Accusations of bribes, sex for work halts completion of Kimberley housing project

20 October 2020, 6:18 AM
Accusations of bribes and sex in exchange for jobs have marred the completion of a multimillion rand Lerato Park Housing project in Kimberley.
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CORONAVIRUS: Your daily update 20 October 2020, 5:30 AM

The number of coronavirus cases across the world continues to increase rapidly.

SA records 1 461 new COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths 19 October 2020, 11:42 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 461  new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 705 254.

More facilities to be built to address prison overcrowding: Patekile Holomisa 19 October 2020, 5:06 PM

Deputy Correctional Services Minister, Inkosi Patekile Holomisa, says prisons do not have conditions that are conducive to the adherence of COVID-19 protocols.

Rooney awaiting COVID-19 test result after friend’s visit 19 October 2020, 5:02 PM

Wayne Rooney was “angry and disappointed” with a friend who had visited him despite being told to take a COVID-19 test and later testing positive, the former England captain’s management said.

Basic Education seeks other ways of dealing with social distancing, slates learner rotation system as ineffective 19 October 2020, 2:21 PM

The Department of Basic Education is considering other ways of dealing with social distancing in classrooms. The rotation system where learners have been going to school once or twice a week has proven ineffective with some learners losing two weeks at a time in some schools.

Global coronavirus cases surpass the 40 million milestone 19 October 2020, 12:07 PM

Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease.

Trump and Biden urge supporters to vote early as this week’s final debate showdown awaits 19 October 2020, 11:34 AM

President Donald Trump and Democratic Joe Biden urged supporters to vote early as this week’s debate final showdown awaits.

Abahlali Basemjondolo to march against corruption, forced removals 19 October 2020, 9:05 AM

Shack dweller movement Abahlali Basemjondolo is expected to embark on a peaceful march to the KwaZulu-Natal premier's office on Monday.

Eastern Cape Health concerned about non compliant liquor outlets 19 October 2020, 6:20 AM

The Department of Health in the Eastern Cape says it is worried about liquor stores that are not compliant with COVID-19 level 1 lockdown regulations.

Isolation
Fort Hare University has reported close to 30 COVID-19 cases since Alert Level 1 started 18 October 2020, 12:39 PM

Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape has reported close to 30 coronavirus cases among students since the announcement of Alert Level 1 of the lockdown.

Mixed mitigation measures must be in place to avoid second wave of COVID-19 18 October 2020, 10:05 AM

Mixed mitigation measures must be put in place to avoid a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the continent, says Doctor Mary Stephen, Technical officer World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo.

COVID-19 has marked effect on workers: UN 17 October 2020, 1:34 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a marked effect on workers in developing countries, where seven out of 10 of them make a living through informal markets, many of whom simply cannot earn a livelihood if they cannot leave their home due to lockdowns.

COVID-19 undermining efforts to eradicate poverty: UN 17 October 2020, 11:01 AM

As Saturday marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the United Nations (UN) says that the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing millions into extreme poverty and is undermining efforts to eradicate poverty by 2030.

WHO in dialogue with Russia on its second COVID-19 vaccine candidate 17 October 2020, 1:51 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it had had very good dialogue with developers of a second Russian vaccine candidate against coronavirus (COVID-19).

Pfizer vaccine hopes lift world stocks; dollar, gold on the defensive 17 October 2020, 12:06 AM

Global shares bounced on Friday while safe havens such as the dollar were on the defensive as investors welcomed news that drugmaker Pfizer Inc could have a coronavirus vaccine ready in the United States by the end of this year.

COVID-19 increases risks for cancer patients 16 October 2020, 3:34 PM

Cancer patients face poorer outcomes if they become infected with the new coronavirus, a new study shows.

VIDEO: Weekly Global COVID-19 Wrap, 16 October 16 October 2020, 12:33 PM

In this week's Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from all corners of the globe, as the number of confirmed infections worldwide continue to rise.

SA records 1 770 new COVID-19 cases, 158 deaths 15 October 2020, 11:51 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 770 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 698 184.

SA records 1 877 new COVID-19 cases, 123 deaths 14 October 2020, 11:52 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 877 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 696 414.

1 178 new coronavirus cases, 165 deaths recorded in SA 13 October 2020, 9:11 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 178 new cases, bringing the total number to 694 537. The Department of Health has also announced 165 more COVID-19 related deaths.

Cyber Security Awareness Month | Ways to protect your data 13 October 2020, 7:00 PM

Amid a surge in online shopping, consumers are urged to have strong passwords, to not open suspicious sites and refrain from sharing banking information over the phone.

OPEC again cuts 2021 oil demand forecast as virus cases rise 13 October 2020, 4:32 PM

World oil demand will rebound more slowly in 2021 than previously thought as coronavirus cases rise, OPEC said on Tuesday, adding to headwinds faced by the group and its allies in balancing the market.

SA records 888 new coronavirus cases 12 October 2020, 9:47 PM

South Africa has recorded 888 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of cases to 693 359. Gauteng is still leading with 223 169, which is 32.2% of the total number of cases in the country. 

We won’t survive: Liverpool pubs say new UK lockdown will wipe them out 12 October 2020, 8:30 PM

The last pints could be pulled in pubs across northern England this week as furious bosses warn new coronavirus restrictions will wipe out their businesses which are already reeling from a national lockdown earlier this year.

SIU halts payment to some Free State PPE service providers 12 October 2020, 7:43 PM

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has stopped the payment of personal protective equipment to service providers in the Free State. This amid a SIU probe into a scandal in the province.

UK PM Johnson to impose further COVID-19 restrictions but pubs angry 12 October 2020, 6:15 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Monday impose a tiered system of further restrictions on parts of England as the COVID-19 outbreak accelerates, though anger is rising at the cost of the stringent curtailment of freedoms.

Experts warn that COVID-19 may be here permanently 12 October 2020, 5:00 PM

Health authorities have warned that we may have COVID-19 permanently. They believe while it may not be as widespread and claim many lives like it does now; it will become part of the seasonal diseases forever.

Selling flowers out of her VW Beetle helps Rio woman survive COVID-19 12 October 2020, 3:00 PM

You can’t miss the green 1969 Volkswagen Beetle parked at the corner, orchids and ferns crowding its open bonnet, sunflowers sticking out of windows, potted plants on the roof.

China’s Qingdao orders city-wide testing after new COVID-19 infections 12 October 2020, 12:05 PM

The Chinese city of Qingdao said on Monday it will conduct coronavirus tests for its entire population of more than 9 million after reporting new cases that appeared to be linked to a hospital treating imported infections.

Schools in Kenya to reopen on Monday 12 October 2020, 10:22 AM

Schools in Kenya will reopen on Monday, starting with Grade 4, Class 8 and Form 4.