Wednesday 25th September
St Francis & Kouga News
Public meeting with Athol Trollip in Jeffreys Bay – The Democratic Alliance will be holding a public meeting in Jeffreys Bay this evening with Athol Trollip, the federal chairperson of the Party.
SA Junior Surf Champs starts today in Jeffreys Bay – The 2019 Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Champs gets underway in the high performance waves of Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay today
Epic Finish To Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior – For the third day in a row the Eastern Cape delivered epic lines to the point at Cape St Francis, and a few rain squalls and howling offshore wind did little to quell the enthusiasm of the junior surfers.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Documents prove Agrizzi was a liar, says Gavin Watson’s family – Nephew Jared Watson, has confirmed that Gavin and the company had prepared a massive booklet of evidence to rebutt Angelo Agrizzi’s testimony.
Suspects nabbed minutes after Port Elizabeth supermarket robbery – Two suspects were arrested within 15 minutes of robbery at a 24-hour supermarket in Port Elizabeth,
First Upsets Land Early at EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira – The morning heats unfolded under a Portuguese drizzle and a little fog with the lineup a tricky read around the high tide mark.
IN PICTURES | Minstrels give royal couple a genuine Bo-Kaap welcome – The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex joined thousands of tourists who have visited Cape Town’s historic suburb of Bo-Kaap.
National & African News
JSC, Inc: Time to think harder about who gets to choose our judges – At least three members of the 23-person panel that interviews candidates to be judges have legal action pending against them.
Ramaphosa: No SA tradition promotes xenophobia or gender violence – President Cyril Ramaphosa marked Heritage Day by condemning violence against women and foreigners, saying it could not be justified by any South African tradition.
Gas in Mozambique – a $128bn opportunity – The opportunities for one of the poorest countries in the world to pick itself up by the bootstraps are immense.
Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2m people – Tempers flared on Tuesday as more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital and surrounding towns found themselves without water
Douglas Gibson: Lesufi should read the Constitution of South Africa – We cannot leave it to Afrikaans-speakers to fight alone. All those who value what the new South Africa represents need to stand together in defence of the Constitution,
Business, Money & The Economy
Treasury pulls rabbit out of hat with $5bn sale of two international bonds – South Africa’s Treasury has issued a pair of international bonds to the tune of $5-billion, the largest such transaction out of sub-Saharan Africa.
Tourism as usual for Western Cape following collapse of Thomas Cook – Liquidation of travel giant not expected to have much impact on the province.
Trump impeachment: Pelosi launches formal inquiry into Ukraine claims – US Democrats have opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over allegations he sought help from a foreign power to damage a political rival.
All Blacks coach slams trial by social media – All Blacks coach Steve Hansen rejected trial by social media on Tuesday amid growing claims that match officials missed alleged foul play by New Zealand in their bruising battle with South Africa.
RWC ‘officiating not good enough’ – World Rugby issued a rare criticism of refereeing standards at the World Cup on Tuesday after a number of controversies in the tournament’s opening days.
Greta Thunberg: What climate summit achieved after outburst – The UN’s climate summit has closed amidst cautious praise for its achievements, and bitter condemnation for its failures.