Latest News in South Africa – Tuesday, 20 September 2022

  • Seriti Resources reports a fire in Mpumalanga.
  • The literacy of “Glee’s” Lea Michele is called into question.
  • Player auction reveals massive prices for SA cricket stars.

Coal conveyor belt that feeds Eskom power station catches fire – News24

Seriti Resources, the owner of the mine in Mpumalanga and one of the main suppliers of coal to Eskom, stated that an overland conveyor belt at its Kriel mine caught fire earlier on Monday after a veld fire on a neighbouring farm crossed the firebreak into the Seriti property, News24 reports. 

“Seriti is working with Eskom to ensure that there is no disruption to coal supply to the Kriel power station,” Eskom confirmed in a media statement. Read more here

Lea Michele Addresses Rumor She Can’t Read In Self-Deprecating TikTok – Huffington Post

Since 2017, when podcasters Robert Ackerman and Jaye Hunt read a book by Michele’s “Glee” co-star Naya Rivera, jokes about her illiteracy have persisted. Rivera remembered Michele’s unwillingness to improvise with actor Tim Conway in a 2013 “Glee” episode.

Noting that Michele never reacted to Rivera’s charge in the book, Ackerman and Hunt playfully questioned if she could read. Since then, rumours about Michele’s illiteracy have gained traction on social media. Read more here

Proteas batter Stubbs goes for R9.2m at SA20 auction, Elgar and Bavuma not sold – TimesLIVE

Commissioner Graeme Smith was happy after the SA20 auction at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Monday. Tristan Stubbs, a batter for the Proteas, sold for a staggering R9.2 million, making him the most expensive player to be bought. Read more here

Here are the top trending stories of the day. 

Headline: Breakdown Nation: Eskom’s battle to keep the light’s on – what the future hold – News24

Headline: Prolonged load-shedding affecting Joburg Water infrastructure – TimesLIVE

Headline: Cardi B Gets a Handwritten Note From Beyoncé, Jokingly Warns That Anyone Who Comes Near It Will Be ‘Electrocuted’ – Billboard

Headline: How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Comforted Each Other at Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral – Elle Magazine

Headline: Why Kaizer Chiefs & Orlando Pirates must look within – no more transfer mediocrity! – Goal

Weather: Rain expected across the country, with snow in parts of the Eastern Cape, KZN – News24

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