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  2. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) said one of its provincial offices has received multiple complaints from beneficiaries that cannot process the EFT payment method. The Agency said the EFT payment method requires an internet-connected smartphone and encouraged applicants and beneficiaries without such a device not to select the option. SASSA URGES RECIPIENTS NOT TO SELECT EFT OPTION SASSA said its Mpumalanga Customer Care Unit has been inundated with complaints. The Agency discovered that all beneficiaries who said they cannot process the EFT payment had a mobile phone with “little to no computing or internet capacity.” “The Agency is putting a caution to beneficiaries to choose a suitable method of payment to avoid any inconvenience,” said SASSA. “Normal social grants”, including pension, disability and child grants, can still be collected from Post Office branches. http://www.thesouthafrican.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ED_314128-2048x1367.jpgHAMMANSKRAAL, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 06: People queue at South African Post Office at JubiIee Mall during adjusted lockdown level 4 on July 06, 2021 in Hammanskraal, South Africa. It is reported that the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will remain open during adjusted level 4 and will operate with a reduced staff complement as per the Department of Public Service and Administration circular. (Photo by Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius) The R350 SRD grant can no longer be picked up at post offices. Alternative payment methods include having the money deposited directly into bank accounts or it can be collected from retailers like Shoprite and Boxer. READ: October SASSA payments: Here’s when you can collect your grant The Agency also urged grant beneficiaries to update their personal information – cellphone numbers, financial accounts, etc – if there are any changes. This will help ensure that payment goes to the right recipient. READ: Hawks raid ‘zama zama’ kingpins’ homes, seize luxury vehiclesSeven-year-old girl drowns in Western Cape RiverMore than 500 fraudulent ‘I Dos’ undone in 2022: Home AffairsEscaped lioness found and ‘put down’ – it may have killed 15 pigsFour provinces facing 48-hour HEATWAVE: Warning issued View the full article
  3. Labour unions at South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail company threatened to begin a strike this week after rejecting its latest wage offer, a move that may curb shipments of coal and other minerals. ALSO READ | HOW MUCH PETROL WILL COST FROM WEDNESDAY INLAND AND AT THE COAST According to Bloomberg, the United National Transport Union (UNTU) served Transnet with a 48-hour notice that its members plan to stop work from Thursday, 6 October, according to a statement. The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) said separately that it will notify Transnet on Tuesday, 4 October of its plan to begin a strike on Monday, 10 October. ALSO READ | ANOTHER USA RETAIL GIANT HEADING TO SOUTH AFRICA – THIS MONTH! Transnet’s rail and ports facilities are key to South African exports of bulk commodities such as coal, iron ore, chrome and manganese. Transnet offered a 1.5% increase Producers including Thungela Resources and Exxaro Resources are already unable to exploit the full potential offered by a surge in global demand for coal burned at power plants because of a lack of rail capacity at Transnet. ALSO READ | THESE 4 BARS IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD The company said its offer to labour unions of a 1.5% pay increase and a once-off payment of R10 000 before tax is reasonable as it takes into account the company’s “financial and operational challenges.” Transnet’s pay increase must be aligned with the rise in the cost of living and current inflation, the UNTU said. Annual inflation in South Africa is currently 7.6%. Satawu and UNTU are demanding between 12% and 13.5%. ALSO READ | DISCOVERY DELAYS MEDICAL AID PRICE INCREASES TO RELIEF OF MEMBERS Transnet said it applied to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration to try and break the deadlock with the labour unions. A mediation process is expected to start on Wednesday, 12 October and won’t affect the strike action, Satawu said. “Transnet has consistently made the point that its wage bill currently makes up over 66% of monthly operating costs,” the company said in a statement. “This is not sustainable, particularly given the current operational and financial performance.” PICTURES | South Africa’s power cuts hit travel at Zimbabwe border, queues 4km long View the full article
  4. The price of 95 unleaded petrol will be lowered by R1.02 a litre at midnight on Tuesday, 4 October, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced on Monday. Meanwhile, 93 petrol will be 89 cents cheaper. ALSO READ | ANOTHER USA RETAIL GIANT HEADING TO SOUTH AFRICA – THIS MONTH! However, in some bad news for diesel car owners, prices will be hiked by between 10-15 cents a litre. ALSO READ | THESE 4 BARS IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD The price of illuminating paraffin will fall by 62 cents a litre. Petrol and diesel price changes: FuelPrice changePetrol 95decrease of 89 cents per litrePetrol 93decrease of 102 cents per litreDiesel 0.05%increase of 10 cents per litreDiesel 0.005%increase of 15 cents per litreIlluminating Paraffin (wholesale)decrease of 62 cents per litreLPGASincrease of 19 cents per kilogram ALSO READ | DISCOVERY DELAYS MEDICAL AID PRICE INCREASES TO RELIEF OF MEMBERS As always, there’s a difference in the price of petrol – and diesel – that motorists will need to pay when filling up inland in comparison to the coast. How the price changes will reflect at the pumps: InlandAugustSeptember95 PetrolR23.38R22.3693 PetrolR22.95R22.060.05% diesel R23.96R24.060.005% dieselR24.16R24.31Illuminating ParaffinR17.60R16.99LPGAS (p/kg)R33.88R34.07 CoastalAugustSeptember95 PetrolR22.73R21.7193 PetrolR22.30R21.410.05% diesel R23.31R23.410.005% diesel R23.52R23.67Illuminating ParaffinR16.81R16.20LPGAS (p/kg)R31.46R31.65 View the full article
