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Happy 4th July to all our American Readers
Road Works Warning – St Francis Bay – Warning for Next week, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Santa says .. SA Juniors put on a show! – Ben van Wyk got instant redemption with a two-shot triumph in the Nomads National Order of Merit Coastal at St Francis Links,
Snare Hunt – Reminder – There will be a snare hunt starting at 8am today, 4th July. Hunters should meet at St Francis Drive south of Tarragona. Pls have wire cutters and a towel in your backpack & wear sturdy walking boots. A stick would be a good idea as well as a pair of gloves and bottled water,
Corona JBay Open & WinterFest
JBay Winterfest 2019 All Set For 6 July Start – The 2019 edition of the JBay Winterfest is set to begin, and the town of Jeffreys Bay is gearing up for visitors and spectators alike.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & South Coast
Nelson Mandela Bay presents first test for EFF – A Nelson Mandela Bay Council meeting this week could be the first test of the EFF’s threats not to support the DA or the ANC in hung councils.
12 arrested, 400 cars confiscated as vehicle syndicate is bust – Twelve suspects – including police officers – allegedly involved in the fraudulent registration of imported second-hand vehicles were arrested in the Eastern Cape
National & African News
Seagoing students keep abreast of current trends – ‘Science should be cool, it needs to be engaging, it needs to be interactive,’
Devolve policing powers to provincial government – JP Smith – There have been around 900 gang-related murders, substantially more than we have ever seen before.
Inmates should make furniture for ministers: Lamola – Newly appointed justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola may have a solution to his cabinet colleagues’ decor headaches.
Is digging in the EFF’s trash going a step too far? – An exposé into the EFF’s alleged hypocrisy and ideology by the Daily Maverick has left tongues wagging, questioning if the means of gathering the news was taken “a step too far”.
Mkhwebane is central to ANC factions’ infighting – One side, aligned to President Cyril Ramaphosa, is baying for her blood while another, associated with Ace Magashule and Jacob Zuma, demands that she be left alone.
Why Shamila Batohi needs more money – After years of hearing about corruption, South Africans are yearning for just one major corruption case to be brought to court and the culprits to be marched off in orange overalls.
Floundering Eskom ship running out of ballast as Treasury prepares Special Appropriation Bill – An Eskom Special Appropriation Bill to fund its long-term ability to keep South Africa’s lights on, and itself afloat, is just about finalised.
Business, Money & Economy
Ferial Haffajee: How much more pressure can the middle class take before it cracks? – This has been the whack of a week for South Africa’s middle-class.
International News –
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down in SA as a crisis hit a internet security firm – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp experienced network problems around the world, including in South Africa, on Wednesday afternoon.
US ‘hell-bent’ on hostility despite talks, North Korea says – North Korea has accused the US of being “hell-bent on hostile acts”, despite a recent agreement between the two countries to resume nuclear talks.
Big Wins and Tough Losses in Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill – rganisers and competitors were greeted with clean but small 0.5 – 1 metre (2-3ft) waves for Day 2 of the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 rated event.
Cricket World Cup
TODAY – Afghanistan vs West Indies – DSTV Ch202
England dispatch New Zealand to seal Cricket World Cup semi-final spot – It might just be the case that England are peaking at the right time.
Ace firing Anderson advances into 3rd round at Wimbledon – South Africa’s Kevin Anderson is into the third round at Wimbledon after defeating Janko Tipsarevic in four sets.
Sharapova’s fury after seeing opponent dance on her Wimbledon grave – Maria Sharapova might be done contending for grand slams but she still has fire in the belly. Her opponent? She couldn’t care less.
Kolisi to miss Boks’ Rugby Championship Oz, NZ clashes – Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will be given enough time to fully recover from his knee injury and will miss the opening fortnight of the Rugby Championship,
A New Climate
Living a low carbon life – Could you live a low carbon life? Do you even know what it means? And if you did transform your lifestyle, would it make a difference?
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