Monday 21st September

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

Tests Conducted – 4 041 453 |  Positive Cases – 661211 |  Recoveries – 590071 |  Deaths – 15953


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 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...


We are not ignoring the Spit breach catastrophe but rather ascertaining the facts for there are already too many uninformed comments on social media without adding  to misinformation. Laws exist that sometimes prevent  what needs to be done. More later.

Publishing tomorrow – The West Wind Second Edition –  Don’t miss it!


Experts rushed to Eastern Cape town to prevent mass Covid-19 outbreak  –  Teams of experts and tracers have arrived in Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape where a huge outbreak of Covid-19 infections has been traced back to a school. 

AlgoaFMPE fugitive back behind bars after nearly a year on the run  –  A Port Elizabeth woman who was a fugitive from justice for nearly a year is back behind bars.


Citizen Covid-19Daily Covid-19 update: 13 more deaths on Level 1 eve, world nears 1m fatalities  –  Globally, the pandemic has killed at least 957,948 people in the world since emerging in China late last year and more than 30.8 million people have been infected.


Daily MaverickWho tracked top detective Kinnear’s phone up to the minute he was gunned down?  –  The cellphone of murdered Anti-Gang Unit member Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear was tracked on the day of his murder from 8am until 3.25pm. 

Timeslive‘No-one deserves to die like that’: How slain detective Charl Kinnear was left exposed  –  Why was top gang buster’s security removed, widow asks after grisly killing

The CitizenTito’s pilchards and pap has Twitter in stitches… again  –   With pilchards being such a hot political potato (with or without extra garlic), many South Africans saw the lighter side of the tweets and turned their attention to the minister’s choice of delicacies, again.

Weapons and ammunition found in unoccupied section of Bara hospital  –  An assortment of weapons was found in one of the unoccupied doctors’ quarters at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital 

Man arrested for KZN double farm murder  –  A 29-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of a KwaZulu-Natal couple at a farm in Normandien, near Newcastle.

TimesliveWATCH | Elephants, giraffes at Zim nursery join ‘Jerusalema’ challenge  –  Animals are the latest to join in on the human fun that is the Jerusalema dance challenge. 


Daily MaverickThe struggle to save the ANC from itself continues – with no visible results  –  In August, the ANC’s top officials declared that party members implicated in corruption must ‘step aside’.

Independent On LinePatricia De Lille responds to new tender row  –  The minister of public works and infrastructure, Patricia De Lille is embroiled in a fresh tender row which has resulted in growing calls for her to be fired.


Daily MaverickSARS hits Guptas with major tax bill and unearths R105m in mystery payments  –  A tax audit has pried open new details of the money laundering structure used by the crime family to fund the infamous wedding in Sun City with cash from the Estina dairy project.

Daily MaverickNew York court grants IDC access to Gupta financial records from 17 international banks  –  IDC succeeds in obtaining crucial access to financial records relating to the Gupta family in New York.



TimeslivePublic enterprises promises to fund SAA restructuring, but DA doubts it  –  The public enterprises department (DPE) said on Friday the government will reprioritise funds to finalise the restructuring of SAA and the implementation of the airline’s business rescue plan.

money webGordhan’s budget commitment for SAA questioned  –  Civil servant pensions targeted for short-term loans.


My BroadbandEskom CEO Andre de Ruyter releases explosive report about corruption, nepotism, and victimisation  –  An explosive report  in respect of unproven allegations of corruption, nepotism and victimisation orchestrated against COO Jan Oberholzer on social media and other platforms.


TimesliveLeaked FinCEN files show how banks, including SA institutions, enabled flow of dirty money  –  Several global banks moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds during nearly two decades, despite warnings

Business MaverickCovid-inspired Vitamin C boom lifts SA citrus exports  –   Along with masks, hand sanitisers and Zoom, vitamin C is a product in red-hot demand because of the Covid-19 pandemic.


BizNewsLISTEN! Edward Zuma partner Yusuf Kajee: how SA tobacco trade really works #BestofBizNews  –  Edward Zuma, Yusuf Kajee and the other players in SA’s tobacco industry


BBC newsWeChat: Judge blocks US attempts to ban downloads of Chinese app  –  A judge has blocked a US government attempt to ban the Chinese messaging and payments app, WeChat.


TimesliveTwo missing after flash floods in southern France  –  Two people were missing in southern France on Sunday after flash floods caused by storms that dumped a year’s worth of rainfall in parts of the Cevennes hills north of Montpellier.

Daily MaverickRuth Bader Ginsburg’s death has far-reaching implications for US democracy  –   One does not need to be a rocket scientist to work out what happens next in a country already sitting on a ticking time bomb of multiple tensions.


The GuardianSupreme court: Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of abuse of power  –  Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg rocks presidential race. Trump will pick woman; McConnell promises vote


BusinesstechThe 10 most popular estates in South Africa to retire to  –  New data from analytics group Lightstone shows which estates in South Africa are drawing the most retirees.


BBC newsClimate Week: World split on urgency of tackling rising temperatures, global poll shows  –  There’s growing concern among citizens all over the world about climate change, according to a new global poll.


Second World War anniversary: Battle of Britain heroes remembered 80 years on  —  It comes 80 years to the day after Churchill stated: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”


‘He’s never going to stop’: This is just the beginning of the DeChambeau revolution  –  A trophy – even the 8 ½-pound sterling silver one from 1895 – is merely a byproduct of all that hard work. 

Another South Africa double in Europe  –  Just hours after Cheslin Kolbe stepped his way past several defenders for a try-double in Toulouse’s demolition of Ulster, utility forward Jacques Vermeulen equalled the fleet-footed back’s exploits.

Premiership Clubs Pounce On Bankrupt Kings  –  The tumult at the Southern Kings franchise in South Africa has thrown a number of players into the marketplace

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