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  6. Emmy-nominated actor and producer Billy Eichner officially released his gay romantic comedy film, Bros, on Friday 30 September. Taking to Twitter following the film’s opening weekend at the box office, Eichner blamed “straight” people who didn’t “show up” for the low turnout at theatres. ALSO READ: Trailer alert: First-look at Billy Eichner’s LGBTQI+ comedy ‘Bros’ [watch] BILLY EICHNER’S ‘BROS’ Bros, co-written by Billy Eichner and Nicholas Stoller, follows two gay men who struggle with commitment issues and find their way to each other. Eichner makes history as the first openly gay man to write and star in his own film. The romantic comedy stars an all-LGBTQI+ cast including Luke Macfarlane, who featured in Netflix’s LGBTQI+ Christmas film, Single All the Way. Other stars include Bowen Yang, Guillermo Diaz, Jai Rodriguez, Benito Skinner, Dot Marie Jones and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Symone. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE EICHNER REACTS TO LOW TURNOUT FOR ‘BROS’ Following its release, Billy Eichner took to Twitter on Sunday 2 October to express his disappointment about the low turn-out for his film. In a series of tweets the 44-year-old says even with rave reviews from film critics, some chose not to “show up” for Bros. “Even with glowing reviews, great Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore etc, straight people especially in certain parts of the country just didn’t show up for Bros and that’s disappointing but it is what it is,” he said. ALSO READ: Pride Month in Mzansi: South Africans raise the flag in unity [watch] CELEBRATING QUEER CONTENT In an interview with Collider, Eichner said Universal Pictures has been an incredible partner and collaborator in making Bros happen. “I give so much credit to them. I have so much gratitude for not only making the movie but how they approached it. Allowing us, not only allowing us, supporting the idea of casting all openly LGBTQ actors and supporting the idea that we would tell an authentic story.” View the full article
  7. The Hawks in Gauteng are pouncing on the alleged “kingpins” of illegal mining (‘zama zamas’) on Tuesday, 4 October. The multidisciplinary raid started in the early hours and half a dozen suspects have been arrested thus far. HAWKS TARGET ‘ZAMA ZAMA’ BIGWIGS Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said the Department of Home Affairs and other stakeholders are participating in the operation. The residences of the so-called kingpins of illegal mining in Carletonville and Khutsong were hit and six suspects have been arrested. “The multi-disciplinary team is also seizing their luxury vehicles and investigations are still ongoing,” said the Hawks spokesperson. The Directorate is expected to hold a media briefing and share more details about the operation at approximately 11:00 at the Lebanon Recreational Centre in Westonaria. In an unrelated incident, the mass rape in Krugersdorp that shook the country was allegedly committed by illegal miners. Thirteen out of 14 suspects have been linked to the incident after being identified by the victims but the DNA evidence is still outstanding. This is a developing story. http://www.thesouthafrican.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/295909663_487733946498509_5339598652331001823_n.jpgEight women were raped on the set of music video in Krugersdorp – Image: SAPS / Twitter READ: Seven-year-old girl drowns in Western Cape RiverMore than 500 fraudulent ‘I Dos’ undone in 2022: Home AffairsMan arrested for stabbing brother, elsewhere a woman killed her exTMPD constable shot and killed in a hijackingEscaped lioness found and ‘put down’ – it may have killed 15 pigsDrakensberg hotel guest airlifted after venomous snake biteFour provinces facing 48-hour HEATWAVE: Warning issued View the full article
  8. A German tourist has been shot dead in White River, Mpumalanga overnight. The travelling party of four was making its way to Numbi Gate, before they were targeted by a group of hijacking suspects. Sadly, the altercation would prove to be a fatal one. http://www.thesouthafrican.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/German-tourist-mpumalanga-hijacking-II.jpgThe German tourist was killed after being shot in the upper body – Photo: SAPS German tourist killed during botched hijacking in Mpumalanga The crooks approached the tourists’ vehicle in a VW Caddy. They pulled up next to the driver’s side window, while brandishing a gun. From there, they instructed the visitors to open their doors, in the hope that they could quickly make off with their valuable possessions. However, the German tourist behind the wheel decided to take his chances, and instead locked the doors in an attempt to escape these thugs. Tragically, one of the gunmen opened fire, sending a bullet through the upper body of the driver. Mpumalanga hijacking incident ends in tragedy The vehicle reversed for an approximate distance of 100 metres before crashing into a wall. It’s understood the hijacking suspects then fled the scene, without taking any belongings. A manhunt has since been launched for the criminals behind this violent attack. South Africa’s Department of Tourism has issued the following statement on this matter: German tourist murder ‘could harm SA’s economy’ The Mpumalanga SAPS have also been left crestfallen by these developments. Although no arrests have yet been made, officials are working around the clock to catch the perpetrators. Police are also worried about the ‘economic impact’ an attack on tourists can have: “The police at Masoyi as well as other role players in the Emergency Services were alerted about the murder of a German tourist. A murder case was opened with an immediate launch of a manhunt for the suspects. No one has been arrested as yet.” “When one has tourists then it means the tourism sector is benefitting and boosting our struggling economy. We call on our good citizens who might have seen or heard anything about these criminals, or the VW Caddy they were driving, to come forward.” | Mpumalanga SAPS ALSO READ: Cape Town residents could soon be paid for switching off appliances View the full article
