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The NSRI will remain at their posts – legends. Some initial details about the SMME funding. George outlines the lockdown implications. George’s water situation remains good. Plett rolls out its COVID-19 precations.
Spain now has the second-highest number of deaths from the virus. An in-depth look at the US stimulus package. This virus will change politics as we know it and I suspect Trump is up to something. The worldwide death figure has hit 20 000. The UK hits 463 – still none in SA thankfully.
The government has intensified the lockdown rules – no walking the dogs, and no alcohol sales. Unprecedented number of cyber attacks.
Markets recover on the news of the US stimulus. Bond yields fall as SARB extends its stimulus. Government still in talks with the retails sector over operating hours. SARB steps up liquidity. Telkom eventually agrees to lower charges to the ISP’s.
Wimbledon now in doubt. ASA supports the postponement of the World u/20 Champs. Jake White joins the Bulls – not sure if that’s a good fit or not. Postponing the Olympics will give Wayde van Niekerk more time to get up to speed.
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NSRI remains fully operational and in service to respond to emergencies during the Covid19 lockdown.
Please see attached documents released yesterday by the Ministry of Small Business Development for your information.
George Municipality Municipal Manager Trevor Botha hereby confirms essential services delivery implications for the George Municipal area during the Covid-19 lockdown (midnight 26 March 2020 – midnight 16 April 2020).
Dam level: 95.2% (down from 95.63%). Rainfall since 19 March 2020: 2,5mm. Demand/usage: 26,171 megalitres.
The Western Cape Department Transport and Public Works has confirmed to George Municipality that Driving Licencing Centres and Vehicle Testing Centres would be closed for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown period (midnight Thursday 26 March 2020 to midnight 16 April 2020).
The coronavirus outbreak has already affected people in the Bitou / Plettenberg Bay area.
We are continuously monitoring and managing all communications that are affecting the tourism industry with regards to COVID-19. Please note that we can only share verified information when official directives are issued.
While the humans are home, the plants will grow!
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Spain now has second-highest death toll from Covid-19 March 25, 2020
Hospitals across the country are overwhelmed, with many doctors infected, and a skating rink in Madrid turned into a makeshift morgue
Breaking down the $2-trillion Covid-19 stimulus package March 25, 2020
Businesses owned by Trump, the vice-president or members of the US Congress won’t see anything
The crisis is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for unscrupulous leaders to further their own interests — and they are already taking advantage
Worldwide coronavirus death toll hits 20 000 – report March 25, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 20 000 people worldwide, most of them in Europe, according to an AFP tally.
The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has risen to 463 as of Wednesday from 422 on Tuesday, the British government said, adding that more than 9 500 COVID-19 cases have now been reported in the country.
The government said on Wednesday it will issue new frequency spectrum to the country’s telecom operators on a temporary basis to expand the network during the nationwide lockdown.
South Africans will not be allowed to walk their dogs, order food from a restaurant or buy alcohol during the 21-day national lockdown to try curbing the spread of Covid-19, police minister Bheki Cele said on Wednesday.
Cybersecurity company Kaspersky warns attacks have jumped tenfold, and recommends stronger security measures as remote working increases
Europe’s main markets in London, Frankfurt and Paris all opened 4%-5% higher after the Nikkei in Tokyo had risen almost 7%
The all share rose 5.17%, as did the top 40, with resources and gold miners both up significantly
Government will be talking to retailers such as supermarkets, which are allowed to remain open during the national lockdown, about operating times.
Reserve Bank steps up liquidity measures March 25, 2020
Additional measures to be implemented to add liquidity to the financial system
Telkom agrees to cut wholesale broadband prices to ISPs March 25, 2020
Telkom and the Competition Commission have reached an agreement over concerns the regulatory watchdog had over its wholesale IP Connect product.
Wimbledon could be postponed after All England Club chiefs called an “emergency meeting” for next week to discuss whether to go ahead.
Athletics SA (ASA) on Wednesday welcomed the postponement of the World Athletics Under-20 Championships due to the spread of Covid-19.
Former World Cup winning coach Jake White joins the Bulls March 25, 2020
The former Springbok coach and Rugby World Cup winner assumes the position vacated by Alan Zondagh, who stepped down earlier this year.
Olympic 400m champion and world record-holder in the event says holding the games in 2021 gives him more time to train and recover from injury
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