Friday 15th November

St Francis & Kouga News

Great “Hutchie Tribute” coming to SFL and the community!  –  One of South Africa’s greatest golfers and gift to golf, Denis Hutchinson, will be here on the 4th of January, with his great mate and SA’s Mr Golf, Dale Hayes.

Water warning for NMB as situation is dire  –  Nelson Mandela Bay’s Water and Sanitation’s Director, Barry Martin, warned on Thursday that the Metro is in a dire situation.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Nelson Mandela Bay’s mayor like Pablo Escobar, DA MP tells parly  –  ‘The gangster state in Nelson Mandela Bay is real and it is terrifying. It is led by the Pablo Escobar of local government, Mongameli Bobani,’ Andrew Whitfield said.

Dismantle gangster state in Bay — Steenhuisen  –  DA parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen said it was time to dismantle the “gangster state” in Nelson Mandela Bay and restore good governance to the people.

AmaXhosa king stood for peace and unity – Dlamini-Zuma  –  ‘Kumkani [king] Zwelonke will forever be remembered with great respect and admiration for his dedication and selflessness in serving his people.’

Surfing

Sydney Surf Pro to Kick-Start Inaugural WSL Challenger Series Season  –  The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that Sydney will stage the first-ever WSL Challenger Series event next March.

\All Eyes On Beyrick De Vries At The Vans Triple Crown In Hawaii  –  The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) is underway in Hawaii, and there is much interest in Durban surfer Beyrick De Vries competing in the series of events

Headlne news

Russia’s shadow presence in Africa:  –  Wagner group mercenaries in at least 20 countries aim to turn continent into strategic hub

Exclusive: Advance into Africa — an audit of Russia’s growing economic and military footprint on the continent  –  Russia’s concerted push into Africa is re-establishing the country’s strongest links with the continent since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. 

National & African News

Durban beachfront gets R380m extension  –  It’s now the longest uninterrupted waterfront promenade in Africa – making the city’s most important tourism asset even more attractive.

Swiss tourist dies three days after being crushed by giraffe in Kruger National Park  –  A Swiss tourist, critically injured in the Kruger National Park at the weekend when a giraffe fell on to the safari vehicle he was driving, has died.

Bad weather forces KZN Education Department to cancel school on Friday  –  The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has advised school principals across the province to suspend classes on Friday as more bad weather has been predicted for the province.

Politics

Battle for soul of the DA not over yet, say party’s ‘progressives’  –  The progressives are biding their time – and waiting for both the policy and elective conferences – to make their move, according to party insiders.

Business, Money & The Economy

Prasa meltdown likely to derail 10,000 jobs  –  The dismissal of over 3,000 security guards – with October salaries unpaid – means more than 10,000 jobs directly linked to Prasa’s meltdown could be lost this year

Gordhan on SAA: Hopefully unions will come to their senses  –  The South African government signaled it’s going to take a hardline approach to its cash-strapped national airline as labour unions prepare to strike

International

California school shooting: Santa Clarita attack leaves two dead  –  Two students have been killed and three others injured by a gunman who opened fire at a secondary school in California, officials say.

Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has ‘insurance’  – Exclusive: president’s personal lawyer has emerged as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry, with speculation Republicans will seek to paint him as a rogue actor

Sport

Tough as nails! Oosthuizen deals with kidney stones in racing to Nedbank lead  –  Interestingly, his condition might played in his favour during a magnificent opening round of 63.

This & That

Phone stolen? Call the bank quickly — your accounts can be raided  –  The “Find my iPhone” app may seem like a great way to track your device if it’s lost or stolen, but ironically, it could be how phone thieves are able to get into their victims’ banking app on the stolen phone and clean out their accounts.

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Sydney Surf Pro to Kick-Start Inaugural WSL Challenger Series Season

SYDNEY, NSW / AUS (Friday, November 15, 2019) - The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that Sydney will stage the first-ever WSL Challenger Series event next March. The Sydney Surf Pro will be the biggest professional...

All Eyes On Beyrick De Vries At The Vans Triple Crown In Hawaii

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii – The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) is underway in Hawaii, and there is much interest in Durban surfer Beyrick De Vries competing in the series of events. The VTCS takes place on the 7-Mile Miracle that...

Kouga Traffic to offer free roadworthies

Kouga Municipality will be helping locals arrive safely at their holiday destinations this festive season.“Our Traffic Department will once again be offering motorists free roadworthy checks on their vehicles this December,” said Kouga...

New TLBs move service delivery up a gear

Service delivery is set to move up a gear following the addition of seven new TLBs to Kouga Municipality’s fleet.The TLBs, short for “tractor-loader-backhoes”, were purchased at a cost of R8,2-million from the municipality’s capital...

Matrics armed and ready for last exams

Local matriculants are armed and ready to tackle their last remaining exam papers.  Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman and Kouga Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) chairman Siyabonga Tambo visited Lungiso and Humansdorp Secondary last week...

ABC Makes Waves with ‘Ultimate Surfer’

LOS ANGELES, CA/USA (Wednesday, November 13, 2019): ABC today announced the network pickup of new competition series “Ultimate Surfer.” The eight-episode series will gather some of the world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and...

St Francis Pharmacy closing at midday

NOTICETo facilitate the extensive changes being made the pharmacy will be closing from 12 noon today (Wednesday 13th) and will reopen Thursday  (14th) morning at 08:30. The closure is to facilitate the extensive changes being made to...

Coastal Management Plan

Coastal Management Plan available for commentThe draft proposal Coastal Management Plan for the Sarah Baartman District Municipality can be accessed on the Kouga municipal website...

Rotary Club of St Francis 

District 9370 District Governor Jaco Stander with Rotary Club of St Francis' Charter President, Santa ZeissSaturday 9th November marked the occasion of the Charter of the Rotary Club of St Francis - formerly the Rotary Satellite Club St...

It is time take the situation seriously

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has issued an alert over the critical water levels Impofu Dam specifically to residents from St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay and HumansdorpThe Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is...

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