  9. Gauteng Health MEC, Nomathemba Mokgethi has revealed that the department has paid its top legal head R4.7 million to stay at home since July 2019. Mokgethi in a written reply to questions posed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Gauteng Legislature. GAUTENG HEALTH EMPLOYEE PAID R4 MILLION According to Mokgethi, Advocate Lebeloane Mpelegeng is Chief Director: Legal Services, was reportedly told to stay at home following a Public Service Commission report on her appointment that found irregularities in her transfer from the Department of Water and Sanitation. The PSC then recommended that the department apply to the Labour Court “without delay” to set aside her transfer to the Department, reportedly. According to Mokgethi, the Department made the application to the Labour Court on 18 November 2020, but Mpelegeng opposed it. A Court Registrar has also indicated that a date for the matter will only be set in 2023. Mokgethi said the Gauteng Health Department wants to see the matter concluded as speedily as possible, however, remains constrained by the Court’s processes which are outside the department’s control. In the response, Mokgethi also revealed that there is an acting person in Mpeleng’s job, and she has been paid R4 681 700 for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2022. DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health, Jack Bloom said the R4 million is an enormous sum of money to pay for a botched appointment and could have paid for 10 senior nurses for a year in understaffed hospitals. Bloom said Mpeleng has a chequered history with the Gauteng Health Department as she was former Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa’s personal assistant when she was fired in January 2006 for misusing state property, but was later absolved on appeal. ALSO READ: R1.6 billion in negligence claims facing Gauteng Health Department View the full article
  10. The body of a seven-year-old girl, who disappeared underwater while swimming in the Palmiet River in Kleinmond, Western Cape on Sunday, 2 October, was recovered on Monday evening. SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL’S BODY RECOVERED National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Kleinmond Station Commander, Schalk Boonzaaier, said emergency responders were alerted to a drowning in progress at approximately 15:47 on Sunday at Palmiet River. The missing girl’s 10-year-old sister managed to get out of the water and was treated at the scene before being transported to a hospital in a stable condition. The seven-year-old was not found on Sunday and the search continued. On Monday, NSRI rescue swimmers conducted sweeping line walk search patterns in waist-deep water near the river. The rescue swimmers focused on areas identified by the police divers. The seven-year-old girl’s body was found and recovered in a corner of the river near the Palmiet River mouth in the early hours of Monday evening. Her body was taken in by government health forensic pathology services and the police, who have opened an inquest docket. Boonzaaier conveyed condolences to the child’s family. Palmiet River bridge between Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond. Image: Creative Commons/Cazo3788 READ: Mitchells Plain man drowns while rescuing teens caught in current In an unrelated incident, a 17-year-old boy remains missing. He disappeared while swimming at the nearby Kleinmond Main Beach on Sunday. Three of the teenagers made it safely back to shore and the search for the 17-year-old continues. READ: More than 500 fraudulent ‘I Dos’ undone in 2022: Home AffairsEscaped lioness found and ‘put down’ – it may have killed 15 pigsFour provinces facing 48-hour HEATWAVE: Warning issued View the full article
  11. Residents in the City of Cape Town could soon be rewarded for volunteering to switch off appliances in exchange for compensation when electricity supply is strained. This intervention comes as national power supplier, Eskom, is subjecting South Africans to rolling blackouts alternating between various stages that are wreaking havoc in various sectors. HERE’S HOW CAPE TOWN RESIDENTS COULD BE REWARDED The City of Cape Town has issued a tender that will see customers rewarded for reducing their power usage at a given time so that City-supplied customers can be protected from the impacts of load shedding. These Cape Town Power Heroes will be key in the City’s load-shedding protection efforts. Here’s how it will work: City asks for reduction in usage to protect its customers → Third party aggregators call on the Power Heroes to switch off → Power Heroes help Team Cape TownA reduction of usage of 60MW is targeted. Third party Aggregators that have been appointed via tender, sign up Power Heroes on a voluntary basis, comprising residential and small-scale commercial customers. When usage needs to be cut, the Aggregators switch off agreed-to non-essential electrical equipment of the Power Heroes. It could be done remotely via installed smart devices. Aggregators reward the Power Heroes. Aggregators determine the incentives and manage them. The City will then reward the Aggregators in terms of the tender conditions and agreements. City of Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill Lewis said the Eskom situation is so precarious that a combination of interventions will be key over the next decade as work continues to reduce their reliance on Eskom. Hill Lewis said smaller energy consumers can make a big difference to keep the lights on for longer in Cape Town and to ensure that the City’s economy is enhanced and protected as much as possible. Cape Town residents are protected from up to two stages of load shedding where possible. Between February and July 2022, the City protected its customers from 722 hours of load shedding, reportedly. City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen said they are looking forward to creating a new energy regime in the City built on partnerships, innovation and cleaner, more affordable technology. ALSO READ: City of Cape Town to build its first solar plant in Atlantis View the full article
