LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)
Santa Says – It’s all about Bart and Caryl – Latest golfing news from The Links’ Jeff Clause. Bart and Caryl Logie feature, and Bart has a new book coming, called, “A Round Of Golf.”
Surf Report – Today looks small and a bit iffy, but get ready for this weekend. Might need a pintail.
Photo Of The Day – Tree
COVID – More than 10,000 new cases registered in South Africa on Wednesday – South Africa recorded more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with one in four tests being positive, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said in its daily update.
SA & AFRICA NEWS:
Zuma, Hlophe, Mkhwebane — how a trio of large-scale grifters made a joke of SA’s judicial system – In real life, Professor Balthazar is one of South Africa’s foremost legal minds. He chooses to remain anonymous, so it doesn’t interfere with his daily duties.
How safe is your tap water? – Chances are, not that good.
Surviving three storms – KZN rebuilds – The City of eThekwini (Durban) and the province of KwaZulu Natal survived three violent tempests these past two years: COVID-19, violent protests in July 2021 and devastating floods.
Reserve Bank smoked out Guptas’ money laundering Bank of Baroda before State Capture findings – It’s a rare State Capture intervention success story. Without the Bank of Baroda, the Gupta corruption and racketeering enterprise would not have been able to smuggle billions out of South Africa to fund its international ambitions.
Mkhwebane has until May 22 to respond to incompetence, misconduct charges – Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has until May 22 to respond to the charges brought against her in a motion tabled by the DA when it called on parliament to probe her fitness to hold office.
Judgment reserved in hate speech case over old South African flag – Judgment has been reserved in AfriForum’s appeal against the ban on the gratuitous display of the old South African flag.
CRIME & CORRUPTION:
Former SAPS ‘rogue’ cops accused of extortion, assault and kidnapping listen to gruesome torture testimony – My body felt like it was being ripped apart,” SAPS Warrant Officer Paul Kgoedi testified on Tuesday at the Johannesburg High Court.
Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown – Oil and gas majors are planning scores of vast projects that threaten to shatter the 1.5C climate goal. If governments do not act, these firms will continue to cash in as the world burns.
Waste Plastic Could Beat Coal as an Energy Source – Over 8 billion tons of plastic has been manufactured to date and only a small fraction of that has entered the environment so far. Bleak prospects, except…
Corona Open JBay 2022 – It’s Going To Rock! – The 2 x Event Champ Jordy Smith, as well as local JBay legend Matt McGillivray, are both in the mix. Corona Open JBay – 12 – 21 July – Be There!
UK agrees to support Sweden and Finland if attacked – UK PM Boris Johnson has signed security declarations with Sweden and Finland, pledging UK support should their militaries come under attack.
Social welfare knocks on Die Antwoord’s door – The rap-rave duo Die Antwoord has been visited by social workers to establish the safety of their 17-year-old biological child in Cape Town.
Black Keys Get Loose and Stretch Out on ‘Dropout Boogie’ – Everybody loves The Black Keys, apparently. These garage rock savants are so hot right now.
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
Jeff Bezos Fast Facts – He’s quite rich, for starters
Musk Discusses His Views on Content Moderation as Twitter Deal Inches Closer to Completion – Musk has been slowly doling out more details of his Twitter reinvigoration plan, which he believes will see the app grow its user count by 200% over the next three years, and bring in 5x more revenue by 2028.
EARTH, OCEANS, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:
Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina says she escaped Russia dressed as a food courier – Although she once refused to leave the country despite multiple arrests and periods of imprisonment, she finally left after Russian authorities said she’d serve time in a penal colony.