Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Goodbye to a remarkable lady – Few of us were aware of quite how remarkable person the late Elza van Lingen was.
NOT LOCAL NEWS BUT OF LOCAL INTEREST – Shark-spotting drones help keep swimmers safe
St Francis Links – Central dominate day 2 of SA Senior A IPT – Central Gauteng kept their title defence on track with two dominant victories in round two, while KwaZulu-Natal scored the first clean sweep in this year’s
We’ll never give up – missing tourist’s sister – These were the words of Helene Ostbo at the weekend as the search continued for her sister‚ Marie‚ who went missing while on holiday with a group of students in Sedgefield
Trollip no winner, says Duarte ahead of Workers’ Day in Nelson Mandela Bay – “[Mayor Athol] Trollip didn’t win any election here in Nelson Mandela Bay,” ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte said on Tuesday.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Government surveillance of social media is rife. Guess who’s selling your data? – If you are tweeting or posting about a “security threat”, law enforcement can fish you out of the ocean of the world’s 2.6-billion social media users.
Why would an ex-Robben Islander call another black person a k****r?’ – A friendship spanning more than 20 years has collapsed owing to a financial dispute between two black men that allegedly led to one calling his friend a “QwaQwa k****r.”
NPA boss slams AfriForum over Malema prosecution – NPA boss Shaun Abrahams on Tuesday, accused civil rights organisation AfriForum of “grandstanding”, questioning its bona fides in announcing that it intends to privately prosecute Julius Malema.
DA caucus to debate De Lille’s future – The Democratic Alliance’s Cape Town caucus is expected to debate an internal motion of no confidence in embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille
Nature of sex education in SA a worry – Not only do teachers avoid issues relating to body changes, safe sex and termination of pregnancies, they also avoid veering from heteronormative conventions.
Ace Magashule cleared way for controversial private ambulance company to cash in – Buthelezi EMS netted more than R15-million from two suspect backdated price increases from the Free State Department of Health.
Secretary to Parliament splurged millions ‘extravagantly’ on travel and luxuries – International and local travel totalling almost R4-million in two-and-a-half years secured by iffy means.
Business, Money & Economy
Big US investor pulls plug on SA horse racing investments, wants Jooste’s associates out – The fallout from the Steinhoff fraud is starting to rock South Africa’s horse racing industry, a sector into which former CEO Markus Jooste channelled much of his ill-gotten gains.
Strong team to decide what we will and won’t pay VAT on – Academic Professor Ingrid Woolard will head a nine-person panel to review which products South Africans will not pay VAT on.
The leaders speak about the “unity” between their two nations despite continuing tensions over the Iran nuclear deal.
A Longer Life
The rich are betting they can buy their way to a longer life – Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world’s wealthy are willing to pay up.