Monday 22nd November

High 4:53AM 1.74m
Low 10:51AM 0.47m
High 5:00PM 1.8m
Low 11:13PM 0.42m

LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Notes From The EditorFormula 1 and Sunday DSTV Call-Out Super Heroes.

Photo Of The Day – Monday 22nd November 2021 Penguin In Foliage

The St Francis Property Market – The Top End Has Had A Remarkable 2021

Summer Season Sports – Rezco Summer Series is here, offering sporting fun for all in St Francis!

Stand-Up Paddleboarding In St Francis BayStand-Up Safety Tips by Melissa Volker

St Francis Bay Surf Report – Onshore. miff waves for a few days.

 St Francis Bay Weather ReportMild conditions, east winds, the possibility of light rain later in the week.

REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)

Blast at Motherwell house blows the lid off illegal abalone processing facility  –  A gas explosion at a house in Motherwell in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape revealed a trove of poached abalone with an estimated street value of over R1m.

Clavel claims 2021 Ironman crown in Bay after two-year absenceGermany’s Maurice Clavel claimed victory in the 2021 Ironman African Championship held in Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday following a two-year hiatus.

Flood warnings for Garden Route towns – Bitou, George, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Langerberg, Hessequa and Swellendam are expected to have yellow level 2 disruptive rain that could result in localised flooding and major roads being affected.

 

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Idols SA season 17 winner crowned –  The winner of Idols SA season 17 was announced during a spectacular live finale on Sunday.

$138m later: The Sentry reveals Kabila’s brother laundered $2.4m through Joburg properties  –  The largest leak yet of financial documents in Africa reveals how at least $138m of government funds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was laundered 

BLACK FRIDAY:

8 laws you should know before buying anything during Black Friday – including returns and refunds  –  If a business is marketing, distributing, manufacturing, or selling goods and services in South Africa, they must comply with the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) irrespective

COVID:

Huge protests across Europe over new restrictions  –  Tens of thousands of people have been marching in the Belgian capital, Brussels, to protest against anti-Covid measures.

POLITICS, GOVERNMENT & PARLIAMENT:

ANC wants to review its coalition with convicted rapist mayor  –  The ANC in the Western Cape wants to review its coalition agreement with convicted rapist mayor Jeffrey Donson,

‘I told Zuma he will get arrested’ : Malema defends ‘tea party’ and ANC coalition talks  –  Those who are criticising the EFF for going into coalition talks with the ANC simply do not understand politics.

CORRUPTION WATCH:

NPA vs Regiments Capital: A dress rehearsal for one of State Capture’s biggest trials  –  Regiments Capital came out guns blazing in its opposition to the National Prosecuting Authority’s appeal against an order that crushed the State’s efforts to restrain more than R1bn 

‘They’ll be exposed’ — Mogoeng Mogoeng says corrupt people will soon have nowhere to hide  –  Former chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said corrupt individuals, including those who hide it under legal pretences, will soon be exposed. 

 

COURTS, NPA, HAWKS, CRIME & SAPS: 

Gauteng man arrested for reporting false hijacking, kidnapping to cops  –  A 23-year-old man has been arrested for reporting a false hijacking and kidnapping of his five-year-old nephew to the police, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

Zuma tax records ruling: Why the ensuing panic over taxpayer confidentiality is misconceived  –  The court ruling that former president Jacob Zuma hand over tax information has prompted a flurry of public debate over taxpayer confidentiality 

 

BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:

Used car prices in South Africa are soaring – and it’s impacting your insurance  –  The demand for used cars has exploded since the start of the pandemic, thanks to a global semiconductor and microchip shortage,

ENERGY & ESKOM:

How much petrol you really get when you pay for 1 litre – Tests showed that fuel pumps are accurately calibrated, ensuring that you get your money’s worth. Good to know.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

Tesla drivers left unable to start their cars after outage  –  Tesla drivers say they have been locked out of their cars after an outage struck the carmaker’s app.

THIS & THAT:

The ‘cannamoms’ parenting with cannabisAn increasing number of mothers are using cannabis to help them parent. As they come out of the ‘green closet’, they’re hoping to shift the stigma.

Walk On The Wild Side with Ben Trovato – Trouble Brewing In St Francis

I once rented a house in St Francis for a few months. Not on the canals, obviously. I didn't want to be mistaken for one of those people. You know...

Photo Of The Day – 3 December 2021

Just A Feather - by Si Cunneen

Inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup Surf Event Is Happening In Switzerland!

Newsflash! Inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup Surf Event Is Happening In Switzerland!   Sion, Switzerland – Despite some minor global challenges, the...

Kouga Residents Can Submit Their Meter Readings Via Email

KOUGA residents can now submit their water and electricity meter readings on a monthly basis via email to Kouga MunicipalitKouga Finance Portfolio...

Water Crisis: Municipality To Throttle Water Supply with immediate effect

KOUGA Municipality is set to reduce water pressure to households across the region with immediate effect – to force the reduction of water...

Photo (s) Of The Day – 2 December 2021

Beachbreak Blurs by Clive Wright  

Cooking With Conrad Gallagher – This week we chat menus, meat and beef marrow truffle sauce

Welcome to our weekly food and cooking column, Cooking With Conrad Gallagher. Conrad Gallagher is a Michelin Star chef and author and is the owner...

Surfing Today with Rip Curl – Matthew McGillivray Into Round of 32 at Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger

HALEIWA, Oahu/Hawaii (Tuesday, November 29, 2021) - The World Surf League (WSL) Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger, the final stop of the...

Photo Of The Day – 1 December 2021

Dogs living their best life at Cape St Francis by Si Cunneen

Photo Of The Day – 30 November

St Francis Seal, by Si Cunneen

INTERNATIONAL:

Hamas gunman kills one, wounds 3 in Jerusalem before being shot dead  +  A militant of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement opened fire Sunday in Jerusalem’s Old City, killing one person and wounding three before he was shot dead

Several injured after car speeds through Christmas parade in Wisconsin – reports  –  ‘Multiple people injured’ after SUV drives though the celebrations in Waukesha near Milwaukee, according to local media

 

ENTERTAINMENT:

Pitch Perfect: Don Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma heads new true-life crime drama  –  howmax’s telenovela The Wife, based on Dudu Busani-Dube’s series of books, is shattering viewership records as we speak

SPORT:

Collin Morikawa wins Euro finale; first American to win Race to Dubai crown  –  Open champion, Ryder Cup winner and now the first American to finish a season as the European Tour’s No. 1 player.

Lewis Hamilton closes on Max Verstappen in title with Qatar Grand Prix winLewis Hamilton took a comfortable win in the Qatar Grand Prix to close the gap to Max Verstappen in their fight for the drivers’ world championship.

WATCH: Sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he leaves Manchester United in ‘better state’  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he hopes to have left Manchester United in a better state than he inherited them three years ago after the Norwegian was sacked by the club on Sunday.

Season sizzle: Springboks end year as number one despite England loss  –  Ending the season as the top-ranked team in the world is a considerable achievement, but the Springboks feel they should have done better during a tough 2021 season.