Friday 15th November
St Francis & Kouga News
Great “Hutchie Tribute” coming to SFL and the community! – One of South Africa’s greatest golfers and gift to golf, Denis Hutchinson, will be here on the 4th of January, with his great mate and SA’s Mr Golf, Dale Hayes.
Water warning for NMB as situation is dire – Nelson Mandela Bay’s Water and Sanitation’s Director, Barry Martin, warned on Thursday that the Metro is in a dire situation.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Nelson Mandela Bay’s mayor like Pablo Escobar, DA MP tells parly – ‘The gangster state in Nelson Mandela Bay is real and it is terrifying. It is led by the Pablo Escobar of local government, Mongameli Bobani,’ Andrew Whitfield said.
Dismantle gangster state in Bay — Steenhuisen – DA parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen said it was time to dismantle the “gangster state” in Nelson Mandela Bay and restore good governance to the people.
AmaXhosa king stood for peace and unity – Dlamini-Zuma – ‘Kumkani [king] Zwelonke will forever be remembered with great respect and admiration for his dedication and selflessness in serving his people.’
Sydney Surf Pro to Kick-Start Inaugural WSL Challenger Series Season – The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that Sydney will stage the first-ever WSL Challenger Series event next March.
\All Eyes On Beyrick De Vries At The Vans Triple Crown In Hawaii – The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) is underway in Hawaii, and there is much interest in Durban surfer Beyrick De Vries competing in the series of events
Russia’s shadow presence in Africa: – Wagner group mercenaries in at least 20 countries aim to turn continent into strategic hub
Exclusive: Advance into Africa — an audit of Russia’s growing economic and military footprint on the continent – Russia’s concerted push into Africa is re-establishing the country’s strongest links with the continent since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
National & African News
Durban beachfront gets R380m extension – It’s now the longest uninterrupted waterfront promenade in Africa – making the city’s most important tourism asset even more attractive.
Swiss tourist dies three days after being crushed by giraffe in Kruger National Park – A Swiss tourist, critically injured in the Kruger National Park at the weekend when a giraffe fell on to the safari vehicle he was driving, has died.
Bad weather forces KZN Education Department to cancel school on Friday – The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has advised school principals across the province to suspend classes on Friday as more bad weather has been predicted for the province.
Battle for soul of the DA not over yet, say party’s ‘progressives’ – The progressives are biding their time – and waiting for both the policy and elective conferences – to make their move, according to party insiders.
Business, Money & The Economy
Prasa meltdown likely to derail 10,000 jobs – The dismissal of over 3,000 security guards – with October salaries unpaid – means more than 10,000 jobs directly linked to Prasa’s meltdown could be lost this year
Gordhan on SAA: Hopefully unions will come to their senses – The South African government signaled it’s going to take a hardline approach to its cash-strapped national airline as labour unions prepare to strike
California school shooting: Santa Clarita attack leaves two dead – Two students have been killed and three others injured by a gunman who opened fire at a secondary school in California, officials say.
Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has ‘insurance’ – Exclusive: president’s personal lawyer has emerged as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry, with speculation Republicans will seek to paint him as a rogue actor
Tough as nails! Oosthuizen deals with kidney stones in racing to Nedbank lead – Interestingly, his condition might played in his favour during a magnificent opening round of 63.
This & That
Phone stolen? Call the bank quickly — your accounts can be raided – The “Find my iPhone” app may seem like a great way to track your device if it’s lost or stolen, but ironically, it could be how phone thieves are able to get into their victims’ banking app on the stolen phone and clean out their accounts.