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Friday 18th September

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

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Manoa Robb Wins Monster Combo Round 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7qwgkpf8WQ&feature=youtu.beIt is a big congratulations to Manoa Robb, the official Round 1 winner of the Monster Combo. Manoa's efforts see him win a...

Rotarians donate life saving equipment to St Francis community

The Rotary Club of St Francis officially presented a Defibrilator and Holter to the community of St Francis last week. The equipment is to be held at Dr Jean Malan’s medical practice at...

A busy weekend for NSRI on southern coastline

NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew were activated on Saturday afternoon following a request for assistance from a fisherman on a fishing sea kayak who reported to NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations...

Bush-clearing to help keep Humansdorp safe

Major bush-clearing is under way at Humansdorp in a joint effort to keep Kouga communities safe from crime.Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said about 60 men and women from...

World Food Day 2020 – 16th October

World Food Day 2020: Sustainable seafood links ocean health with people’s lives and platesFood insecurity is a reality for many South Africans with nearly half of the nation’s households...

Swart Maandag (Black Monday) Drive

PRESS RELEASEThe organizers of the Swart Maandag (Black Monday) peaceful protest drive based in the beautiful town of Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape would like to inform you of the...

Warning to estate agents

Estate agents are reminded that it is illegal for the municipality to supply them with the details of property owners in the region.Kouga Finance Portfolio Councillor, Brenton Williams,...

Good rain, but dam levels remain low

Kouga residents and businesses have been urged to continue using water sparingly.“Some much-needed rain has fallen in the catchment areas, but not enough to make a significant difference...

Africa’s First Adaptive Learning Online High School Launches

PRESS RELEASEPrestigious, independent school, Bridge House and award-winning EdTech company, Digemy, have joined forces to create ConnectEd - the first Independent Examinations Board...

Roadshow to empower Kouga SMME’s

Established and registered SMMEs from the Kouga region have been invited to attend an empowerment roadshow at the Newton Hall in Jeffreys Bay next week.Kouga Local Economic Development...

LOCAL:

Mayor Hendricks responds to Kouga FM allegations  –  Kouga Municipality is in the process of applying for an eviction order to have Kouga FM removed from the Kouga Cultural Centre in Humansdorp.

PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:

Protest leading to hacking of horse has been simmering for months  –  The International Racing Club has called the incident at the Fairview racecourse in Port Elizabeth a “low day in SA history for horse racing”.

TimesliveLeading owner ‘sets record straight’ about attacks on horses in PE  –  Leading owner Hedley McGrath at Fairview Race Yard said on Thursday evening that he wanted to set certain facts straight about a violent protest that ended with the slaughter of a horse and wounding of others

AlgoaFMFairview racecourse- not a single horse was euthanized  –  Port Elizabeth police have confirmed that a 49-year-old man was detained on charges of public violence following the chaos at Fairview race-course on Thursday morning.

AlgoaFMCharges laid with SAPS following deadly attack on horses at Fairview racecourse  –  The National Council of SPCA’s and the police say they will be laying charges against those who killed a racehorse at the Fairview racecourse

Planned water shutdown for parts of Nelson Mandela Bay   –  The rerouting of a 450mm watermain pipeline will see the planned shutdown of water to certain parts of Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

Andile Lungisa begins serving his prison sentence   –  Andile Lungisa has handed himself over to authorities at the North End Prison where his two-year sentence for assault will now commence.

COVID-19:

South Africa resumes Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial after reassurance on safety  –  The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority and two ethics committees have given their approval for the resumption of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial in South Africa. 

Citizen Covid-19Covid-19 update: SA records 2,128 new cases and 67 deaths  –  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended South Africa for its declining confirmed Covid-19 cases.

SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:

The CitizenFlorida kidnapping accused has three previous convictions  –  During court proceedings, it was revealed that Saleem Slamang has three previous convictions and one pending case from 2018.

The Citizen‘F**k you, Judge!’ – lawyer gutted by events  –  Attorney Darren Sampson says Wednesday was the worst day of his life, after his expletive-laden outburst went viral, and the LPC says they will be taking disciplinary action against him.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:

Independent On LineMunicipality using 139 farms for Eskom debt security ’sign there’s ample land for redistribution’  –  The fact that the Free State Matjhabeng municipality has agreed to hand over 139 farms as security for its R3.4 billion Eskom debt shows that expropriating land without compensation (EWC) isn’t necessary.

