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Friday 18th October

St Francis & Kouga News

STAGE ONE LOAD SHEDDING  SO WE ARE SPARED TODAY

Get a motivational lift before the season  –  II you are feeling a little out of sorts and confused in a world that seems in total turmoil and would like a little motivational lift 

Elderly Jeffreys Bay couple attacked in farm house  –  Police are investigating a case of house robbery after five armed men stormed into a farm house and attacked an elderly couple in Smithtown area outside Jeffreys Bay 

Climate change takes root in Jeffreys Bay  –  Delegates at the first-ever international climate change workshop to be hosted in Kouga have left a little piece of themselves in Jeffreys Bay.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Mohair worth millions plundered in hijacking  –  A consignment of Mohair valued at between R1.2m and R2.5m was stolen during a late-night hijacking in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

SAPS rubbishes claim that NMB council meeting cancelled on police advice  –  Eastern Cape police refuted claims on Thursday that a Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting was called off based on advice from police. 

‘They are cowards, we will not run away’ – DA’s Bhanga after Bobani no-confidence motion canned  –  Opposition parties looking to remove Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani attempted for two hours to force through a cancelled council sitting, 

Surfing

Jeep Leaders Medina and Moore Lead the Way on in Pro Portugal  –   The MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the penultimate stop on the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), launched today in wind-affected three-to-five foot surf at Supertubos

National & African News

Nicholas Ninow given maximum sentence for child rape  –  Judge Mokhine Mosopa handed down a life sentence to convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow on Thursday afternoon in the High Court in Pretoria.

‘Restaurants creep me out’: 7-year-old girl relives rape ordeal in nightmares  –  The seven-year-old girl who Nicholas Ninow admitted to raping has nightmares about him every night.

Videos of ex-Bishops sex-scandal teacher uploaded to porn site  –  Videos allegedly showing former Bishops teacher and water polo coach Fiona Viotti scantily clad in bed have been uploaded to a popular free porn streaming site.

Fashion, drugs lure kids into abalone smuggling: police ombud  –  ‘Even if the local police wanted to act on poaching, they would be outnumbered because of severe under-staffing

Eskom

Load-shedding downgraded to stage 1 on Friday  –  South Africans can brace themselves for stage 1 load-shedding on Friday, Eskom’s acting CEO Jabu Mabuza said on Thursday.

‘I support the president’ on economic reforms, Mabuza declares  – ‘I do believe in the process of restructuring Eskom,’ Mabuza answered when asked if he agreed with the proposed unbundling of the utility.

Eskom in court bid to raise electricity prices 16% to recover R69bn cash bailout — and to raise another R34bn  –  Immediately before plunging the country into further power rationing, Eskom took its regulator to court demanding more money to keep going. 

Courts

Waiting in the wings: Billy Downer’s long wait is finally over  –  Senior State advocate Billy Downer would rather be sitting on the stoep of his holiday home in Simon’s Town, drinking a gorgeous red wine with his husband

Politics

DA goes to council over its future, with Zille placed as frontrunner for key post  –  The DA determines its future from Saturday as the battle for its heart and soul plays out in the election of the chairperson

DA’s CEO Paul Boughey resigns  –  The CEO of the Democratic Alliance (DA)  Paul Boughey resigned on Thursday, ahead of the party’s crucial federal council at the weekend.

Business, Money & The Economy

The walls close in around Iqbal Survé as BDO severs ties  –  In a move reminiscent of the start of the decline of the Gupta empire, Iqbal Survé’s long-time auditors have dumped him. Except he claims, he dumped them.

87% believe their organisation needs better leaders – survey  –  About 87% of respondents in a survey conducted by Deloitte Consulting believe their organisation does not have the right leaders in place to face disruption.

Load shedding: How did it suddenly get to this?  –  The numbers make for grim reading.

International

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive ‘to allow Kurdish withdrawal’  –  Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw.

Brexit

Boris Johnson plays numbers game after securing Brexit deal  –  PM insists he is ‘very confident’ his deal will be approved by parliament on Saturday

Sport

Springboks Geared For ‘100MPH’ Game  – South Africa acknowledged that they face a massive tactical battle when they take on hosts Japan in a quarterfinal in Tokyo on Sunday.

England vs Australia: It’s like playing poker  –  Jones and Cheika played in the same pack at Sydney club side Randwick before finding greater fame as coaches than they did as forwards who never won a Test cap for Australia between them.

This & That

How plastic bags were supposed to help save the planet  –  The plastic carrier bag has become something of a symbol for the problems caused by plastic pollution.

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Sydney Surf Pro to Kick-Start Inaugural WSL Challenger Series Season

SYDNEY, NSW / AUS (Friday, November 15, 2019) - The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that Sydney will stage the first-ever WSL Challenger Series event next March. The Sydney Surf Pro will be the biggest professional...

All Eyes On Beyrick De Vries At The Vans Triple Crown In Hawaii

North Shore, Oahu, 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. The VTCS takes place on the 7-Mile Miracle that...

Kouga Traffic to offer free roadworthies

Kouga Municipality will be helping locals arrive safely at their holiday destinations this festive season.“Our Traffic Department will once again be offering motorists free roadworthy checks on their vehicles this December,” said Kouga...

New TLBs move service delivery up a gear

Service delivery is set to move up a gear following the addition of seven new TLBs to Kouga Municipality’s fleet.The TLBs, short for “tractor-loader-backhoes”, were purchased at a cost of R8,2-million from the municipality’s capital...

Matrics armed and ready for last exams

Local matriculants are armed and ready to tackle their last remaining exam papers.  Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman and Kouga Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) chairman Siyabonga Tambo visited Lungiso and Humansdorp Secondary last week...

ABC Makes Waves with ‘Ultimate Surfer’

LOS ANGELES, CA/USA (Wednesday, November 13, 2019): ABC today announced the network pickup of new competition series “Ultimate Surfer.” The eight-episode series will gather some of the world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and...

St Francis Pharmacy closing at midday

NOTICETo facilitate the extensive changes being made the pharmacy will be closing from 12 noon today (Wednesday 13th) and will reopen Thursday  (14th) morning at 08:30. The closure is to facilitate the extensive changes being made to...

Coastal Management Plan

Coastal Management Plan available for commentThe draft proposal Coastal Management Plan for the Sarah Baartman District Municipality can be accessed on the Kouga municipal website...

Rotary Club of St Francis 

District 9370 District Governor Jaco Stander with Rotary Club of St Francis' Charter President, Santa ZeissSaturday 9th November marked the occasion of the Charter of the Rotary Club of St Francis - formerly the Rotary Satellite Club St...

It is time take the situation seriously

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has issued an alert over the critical water levels Impofu Dam specifically to residents from St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay and HumansdorpThe Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is...

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