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Wednesday 5th June
St Francis & Kouga
World Environment Day – We’re calling a flash clean up.
The Kromme Enviro-Trust is treating St Francis to a free coffee or hot chocolate in exchange for a full bag of litter collected off our shoreline. Pick up your bag at Bruce’s Coffee Shop and bring it back full to collect your reward. One day only. One bag per customer. One step closer to making the world a better place.
Kouga Municipal Budget
Kouga Municipal Budget – Mayoral Address – Kouga Executive Mayor Budget Speech – 2019/2020 – 2021/2022 Budget – 30 May 2019
Council approves budget and tariffs for 2019/2020 – Kouga Municipality’s new budget and tariffs for the 2019/2020 financial year, starting on 1 July, were approved by the Council last week
Major service projects to be funded – Several big service delivery projects will be funded through Kouga Municipality’s capital budget in the 2019/2020 financial year.
PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast
Justice delivered in 3 days: Son of employee, friend convicted for post office theft – Justice has been delivered – quicker than some people receive their mail – for two people who stole money from an Eastern Cape post office less than a week ago.
National & African News
Gang violence and guns spilling over into Cape farm murders – Top cop Colonel Chris Prinsloo pleaded guilty in 2016 to selling about R9m worth of illegal weapons and ammunition to Cape Flats gang leaders.
The Krugersdorp killings explained: Who was murdered, how, and why – The remaining members of the so-called “Krugersdorp Killers” were found guilty of 32 counts between them – including murder, fraud, racketeering, and robbery
Cyril Ramaphosa wishes SA Muslims well as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr – President Cyril Ramaphosa, on behalf of the country, has extended his best wishes to South African Muslims as they celebrate Eid ul Fitr.
NPA welcomes suspended sentence of Ennerdale dad who accidentally shot son – The NPA welcomed the 10 years suspended sentence of Emmanuel Tshabalala who accidentally shot and killed his son in Ennerdale last year.
Sadtu calls for urgent summits on violence, drug abuse at schools – The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has called on parents and affected communities to urgently convene summits to deal with violence, the availability of drugs and substance abuse in schools.
China, Zuma, Hlaudi: Magashule’s post-Lekgotla press conference sows even more confusion – As news broke of South Africa’s economy nose-diving, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule dished up more of the same solutions to the country’s ills:
Former TNA editor refuses to give evidence before Zondo commission – Moegsien Williams, a former editor for the Gupta family’s now-defunct newspaper, The New Age, has denied wrongdoing in the run-up to the establishment of the ANN7 news
Gordhan vs Mkhwebane:
The appointment of Gordhan is not unconstitutional – It is unclear why EFF leader Julius Malema claimed last week that the reappointment of Pravin Gordhan was ‘unconstitutional’ because President Ramaphosa ‘disobeyed’ the Office of the Public Protector as well as the Constitutional Court.
Business, Money & Economy
Shock GDP figure undermines Ramaphosa’s economic reforms – Will need to show unequivocally in his state of the nation address that he has grasped the nettle of this crisis firmly.
Is the monetary policy genie out of the bottle? – The ANC, newly invigorated after the elections, has put altering the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank at the centre of its developmental agenda
Trump praises ‘extraordinary’ US-UK alliance on state visit – US President Donald Trump has said the US and UK have the “greatest alliance the world has ever known”.
Cricket World Cup
TODAY – South Africa vs India – 11:30 DSTV-202 & Channel193
Bangladesh vs Australia
Stretched Proteas face another selection conundrum for India – South Africa only have 13 fit players to choose from for Wednesday’s must-win clash against India
‘I’m ready for special moment’ of facing Federer, says Nadal – Rafael Nadal resumes his spellbinding 15-year rivalry with Roger Federer for a place in the Roland Garros semi-finals on Friday, insisting it will be a “special moment”.
Junior Boks claim opening win at U20 World Champs – Junior Springbok coach Chean Rouxpraised his team’s attitude and character in their opening match of the World Rugby U20 Championship, against Scotland at the Racecourse Stadium in Rosario on Tuesday, for a bonus-point victory of 43-19.
Man Friday: Earth’s great gardeners of the wild under threat – Pangolins are now the most heavily poached mammal on Earth, but because so little is known about these elusive and enigmatic creatures, they don’t get anywhere as much attention as the more charismatic species, like rhinos, elephants and lions.
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