BusinesstechMboweni has a target on his back because of his proposals: analyst  –  “South Africa has had a generation of ANC rule, but the ANC has failed to govern trustworthily,”

TimesliveTaxpayers pay R85m to suspended state workers who are sitting at home  –  Taxpayers have paid more than R85m in salaries to suspended employees who are sitting at home waiting for their cases to be concluded.

CORRUPTION:

Daily MaverickNew evidence points to corruption in SAP’s R1-billion water deals  –  At the height of State Capture, the global software giant SAP walked into the most captured places in the country and walked out with record-breaking deals.

defend truthLynne Brown’s Gupta-linked PA sued over cushy exit package  –  Davids hurriedly left the civil service in the wake of revelations in the #Guptaleaks that her stay at a Dubai hotel had been arranged by the Guptas.

ZONDO COMMISSION:

BizNewsGupta man offered Eskom legal officer Suzanne Daniels R800m to ‘help’ hire friend. WATCH!  –  Embattled power utility Eskom appears to have been used as a costly playground for the Guptas and their associates.

ESKOM:

My BroadbandEskom keeps South Africa in the dark  –  Energy experts are accusing Eskom of not providing South Africans with essential information about its power system performance and load-shedding.

SA AIRWAYS:

Business MaverickSAA faces liquidation again as R10.4bn state lifeline fails to appear  –  The government has failed to provide the national carrier with funding of at least R10.4bn to implement the airline’s business rescue plan.

TOURISM:

BusinesstechConcerns over South Africa’s new international travel list  –  South Africa’s tourism sector is cautiously optimistic about the opening of the country’s borders for international travel, but has warned that strict restrictions could impact recovery efforts.

money webNorth Coast’s iconic Fairmont Zimbali Hotel enters business rescue  –  One of the country’s most luxurious internationally-operated resort hotels entered a business rescue process.

BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:

Daily MaverickThe winding and long-winded road: SA’s political economy further fragments, and by-elections loom  –  Nedlac is picking up discussions on South Africa’s economic recovery plan again next week. 

money webNational Wills Week: Why a will is more important now that ever  –  If you die intestate, you will not have control over the distribution of your assets: 

My BroadbandBig fight over online cigarette sales in South Africa  –  Tax Justice South Africa has accused Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation (GLTC) of dodging taxes by illegally selling cigarettes online to customers.

TECHNOLOGY:

BBC newsCanada Tesla driver charged over ‘napping while speeding’   –  A Canadian man has been charged with dangerous driving for allegedly taking a nap while his self-driving Tesla car clocked up more than 90mph (150km/h).

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

The GuardianUS accuses Hezbollah of stockpiling weapons and ammonium nitrate across Europe  –  State department’s Nathan Sales says group ‘represents clear and present danger to the US’ and urges Europe to take tougher line

US ELECTIONS:

BBC newsAre older Trump voters sticking with him?  –  Their combined ages total 151 but for presidential candidates Donald Trump, 74, and Joe Biden, 77, retirement is far from their minds as they fight it out to become the top dog in American politics.

BBC newsUS election 2020: How to become president  –  The president of the United States isn’t directly elected by American voters but by members of what’s known as the electoral college. Here’s how the system works.

lg NOBEL PRIZE:

BBC newsAlligator on gas snaps up Ig Nobel prize  –  Have you heard the one about the alligator that performed the party trick of breathing in helium so it could talk in a funny voice?

CLIMATE CHANGE:

Earthquake ‘hack’ reveals scale of ocean warmingBBC news  –  Scientists have found a clever new way of measuring ocean warming, using sound waves from undersea earthquakes.

SPORT:

After soft(ish) opening, take a deep breath – the real Winged Foot is coming  –   Earlier this week, Justin Thomas called Winged Foot’s West Course “a different kind of fun.” Emphasis on “different.”

Independent On LineCheers to the grand ol’ Dame… Thank you for the memories, Newlands  –  Springboks Green versus Springbok Gold – the 46 best South African-based Springbok contenders. An unofficial Springbok trial match at Newlands on the 3rd October.

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