Monday 2nd December
St Francis & Kouga News
Jeffreys Bay woman shoots farm attacker – The Jeffreys Bay Police are searching for an armed man following a farm attack at Kabeljous.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Update: EC man who held babies hostage killed by police – A man who held two small children hostage on a farm near Gonubie in East London has been shot and killed by a policeman.
PE police arrest 18 suspects in special weekend operation – Port Elizabeth police have arrested 18 suspects during a special operation at the weekend.
Seven people die in three EC accidents – Seven people were killed in three separate accidents on Eastern Cape roads on Saturday evening.
NSRI Pink Buoy to the rescue – An NSRI pink rescue buoy has successfully been used in a surf rescue in Jeffreys Bay bringing the NSRI pink rescue buoys total successful deployments to date to 51.
Tough Conditions Force Short Day at Taiwan Open World Longboard Championships – Increasing swell and blustery winds forced WSL Event Directors to call competition off due to deteriorating conditions.
Steven Sawyer through in huge surf at 2019 Taiwan Open World Longboard Championship – Competitors battled huge clean surf in the six-foot range to see the completion of Men’s and Women’s Round 1 along with four heats of Men’s Round 2
National & African News
SA village breaks weather record with temperatures soaring to 54°C – Vioolsdrif, a village in the Northern Cape, has broken a new record for the highest temperature in the country — reaching over 50 degrees Celsius.
Family devastated after gas explosion razed Rivonia restaurant and several shops – The family who own the Johannesburg restaurant which burnt to the ground on Saturday, taking several shops with it, are devastated that their livelihood is gone.
Fleet company that paid Julius Malema fails to deliver on Joburg contract – It’s a year since amaBhungane exposed how fleet company Afrirent funnelled money into a Malema-EFF slush fund
Is SAA trading under insolvent circumstances? – Default clauses may be triggered in contracts and agreements.
The plan to merge SAA with Ethiopian Airlines – One of the proposed solutions to the problems at South African Airways (SAA) is to merge the company’s operations with another major African airline, the Sunday Times reports.
SAA to undergo ‘radical restructuring’: Gordhan – Beleaguered national carrier SAA can only be saved by “radical restructuring”, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan said on Sunday.
Six months after national elections, SA’s leading parties continue to disappoint – It’s a common lament among would-be voters these days: ‘There is no one to vote for.’ This appears to be a growing problem caused by the failures of SA’s three major political parties.
Business, Money & The Economy
How the AG is trying to plug a torpedo-sized hole in state finances – New powers to enforce recommendations and chase down stolen money should help
Petrol price increase for December – The price of petrol will increase by between 11-19 cents a litre next month, according to estimates by the AA.
Parties attack Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage over Donald Trump ties – Seven-way ITV debate sees Farage defend Trump’s ‘crass’ talk while Tory keeps out of fray
Taking wind power to another level – Henrik Stiesdal has been thinking about wind turbines since he was a teenager and now he wants to take the next big step.
Hope springs eternal with a master plan for water security – A National Water and Sanitation Master Plan was launched to a full house in Pretoria on 28 November 2019.
Precious Ramabulana murder: Accused has pending case for ‘a rape type of charge’ – Ramaphosa – The man accused of the murder of Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana has a pending case for “a rape type of charge”, President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed on Sunday.