In the news:
- Today’s Weather Forecast for South Africa
- Ramaphosa called on to take a “tougher stance” on Russian invasion
- South Africa’s municipality fails deceased workers
- City of Tshwane uitily cuts leaves justice minister and State attorney in the dark
- What’s for dinner?
- Are you last night’s Lotto winner of R400,000?
Today’s Weather Forecast for South Africa
See the latest weather forecast and warnings across South Africa. From Heat Waves to Thunderstorms, stay up to speed with TODAY’S Regional Weather Forecast: 4 March 2022.
Ramaphosa called on to take a “tougher stance” on Russian invasion
The US Embassy in South Africa has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa and his administration to take a tougher stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
According to the embassy, it was important for Africans to have a voice when Russia chose to destroy Ukraine’s democracy. Furthermore, the embassy stated that by attempting to remain neutral, it seems that South Africa – a member of the BRICS alliance – unwittingly sides with Russia.
These claims come after South Africa chose to abstain from voting against Russia at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. And according to the SA ambassador at the UN, the reasoning behind this move was that the “resolution was not helpful to the peaceful resolution of the conflict”.
South Africa’s municipality fails deceased workers
South Africa’s municipalities are once again making headlines for the worst reasons. After two municipal employees recently died, the families of the employees approached the Pension Fund Adjudicator on two separate complaints after Sanlam – responsible for the pension and provident funds – did not pay out life cover claims.
It was then discovered that Sanlam had cancelled the life insurance that was part of the pension package for employees after the municipality failed to pay the risk premiums. These incidents came after Sanlam warned the municipality that it would be liable for claims arising from promises of life insurance offered to its employees.
City of Tshwane uitily cuts leaves justice minister and State attorney in the dark
The City of Tshwane is still continuing with its campaign to cut access to municipal utilities for those that are in debt to them. And most recently, the City cut power to the building that houses the justice minister and the State attorney.
This comes after the municipality stated that they were owed more than R1.2 million in electricity bills. And according to the spokesman for the justice department, they were without power for two days before it was restored on Thursday.
The City of Tshwane previously said that, as part of the campaign, they are referring to a debtors book that shows that roughly R17 billion in rates, taxes, water and electricity is owed. The book dates back to before 2016.
What’s for dinner?
Probably the question everyone dreads on a daily basis is, what’s for dinner? Well, what about our daily selection of: Creamy Mussel Soup packed with flavour.
Are you last night’s Lotto winner of R400,000?
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