Tuesday 10th September
St Francis & Kouga News
Second arrest in St Francis Bay murder investigation – St Francis Bay detectives made a second arrest in connection with the death of local businessman Duncan Lethbridge and the assault on his wife during a robber in St Francis Bay last month.
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Handicaps may change – “The Game of a lifetime” is focusing on a new handicap system.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
R85m in cocaine found on ship in Eastern Cape harbour – Police seized cocaine worth R85m from a vessel from Ecuador that had docked at the Port of Ngqura in the Eastern Cape over the weekend.
George Municipality faces wide-ranging investigation – George Municipality’s Integrated Public Transport Network will be one of the focus areas of a probe into allegations of maladministration, fraud and corruption at the Municipality.
Bianca Buitendag Stars for South Africa at ISA World Surfing Games in Japan – Bianca Buitendag was the standout performer for the Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South African Surfing team on Day 3 of the ISA World Surfing Games
What will be the costs of Ramaphosa’s anti-GBV campaign? – Nobody knows yet, but Professor Michael Sachs said the measures announced did not appear to require a huge amount of money.
Murdered Durban student Natasha Conabeer ‘was being stalked – A week before she went missing in August, Durban student Natasha Conabeer sent one of her best friends a message saying that she was being stalked.
A frightening time to be a woman in South Africa – “We’re a country with no rainbow, only rain. And that rain is red and warm and bruised between her thighs”.
1 in 10 people believe husband has right to physically attack partner – Ipsos poll – At least one in every 10 South Africans believe men have the right to physically attack their partners or wives.
Your move, South Africa – Daily Maverick Scorpio journalist, Pauli van Wyk, has spent months obtaining, researching, cross-referencing and analysing the data, before delivering a devastating blow to Julius Malema’s self-propelled reputation of being disaffected youth’s selfless champion and defender.
National & African News
Dros rape trial: Victim’s mother expected to testify against Nicholas Ninow – The mother of a seven-year-old girl is expected to testify in the rape trial of Nicholas Ninow in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.
The climate crisis is everybody’s business – If the people of planet Earth, including the inhabitants of SA, see fit to rise to the call of Greta Thunberg and young people across the world, the global #ClimateStrike planned for 20 September 2019 will make history.
Robert Mugabe: A man whose list of failures is legion – One wishes one could say “rest in peace”. One can only say, “may there be more peace for Zimbabwe’s people, now that Robert Gabriel Mugabe has retired permanently”.
SA economy has stalled, Mboweni’s plan is welcome – ANC caucus – However, the ANC’s alliance partners, Cosatu and the SACP, expressed their dissatisfaction with the plan.
ANC chief whip wants compulsory ethics training for all MPs – All MPs will undergo “compulsory and regular ethics training” during the sixth Parliament’s term if ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina has her way.
DA staff face retrenchments, no bonuses after poor election showing – South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), is set cut jobs at its operations across the country after a poor performance in the May general elections.
Business, Money & The Economy
House buyers staying twice as long in their homes – A decade ago, home owners would flip their properties every seven or eight years. Now they are holding on for an average of 14 years.
Good news for house sellers: The first green shoots are appearing – After weak house price growth in the first half of 2019, there are signs that the prices may be stabilising, FNB has said, in a new analysis of the residential property market.
Boris Johnson loses sixth vote in six days as election bid fails – Fresh setback for PM parliament shuts down amid chaotic scenes
Simon Harmer: Proteas have ‘lost’ the best off-spinner in the world … myself – And three other interesting things the controversial five-Test player said in a frank, insightful interview in the UK.
This & That
‘Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt’ – Investing $1.8 trillion over the next decade – in measures to adapt to climate change – could produce net benefits worth more than $7 trillion.