21st January

Local News

Village gets together to remove the chains  –  This actually started off as a “GOOD DEED” story but with so many good souls involved in this wonderful example of how together we can achieve a better St Francis for all

Eastern Cape

Good rain helps recovery of Garden Route Dam  –  The George Municipality said that persistent solid rainfall had led to the Garden Route Dam level rising from 64.5% last Wednesday to 89% of total capacity on Monday.

UDM is not corrupt — DA Eastern Cape leader Nqaba Bhanga  –  Mongameli Bobani’s name has not come up in Nelson Mandela Bay coalition talks between the UDM and DA,

Beware ATM’s during Load Shedding

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Ramzi Boukhiam Wins the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Boukhiam defeated Weslley Dantas in the Final of the QS5000 in Fernando de Noronha,...

Excitement Mounts As Wine Estates Confirmed For Wine On Water Festival Brought To You By Investec

St Francis Bay – Sales have been brisk for the inaugural Wine on Water festival in St...

Mountain Biking One Of The Most Remote Islands On Earth

Andre Hogo and Darren Peens from St Francis Bay recently embarked on a trip to St...

CT Athletes Dominate on Day 3 of the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Yago Dora, Filipe Toledo and Jadson André all had commanding performances at the...

Fire Risk Reduction Initiative – Part Two

Part Two of the St Francis Property Owners Fire Risk Reduction Initiative following from last...

Top Seeds Add Excitement to the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Filipe Toledo (BRA) and other elite surfers take charge at the QS 5,000 in exotic...

Pathway From CBD To Sea Vista Complete

The pathway that links the St Francis Central Business District to Sea Vista is...

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge – Nazaré, Portugal

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge Pres. By Jogos Santa Casa Celebrates High-Performance Big...

Bathers caught in rip at Plettenberg Bay

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated on Monday morning following reports of...

South Africa & African Continent

Lightning storm over Lion’s Head is pure magic  –  ‘Worst wind we’ve ever had’ – see damage after CT roof blows into restaurant next door

Angola vows to bring back billionaire Dos Santos over graft claims  –  Angolan prosecutors vowed on Monday to use “all possible” means to bring back Isabel dos Santos,

#ZondoCommission

SAPS paid Durban businessman Thoshan Panday R47m, Zondo hears  –  Forensic auditor Trevor White testified that Panday operated on a profit margin that averaged ‘three times the price they were procuring the goods’ for.

Politics

Ramaphosa closes ANC lekgotla with public address, declares leadership is united  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa has laid down the law as decided by a wide ANC forum on a number of contentious issues

DA’s comments on Tshwane a reflection of the last kick of a dying horse – Maile  –  The DA’s comments about the use of bullying tactics against the City of Tshwane’s speaker to force a change of government reflects a party losing its grip on Pretoria.

Sisulu ‘covering up’ the appointments of Simelane and Shaik – DA  –  After her office initially released their names, a subsequent revision saw the names strangely redacted.

SA Airways

While African aviation flies high, South Africa burdened by slow growth, SAA struggles  –  The rest of Africa has seen a strong performance, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Business, Money & The Economy

It may be time to liberate auditors from the accounting profession  –  New report says auditors need to go beyond scepticism and become suspicious of clients.

SA and legal cannabis: profits should be reaped, but like any industry, there are also risks  –  South Africa’s cannabis conversation is shifting into a new gear, with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on the record as pushing for full legalisation.

Trump Impeachment

Mitch McConnell outlines proposals for speedy impeachment process  –  Senate Republican leader denies Democrat demands for votes on witnesses to be called straight away

 

China confirms deadly Wuhan coronavirus can be transmitted by humans  –  Four people have so far died from the virus, which has no cure, with cases confirmed in China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.

Technology

Google boss Sundar Pichai calls for AI regulation  –  The head of Google and parent company Alphabet has called for artificial intelligence (AI) to be regulated.

This is what 109,000 horsepower looks like — meet the biggest and most powerful engine in the world  –  This jaw dropper is the Wärtsilä RT-flex96C, the world’s largest and most powerful diesel engine in the world today.

Australian Open 2020:

Day two – live!  –  Updates from the conclusion of the opening round from Melbourne Park

Golf

Slow play rule change inspires players to hit the accelerator  –  There is much to celebrate in the wake of the first big event of the European Tour season, and not just the enduring winning touch of Lee Westwood.

The Royals

Royal review after Meghan ‘given title of divorced woman’  –  The problem relates to the comma in Meghan, Duchess of Sussex because only divorced women in the family have been styled that way.

Shark Meat

South African shark meat could be poisoning Australians  –  Australians may not know and will be unhappy to discover that South African waters are far from pristine,

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Climate Change

Climate Change s a reality in spite of what some leaders believe. We will add to the collection of information so you too can follow what is being done, or not being done to try and arrest the effects of Climate Change

TODAY 21 January

Water taxis for Cape Town’s rising sea levels: ‘Everybody should panic,’ says environmental futurist

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