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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”.
Leading 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
Fairview 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.
Charges 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.
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.
Covid-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:
Florida 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.
‘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:
Municipality 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.
Mboweni 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,”
Taxpayers 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.
New 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.
Lynne 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.
Gupta 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 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.
SAA 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.
Concerns 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.
North 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:
The 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.
National 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:
Big 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.
Canada 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).
US 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
Are 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.
US 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:
Alligator 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?
Earthquake ‘hack’ reveals scale of ocean warming – Scientists have found a clever new way of measuring ocean warming, using sound waves from undersea earthquakes.
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.”
Cheers 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.