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Is someone going to clean up after The Ruins – One certainly hopes that someone cleans up after the Ruins. There is hazard tape, plastic packets and cladding still hanging from fences and in the windy weather it won’t take much to dislodge it. If a westerly blows it could end up adding to the already dire ocean’s plastic pollution.
Jeff Clause with the Holiday in Review! – Well, aside from a couple of “perky” days – 2 which fell when the course was closed (Xmas and New Year), the course was active, the Club was active, the special events were well supported, the charity days were financially beneficial for the recipients
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Did any one notice – Carol Paton: My grandfather saved Nelson Mandela from death penalty – Reacting to Google’s decision to dedicate Thursday January 11, 2018 celebrating her grandfather’s 115th birthday through a Doodle, financial journalist Carol Paton said the family was extremely honoured by the gesture.
DA executive shoots down party’s own drought levy proposal – DA councillors should vote against the City of Cape Town’s proposed drought levy, the DA Cape metro executive said on Wednesday afternoon.
Madonsela hits back at Mkhwebane over ‘scope creep’ – Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has advised her successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, that an extension of the Zondo Commission’s brief will amount to “scope creep”.
WATCH: Ndlozi explains EFF’s ideas on impeaching the president – EFF Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, says a different approach is needed to impeach President Jacob Zuma. Parliament is drafting new rules of impeachment.
Grace Mugabe loses state security protection – report – Reports coming out of Harare indicate Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has reportedly withdrawn former first lady Grace Mugabe’s state security detail.
Business, Money & Economy
SARS Wars: KPMG ‘rogue unit’ independent inquiry grinds to a halt – Two months after the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors announced the establishment of an independent commission of inquiry, chaired by Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, into alleged misconduct by KPMG regarding work done for the Gupta family, and the controversial SARS “rogue” unit report, things appear to have ground to a halt.
India look to combat SA speed kings – Indian captain Virat Kohli wants his batsmen to “show intent” when they come up against South Africa’s fast bowlers again in the second test starting at Centurion on Saturday.
Grace, Chase set the pace – Branden Grace launched his bid for back-to-back European Tour victories on home soil by firing a lead-sharing 65 in the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club near Johannesburg Thursday.
Science & Environment
Huge black hole blasts out ‘double burp‘ – Astronomers have caught a massive black hole letting out a ‘double burp’ after binging on hot gas.
This & That
Facebook plans major changes to news feed – Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.
About time – Facebook has become nothing more than a free way of advertising
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