Re-Adjusted Alert Level 3: Here’s What Is Changing From Tuesday – South Africa is staying at Alert Level 3 – but four pretty high-impact rules are changing, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday night. [businsider]
SA Records 2,548 Covid-19 Cases In 24 Hours, The Lowest In Two Months – On December 1, there were 2,295 new infections recorded — and since then the number of daily new cases shot up, reaching a second wave high of 21,980 on January 8. [timeslive]
Myanmar’s Military Has Detained Leader Aung San Suu Kyi In A Coup – In a television address, the army announced that power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and that it was declaring a national state of emergency for one year. [cnn]
GameStop Investor Battle Moves On To Silver As Prices Surge – Silver prices have hit an an eight-year high after calls to buy the metal on social media sparked a trading frenzy. [bbc]
Mitch McConnell Says Congresswoman’s ‘Loony Lies’ Are ‘A Cancer’ For Republicans – Senate minority leader didn’t name Marjorie Taylor Greene, but the remarks were clearly directed at the QAnon supporter. [guardian]
Rhino Poaching In South Africa Falls For Sixth Consecutive Year – There was also a reduction in the number of elephants poached last year. [moneyweb]
The Inside Story Of A Trump Pardon Gone Wrong – On January 20, the day Biden was inaugurated, Luke Scarmazzo, who is serving a 22-year sentence in prison for operating a medical cannabis dispensary, realized that he was going to remain in prison. [forbes]
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Captain Sir Tom Moore Surrounded By Family In Hospital – The 100-year-old charity fundraiser was taken to hospital on Sunday, after being treated for pneumonia for some time and testing positive for the virus the week before last. [telegraph]
Why SAPS Crime Intelligence Is A Hot Mess – It is impossible not to conclude that the political class made a deliberate decision to keep regulation loose to make it more susceptible to manipulation. [dailymav]
Cell C Execs Paid R219 million While The Company Burned – The lucrative salary packages were not the only benefits to Cell C’s top brass following the recapitalisation process in August 2017. [mybb]
Thousands In England To Be Tested In ‘Sprint’ To Halt South African Covid Variant – Health officials and mobile units to be sent to affected postcodes while wastewater could also be tested. [guardian]
2oceansvibe Weekend Sports Wrap – Newcastle United won a football match, the Bulls are Currie Cup champions, and the Ozzie cricket team has a toasted sandwich problem. Welcome to the Sports Wrap. [here]
Why Bafana Haven’t Repeated Their 1996 Success – It’s been 25 years since South Africa lifted the Africa Cup of Nations. Instead of dawning a new era, Bafana Bafana went backwards in spite of the country’s footballing wealth and infrastructure. [newframe]
Tom Brady Ready To Extend Career As Super Bowl Countdown Begins – Tom Brady said on Monday he could extend his NFL career beyond his 45th birthday as the quarterback kicked off the final countdown to his record 10th Super Bowl appearance. [iol]
Trump’s New Lawyers Have Some History With Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Cosby – Trump’s entire impeachment legal team bailed on him over the weekend, and the two new recruits bring some interesting baggage. [vice]
Prince Harry Accepts Apology And ‘Substantial Damages’ Over ‘Baseless’ Claims In Mail Article – Harry sued Associated Newspapers last year after an article published in October said he had lost touch with the Royal Marines. [sky]
Dustin Diamond Dead at 44 After Cancer Battle – Dustin Diamond, who played Samuel “Screech” Powers on Saved by the Bell, died Monday morning. [people]
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