  12. Money makes money and these three South Africans have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT! FOR MORE BUSINESS & FINANCE NEWS VISIT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEBSITE The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. The figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York. These days an American citizen, Pretoria-born Elon Musk remains the world’s richest person. ALSO READ | MEDICLINIC ACCEPTS R75 BILLION BID FROM SA’S RICHEST MAN JOHANN RUPERT Below, the Top 3 richest South Africans in the world at the close of business on 3 October 2022. Under world rank, name, total net worth, $ last change, $ YTD change, country / region, industry View the full article
  13. Money makes money and these three South Africans have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT! FOR MORE BUSINESS & FINANCE NEWS VISIT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEBSITE The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. The figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York. These days an American citizen, Pretoria-born Elon Musk remains the world’s richest person. ALSO READ | MEDICLINIC ACCEPTS R75 BILLION BID FROM SA’S RICHEST MAN JOHANN RUPERT Below, the Top 3 richest South Africans in the world at the close of business on 3 October 2022. Under world rank, name, total net worth, $ last change, $ YTD change, country / region, industry View the full article
  14. Get those sunscreens and umbrellas out! Temperatures are expected to surge and reach multi-year highs on Tuesday, 4 October 2022 in Gauteng. This is according to independent regional weather forecaster Gauteng Weather. TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO SURGE IN GAUTENG The South African Weather Service (SAWS) had issued a heatwave advisory for Gauteng, parts of Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo for Monday and Tuesday, 3 and 4 October. Residents in the affected areas, which include Gauteng, the Highveld of Mpumalanga and the south-western Bushveld of Limpopo, were urged to stay indoors and keep hydrated. The potential impact of the heatwave includes: Heat stroke.Heat cramps.Heat exhaustion due to prolonged exposure or physical activities. The national government has also advised South Africans besieged by the heatwave to take all necessary steps to stave-off the extreme conditions. They have also stressed the importance of using sunscreen and hats to keep skin well-protected. ALSO READ: Four provinces facing 48-hour HEATWAVE: Warning issued View the full article
  15. Money makes money and these 10 people have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT! FOR MORE BUSINESS & FINANCE NEWS VISIT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEBSITE The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. The figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York. Below, the Top 10 richest people in the world at the close of business on 3 October 2022. View the full article
  16. Money makes money and these 10 people have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT! FOR MORE BUSINESS & FINANCE NEWS VISIT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEBSITE The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. The figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York. Below, the Top 10 richest people in the world at the close of business on 3 October 2022. View the full article
  17. HUAWEI recently released the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and the HUAWEI nova 10, which are the latest additions to its popular HUAWEI nova series. The smartphones come soaring with a stunning design, unparalleled 60MP Front Camera, blazing fast charging speeds, ultra-vision photography, and visionary Super Device features – making the series a top choice for a trendy phone to get today in 2022. Design, where fashion meets technology: The HUAWEI nova series always comes in trendy colours and stylish aesthetics, and the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and the HUAWEI nova 10 continue this legacy, offering an innovative Starry Silver and Starry Black colourways. Starry Silver depicts exquisite and elegant aesthetics. Combining the chic metallic silver colour with the golden Star Orbit Ring and Icon, and the 3D curved display of the phone is complemented with a sparkling layer to showcase the fascinating colour changes under different lights and shadow. The HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and the HUAWEI nova 10 innovatively adapt a double colour coating process to enhance the design language of the Star Orbit Ring, creating a sense of harmony and symmetry. From selfies to vlogging, the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro comes packed with some innovative features: Image: Supplied Staggering 60MP Dual Autofocus Front Camera with cool features: From selfies to vlogging, the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro comes packed with some innovative features when it comes to the front camera technology. It sports high-quality dual front camera lenses. One lens features the industry’s first front-facing 60MP Ultra-Wide Autofocus Camera, supporting 100-degree wide angle and 4K video quality, which offers excellent resolution and light sensitivity. Additionally, the front-facing 8MP Portrait Close-up Camera, another industry’s first, supports 2X optical zoom and up to 5X digital zoom, expanding the limits of human perception and bringing you the ultimate close-up portrait experience. The HUAWEI nova 10 Pro now comes with a 0.75 – 5X Zoom function on