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Friday 27th September

St Francis & Kouga News

Just In – Breaking News  –  A fire broke out in the early hours of this morning in the Cape St Francis Resort.

What a wonderful Heritage Weekend in St Francis!  –  Just when we thought all kids spent their time texting or playing games on their smart phones, we were proved wrong for Cape St Francis was awash with teenagers this past weekend

St Francis Tourism entities win awards  –  We left out a couple of awards when we congratulated some of the regional winners of Lilizela Regional Wards last week so here are all the Kouga winners as well as a Platinum Wine award for a local guest house.

NMBM water levels now critical  –  The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has called on its over 700 member companies to start using water sparingly as the City’s dams have reportedly reached alarmingly low levels.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Bay man arrested hours after raping minor  –   57-year-old man was arrested just hours after allegedly raping a minor in Port Elizabeth’s Gelvandale on Wednesday.

Surfing

More CT Surfers Bow Out, Crunch Time at EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira  –  The QS10,000 EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira resumed in quieter conditions today to whittle the field down further in fun three-to-five foot rights at Ribeira

Springboks vs Namibia

Chained Tortoises investigated by SPCA Assisi in Sea Vista

SPCA Assisi received information that tortoises were being kept on chains in St Francis Township. Inspector Tany Keyzer went to investigate.On Tuesday, 01 October 2019, Inspector Tanya Keyzer consulted with Adriaan le Roux, Nature...

Operation Save Escaped Elephant From Being Killed

Mount Camdeboo orchestrates specialist translocation operation to save escaped elephant from being killedAn African elephant bull that escaped an Eastern Cape game reserve for a second time in recent weeks was on Thursday set to be...

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Project:

Sea Rescue presented the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban last week.NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew...

One fatality and three survivors after boat capsizes

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Noordhoek on Saturday morning .NSRI rescue swimmers in a sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, the EMS Aeromed 3 helicopter, Gardmed...

Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Is On A Mission

Donkey Bay – Cape Town big wave surfer Matt Bromley recently had an epic trip to Donkey Bay in Namibia, and scored some epic waves at this elusive, world-class destination. The waves weren’t as big or as heavy as first expected, but...

Major milestone for St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group

A major milestone was achieved last week when the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group SFDVG) handed over safety wear and equipment to volunteers who had also undergone training provided by municipal services. The essential equipment has...

New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum

A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter, a St Francis Property Owner (SFPO) committee member is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.Truter is the SFPO ...

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated yesterday (Thursday 10th October) following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartkops River Mouth, Port Elizabeth.THree  local male teenagers were reported to be swimming when they were...

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us

Cape St Francis  - Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time! St Francis Bay loves a good party, and what better way than to celebrate with beer! The annual St Francis Oktoberfest...

Semifinalists Set at the Roxy Pro France

SEIGNOSSE / HOSSEGOR / CAPBRETON, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France (Tuesday, October 8, 2019) - The Roxy Pro France resumed yesterday and completed the Quarterfinals in excellent, six foot plus waves on the outside peak of La Nord to...

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National & African News

Social media reacts as labour court rules banking strike illegal and unprotected  –  The banking strike is trending on Twitter after the labour court ruled it is illegal and unprotected.

Road traffic demerit system: Here’s how it works and how to avoid accumulating points  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill into law. 

Education dept to make Grade 9 an exit point for schooling  –  ‘The field trial for the general education certificate at the end of Grade 9 is scheduled for completion at the end of July 2020.’

Five arrested after rescue of three Ethiopian teens smuggled into SA  –  The Hawks have confirmed the arrest of five men in Johannesburg who allegedly kidnapped three teenagers from Ethiopia.

 

 

#ZondoCommission

Zimbabwe rendition probe was part of ‘a hit’ on Hawks boss Anwa Dramat  –  The suspension of former Hawks boss Anwa Dramat and colleague Shadrack Sibiya has been exposed as a ploy by the architects of state capture to sideline officers with integrity.

Politics

Titus Mafolo to now lead ANC task team looking into small party links  –  The probe follows claims that Ace Magashule and Jacob Zuma were the masterminds behind the establishment of the African Transformation Movement.

Business, Money & The Economy

Basa urges unions to call off banking strike, return to drawing board  –  Cosatu to appeal court decision and resubmit Section 77 strike certificate

International

White House tried to cover up Trump’s Ukraine conversation, whistleblower alleges  –  Pelosi condemns White House for trying to keep details from public, while Trump compares whistleblower’s source to ‘a spy’

Brexit

Dominic Cummings: Anger at MPs ‘not surprising’, PM’s adviser says  –  It is “not surprising” there is anger directed at MPs over Brexit, the PM’s adviser, Dominic Cummings, has said.

Sport

No limits: Boks set to pile on points against Namibia – South Africa insisted they hadn’t set themselves a points target as they get ready to dismantle lowly Namibia at the Rugby World Cup – even with a dramatically altered team.

England thrash United States 45-7 in Rugby World Cup  –  England hit their World Cup straps with a seven-try demolition of the USA to make it two bonus-point wins from two.

Climate

State of the oceans: southern African cyclones and droughts are just a taste of things to come  – Business-as-usual carbon pollution will bring devastating droughts to parts of southern Africa,

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