and people featured in the videos, who are members of its model programme, remain online. [bbc]
Zuma Says He Will Not Take Part In Case Aimed At Forcing Him To Appear Before Zondo – Monday was the deadline for Zuma to file an answering affidavit to the commission’s application. Instead, his attorney filed a terse letter composed of a single sentence. [busday]
Archaeologists Brewed “Pretty Good Beer” From 3 000-Year-Old Yeast – Archaeologists brewed a beer from ancient yeast, and let people taste it, saying that “as long as no one died from it” it would be a success. [here]
Doomed MAGA Faithful Pivot To Apocalypse Prep As Trump Loss Gets Locked In – As the Electoral College voted, a tried-and-true conservative prepper subculture was having its moment in the sun. [dbeast]
Springboks Drawn Alongside Ireland, Scotland In Pool B At 2023 Rugby World Cup – The two remaining nations in the pool will be qualifying teams from the Asia Pacific and Europe regions. [sport24]
Prince Andrew ‘Stayed At Epstein’s New York Mansion Around Time Of Alleged Sexual Encounter With Virginia Giuffre’ – He reportedly had three hours of unaccounted-for private time while staying close to home of convicted sex offender. [independent]
Kate Middleton’s Sister Pippa Is ‘Pregnant With Second Child And Thrilled’ – The couple, who married in 2017, share two-year-old Arthur, who is cousin to Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, also two. [dmail]
Sia Calls Shia LaBeouf A ‘Pathological Liar,’ Claims He ‘Conned’ Her Into ‘Adulterous Relationship’ – Sia also shared a message of support to FKA twigs, who has sued the actor for alleged physical, sexual and emotional abuse. [people]
Michael Jackson Estate Can Take Private Action Against HBO Over Leaving Neverland Documentary – The Jackson estate can pursue private arbitration, a US appeals court ruled on Monday. [sky]
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