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Monday 23rd March

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Local News

Kouga Municipality notice on restrictions on local public facilities  –  Quick reference to measures in place to contain the spread of Covid-19

St Francis Property Owners launch daily update blog  –  To assist St Francis residents with local news associated  with Covid-19 they have launched a daily news post.

Restaurateurs in the St Francis area met to discuss the way forward  –  Please support them by making use of limited trading services and take-aways on offer

St Francis Links open for breakfast, lunch & take-outs  –  Info posted by the Links on their services going forward.

Decline in St Francis Bay property market  –  As South Africans face tough economic conditions, the property market remains under pressure.


St Francis Brick & Pant Hire

A Call for Food Parcels


Kouga Service Emergency Numbers


Draft budget and IDP adopted

Kouga Municipality’s draft Integrated Development Plan (IDP)...

7 000 Soaps Distributed – More Needed!

Almost 7 000 households across Kouga were armed with soap and...

NSRI Durban assist Queen Mary 2

 NSRI Durban duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Alick...


ESSENTIAL service delivery will continue across Kouga during...

No controlled burns allowed during lockdown

Approval has been withdrawn for all controlled burns until...

Water rationing to Hankey and Patensie lifted for Covid-19 lockdown

Water rationing to Hankey and Patensie will be lifted...


The Kouga Council is in full support of the 21-day lockdown...

Kouga Municipality notice on restrictions on local public facilities

Quick reference to measures in place to contain the spread of...

PE, East Cape & Southern Coast

Nelson Mandela Bay beaches closed amid virus fears  –  The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality announced on Sunday that all beaches would be closed until further notice.


eNCA NewsLIVESTREAM: President Ramaphosa to address nation on COVID-19  –   Live on ENCA at 09:00am today

Timeslive12 people over age of 71 test positive for Covid-19 as SA infections rise  –  The elderly and young children are testing positive for the coronavirus as SA’s infection rate climbed to 274 cases on Sunday.

Daily MaverickAs Covid-19 cases climb to 274, can SA defiance give way to discipline?  –  South Africa has been schooled in ungovernability and built on the foundation of defiance – can we trade these in for the discipline now required in the face of the Coronavirus?

News24LIVE: Real-time updates on the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak  –  Follow NEWS24 live updates for the latest news, research and information on coronavirus in South Africa and around the world.

South Africa & African Continent

TimesliveMultiple fatalities in minibus accident, truck and bakkie involved in braking drama  –  Nine people have died, and two others are seriously injured, in a multiple vehicle collision along the N1 near Kroonstad on Sunday afternoon.

The CitizenPolitical leader who had contact with Ramaphosa now being tested for Covid-19  –  The ACDP’s Kenneth Meshoe was among the people at a religious gathering in the Free State where a number of Covid-19-positive travellers were present.

SA Airways

Fin24DA says SAA must be liquidated after business rescue practitioners plead for new extension  –  The DA has urged the business rescue practitioners of SAA to apply to a court to liquidate the airline

Eskom & Energy

Business MaverickPower Shift: Draft ministerial determinations propose 13,813 MW of new-build by IPPs — none by Eskom  –  Two so-called draft “S34 determinations” by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) are the first step in the process of procurement of new electricity generation capacity 

Fin24Eskom : No power cuts expected this week, but keep reducing demand  –  In a power update on Sunday afternoon, Eskom said it was using minimal emergency generation reserves to supplement supply.


News24Mkhwebane vs Modise: ‘The Speaker is a pugilist facing a challenger’  –  The two parties are among the litigants in a dispute over the Parliamentary rules concerning the process to investigate Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.


Independent On LineAnalysts believe the Maimane factor in DA will linger for sometime  –  Some political analysts believe that the continued practice by some DA leaders to associate themselves with Mmusi Maimane, is a sign of the network he created during his tenure as the party’s national leader. 

Business, Money & The Economy

Other banks should match Standard Bank’s business debt repayment holiday: DA  –  The DA has called on all other banks to follow Standard Bank’s example of granting small and medium business customers a three-month debt repayment holiday.  

money webHow far the JSE’s biggest companies have fallen  –  More than 30% down for 23 of the 40 largest so far this year ….


The GuardianCoronavirus updates: almost one in three Americans must stay home as New Zealand announces lockdown –   European treatment trial launched; Canada won’t send athletes to Tokyo 2020; first confirmed case in Syria. Follow the latest news

Coronavirus: Inside Bergamo – the epicentre of the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the world  –  There are no traffic accidents or day-to-day injuries to speak of – the emergencies are all to do with the outbreak.


BBC newsOneWeb increases mega-constellation to 74 satellites  –  The London-based start-up OneWeb launched another big batch of satellites on Saturday.


Sport24Olympic gold medallist Van der Burgh struggling with coronavirus: ‘It’s no joke!  –  Olympic champion swimmer Cameron van der Burgh said on Sunday that he had contracted Covid-19, offering insight into how coronavirus infection could affect 2020 Olympic hopefuls.

BBC newsTokyo 2020: IOC sets deadline for decision on Games amid coronavirus  –  The International Olympic Committee is considering a postponement of Tokyo 2020, and has given itself a deadline of four weeks to make a decision.

A Legend 

Business MaverickSo long, Sol –  Solomon (Sol) Kerzner, the flamboyant hotel and casino magnate who rolled the dice when he brought legal gaming to one of South Africa’s fictional Bantustan states, died on Saturday, 21 March aged 84.

Social Media

Daily MaverickGag the spreaders of Covid-19 disinformation, not the scientists  –  The best way for disinformation to spread is to leave a void for pseudo-experts and disinformation peddlers to fill.


The CitizenCoronavirus pandemic is not caused or spread by pets  –  Urging people not to abandon animals because of the Hong Kong incident, NSPCA executive director Marcelle Meredith said neither pets nor farm animals could pass on Covid-19 to humans.


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