video mode. With the combination of features such as camera focus, camera movement, colour tuning, audio pickup and video editing, users now have their own all-in-one studio they can activate anytime and anywhere. The smartphone also sports the industry’s first front camera with an Instant AF with Quad Phased Detection (QPD). With upgraded autofocus capabilities of the dual front cameras, the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro can intelligently switch the focus of different subjects within the camera, and through the Showcase Focus function, allows the subjects to be clearly displayed even in vlogs filmed indoors. Meanwhile, it can utilise multiple cameras of the smartphone to shoot simultaneously, offering a multi-camera shooting experience with the combination of dual front cameras, both front and back cameras, as well as picture-in-picture shooting, all while portraying the fine details of the subject’s face, make-up, and accessories. Moreover, the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro features a 4K wide field of angle at the front. The AI Texture Skin Algorithm together with XD Fusion frame composition also improves mobile photography for every scenario: front-lighting, backlighting and multi-exposure high dynamic range (HDR) shots to achieve delicate Front SLR-Level Bokeh effects, helping users to capture clear and high-quality close-up portraits at a click of the shutter. The HUAWEI nova series always comes in trendy colours and stylish aesthetics: Image: Huawei Ultra-Vision Photography: High-quality Photos and Videos in all Scenarios The HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and HUAWEI nova 10 rear camera is equipped with a 50MP RYYB Ultra Vision Camera setup, which consists of a 50MP Ultra Vision photography main camera, an 8MP Ultra-Wide Macro Camera, and a Portrait Depth Camera. Both the front and rear cameras of the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and HUAWEI nova 10 support the Motion Blur function. With this feature, users can take photographs with blurred backgrounds. The smartphones also come with an AI Snapshot feature that can process elements, such as people, the sky, buildings, and plants, to enhance the overall look and feel of photos, easily locking in and freezing the beauty of a fleeting moment. The Super Night Shot feature is also supported on the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and the HUAWEI nova 10, bringing excellent details beyond the perception of human eyes in dark scenes, as well as leveraging its powerful light sensing capabilities and pixel-grade reconstruction technology. 100W HUAWEI SuperCharge Turbo Equipped with the 100W HUAWEI SuperCharge Turbo, the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro allows users to stay fully charged, in a short period of time. To activate the Turbo Mode, users need to connect the phone to a power supply and then tap the charging icon. It only takes 10 minutes to quickly charge the phone from 20% to 80%, while fully charging the phone in just 20 minutes, which brings users an unprecedented and instant fast-charging experience. The HUAWEI nova 10 Pro also packs a 4 500mAh battery in its slim and compact body. While the HUAWE nova 10 has 66 W HUAWEI SuperCharge and a 4 000 mAh battery. Equipped with the 100W HUAWEI SuperCharge Turbo: Image: Huawei Visionary and Inspirational User Experience Thanks to the Super Device features, Huawei has consolidated different menus into the Control Panel with a simple swipe; users can explore the Control Panel and get quick access to audio playback, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, as well as making it easier to control multiple devices as if they were controlling just one device. Users can tap on the HUAWEI MatePad icon to activate Smartphone-Tablet Multi-screen Collaboration; or tap the HUAWEI MateBook icon for Smartphone-PC Multi-screen Collaboration or tap the HUAWEI FreeBuds icon to seamlessly switch their audio output to their Huawei earbuds. With the Distributed File System, the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and the HUAWEI nova 10 can also function as wirelessly connected external storage units for the PC, meaning users can access the files they want more easily than ever before. When users are drafting an email on the PC, they can add smartphone files as an attachment or when they see an image they like when browsing the internet on the PC, they can save that image directly to the smartphones. The smartphones come soaring with a stunning design: Image: Huawei Where To Buy The new HUAWEI nova 10 Pro, priced at R15 999, and HUAWEI nova 10, priced at R12 999 are now available from selected retail stores and the HUAWEI online store The HUAWEI online store has special bundle deals for the new HUAWEI nova 10 Series. In October only, HUAWEI will gift online buyers a HUAWEI Freelace worth R1 499 when they purchase the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and the HUAWEI nova 10 between 14H00 and 15H00 daily. While stocks last. T’s & C’s Apply HUAWEI has paired its latest Watch Fit 2 and Band 7 to create amazing, discounted bundle deals for online store purchases for the HUAWEI nova 10 pro and HUAWEI nova 10. HUAWEI nova 10 Pro / HUAWEI nova 10 with a HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 Active -the HUAWEI Watch Fit is discounted from R3 299 to R2 499. HUAWEI nova 10 Pro / HUAWEI nova 10 with a HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 Classic – the HUAWEI Watch Fit is discounted from R3 499 to R2 599. HUAWEI nova 10 Pro / HUAWEI nova 10 with a HUAWEI Band 7 – the HUAWEI Band 7 is discounted from R1 699 to R1 499. Promotional Period: 01 October to 31 October. While stocks last. ALSO READ: HUAWEI to launch a new lineup of products: Xperience HUAWEI 2022 View the full article
