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St Francis & Kouga
Cold Weekend forecast so be sure to buy your weekend warmer at HOSPICE CUP-OF-SOUP DAY at Cape St Francis Resort today.
Corona JBay Open & WinterFest
Top surfers descend on Jeffreys Bay for the Corona Open JBay – The Corona Open JBay will see a big reshuffle of the ratings on the women’s side.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & South Coast
Meth to support EC cannabis initiative – The Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform will support Premier Oscar Mabuyane’s cannabis initiative.
N2 closed after protests and looting in Plettenberg Bay – There has been simmering discontent in some communities over service delivery.
National & African News
SA’s brain drain is picking up speed – SA is haemorrhaging highly skilled professionals who are leaving for greener pastures, with over 900 000 – from artisans to doctors – now working overseas.
This is how the Langa Methodist Church choir ended up singing at Glastonbury festival – The Langa Methodist Church in Cape Town is on a high after its choir was handpicked as one of the opening acts at this year’s Glastonbury Festival
IPID Refers over 1,000 cases to NPA The acting head of the police watchdog Victor Senna briefed parliament’s new police committee for the first time on Thursday.
Mashaba grateful for EFF support – The mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, said he will forever be grateful to the EFF should his tenure end due to the council’s collapse.
ACDP thanks EFF, Julius Malema for ‘coming to their senses’ – The ACDP thanked EFF leader Julius Malema for encouraging red berets who were opposed to violence to join the ACDP.
Waterkloof landing hurt image of Defence Force, SA – Air Force chief – What happened is something that should never have happened, Lieutenant-General Fabian Msimang told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Exploration for petroleum by fracking cannot go ahead, SCA rules – The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled on Thursday that the minister of mineral resources did not have the power to make regulations for petroleum exploration and production.
Business, Money & Economy
Iqbal Survé, his three companies and his friends – On 19 January 2019, a remarkable thing happened to the share price of Iqbal Survé’s controversial AYO Technology Solution
Public urged to report unathorised R99 debit order scam to police – Police in KwaZulu-Natal have requested the public to report unauthorised R99 debit order deductions from their bank accounts. –
Southern California shaken by 6.4 magnitude earthquake – Southern California has been struck by its strongest earthquake in two decades, causing damage and fires.
Top Seeds Stumble in Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill – Inconsistent conditions with 1.0 – 1.3 metre (3-4ft) waves made for slow, low-scoring heats and saw big names drop out of the event.
Cricket World Cup
TODAY – Pakistan vs Bangldesh – DSTV Ch202
TOMORROW – Sri Lanka vs India – DSTV Ch202
TOMORROW – South Africa vs Australia – DSTV Ch202 & 213
Tahir on Aussie ball-tamperers: Everyone makes mistakes – Whenever the Proteas and Australia meet, regardless of the format, it is half-expected that tensions will be raised.
Wimbledon crowd boo Rafael Nadal during fierce Nick Kyrgios showdown – THE WIMBLEDON Centre Court crowd booed Rafael Nadal during his fierce battle with Nick Kyrgios.
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,
The biggest seaweed bloom in the world – A floating mass of seaweed stretching from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico is now the biggest seaweed bloom in the world, according to satellite observations.
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