The Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Tourism, James Vos says the reasoning for the decision is unclear, as vaccines are now widely available in the country and more than 15 million jabs have so far been administered. Vos says the UK is the country’s biggest single tourist source market.

It’s alleged that he used the money to service his payroll. Andre Rudolph Appelgryn (64) was arrested by the Hawks. Officers also conducted search and seizure operations at Appelgryn’s candles company offices in Bredasdorp.

Together with the leadership of the South African Police Service, he will engage with community members, to address their concerns about crime. The area is one of the top 10 police stations in the Western Cape, and the country, where a lot of murders are reported.

In additional 173 deaths have been reported, taking the death toll to 85 952. The majority of new cases were from the Western Cape, with 21%, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and then the Eastern Cape. The recovery rate stands at 94.4%. So far, almost 16-million vaccines have been administered.

Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo says the IEC is ready for the voter registration weekend, which takes place tomorrow and Sunday. He says more than 48 000 officials have been trained to assist voters.