  18. Power utility Eskom announced that Stage 3 load shedding will continue this week until 05:00 on Thursday, 6 October. ALSO READ | 5 NEW INTERNATIONAL ROUTES TAKING OFF IN SA BEFORE END OF 2022 The extended load shedding is required due to a shortage of generation capacity as a result of persistently high levels of breakdowns. Eskom will publish a further update on Wednesday afternoon – or as soon as there are any significant changes. ALSO READ | THESE ARE THE TOP 20 AIRLINES IN THE WORLD – LATEST UPDATE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE MAJOR METROS, LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW: City of JohannesburgCity of Ekurhuleni City of Tshwane City of Cape Town (PDF)Nelson Mandela BayeThekwiniManguangBuffalo City View the full article
  19. The price of 95 unleaded petrol will be lowered by R1.02 a litre at midnight on Tuesday, 4 October, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced on Monday. Meanwhile, 93 petrol will be 89 cents cheaper. ALSO READ | ANOTHER USA RETAIL GIANT HEADING TO SOUTH AFRICA – THIS MONTH! However, in some bad news for diesel car owners, prices will be hiked by between 10-15 cents a litre. ALSO READ | THESE 4 BARS IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD The price of illuminating paraffin will fall by 62 cents a litre. Petrol and diesel price changes: FuelPrice changePetrol 95decrease of 89 cents per litrePetrol 93decrease of 102 cents per litreDiesel 0.05%increase of 10 cents per litreDiesel 0.005%increase of 15 cents per litreIlluminating Paraffin (wholesale)decrease of 62 cents per litreLPGASincrease of 19 cents per kilogram ALSO READ | DISCOVERY DELAYS MEDICAL AID PRICE INCREASES TO RELIEF OF MEMBERS How the price changes will reflect at the pumps: InlandAugustSeptember95 PetrolR23.38R22.3693 PetrolR22.95R22.060.05% diesel R23.96R24.060.005% dieselR24.16R24.31Illuminating ParaffinR17.60R16.99LPGAS (p/kg)R33.88R34.07 CoastalAugustSeptember95 PetrolR22.73R21.7193 PetrolR22.30R21.410.05% diesel R23.31R23.410.005% diesel R23.52R23.67Illuminating ParaffinR16.81R16.20LPGAS (p/kg)R31.46R31.65 View the full article
  20. Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 04 October, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever. ON THIS DAY: 04 OCTOBER 1993 | The European Union lifted sanctions against South Africa 1989 | Efforts by a pro-sanctions lobbyist group against South Africa debt restructuring failed. 2017 | Niger and US Special Forces were attacked by Islamic State militants outside the village of Tongo Tongo. 2010 | The accident at the Ajka plant in Hungary released millions of cubic meters of liquid alumina sludge, killing nine, injuring 122, and severely polluting two major rivers. 2003 | The Maxim’s restaurant suicide bombing in Israel killed 21 Israelis, Jews, and Arabs. ALSO READ: What happened on 03 October? BIRTHDAYS 1984 | South African-Welsh rugby union footballer and coach, Ian Evans. 1994 | South African cricketer, Aiden Markram. 1946 | American admiral, Michael Mullen. 1940 | American bass player and composer, Steve Swallow. 1989 | American model and actress, Dakota Johnson. ON THIS DAY: DEATHS 2000 | English-Canadian biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate, Michael Smith, 68. 1974 | Northern Sotho writer and poet, Oliver Kgadime Matsepe, 42. 2012 | Zimbabwean historian and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stan Mudenge, 71. 2010 | English actor, comedian, and singer-songwriter, Norman Wisdom, 95. 1943 | German-Polish lieutenant, Irena Iſſakowicz, 37. SPORTS 2001 | Brendan Shanahan scored a hat trick in the Red Wings’ 4-3 OT win in San Jose; he was the second player in NHL history to score two opening hat tricks in his career ENTERTAINMENT Faith Hill emerged victorious in the 34th Country Music Association Award at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee on this day. Image: flickr/ webmaster2004 2000 | In the 34th Country Music Association Award at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw emerged victorious. AFRICA FACT The Mausoleum of Mohamed V was constructed in 1962, and its luxurious structure was completed in 1971. View the full article
  21. Weather forecast data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Severe Weather Alerts IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS: 1.NIL FIRE DANGER WARNINGS: 1.Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, in places in the Free State, North West, Gauteng, Limpopo and the western Highveld of Mpumalanga. ADVISORIES: 1.A heat wave with persistently high temperatures is expected in Gauteng, the Highveld of Mpumalanga, the south-western Bushveld of Limpopo, central and eastern parts of the North West and extreme northern parts of the Free State until and including Tuesday but continuing over the central and eastern parts of the North West and extreme northern Free State until Thursday. Temperature and UVB forecast Gauteng: Temperature: Fine and hot but very hot in the north. It will become partly cloudy in places from late afternoon. The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Extreme. Mpumalanga: Temperature: Cloudy in the east, otherwise partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated showers and thundershowers over the central and eastern Highveld from the afternoon. Limpopo: Temperature: Partly cloudy and hot to very hot with isolated showers and thundershowers in the extreme south from the afternoon. North-West Province: Temperature: Fine and hot to very hot, becoming partly cloudy in the east from the afternoon. Free State: Temperature: Warm in the south, otherwise partly cloudy and hot with isolated thundershowers in the extreme east. Northern Cape: Temperature: Partly cloudy in the south in the morning with morning fog patches over the south-western interior, otherwise fine and cool to warm but hot in the north and north-east. Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly reaching strong in the afternoon. Western Cape: Temperature: Cloudy to partly cloudy in places over the interior and eastern parts in the morning, otherwise fine and cool to warm. Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh westerly to south-westerly south of Table Bay in the morning, otherwise moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly but strong north of Cape Columbine at in the afternoon. The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Very high. Eastern Cape: The Western half –Partly cloudy and cool south of the escarpment with light morning rain along the coast. The Western half -Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate south-westerly becoming light easterly in the evening. The Eastern half -Partly cloudy to cloudy and cool with light rain south of the escarpment. The Eastern half -The wind along the coast will be moderate south-westerly becoming light north-easterly in the evening. Kwazulu-Natal: Temperature: Morning fog over the interior, otherwise cloudy and cool, but cold in the south-west. Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected, except in the extreme north-east. Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate southerly to south-westerly, becoming south-easterly to easterly from the towards evening. The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Low. Stay up to date by viewing our daily Regional weather forecast here. Tweets by SAWeatherServic View the full article
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  23. Salutations child and warrior of God! Before you is the good word of the Lord to help you start your day. It is Tuesday, 04 October 2022. Enjoy a prayer with your Bible verse to help you jump-start the day with confidence, mercy, and strength. Bible Verse of the day Prayer Dear God, God, when we are weak and weary, surround us, when despair is near circle us, and let Your peace surround us. In Jesus’s name, Amen. ALSO READ Breaking Bread: Understanding the Holy Spirit The Bible in History The Bible from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, ‘the books’) is a collection of religious texts and scriptures sacred in Christianity, Judaism and Samaritanism. The good book was originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek. These texts feature instructions, stories, poetry, and prophecies. The Bible is a product of divine inspiration. The collection of materials that are accepted as part of the Bible by a particular religious tradition or community is called a biblical canon. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion rooted on the life and teachings of the son of God Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Christianity is considered the world’s largest religion with about 2.5 billion followers. These individuals are identified as Christians. The religion believes that Jesus is the Son of God whose coming was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Read more Bible Verses and Prayers Enjoy a list of our past verses and prayers down below. View the full article
  24. Eskom said Stage 3 load shedding would be implemented on TUESDAY. STAGE 3 LOAD SHEDDING WILL CONTINUE The power utility said load shedding was necessary due to persistently high levels of breakdowns. Following the shutdown of Camden Power Station in Mpumalanga due to demineralised water contamination last week, the first of seven generating units returned to service on Saturday evening. On Sunday, Eskom said that the remaining units that suffered breakdowns are anticipated to return to service over the next eight days, while one will remain on planned maintenance. A generating unit each at Kusile and Majuba power stations was returned to service. A generating unit each at Duvha, Kendal, Komati, Kusile, Matimba, Lethabo and Tutuka power stations was taken offline for repairs. It furthermore said it has 6 893MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 168MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns. ALSO READ: Stage 15 load shedding: What is it and what could cause it? ALSO READ: Stage 6 nightmare: What is Andre de Ruyter’s yearly salary? HERE IS YOUR LATEST SCHEDULE: ALSO READ: Eskom targets a MASSIVE increase for next year – more info here City of Tshwane City of JohannesburgCity of Ekurhuleni City of Cape TownNelson Mandela BayeThekwiniManguangBuffalo City For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za. Rooftop solar. Photo: Stock/Canva RAMAPHOSA URGED SOUTH AFRICANS TO GET ROOFTOP SOLAR President Cyril Ramaphosa said they intend to enable businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar to generate electricity. He said South Africa has a great abundance of sun that should be used to generate electricity. ALSO READ: Is this the end of load shedding? Five things you need to know about the family meeting Click here to read more. Meanwhile, Eskom plans to apply for a MASSIVE tariff increase from 1 April 2023/24. This was recently announced. ESKOM MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT The tariff application is under consideration by Nersa, which must make a final decision by Christmas eve at the latest. It is believed that public hearings will be held next week. Eskom’s announcement on Thursday was to inform the public that it had updated its tariff application for the financial years 2024 and 2025. Click here to read more. View the full article
  25. We’ve got all the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa you really need to know on Tuesday, 4 October 2022. