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Monday 11th March

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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

WATCH | Swallowed by a whale! But PE tour operator lives to tell the tale   – A tour operator in Port Elizabeth narrowly escaped being eaten by a whale.

Fire Retardant for Thatched Rooves   –  For those who have still have thatch this may be possibly a solution to reducing threat of fire

Small claims court disputes to increase upto R20 000 in April   –  It’s the place you go to when your mechanic is seemingly taking you for a ride, a tenant won’t pay or your massage therapist leaves you with more pain in your neck than you expected.

Grahamstown High Court affirms Public Protector’s Mandela funeral report  –  This now paves the way for the recommendations, which are binding by law, to be executed.

National & African News

‘It could have been my own child’ – Alexandra flash flood hero Vincent Cosa   –  Vincent Cosa not only risked his life rescuing a boy stuck halfway on a pipe over the furious Jukskei River

Bosasa served with notice to end prison tenders   –  It will take a genius to understand why the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) awarded multimillion-rand tenders to African Global Operations 

On Karima Brown, the EFF and the fallacy of a ‘Just-World’   –  On Wednesday, after Karima Brown received rape threats via WhatsApp when Julius Malema revealed her mobile number on Twitter


EXPLAINED: Nine things you must know about the bombshell report into spies   –  The office of President Cyril Ramaphosa this weekend published a bombshell report by the high-level review panel into the State Security Agency, 

Ramaphosa made SSA report public to get back at Zuma – expert   – The Sapu president believes changing the system’s framework, not firing the SSA head, will kill the rot.

Spy Wars: Report reveals how Zuma’s man at SSA helped build parallel network   –  President Cyril Ramaphosa recalled Dlomo last month, two months after he received the Mufamadi panel report.

Zuma hits back over spy report, claims panel featured apartheid collaborators   –  The former president has once again threatened that people may ‘regret’ opening a ‘can of worms’.

Spy boss charges Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane over classified report   –  It’s SSA vs Busisiwe Mkhwebane as she stands accused of illegally obtaining a classified report


R13bn Eskom bonanza for US firm   –  The US company that designed the extremely flawed Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga was given a blank cheque by Eskom, which it cashed in to score R12 billion.


Appeasing the EFF can only be a disaster for the ANC   –  With the election eight weeks away, the EFF appears to have made something of a pincer movement on the ANC. 

ANC poll says it is winning white voters   –  An internal ANC poll says the party is likely to attract an increased number of white voters in Gauteng at the May 8 elections.

Vote for IFP’s proven track record of integrity, says Buthelezi   –  The party leader encouraged supporters to read the IFP manifesto and thanked them for being faithful.


Business, Money & Economy

Crypto assets in South Africa: how safe are you?   –  Proposed regulation on the right track, and what to watch out for in the meantime.

SA Post Office turnaround staked on e-commerce and drone deliveries   –  The state-owned entity is under pressure to diversify from its core mail delivery business, which is in perennial decline.

International News

Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing faces questions after crash   –  US plane maker Boeing faces questions after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 crash on Sunday killed all 157 people on board.

Venezuela crisis: Rich and poor both suffer as Venezuela struggles without power   –  With massive oil reserves, it should be a rich country but the power cut is the latest in a long line of Venezuela’s misfortunes.


Blitzboks romp to Canada Sevens title   –  The Springbok Sevens team claimed their first Canada Sevens title in Vancouver on Sunday when they beat France by 21-12 in the final

WATCH: Is this the greatest soccer skill ever shown … for a try!?   –  The Blitzboks’ Selvyn Davids stole the show on the first day of the Vancouver Sevens with a magnificent piece of the skill in their pool match against Wales.

Deep Ocean Live daily blog:

Follow the latest discoveries in this daily blog and tune into the live programmes on Sky News on 18, 19, and 20 March.

Squeals of delight over baby octopuses and squid   –  Sky News is on a ground-breaking mission to the twilight zone to discover new species in the Indian Ocean.


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Partnership to transform Aston Bay road

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Circle Plot Saga Cleared Up

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Successful Snare Hunt

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Water outages at St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis

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Standing up for Kouga’s disabled

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Municipal account queries made easier

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30% Off Your Trip To Mauritius

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Sea Vista Primary bids farewell to great teachers

At a full assembly on Tuesday 12th March, the staff and learners of Sea Vista Primary School in St Francis Bay bade a fitting farewell...

3-Legged Loggerhead turtle washed up in Jeffreys Bay

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Kouga aims for hattrick with plastic roads

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