LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)
Notes From The New Editor – They call these things ‘soft launches’. Colin Watt has worked very hard at building the St Francis Today machine over the last few years.
Kouga Mayor Honoured With Alderman Title – THE Council of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality (SBDM) hosted a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 28 to confer the title of Alderman/Alderwoman upon sixteen of its Councillors
St Francis Runners Fun Run 2021 – The St Francis Runners hold a half marathon every year. Called the Nautical Half, it was postponed again this year.
St Francis Property Owners Association 2021/2022 Annual Memberships – St Francis Property Owners Association memberships are due for renewal from 1st October 2021.
St Francis Bay Representing at the 24th Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Champs. – The country’s most prestigious annual junior surfing event, the 2021 Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Champs, gets underway today.
Local Lifeguards Receive Award Certificate – Some 22 dedicated and hard-working young residents from Kouga between the ages of 16 and 30 have received their prestigious Lifeguard Award certificate from Lifesaving SA.
REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)
Coastal Safari Launches in Cape Recife Nature Reserve – Port Elizabeth residents and visitors have a spectacular new activity to add to their bucket list. Guided land-based coastal safaris through the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of the city, will open up a whole new world of wonder.
SPAR Grand Prix Series set for Thrilling Finish in Gqeberha – As this year’s SPAR Women’s Challenge Grand Prix Series draws to a close, local road running aficionado and commentator Alec Riddle believes it has been critical in promoting excellence among South Africa’s athletes
SA & AFRICA NEWS:
Police still puzzled by ’unlicensed’ paraglider’s death on Lion’s Head – Roderick Theron died in a paragliding accident on Saturday, February 20 this year after crashing into Lion’s Head, Cape Town.
Ramaphosa announces level 1 lockdown for South Africa — big increase in size of gatherings – President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to adjusted Covid-19 lockdown Alert Level 1 from Friday.
POLITICS, GOVERNMENT & PARLIAMENT:
Independent Republic of the Western Cape: Dream on, suckers, it ain’t gonna happen – The supposed secession plan of the Western Cape from the rest of South Africa is premised on the impression that the province is well governed, unlike the other provinces, and is able to stand on its own as an independent economic powerhouse.
COURTS, NPA, HAWKS, CRIME & SAPS:
Hushed up: Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina’s high-speed crash in ‘borrowed’ blue light car – City of Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina was in a high-speed, midnight crash at the wheel of a luxury municipal car he allegedly had no permission to drive.
BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:
SA could be open in time for summer – with sport, concerts, and foreign tourists, Ramaphosa says – South Africa could be open for business this summer, President Cyril Ramaphosa says, if a “majority” of people are vaccinated. He suggested foreign tourists (including from the UK) could be welcomed, and the last restrictions on bars and restaurants dropped.
Hilton College matric student solves multi-billion dollar crypto puzzle – Homing in on one way in which crypto holders lost billions, Matthew Wilson came up with a solution.
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
Electric era of motoring: Bombproof may not be futureproof – Will the car world’s toughest brands survive the electric transition? Car brands built around proletarian principles as opposed to specific dynamic deliverables will likely fare better.
German elections 2021: ‘Robot’ coalition on the cards while disturbing far-right extremist threat coalesces – The most likely outcome of the coalition talks under way in Germany is a Red, Yellow and Green coalition — the traffic light or, in South African terms, a robot coalition.
Squid Game: The Netflix show adding murder to playground nostalgia – In Squid Game, a group of 456 people, in debt and desperate, are lured into a bloodthirsty survival game where they have the chance to walk away with 45.6 billion Korean won (R589 million) if they win a series of six games. The twist? They die if they lose.
EARTH, OCEANS, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:
Virgin Galactic cleared to resume space flights – Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company has been cleared to resume flights of its space plane, Unity.
THIS & THAT:
Meet the Mays from NSRI in St Francis Bay – The Mays are perhaps unique in the NSRI family, as currently all four family members, including two teenage children, are volunteering at Station 21 (St Francis Bay).
Tatjana Schoenmaker praises ’amazing spirit for Team SA’ during Olympics parade – Mzansi finally had their chance to celebrate Team South Africa’s successes at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this year with an open-top bus parade.