Monday 7th October

St Francis & Kouga News

An Anti-Litter campaign takes form with Eco-Bricks  –  Some will recall the Rotary Recycling scheme run from a tiny wooden cabin set on God’s Acre in Sea Vista. 

Surfing

Ian Crane Wins Red Bull Airborne  –  Ian Crane (USA) has won the Red Bull Airborne France, an aerial specialty event featuring 18 of the most innovative surfers in the air

National & African News

Expired materials and flyaway tents: What researchers found when they looked at HIV testing in South Africa  –  As children, they escaped the virus through revolutions in medication. But today, they face an old foe again

The Ndlovu Youth Choir’s first international performance after AGT was a sold-out show  –  The Ndlovu Youth Choir just had their first international gig after taking part in America’s Got Talent, and it was a sold-out show.  

‘Devastated’ Lesufi hints at inside job after Soweto smart school robbed of R3m in equipment  –  Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has described the theft and wanton vandalism at schools as “emotionally draining”.

VBS Bank

The Chronicles of Grand Azania, Part One: How a slush fund paid for Floyd Shivambu’s wedding  – Floyd Shivambu’s slush fund Grand Azania paid over half a million rand for his wedding celebrations in April 2017.

Julius

Malema proudly owns his friendship with Adriano Mazzotti  – The EFF leader has thrown down a challenge to anyone using his relationship with the ‘cigarette smuggler’ to criticise him.

Politics

Cyril Ramaphosa: A determined president hampered by the quagmire of State Capture  – Taking the measure of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first 100 days in office and beyond reveals a sea-change for which he gets no credit through the combined effects of a political fightback and an economy so bad it casts an overall p

The great exit of the State Capture linchpins  –   While the clamour for criminal prosecutions against State Capture is the key public narrative, there has been a significant exit of the linchpins and enablers,

The spectre of a Mabuza presidency has split the DA over Maimane  –  The loss of 400,000 voters, a Steinhoff sponsorship and wrangling over black empowerment are not the only things that have Maimane’s DA opponents calling for his head.

Business, Money & The Economy

SAA: Air Chefs handling strike, passengers need not bring own lunch  –  Passengers on South African Airways, SA Express, Mango and SA Airlink may not need to pack a lunch for their flights, as advised by labour looking to strike at Air Chefs. 

Tourism Department and SA Tourism get qualified audits  –  Minister hints that R98m in irregular expenditure at tourism agency could be behind its CEO’s suspension.

International

House Dems believe they have enough votes to pass articles of impeachment, senior member says  –  Democrats believe they have the 217 votes needed to pass articles of impeachment against President Trump stemming from his Ukraine call

Thousands on streets of Hong Kong rage against mask ban  –  Peaceful protests in heavy rain descend into violence after police try to disperse crowds

Brexit:

EU decision on Boris Johnson’s deal could happen by ‘end of the week’  –  Mr Johnson submitted fresh proposals last week to the EU that included new arrangements for the Irish border.

Sport

Springboks a team united supported by a divided nation – South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus insisted he would never tolerate racism within his squad after a clip on social media appeared to show Springbok Makazole Mapimpi frozen out by white teammates.

On paper, this is already the filthiest Rugby World Cup ever!  –  On paper, this is already the filthiest World Cup ever and we have only completed three rounds, but are the players really that ill-disciplined or are they simply failing to adapt

Remembrance

Remembering all South Africa’s fallen World War II heroes  –  South Africans, especially young people, must never forget where they come from and the history of the country, says the last of the Rivonia trialists. Denis Goldberg

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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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