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Monday 10th September
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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
What wonderful and desperately needed rains this past few days. The really good news is that our dam levels have more than double and continue nto rise with the runoff and no doubt the melting snow. News in is that Churchill dam is just below 80% and Kouga dam has almost doubled its level to 13% but combined levels are just 30% so we still need to save water. Official levels will only be available later today so we will report them in tomorrow’s edition of St Francis Today.
2018 Calamari Festival, St Francis Bay – The second Calamari Festival, organised by St Francis Tourism, is a mere two weeks away – the action will be at the Market grounds on Saturday 22 September, from 11am to 5pm.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Elderly man survives deadly crocodile attack – A 71-year-old man has lived to tell the tale of how he survived a crocodile attack on the Olifants River in Limpopo.
Investigate allegations of plot to oust Ramaphosa urgently‚ says Jackson Mthembu – ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says allegations of a plot by a group led by former president Jacob Zuma to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa “deserves urgent attention”
Complaint laid over report on alleged secret Zuma meeting over plans to oust Ramaphosa – ANC Youth League KwaZulu-Natal secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo has lodged a complaint with the Press Ombudsman following a report in the Sunday Times
The age of rich, entitled assholes – Last week, the former head of Steinhoff, Markus Jooste, made submissions before Parliament. Capitalism will never be the same.
Whistle-blower sheds light on allegedly corrupt Bosasa dealings – Prominent politicians and ministers have allegedly had security systems worth several thousand rands installed at their homes by Bosasa.
Adam Catzavelos – Jobs lost as EFF demonstration compounds bad trading conditions at Joburg’s Smokehouse and Grill restaurant – The jobs of the 29 staff members employed at The Smokehouse and Grill had been lost.
Gupta’s siphoned R100m-plus from China loan, evidence shows – In July 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa secured a $2.5-billion loan from a Chinese state bank. The last time this bank lent money to one of our state-owned entities, the Guptas got rich.
Business, Money & Economy
Recession headlines will squeeze consumer pockets – The October petrol price could jump by a similar amount to push the price above R17 per litre.
Property market reality-check in five charts – A look at average time on market, secondary home ownership and emigration selling …
Five things to know for the week ahead – It’s Monday, it’s a new week, and while we won’t pretend we know everything that’s going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what is coming up.
Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win third US Open title – Djokovic now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the record 20 held by Roger Federer
Jordan Spieth could be punished by PGA Tour for regulations breach – Jordan Spieth will have an anxious eye on the weather in Philadelphia on Monday as he risks being punished by the PGA Tour if he misses the Tour Championship.
Bok ratings: The Brisbane bunglers – Lamentably floundering in deep mud, with rescue clearly a long way from arrival.
Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash – Cigarette butts have long been the single most collected item on the world’s beaches, with a total of more than 60 million collected over 32 years.
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