Wednesday 4th September
St Francis & Kouga News
The water crisis is not yet over! – We had wonderful rains early last Saturday morning and more rain is expected today. BUT!
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coas
Two women and a child held during house robbery in Charlo – Two women and a two-year-old child were robbed in a house in William Street, Charlo, on Tuesday morning.
ANC urged to return to its glorious past at Gavin Watson’s funeral – The late Gavin Watson’s brother Valence delivered a moving tribute to his older brother at his funeral service in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, urging leaders of the ANC to return the party to its glorious past.
Abalone kingpin Julian Brown wants to appeal his sentence – The kingpin of a lucrative illegal abalone enterprise, Julian Brown, sentenced to an effective 18 years behind bars is expected back in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday.
I am ashamed to be South African right now – What you are doing to fellow Africans is wrong. Whichever way you try to justify it. You are the criminals and not the other way around, and I am ashamed
National & African News
Cabinet will discuss calls for return of death penalty: Ronald Lamola – Justice minister Ronald Lamola has promised to take calls for a referendum for the return of the death sentence to the cabinet.
Daughter of former apartheid cop lays decades-old sexual assault charge against dad – The daughter of a former apartheid-era policeman has laid charges of historical child abuse against her father, who is now in his eighties
Five people now confirmed dead in Gauteng looting – The government is calling for an end to the mayhem, but tensions continue to run high.
Migrants’ forum claims police were warned of impending xenophobic attacks – Violence continues for the second day in Johannesburg.
Home belonging to Uyinene Mrwetyana’s alleged murderer set alight – Angry community members took to the house to protest and demand a harsh sentence for the 42-year-old, who allegedly confessed to his crime
Nigeria sends special envoy to SA, Zambians urged to avoid ‘trouble spots’ – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed his Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon South Africa’s High Commissioner to Nigeria and get an explanation on the situation in South Africa.
Ramaphosa wants ConCourt to hear appeal against Gordhan ruling – Mkhwebane withdrew her application at the end of August. Potterill had labelled her orders “vague, contradictory and/or nonsensical”.
When the country seems ungovernable, Ramaphosa may become the fall guy – and the populists will win – If you watch television news, and follow images on social media, you will probably think that the country is going down in flames.
Malema calls for black people to redirect their xenophobic anger at ‘white capital’ – The EFF leader has responded to reports of renewed xenophobia by asking his followers to rather direct their anger at wealthy white people.
Business, Money & The Economy
Daniel Silke: SA dodged a recession, but a swallow doesn’t make a summer – Within 24 hours, South Africa has gone from witnessing utter lawlessness on the streets of its financial capital to breathing a collective sigh of relief that it’s GDP bounced back by 3.1%
Treasury’s strategy paper an illustration of SA’s inability to plan – Former statistician-general says there is no systematic process, nothing that makes everything go through ‘the eye of the needle’.
Hurricane Dorian: officials worldwide seek aid amid ‘historic tragedy’ in Bahamas – Thousands left without shelter and likely to face food and water shortages, say UN, US and local authorities
Brexit: Boris Johnson defeated as MPs take control – Tory rebels and opposition MPs have defeated the government in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
Boks need to keep Pollard on the park – Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus’s current backline bench policy, precluding the presence of a specialist back-up flyhalf,
Springboks lay down interesting front row marker – Rassie Erasmus picks his strongest match-23 for Friday’s warm-up against Japan. But are Malcolm Marx and co maybe in the dog box?
This & That
Watch: Why mosquitoes are attracted to some people more than others – If you’ve ever felt that mosquitoes specifically target you more than your friends, you could be right.