Friday 10 June

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LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Recent Thyspunt Nuclear Application Update: An interview with Trudi MalanWhen presented with the recent update on the Eskom Application for a nuclear installation site for the Thyspunt area, dated 7 June 2022, there was some alarm among local residents.

What’s On At The SUPERSPAR – World Gin Day tomorrow, and some awesome weekend price cuts!

Water Shedding To Be Implemented In St Francis Bay From MondayWITH the level of the Churchill Dam having plunged to below 10%, Kouga Municipality has announced that it will start implementing water shedding at the towns of Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp and the Greater St Francis Area on Monday, June 13. Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks said that the water to the towns would be switched off for the greater part of the day (from 10:00 to 16:00), seven days a week, starting on Monday, June 13.

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Suspected Hermanus surfer sex pest arrested on rape chargesRape and sexual assault accused Ryan Halkett spent two nights in jail this week after police swooped on his “surf lodge” in central Hermanus on Monday. 

Flunked the Ryanair Afrikaans test? Try Barry Hilton’s quiz – What would you call a homeless person on Table Mountain?  How long do you still have after a robot turns red? What education level do you need to be a political candidate in SA? etc

WATER CRISIS:

R51 MILLION ALLOCATED FOR DROUGHT-RELIEFWelcoming the  R51 156 000 million, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, said various projects will be implemented to address the water shortfall across the region.

CRIME & CORRUPTION:

‘Phala Phala is fast becoming your Nkandla,’ Steenhuisen tells Ramaphosa in disrupted debateAfter an hour of EFF MPs’ interjections, when all were muted or physically removed, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a State of the Nation 2.0.

First Indoor Concept Market at St Francis Links clubhouse, Saturday, 2nd July

First Indoor Concept Market at St Francis Links clubhouse, this Saturday, 2nd July. The market will run from 8:30 till 14:00. Start your weekend with chill vibe, artisan food & drinks, great company. More than 25 refreshing and practical raffle prizes waiting to...

Whats On At The SUPERSPAR – 1 Day Of Specials Today!

One Day Of Price Cuts at the SUPERSPAR - Today! There are some amazing specials for today only, as we try and bring the best prices to our loyal customers. There is Chicken In A Bag, and a pack of 30 sausage rolls on special for one day only. There is a special on...

Photo Of The Day – Passing The Point

Seaway Osprey passing the point with a rig on board Photo by Gregg Darling

Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay

  News release 29 June 2022 Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay   Supertubes Park, Da Gama Road, JBay – This year will see the welcome return of the best surfers in the world to JBay for the Corona Open JBay. The waiting period for the surf event is 12-21...

Surfing Today with Rip Curl – Sammy Pupo Scores Best Result In Rio

Saquarema Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Carissa Moore (HAW) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) won the Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona, Stop No. 8 on the World Surf League 2022 Championship Tour. The competition finished spectacularly in front of a massive crowd at Praia de Itaúna in...

Photo Of The Day – Thyspunt Van Bo Af

The beauty of Thyspunt from the air. Photo by Barry Culligan

Property News You Can Use presented by Harcourts.

Buying A House Can Be A Costly Journey Without An Experienced Guide  The guide comes in the form of a professional and experienced estate agent. But how do you know you’re getting an experienced “guide” and not being led astray?  The answer is simple: a Fidelity Fund...

Local Man Dies In Plett Shark Attack

Plettenberg Bay beaches have been temporarily closed after a man was recovered from the surf following a shark attack on Tuesday afternoon. National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the body had been recovered at Sanctuary Beach, on the...

St Francis Today Will Be On A Short Break

St Francis Today is going on a short break towards the end of this week. We are on assignment across the country for two weeks and the delivery of the St Francis Today news will be a tad sporadic. Please bear with us, we will be back in full force before you know it.

Rotary Club of St Francis Inducts President for 2022-23

Congratulations to Rotarian Brian Codling who was inducted as President of the Rotary Club of St Francis for 2022-23 at a gala dinner at St Francis Links on Friday 24th June. Conducting the induction and officially handing over the baton was past President George...

POLITICS:

Exodus: President Cyril Ramaphosa suspends Public Protector Busisiwe MkhwebaneOn Thursday it was announced that Ramaphosa had decided to suspend Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane with immediate effect.

BUSINESS:

SA’s Beloved Rodriguez Finally Receives Royalties for Chart ToppersSixto ‘Sugar Man’ Rodriguez rose to fame during Apartheid in South Africa; only he had no idea until several decades later when two South African fans went looking for him.

TECHNOLOGY:

TikTok addicts to benefit from in-app screen-time controlsNew setting will allow users to set enforced breaks once chosen daily limit on uninterrupted use is reached.

EARTH, OCEANS, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:

The past, present and future of coal-fired power in South AfricaHow South Africa has cemented its status as one of the largest pollution emitters on the planet. 

INTERNATIONAL:

Two Britons, Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner are sentenced to death alongside Moroccan national Saaudun Brahim Russia Kicks down.

What is South Africa’s Phala Phala farm robbery scandal about?How the world sees President Ramaphosa at the centre of an international scandal involving the theft of $4m from his game farm.

NEWS & BUZZ:

Britney Spears to marry fiance Sam Asghari in surprise wedding, US media saysThe singer will marry Sam Asghari, a 28-year-old fitness instructor, in a small ceremony in Los Angeles.

SPORT:

Golfers taking part in controversial Saudi-backed LIV tournament suspended from PGA TourLIV Golf has come under fire because it receives its funding from the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, which is headed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

ENTERTAINMENT:

The 500 Greatest Songs of All TimeFind your favourites and play them. Its Friday. Like Cyndi Lauper, ‘Time After Time’ – 1983

Pop Stars Made Millions From Russian Oligarchs. Now Some Have Regrets“Playing for oligarchs and rich people is just fucking gross,” says one musician. “I can’t even believe we did it.”

THIS AND THAT:

Confessions of a 1980s flight attendantSome of the worst requirements to be hired as a flight attendant — such as age restrictions and losing the job in case of marriage or childbirth — had already been lifted, but others remained.