Monday 21st October

St Francis & Kouga News

Eskom announced no load shedding to day but the system remains constrained so things could change.

Collo’s Blog

Help kids honour their pledge Mr Mayor (Part 1)  –  This article was motivated by some photographs and comment from long time St Francis residents Ursula and Herman Jagau with regard the temporary drop off zone

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Buffalo City officials issue warning after third drowning of week  –  The Buffalo City Metro on Sunday issued a strong warning to beach swimmers to be alert and exercise extra caution after three people drowned last week.

Eastern Cape matric pupil dies during pre-exam party with classmates  –  Classmates and friends of 19-year-old matric pupil Lulama Nkomana were on Sunday still coming to terms with her death.

PE police urge social media users not to post fake news  –  Port Elizabeth police have urged social media users to verify and confirm information with them before posting and circulating it

Woman robbed at PE frail care centre during load shedding  –  Eastern Cape police on Friday said it was investigating a case of house robbery after an elderly woman was robbed at gunpoint at a frail care centre

NSRI

NSRI East London & Knysna called into action  –  A Police Dive Unit will continue in an ongoing search operation for a 36 year old man missing while swimming across Kei river mouth.

Surfing

Drama Unfolds at MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal  –  Medina Exits While Toledo, Andino & Smith Advance

National & African News

Jokes and memes aside, a boy at Bishops has been hurt  –  If ever there was a capsule of elitism lodged firmly in the soil of the leafy suburbs of Cape Town it is Bishops Diocesan College.

Woman’s journey from domestic worker to rape survivor, author, pastor and BA graduate  –  As a teenager working as a domestic worker in Johannesburg, Linda Maponyane believed she was destined for a different path.

Energy

Government published the wrong energy plan – here’s the correct version  –  Through a slight administration error, the department somehow managed to publish an earlier version of the document and not the final approved version.

IRP demand assumptions are ‘far too high’  –  SA’s long-term energy plan is based on 4.3% average GDP growth over next decade.

Gravy trains:

Prasa’s ‘Dr’ Daniel Mtimkulu helped sister’s company pocket R57m for ‘non-existent’ work  – The cash-strapped Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) paid more than R57-million to a company owned by a sister of ‘Dr’ Daniel Mtimkulu,

EFF

Another week, another crazy EFF conspiracy theory  –  It is an increasingly common practice around the world for under-pressure politicians to concoct the craziest theories to explain why there’s so much of a spotlight on them.

#ZondoCommission

Businessman cries foul after his safe deposit boxes were raided by Zondo Commission  –  Kubentheran Moodley’s safe deposit boxes, were unlawfully seized by the commission in June. 

Politics

Mashaba to resign as Joburg mayor, DA insiders confirm  –  Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is expected to announce his resignation from both the DA and his job as the head of the municipality on Monday.

As DA bleeds support, will Zille’s win push it into the space of a Freedom Front Plus lite?  –  In less than two weeks of campaigning, former party leader Helen Zille won a convincing victory

Business, Money & The Economy

South Africa has no energy crisis, says minister Gwede Mantashe  –   ‘We have no energy crisis, South Africa has an energy problem that will turn into a disaster if not attended,’ said the minister

Here’s how many bonds were granted for homes priced more than R3 million over the past 12 months  –  Housing demand has continued to gain momentum since the start of the year

Brexit:

Labour seeks new alliance to kill off Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal  –  Labour approaches Tory rebels and DUP in bid to force through amendments to PM’s deal

Sport

Boks still not consistent enough  –  South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus admitted his team was “very nervous” leading only 5-3 at half-time

Springbok player ratings: Full-on Faf, marvelous Mapimpi  –  But it’s the imposing pack of forwards that lay the foundation for a surprisingly complicated victory.

Flight

After 10,000 miles and 19 hours, world’s longest flight lands in Sydney  –  Only 50 passengers were on board the flight, which is being used to test the viability of regular ultra-long-haul flights.

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Sydney Surf Pro to Kick-Start Inaugural WSL Challenger Series Season

SYDNEY, NSW / AUS (Friday, November 15, 2019) - The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that Sydney will stage the first-ever WSL Challenger Series event next March. The Sydney Surf Pro will be the biggest professional...

All Eyes On Beyrick De Vries At The Vans Triple Crown In Hawaii

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii – The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) is underway in Hawaii, and there is much interest in Durban surfer Beyrick De Vries competing in the series of events. The VTCS takes place on the 7-Mile Miracle that...

Kouga Traffic to offer free roadworthies

Kouga Municipality will be helping locals arrive safely at their holiday destinations this festive season.“Our Traffic Department will once again be offering motorists free roadworthy checks on their vehicles this December,” said Kouga...

New TLBs move service delivery up a gear

Service delivery is set to move up a gear following the addition of seven new TLBs to Kouga Municipality’s fleet.The TLBs, short for “tractor-loader-backhoes”, were purchased at a cost of R8,2-million from the municipality’s capital...

Matrics armed and ready for last exams

Local matriculants are armed and ready to tackle their last remaining exam papers.  Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman and Kouga Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) chairman Siyabonga Tambo visited Lungiso and Humansdorp Secondary last week...

ABC Makes Waves with ‘Ultimate Surfer’

LOS ANGELES, CA/USA (Wednesday, November 13, 2019): ABC today announced the network pickup of new competition series “Ultimate Surfer.” The eight-episode series will gather some of the world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and...

St Francis Pharmacy closing at midday

NOTICETo facilitate the extensive changes being made the pharmacy will be closing from 12 noon today (Wednesday 13th) and will reopen Thursday  (14th) morning at 08:30. The closure is to facilitate the extensive changes being made to...

Coastal Management Plan

Coastal Management Plan available for commentThe draft proposal Coastal Management Plan for the Sarah Baartman District Municipality can be accessed on the Kouga municipal website...

Rotary Club of St Francis 

District 9370 District Governor Jaco Stander with Rotary Club of St Francis' Charter President, Santa ZeissSaturday 9th November marked the occasion of the Charter of the Rotary Club of St Francis - formerly the Rotary Satellite Club St...

It is time take the situation seriously

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has issued an alert over the critical water levels Impofu Dam specifically to residents from St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay and HumansdorpThe Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is...

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