BULLETIN 2 February 1 pm
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In this bulletin:
# Premier Alan Winde advocates for private sector control of the country’s ports
# The GOOD party says the Western Cape government is losing the war against crime
# And cricket: Laura Wolvaardt hopes her Big Bash experience will help the Proteas in the ODI
# Western Cape premier Alan Winde has advocated for private sector control of the country’s ports. This comes amid the ongoing congestion issues affecting import and export operations. Winde suggests privatisation could potentially alleviate these challenges and improve efficiency in the port system:
# The GOOD Party in the Western Cape is calling for improved professional policing in communities across the province. This comes after a 12-year-old girl was killed when she was caught in crossfire between rival gangs, while waiting for her learner transport outside Ieglaasi Nieyah Primary School in Mitchells Plain. The GOOD Party’s Jonathan Cupido says the war against crime is a war that those in charge are losing:
# US President Joe Biden will be present when the remains of three American soldiers killed in an attack by an Iranian-made drone in Jordan arrive back in the United States today. Biden said earlier he had decided on how to respond to the attack. The expectation has been that there will be retaliatory strikes, but a strike into Iranian territory itself did not appear likely after the White House said Biden does not want a war with Iran. Reuters reports the US did confirm that Iran manufactured the drone used in the attack.
# Cricket: The stage is set for a thrilling encounter at the Adelaide Oval as the Proteas Women take on Australia in the first of three One-Day Internationals tomorrow. The recently concluded T20 series between the two sides was very competitive and ended two-one in the home side’s favour. Proteas captain, Laura Wolvaardt, plays for the Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia. She says her familiarity with the local conditions will hopefully be a valuable asset for the team:
# The financial indicators: The dollar trades at 18-rand-64-cents and the euro at 20-rand-31-cents. One British pound costs 23-rand-79-cents and Bitcoin trades at 42-thousand-981-dollars-89-cents. Gold sells at two-thousand-and-54-dollars-74-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 78-dollars-97-cents a barrel.
# And finally: Award-winning actor, Brad Pitt, is reportedly in talks to star in Quentin Tarantino’s tenth and what is believed to be his final feature film, The Movie Critic. The duo previously collaborated on Inglourious Basterds in 2009 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in 2019, which landed Pitt an Oscar for best supporting actor for the role of stuntman Cliff Booth. The Movie Critic is said to be set in 1970s Southern California and is inspired by a cynical movie critic Tarantino read growing up.
Stay tuned for more news………….