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Covid-19 News & Updates

SFPO Dailt Covid-19 Updates  –  Covid-19 Update #8 – ignore the law and expect a R5000 fine

AlgoaFMKouga Municipality confirms covid19 case in St Francis Bay  –  The Kouga Municipality has confirmed “with deep regret” that it has its first case of the coronavirus.

LIVE | SA records second death, cigarettes ban could be lifted and a twist on lockdown livingNews24  – Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.

News24See the details of all the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in South Africa, by province.  –  Coronavirus: Standard Bank extends payment holidays to personal accounts too

Covid-19 cases confirmed in St Francis Bay, Paterson, Aberdeen  –  As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in the Eastern Cape, it has emerged that three people living in the Sarah Baartman district have contracted the novel virus.

Springbok legend Danie Gerber’s daughter also has virus  –  Springbok legend Danie Gerber’s daughter, Elanie, has also tested positive for Covid-19.

BBC newsCoronavirus: YouTube stars urge fans to stay at home  –  More than 100 YouTube stars have recorded a video message urging their fans to “stay home” during the coronavirus outbreak.

Showing their love for the community pets

Never did I imagine that when Stephanie Ernstein and I joined forces to form a small animal outreach on the Sea Vista playing fields some five or so years ago that it would ever grow...

Sea Vista Food Parcel Update: Is Your business still being prevented from opening?

The St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group along with St Fr Francis United Church and Rotary St Francis continues their incredible work in assisting those in our Sea Vista township still...

Kouga Traffic Re-Opens for License Re-newals and Registration

 The Kouga Traffic Department in Humansdorp has re-opened for driving and motor vehicle licence renewals and registrations.No new learner or driving licence test applications will,...

Some updates on our water supply

Further to our post of  May 28th 'An Overview of St Francis Water Supply'  Chris Cowling sent us an update on the dams that supply us with our life sustaining water supply. Churchill and...

Mission Chokka Industry St Francis

Louanne Mostert so well known to many in St Francis returned on a mission to profile the Chokka fishing industry and the livelihoods that depend on it. "In early March, I had the...

An Overview of St Francis Water Supply

Chris Cowling has submitted the following interesting and indeed important facts about the dams that supply our water "I have noticed that a lot of emphasis is placed on the level of the...

Nationwide Delay In Re-Opening Of Traffic Departments

Nationwide Delay In Re-Opening Of Traffic Departments For Licensing & RegistrationTraffic departments around the country have been unable to re-open because the online system...

Lockdown Ban On Controlled Burns Lifted

The ban on permitted, prescribed burns in the Kouga region has been lifted.Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said land owners and farmers could once again apply...

The other side of the smoking ban

Those deprived of their nicotine fix and having to go cold turkey will have climbed walls an no doubt there has been family arguments and some serious psychological damage done.Most...

Other interesting news, articles & opinions

NSRINSRI Durban assist Queen Mary 2  –  NSRI Durban duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Alick Rennie, accompanied by a ShipMed doctor, to rendezvous at the Queen Mary 2 cruise liner at the outer anchorage off-shore of Umhlanga, Durban

The CitizenLockdown: First weekend sees widespread defiance, and police misconduct  –  By dawn on Friday, 55 people had been taken in across the country, 20 of them in Gauteng.

TimesliveNo, cigarettes are not essential during lockdown, say police  –  Police stubbed out rumours swirling online on Sunday evening that government had  backtracked on its decision to ban the sale of cigarettes

Independent On LineEx-Bok James Dalton in hot water over alleged assault  –  A Samora Machel man says he fears going back to work at the Woodstock apartment block where former Springbok hooker James Dalton allegedly assaulted him

My BroadbandRamaphosa taken to court over South Africa’s 21-day lockdown  –  A South African civil society group named the Hola Bon Renaissance (HBR) Foundation has taken President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Constitutional Court over the country’s 21-day lockdown.

Business MaverickSouth Africa ‘headed into a deep structural depression’ – Busa  –  ‘We have been fundamentally incapacitated. The president has repeatedly talked about the incapacity of the state. The ability to respond has undoubtedly been compromised by ten lost years,’ 

BusinesstechHere is the official petrol price for April  –  The Department of Energy has published the latest fuel price adjustments for April 2020, showing a record drop of almost R2 for petrol and R1.40 for diesel.

Daily MaverickMboweni’s ‘Hallelujah’ moment as Ramaphosa green-lights structural reform  –  Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had a ‘Hallelujah’ moment when President Cyril Ramaphosa told him that the Moody’s downgrade was the trigger to pursue structural reforms.

BBC newsTrump says Harry and Meghan must pay for security  –  President Donald Trump says the US will not foot the bill for Prince Harry and Meghan’s security amid reports that the pair have moved to the US from Canada.

The GuardianThe moment Britain’s first great grand prix driver saluted Adolf Hitler  –  In the summer of 1938, halfway through his second season with Mercedes, Richard Seaman was growing frustrated.

The CitizenHow the R150m relief fund for the arts and sports sector will work  –  Independent, non-contract artist, creatives and film and TV workers will be able to claim from a R150 million relief fund.

World’s most expensive sheepdog sells for £18kBBC news   – 
A border collie from Northumberland has become the world’s most expensive sheepdog after being sold to an American ranch owner for £18,900.

The Guardian20 learning apps for stir-crazy kids  –  These fun-filled educational apps provide perfect brain food for children while schools are closed

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