Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Russia sends South Africa a message

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Russia sends South Africa a message

This was through a tweet...

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Every other news story is about the Ukraine-Russia conflict because it affects the world at large. 

Have a look at all the recent updates regarding the war and other stories from our country and across the world.

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Activist hackers in Belarus have allegedly breached computers that control that country’s trains and brought some to a halt, part of what they say is an effort to disrupt Russian soldiers moving into Ukraine.

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A group of about 30 ATDF ASA members pulled over dozens of truck drivers in Richards Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal as police and soldiers monitored the situation. 

Drivers were ordered to pull over or turn around at an informal truck stop along the John Ross Highway, while attempting to enter the port. Jayshree has a traffic report every 15 minutes for you, or subscribe to the ECR traffic podcast.


The Canadian Space Agency tweeted a satellite view of the Cape Breton Highlands in Nova Scotia in an attempt to highlight the region's geology and history. Instead, people on the internet managed to highlight how much the area looks like a cat. 

Check it out here.

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Amazon has launched a solar plant project in South Africa. 

They have set up a 10-megawatt solar plant in the Northern Cape Province, which is thought generate to 28,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable energy per year, which is equal to the yearly amount of electricity consumed by over 8,000 homes in South Africa.

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By Tweeting an infographic, Russia reminded South Africa about its role in the fight against apartheid, support of uMkhonto we Sizwe, and the BRICS partnership in celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. 

READ MORE: Ukraine calls for 'immediate ceasefire' as talks with Russia open

No mention of the Ukraine invasion though, so our soldiers are still within our borders.

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Main Image Courtesy: @mfa_russia

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