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St Francis & Kouga
Work starts on Africa’s first “plastic” road – Construction of Africa’s first eco-friendly road, incorporating recycled waste plastic, started in Jeffreys Bay this week.
Geysers to be switched off for longer – Eskom will be switching off geysers for longer during the winter months as part of its efforts to minimise the need for loadshedding.
Meet the man behind Woodlands Dairy – Lex Gutsche – Over the past two decades Woodland Dairy has grown into the biggest employer in Kouga and supplies dairy product all across South Africa.
Corona JBay Open & WinterFest
World Class Surfing At Corona Open JBay – Excellent Surf For Elimination Round At Supertubes
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & South Coast
Shark incident at East Beach, Port Alfred – NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated yesterday following reports of a local surfer having been bitten on the leg by what appeared to be a juvenile White shark
Ngqura go-slow hits VWSA – Vehicle production at Volkswagen SA in Uitenhage was forced to slow down dramatically, with two shifts cancelled and staff sent home on Wednesday
National & African News
WATCH | Hijackers caught on camera – and nabbed in 13 minutes – A video showing robbers’ every move during a daylight hijacking near the London Road exit on the N3 in Johannesburg has proved how technology can be used to put criminals behind bars.
ANC pay tribute to ‘patriot’ James Small – The African National Congress on Wednesday paid tribute to former Springbok wing James Small, who died suddenly of a heart attack.
SA scraps visas for new list of countries, including New Zealand and UAE – Minister of Home Affairs (DHA) Aaron Motsoaledi, announced the new list of visa-free countries at the Budget Vote 2019, earlier on Wednesday.
‘We can’t please everyone,’ Mkhwebane tells MPs at fiery meeting – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has told parliament that no matter what her office did, someone would be unhappy
De Lille wields broom to clean up Public Works – Disciplinary and criminal charges against those involved in the unlawful upgrades to Nkandla are being finalised, among others.
Gordhan vs Mkhwebane
Defender Pravin comes out guns blazing against Protector Busisiwe — and he’s not firing blanks – Gordhan is openly accusing Mkhwebane of trying to prevent him from doing his job for ‘blatantly political motives’
Transnet’s locomotive deal unpacked at Zondo commission – The Gupta family is alleged to have secured billions of rands in kickbacks after the deals were awarded.
The funding middleman between the ANC and PIC beneficiaries – Matjila says he was asked by the ANC’s then-treasurer general Zweli Mkhize to release funding from the PIC to support the party’s January 8 celebrations.
Business, Money & Economy
Taxman may get a R7bn boost from Naspers’s Prosus listing – The listing of Naspers offshoot Prosus is a big deal. A very big deal. Naspers is now as valuable as AngloAmerican, MTN, Shoprite, Sasol, Woolworths and Goldfields put together.
Petrol pump or cash cow? – Fuel levy revenue has tripled in the past decade – to R75bn a year.
Boats try to stop British tanker off Iranian coast – A Royal Navy warship has been offering extra protection to a tanker operating in the area following a threat from Iran.
Cricket World Cup
TODAY – England vs Australia – Channel 202 – DSTV
New Zealand beat India to reach World Cup final – New Zealand reached the World Cup final as they produced the bowling performance of the tournament to edge out a crestfallen India by 18 runs in a sensational match at Old Trafford.
Rafael Nadal ‘excited’ for long-overdue Wimbledon rematch with Roger Federer – It has been eleven years since Rafael Nadal’s victory against Roger Federer at Wimbledon in what is widely accepted to be the greatest match in history,
Bafana’s Afcon adventure ends after falling prey to the powerful Super Eagles – Bafana Bafana’s hopes of making the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semifinals came crashing down as they suffered last-minute defeat to Nigeria
Earth & Human Origins
Earliest modern human found outside Africa – Researchers have found the earliest example of our species (modern humans) outside Africa.
Falcon has landed: Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe touches down on asteroid – Unmanned craft – about the size of a large refrigerator – plans to collect ground samples, some 300 million kilometres from Earth
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