🗓#KimberleyToday, Thursday 09/12/2021
TODAY’S WEATHER, EVENTS, SPECIALS & PROMOTIONS
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No current loadshedding.
As in previous occasions, should anything change regarding the grid, loadshedding could be implemented at short notice.
Kimberley Sol Plaatje Municipal Rates & Tariffs for 2021/22 – as from 1 July 2021
Rates increase by 4,0%, electricity by 14,59% (domestic), water by 4,0%, sanitation by 4,0% and cleansing/refuse collection by 4,0%.
☀ Today: 32°C Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a thunderstorm in spots this afternoon.
🌑 Tonight: 17°C Clear to partly cloudy.
🌟 Max UV Index: 13 Extreme
⛈ Thunderstorms: 33% – Day / 2% – Night
🌧️ Chance of Rain: 55% – Day / 8% – Night
🌬 Wind: N 19 km/h
🌬 Gusts: 56 km/h
TODAY IN KIMBERLEY’s SKY
Sunrise: 5:15 AM
Sunset: 7:11 PM
Duration: 13:56 hr
Moonrise: 10:30 AM
Moonset: 12:10 AM
Duration: 13:40 hr
TODAY IS CHRISTMAS CARD DAY
Christmas cards, and the man who is credited with coming up with the concept for a commercial Christmas card, Sir Henry Cole, are celebrated today. Because he didn’t have time to write all his family and friends at Christmas time, Cole, a worker at the Public Records Office in London, commissioned artist John Calcott Horsley to design a card for him, which Horsley did while living at Orestone Manor, near Torquay, in the United Kingdom. This first card, created in 1843, had a picture of a family celebrating Christmas together while drinking, flanked by images of people giving food and clothing to the needy. Below, the phrase “A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU” was inscribed.
How to celebrate Christmas Card Day
Celebrate the day by buying or making your own Christmas cards and mailing them out to family members and friends around the country. If you can’t choose which type of card to send, maybe you could get some replicas of Cole’s first Christmas card.
TODAY IN KIMBERLEY’S HISTORY
9 DECEMBER 1957, Harry Oppenheimer becomes Chairman of the De Beers Board.
9 DECEMBER 1977, Abraham Kotze dies in a veld fire attempting to save a fellow firefighter.
Read more at https://www.kimberley.org.za/?p=6848
🍽 #WHERE2EAT SPECIALS & PROMOTIONS
ALL WHERE 2 EAT DETAILS, LOCATIONS & TIMES @
🐟DAILY: Summer to Share Promotions @ Fishaways: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38575
🍕DAILY: Get-To-Gather Sharing Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38427
🍕DAILY: 5-Sausage Double-Stack Feast Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38587
🍕DAILY: Real Deal Pizza Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=25533
🍔WED: Wacky Wednesday Special @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=22002
🍔DAILY: Got Cheese King Steer Meal @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38665
🍔DAILY: Mega Cheese & Bacon Duo @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38722
🥩MON: Suicide Steak Special @ The Couch Potato Restaurant: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38635
🗓 #WHAT2DO & EVENTS
ALL EVENT DETAILS, LOCATIONS & TIMES @
10 DEC – Christmas Pop Up Shop @ Halkett Road: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38531
10 DEC – CANSA Bingo Night @ Taberna Dei: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37534
11-15 DEC – Revival Concert & Special Services @ Potters House Church: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=33832
11 DEC – Colour Splash @ The Backyard Adventure Centre: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35098
11 DEC – Kimberley parkrun: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=15540
11 DEC – Christmas Market @ Kimberley SPCA: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37971
16 DEC – Route 64 Kersmark: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37736
18 DEC – Beryl Kruger Live @ The Flamingo Casino: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38558
EVERY WED: Double Olof Bergh & Coke Promotion @ The Couch Potato Restaurant: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38708
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As of today (08 December 2021), the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service reports 19 842 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 071 064. This increase represents a 26.8% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 36 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 90 038 to date.
19 912 794 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (59%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape (10% each). Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 5%; Limpopo accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape and Free State each accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.
NORTHERN CAPE COVID-19 STATISTICS AS AT 08 DECEMBER 2021
The National Department of Health announced an additional 135 people testing positive for COVID-19 in the Northern Cape in the past 24 hours. The Province cumulative total currently stands at 93 962 people infected with COVID-19.
Frances Baard continues to account for the highest daily infections, today recording 91 new cases (67.5% of today’s Province new cases) , followed by ZF Mgcawu (16), JT Gaetsewe (10) while Pixley ka Seme and Namakwa had 9 cases each.
There was one (1) new COVID-19 related death reported in the Province for the past 72 hours. However, additional fifteen (15) retrospective deaths which occurred in previous months were updated, taking the total cumulative deaths to 2 423.
We convey our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the families and loved ones of the departed.
The Province average recovery rate currently stands at 96%, representing a cumulative total of 90 574 people who have recovered from COVID-19. And the number of total active cases stands at 965.
As on 08 Dec, the Province had a total of thirty-eight (38) patients currently admitted (due to COVID-19 related complications) in our health care facilities.