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Thursday 15th October

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

Tests Conducted – 4 318 514 |  Positive Cases – 685155  |  Recoveries – 618127  |  Deaths – 17248

Wildflower Chase 2020 St Francis Field

A report by Colleen SmithThe lockdown, because of Covid-19, called into question whether we hold a Wildflower Chase this year or not. Dave Bowmer and I discussed it – there was no...

Manoa Robb Wins Monster Combo Round 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7qwgkpf8WQ&feature=youtu.beIt is a big congratulations to Manoa Robb, the official Round 1 winner of the Monster Combo. Manoa's efforts see him win a...

Rotarians donate life saving equipment to St Francis community

The Rotary Club of St Francis officially presented a Defibrilator and Holter to the community of St Francis last week. The equipment is to be held at Dr Jean Malan’s medical practice at...

A busy weekend for NSRI on southern coastline

NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew were activated on Saturday afternoon following a request for assistance from a fisherman on a fishing sea kayak who reported to NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations...

Bush-clearing to help keep Humansdorp safe

Major bush-clearing is under way at Humansdorp in a joint effort to keep Kouga communities safe from crime.Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said about 60 men and women from...

World Food Day 2020 – 16th October

World Food Day 2020: Sustainable seafood links ocean health with people’s lives and platesFood insecurity is a reality for many South Africans with nearly half of the nation’s households...

Swart Maandag (Black Monday) Drive

PRESS RELEASEThe organizers of the Swart Maandag (Black Monday) peaceful protest drive based in the beautiful town of Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape would like to inform you of the...

Warning to estate agents

Estate agents are reminded that it is illegal for the municipality to supply them with the details of property owners in the region.Kouga Finance Portfolio Councillor, Brenton Williams,...

Good rain, but dam levels remain low

Kouga residents and businesses have been urged to continue using water sparingly.“Some much-needed rain has fallen in the catchment areas, but not enough to make a significant difference...

Africa’s First Adaptive Learning Online High School Launches

PRESS RELEASEPrestigious, independent school, Bridge House and award-winning EdTech company, Digemy, have joined forces to create ConnectEd - the first Independent Examinations Board...

LOCAL:

Good rain, but dam levels remain low  –  Kouga residents and businesses have been urged to continue using water sparingly.

St Francis Property Owners (SFPO) Newsletter October 2020.  –  Did you know the SFPO consists of two separate organisations, the SFPO NPC, a non-profit company set up to administer the Special Ratings Area (SRA).with the SFPO being the ‘ratepayers association’ for St Francis Bay

Swart Maandag (Black Monday) Drive  –  The village of Jeffreys Bay is supported by our farming community, as that is where they shop. We, in turn, support our farming community The village of Jeffreys Bay is supported by our farming community, as that is where they shop. We, in turn, support our farming community 

Warning to estate agents  –  Estate agents are reminded that it is illegal for the municipality to supply them with the details of property owners in the region.

PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:

Nelson Mandela Bay council a hindrance to economic growth, says Muir  –  The coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay does not inspire business confidence but instead is a hindrance to economic growth.

 

COVID-19:

Timeslive1,800 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours  –  SA recorded 1,877 new Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Wednesday.

NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:

BusinesstechDlamini-Zuma extends South Africa’s national state of disaster  –  Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has extended the national state of disaster by another month.

SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:

BusinesstechSouth Africa to get new number plate system   –  Transport director-general Alec Moemi says that government plans to introduce new motor vehicle licence plates as part of the country’s new road rules.

Charl Kinnear murder trial will expose the extent of the rot in the SAPS  –  Police sirens and screeching tyres marked the arrival at the Bishop Lavis Magistrates’ Court of murder accused Zane Killian, 

The CitizenWe are fragile at borders, we could be bombed at any time – Parliament hears  –  The briefing came in the wake of the Beitbridge border fence fiasco.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:

BizNewsHerman Mashaba: My 8-step plan to tackle SA economic recovery  –  Earlier this year, entrepreneur-turned-politician Herman Mashaba launched his new political party – ActionSA.

Timeslive‘It’s not a vote against Helen’: Phumzile Van Damme endorses Gauteng leader for federal council chair  –  DA shadow minister of communications Phumzile Van Damme has endorsed Mike Moriarty for the position of chairperson of the party’s federal council.

CORRUPTION:

Daily MaverickR200m later – how SA’s top cops captured police supply chain management for personal financial gain  –  The indictment in the State v 15 others sets out in detail how acting National Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane and Deputy National Commissioner Bonang Mgwenya captured the SAPS supply chain

The CitizenFormer Bosasa boss Angelo Agrizzi denied bail   –  The state argues that accused who faces fraud and corruption charges is a flight risk.

JUDICIARY:

Daily MaverickJudge Mushtak Parker faces suspension for gross misconduct  –   The Judicial Service Commission says it ‘will advise the President that it would be desirable for the President to suspend Judge Parker in terms of section 177(3) of the Constitution’.

ZONDO COMMISION:

Daily MaverickZuma ordered disgraced Siyabonga Gama’s ‘reinstatement’ as Transnet CEO  –   Another day’s evidence, another damning allegation against Jacob Zuma.

FARM MURDERS:

TimesliveSenekal businessman accused of violent protest appeals bail denial  –  Lawyers for Senekal businessman Andre Pienaar have filed a notice of appeal to have their client released on bail.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

My BroadbandOnline shopping showdown – Big surprise from Makro  –  Makro has performed surprisingly well in MyBroadband’s latest online shopping comparison.

Maverick LifeThe VR headset that could take virtual reality mainstream  –   Mark Zuckerberg and his team are imagining a more immersive ‘physically distant’ future for you, with Facebook at the helm.

BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:

money web

Four more things to watch out for in the medium-term budget  –  Debt, policy uncertainty, structural reforms and SA’s sovereign rating

Crypto: The hype, the profits, the fundamental challenge  –  The need for regulation – and 10 red flags to look out for in the meantime.

SA AIRWAYS:

Independent On LineIMF cautions SA government about SAA loan  –  The International Monetary Fund has warned the government to weigh funding for struggling parastatals like SAA against the need for spending to stimulate growth and alleviate poverty.

EDUCATION:

Africa’s First Adaptive Learning Online High School Launches  –  Prestigious, independent school, Bridge House and award-winning EdTech company, Digemy, have joined forces to create ConnectEd 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

The GuardianThailand uses emergency decree to ban gatherings after Bangkok protests  – Protest leaders arrested and publication of news that could harm national security banned as authorities crack down on dissent

US ELECTION 2020:

TThe Guardianrump and Biden offer starkly different visions of US role in world  –  The world is anxiously watching the election, with the candidates far apart on issues such as the climate crisis and nuclear weapons

SCIENCE:

BBC newsGlitter litter ‘could be damaging rivers’  –  Scientists have found evidence that glitter used in cosmetics and body paint may harm rivers and lakes.

SPORT:

Independent On LineLoaded field in Las Vegas for CJ Cup as Masters looms  –  Defending champion Justin Thomas returns to action at this week’s CJ Cup in Las Vegas where four of the world’s top six players head an elite field warming up for next month’s Masters.

REVEALED: THE BOKS’ RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP ALTERNATIVE  –  South African Rugby is in a race against time to come up with some answers for their SANZAAR partners.

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