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flag me downNorma Gigaba stands outside the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria while her lawyer talks to the media.Image:6 things you need to know‘Healthcare workers’ in attempted robberyFour people pretending to be healthcare workers have been arrested after an attempted robbery at a farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. According to police, the group opened fire on the farm owners on Monday after they gained entry by pretending to be healthcare workers. “Two women were wearing nurses’ uniforms. When they were questioned about their visit, they drew firearms and demanded cash. The owners managed to alert police,” said police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele. The group fled on foot but were arrested by police. An unknown vehicle on the premises sped off when they saw police. “A chase ensued and they were cornered. Three men were apprehended. Seven suspects were arrested and two pistols with ammunition were recovered.”
Chinese man wins fight to be in SA for birthA Chinese man was forced to take home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi to court after his department refused to allow the man back into SA ahead of the birth of his child. The man and his SA husband regard Cape Town as their home, but they were in China when the country went into lockdown. Their baby is expected to arrive in September in Bloemfontein, where the surrogate mother lives. The man's husband was given the all clear by home affairs to return while he was given a spousal visa. Home affairs did not give reasons for denying his application to enter SA while he had been granted a visa 10 days before.
Hero waiter dies under wheels of thieves’ carA waiter who chased cellphone thieves was killed when he fell under the wheels of their getaway car. Braden Cannoo, 22, was working at Jakes restaurant in Steenberg Village, Cape Town, when the incident occurred on Monday evening, said restaurant owner David Ellis. “A petty theft incident occurred within Jakes where a group of people posing as customers stole a cellphone. A young waiter, Braden Cannoo, responded by following them out to their car,” Ellis said on Facebook. “He jumped on to the bonnet of the car speeding through the parking lot. Unfortunately, he slipped under the car as it sped towards the traffic circle in Reddam Avenue [at the US consulate]. Braden sadly succumbed to his injuries.”
Teenyboppers have a Microsoft spot for old giantMicrosoft has emerged as a savior to young users of TikTok, who praised the tech industry giant for trying to buy parts of the social media company's operations, in hopes of avoiding a US shutdown. Bearing hashtags like #SaveTikTok and #Microsoft, TikTok'ers embraced a company founded by people their grandparents' age. – Reuters
Belarus accuses Russia of lies, revolution plotBelarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused Russia of lying over an alleged mercenary plot to destabilise his country and said unnamed forces were trying to carry out a revolution in Belarus but would fail. Lukashenko has called called on Moscow to stop lying, saying Russian detainees had confessed to everything. – Reuters
India pharma firm jumps on Covid drug bandwagonIndia’s Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it would soon begin selling its version of favipiravir. The drug has emerged as one of the most sought-after drugs at hospitals fighting Covid-19 in India. Once hyped as a potential Covid-19 treatment by Japan’s prime minister, favipiravir has disappointed at clinical studies. Still, Indian regulators gave emergency approval to favipiravir in June. – ReutersRead more: Sunday Times »
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Monday, August 3 2020In Times Select today • Want to keep our kids home from school? Not so fast • ‘Who’s returning when?’ Teachers fret over grade phasing • Thanks to Cyril’s vampiric ANC the pre-1994 racists are laughing
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Tuesday, August 4 2020In Times Select today • Norma Gigaba gets power suit, lawyers to match to fight arrest • Hyenas can blame nature, so what’s the ANC’s excuse? • We have to use bin bags to protect ourselves: desperate hospital workers
Money Matters | UIF | 4 August 2020Too many rules and regulations around the Unemployment Insurance Fund are a bit confusing. Do you know your rights and what processes to follow when applying? Financial journalist MayaOnMoney tackles some of the most frequently asked questions about the UIF with labour law specialist Michael Bagraim.
LIVE FEED: State Capture Inquiry August 4, 2020The commission is also expected to hear evidence related to the Free State Provincial Government from John Matlakala and Jacobus Roets. StateCaptureInquiry
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