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Friday 4th October

St Francis & Kouga News

Apologies to readers for yesterday’s double broadcast. Totally editors fault. Required him to click on a single link and somehow, inspite of doing it almost every day for over four years, he missed it.

Other than tht – all quiet on the western front and in St Francis today but DON’T FORGET TO WATCH THE RUGBY!

 

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

SPCA to lay charges against Eastern Cape Rural Development department  –  NSPCA said it is going to lay charges of animal abuse against the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform.  

Water found in drought-stricken Graaff-Reinet  –  The Gift of the Givers undertaking to supply water to the drought-ravaged Graaff-Reinet became a reality with the first water drilled from underneath and pumped for human consumption.

PE security guard shot dead for an empty money box  –  A Port Elizabeth security guard has been shot and killed for an empty money box.

Surfing

Seeding Rounds Complete on Exciting Opening Day of Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro France  –  The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France launched today in quality three-to-five foot surf at the backup venue of Les Culs Nus. 

National & African News

Controversial Durban security firm slapped with R20m fine  –  The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) has fined controversial Durban company Reaction Unit SA (Rusa) R20m after the firm pleaded guilty to improper conduct.

Former military officer convicted of sharing classified information  –  Capt Bradley Langford Morris, 62, was sentenced in a civil court after being tried and found guilty of contravening the Protection of Information Act.

SAHRC takes FF Plus Limpopo leader to Equality Court over k-word video  –  The FF Plus previously said it was investigating the incident but Marcelle Maritz, according to her party, denied the allegation.

‘I was a fan’ – man allegedly assaulted, racially abused by Etzebeth  –  Enver Wilsnach, one of two people who alleged they were assaulted and racially abused by Springbok Eben Etzebeth,

Courts

Mogoeng Mogoeng: ‘It is no exaggeration to say that we are a sick society’  –  Resolving most issues of crime and violence is the responsibility of a society he described as ‘sick’.

Court smacks down Trillian appeal bid and gives company five days to pay over Eskom millions  –  A Full Bench of the High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an application by the Gupta-linked Trillian Capital Partners to appeal against a court order that it repays Eskom nearly R600m

#ZondoCommission

In a non-surprise of the week, former FS agriculture boss blames negative press for Vrede Dairy failure  –  Former Free State agricultural head Peter Thabethe believes the Vrede Dairy Project’s downfall lies in negative press reports and ensuing investigations

 

Public Protector

Public Protector urged to probe RDP houses in North West  –  The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the North West on Thursday wrote to the public protector to probe a low-cost housing project in the Moretele municipality.

Politics

Nigeria, SA pledge ‘early warning systems’ to stop xenophobic attacks  –  ‘We are equally committed to upholding the rule of law and ensuring that all those involved in criminal activities…are prosecuted,’ the presidents said.

Business, Money & The Economy

OPINION: Mboweni is the only rational minister in Ramaphosa’s lousy government  –  The outcomes of the recent African National Congress national executive committee meeting presented by the notorious Ace Magashule this week were not surprising – dull and vague. 

SA’s electric vehicle future: reactive approach won’t do  –  Industry and government to develop position paper to address risks, maximise opportunities.

International

Trump urges China to investigate Bidens  –  US President Donald Trump, already facing an impeachment inquiry after urging Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden, has now urged China to do likewise.

Brexit

EU calls on Boris Johnson to publish Brexit plan in full  – Ireland’s Leo Varadkar says PM’s pledge of no hard border contradicts written proposal

Sport

Boks, Kolisi embracing ‘do-or-die’ reality  –  The high stakes challenge posed by Italy in Friday’s Rugby World Cup Pool B clash has been welcomed by Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.

Kolisi Speaks Out About Etsebeth Saga  –  South African captain Siyamthanda Kolisi has finally broken his silence over the escalating Eben Etzebeth saga.

Proteas vs India – Day 3 LIVE – Session 1: South Africa trail by 455 runs with 7 wickets remaining in the innings

Wildlife

Global wildlife trade higher than was thought  –  At least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market, according to a study.

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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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