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Wednesday 21st November

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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Tops are Tops and Fill her Up!Some local news on awards and a fuel warning

Traditional Storyteller for KougaBook Festival Author Day – Added author a reason to bring the kids!

Scientists stumble on new crab species in Eastern Cape forest – A new crab species has been discovered in the forests of the Eastern Cape. 

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Germany gives #ThuliMadonsela its national merit award – Former public protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela was on Tuesday awarded the Order of Merit of the German Federal Republic by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Jacob Zuma throws in with Tom Moyane in Constitutional Court case – Former president Jacob Zuma has backed up axed South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane’s legal challenge in the Constitutional Court 

Momentum caves in, to pay R2.4m to Ganas in revolution for life insurance industry – The company says it has taken a decision to pay out for victims of violent crime regardless of other technicalities.

Why many poachers get away with it, and a crisis on hand – The environmental criminal justice system desperately needs more capacity or it could collapse entirely, the environmental affairs department says.

#StateCapture

‘I refused to schedule a meeting with the Gupta family’ – Gordhan tells #StateCaptureInquiry – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says an invitation he received Gupta Sun City wedding found its “way into the waste basket, where it belonged”. 

Deconstructing Gordhan’s testimony: Everything you need to know – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan continued with his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture 

Politics of distraction at play as EFF drowns out Gordhan’s testimony – Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan says that the fight against corruption is being hamstrung by the politics of disruption. 

Business, Money & Economy

Public enterprises fails to rein in its errant state charges – Government will be investing R368bn in SOEs over the next three years

Companies urged to register cannabis trademarks as pot takes root – Global companies who plan to diversify or launch their cannabis products have been advised to identify their consumer base, create their brand and file a trademark ahead of the competition. 

International News

Tutu awards peace prize to US school shooting survivors – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Tuesday awarded the annual International Children’s Peace Prize to a US organisation advocating gun control

Trump defends Saudi Arabia ties despite Khashoggi murder – US President Donald Trump has strongly defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

SPORT

Kolisis headbutt sets danderous precedent – World Rugby makes a lot of noise about protecting the brains of players. Concussion – brain injury – is a grave and growing problem in the game

Wildfires

True Oceans — how warming waters create a fiery feedback loop – As global warming pushes storms and high pressure systems to the south, more greenhouse gases are released from the deep ocean …….

Tops are Tops and Fill her Up!

Some local news on awards and a fuel warningNo the price of petrol and diesel is not about to go up but the filling station is about to...

Traditional Storyteller for KougaBook Festival Author Day

Added author a reason to bring the kids!The KougaBook Literary Festival will host an Author Day at the St Francis Links on...

Clean-up drive across Kouga

Kouga Municipality has been intensifying efforts to clean up illegal dumping sites across the region. Community Services Portfolio...

Pure decadence

But oh so delishChocolate heaven arrived in St Francis Bay last week when the Chocoholix shop finally opened after weeks of frustrating...

Grannies Pool II

Closing the Grannies Pool slipway was not as one reader has suggested, a clandestine plot by the organisers of the SRA to extract money...

Multidisciplinary operation in Jeffreys Bay

Motorists slapped with fines worth nearly R49 000A multidisciplinary approached  operation conducted on Wednesday (14/11) yielded...

Grannies Pool Slipway

Did Kouga Municipality keep it quiet anticipating objections?Interesting that the slipway at Grannies Pool has been shut down without...

KougaBook Festival to Host Author Day

Promoting  reading Yesterday we featured Sue Rae Fox's launch of her fourth book 'Where the Truth Lies'. Today at the bottom of today\s...

St Francis Author Launches New Novel

Susan Rae Fox so very well known for her dedication to the welfare of  the cats and dogs of Sea Vista as Chair of St Francis Animal...

New Principal For St Francis College

VETERAN Eastern Cape educator Warwick Osmond will take up the reins as headmaster at top private primary school, St Francis College, in...

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