Monday 12th August
St Francis & Kouga News
New St Francis Today News Layout – To keep abreast with reader preferences we have changed our news layout to accommodate a growing readership that reads the news on their Phones (43%)
Scientific paper on flora of Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay Nature Reserves – A paper by Richard Cowling and his colleague Adriaan Grobler
Sea Vista Primary School hosts for this year’s District Level WOW spelling competition – More than 400 learners and 200 educators from Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, Oyster Bay and St Francis participated in the event.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Food, Drought and Fury: UN Land Report brings the truth to SA’s climate corrupt – Daily Maverick looked behind the frontlines of the drought in the rural Eastern Cape. What we found was not pretty
Three Port Elizabeth businesses robbed in two days — Pick n Pay Liquor Store in Walker Drive, Port Elizabeth was robbed shortly before midday on Friday
WATCH: Rare blind black rhino given new lease on life – The 20-year-old black rhino bull lost sight in both eyes due to a territorial fight in January has been given a new lease on life.
National & African News
WATCH: Air Force Base Swartkop hangar gutted by fire – The footage shows the hangar covered in smoke as emergency services attend to the blaze.
Billionaire Johann Rupert’s warehouse robbed of R300m in jewellery – report – Police have launched a manhunt for a number of suspects after R300m worth of jewellery was stolen from a warehouse in Johannesburg
Over 500 suspects arrested in women-led operations in Gauteng – Female law enforcement officers arrested more than 500 suspects in Gauteng over the long weekend.
The President’s Advisory Panel on Land Reform’s report is big on suggestions but short on actual progress. – A central weakness in the report is its failure to locate its recommendations within the current fiscal crisis,
De Lille prepares to turf out irregular Public Works appointees – Minister of Public Works Patricia de Lille is going to the high court to set aside several appointments in her department after some officials were irregularly chosen.
The court battle between Ramaphosa and the Public Protector continues – In her report, Mkhwebane came to the conclusion that there is merit to allegations of money laundering, based on the facts before her.
Business, Money & The Economy
Lord Hain: Still a lot going for SA – There’s still a lot going for South Africa – if the country can learn to maximise opportunities, according to Lord Peter Hain.
Who owns Miss South Africa? – Rumour has it that Sun International is looking to sell the rights to the Miss South Africa beauty pageant.
The SA lender you’ve never heard of with almost no bad debt – It lends to the poorest of the poor and has created close to 200 000 jobs. How does it do it?
Hong Kong protests: Clashes as police fire tear gas into rail station – Hong Kong police have once again clashed with anti-government protesters as the city enters its 10th week of mass demonstrations and unrest.
FBI and DoJ launch investigations into Jeffrey Epstein’s death – Investigations into Epstein’s death to ask why he was taken off suicide watch as autopsy is carried out
Eddie Jones calls for clarity over head-high tackles – England coach Eddie Jones urged officials to make clear what constitutes a head-high tackle ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup
Women in Sport: New beginnings for Nicole Garcia – She’s still one of SA’s leading women’s golfers, but a spate of injuries has left her having to revive a promising career.
This & That
Plant-based diet can fight climate change – UN – Switching to a plant-based diet can help fight climate change, UN experts have said.