Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: SA flag flies at half-mast

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: SA flag flies at half-mast

This is to honour the late former apartheid president, FW De Klerk.

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Let's catch up on five of the headlining stories this Humpday morning. Sadly, we are going to begin with no-so-delightful news regarding service delivery. 

1. 

The eThekwini Municipality said it has mobilised additional water tankers to assist residents affected by widespread water outages in north Durban. 

Just as South Africans had some sight of relief, power utility Eskom has warned of load shedding at short notice after five units failed, losing over 16000MW of power.

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2.

President Emmanuel Macron has switched to using a darker navy blue on the official French flag, replacing the previous brighter shade. That decision was partly an aesthetic one because the French and European flags flew next to each other in so many locations.

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3. 

Guanyu Zhou has become Formula 1's first Chinese driver after signing to race for Alfa Romeo in 2022.Zhou, 22, will partner Valtteri Bottas, signed from Mercedes after veteran Kimi Raikkonen decided to retire this year.

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4.

UPL South Africa (Pty) Ltd has acquired the services of a former public prosecutor to help police track down those responsible for the arson attack and looting at its Cornubia warehouse.

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5. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the national flag be flown at half-mast from Wednesday as a mark of respect for late former president FW de Klerk, the presidency said on Tuesday. De Klerk died on November 11 after a long illness. He was 85.

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