LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)
Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay – Are you ready to rock? etc etc
Photo Of The Day – Passing The Point by Gregg Darling
Churchill Dam to run dry by Sunday – Kouga Municipality – The municipality has requested that water usage be cut back immediately to avoid taps running dry.
Tributes pouring in for Plett shark victim – Tributes are pouring in for a well-known businessman from Plettenberg Bay who lost his life in a shark attack on Tuesday. Bruce Wolov got into difficulty at Sanctuary Beach when eye-witnesses raised the alarm.
Diarrhoeal diseases starting to pick up in NMB – a direct result of poor water quality.
Energy and Load-shedding:
Moving SA to stage 6 load-shedding is unacceptable, says black business – The Black Business Council’s CEO Kganki Matabane has again called for the axing of Eskom’s executives after the implementation of stage 6 load-shedding.
St Francis Property Owners Association:
SFPO Association Membership Drive – Please consider supporting the SFPO.
Aquamation — a potentially greener alternative to traditional cremation and burial – A water-based cremation is not only better for the environment with 1/10th of the carbon footprint of flame-based cremation, but helps with the ever-growing issue of land scarcity.
SA & AFRICA NEWS:
BREAKING | Generator fumes ‘highly unlikely’ as cause of death at Enyobeni Tavern – A senior official in the Eastern Cape department of health’s forensic pathology services said: “It is highly unlikely that the cause of death was through fumes from a generator.?
SA RETAIL EXPERIENCE:
Pick n Pay, Makro and other stores prepare for unexpected shift in shopping in South Africa – Obviously we’re out of step with the rest of the world, but that’s nit such a bad thing at all
CRIME & CORRUPTION:
Zondo let the State Capture bankers off the hook – The Zondo Commission report provides some of the details of the network of banks who profited from this — but fails to provide any remedy of how to prevent a repetition of these crimes
A government of national unity awaits us in 2024, and the next president is unlikely to be from the ANC – The 2024 elections will most likely see yet another negotiated settlement, except it will be a settlement without the ANC.
THIS & THAT:
Your smartwatch is probably wrong about your calorie burn – Overcounting? Undercounting? Studies have consistently found calorie burn measurements to be wildly inaccurate.
Aviation throttles up after Covid lockdowns — but at what cost to the climate? – Following the “greatest shock in aviation history”, regular air travellers are breathing a sigh of relief as they flock back to the skies for business or leisure
St Francis surfers In Action at the Ballito Pro – The Dace bros (Rory and Joel), Jesse Moulang, Jack Erlank, David Mousssouris, Rylan Jarvis and others competing in Ballito
The last days of Lysychansk – The people of Lysychansk are facing a barrage of Russian strikes, the like of which they’ve not seen before.
50 Greatest Superhero Movies of All Time – No spoilers here, but you will be very surprised if you’re into Superhero movies.]
R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes – Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking, exploiting his stardom and wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex.
EC WATER CRISIS:
‘No problem is insurmountable’ — Dr Imtiaz Sooliman on Nelson Mandela Bay’s Day Zero – With his ‘can-do’ attitude and energy, Gift of the Givers’ Dr Imtiaz Sooliman has brought hope to Nelson Mandela Bay — a city torn apart by political bickering
Bavuma blow for Proteas as skipper ruled out of England tour– After his strong form in the Test and ODI arena last summer, Temba Bavuma leaves a big gap but – but it does present an opportunity for the likes of Khaya Zondo.
Facebook and Instagram removing posts with mentions of abortion pills – Memes and status updates explaining how people can obtain abortion pills in the mail have exploded globally across social platforms in recent days.