#5Things: Bacon-scented mask, former goalkeeper stabbed in Umlazi, marmite is running out, and more

#5Things: Bacon-scented mask, former goalkeeper stabbed in Umlazi, marmite is running out, and more

A lot happened at the weekend, and Darren, Keri, and Sky want you to catch up with these five stories.

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1. Municipalities can now generate own electricity 

New regulations published by the mineral and energy resource minister, Gwede Mantashe, now give municipalities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town the option to apply to generate their own electricity. The only snag is - their Eskom bills need to be paid in full! Hopefully we can do the same in Durban, soon!

READ: Govt sets ball in motion for more electricity generation

2. Calling all meat lovers: Now you can get a bacon-scented mask

A company in the USA is thinking outside the pan by offering fans of breakfast meats the chance to enjoy the scent of sizzling pork anytime they want with a bacon-scented face mask. The Black Label Breathable Bacon Mask uses "the latest in bacon-smell technology" to give the wearer the experience of smelling bacon anytime they don the COVID-19 protection accessory.

3. Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper stabbed

Brilliant Khuzwayo, a former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, was stabbed this weekend in Umlazi. According to Twitter, he was invited to give a talk at the Mangosuthu University of Technology when he was approached by a man, believed to be a student, and stabbed before he was rushed to hospital. 

4. Marmite production put on hold

Marmite lovers who have not been able to buy larger jars of the spread during lockdown can blame the COVID-19 pandemic. The makers of the yeast-extract spread recently took to social media to announce that production had been affected by a shortage of brewer's yeast. They said that as a temporary measure, they had stopped production of all sizes of Marmite except for the 250g jar, which is available in most major retailers.

READ: Marmite pasta: Disgusting or delicious?

5. City names sewage plant after comedian and TV host

A playful feud between late night talk show host, John Oliver, and the town of Danbury, Connecticut, has come to an end with the city naming its $110-million sewage plant after the comedian. City Council members ruled that the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant was a go. Tensions began back in August when the 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' host publicly poo-pooed the town during a segment where he called it “a sad, empty void where hope goes to die".

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