Friday 13th September
St Francis & Kouga News
Join the St Francis Bay “SA Women Fight Back” protest to pay tribute to all the women who have been victims of violent crime.
Men and women are all welcome as we stand in silence, lining the roads by the circle, at the main entrance to St Francis Bay. –
Sat 14 Sept 2019 – 11am to 12pm
Kouga searches underground for pothole solutions – Could a mining solution be a way forward toa more permanent solution to repairing portholes?
JBay artist among Sanlam finalists – The striking creation of Jeffreys Bay artist, Tania Thandeka (42), is among the top 40 artworks in the prestigious Sanlam Portrait Award competition
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Five reasons Steve Biko will always be remembered – 42 years ago Steve Bantu Biko succumbed to multiple injuries sustained while in police custody having travelled in the back of police van from Port Elizabeth to Pretoria, naked and unconscious.
Convicted rapist Bob Hewitt to be released on parole – reports – According to a report by The Citizen, the decision to release Hewitt was taken after the parole board sat on August 23.
28 solar panels stolen at Port Elizabeth airport – Continuous theft of cables and solar panels from the Port Elizabeth International Airport has prompted aviation authorities to seek urgent intervention from police
Mediclinic barred from building new hospital – Refused permission for R700m development in George.
Mixed fortunes for South African Surfing Men on Day 6 of ISA World Surfing Games – The three men in the Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South African Surfing team suffered mixed fortunes on Day 6 of the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans in Japan yesterday
Calm As… Launches Their Revamped First Aid Kits For Surfers – Due to popular demand, the Calm As… First Aid Kits For Surfers have been revamped, and the new-look kits are already available
INFOGRAPHIC | Crime stats 2019 by province – Murder, sexual offences and other contact crimes rose in the past financial year across the country, but how do the stats look in your province?
Concerns over number of children involved in crimes – The latest crime statistic showed how 736 of the over 21,000 murders recorded by police between April last year and March this year were committed by children.
National & African News
SA Air Force, Navy Financials in ‘Dire Straits’ – They’ve told Parliament budget constraints have made the maintenance and repair of aircraft and vessels unaffordable and are also threatening the viability of the local defence industry.
Chaos at viewing of Mugabe’s body as stampede erupts – Several people have reportedly been injured as attendees jostled to see the late leader’s body.
From Hillbrow to Lagos – Nigerians return home hopeless but alive after xenophobic attacks in SA – “I’ll never go back in my life,”. Five years ago, Victor Indiobe left Imo in southern Nigeria to start a new life in SA’s economic capital Johannesburg.
South Africans aren’t xenophobic, they’re hungry – Chief Justice – He appealed to researchers to focus on the ‘true problems in Africa’.
This Is What Panoc Looks Like – The Economic Freedom Fighters, who pose as pugilistic revolutionaries afraid of nothing and no one, have now “banned” Daily Maverick, Scorpio, and amaBhungane from all of their events.
Robbin’ da Hood of Hyde Park Forest – Once upo a time there was a famous outlaw named Robbin Da Hood
Digital Migration: Mozambique achieves in two years, South Africa fails in ten – The Zondo Commission heard how what should have been a simple migration process to Digital Terrestrial Television was hobbled by greed, ignorance, political interference and corporate sleight of hand.
Business, Money & The Economy
Mini-budget can’t be business as usual if SA wants to dodge downgrade – economist – The upcoming Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in October will be a critical indicator of how government is planning to deal with prevailing challenges
SA unsecured loan boom leaves 40% of borrowers in default – South Africa’s unsecured lending boom has left 40% of borrowers in default and millions of people in a debt trap, according to fund manager Differential Capital.
Democratic debate: Biden, Warren and Sanders spar over healthcare – Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden and close rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have feuded over healthcare at the party’s third debate.
John Bercow: I’ll stop Boris Johnson breaking the law on Brexit – Commons Speaker issues direct challenge to ministers threatening to ignore legislation
Saru reacts to De Villiers rant – De Villiers, who coached the national team between 2008 and 2011, said he will not be supporting his country during this year’s World Cup.
This & That
World ‘losing battle against deforestation’ – A historic global agreement aimed at halting deforestation has failed, according to a report.