LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)
Little Bird In The Water – On Wednesday, Nexus Yachts/Balance Catamarans put a beautiful Balance 526 model called Little Bird into the water.Another success for the hard-working team at Nexus Yachts under the leadership of Johnny and Roger Paarman.
FOSTER Golf Day – The Friends of the St Francis Nature Areas – FOSTER – was established 35 years ago. This voluntary organisation shoulders the bulk of the management role for the Seal Bay, Cape St Francis, Irma Booysen and Seal Point Nature Area.
Kayaking Down The Kouga – It’s hard to imagine, in this decade of drought, kayaking down fast-flowing rivers on the Kouga Coast. But the rains will come again.
St Francis Property Owners Association and NPC Newsletter – 8 October 2021 – Many people have moved to St Francis over the last 18 months, many of them unaware of how the St Francis Property Owners (SFPO) Association and the Non-Profit Company (SRA) work.
St Francis Bay Security Update – 8 October 2021 – Security Activation Protocols. The protocols in place are generated through legislation, with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act being the primary source of the ruling.
Seaweed Pickers in the Eastern Cape – We may worry when we see people moving across the rocky seashore, removing things and putting them in sacks. However, when the people are picking the seaweed Gelidium pristoides, we are looking at one of the most sustainable extractive activities on the South African coast.
REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)
Ironman 70.3 adds Mossel Bay to race calendar – IRONMAN has announced that it will add a brand-new event to its 2022 global race calendar with the IRONMAN® 70.3® Mossel Bay triathlon in South Africa.
SA & AFRICA NEWS:
SA to be removed from UK red list for international travel from Monday – SA is among 47 countries that are set to be removed from the UK travel red list from Monday.
Rassie Erasmus misconduct hearing date confirmed – SA director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby’s misconduct hearing will take place on the weekend of 30-31 October, World Rugby confirmed on Thursday.
POLITICS, GOVERNMENT & PARLIAMENT:
‘When we lost our way, you took us to task,’ Ramaphosa tells Tutu on his 90th – “At times when we have found ourselves losing our way, you have taken us well to task.”
R1.88m from Digital Vibes deal funnelled to May Mkhize’s farm loan — family’s ‘cut’ climbs to R8.7m – Nearly R2-million siphoned from the Department of Health’s Digital Vibes contract found its way to the state-owned Ithala Development Finance Corporation to help repay a loan for a farm owned by former health minister Zweli Mkhize’s wife
COURTS, NPA, HAWKS, CRIME & SAPS:
ANC fails to stop the corruption train – 32 major scandals, four in 2021 alone – This year alone, there have been four significant scandals with well over R1-billion in misspending, by opportunists who used the Covid-19 pandemic to extract rents from the relaxation of procurement systems.
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
Apple’s big plan with cars – The company is working on technology that would access functions like the climate-control system, speedometer, radio and seats, according to people with knowledge of the effort. By gaining access to controls and instruments, Apple could turn CarPlay into an interface that could span nearly the entire car.
THIS & THAT:
FNB may give you R3 million – or more – if you have a vaccine shot before end October – At one minute before midnight on 31 October, entries to a First National Bank prize draw will close. A couple of days later the bank is due to contact the first of three of its customers to win a minimum of R3 million, or as much as R6 million.
US submarine hits underwater object in South China Sea – A US nuclear powered submarine struck an object underwater in the South China Sea on Saturday, according to two defense officials. A number of sailors on board the USS Connecticut were injured in the accident.
Zodiac Killer: Authorities rebuff cold case team’s new lead – Officials in California have said the man identified by private investigators as the so-called Zodiac Killer is not currently a suspect in the case. The serial killer murdered at least five people, terrorising the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1960s. He has never been identified.
Adele says she was ‘f***ing disappointed’ by ‘brutal’ conversations about her body: ‘That hurt my feelings’– With her first single in years due to drop next week, the singer is gracing both Vogue‘s American and British editions, with two separate profiles chronicling her new music, her 2019 divorce from husband Simon Konecki and the transformations she’s made in terms of her mental health and, yes, her physical appearance.
EARTH, OCEANS, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:
Famous gorilla who went viral for selfie with rangers dies – Ndakasi, the mountain gorilla who went viral after posing for a relaxed selfie with rangers in 2019, has died after a long illness at the age of 14.
Google to ban advertisements on sites that contradict climate change evidence – Google will ban advertisements and stop funding media that contradict scientific consensus on climate change, another attempt from the internet giant to stamp out environmental conspiracies it has fueled for years.