Monday 3rd February

Load Shedding Today in St Francis – (Stage Two) – {07:00 to 09:30 ??} and 15:00 to 17:30

Local News

Coastal Protection Public Meeting draws good crowd  –  The public meeting for the Coastal Protection scheme for St Francis Bay took place at the St Francis Links on 29 January.

Two killed and three wounded in Humansdorp shooting  –  Two teenagers were gunned down in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Humansdorp on Sunday morning.

Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Heavy rains leave trail of destruction in Alice  –  Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Alice on Sunday afternoon.

DA to fight UDM mayor’s reinstatement  –  The DA will fight tooth and nail to prevent the UDM’s ousted mayor Mongameli Bobani from reclaiming the position.

Ramzi Boukhiam Wins the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Boukhiam defeated Weslley Dantas in the Final of the QS5000 in Fernando de Noronha,...

Excitement Mounts As Wine Estates Confirmed For Wine On Water Festival Brought To You By Investec

St Francis Bay – Sales have been brisk for the inaugural Wine on Water festival in St...

Mountain Biking One Of The Most Remote Islands On Earth

Andre Hogo and Darren Peens from St Francis Bay recently embarked on a trip to St...

CT Athletes Dominate on Day 3 of the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Yago Dora, Filipe Toledo and Jadson André all had commanding performances at the...

Fire Risk Reduction Initiative – Part Two

Part Two of the St Francis Property Owners Fire Risk Reduction Initiative following from last...

Top Seeds Add Excitement to the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Filipe Toledo (BRA) and other elite surfers take charge at the QS 5,000 in exotic...

Pathway From CBD To Sea Vista Complete

The pathway that links the St Francis Central Business District to Sea Vista is...

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge – Nazaré, Portugal

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge Pres. By Jogos Santa Casa Celebrates High-Performance Big...

Bathers caught in rip at Plettenberg Bay

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated on Monday morning following reports of...

St Francis Property Owners and the Fire Risk Reduction Initiative

Part1 In the last 12 months more than 20 homes have been totally destroyed or severely...

South Africa & African Continent

Child found waiting alone after dad disappears at Cape beach  –  A search is under way for a Cape Town man who went missing in the surf while swimming at Monwabisi beach.

Flu shot will not prevent coronavirus, screenings ramped up at SA ports – health dept  –  The Department of Health says South Africa is thus far coronavirus free, and claims that flu shots can prevent the virus, are untrue.

Somalia declares emergency over locust swarms  –  Somalia has declared a national emergency as large swarms of locusts spread across east Africa.

Eskom

Power cuts to continue until Thursday – Eskom  –  South Africans will have to contend with rotational power cuts until Thursday morning, Eskom announced on Sunday evening.

Eskom’s plan: Structured and Deliberate  –  New CEO is focused on ensuring that the utility runs in a stable manner.

Public Protector

Public protector’s parallel universe and spin — a reality check by fact and timeline  –  The rules of Parliament are the rules, and if Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane disagrees, the only way to get them changed is to go to court.

The rogues’ gallery lining up behind Busisiwe Mkhwebane  –  It’s apparent that the next big stress test of power structures within the ANC will be around the public protector.

Court

‘Sick’ Jacob Zuma’s first 2020 appearance for corruption trial likely to be postponement  –  Former president Jacob Zuma’s corruption case will be heard for the first time in 2020 on Tuesday,

JSC must act now and remove Judge Hlophe  –  The problem created by Judge John Hlophe has to be confronted once and for all.

Adriaan Basson: Dear Shamila Batohi, the honeymoon is over  –  Her challenge could not be starker. Failure is not an option.

Politics

Give back your Nobel, FW de Klerk, says EFF  –  The landmark announcement by De Klerk, the last apartheid president, culminated in the return of exiles and pardoning of many that were in prison for political-related crimes.

WATCH: ANC condemns Ndlozi’s ‘foreign nationals’ speech at Enock Mpianzi’s funeral  –  The ANC has questioned Ndlozi’s speech on the documentation of foreign nationals.

Three prominent DA leaders ready to challenge Steenhuisen for top job  –  Three prominent DA leaders appear ready to take on John Steenhuisen for the party’s top job ahead of its May elections.

Business, Money & The Economy

SA Airlink asks court to rescue it from SAA  –  Failure to pay over R700m could cause Airlink to crash.

Streatham terror attack:

Terrorist shot dead by police after stabbing two people  –  A man wore a fake bomb vest when he stabbed two people on a busy street in south London during the afternoon.

Coronavirus

China’s stock market plummets as country’s death toll climbs past 360 – live updates  –  Shares plunge nearly 9% as Shanghai trading opens for first time after break over lunar new year; 

Technology

Here’s how to foil ransomware hackers: SA cyber expert  –  the growing number of ransomware demands showed a lack of good governance in corporate companies.

SPORT

Courageous Blitzboks fall agonisingly short in Sydney Sevens  –  Fiji show better temperament in the final, but Neil Powell’s troops can be satisfied with an immense turnaround

 

Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to comeback victory over 49ers in Super Bowl LIV  –  Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers

Baftas 2020:

1917 and Joaquin Phoenix triumph – as it happened  –  Join us to find out who wore what, whether incoming host Graham Norton managed to make us forget the horror of Joanna Lumley

The red carpet in pictures –   Some of the world’s biggest film stars gathered in London for the 2020 Bafta Awards.

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