The Week in Pictures
From protests against gender-based violencel a cross-border skirmish between two nuclear powers; to Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial starting in South Africa, it was a busy week
agreed to reduce tension a week after their worst clashes in more than 50 years at a disputed part of the Himalayan border left 20 Indian troops dead in hand-to-hand fighting. The clash, reportedly fought with fists, clubs and rocks, was the first time troops were killed on their frontier since 1975 and marked a deterioration in ties between the two Asian giants, leading to demonstrations in India.
Picture: AFP/SAM PANTHAKYJune 23— In a move that could delay the start of former president Jacob Zuma’s trial by another two years, his corruption co-accused,French arms company Thales,is preparing to challenge the National Prosecuting Authority’s decision to charge it with racketeering. Thales’s advocate Barry Roux told Judge Kate Pillay that the arms company had repeatedly sought answers from the NPA about what material it relied on to issue a racketeering certificate against it, but has yet to receive any real answers from the state.Read more: Business Day »
Western Cape building a ‘Mass-Fatality Facility’ for Covid-19 corpsesThe health authorities hope to have the facility ready 'in the first week of July', which is estimated to be the second week of the Covid-19 'peak'.
Gold on track for third consecutive weekly gainBullion has risen more than 1% so far this week while palladium heads for worst week since early May
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Snaps of men with cats give women paws for thought when online datingGents, if you’re looking to find love online it might be best to leave your cat out of the picture — literally.
Hoërskool Driehoek teachers set a poor example for students says departmentThe department of education is demanding answers from Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark, where teachers were pictured having lunch around a table, clearly not physically distancing from each other and not wearing masks.
Eskom to keep a lid on load-shedding despite strained systemPower demand has normalised and this week Eskom twice urged consumers to save electricity