Phala Phala panel deadline extended ‘due to amount of work’ | The Citizen

The panel formed to investigate the Phala Phala incident was granted an extension for the submission of the report until the end of the month. Parliament speaker Mapisa Nqakula extended the deadline by more than two weeks – from 17 November to 30 November. Presidential spokesperson Moloto Mothapo confirmed the update, saying the extension was … Read more

WATCH: Section of R559 near Mohlakeng collapses due to heavy rain | The Citizen

The Gauteng department of roads and transport has announced the closure of the R559 near Mohlakeng in Randfontein after it partially collapsed due to the heavy rains. “The R559 partially collapsed while the R28 is flooded after the province endured heavy rains that resulted in damages to the road infrastructure. The teams are currently on … Read more

Two Bloemfontein primary schools shut their doors due to heavy rains | The Citizen

The Free State Department of Education has temporarily closed two primary schools in Bloemfontein due to flooding and heavy rains.  Caleb Motshabi and Sedibeng Sa Thuto Primary School were severely affected by the level 4 disruptive rains that led to flooding across low-lying areas, roads and informal settlements. The department’s spokesperson, Howard Ndaba said they … Read more

EFF’s Marshall Dlamini due in court on assault charges | The Citizen

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) secretary-general Marshall Dlamini is expected to appear at Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday on assault charges. Dlamini is charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after assaulting a member of the Parliamentary Protection Services during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) in February 2019. Assault charges … Read more

Apple warns iPhone shipments will be delayed due to Covid restrictions at Foxconn plant

Apple has said it expects lower iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max shipments than previously anticipated as Covid-19 restrictions temporarily disrupt production at an assembly facility in Zhengzhou, China. “The facility is currently operating at significantly reduced capacity,” the iPhone maker said in a statement. “Customers will experience longer wait times to receive their … Read more

Drake and 21 Savage pushed their album release date back a week ‘due to Covid,’ but were they really spooked by the bewitching hour?

(October 30, 2022).  On October 21, Drake surprise-announced that he was releasing a joint album with fellow rapper 21 Savage on Friday, October 28 called Her Loss.   Five days later, the Canadian rapper announced Her Loss would be delayed a week (to Nov. 4) due to his producer Noah “40” Shabib contracting Covid-19 while mixing and mastering the LP. … Read more

Jane’s Addiction Cancel 5 Shows With Smashing Pumpkins Due To Perry Farrell Injury

Last Friday, Jane’s Addiction were forced to cancel their opening set for Smashing Pumpkins in Philadelphia due to “personal injury.” Now, Jane’s Addiction have announced that they’re cancel more four more shows on the Spirits On Fire tour, including dates in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City. In a post to social media, Perry Farrell wrote that after performing at Madison Square Garden last Wednesday, he’d “suffered an injury that resulted in my inability to perform.” Our Lady Peace will fill in on those dates.

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Four out of five pupils in England say progress suffered due to Covid

Four out of five teenagers say their academic progress has suffered as a result of the pandemic, with state school pupils twice as likely to feel they have fallen behind than their peers in private schools, according to initial findings from a landmark study. Half of the 16- and 17-year-olds questioned said the Covid disruption … Read more

Deaths Among Older Adults Due to COVID-19 Jumped During the Summer of 2022 Before Falling Somewhat in September

As of the week ending October 1, 2022, the United States has lost nearly 1.1 million lives to COVID-19, of which about 790,000 are people ages 65 and older. People 65 and older account for 16% of the total US population but 75% of all COVID deaths to date. Vaccinations, boosters, and treatments have led … Read more