Monday 10th February
Load Shedding Today in St Francis – (Stage One)
No Load Shedding Today
Do not eat dead fish from the Seekoei River – A warning has gone out to residents not to eat dead fish collected from the Seekoei estuary at Paradise Beach, Jeffreys Bay.
PE, East Cape & Southern Coast
‘Thank you for inspiring all the girls of SA – Rousing homecoming for Miss Universe
Security cameras help identify PE murder suspects – police have arrested two suspects for the murder of a 34-year-old man from Zwide after security cameras helped to identify the perpetrators.
PE boy killed, another injured on N2 highway – a young boy was killed, and another one seriously injured, while running across the N2 freeway in Kabega Park
South Africa & African Continent
WATCH | ‘Customer’ kills alleged robber in barbershop shootout in Pretoria – A man was shot and killed, allegedly by a customer of the Laudium barbershop he was apparently trying to rob on Friday night.
SAA business rescue team defends plan to cut airline’s routes – The move is ‘in the best interests of SAA’.
As it enters a no-fly zone, SAA can no longer defy gravity – The ANC is still divided on the future of SAA, with those divisions now being aired openly in public.
15 major changes planned for schools and universities in South Africa – including new subjects – Government has published its Draft National Youth policy for 2020 – 2030,
The bankers, lawyers and liars who enabled state capture – Report by Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigations connects the dirty dots.
Walking hard, getting nowhere — but Ramaphosa still enjoys a 62% approval level – Out of 20 key pledges, President Cyril Ramaphosa has made progress on only four
‘That’s how it’s going to roll’: EFF gears up for SONA rumble – The EFF will use President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) to call for the removal of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
‘If it means we have to die, that is fine’ – Zuma backers plot his defence – Infuriated by the judiciary’s issuing of an arrest warrant for the former president, pro-Zuma forces lay the groundwork for a fightback campaign
Business, Money & The Economy
The PIC remains a bystander in talks to raid government pension savings for Eskom bailout – Taking R250bn out of the R1.8trn worth of pension savings belonging to 1.7m current and retired government employees, which the Public Investment Corporation manages, amounts to a big 13.8% haircut, or potential loss if Eskom fails to pay back the money.
Record rainfall brings flooding and douses fires – Sydney has been hit by its heaviest rain in 30 years, bringing flooding and travel chaos and forcing thousands from their homes.
Thai PM defends security at military base after soldier’s killing spree – Rogue soldier stole weapons from base and opened fire at mall, leaving at least 29 dead
Coronavirus source found in pangolin meat – researchers reveal new origins for the coronavirus in Earth’s most threatened mammal.
This & That
Bill Gates orders £500m hydrogen-powered superyacht – Microsoft billionaire’s innovatively designed and eco-fuelled 112m-long Aqua vessel to launch after 2024
Brad Pitt gets political with Oscars acceptance speech – jabs Senate for Trump impeachment acquittal
The 2020 Oscars – Live plus all the winners
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Nevil & Greg conquer PE2Plett – What an awesome PE2PLETT MTB stage race.