St Francis & Kouga News
Reminder that the entire Kouga Region to be without power tomorrow – August 14 – The interruption has been scheduled from 05:00 to 18:00.
Mike Posthumus & Derrin Smith win Trans Baviaans – Mike Posthumus and Derrin Smith won the first of the two 24-hour Trans Baviaans mountain bike races, in Jeffreys Bay on Saturday 10 August 2019
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Possible explanation for “midges outbreak” in PE – Thousands of residents across the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro took to social media to complain about what can only be described as a plague of midges
Criminals take advantage of long weekend with Home owners away – The latest crime statistics released by Atlas Security show that there were 32 incidents reported for Nelson Mandela Bay during the long weekend
Shack dwellers demand answers after forking out R150k for plots – Residents of Endlovini informal settlement, Port Elizabeth, said they had been defrauded of over R150,000 by community committee members
National & African News
WATCH| ‘I came from SA to move away from this’: SA woman caught in Hong Kong protests goes viral – “Entitlement” and “ignorance” are words that have been widely used to describe an unidentified South African woman, who is trending on social media for “making the Hong Kong protests all about her”.
I’ll prosecute Joburg graft cases myself, as NPA won’t – Mashaba – Cases handed over, with evidence, were either not being pursued expeditiously or were mysteriously withdrawn by the NPA in Johannesburg.
Student treated for burns as Stellenbosch University res fire contained – One person was treated for burn wounds after a fire broke out at Stellenbosch University’s women’s residence on Monday night,
Justice for teacher kept in jail for 13 months on false rape charge – A teacher who spent 13 months behind bars after being wrongfully charged with the rape of a nine-year-old girl has won a lawsuit against the police minister.
Still unclear if courts will seal parts of Mkhwebane’s Bosasa report – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers filed a lawyer’s letter on Friday requesting that some documents be sealed.
How State Capture Inc funded the ANC – Regiments Capital’s attempts to convert its political connections into contracts shows how money subverted the party.
EXCLUSIVE: Ramaphosa appoints new head of domestic intelligence branch – Advocate Mahlodi Sam Muofhe has been appointed as the new head of the domestic branch of the State Security Agency (SSA).
VIDEO: eThekwini report used to axe Zandile Gumede – sources – After a heated and long meeting that dragged until late on Monday evening, the ANC in KZN was finally able to fire Zandile Gumede
Ayo was used to push me out of the PIC, Matjila says – Former CEO admits to making enemies on the board – because of the ‘tight ship’ he ran.
Business, Money & The Economy
Steinhoff to update investors on status of turnaround plan – Steinhoff’s top management will on Tuesday update investors on the status of its turnaround plan, after a dramatic plunge in its share price shrank its market capitalisation by over R200bn.
The market has already downgraded South Africa to junk – Investors are positioning themselves for fiscal deterioration and a credit downgrade.
5 ways to protect your home if you are facing retrenchment – Unemployment in South Africa recently rose to around 29%, with large companies in sectors ranging from banking to mining, media and construction announcing job shedding.
Hong Kong airport: hundreds of flights cancelled ahead of further protests – More protests expected on Tuesday as Beijing state media warn that city is at a ‘critical juncture’
Environmentalists warn Trump ‘weakening’ endangered species protections – The US federal government has announced an overhaul of the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with preventing countless extinctions.
Hey All Blacks, THIS is how you’ll fix your problems – Hey, New Zealand, what the heck has happened?!
This & That
The dark side of deep sea mining – At some point in the next decade, a large, tractor-like device will start crawling the deepest seafloor, gathering potato-sized nuggets packed with metals crucial to electric vehicles, renewable-energy storage and smartphones.
Zelda la Grange: ‘Afrikaners don’t know enough about Madiba’ – Zelda la Grange hopes her new six-part documentary will help some Afrikaans speakers understand Nelson Mandela
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