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South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 9 March 2022

We’ve got all the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa you really need to know on Wednesday 9 March 2022.

Eskom announced on Tuesday morning that due to the breakdown of Medupi Unit 3, they have no choice but to extend the current load shedding until Saturday.

Not content with putting us back into load shedding for the rest of the week, Eskom has also revealed their existential fears about the unfolding crisis in Ukraine – with one senior official noting that the utility could be priced out of buying diesel.

And then, some alarming data was revealed on Tuesday when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) reportedly granted the public to view the official data Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine information submitted to the agency.

The 55 000-page documents revealed that the Pfizer Covid vaccine, Comirnaty, has 1,291 side effects.

Gauteng driving school owners vow to continue protesting at licensing stations in Pretoria. The disgruntled owners want their concerns to be fully addressed. They are unimpressed with the new online booking system.

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Lastly, in some shocking news, the principal of KZN school Grosvenor Girls’ High School, Linda Jorgensen, has been placed on precautionary suspension after she allegedly called learners ‘monkeys’.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Wednesday 9 March

Breaking: Stage 2 load shedding EXTENDED until Saturday!

Stage 2 load shedding will now be EXTENDED until Saturday.

Eskom announced on Tuesday morning that due to the breakdown of Medupi Unit 3 they have no choice but to extend the current load shedding until Saturday. Generation group executive Phillip Dukashe said the system is fully constrained.

“We are running the system with units that are at risk.”

Click here to read more about the planned load shedding.

Also read: Gulp! Eskom fears it will ‘run out of funds’ to pay for diesel

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine has 1 291 RARE side effects, own report shows

Alarm raising data was revealed on Tuesday when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) reportedly granted the public to view the official data Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine information submitted to the agency.

A 55 000-page set of documents revealed the Pfizer Covid vaccine, Comirnaty, has 1,291 side effects.

The information was only released on 8 March, Tuesday, in a 38-page report. This followed a request made by the FDA’s CBER to suppress the data for the next 75 years. On 6 January, it was denied.

Click here for more information about the latest information revealed.

Driving school owners to shut down test centres thanks to eNatis

Driving school owners in Gauteng are vowing to continue protesting at licensing stations in Pretoria. The disgruntled owners want their concerns to be fully addressed. They are unimpressed with the new online booking system.

The electronic National Traffic Information System (eNatis) is focused on reducing long lines and eradicating corruption at license testing stations across Mzansi. Driving school operators believe that the alleged technical issues being faced are negatively impacting their customers.

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KZN school investigated after learners were called ‘monkeys’, ‘taxi queens’ and ‘black sluts’

The principal of KZN school Grosvenor Girls’ High School, Linda Jorgensen, has been placed on precautionary suspension after she allegedly called learners ‘monkeys’.

The spotlight was firmly set on Jorgensen the principal of the all-girls high school. The learners accused the principal of racial discrimination who made reference to their hair. They additionally accused Jorgensen of discriminatory slurs.

The angry learners took to the streets outside the Grosvenor Girls’ High School in February to protest against a school that allegedly treats black and coloured girls unfairly. They alleged that racism was an ongoing issue at the school.

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Craig Lucas: Teen arrested in family ‘double murder’ to undergo evaluation

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection to the double murder of two family members of The Voice SA season 2 winner and singer Craig Lucas.

According to Daily Voice, the boy is allegedly a family relative.

Warren and Arlene Lucas – the brother and sister-in-law of the Cape Town star – were brutally gunned down in their Brackenfell home over the weekend. Police now claim that the teen – who appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 8 March – will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Click here to read more.

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