LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)
Notes From The Editor -How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse – How To Get Through The Festive Season In St Francis Bay With Ease, a local’s guide.
Photo Of The Day – Monday 25th October 2021 – A wonderful photo of an orchid Satyrium princeps flowering in the Airpark . Image by Gregg Darling – a local wildlife/nature photographer.
St Francis Bay Surf Report – 7-day report on upcoming surf conditions in our zone. Looks like a week of onshores. Good time to kite, or to learn how to kite. Or wing.
St Francis Bay Weather Report – Sunny and warm but breezy, another great day in paradise.
REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Gqeberha & Southern Coast)
Another Bay woman found in shallow grave – boyfriend in custody – The body of 42-year-old Vicky Terblanche was found in the early hours of Saturday morning, buried in a shallow grave in an open veld in Greenbushes.
SA & AFRICA NEWS:
Nandos terminates Gareth Cliff sponsorship – Fast food company, Nandos has terminated its sponsorship of a segment on Gareth Cliff’s online radio station, Cliff Central after it said he had failed to allow open debate.
Table Mountain is Africa’s leading tourist attraction – Table Mountain has yet again been voted as Africa’s leading tourist attraction by the World Travel Awards (WTA).
South Africa’s “catastrophic” R20 per litre fuel price — it’s not just about filling your tank – Rising fuel prices are likely to result in higher prices across a large variety of goods and services, reports the Sunday Times.
Ugly Christmas sweaters may be in short supply this year, as shipping crisis has left them stuck on ships – A company selling ugly holiday sweaters predicted a global shortage amid the supply chain crisis.
Hundreds of malnourished Cape fur seals wash up dead on South Africa’s shores – Seal mortalities are not uncommon at this time of the year, but the rapid increase in numbers has alarmed the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment.
POLITICS, GOVERNMENT & PARLIAMENT:
DA leader John Steenhuisen points out ‘dysfunctional ANC municipalities’ while making his final pitch – Steenhuisen quoted government figures that say 64 municipalities are considered delinquent or dysfunctional.
BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:
South Africans are buying apartments in Mauritius – here’s how much a residency-by-investment costs – Mauritius offers a Residency-by-Investment opportunity when purchasing property at $375,000 or more, and there are no visitation requirements nor language tests.
ENERGY & ESKOM:
Load-shedding to continue on Monday and Tuesday – Stage 2 load-shedding will be suspended at 05:00 on Monday morning, but will return from 21:00 – 05:00 on the nights of Monday and Tuesday.
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
Aspen launches big Eastern Cape general anaesthetic production line – Part of a R3.4bn investment in the province.
Anti-vaxxing politics — an ideal wedge issue for the desperate and low – Some political parties appear to be battling to catch the national narrative oxygen. This has led to some trying to use the issue of vaccinations as a way to generate more support.
Alaïa Bay Wavepool in Switzerland Breaking Boundaries With Core Surf Contest – Sion, Switzerland – Alaïa Bay is proud to announce the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition.
Emotional Fabio Quartararo wins maiden MotoGP title for France – Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo became the first Frenchman to win the MotoGP world championship after a fourth-placed finish in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday.
Formula 1 – Max Verstappen holds on for United States GP win from charging Lewis Hamilton – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen fended off a late challenge from title rival Lewis Hamilton to win the US Grand Prix.
’I want to go to jail’: Man asks Italian police to jail him to escape wife at home – A man in Italy showed up at a police barracks asking to be put behind bars because life with his wife at home was unbearable, police said Sunday.
New brand name won’t solve Facebook’s problems – It has been reported that Facebook was planning to rebrand the company with a new name, to signal its ambition to be known for more than social media.