Global Statistics

All countries
64,905,071
Confirmed
Updated on December 3, 2020 9:14 am
All countries
44,509,162
Recovered
Updated on December 3, 2020 9:14 am
All countries
1,500,454
Deaths
Updated on December 3, 2020 9:14 am

Global Statistics

All countries
64,905,071
Confirmed
Updated on December 3, 2020 9:14 am
All countries
44,509,162
Recovered
Updated on December 3, 2020 9:14 am
All countries
1,500,454
Deaths
Updated on December 3, 2020 9:14 am
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Zuma won’t attend state capture commission until ‘biased’ Zondo recuses himself

Former President Jacob Zuma before the Zondo Commission in 2019 (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla) Former president Jacob Zuma's lawyers have written to chairperson of the commission of inquiry into state capture Deputy Justice Raymond Zondo, asking him to recuse himself due to his "biased disposition" towards the former leader.In a lawyer's letter drafted by his legal…

IN PICTURES | The Whistleblowers

Loliwe Ngwenya looks at a photograph of her father Philemon ‘Booi’ Ngwenya. He was an intended beneficiary of the Estina Dairy Project and was outspoken about alleged corruption. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla With corruption and fraud endemic in South Africa, whistleblowers have played a pivotal role in bringing wrongdoing to light. They have provided an invaluable…

Mars’s south pole may have an underground lake surrounded by ponds

Space 28 September 2020 By Leah Crane The ice cap that covers Mars’s south pole is composed of frozen water and carbon dioxideESA/DLR/FU Berlin / Bill Dunford A lake of liquid water surrounded by smaller ponds may be buried under 1400 metres of ice near the south pole of Mars. Radar observations had already suggested that…

Strike at Eskom unit kicks off on Tuesday

Workers at Eskom Rotek Industries will start protesting against the use of labour brokers at the division from Tuesday. Protest organiser Timothy Kgokong said the newly appointed labour brokers have not paid full employee salaries. Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said the grievances underscoring the protest are before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.Eskom confirmed…

Mpumalanga ANC PEC member and 26-year-old stepson appear in court for rape of 8-year-old twins

The case of a Mpumalanga ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) member accused of the rape of his 8-year-old twin daughters was postponed in the Mbombela Magistrate's Court on Monday. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Monica Nyuswa said the man appeared in court alongside his 26-year-old stepson."The matter has been postponed to 1 October for a formal…

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City of Cape Town urges people to leave Kataza the baboon alone

Kataza the baboon. Facebook / Baboon Matters The City of Cape Town has asked the public not to feed a baboon that has relocated to Tokai. The baboon, known as Kataza or SK11, is slowly being integrated into the Tokai troop. Video footage, however, shows humans feeding Kataza. The City of Cape Town has requested that Kataza…

Rassie: There are various benefits for SA rugby to go north

As SA Rugby moves to determine which franchises will go to Europe in future, Rassie Erasmus has noted several potential benefits for the local game should that route be followed.The national director of rugby believes the high world rankings of Wales, Ireland and Scotland mean PRO Rugby is competitive and that fans will eventually identify…

A Once-in-a-Century Climate ‘Anomaly’ Might Have Made World War I Even Deadlier

(John Finney Photography/Moment/Getty Images) An abnormally bad season of weather may have had a significant impact on the death toll from both World War I and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, according to new research, with many more lives being lost due to torrential rain and plummeting temperatures. Through a detailed analysis of an ice…