Thursday 5th September
St Francis & Kouga News
Roll-over application to take drought relief forward – Kouga Municipality has applied for a roll-over to take its drought relief programme forward.
War on potholes powers up – Extra muscles and machines have been secured for Kouga’s war against potholes.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Missing Eastern Cape councillor found alive – The missing ANC PR councillor and Mhlontlo municipality special programmes unit portfolio head – who disappeared while hitchhiking has been found at a Nando’s franchise.
World Surf League takes Big Wave Surfing to new heights – The WSL’s new platform for big wave surfing will deliver big wave action through the a new Strike Missions series, the Big Wave Awards,
NSRI assist SANParks crew in distress – NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were called on to assist a SANParks rigid inflatable boat on its way to Bird Island with four crew aboard
Abuse against Women
5 facts about femicide in South Africa – There have been calls for a “national shutdown” to protest femicide in South Africa. Women have taken to Twitter to tweet #AmINext – asking if they will become the next victim of murder.
No to rape, murder and abuse: 10 detained after day-long protests in windy Cape Town – Western Cape police have confirmed 10 students were arrested on Wednesday after a day of protests calling for action to be taken against gender-based violence.
Calls for the death penalty intensify… but is it an option? – As a nationwide outcry over gender-based violence grows, calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty for perpetrators are multiplying.
Charlize Theron’s banned 1999 anti-rape ad re-emerges – Charlize Theron’s banned 1999 anti-rape advert has re-emerged and has been making waves on social media, following the recent deaths of South African women.
National & African News
BREAKING: NPA takes decision on Malema firearm charges – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has taken a decision on whether or not to prosecute EFF leader Julius Malema for discharging a firearm in public.
Cyril Ramaphosa wants SA to stop attacks on foreigners – The President told officials and business leaders that he was committed to quelling attacks on foreigners that have threatened an economic forum aimed at boosting intra-African trade.
Gauteng violence not xenophobia, thugs are taking chances – Magashule – The ANC’s secretary general Ace Magashule has denied the existence of xenophobia in South Africa, instead saying it is just criminality that has taken over.
Anger at xenophobic attacks spreads across Africa as SA-owned firms are targeted – Several South African chain stores have shuttered their operations as protests against xenophobic attacks grow in the rest of Africa
Botswana issues travel advisory, warns citizens travelling to South Africa – The government of Botswana has issued a travel advisory, warning Batswana travelling to South Africa to “exercise extreme caution”
Hawks finish probe into Magashule’s R8m stolen Pierneef painting – report – It was reported last year that ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule was ‘directly implicated’ in the theft of the painting.
EFF violence up – but popularity ratings way down – Research by Daily Maverick shows that there has been a steady increase in the EFF’s rhetoric of violence since it started tracking the party’s behaviour in March 2018
EFF – make like Trump, divide, insult, accuse, attack, threaten, deceive, deny – In South Africa, as we know, we speak in metaphors as well as in flaming forked tongues.
Business, Money & The Economy
Climate change is already costing meat and dairy producers a lot – The meat and dairy industry is increasingly feeling the effects of climate change, but they’re abnormally quiet about their own role in the crisis, according to a new report.
Eskom’s ‘credible’ plan to keep the lights on – What to expect in the summer months and beyond.
Hurricane Dorian: millions under orders to evacuate as storm approaches US – South Carolina governor urges residents to ‘get out now’ while Bahamas grapples with devastation
Lords agree to push through bill preventing no deal by end of Friday – Peers resolve to return Benn bill to House of Commons for debate ahead of prorogation of parliament
What happens now? – There’s less than two months before the UK is due to leave the EU. So what might happen next?
This & That
Government gets rolling on cannabis policy – A ministerial advisory committee is being established to provide the Cabinet with guidance on cannabis policy.
Early animal had ‘complex behaviour’ – A millipede-like creature from 550 million years ago is among the earliest examples of an animal showing complex behaviour.