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NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 16 November 9 am

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In this bulletin:

# Saftu says the inhumane acts of brutality especially against women must be condemned
# Johannesburg Water reservoirs are currently stable
# And, Joe Biden has vowed the bipartisan infrastructure bill will improve America

# Trade union Saftu says it is appalled by the discovery of human body parts in a refrigerator in Soweto. A 26-year-old man has been arrested. Saftu’s Trevor Shaku says they are deeply troubled that these brutal acts are being discovered across the country. Earlier this month a body of a woman was discovered under her boyfriend’s bed in North West, while in Limpopo a man was arrested for killing seven women. Shaku says such inhumane acts of brutality must be condemned:

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# Johannesburg Water says reservoirs supplied by the Rand Water Eikenhof pump system that is affected by the water supply reduction are currently stable. However, it anticipates that the Brixton, Hursthill, Crosby reservoirs will be affected by the reduced supply. It has placed stationary water tanks in areas supplied by these systems. Johannesburg Water spokesperson, Eleanor Mavimbela, says the supply to Rahima Moosa and Helen Joseph Hospitals will be provided through an alternate feed:

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# Trade, Industry and Competition, deputy minister, Fikile Majola, together with Gauteng premier David Makhura will today visit the Tshwane Special Automotive Economic Zone. The department, the city of Tshwane, and the provincial government have spent around 185-billion-rand on the economic zone development to date. The department’s Bongani Lukhele says the delegation will visit the construction site to assess the readiness ahead of the main launch of the special economic zone early next year:

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# US president Joe Biden has promised Americans that his new bipartisan infrastructure bill will improve lives and keep the country’s economy moving forward. He signed the bill into law yesterday. He says the bill makes historic investments in infrastructure to rebuild the country’s roads and bridges, deliver clean water and high-speed internet, modernise the electrical grid, and help transition to a clean energy economy. Biden adds that the bill is a monumental step forward toward building back better as a nation.

# Golf: South Africa’s big-hitting Wilco Nienaber is heading back to Leopard Creek next month, as he looks for a maiden European Tour victory in the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Mpumalanga. He will be up against quality players including defending champion Christiaan Bezuidenhout, former champions Brandon Stone and Richard Sterne, and PGA Tour campaigner Dylan Frittelli. Nienaber says he has had a good year and has grown in his game and experience. He adds that his year has really strengthened his belief in trusting the process.

# And the financial indicators: The dollar is trading at 15-rand-23-cents and the euro at 17-rand-34-cents. One British pound costs 20-rand-43-cents and Bitcoin trades at 60-thousand-870-dollar-2-cents. Gold is selling at one thousand-865-dollars-97-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 82-dollars-83-cents a barrel.

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