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Thursday 26th April

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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

SA Weather Service issue weather warnings NSRI is urging the public to follow the SA Weather Service advisory and to be alert to the approaching storm conditions.

Waitrons jump in to save toddler. – Two Joe Fish waitrons became heroines last weekend when they saved a toddler who had fallen into the swimming pool.

Closing nights at Rock Lily – two incredible nights of music to send us on our new musical Journey with love and by having a really good time.

WP and Mpumalanga in pursuit at SA Senior IPT – Central Gauteng claimed a resounding victory over Gauteng North to strengthen their position at the top of the SA Senior A Inter-Provincial standings at St Francis Links on Wednesday

Greetings from St Francis Links – It’s only day two and birdies are flying!

Nelson Mandela Bay dam levels approach 20% mark – Dam levels are “fast approaching” the 20% mark in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Mayor Athol Trollip has confirmed.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Drought-stricken Cape Town wakes up to floods – The Mother City was lashed by heavy rains overnight, leading to widespread localised flooding in areas around the metropole.

SAFTU guns for Ramaphosa in country-wide marches – The trade union federation criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa’s links to big business on Wednesday as it led strikes across the country

‘I expected it. Now it’s time for another fight’ – De Lille after motion passes – Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is not surprised by the result of the Democratic Alliance Cape Town caucus’ successful motion of no confidence in her

Woman shot twice in the face during armed robbery in Joburg – A woman who was shot twice in the head during an armed robbery on Monday in Johannesburg is in a semi-coma in hospital.

Evidence of bodies dumped into a river and homemade bombs at bail hearing for ‘Isis’ accused – The bodies of Britons Rod and Rachel Saunders – alleged to have been kidnapped and murdered by a cabal loyal to terror group Isis – were bundled into sleeping bags and thrown into the Tugela River after they’d been slain.

State Capture

NOT to big to fail! Actuary lifts lid on dwindling GEPF – The Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) has been a target for the greedy and the captured. With more than 1.2m members and assets worth R1.6 trillion, it brags about being Africa’s largest pension fund.

Business, Money & Economy

Corruption and maladministration is burying SAA – SAA reluctantly published their audited 2016/2017 annual report in April 2018, as they were winding up the 2017/2018 financial year.

International News

Macron attacks nationalism in speech to US Congress – French President Emmanuel Macron has used his speech to the joint houses of the US Congress to denounce nationalism and isolationism. Mr Macron said such policies were a threat to global prosperity.


Erasmus reveals possible overseas BoksRassie Erasmus has confirmed which overseas-based players he has spoken to about the possibility of playing for the Springboks in 2018.

‘Take The Pill, Or Switch Events’: IAAF May Have Uncompromising Ultimatum For Semenya – It’s been reported that new regulations could bar the South African record-breaker from shorter races, unless she takes testosterone-reducing medication.

Pedal & Spoke will be closing from Sunday 29th April and re-opening on 16th May

Included in the targets is making 100% of plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

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