Friday 30th July

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LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Working towards a Chain Free Sea Vista!  –  St Francis Animal Rescue has been successfully unchaining tethered dogs in our local township of Sea Vista since December 2019 and, to date, we have set 48 dogs free.

A Salute to Successful Kouga Women  –  WOMEN from different walks of life will be sharing their achievements and the challenges they have faced in the past with the broader Kouga community this August.

REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)y,)

SANParks has special offers on long-stay accommodation  –  South African National Parks (SANParks) is giving the opportunity to make a national park a home for a while, with special offers of up to 50% discount on long-stay accommodation at a selection of parks and camps.

NPA obtains restraint order in NMB fraud and corruption matter.  –   The NPA has obtained a restraint order against the assets of the late former Nelson Mandela Mayor, Mongameli Bobani, and several other accused in a fraud and corruption matter.

Former employees from NMBM arrested for alleged tender fraud  –  Seven people, aged between 31 and 51, are due to appear in the Magistrate’s Court in Gqeberha on Monday on charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering.

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Pako from Fire Ops’ the hero as Sushi the labrador emerges after seven hours down a drain  –  A 14-year-old labrador has been safely reunited with his family after a mammoth seven-hour rescue operation.

Holdup at Durban port could lead to food shortage, massive wastage  –  Urgent cold storage needed for 290 reefer containers, with many more en route from international markets.

New ID numbers for South Africa — significant changes proposed  –  Many activists are now calling for a random ID number without any personal information contained in it.

Veteran South African actor Clive Scott has died  –  The 84-year-old actor was one of South Africa’s first television stars when he played to role of Ted Dixon in the soapie The Villagers in 1976.

COVID NEWS:

Covid-19 in SA: 523 more die, 13 751 new infections  –  Over 523 more people have succumbed to the coronavirus in South Africa, while over 13 751 more people were infected with the virus.

Let’s not overlook Ivermectin, it saves lives – Professor Colleen Aldous  –  Aldous says there is more than enough evidence pointing towards the effectiveness of the ‘miracle drug’ and that medical professionals continue to overlook the evidence that keeps building up in its favour.

Rethinking the Covid-19 pandemic  –  The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed the world globally. There have been more than 193 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 so far, including more than 4 million deaths.

COVID VACCINE:

We will not have vaccine shortages, promises Ramaphosa, with 5.7-million jabs from US en route to SA  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident there will be no Covid-19 vaccine shortages as the government’s roll out programme builds steam.

POLITICS:

Who stole the bullets and who did they belong to? Top cops grilled in parliament  –  Only small amounts of the ammunition looted from a container in Durban have been recovered, parliament’s police portfolio committee heard on Thursday

ZUMA:

Release Zuma with no conditions, demands son Edward  –  The family of former president Jacob Zuma is demanding that the state release him from the Estcourt Correctional Centre, where he is serving his 15-month sentence 

UNREST AFTERMATH:

ANC members lodged ‘boast posts’ on WhatsApp groups after looting and truck hijackings  –  As KwaZulu-Natal declares a State of Disaster due to the magnitude of destruction caused by the recent rioting and destruction, ANC whistle-blowers want the party to act against implicated members.

Rioters looted as much as R20 million in cash from ATMs  –  Rioters and looters grabbed as much as R20 million in cash as they destroyed hundreds of ATMs during the wave of unrest

Merc driver who allegedly looted basket of goods from Woolworths sent to Westville prison  –  the 30-year-old Durban North man who was caught on video allegedly looting a basket of goods from a Woolworths food store in Glenwood made his first appearance in court.

COURTS, NPA, HAWKS, CRIME & SAPS: 

Police blame regulations and restrictions in their work  –  THE top brass of the police has blamed their highly regulated conduct and restrictions, making the officers very careful when conducting their duties, for lack of effective policing.

To serve and endanger: Corrupt cops are South Africa’s greatest security threat  –  When police officers fear for their lives, claim certain colleagues are targeting them and colluding with criminals, and sometimes even arming assassins, where does this leave us?

BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:

SA’s recent civil unrest won’t deter intrepid US investors, says Special Assistant to US President Biden  –  The US was concerned about the rioting and looting in South Africa this month, but is encouraged by the way its citizens pulled together in the wake of the unrest to rebuild the country.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

Older Kindles may lose internet connection, Amazon warns  –  Some older Kindle e-readers will soon no longer be able to connect to the internet to download new books, Amazon has said.

Greed and corruption blocked cheaper data prices in South Africa  –  The release of essential radio frequency spectrum in South Africa has been delayed by greed and corruption, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told the SABC.

Working towards a Chain Free Sea Vista!

St Francis Animal Rescue has been successfully unchaining tethered dogs in our local township of Sea Vista since December 2019 and, to date, we have...

A Salute to Successful Kouga Women

WOMEN from different walks of life will be sharing their achievements and the challenges they have faced in the past with the broader Kouga...

Increase In Local Active Covid-19 Cases

THERE has been an increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region.Active Covid-19 cases totalled 212 on July 26 according to the...

Do Not Close Fire Hydrants

Kouga residents are urged to not close open fire hydrants.Once a water pipe has been repaired, these hydrants must be opened to let the air out of...

Additional boreholes to help counter drought effects

TEN viable boreholes will be connected in areas worse affected by the drought to help mitigate the effect of the prolonged drought.This after one...

Residents must save water now

TAPS in Humansdorp are set to run dry should residents not drastically safe water with immediate effect.“Due to technical problems at the Churchill...

Teetering on a slippery slope

As I was driving back from the inevitably over crowded Point today I noticed two Xhosa women laughing. They held the hands of two white toddlers as...

One at a time is all that it really needs

Following comments on Social Media regarding the potential of spreading the virus when several members of a single family all visiting our local...

Two Luxury Yachts destroyed in St Francis fire

Two yachts under construction at Nexus Yachts in St Francis Bay, each valued in region of R30 million  were destroyed in yesterday’s fire. The cause...

FOSTER – 30 years of supporting St Francis’ Heritage

For many years, the membership of FOSTER remained fairly static at around 100 members which brought in around R30 000 of the R100 000 needed to...

INTERNATIONAL:

Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests  –  Congress members Joyce Beatty and Hank Johnson were previously arrested for participating in separate demonstrations

EARTH, OCEANS, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:

Climate ground zero: Rapid Arctic warming is a major trigger in extreme global weather events  –  A new report says the Arctic is ‘ground zero’ for cascading climate impacts across the planet, and is now experiencing several unprecedented events, with profound and complex impacts.

WATCH – mpala Runs Into Mating Leopards!  –  Mating leopards choose food over romance

OLYMPICS:

Olympic gold medal and world record for Tatjana Schoenmaker  – Tatjana Schoenmaker scooped SA’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Games as she won the women’s 200m breaststroke in a world record on Friday morning.

Olympic Games underline that politics is sport and sport is politics  –  Pol­i­tics and sport are cu­ri­ous bed­fel­lows but there is no escap­ing the fact that they are in­ex­tri­ca­bly linked. 

Chad le Clos misses out on 100m butterfly semi-finals  –  AFTER an exciting campaign to the 200m butterfly final earlier in the week, Chad le Clos was unable to generate the same pace in the 100m

Hurdler Sokwakhana Zazini and distance runner Dominique Scott-Efurd first SA athletes in action on Friday  –  Hurdles specialist Sokwakhana “Soks” Zazini and distance runner Dominique Scott-Efurd, will get South Africa’s track and field campaign underway 

SPORT:

OPINION: Rassie Erasmus deserves credit for challenging World Rugby  –  Rassie Erasmus should be lauded for challenging officiating inconsistencies and World Rugby’s silence.

Annika Sorenstam turns back the clock and rises to the top at U.S. Senior Women’s Open  –   The last time the world saw Annika Sorenstam play in a major, most were watching their box TVs as she capped her Hall of Fame career holing a 199-yard eagle on the 72nd hole of the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open.