🗓#KimberleyToday, Wednesday 09/12/2020
TODAY’S WEATHER, EVENTS, SPECIALS & PROMOTIONS
Click https://chat.whatsapp.com/L27hJG99TgIJsPSyJvPB78 to receive this post every morning on WhatsApp.
☀ Today: 30°C Breezy this morning with widely separated thunderstorms; warmer with sun and some clouds.
🌑 Tonight: 14°C Patchy clouds.
🌟 Max UV Index: 13 Extreme
⛈ Thunderstorms: 60%
🌬 Wind: NW 22 km/h
🌬 Gusts: 33 km/h
No current loadshedding.
As in previous occasions, should anything change regarding the grid, loadshedding could be implemented at short notice.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES – CBD: 24 Nov – 11 Dec 2020
ROADS will be closed for maintenance in the Kimberley CBD between 24 November 2020 and 11 December 2020. Sello Matsie, the spokesperson for Sol Plaatje Municipality, said that priority and main roads will also undergo periodic maintenance and intensive resealing.
Roads affected include sections of Quinn Street (between Phakamile Mabija & Lennox Street), Long Street (between Carters Road & Waterworks Road), Bultfontein and Quinn Streets.
Kimberley Nightly Water Shutdown Status
UPDATE: 29/10/2020 – 15:36
Current dam levels are increasing, so no Nightly Shutdown is envisaged. Repairs are also being done on major pipe bursts. If anything changes, we will keep all updated.
TODAY IN KIMBERLEY’s SKY
Sunrise: 5:16 AM
Sunset: 7:12 PM
Duration: 13:56 hr
Moonrise: 1:27 AM
Moonset: 1:35 PM
Duration: 12:08 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.
🍽 #WHERE2EAT SPECIALS & PROMOTIONS
ALL WHERE 2 EAT DETAILS, LOCATIONS & TIMES @
🐟DAILY: Better for Two Meal @ Fishaways: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=36225
🐟DAILY: Hake, Rice & Chips Meal @ Fishaways: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37627
🍕DAILY: Fam Feast Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37205
🍕DAILY: Festive Deal Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=30803
🍗DAILY: Ayoba Meal Special @ Barcelos: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35278
🍗DAILY: Thumbs Up Feast @ Barcelos: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=31926
🍔MON+WED: Tasty Twins Special @ Barcelos: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=6199
🍴DAILY: Breakfast Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37062
🍖DAILY: Spare Rib Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34387
🍴DAILY: Cheese & Mushroom Steak Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=36052
🍕MON: Monday 1/2 PRICE Pizza Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=33613
🍴WED: Wednesday 1/2 Price Schnitzel Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=31041
🍔DAILY: Cheeseboy Sharing Meal @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37579
🍔WED: Wacky Wednesday Special @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=22002
🍴DAILY: Spareribs & Wings Special @ The Couch Potato Restaurant: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37700
🍴MON: Monday Chicken Schnitzel Special @ The Couch Potato Restaurant: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37655
🍴FRI: Gatsby Fridays @ The Couch Potato Restaurant: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37645
🗓 #WHAT2DO & EVENTS
ALL EVENT DETAILS, LOCATIONS & TIMES @
9 DEC – Busy Makin’ Bacon @ Diggies Pub & Grill: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=36283
11 DEC – Hadison Park Nagmark
11 DEC – Golfing Under The Stars @ Kimberley Golf Club
12 DEC – SA Beemer Charity Drive for CANSA @ Monstermob
12-13 DEC – Santa @ North Cape Mall
13 DEC – Adrian Ward – Acoustic Lunch Session @ Cheers Pub & Grill
Personalized Printed Mugs Promotion @ Liza’s Creations – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=36041
Top Security Systems – TSS: Professional Security Services for Your Home & Business. Reliable, Efficient & Experienced.
#Kimberley #CityPortal #KCP #KimberleyWeather #KimberleyNightSky #KimberleyHistory #LocalBusiness #WhatDayIsToday #Lockdown
As of today (08 Dec 2020), the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is 821 889 with 4 011 new cases identified since the last report.
A cumulative 5 640 042 tests have been completed, of which 28 127 have been conducted since the last report.
Regrettably, 183 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 82, Free State 20, Gauteng 11, Kwa-Zulu Natal 13, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 50 which brings the total to 22 432 deaths
We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients.
NORTHERN CAPE COVID-19 STATISTICS AS AT 08 DECEMBER 2020
The Minister of Health announced an additional 27 people testing positive for COVID-19 in the Northern Cape, bringing the cumulative total to 23 488 people.
Sadly, today we report 7 new COVID-19 related deaths: 6 from ZF Mgcawu (Dawid Kruiper sub-district) and 1 from Namakwa (Nama Khoi sub-district). With today’s update, the Province cumulative deaths due to COVID-19 complications increases to 333.
We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the departed.
The number of recoveries stands at 21 016 with recovery rate remaining at 89%.