St Francis & Kouga News
Suspect in St Francis murder appears in court – The 35 year-old man arrested in connection with the murder and robbery e in St Francis Bay last Thursday appeared in the Humansdorp Magistrates Court yesterday
SRA Supporter suggests dialogue with CRA – A letter forwarded by the author for publication in the hope that possibly that all in St Francis should work together for a common cause.
Mayor declares war on potholes – Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks has declared war against potholes.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
DA provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga believes he was target of a hit – DA Eastern Cape leader Nqaba Bhanga says he was chased by two cars toward oncoming traffic on Tuesday night, in what he believes was an assassination attempt.
National & African News
What the apartheid flag judgment means – Twenty-five years after the apartheid flag was abolished and replaced with the current one, which represents colours symbolising unity, the gratuitous display of the old flag has now been ruled to be hate speech.
America’s Got Talent – Ndlovu Youth Choir wow AGT Judges – The Limpopo choir performed a stunning rendition of U-2’s Beautiful Day in the quarter-final round on Tuesday night.
New cruise terminal to boost tourism, jobs in SA – Geneva-based MSC in joint venture to develop R200m port project in Durban.
State capture rot is deep, says Gordhan – but R2.1bn has been recovered so far – Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says the state has recovered more than R2.1bn from irregular contracts awarded to entities doing business with state-owned enterprises.
Arms deal ruling: Seriti’s conduct may now be called into question – analyst – With the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruling that the findings in the arms deal commission be set aside, it’s as if the Seriti commission never existed in the first place
Ramaphosa in hot seat today over CR17 funding, ethics code – Cope’s Dennis Bloem warned against pursuing clarity on only Ramaphosa’s campaign donations while others were ignored.
Hate speech case against BLF leader postponed as he arrives at court ‘unprepared’ – AfriForum’s hate speech case against Black First Land First (BLF) and Andile Mngxitama was on Wednesday postponed to September.
Law enforcement, witnesses and McKinsey: The missing factors in Eskom’s pursuit of the Trillian millions – Wouldn’t it be nice if someone in law enforcement could say: ‘Let me have a look at that docket. What witness statements do we have? Dust off the bank records. Right, let’s get those warrants.’
Ekurhuleni mayor defends Mkhwebane, has advice for Ramaphosa – ‘Why must the courts have the final say in South Africa?’ Masina asked.
Business, Money & The Economy
European governments ‘must pay back the arms deal money’ – Cancellation of the contracts, returning of the goods and recovery of the money is the internationally accepted remedy for fraud, activist Terry Crawford-Browne says.
West Papua protests: Indonesia deploys 1,000 soldiers to quell unrest, cuts internet – Jakarta cuts online access to Papua ‘and surrounding areas’ until the atmosphere ‘returns to being conducive and normal’
Johnson to meet Macron as French president downplays backstop hopes – Boris Johnson is to meet Emmanuel Macron later, hours after the French president seemed to downplay hopes of solving the Irish backstop problem.
Justin Thomas faces ‘weird’ test of leading from front at FedEx Cup – It is quite a feat for a $15m prize, hiked by $5m from previous years, not to be the main topic of discussion at the Tour Championship.
Ashes 2019: England must ‘try to capitalise’ on Steve Smith absence – Joe Root – England have to “try to capitalise on the opportunity” of Steve Smith’s absence from the third Ashes Test, says captain Joe Root.
This & That
Life after Google: Prepare to witness the fall of a titan – Apple, Facebook and Google are dinosaurs in the world of blockchain, says author George Gilder.
Titanic sub dive reveals parts are being lost to sea – The first people to dive down to the Titanic in nearly 15 years say some of the wreck is deteriorating rapidly.