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Monday 14th September

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

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Work surges ahead to protect the St Francis coastline

Kouga Municipality is surging ahead with the construction of an emergency revetment at St Francis Bay to protect municipal infrastructure and houses on the canals from the ocean.Kouga...

The West Wind – September 22nd

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Emergency Plan for the Spit

St Francis Property Owners NPC issued the following media release with regard the recent breach on the spitThe Spit has been breached 4 times since early in April. The SFPO NPC has been...

Keep Kouga Safe Campaign Launched

Kouga has set it sights on becoming the safest municipality in South Africa to live, work and play.The Keep Kouga Safe campaign was officially launched at the first Kouga Public Safety...

The Monster Combo 2.0 Is Live and Entries Are Open 

The Monster Combo is an online campaign celebrating progressive, high-performance surfing. We’re looking for rides that link up a succession of moves in quality surf.It has been a winter...

JBay’s Matt McGillivray Scores Runner-Up Finish

JBay's Matt McGillivray Scores Runner-Up Finish In The First Australian Grand Slam Event JBay's top professional surfer Matt McGillivray ended up a very impressive runner up in the first...

Is plot clearing ridiculously expensive?

Further to our article on clearing plots last week, Trevor Wright who offers  assistance to land owners, outlines some of the costs as well as charges owners will face if it is left to...

The Tortoise and the Hare – The story of two Trees

Why are large milkwood trees so scarce in Cape St Francis?An article on Milkwood's by Prof Richard CowlingThink of the Cape coast and what tree springs to mind? For most, it would be the...

Maya Gabeira Sets New World Record, Wins cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award 

 Yesterday, the World Surf League (WSL) announced that Maya Gabeira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) won the cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award and set the new World Record for the largest wave ever...

Kouga Fire Department makes headway on bush-clearing!

Bush-fires affect the entire community and can have a devastating, wide-spread effect on individuals, businesses, industry and facilities. We all have a joint civic responsibility to...

LOCAL:

Is plot clearing ridiculously expensive?  –  Trevor Wright who offers  assistance to land owners, outlines some of the costs as well as charges owners will face if it is left to the municipality to clear an overgrown plot that is posing a fire risk.

Bus hits cattle on the N2 near Humansdorp  –  One passenger sustained injuries when a long distance bus hit a herd of approximately 10 cattle on the N2  near Palmietvlei, just outside Humansdorp last Thursday.

PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:

The Citizen‘Banned for life’ student causes friction between EFF and Rhodes  –  The EFF made a call for intervention, to bring the university “to its senses”, in response to former student Yolanda Dyantyi being banned from the university for life, for a range of charges – including kidnapping, assault, defamation and insubordination.

Independent On LineTwo young men drown at beach in Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape  –  Two young men, believed to be in their 20s, drowned when they were apparently caught in rip currents and swept out to sea at Kenton-on-Sea

COVID-19:

BizNewsCovid-19 rules kept the sick away and now they’ve disappeared – SA doctor  –   Absent patients sound alarm bells for South African doctor

BBC newsWHO reports record daily rise in new infections  –  The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded a record one-day rise in the number of new coronavirus infections, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours.

Citizen Covid-19Covid-19 update: Only 20 Covid-19 deaths reported, with 1,579 new cases identified  –  The total number of recoveries is 577,906 which translates 88,9%.

SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:

TimeslivePolice arrest two men for the alleged murder of Ocean Basket owner and her mother  –  The police in Limpopo have made a breakthrough in the murder case of businesswoman Lizette Deacon and her mother Hettie.

Daily MaverickSACP turns up the heat in war of words with Zanu-PF  –   The South African Communist Party has added to the war of words with Zimbabwe by saying that Zanu-PF is a revolutionary movement that is declining to the extent that ‘Zimbabweans are running away from their own country’.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: 

Daily MaverickFrom schoolyard bullies to emerging fascists: The EFF’s unstoppable politics of violence  –  Daily Maverick timeline tracker reveals at least 11 serious instances of violence — or violent intent and potential for violence  — in two years by the EFF, with accountability in only two.

CORRUPTION:

Daily MaverickWhere dramatic political decisions meet reality – the ANC’s uphill battle against corruption  –  If you listen to the top six, they are determined to turn over a new leaf, draw a line in the sand, punish the corrupt and clean up the party’s ways. If only it was that easy…

 
 

JUDICIARY:

Daily MaverickChief Justice Mogoeng says he is hands-off in alleged Goliath assassination plot investigation  –   Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has denied that he personally ordered extra security for Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath after an alleged assassination plot was uncovered.

ZONDO COMMISSION:

Daily MaverickCautious Zondo sticks his neck out on Eskom (just a bit)  –  The long-suffering chairperson of the State Capture inquiry has begun to hint at what he may find in his final report. 

ESKOM:

My BroadbandEskom forecast shows load-shedding for the next 3 months  –  Eskom is planning for electricity generation shortages of no less than 1,000MW every week over the next three months.

BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY: 

BusinesstechThis one trend is a good sign for South Africa’s property market – and for buyers   –  Prospective property buyers are looking online to see what they can afford, as they make the most of the lowest lending rate in recent years

My BroadbandTakealot targeted for its dominance in South Africa  –  The company has grown substantially over the past few years, aided by the success of its in-house delivery team which ensures quick turnaround times for online orders.

TECHNOLOGY:

Professor Sir Martin Hairer: British maths genius scoops $3m prize from Mark Zuckerberg  –  The prize was awarded for work on stochastic analysis, used to predict the seemingly fluid dynamics at play when stirring a cuppa.

The GuardianTikTok: ByteDance ‘to partner with Oracle’ in US after rejecting Microsoft bid  –  Oracle reported to be ‘technology partner’ after Donald Trump set a 15 September deadline for US businesses to stop dealing with Bytedance

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

CLIMATE:

BBC news Warmth shatters section of Greenland ice shelf  –  A big chunk of ice has just broken away from the Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf – 79N, or Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden – in north-east Greenland.

WORKING FROM HOME:

BBC newsWorking from home: The rise of the DIY office  –  People around the world scrambled to work from home when the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold.

DOG OWNERSHIP:

BusinesstechThe court case all dog owners in South Africa should know about  –  A new judgement from the Supreme Court of Appeal will have major implications on the rights and responsibilities of dog owners in South Africa.

SPORT:

US Open: Dominic Thiem defeats Alexander Zverev in epic men’s final  –  Thiem gives men’s tennis its first new Grand Slam champion in six years after epic encounter lasting four hours and two minutes. He joins Thomas Muster as the only Austrian to win a major title

Independent On LineSA’s George Coetzee wins Portugal Masters  –  George Coetzee secured his fifth European Tour title – and his first in Europe – after producing a short game masterclass to hold off a stellar chasing pack and win the Portugal Masters by two shots.

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