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.’

Surfing

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

Headlne news

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.

Politics

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

International

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

Sport

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.

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More Answers on the SRA

The St Francis Property Owners Non Profit Company (NPC) have posted another in their series of answers to questions on their website.  These questions are those put to the NPC by what has become known as the “Group of 30” mostly members...

Pipe Invitational to Determine Wildcards for Billabong Pipe Masters

BANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Monday, December 9, 2019) - The Pipe Invitational, the 32-surfer trials event, has been called ON and will determine the two wildcards into the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop...

NSRI Safety Appeal and Incidents this week:

NSRI continue to appeal to the public to only swim at beaches protected by lifeguards and only swim during the lifeguard beach stand-by times.NSRI are appealing to boaters and paddlers of craft launching to go to sea to download, from...

Holding Period for 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters Opens Today,

Incoming Swell Likely to Jumpstart Competition TomorrowBANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Sunday, December 8, 2019) - The holding period for the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop on the World Surf League...

Your 2019 St Francis Sporting Calendar

The 13th annual St Francis Sport Summer Series will kick off on Monday 16 December 2019 with a canal swim, and ends on the 31st of December with the annual MTB Challenge.Sporting enthusiasts can look forward to the usual swimming,...

End of Year Bridge Celebration

The final competition of the year for the St Francis Bay Bridge Club took place at the St Francis Links on Friday 6 December and followed the Local Bridge Club’s Annual General Meeting, during which a new committee was appointed.The...

SRA answers questions posed by CRA members

One of the gripes those regularly by those who submit comment deriding the SRA committee and the work they as doing to improve St Francis Bay is that that don’t answer questions. Well a brand new post on the St Francis Property Owners...

Steven Sawyer in action as Taiwan Open World Longboard Championships Called On at ‘The Left’

THE LEFT, TAITUNG / TPE (Friday, December 6, 2019) - The 2019 Taiwan Open World Longboard Championship has been called on and excitement amongst the field is growing with the competition moving to 'The Left.' The event was forced to move to this...

Professor Richard Cowling on Plot Clearing

Professor Cowling comments on Tuesday’s article ‘Damned if you Don’t so better you do’!The concerns raised by some residents regarding the impact on wildlife of mechanical clearing of dense, mostly alien-invasive bush on vacant plots,...

2020 World Surf League Qualifying Series

2020 World Surf League Qualifying Series to Commence at Corona Open China Hosted by WanningCOOLANGATTA, QLD / AUS (Thursday, December 5, 2019) - The 2020 World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) is set to commence at the perfect...

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