Friday 5 August

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LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Property News You Can Use, presented by HarcourtsWork From Home: Care For Yourself

Surfing Today, with Rip Curl – JBay Surfer Matt McGillivray Prepares for Outerknown Tahiti Pro, Last Stop Before WSL Rip Curl Finals

What’s On At The SUPERSPAR? – International Beer Day Today. There are some specials running, and some beer giveaways. Yep, beer giveaways.

Photo Of The Day  – Oh Dear, 2023 is around the corner. Wait, what?

Wildside TV Screen Advertising Blitz Proving Popular – If you want your business to be seen in St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis, then you’ll need to be quick as Jack Flash, as the screen adverts quota is nearly full.

New Business: St Francis Window Cleanersa fast and efficient window cleaning service for both residential and commercial properties.

Chokka Trail Run kicks off on Sunday – The sixth annual Chokka Trail Run will take place on Sunday, August 7, in the greater St Francis area, with the start and finish at the Cape St Francis Resort.

REGIONAL:

Clinics hit hard by water shortages in Nelson Mandela Bay“It is hard for us to do a physical diagnosis on patients because we don’t have water to wash our hands.”

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Mmusi Maimane robbed at gunpoint in Cape Town barThe former DA leader described the incident as surreal and said it felt like a movie.

ENERGY:

Solidarity sends list of 300 South African power experts to fix EskomSolidarity said the “turnaround agents” on the list had a collective 5,500 years of experience in the power sector.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

Hundreds of Amazon staff in UK stop work in protest at R7 pay riseThe action comes as Amazon faces increasing pressure to improve treatment of its warehouse workers, including from some shareholders.

SPORT:

All Blacks angst doesn’t make them any less of a threat against the BoksFour losses for the All Blacks out of seven Tests in eight months — it’s sent New Zealand into a near state of meltdown.

 

Nearly 150 new houses and major renovations are underway in St Francis Bay! 

Three adjacent houses being built opposite the canal harbour and Greek Taverna - 5 August 2022 -- 147 houses and major renovations were counted...

FOSTER thanks all those involved in the Coastal Clean Up on Saturday

Despite the earlier predictions, Saturday morning turned out to be a balmy winter's day ideal for cleaning the litter off our coastline in and...

Golden Oldie Santa Shoebox Project

The Rotary Club of St Francis is proud to be working alongside the Policlinic Pharmacy and J-Bay Trauma Support Centre on the Golden Oldies Santa...

Photo Of The Day – Muizenberg

A glorious photo of the Muizenberg Bathing Boxes. Photographer Thomas Lipke

POLITICS:

Pressure on Bain mounts as SA government’s failure to cut ties is questioned“ICcorporate actors who sought to enrich themselves from South African state capture earn global shame,”

CRIME & CORRUPTION:

Gupta chief lieutenant Salim Essa emerges from the Dubai shadows to challenge State Capture reportArguably one of the most important characters in the State Capture saga, Essa’s association with the Gupta enterprise dates back more than a decade. 

ENTERTAINMENT:

Her Nudes Got Posted Online. Now This ‘Most Hated Man on the Internet’ Revenge-Porn Victim Wants to Be A Voice for SurvivorsHunter Moore posted Danielle Green’s nudes on IsAnyoneUp without her consent. Now, she’s using a Netflix doc to bring awareness to internet harassment

BUSINESS:

New school calendar for South Africa cuts down on holidaysThere will be fewer school holidays in 2024, with the calendar making provision for just 25 days off, compared to 32 days in 2023 and 33 in 2022. Less surfing then.

ENVIRONMENT:

Scientist explains video where orcas hunt, kill great white shark in SA waters, but only eat its liverA scientist analysing footage of killer whales attacking a great white off the coast explained that the brutal tactic is driven by efficiency.

TRAVEL:

Massive domestic travel campaign launcheda domestic travel campaign entitled SA is Home was launched, with the aim of stimulating economic recovery and activity in the tourism sector. 

THIS & THAT:

A Canadian company needs someone to taste 3,500 sweets per month. The job pays R1.3m per yearCandy Funhouse, a Canadian candy company, is hiring a “chief candy officer” to be the company’s lead taste tester. Job can be remote.

INTERNATIONAL:

Volodymyr Zelensky: South Africa cannot remain neutral, has to condemn Russia’s aggressionHe cautioned that one day when SA might be facing similar challenges, the world could likewise choose to be neutral towards it.