Wear your mask in public and PLEASE SAVE WATER

Monday 6th July

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

Tests Conducted – 1 830 161 |  Positive Cases – 196750  |  Recoveries – 93315  |  Deaths – 3199

PLEASE SAVE WATER!

LOCAL:

A Word of CAUTION  –  Please STOP. Life is slow and safe in St Francis Bay so please keep it that way.

Water drive for Hankey and Patensie  –  ouga Municipality is collecting bottled water for residents from Hankey and Patensie.

Hankey SMMES benefit from ground-breaking project  –  History is being made in the Gamtoos Valley where ten local SMMEs have been employed by Kouga Municipality to build temporary shelters

PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE AND SOUTHERN CAPE: 

TimesliveSANDF nurses, doctors arrive in Eastern Cape to bolster Covid-19 fight  –  The defence force has deployed 52 health care workers to the Eastern Cape.

COVID-19:

TimesliveCovid-19 infections rise to 196,750 in SA  –  Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that there had been 8,773 new infections over the past 24-hour cycle.

NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:

 ConCourt dismisses case by Helen Suzman Foundation for direct access  –  The Constitutional Court has dismissed yet another application for direct access in a case related to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Fin24The 100-day cigarette ban: A story of Trojans, bone collectors and chancers  –  It has been 100 days since the lockdown and the effective banning of the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products in South Africa.

SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:

Kruger, Cape Town crack nod on global post-shutdown tourist wish list  –  Popular tourist attractions the Kruger National Park and Cape Town have been included in a list of the 50 most popular global destinations people want to visit post-lockdown.

Virus outbreak claims 45 puppies at police K9 academy  –  Forty-five puppies have died due to a parvovirus outbreak at the SAPS K9 Academy for dog training and breeding in Gauteng.

Mask factory helps flatten the jobless and Covid-19 curves  –  Out of hard lockdown, a business was born in Alexandra that is helping 25 people put food on the table for their families.

Fin24Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy  –  “We got our independence but the white man never gave us knowledge on how to run our economy,” 

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:

Independent On LineCabinet reshuffle to remove ‘untouchables’ like NDZ and Cele could backfire  –   A possible Cabinet reshuffle motivated more by ANC politics than governance issues could backfire on President Cyril Ramaphosa, warned political experts.

EDUCATION: 

Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng hardest hit by Covid-19 infections in schools  –  Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng are the three provinces which recorded the highest number of positive cases of Covid-19 in schools.

VBS:

Daily MaverickVBS theft – the case against Limpopo ANC’s Danny Msiza and Florence Radzilani  –  Compelling evidence suggests that both Msiza and Radzilani played a pivotal part in the VBS Mutual Bank theft.\

Daily Maverick‘We must bow out with pride,’ says VBS boss Tshifhiwa Matodzi  –  In an exclusive interview, the man charged with orchestrating the pillage that led to VBS Mutual Bank’s ruin, claimed he is the victim of powerful political forces 

BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:

money webCovid-19: Salary cuts and tax impact  –  Unlike public sector entities, most private sector companies have been forced to reduce their salary bills in order to keep the doors open

My BroadbandHow much money you would have now if you invested R1,000 in these companies on 1 January  –  Markets across the world plummeted in February and March as the COVID-19 pandemic caused panic among traders and investors.

BusinesstechKnow your rights when it comes to SARS collecting tax debts  –  Given the current economic climate and the revenue shortfall SARS will be looking at all avenues to collect taxes due,

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

BBC newsCoronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border  –  he border between Australia’s two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), is to close after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Melbourne.

Is Iran under attack? Six curious incidents prompt theory that it might be  –  Iranian authorities initially dismissed them as accidents but now there are claims that the country’s enemies could be involved.

THIS & THAT:

The GuardianThe death of the bra: will the great lingerie liberation of lockdown last?  –  Working from home has been a chance to do away with uncomfortable, unnecessary underwear.

SPORT: 

Sport24‘Not a great weekend,’ says Hamilton after triple Austria penalty  –  Lewis Hamilton admitted it “was not a great weekend” after he finished fourth in the Austrian Grand Prix and saw six drivers opt out of taking a knee in support of his anti-racism initiative.

Cell Phone Mast furore

A furore has finally erupted with regard a number of applications to have 4G (cell phone) masts erected at several places both in St Francis Bay and further south at Cape St Francis. As...

Rip Curl E-Pro 2020 Online Surf Contest Finalists Announced

In an absolute flurry of ridiculously good waves and incredible surfing, the finalists of the inaugural Rip Curl E-Pro were decided.In the first women’s semifinal, the two goofy-footers...

Voting Open For Rip Curl E-Pro Surf Event Semi-Finalists

The voting is open for the Rip Curl E-Pro semi-finalists, and there are some incredible rides to vote on.In the women’s competition, Zoe Steyn from East London is facing off against...

Some Phenomenal Surfing As Rip Curl E-Pro Men and Women Semi-Finalists Decided

It was an action-packed quarter-final showdown in the inaugural Rip Curl E-Pro, as the surfers started dropping some of their best clips to advance.Shane Sykes from Salt Rock was the...

St Francis all a-buzz at last

What a wonderful site to see St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis bustling with visitors again. The lifting of travel and accommodation restrictions certainly brought visitors flocking...

Women on the Frontline – Live Tuesday 11th August

Women have played a leading role in local efforts to keep communities safe from COVID-19.Join Kouga Municipality on Tuesday, 11 August, when they chat to Sr Cathy Brown from the...

Rip Curl E-Pro Round 4 Men and Round 1 Women Results

For South African surf fans, the action was fast and exciting for Round 4 of the men and Round 1 of the women's events at the Rip Curl E-Pro online surf tournament. The judges had to dig...

Joint effort to address domestic animal challenges

Kouga residents have been asked to report problems related to stray or neglected domestic animals to the municipal call centre (042 200 2200, option 5).Kouga Community Services Portfolio...

Kouga covid-19 recovery rate remains steady at 83%

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region has increased to 1 175.This is according to the latest report that was tabled by the Department of Health at the...

New Vehicles for Kouga Lifeguards & Disaster Management

As the Tourism industry slowly but surely re-opens, Kouga Municipality has set the wheels in motion to welcome visitors back to its swimming beaches this coming festive season.A new 4x4...

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