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08
JUL

DA condemns truck protests on highways

The Democratic Alliance condemns the violence and destruction of public property on national highways including the N1, N2 and N7. The majority of these incidences have been caused by truck drivers in protest of employment of foreign nationals.

Daylin Mitchell, MPP says: “Whilst truck drivers, like everyone, have the right to engage in protest action, this needs to follow due process and not negatively impact other commuters as well as the supply chain of goods in the province. It is absolutely unacceptable that truck drivers have chosen to protest by blocking vital arterial routes.”
08
JUL

ANC SG tells comrades to weaponise whatsapp groups

ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte has sent a strong message to ANC members, to use your WhatsApp groups to spread information about Covid-19 instead of gossiping and socialising.

In a voice note circulated to party members, Duarte said South Africans have not fully internalized the impact of Covid-19, she asked members to remain cautious and follow all preventative measures.
19
JUN

'Dear Mr President': SA's women speak about fear and GBV

In a recent televised national address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country was in the midst of two devastating pandemics, the coronavirus and what he described as the “war on women”.

He made the statement after the surge in fatal gender-based violence cases in the past few weeks.
17
JUN

FULL ADDRESS | GBV strongly condemned & further lockdown easing announced

In a statement, the presidency said Ramaphosa's address comes after a number of consultative meetings with the cabinet, the national coronavirus command council and the presidential coordinating council on the risk adjusted-strategy to contain the spread of the virus. 

Despite the rising number of cases, the government has decided to relax lockdown regulations even further after the country moved to level 3 earlier in June. Ramaphosa's address on Wednesday night might also shed light on whether or not the country will move to "advanced level 3" where more businesses will be allowed to reopen. 
16
JUN

SA youth question their freedom

Exactly 44 years later a Statistics SA survey conducted in the Quarterly Labour Force stated that Approximately (58.1%) of South Africa’s youth is unemployed. Making this the toughest challenges faced by youths in SA. 

44 years later we asked the Youth of South Africa If they feel free?
13
JUN

Organisations embark on drive to arm crèches with face masks before reopening

Two organisations have joined forces to make face masks for distribution to early childhood development (ECD) centres in Makhanda, Eastern Cape.

The Rhodes University Community Engagement (Ruce) has partnered with Facemasks 4 Makana to make 1,000 masks for children aged between two and six.

There are about 78 ECD centres with about 1,200 children which operate in a quasi informal manner and won't be receiving personal protective equipment from the government.
12
JUN

Drones may be the future of food and product delivery

Since the beginning of the lockdown, many people have quickly had to come up with innovative ideas to keep their businesses afloat.

Goitseone Diale, a pilot and flight operations consultant, said the coronavirus pandemic has hit in the aviation industry hard, and the future of aviation and other businesses lies in the recent introduction of drones for food and product delivery.

“The use of drones for product and food delivery really transforms efficiency and the human workforce,” said Diale.

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