Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: UK lifts the travel ban on South Africa

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: UK lifts the travel ban on South Africa

They also lifted the ban on the other 10 countries they had placed a travel ban on!

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A day before the 16th of December which is a holiday in South Africa - we hope you are getting in the mood for the festive season! 

We share the top stories you should at least have some knowledge about this morning. 

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Eskom has warned that the refusal of its applications for pollution exemptions at several coal-fired power stations would have a “very significant impact” on its ability to provide electricity to the country.

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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has jokingly offered Nicholas Latifi a “lifetime supply of Red Bull” after the Williams driver’s crash helped Max Verstappen clinch the Formula 1 world championship. 

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Ford South Africa’s Silverton Assembly Plant has modified one of its old vehicle assembling robots using decommissioned tools to turn it into an automatic braai machine. The TCF BBQ (Braai Boerewors Quickly) can braai 120 pieces of meat in 12 minutes without breaking a sweat. 

Have a look at the cool creation here

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KwaZulu-Natal's oldest crocodile, Henry, will celebrate his 121st birthday on Thursday this week. Henry is Crocworld's oldest croc and the oldest known crocodile in captivity. Measuring in at five-metres in length and 750kg in weight!

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Britain will remove all 11 countries from its COVID-19 travel red list from Wednesday because there is now community transmission of Omicron. 

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