St Francis – NIL
Humansdorp – 11:00 – 13:30 & 19:00 – 21:30
Jeffreys Bay – 11:00 – 13:30 & 21:00 – 23:30
Partly sunny and not as warm but pleasantt
Wind – SW 13 km/h
LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)
Our Beautiful Flowers raise their heads once again – All around St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis one can see the beautiful pink flowers coming out of the grass from the canals alongside the pavements of both villages
REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)
EC wild bird deaths explained after test results released – Bird keepers have been advised to implement biosecurity measures and vaccination for their birds following the release of the findings into the deaths of wild birds, mostly pigeons,
K9 Misty and her handler’s passion for closure – A Police Officer from the K9 unit in Nelson Mandela Bay says that after 27 years in the South African Police Service, nothing gives him more satisfaction than getting closure for grief-stricken families.
Port Alfred local arrested for alleged fraud involving Covid-19 donations – On the very first day of the hard lockdown on the 26th of March 2020, Christopher Stylianou and two other people started raising funds for food parcels
SA & AFRICA NEWS:
Sustainable ’Angel Network Villages’ project pushing to give SA’s needy a ’hand up’ – The Angel Network has already assisted 200 000 people in need in all nine provinces – but it intends to increase its reach more significantly through its #ConnectingKindness campaign
Fake government job ads on Facebook lure desperate South Africans – A Facebook page offering employment within government departments continues to lure unsuspecting South African job-seekers.
SA’s Covid-19 recovery rate remains steady at 95% – Mkhize said SA’s Covid cases has climbed by just over 800 with 67 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
EU seeking ‘urgent clarification’ on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine delay – Company has said it is postponing deployment in Europe following concerns about blood clots in US
South Africa suspends COVID-19 vaccine rollout – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa will temporarily suspend its Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
ANC against the ropes ahead of testimony to Zondo Commission next week – The limits of technology and a lack of discretion splattered across the political landscape on Tuesday, 13 April, as more details of an online ANC meeting of its top officials were leaked on social media.
Parliament asked to act over Malema’s role in judicial interviews, given his disparaging comments about judges – The EFF leader’s criticism of the judiciary calls into question his role representing the National Assembly at the Judicial Service Commission judges’ interviews
LISTEN | Leaked audio reveals how Jessie Duarte advised Jacob Zuma not to appear before state capture inquiry – ANC deputy secretary-general was scathing about judge Raymond Zondo’s conduct despite having apologised to him for similar attacks in February
Questions asked about why Anoj Singh was in Dubai at same time as the Guptas and associates – Travel Excellence told the Zondo inquiry on Tuesday, through one of its agents Sameera Sooliman, that it was Essa who financed Singh’s many trips to the United Arab Emirates
COURTS, NPA, HAWKS, CRIME & SAPS:
Would-be ConCourt judge says it’s ‘indisputable’ that he has white privilege – Gauteng judge David Unterhalter says it’s vital to build a better society by taking advantage of privileges one has benefited from
Zuma to pay back the money: Court’s legal costs order essential ‘to remedy the abuse of public resources’ – The punitive costs handed to former president Jacob Zuma by the Supreme Court of Appeal serve as a warning to others who ‘make unwarranted allegations that scandalise the court’.
Judge Hlophe slams Judicial Conduct Tribunal’s impeachment recommendation, blames ‘Judge Kriegler’s campaign’ – Hlophe, through his legal counsel, also accused the tribunal of endorsing ‘the views of a political party that engaged in political campaigns,
BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:
Tax evaders should face jail time to curb rising non-compliance – Judge Dennis Davis – Says Sars should hone in on taxpayers who can afford a Ferrari, but pay less tax than working class South Africans.
Amendment to Employment Equity Act will benefit only the politically connected, parliament hears – A possible amendment of the Employment Equity Act will benefit only the elite while the majority of black people in SA will continue to suffer
NATO prepares for world’s largest cyber war game – with focus on grey zone – The Locked Shields exercise will place as much focus on grey zone activities as it will on the technical aspects of cyber defence.
US says troops to leave Afghanistan by 11 September – US President Joe Biden is set to announce that American troops will leave Afghanistan by 11 September,
Minnesota Police Chief Tim Gannon, Officer Kim Potter resign after deadly Daunte Wright shooting – Minnesota Police Chief Tim Gannon and Officer Kim Potter have resigned after the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright,
Biden proposes summit with Putin after Russia calls US ‘adversary’ over Ukraine – US President Joe Biden called on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to reduce tensions stirred by a Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s border
Ville de Bitche: Facebook mistakenly removes French town’s page – Facebook has been criticised for temporarily removing the official page of the small French town of Bitche.
Gary Player’s son reportedly banned from Masters after marketing stunt – Gary Player’s son, Wayne. has reportedly been banned from The Masters after taking part in an apparent marketing ploy during honouring of Lee Elder, the first black golfer to compete in the competition.
Elton Jantjies says he’s off to France to stay sharp for Springboks – The aim of the game is to ensure that when the British and Irish Lions do roll into South Africa later this year, that then Elton Jantjies will be his best self for the Springboks.