Thursday 26 May

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LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Notes From The EditorWater Crisis talks tonight, fat FOSTER Jol on Saturday, and Sunday Roast at The Brewery. It’s all happening.

Photo Of The Day – Elephant Bath

Santa Says – Let’s get Amica to the World Champs! Jeff Clause and all the news from The St Francis Links

Surfing Today with Rip Curl – The Rip Curl GromSearch is heading to Cape St Francis.

Weather Report – Little bit of rain about today, and then maybe some more on Sunday

Photo Of The Day 2 – Kromme River Mouth in all her glory. Photo © Barry Culligan / FaceBook

Surf Report – Some waves in the hood. Bunk school. Education is important, but surfing is importanter. 

REGIONAL:

Warning of economic tipping point as parts of Nelson Mandela Bay left dry by water system failureLarge parts of Nelson Mandela Bay ran dry on Wednesday and water pressure was much reduced in other parts after the metro was hit by a series of system failures and pipe bursts.

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Pollution trap gives Alexandra Water Warriors a new weapon in fight to clean up Jukskei RiverLiving on the banks of a river polluted by tonnes of plastic and sewage, residents of Alexandra in Johannesburg have taken it upon themselves to protect their oldest resource.

TRAVEL:

‘Dark tourism’ on the rise – The rise in dark tourism – where travellers visit historic sites of death and disaster – is creating ethical challenges for authorities

ENERGY:

This South African city is winning the race to get off Eskom’s grid and load sheddingEkurhuleni, the industrial hub of more than three million people to the east of Johannesburg, may have a head start in the race between South African cities to buy their own power

BUSINESS:

A new billionaire has been minted nearly every day during the pandemicMost of us were just trying to buy some booze somewhere.

Photo Of The Day 2 – Kromme River Mouth in all her glory

Our ever-changing rivermouth. © Barry Culligan

Photo Of The Day – Elephant Bath

Elephant bath. Photo © Andrew Rice

Notes From The Editor – Water Crisis talks tonight, fat FOSTER Jol on Saturday, and Sunday Roast at The Brewery. It’s all happening.

Water Crisis Talks Tonight We have some fun times in our town, but the theme tonight at the Bowling Club is serious. Join Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency...

Surfing Today with Rip Curl: The Rip Curl GromSearch is heading to Cape St Francis.

Seal Point – the second leg in the new Rip Curl GromSearch surfing series is heading for Seal Point. It will run from 23 -24th July, the weekend...

CRIME & CORRUPTION:

Two Gupta acolytes and ex-Mineral Resources top official arrested over R1,75bn pillaging of mine trust fundsGupta enabler Joel Raphela, former deputy director-general in the Department of Mineral Resources, was arrested along with two Gupta lieutenants on Wednesday morning for raiding R1,75-billion.

POLITICS:

How low can they all go, Mr President? The case of the still unbreakable Mr MbalulaDespite Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s lying, bombast and generally weird behaviour unbecoming of a Cabinet minister, Ramaphosa is not moving against him.

St Francis Property Owners Association:

SFPO Association Membership DrivePlease consider supporting the SFPO.

ENVIRONMENT:

Australians voted for stronger action on climate change. Will they get it?On his first full day on the job, Australia’s new prime minister mentioned the words “climate change” four times within two minutes of his maiden international speech.

SPORT:

Schools Rugby – Wynberg, Grey College, Paarl Boys flex mid-season muscle, as schoolboy rugby continues to showcase the deep well of talent in South Africa.

INTERNATIONAL:

ENTERTAINMENT:

Kate Moss Says Johnny Depp ‘Never Pushed’ Her Down Stairs During Amber Heard TrialModel said Depp “never pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down any stairs” while testifying at defamation trial, but Amber Heard did lay a coil in his bed.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

NY State is giving out hundreds of robots as companions for the elderlyThe state of New York will distribute robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults. A new way to address the West’s ‘loneliness epidemic’.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

LinkedIn’s ‘Funny’ Reaction Looks to be Getting Closer to ReleaseThere’s always room for some laughter and jokes – and on LinkedIn, the ‘laughing’ reaction has actually been one of the most requested updates.

EARTH, OCEANS, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:

Star Wars premiered 47 years ago today. Here’s the original trailer.Why did Episodes 4, 5, and 6 come out before 1, 2, and 3?
Because in charge of directing, Yoda was.

THIS & THAT:

Home Affairs plans to launch branches in five shopping mallsWe can just expect more queues.