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Wednesday 16th January
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
CAPE ST FRANCIS POWER INTERRUPTION TODAY – The power supply to Cape St Francis will be interrupted today (16 January) from 8am to 1pm for essential repair work to be done. Residents are reminded to treat all electrical points as live during this time..
Successful Charity Days, Beautiful Weddings, Great shows for nearly 1100 guests – ABBA ruled! – A great holiday season for St Francis Links accoring to Santa
More support for Xolobeni’s resistance to mining exploration – Mantashe is set to visit the volatile Xolobeni community in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday in a bid to engage the community on mining and economic development prospects in the area.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
At least six dead in terror attack on upmarket Nairobi hotel complex – Gunfire was still ringing out sporadically beyond nightfall, hours into the attack.
As SA policing fails, private security steps in — but at a cost – The private security industry dwarfs the South African Police Service in size, with well over twice as many private security officials as police officers.
‘You’ve got 30 minutes until that fire is on you’ – Chilling escape for Hermanus centre’s disabled patients – These were the chilling words that came over the rural safety watch group last Friday afternoon as a massive fire roared towards Camphill Farm
Lesufi urges community to find robbers who cleaned out mega-school – The state-of-the-art mega-school was handed over to the community of Tsakane amid much fanfare on the first day of school on Wednesday, January 9.
WATCH: 3 dead, internet still down as Zim tightens crackdown over protests – Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said on Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests
WATCH | Fiery death: Mob sets alleged robber on fire in Joburg – WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS
Business, Money & Economy
SAA hires Vusi Pikoli to clean up its mess – Pikoli is currently an adviser to the state security minister and was suspended as NPA boss by Thabo Mbeki in 2007
South Africans love their (mini) SUVs – Relative affordability and fuel economy drive demand for mini sports utility vehicles.
MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal and a no confidence vote will be debated and held on Wednesday.
Total lunar eclipse to produce rare ‘Blood Moon’ – A rare total lunar eclipse, which will produce a rare ‘Blood Moon’, is expected on Monday next week – and will be partially visible in South Africa.