Friday 7th February
Load Shedding Today in St Francis – (Stage Two)
05:00 to 07:30 and 13:00 15:30
St Francis Property Owners and the Fire Risk Reduction Initiative – It is an important fact to note that property owners are liable for the management of their stands, not the municipality.
Pam Golding introduces new agents – Richard Arderne, principal of Pam Golding St Francis Bay has recently announced that two new agents have joined his sales team in St Francis Bay
PE, East Cape & Southern Coast
13-year-old boy drowns in Port Elizabeth river – The body of a teenage boy was retrieved from the Swartkops River in Port Elizabeth after he went missing while swimming, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Thursday.
Bay’s Isuzu SA plant ships bakkie kits to Kenya – Port Elizabeth-based vehicle manufacturer has started supplying knocked down (KD) Isuzu D-MAX bakkie kits to Kenya.
Municipality planning to buy purification trucks – The metro is planning to buy a fleet of mobile water purification units that will help Nelson Mandela Bay to tackle water supply challenges,
South Africa & African Continent
IN PICTURES | Family surprises helper for 60th birthday with trip to beach for first time – A Johannesburg family decided to treat their helper, Oscarine Ngceba, to an all-expenses-paid trip to Durban for her 60th birthday.
There’s a shortage of avocados in South Africa – and you can expect to pay R25 for one, if you can find it – There is a seasonal shortage of avocados in South African stores, causing much frustration among healthy eaters.
South Africa’s mathematics shocker – Of the 1.2 million Grade 1 learners which started school in 2005, only 55,000 passed Mathematics in matric in 2017 with a pass mark of over 50%.
KZN premier wants urgent meeting with SAA over cancelled Durban routes – The embattled airline said it was cutting several local and international routes, including to Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London.
Why it’s worth trying to save SAA – Let’s not lose perspective – SAA makes an enormous contribution to the SA economy
Can the state employee pension fund survive a R254bn knock? – Proposed Eskom bailout amounts to a massive 14% haircut.
PODCAST | THE STORY: Jacob Zuma – ultimate ‘Teflon Don’ or ailing former statesman? – Nearly two years after Jacob Zuma stepped down as the president of South Africa, he continues to dominate the headlines.
What Zuma’s supporters tell us about where the #FightBack faction is at – Both Mzwandile Masina and Carl Niehaus have said they will go to jail for Jacob Zuma. His son Edward Zuma says he is willing to die to protect his father.
South African banks must answer to Zondo, says report – It’s the worst-kept secret and the most ill-explored story of State Capture: The role played by South African banks.
Mkhwebane’s lawyers serve parliament with court papers over removal process – Mkhwebane’s lawyers serve parliament with court papers over removal process
Thandi Modise considering ATM’s motion of no confidence in Cyril Ramaphosa – National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise said she is considering the African Transformation Movement’s (ATM) motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa calls for Germany to help in tackling jobs, power challenges – Ramaphosa said they had agreed to work together to bring more German investment into South Africa
Business, Money & The Economy
Taxpayers keep paying the price for policy inaction – Where will the much-needed additional revenue come from?
The most in-demand jobs in South Africa right now – and how much they pay – STEM skills are still in high demand in the local job market, and still offer some of the best opportunities.
Trump celebrates impeachment acquittal and blasts rivals – US President Donald Trump has taken a victory lap one day after his impeachment acquittal, in a White House tirade against his political enemies.
This & That
Gulls, buckets and masturbation: a lighthouse keeper on The Lighthouse – There is a dwindling number of people who have experienced the solitary life out on a rock, protecting shipping.
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