27th January

Local News

German tourist has close encounter in a rip  –  German tourist had narrow escape after being caught in a rip current off Cape St Francis beach

Dwarf Sperm Whale beached at Oyster Bay  –  NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew responded to assist where a Dwarf Sperm Whale beached at Oyster Bay on Sunday 26 January

Eastern Cape

Poaching suspects to make first court appearance  –  Forty-eight suspected abalone poachers will make their first court appearance in Plettenberg Bay on Monday.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality mulling higher water tariffs  –  Nelson Mandela Bay ratepayers could be hit hard in the pocket as higher water tariffs are on the cards if dam levels continue to drop.

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Ramzi Boukhiam Wins the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Boukhiam defeated Weslley Dantas in the Final of the QS5000 in Fernando de Noronha,...

Excitement Mounts As Wine Estates Confirmed For Wine On Water Festival Brought To You By Investec

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Mountain Biking One Of The Most Remote Islands On Earth

Andre Hogo and Darren Peens from St Francis Bay recently embarked on a trip to St...

CT Athletes Dominate on Day 3 of the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Yago Dora, Filipe Toledo and Jadson André all had commanding performances at the...

Fire Risk Reduction Initiative – Part Two

Part Two of the St Francis Property Owners Fire Risk Reduction Initiative following from last...

Top Seeds Add Excitement to the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Filipe Toledo (BRA) and other elite surfers take charge at the QS 5,000 in exotic...

Pathway From CBD To Sea Vista Complete

The pathway that links the St Francis Central Business District to Sea Vista is...

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge – Nazaré, Portugal

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Bathers caught in rip at Plettenberg Bay

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated on Monday morning following reports of...

South Africa & African Continent

Two women seriously injured after falls at Lion’s Head and Kloof Gorge  –  A 21-year-old woman was seriously injured after falling on a Lion’s Head hiking trail in Cape Town on Sunday.

WATCH: Shiraaz Mohamed says he is happy to be back home  –  “It’s good to be back in the country, it’s good to be back with my family…” these were the words of photojournalist, Shiraaz Mohamed

Concern resurfaces about ‘code of silence’ at Parktown Boys’ High  –  Concern has been raised again about the “code of silence” at Parktown Boys’ High.

WATCH: Elderly lady and toddler run over in Free State hit-and-run  –  The owner and driver of the car have since been arrested, and will appear in court on 30 January.

Motorist who filmed 308km/h highway jaunt in Joburg gets bust – at a funeral   –  A motorist who allegedly filmed himself doing 308km/h in an Audi TTS on a highway in Gauteng has been tracked down and arrested.

Security guard ‘impostor’ helps gang steal 12 Ford vehicles in single haul  –  Police are hunting for at least 18 suspects along with nine missing Ford Ranger bakkies, two Ford Fiestas and a Ford Figo that were taken from a vehicle storage facility 

Eskom

Eskom wants R1m fine or 30 days’ jail for Trillian boss Eric Wood  –  Eskom is seeking an urgent contempt of court order against Trillian Management Consulting, a subsidiary of Trillian Capital Partners

Courts

Hlophe vs Goliath puts judiciary in peril — step in now, Chief Justice Mogoeng   –  Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng should urgently step in to resolve the crisis in the judiciary 

Politics

‘Whoever you are is not important if you don’t respect resolutions of ANC’  Many at the ANC birthday event in KwaZulu-Natal believed Magashule was taking a jibe at Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

Busiess, Money & The Economy

SA Express to receive another government bailout as it mulls private equity partnerships  –  It is unclear whether the funds will be allocated in the form of a government guarantee, or a capital injection.

Cars, pets and summer holidays –  The missing piece in many personal budgets.  –  Having a budget is one of the most useful ways to stay in control of your finances.

17 jobs paying more than R2 million in SA right now  –  Chief financial officers (CFO), financial directors and chief human resource (HR) officers are among the highest paying careers in South Africa

China coronavirus:

Coronavirus latest news: China death toll climbs to 80 with more than 2,700 cases  –  World Health Organization chief flies to Beijing to discuss containment of virus as 10 countries report infections

International News

Rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad amid protests  –  At least three rockets struck the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Sunday.

Kobe Bryant: LA Lakers star dead in helicopter crash – live updates  –  Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, has died in a helicopter crash. He was 41.

Sevens

 

Blitzboks must take a long hard look in the mirror  –  Coach Neil Powell said the management and players took ‘full responsibility’ for the poor performance that saw them finish 10th place in Round Three

Cricket

WATCH: Proteas hope sensational grab inspires Faf  –  The national skipper has cut a bit of a glum figure, but coach Mark Boucher and his teammates warn they and him are ready to fight.

Land Expropriation

They took away our house, they took away our neighbourhood, they took away our lives  –  Land expropriation without compensation has sparked intense debate throughout the country, in most instances splitting South Africans on racial lines. 

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Climate Change

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27 January

War of Words: The language of the climate emergency 

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