Thursday 13th February
NO Load Shedding Today
Fire Risk Reduction Initiative – Part Two of the St Francis Property Owners Fire Risk Reduction Initiative following from last week’s Part One
JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic to take place on 13 June 2020 – Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm has confirmed its sponsorship for the Jbay Wind Farm MTB Classic 2020 and announced a further three years of funding.
PE, East Cape & Southern Coast
R100,000 worth of kayaks and trailer stolen from tourists at Mthatha mall – A group of Russian tourists was handed a raw deal when their trailer, laden with whitewater kayaks worth about R100,000, was stolen in Mthatha
Poaching queen’s appeal against sentence dismissed – Perlemoen poaching queen Marshelle Blignault will have to serve her 12-year prison sentence after a full bench of the high court in Makhanda dismissed
Security guard stabbed in Addo Elephant National Park – A security guard has been assaulted and stabbed at the Potgieters Gate entrance to the Addo Elephant National Park.
South Africa & African Continent
Harrismith, South Africa: A town fixing itself – What do you do if your town is broken? If nothing works?
Two women bust with R1.2m worth of explosives boarding bus to Gauteng – The Hawks arrested two women with dozens of bundles of explosives, blasting cartridges and case fuses
South Africa’s military strength vs the rest of the world – Military website Global Firepower has released its strength rankings for 2020 – showing how the world’s largest armies compare to one another.
South Africa won’t be in the dark during Thursday’s Sona, says Eskom – South Africans can rest assured they will have the lights on for the state of the nation address (Sona) on Thursday
The real reason for load-shedding – And it’s not what Eskom is telling you – Contrary to what Eskom is telling South Africans, the real reason for the current load-shedding is its poorly-skilled staff
Zondo hears how wining, dining, limos & jets ‘no problem’ for former SAAT head Nontsasa Memela – For three day former SAA Technical (SAAT) head of supply-chain management ducked questions and was hostile to evidence leader advocate Kate Hofmeyr.
Last year was about incremental steps, says The Presidency – Question: The president said 2019 had been a year of the consolidation of reform. What did he mean?
Zuma is too ill to attend Sona – Jacob Zuma Foundation – Fomer presidents Kgalema Motlanthe, FW de Klerk and Thabo Mbeki have confirmed they will attend Sona.
Tales of Stratcom, torture and dirty tricks – An ex-Security Branch dirty tricks sergeant tells the Joburg High court that Aggett’s torturer, Steve Whitehead, was a daddy’s boy and a boozer
The fresh weapons of disinformation – New technologies and techniques pose a serious threat to democracy. Be afraid.
Business, Money & The Economy
Wealth and job creation — look no further than Spaza shops – Collective bargaining is a powerful weapon. It gives smaller enterprises the firing power to be price makers
Marie Yovanovitch: former ambassador warns of ‘amoral’ US foreign policy – She cited a need for the country to be ‘principled, consistent and trustworthy’ while accepting an award for diplomacy
Sharp increase in deaths and cases in Hubei – Some 242 people died from the new coronavirus in the Chinese province of Hubei on Wednesday – the deadliest day since the outbreak began.
“My photo was stolen for a Facebook diet ad” – Imagine if you were to stumble upon a Facebook advert for products that had your photo on it, used without your permission.
Ngidi the hero as Proteas claim unlikely win in first T20 – England collapse after looking set for a comfortable triumph in East London.
Top Seeds Add Excitement to the Oi Hang Loose Pro – Filipe Toledo (BRA) and other elite surfers take charge at the QS 5,000 in exotic Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.
This & That
The best bakkie in South Africa – based on Average Joe’s needs – The VW Amarok 3.0TDI V6 4Motion Canyon has been voted bakkie of the year, by Leisure Wheels magazine.
Stupid Cupid: Valentine’s Day disasters, as seen by waiters – From excessive canoodling to screaming rows, restaurant staff see the best – and the worst – of the annual night of romance
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