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Thursday 14th March

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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Low water pressure or water interruptions may occur in St Francis Bay tomorrow from 8am to 4pm. External contractors will be working in the area. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Some welcome rain! – But not in all the right places!   –   What amazes me is the fact that rain forecasts for the past two years have all started with a good chance for rain and usually ended with much less, if any at all.

Sea Vista Priimary bids farewell to great teachers  –  At a full assembly on Tuesday 12th March, the staff and learners of Sea Vista Primary School in St Francis Bay bade a fitting farewell to two of their long serving teachers

DA’s Trollip lays criminal charges against Nelson Mandela Bay mayor   – The charges are in connection with alleged fraud and corruption within Port Elizabeth’s IPTS bus system and benefitting from public funds.

Eastern Cape d ubbed ‘province of shame’ for neglect, abuse of disabled pupils   – It is said that despite policies, the province had not done much to create inclusive education.

Escaped Karoo lion finally caught after record romp of more than 260km   –  The lion, aged between two and four years old, took conservation workers on an epic chase through the dusty hinterlands.


National & African News

Bheki Cele to address media as police threaten to strike across the country   –  Police minister Bheki Cele and top cop General Khehla Sitole will on Thursday brief the media on a looming police strike.

Amending Section 25 of the Constitution: Five questions answered   –  The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution effectively kicked the political football of expropriation without compensation into touch on Wednesday

‘We are raising a nation of thugs’ – Lethal attacks by school pupils are due to a culture of no accountability, an expert says, while others say it’s time to stop treating school-going criminals like children.

13-year-old arrested for Mondeor school murder   –  A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for the murder of Kulani Mathebula, the Mondeor High School pupil who was stabbed on Wednesday.


The ‘vile and venom’ of Moyane vs Gordhan meets Zondo   – State Capture Commission was ur ged not to allow itself to be used as another forum to ‘console’, ‘rehabilitate’ former SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane


The ANC’s electoral list, a.k.a. The Usual Suspects   – The main question has been whether those that have been accused of wrongdoing are on the list.

We registered for elections, now the land struggle starts – BLF   –  Mngxitama said if BLF garnered sufficient votes to be in parliament after the election, it would not be business as usual in the National Assembly.

Business, Money & Economy

A look at what might happen if South Africa is ‘junked’ in two weeks’ time   –  Ramaphoria’ may be present in politics, but with South Africa’s business confidence falling on Wednesday to rock-bottom lows, 

It will take years to rebuild trust in SA, but we’re on our way – deputy SARB governor   –  It will take years to rebuild trust in South Africa, but the country is moving in the right direction, deputy governor of the SA Reserve Bank Kuben Naidoo

Making a dent in SA’s unemployment crisis   –  The job creation initiative has created more than 3 000 work opportunities since its start nearly five months ago.

International News

Brexit: MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit  –  MPs will vote on Thursday on delaying Brexit after they rejected the idea of leaving the EU without a deal.

Boeing grounds entire global fleet of MAX 737 8s and 9s after Ethiopia crash   –  The move comes after Donald Trump ordered the jets to be barred from US airspace after other countries issued similar bans.

Australian man blocks arrow shot with mobile phone   –  Mobile phones truly can be life savers – especially, it seems, when an arrow is hurtling towards you.


Proteas: All too easy again, BUT …   –  There’s a fair case to be made for saying South Africa might go into the World Cup a little underdone, given the near-pathetic calibre, frankly, of the Sri Lankan team 

SUPER RUGBY, ROUND FOUR – PART ONE   – CRUNCH TIME: The word ‘desperate’ would be synonymous with a couple of the teams in Friday’s matches.


Facebook suffers the most severe outage in its history   –  Facebook is suffering the most severe outage in its history, with key services rendered unusable for users globally for much of Wednesday.

Deep Ocean Live daily blog:

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