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Still unsure of what the new proposed SRA is all about – The final public meeting laying out the details of the propsed St Francis Bay Special Ratings Area will be held at St Francis Links at 5:30pm this evening. To have all your questions answered be sure to attend so that you can make a considered vote either for or against.
Local (coastal) News
Man missing overboard off fishing vessel activates NSRI St Francis Bay – NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) early yesterday morning following reports to NSRI Port Elizabeth of a man suspected to be overboard the fishing vessel Maryke
Amica de Jager is the top performer as Woodridge achieves 100% pass rate – No mean feat for the private school which suffered severe infrastructure damage in June when a ravaging veld fire ripped through the school.
Amica de Jager conquers Double Mile – “Conditions were really awesome, and that led to some spectacular racing in the Mile with both Louw and De Jager dominating their races,” says organiser of the Marina Mile, Mike Zoetmulder.
Teen arrested for robbing British tourist, shooting good Samaritan – Drama unfolded along the Port Elizabeth beachfront on Tuesday afternoon when a British tourist was robbed and it escalated into a high-speed chase, a shooting and the arrest of the teenaged robber.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Duduzane Zuma’s mystery meeting with underworld figure Nafiz Modack * A photograph of suspected underworld boss Nafiz Modack, who is accused of extorting several nightclub owners as part of a forceful security takeover, and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, has raised questions
DA’s federal executive on De Lille – We’ll act in the public’s – Chairperson of the DA’s federal executive James Selfe has called on members of the party to refrain from publicly commenting on Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lilleinterest
Public Protector encourages broad terms of reference for state capture inquiry – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Wednesday, said she welcomes President Jacob Zuma’s decision to establish a commission of inquiry into so-called state capture and encouraged him to ensure the terms of reference were “broad”.
Barcoded ID books are not being phased out – Mkuseli Apleni, the director general of home affairs, has condemned the spreading of false reports on social media about the lifespan of the green barcoded identity (ID) books
Business, Money & Economy
How Markus Jooste took Christo Wiese for over R200 million – In an almost unbelievable turn of events, it seems Markus Jooste has betrayed the man he once looked up to as a young articled clerk, the man who was his mentor and who ultimately became his business partner.
California mudslides death toll rises with 13 still missing – Hundreds of rescuers are combing wreckage in Southern California for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides that have killed 17 people.
Schwartzel eyes maiden SA Open title – Charl Schwartzel believes he can lead a strong South African contingent to finally secure his first South African Open, hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni.
This & That
Dear mom and dad you need to know this – After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely giving their parents a bit too much credit. When I ask audiences at parent education nights how many have ever used Snapchat, Musical.ly or Tbh, few if any hands go up.
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