Monday 30th September

St Francis & Kouga News

DINERS CLUB CELEBRATES ITS ANNUAL WINELIST AWARDS  –  The Eastern Cape, Southern Cape and Klein Karoo winners have been announced

Here is the official petrol price for October  –  The Department of Energy has published the final petrol price changes for October 2019.

J’Bay drug dealer arrested  –  Eastern Cape police have arrested a 29-year-old man for dealing in drugs in Jeffreys Bay.


Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Mayonnaise bottle blow leads to husband’s death, wife arrested  –  A woman has been arrested after her husband apparently died after being cut by a shard of glass from a mayonnaise bottle hurled at him during an “alcohol induced argument”

Convicted drug mule’s lawyer suspects drug trafficking ring behind social media attacks  –  Convicted drug mule Nolubabalo Nobanda says she won’t allow herself to be dragged into the mud by attention seekers


NSRI Jeffreys Bay attend to non-fatal drowning victim  –  NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated following reports from an NSRI off-duty crewman, who works at a restaurant at the beach, of a non-fatal drowning at Dolphin Beach.


The Pupo Reign Continues, Samuel Wins QS10,000 EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira  –  Samuel Pupo (BRA) has won the QS10,000 EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira in exciting fashion yesterday, claiming victory in the Final bout against Stuart Kennedy (AUS) 

TCS-WiFi Covers The Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Championships With Free WiFi  –   TCS-WiFi, powered by The Computer Shop, have plugged the entire Sea Harvest South African Junior Championships contest site into high-speed wifi 

 Action on day four of SA Junior Surfing Champs in JBay  –  he U 18 Boys lit the morning up on the fourth day of the Sea Harvest SA Junior Champs at Lower Point in JBay, 

Chained Tortoises investigated by SPCA Assisi in Sea Vista

SPCA Assisi received information that tortoises were being kept on chains in St Francis Township. Inspector Tany Keyzer went to investigate.On Tuesday, 01 October 2019, Inspector Tanya Keyzer consulted with Adriaan le Roux, Nature...

Operation Save Escaped Elephant From Being Killed

Mount Camdeboo orchestrates specialist translocation operation to save escaped elephant from being killedAn African elephant bull that escaped an Eastern Cape game reserve for a second time in recent weeks was on Thursday set to be...

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Project:

Sea Rescue presented the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban last week.NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew...

One fatality and three survivors after boat capsizes

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Noordhoek on Saturday morning .NSRI rescue swimmers in a sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, the EMS Aeromed 3 helicopter, Gardmed...

Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Is On A Mission

Donkey Bay – Cape Town big wave surfer Matt Bromley recently had an epic trip to Donkey Bay in Namibia, and scored some epic waves at this elusive, world-class destination. The waves weren’t as big or as heavy as first expected, but...

Major milestone for St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group

A major milestone was achieved last week when the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group SFDVG) handed over safety wear and equipment to volunteers who had also undergone training provided by municipal services. The essential equipment has...

New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum

A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter, a St Francis Property Owner (SFPO) committee member is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.Truter is the SFPO ...

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated yesterday (Thursday 10th October) following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartkops River Mouth, Port Elizabeth.THree  local male teenagers were reported to be swimming when they were...

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us

Cape St Francis  - Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time! St Francis Bay loves a good party, and what better way than to celebrate with beer! The annual St Francis Oktoberfest...

Semifinalists Set at the Roxy Pro France

SEIGNOSSE / HOSSEGOR / CAPBRETON, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France (Tuesday, October 8, 2019) - The Roxy Pro France resumed yesterday and completed the Quarterfinals in excellent, six foot plus waves on the outside peak of La Nord to...


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National & African News

UPDATE: Man stabbed to death at Clifton beach was first-year UCT student  –  The university confirms that four students suffered a tragic incident, resulting in an indiscriminate robbery and ensuing violent incident.

‘Generation of unskilled and ill-equipped youth’ will come from Grade 9 certificate – DA  –  The introduction of a General Education Certificate (GEC) in grade 9 will create another generation of young people who are unskilled and ill-equipped to enter the jobs market,

Nigerian ‘torture house’: Kaduna school was ‘like hellfire’  –  A survivor of the Nigerian “torture house” raided by police has described being there as “living in hellfire”.

Cars taken from African leader’s son worth $18.5m at auction  –  An auction house in Switzerland is set to sell 25 luxury cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis that Geneva authorities seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president


Justice Edwin Cameron: ‘If any judge has ever taken money, I would be utterly amazed‘  –  Retired Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron says if any judge has ever taken money as alleged, he would be utterly amazed.


DA backs Mmusi Maimane over Markus Jooste sponsored car  –  The DA has come to the defence of its leader Mmusi Maimane amid reports that he had continued to drive around a car paid for by former Steinhof chief executive officer Markus Jooste.

SAPS ‘not aware’ of complaints surrounding ‘rogue unit’ projects  –  In February 2010, the Snowman dossier found its way to Malema, who falsely claimed it was a National Intelligence Agency document.


Tender Comrades Part Two: Tshwane tenderpreneur’s R15m ‘EFF tithe’   –  We present the clearest evidence yet that EFF leaders are taking kickbacks for contracts in cities where the party emerged as kingmaker after the 2016 municipal elections.

Tender Comrades Analysis: When it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck  – Here’s why we believe a Tshwane tenderpreneur’s R15-million paid to EFF-linked companies was corrupt.


#GuptaLeaks wins Global Shining Light investigative journalism award  –  Announced in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday, the team won for #GuptaLeaks, the story of how the patronage network run by the family engineered the system of state capture. 

Business, Money & The Economy

This is how Eskom throttles the economy  –  Reserve Bank analysis shows the effect of load shedding on economic growth, particularly on mining and manufacturing.

How SARS will deal with South Africa’s tax revolt  –  South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Edward Kieswetter has stated that the revenue service needs to prosecute tax dodgers to prevent a widespread tax revolt.


Robert De Niro drops f-bomb on critics of anti-Trump stance – live on CNN  –  The actor and longtime Trump foe Robert De Niro has hit back against his critics at Fox News, saying “Fuck ’em” – live on CNN.


Sajid Javid to hail ‘infrastructure revolution’ at Tory conference – as opposition MPs plot Brexit ambush    –  The chancellor will detail an infrastructure spending spree in Manchester – while opposition party leaders meet at Westminster.


ERASMUS: Japan a ‘Scary’ Option for the Boks  –  Rassie Erasmus revealed that  Japan were a “scary” proposition after the hosts’ staggering upset of Ireland put them on a collision course with the Springboks in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Science & Environment

Elon Musk upbeat on Starship test flights  –  The American entrepreneur Elon Musk has given a further update on his Starship and Super Heavy rocket system.

Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of SA’s biggest earthquake  –  The quake, which measured 6.3 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Tulbagh area in the Western Cape on September 29 1969.

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