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Friday 11th September

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

Tests Conducted – 3 863 453 Positive Cases – 644438   |  Recoveries – 573003  |  Deaths – 15265

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Work surges ahead to protect the St Francis coastline

Kouga Municipality is surging ahead with the construction of an emergency revetment at St Francis Bay to protect municipal infrastructure and houses on the canals from the ocean.Kouga...

The West Wind – September 22nd

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Emergency Plan for the Spit

St Francis Property Owners NPC issued the following media release with regard the recent breach on the spitThe Spit has been breached 4 times since early in April. The SFPO NPC has been...

Keep Kouga Safe Campaign Launched

Kouga has set it sights on becoming the safest municipality in South Africa to live, work and play.The Keep Kouga Safe campaign was officially launched at the first Kouga Public Safety...

The Monster Combo 2.0 Is Live and Entries Are Open 

The Monster Combo is an online campaign celebrating progressive, high-performance surfing. We’re looking for rides that link up a succession of moves in quality surf.It has been a winter...

JBay’s Matt McGillivray Scores Runner-Up Finish

JBay's Matt McGillivray Scores Runner-Up Finish In The First Australian Grand Slam Event JBay's top professional surfer Matt McGillivray ended up a very impressive runner up in the first...

Is plot clearing ridiculously expensive?

Further to our article on clearing plots last week, Trevor Wright who offers  assistance to land owners, outlines some of the costs as well as charges owners will face if it is left to...

The Tortoise and the Hare – The story of two Trees

Why are large milkwood trees so scarce in Cape St Francis?An article on Milkwood's by Prof Richard CowlingThink of the Cape coast and what tree springs to mind? For most, it would be the...

Maya Gabeira Sets New World Record, Wins cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award 

 Yesterday, the World Surf League (WSL) announced that Maya Gabeira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) won the cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award and set the new World Record for the largest wave ever...

Kouga Fire Department makes headway on bush-clearing!

Bush-fires affect the entire community and can have a devastating, wide-spread effect on individuals, businesses, industry and facilities. We all have a joint civic responsibility to...

LOCAL:

The Tortoise and the Hare – The story of two Trees  –  Why are large milkwood trees so scarce in Cape St Francis?

SANTA SAYS – 76 Players played strokeplay for 32 spots  –  It required a score of 82 or better to get through to the Matchplay.

SURFING:

Maya Gabeira Sets New World Record, Wins cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award  –  Today, the World Surf League (WSL) announced that Maya Gabeira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) won the cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award and set the new World Record

PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:

Woman accused of pointing gun at Clicks protesters appears in court  –  Diane Attwell, the Port Elizabeth woman accused of pointing a firearm at protesters outside a Clicks store earlier this week, made a brief court appearance on Thursday morning.

Six teachers and 250 pupils share five toilets but no cash to fix mud school  –  Port St Johns school won’t be fixed for at least three years, says principal

AlgoaFMBobani calls Banga a liar over allegations of a shortage of chemicals to treat water in NMBM  –  Mongameli Bobani wants an internal investigation launched into how the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Nqaba Bhanga was able to hold a meeting with officials from the Metro’s supply-chain department.

 

CLICKS:

TimesliveEFF stops protests, Clicks to award scholarships to black female students  –  Clicks has agreed to award five scholarships to black female students to pursue pharmaceutical qualifications in 2021 after meeting members of the EFF on Thursday.

COVID-19:

Citizen Covid-19Covid-19 update: SA records 2,007 new cases and 97 deaths  –   The country’s recoveries now stand at 573,003 which translates to a recovery rate of 88,9%.

BizNewsInside Covid-19: About 37,000 dead, R46m for every life saved in SA. Ep 83. LISTEN!  –  Just over a quarter of South African adults are believed to have been infected with Covid-19, says Discovery Health CEO Ryan Noach,

BusinesstechDiscovery data points to a worrying and potentially deadly trend in South Africa  –  Data insights from financial services group Discovery, shows that up to 16,000 South African lives will have been saved from Covid‑19 related deaths by 2021

NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:

TimesliveCabinet extends national state of disaster but relaxed lockdown looms  –  The cabinet has approved the extension of the national state of disaster until October 15.

SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:

defend truthGeorge Bizos: A brilliant advocate who helped South Africa on its odyssey to freedom  –  George Bizos began his career defending victims in rural areas, in small cases not much publicised. 

Independent On LineTRESemmé ad not the first time a Unilever brand called out for racism  –  Less than three months ago, Unilever agreed to rename a skin-lightening cream which was criticised for promoting negative stereotypes around dark skin tones.

South Africans open their wallets for humiliated petrol attendant  –  Sphamandla “Wiseman” Ndabezitha was hurt and shocked when a customer humiliated and tricked him into putting the wrong amount of petrol into his car as a practical joke.

AlgoaFMMassive heroin bust in KZN  –  Members of the Richards Bay Serious Organised Investigation Unit have found heroin powder with a street value of about R87.5 million and arrested three suspects.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:

The CitizenR17 billion loan needed to pay outstanding RAF claims, says Mbalula  –  He said 151, 530 of the claims received were, or are, challenged and 45,075 of the challenged claims were settled by way of a court order.

CORRUPTION:

Daily MaverickIDC ‘suckered’ into making a R185m business loan allegedly diverted to pay off debts and buy a Bentley  –  A politically connected group allegedly ripped off the state-owned development financier by diverting most of a loan meant for an engineering firm, which was then put into business rescue.

ZONDO COMMISSION:

Daily MaverickInquiry told of Zuma’s worry over Eskom ‘war room’ led by Ramaphosa  –  A former non-executive director at Eskom, Venete Klein, has rubbished associations between the 2014 board and the Gupta family. 

BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:

money webHere’s what recovery looks like – FNB CEO  –  ‘We won’t see the kind of festive season we’re used to.’

BusinesstechSouth Africa’s 5 biggest banks compared: earnings vs customers vs market cap vs reach  –  South Africa’s banks face a difficult challenge in the short-to-medium term as they deal with the impact of Covid-19, a depressed local economy, and customers seeking debt relief.

TECHNOLOGY:

ADSL cut-off in South Africa – Here is the full list of affected areasMy Broadband  –  Openserve is shutting down its ADSL network in South Africa wherever it offers fibre connectivity.

My BroadbandHow to stream live sport without DStv  –  Showmax Pro recently launched in South Africa, allowing local sports fans to stream live fixtures without a DStv subscription.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

BBC newsRussia, China and Iran hackers target Trump and Biden, Microsoft says  –  Hackers with ties to Russia, China and Iran are attempting to snoop on people and groups involved with the US 2020 presidential election, Microsoft says.

Brexit: Government refuses to drop plans to override parts of Brexit deal  –  Brussels threatens legal action and hints at halting trade talks as it calls on the UK government to back down.

The GuardianOregon fires force 500,000 to evacuate as blazes across American west kill 15  –  Unprecedented fire conditions burn more than 900,000 acres as firefighting resources are stretched thin in three states

 

INTERESTING:

Revealed: Censored videos show Saudi pilots bombing Britain  –   The UK’s Royal Air Force is refusing to release video footage that shows fighter pilots from Saudi Arabia conducting air attacks in Britain, as part of a controversial military training scheme

Women and tobacco: Young girls and women of all ages should be concerned  –  Tobacco harms young and old, men and women. Women and children, however, face unique challenges and may be more vulnerable to the hazards of tobacco use than adult men.

SPORT:

Independent On LineMissing ‘Big Three’ means new kind of pressure for last four at US Open  –   The perennial challenge for the men’s field at any Grand Slam has been taking down one of the dominant ‘Big Three’, but for those left at this year’s US Open, it is about tamping down the pressure o

‘Maybe there’s a miracle’: John Daly reveals bladder cancer diagnosis  –  Two-time major champion John Daly revealed that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, but remains upbeat about his prognosis and potential recovery.

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