Friday 6th September
THE South Africa vs Japan Rugby is at 12:15 today, Friday, not tomorrow
St Francis & Kouga News
Granny’s Pool to Main Beach Walkway – The proposed boardwalk will be timber-based and approximately 333 metres in length
Our future Golfers and Residents – “The Game of a lifetime” is best learned when you are young (or young hearted)
Help Kouga go green by planting a tree this Arbor Month – WITH Spring having arrived, the Kouga Municipality has renewed its call on residents and businesses to join the fight against climate change by planting trees.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Killer drought devastates Adelaide community in EC – Almost 20 cattle have died in the last week as conditions remain dire in the drought-stricken region of Adelaide in the Inxuba Local Municipality of the Eastern Cape.
ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro – Unruly conditions with waves in the four-to-six foot range and strong onshore winds rendering the lineup difficult to navigate.
‘Enough is Enough’ shouted protesters as Ramaphosa finally makes an appearance outside Parliament – Thousands of angry protesters descended on Parliament for the second day to demand action to address gender-based violence and femicide
Amnesty International decries ‘alarming levels’ of gender-based violence in SA – Human rights’ group Amnesty International said on Thursday that gender-based violence in South Africa had reached “alarming levels”.
‘This is not the country we fought for’: Graça Machel at UCT memorial service for Uyinene Mrwetyana – Some carried flowers, others had placards calling for the death penalty, but all wore black and arrived in their thousands
Charlize Theron on femicide in SA: – ‘The system has failed women. Our leaders can’t continue to turn a blind eye’
National & African News
Robert Mugabe dead: ‘Notorious former Zimbabwe leader dies aged 95’ – Multiple sources in Zimbabwe say Robert Mugabe has died – with tributes paid to one of African’s best known politicians
Hundreds of foreign nationals forced to seek refuge at Katlehong police station – “It is a shame – especially in a country like South Africa where everyone has been up in arms bemoaning the scourge of violence against women
Dr Naledi Pandor disappointed over closure of SA missions in Nigeria – Dr Naledi Pandor, on Thursday expressed her disappointment at having to support the closure of the South African High Commission in Abuja and the Consulate in Lagos.
No death penalty referendum, ministry says as it clarifies Lamola’s statement – The call for the reinstatement of the death penalty was flawed in many ways and the idea that the death penalty acted as a deterrent to violent crime was not true.
School confirms that teacher was arrested for Amy Leigh’s kidnapping – The MEC for Gauteng Panyaza Lesufi has confirmed that the grade RR teacher at Learskool Kollegepark was one of the three suspects arrested
SABC editor was asked not to report on Nene’s sacking and falling rand, Zondo hears – SABC economics editor Thandeka Gqubule says she was also given a file containing ‘frivolous’ allegations against former finance minister Pravin Gordhan.
Zondo hears why Hlaudi Motsoeneng canned ‘The Editors’ & analysis of Zuma’s Sona – Former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng is said to have ordered that a popular programme be taken off air because it discussed a controversial decision he had made.
Malema only wants open borders so Mazzotti can smuggle tobacco – Mngxitama – The BLF leader says the EFF leader’s ‘call for African unity is a mere ploy to fund-raise from the wealthy’.
Business, Money & The Economy
The barren Sahara: a lesson in money laundering – #GuptaLeaks records disclosed in new court papers show the Gupta computer company made R122-million profit on a deal that cost it just R167.
Ferial Haffajee: Shoprite, Joburg today. Shoprite, Nigeria tomorrow – While the WEF Africa meeting was planned to dominate the news agenda, it was supplanted – globally – by the violent and targeted attacks on migrant traders.
‘Everything is destroyed’: devastation in Bahamas as Dorian rattles US – Aid groups struggle to deliver basic supplies due to destruction – Category 2 storm with winds of 110mph threatens US coastline
PM: I’d rather be dead in ditch than delay Brexit – Boris Johnson has said he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask the EU to delay Brexit beyond 31 October.
Springboks today @12:15
Ashes 2019: Steve Smith 211 punishes wasteful England in fourth Test – Steve Smith’s relentless double century demoralised England and put Australia in prime position to retain the Ashes after two days of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
This & That
Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists – The creatures behind repeated sightings of the fabled Loch Ness Monster may be giant eels, according to scientists.