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a heatwave advisory for Gauteng, parts of Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo for Monday and Tuesday, 3 and 4 October. The price of 95 unleaded petrol will be lowered by R1.02 a litre at midnight on Tuesday, 4 October, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced on Monday. In other news, a taxi driver who tried to run over a metro police officer in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, has been condemned for his actions. Meanwhile, the private security, Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) is seeking assistance with identifying an infant baby girl that was located dumped in a bush in Dawncrest in KwaZulu-Natal. With Diwali and Guy Fawkes coming up soon many South Africans will start stocking up on fireworks. So what exactly are the country’s laws on the purchasing and usage of these items? TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Tuesday 4 October Four provinces facing 48-hour HEATWAVE: Warning issued The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a heatwave advisory for Gauteng, parts of Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo for Monday and Tuesday, 3 and 4 October. The weather service warned that the heatwave advisory is effective for Monday and Tuesday. Residents in the affected areas, which include Gauteng, the Highveld of Mpumalanga and the south-western Bushveld of Limpopo, are being told to stay indoors and keep cool. Click here to read more. BREAKING | Petrol price cut confirmed, but diesel hiked: Here’s how much you’ll pay The price of 95 unleaded petrol will be lowered by R1.02 a litre at midnight on Tuesday, 4 October, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced on Monday. Meanwhile, 93 petrol will be 89 cents cheaper. However, in some bad news for diesel car owners, prices will be hiked by between 10-15 cents a litre. WATCH: Metro police officer almost run over by taxi driver A taxi driver who tried to run over a metro police officer in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal has been condemned for his actions. It is not yet clear when the incident happened and whether or not the driver was trying to intimidate the officer from writing a ticket. In a video shared on Facebook, a metro police officer can be seen standing in front of a white minibus Toyota Quantum. Click here to read more. Baby dumped in KwaZulu-Natal bushes with an apology note Private security, Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) is seeking assistance with identifying an infant baby girl that was located dumped in a bush in Dawncrest in KwaZulu-Natal. The baby was discovered by a passerby on Monday, 3 October 2022. According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), a man discovered the baby at the base of an embankment next to a stream in the vicinity of a soccer court while picking mangoes. The temperature at the location was reportedly around 28 degrees Celsius at the time of the discovery. Click here to read more. Here are South Africa’s laws on purchasing and using fireworks With Diwali and Guy Fawkes coming up soon many South Africans will start stocking up on fireworks. So what exactly are the country’s laws on the purchasing and usage of these items? Well, it’s quite extensive. Besides the fact that fireworks are governed by the Explosives Act, there are also specific by-laws that regulate the explosive item. According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), fireworks are regulated in terms of Section 30 of the Explosives Act, 1956. The SAPS also provides a list of ways to identify legitimate firework sellers as well as other important laws to keep in mind when using the item. Click here to read more. LATEST NEWS: WEATHER FORECAST, Tuesday 4 October Take a look at weather forecasts for all nine provinces here. LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES FOR CAPE TOWN, JOHANNESBURG AND DURBAN Stay one step ahead of the traffic by viewing our live traffic updates here. HOROSCOPE TODAY Free daily horoscope, celeb gossip, and lucky numbers for Tuesday, 4 October. View the full article
  26. Theuns du Toit, the Stellenbosch University student who was expelled from the institution earlier this year, has now applied to study at a private Afrikaans university in Centurion. Du Toit found himself at the centre of a racial storm after he was filmed urinating on fellow student Babalo Ndwayana’s desk, including his books and laptop reportedly loaned from the university. The clip, captured by Ndwayana himself, made international news headlines and sparked outrage, with many labelling the first year student’s actions as racist. He was briefly suspended, in the wake of the incident, but subsequently expelled from Stellenbosch University after being found guilty in a disciplinary process. The institution found that he contravened several of its disciplinary codes for students. HAS THEUNS DU TOIT BEEN ACCEPTED BY NEW UNIVERSITY? Akademia, the new university Theuns du Toit hopes will accept him, confirmed that he had indeed submitted an application, but the outcome isn’t known at this stage. According to Jacaranda News, the university could not disclose the status of his application, citing legislation prohibiting the sharing of personal information without consent. “Du Toit indeed applied and that a proper process would be followed that would include interviews. There will also be discussions with Mr. Du Toit about possible conditions. The outcome of the process will determine his admission,” Akademia is quoted as having told the radio station in a statement. Ndwayana’s father Mkuseli Kaduka had previously lambasted Du Toit’s family for not showing remorse and supported his son’s decision to press charges against the fellow student. “Had the perpetrator and his famiy shown that they are remorseful, they would have long by now reached out to us as Babalo’s familly and yet nothing like that has happened. So I have been pushing for that to happen (criminal charges) so that they can understand the gravity of the situation,” Kaduka said. http://www.thesouthafrican.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Babalo-Ndwayana-edit-e1664851647499.jpgBabalo Ndwayana Photo source: Twitter screen grab ALSO READ ‘Utter disgust’ – Black Stellenbosch student’s father speaks outStellies scandal: Victim wants ‘Stellenbosch urinator’ to face THIS punishment View the full article
  27. As part of measures to improve energy access, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has unveiled plans to leverage the Africa Minigrids Programme and also complete part of the 1,994 abandoned The post REA to leverage mini-grids for energy access expansion appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article
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