Citizen Reporter
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1 Mar 2021
4:55 am

Daily news update: SA moves to level 1 lockdown, Mashaba vs Steenhuisen and Gauteng crime stats

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President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Jairus Mmutle/GCIS.

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Here are the new rules: SA moves to level 1 lockdown

Source: GCIS

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will now move to Level 1 lockdown due to the decline in cases.

“The decline is because change in behaviour – with most people adhering to the Covid-19 regulations which were out in place in December, and the public health sector helping containing the virus,” said Ramaphosa.

The new alert level will come into effect later this evening once the regulations have been gazetted, said Ramaphosa.

Legal battle looms between Herman Mashaba and John Steenhuisen

DA leader John Steenhuisen. Picture: Veli Nhlapo

A legal battle is looming between Action SA leader Herman Mashaba and the Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen.

WATCH: Ex-naval officer Zirk Botha reaches Rio after rowing from Cape Town

Zirk Botha. Picture: Facebook

Botha rowed in support of sustainable development and renewable energy as a solution to environmental issues and climate change.

“I want to use #Row2Rio2020 to spotlight the impact of fossil fuels and irresponsible consumerism on the planet, which will be the home of our children and future generations. Renewable energies are essential to a sustainable future,” he said.

Rising crime stats in Gauteng a concern, says DA

A cash-in-transit van was bombed by armed robbers on Friday on 5 February 2021 in Danville in the west of Pretoria. Picture: Supplied.

Increasing crime statistics in Gauteng remains a concern, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

According to the crime statistics, there has been an “overwhelming increase in various crimes across the province compared to the previous years”. These include cash-in-transit robberies, truck hijackings, sexual offences, and commercial crimes that have seen a massive rise in the past years.

What we are eating: Five health restaurants we can’t get enough of

Kaylee’s Eatery taco bowl. Picture: Instagram

If you are like us and intrigued by everything that has to do with healthy living, ways to live longer, collagen and how food can change your life we are with you.

Here are the best health restaurants to try near you.

Cheetahs took ‘very few positives’ despite stunning the Stormers – coach Hawies Fourie

Reinhardt Fortuin

Reinhardt Fortuin surges forward for the Cheetahs in their clash with the Stormers. Picture: Gallo Images

There was little to be excited about, according to Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie, despite his team surprising the Stormers with a 34-33 victory at Cape Town Stadium in their Preparation Series match on Saturday.

Trailing 26-21 at the break, the Cheetahs relied on two late penalties by centre Frans Steyn to edge out the home team, and Fourie believed the appearance from the bench of veteran scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar made the difference.

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