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Monday 12th October

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

Tests Conducted – 4 407 441 |  Positive Cases – 692471|  Recoveries – 623275 |  Deaths – 17780

 

Wildflower Chase 2020 St Francis Field

A report by Colleen SmithThe lockdown, because of Covid-19, called into question whether we hold a Wildflower Chase this year or not. Dave Bowmer and I discussed it – there was no...

Manoa Robb Wins Monster Combo Round 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7qwgkpf8WQ&feature=youtu.beIt is a big congratulations to Manoa Robb, the official Round 1 winner of the Monster Combo. Manoa's efforts see him win a...

Rotarians donate life saving equipment to St Francis community

The Rotary Club of St Francis officially presented a Defibrilator and Holter to the community of St Francis last week. The equipment is to be held at Dr Jean Malan’s medical practice at...

A busy weekend for NSRI on southern coastline

NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew were activated on Saturday afternoon following a request for assistance from a fisherman on a fishing sea kayak who reported to NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations...

Bush-clearing to help keep Humansdorp safe

Major bush-clearing is under way at Humansdorp in a joint effort to keep Kouga communities safe from crime.Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said about 60 men and women from...

World Food Day 2020 – 16th October

World Food Day 2020: Sustainable seafood links ocean health with people’s lives and platesFood insecurity is a reality for many South Africans with nearly half of the nation’s households...

Swart Maandag (Black Monday) Drive

PRESS RELEASEThe organizers of the Swart Maandag (Black Monday) peaceful protest drive based in the beautiful town of Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape would like to inform you of the...

Warning to estate agents

Estate agents are reminded that it is illegal for the municipality to supply them with the details of property owners in the region.Kouga Finance Portfolio Councillor, Brenton Williams,...

Good rain, but dam levels remain low

Kouga residents and businesses have been urged to continue using water sparingly.“Some much-needed rain has fallen in the catchment areas, but not enough to make a significant difference...

Africa’s First Adaptive Learning Online High School Launches

PRESS RELEASEPrestigious, independent school, Bridge House and award-winning EdTech company, Digemy, have joined forces to create ConnectEd - the first Independent Examinations Board...

LOCAL:

SA Canoeing Champs, St Francis  –  Hamish Lovemore and Esti Van Tonder both toppled the established giants of marathon paddling by winning the men’s and women’s’ titles at the SA Marathon Championships in St. Francis on Sunday.

PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:

COVID-19:

The CitizenDaily Covid-19 update: 107 new deaths reported in SA, latest global developments  –   The total number of Covid-19 related deaths stands at 17,780.

BBC newsCovid virus ‘survives for 28 days’ in lab conditions  –  The virus responsible for Covid-19 can remain infectious on surfaces such as banknotes, phone screens and stainless steel for 28 days, researchers say.

NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:

Independent On LineNew set of rules announced for the opening of cinemas and theatres  –  Last week the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa published directions on the gatherings related to sport, arts and cultural activities.

SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:

TimesliveIN PICTURES | Cape Town kiters gather at Dolphin Beach for a flash fly  –  The theme is #HopeOnTheRise: Cape Town kiters gathered at Dolphin Beach for a flash fly on day 2 of the virtual Cape Town International Kite Festival 

Daily MaverickIn the rough: Golf courses may be SA’s most wasteful luxury  –   Why do municipalities subsidise golf by leasing land to golf clubs at insanely low rates?

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: 

Daily MaverickAce Magashule’s potential arrest opens up new avenues for ANC’s future leadership battles  –  It is clear that the internal dynamics within the ANC around corruption and potential arrests are now moving closer to what soon may turn into a dramatic development.

The CitizenDA ‘gunning’ for Malema, EFF MP over tweets  –   The party says it will lay a criminal complaint against Malema and the EFF MP for posting tweets of machine guns after protests by farmers in Senekal.

CORRUPTION:

‘We are turning the tide against health sector corruption’ – SIU head  –   In the first of a series of seminars aimed at discussing corruption in the health sector, Maverick Citizen Editor Mark Heywood spoke to advocate Andy Mothibi, the head of the Special Investigating Unit

LAND EXPROPRIATION:

money webSouth Africa takes a step closer to land expropriation  –  Parliament will now follow its processes to consider the bill which was gazetted on Friday.

ANALYSIS:

Daily MaverickDear ANC, riding monsters for political gain will cost you dearly  –  You really, really should learn from the GOP.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

Facebook responsible for 94% of 69 million child sex abuse images reported by US tech firms  –  The figures emerge as the UK is among seven nations warning of the impact of end-to-end encryption on public safety online.

BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:

BusinesstechHow AI and Machine Learning can help accountants stay competitive  –  AI is already good at automating repetitive accountancy tasks, which increases accuracy and efficiency, and helps firms to discover hidden insights and trends

Business MaverickCabinet’s economic recovery plan: an old wish list in new packaging   –   The details remain vague, but a draft of the cabinet-approved economic recovery plan obtained by Business Maverick focuses on structural reforms including the unbundling of state-run power utility Eskom.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

Man sues police after being led through city by rope ‘as though he was a slave’  –  Donald Neely says the conduct of officers was “extreme and outrageous” and left him afraid and humiliated.

US ELECTION:

BizNewsView from SA: Trump heads for term two – Chuck Stephens  –  President Donald Trump is standing up the Deep State, a controversial notion that the writer of this article believes is real,

The GuardianTrump claims he’s Covid ‘immune’ as he aims for barrage of rallies in swing states  –  Questions remain over the president’s health as he plans to return to the campaign trail in Florida on Monday

SPACE:

BBC newsPlanet Mars is at its ‘biggest and brightest’  –   Get out there and look up! – Mars is at its biggest and brightest right now as the Red Planet lines up with Earth on the same side of the Sun.

SPORT:i

The GuardianRoland Garros the perfect venue for Nadal to be level best with Federer  –  The Swiss welcomed his great rival to the 20-title club shortly after Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovi

The CitizenJake White mulls over SA Rugby’s tough Rugby Championship decision  –   Jake White has reiterated that the Springboks and SA Rugby are in an unenviable position when it comes to deciding whether or not to play in this year’s Rugby Championship .

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