Monday 25th October

High 2:30AM 1.71m
Low 8:31AM 0.39m
High 2:45PM 1.89m
Low 8:55PM 0.34m

LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Notes From The Editor -How To Survive The Zombie ApocalypseHow To Get Through The Festive Season In St Francis Bay With Ease, a local’s guide. 

Photo Of The Day – Monday 25th October 2021A wonderful photo  of an orchid Satyrium princeps flowering in the Airpark . Image by Gregg Darling – a local wildlife/nature photographer.

St Francis Bay Surf Report7-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 ReportSunny 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 shipsA company selling ugly holiday sweaters predicted a global shortage amid the supply chain crisis.

ENVIRONMENT:

Hundreds of malnourished Cape fur seals wash up dead on South Africa’s shoresSeal 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 pitchSteenhuisen 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 costsMauritius 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 linePart of a R3.4bn investment in the province.

COVID VACCINE:

Anti-vaxxing politics — an ideal wedge issue for the desperate and lowSome 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.

SPORT:

Alaïa Bay Wavepool in Switzerland Breaking Boundaries With Core Surf ContestSion, Switzerland – Alaïa Bay is proud to announce the inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup surf competition.

Emotional Fabio Quartararo wins maiden MotoGP title for FranceYamaha’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 HamiltonRed Bull’s Max Verstappen fended off a late challenge from title rival Lewis Hamilton to win the US Grand Prix.

How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

Summer's coming. Notes From The Editor Monday 22 October 2021 How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse Or  How To Get Through The Festive Season In St...

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.

Notes From The Editor

Notes From The Editor One thing that has been part of the pleasures of living in St Francis is that the restaurants are generally very full over the...

KOUGA RATED BEST MUNICIPALITY IN EASTERN CAPE

KOUGA Municipality was rated the best performing municipality in the Eastern Cape – one of only two municipalities in the province that is not in...

Photo Of The Day – Friday 22 October

This stunning photo of two Caspian Terns at the beach was shot by local photographer Si Cunneen. If you have any images you would like to submit for...

Cape Town Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Releases His Surf Movie ‘Over The Edge.’

Press release For immediate release Tuesday 19 October 2021   Cape Town Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Releases His Surf Movie ‘Over The Edge.’...

Notes From The Editor

Notes From The Editor 20 October 2021 The point of my Notes From The Editor column is to simply remind everyone of good things happening in our...

Photo Of The Day 20th October 2021

Robin Moulang captured this epic angle of some very cool clouds, and our beloved lighthouse. For more of his work go to his Instagram feed on...

Notes From The Editor

Water, water, everywhere As I write this, at 19:30 on a Sunday evening, it feels like the clouds have opened. It has been pouring in my neck of the...

Photo Of The Day Monday 18th October

Photographer Clive Wright can often be found at the Seal Point car-park, pointing his camera at the shore-break. These are the sort of amazing...

INTERNATIONAL:

’I want to go to jail’: Man asks Italian police to jail him to escape wife at homeA 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

New brand name won’t solve Facebook’s problemsIt 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.

ENTERTAINMENT: