Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Caster Semenya welcomes second child

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Caster Semenya welcomes second child

Enyobeni Tavern faces demolition, loadshedding won't leave Loftus in the dark, Cameron Diaz ends her retirement with first acting role in eight years, and more...

Caster Semenya at Doha
Caster finishing ahead of the group in a race in Doha. Instagram/Caster Semenya


Welcome to the first day of a brand new month. 

Before we allow you to usher in the weekend, here are five things you need to know before you get out of bed...


The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality launched its own investigation into the Enyobeni Tavern, including whether the relevant safety regulations were adhered to when the structure was built - and the results so far don’t look too good.

Read more: Probe into Enyobeni deaths 'ongoing' - police


Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya and her wife Violet have welcomed their second child. Semenya revealed the news on social media with a photo of her and Violet's wedding bands draped over the newborn's feet. 

Read more: Semenya sixth in African 5000m, well off worlds qualifying time


Loadshedding won't leave Loftus in the dark ahead of the Springboks' first Test in front of home fans since August 2019 this weekend. CEO Edgar Rathbone and stadium manager Hugo Kemp confirmed that the stadium will run its entire day of proceedings on generators.

Read more: Eskom implements stage 6 load shedding, blames ongoing wage strike

Siya Kolisi Springboks
The Springboks battle against Wales in the first of 3 tests at home. . Patrick HAMILTON / AFP


The government plans to take some of the lessons learned during the pandemic and turn them into permanent laws, including rules around alcohol and driving. A new report on South Africa’s lockdown and restrictions shows a clear connection between the use of alcohol and the number of accidents seen on South Africa’s roads. 

WATCH: Suspects arrested after driving away without paying for fuel!



Cameron Diaz ends her retirement with first acting role in eight years. More than 20 years after first starring opposite each other on the big screen, the 'Charlie’s Angels' star will appear opposite Jamie Foxx in the fittingly titled Netflix comedy, 'Back in Action'.  

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Main image attribution: Instagram/Caster Semenya

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