by Giulia Gasperoni
If you were planning a nice beach outing during the festive season… you might have to change your plans!
Beaches and public parks, in fact, will be closed on certain days in certain parts of the country.
• Eastern Cape and Garden Route (areas with highest infection rate): closed from 16th Dec to 3d Jan
• KwaZulu-Natal: closed on 16th, 25th, 26th and 31st Dec 2020 and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Jan 2021
• Northern Cape and Western Cape (except Garden Route): open but from 9am to 6pm
Holidays are traditionally a time of togetherness and social gathering, so it was perhaps not so unexpected to see such restrictions - especially since our country seems to be facing the much dreaded second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let's hope these measures don't take too heavy a strain on our economy while keeping us safe!
Launch of 16 days of Activism campaign for No Violence against Women and Children.
In 2014, Former President of South Africa Jacob Zuma launched the campaign in Reiger Park in City Of Ekurhuleni on the 25th of November.
Renowned human rights activist George Bizos died last week at the age of 92. His funeral service was held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Johannesburg and his burial at the Westpark Cemetery in Randburg, Johannesburg.
Delivering the eulogy, President Cyril Ramaphosa described George Bizos as a patriot and a hero.
"He was the embodiment of a fit, proper South African citizen. It was an honour and a privilege to have known the man who lies here. George your friend of 65 years - Madiba is waiting to welcome you.
pictures Antonella Ragazzoni - Dianah Chiyangwa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced yesterday 16 September that the country will be moving under Level 1 of the Covid-19 lockdown, beginning on Monday 21 September
Some noteworthy changes brought about by Level 1:
* International travel will be allowed to and from the country’s 3 main airports King Shaka, OR Tambo and Cape Town (subject to a list of high-risk countries based on their infection rate and the possession of a Covid19 negative test not older than 72 hours)
* Curfew will be implemented from Midnight to 4am
* Alcohol sales will be allowed Mon-Fri between 9am to 5pm
* Masks still to be worn in public
* Safety distance of 1.5m still applicable
Updated regulations will be published in the next few days.
By Giulia Gasperoni
Photos Antonella Ragazzoni - Dianah Chiyangwa
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deployed its top six members in different Clicks SA outlets in various provinces as part of the nationwide shutdown in all Clicks outlets in South Africa. This comes after the offensive and racist advert by Clicks that undermined the dignity of black people and suggested that the hair of black people is damaged and inferior to that of white people.
Photos: Antonella Ragazzoni and Dianah Chiyangwa