Thursday 19th March

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Local News

Soap Drive for the Informal Settlement  –   A drive to assist the less fortunate apply the basics to stop the spread of Covid-19

A Poem to ponder – What a Year this Week has been – Be encouraged 

Stricter water controls mooted as dams start running dry  –  Stricter water restrictions could come into effect soon as the levels of Kouga’s supply dams continue to plummet.

Telephone and electronic contact urged as municipality restricts access to buildings  –  In line with national safety precautions against the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 Kouga Municipality would like to discourage residents from visiting municipal buildings.

PE, East Cape & Southern Coast

Tourists advised to postpone trips to Eastern Cape  –  The Eastern Cape Park’s and Tourism Agency has asked those who have booked into tourism establishments to postpone their trips

Suspect shot after high-speed chase in PE  –  A high-speed chase and shootout between police and suspects ended with one suspect dead and another arrested in Port Elizabeth

A Call for Food Parcels

A DONATION OF R200 WILL BUY ONE FOOD PARCEL AND 100% OF ALL...

Kouga Service Emergency Numbers

CONTACT THE KOUGA CALL CENTRE FOR SERVICE EMERGENCIES DURING...

Draft budget and IDP adopted

Kouga Municipality’s draft Integrated Development Plan (IDP)...

7 000 Soaps Distributed – More Needed!

Almost 7 000 households across Kouga were armed with soap and...

NSRI Durban assist Queen Mary 2

 NSRI Durban duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Alick...

ESSENTIAL MUNICIPAL SERVICES TO CONTINUE DURING LOCKDOWN

ESSENTIAL service delivery will continue across Kouga during...

No controlled burns allowed during lockdown

Approval has been withdrawn for all controlled burns until...

Water rationing to Hankey and Patensie lifted for Covid-19 lockdown

Water rationing to Hankey and Patensie will be lifted...

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: –  STATEMENT BY KOUGA EXECUTIVE MAYOR HORATIO HENDRICKS

The Kouga Council is in full support of the 21-day lockdown...

Kouga Municipality notice on restrictions on local public facilities

Quick reference to measures in place to contain the spread of...

Coronavirus

Daily MaverickCORONAVIRUS: DAILY DIGEST #2  –  South Africa adjusts to a pandemic

 

defend truthCovid-19 State of Disaster vs State of Emergency: What’s the difference?  –  The decision to declare a national State of Disaster came at Sunday’s Cabinet meeting that, Daily Maverick is told, also seriously considered a State of Emergency.

News24Jail time for coronavirus fake news, bars must close at 18:00 and beware coronavirus cyber attacks  –  The total number of positive coronavirus cases in the country rose to 116 as of Wednesday. – Here are our top stories for the day:

Fin24All bars, shebeens and some restaurants must close at 18:00 under strict new state rules  –  With immediate effect, all establishments – including bars, clubs, shebeens and restaurants must close at 18:00 ….

defend truthCORONAVIRUS OP-ED  –  A time for strategic leadership as the world faces an unprecedented crisis 

 

State Capture

Daily MaverickThe Estina Dairy Project’s Banks – Part One  – The infamous Estina Vrede Dairy Project was supposed to direct public funds to ‘empower’ indigent Free State farmers and develop local agriculture. 

Eskom

Fin24Your questions answered: Yes, Eskom has a coronavirus plan  –  While businesses, learning institutions and event organisers brace for Covid-19, power utility Eskom says it also has an action plan.

Courts

News24High Court to hear application to have Dutch arms dealer Kouwenhoven deported  –  Augustinus Petrus Kouwenhoven, 75, is wanted in the Netherlands, where he faces a 19-year jail sentence for crimes against humanity

Politics

Daily MaverickSudden recall of China’s ambassador to SA raises questions, offers few answers  – Outspoken ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, has been ordered back to Beijing next week,

The CitizenWe don’t respond to EFF actions – FW de Klerk Foundation  –  This comes after the EFF’s Marshall Dlamini laid charges of hate speech against De Klerk at the Cape Town Police Station on Sunday.

Business, Money & The Economy

Business MaverickRIP: Tito Mboweni’s 2020/21 Budget, gone the way of the dodo  –  Is Covid-19 an ‘extinction-level event’? Well, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2020/21 Budget has now gone the way of the dodo and the dinosaurs. It can officially be declared extinct.

The CitizenWorld markets tumble as recession fears eclipse stimulus  –  Global stock and oil markets plunged on Wednesday, as vast stimulus measures failed to offset heightened concerns that the worsening coronavirus outbreak will tip the world into a deep downturn,

BusinesstechRand hits over R17 to the dollar as it faces weakest close on record  –  South Africa’s rand breached its weakest closing level on record on Wednesday as investors priced in the probability of a central-bank rate cut amid the global risk sell-off.

money webHow the economy could emerge stronger from Covid-19  –  If South Africa doesn’t waste a good crisis

International News

BBC newsItaly coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day  –  The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 – the biggest increase since the outbreak.

Technology

My BroadbandWe clearly state the limits of our unlimited data products – Rain CEO  –  Rain has launched a new “unlimited” 4G data product, offering subscribers a 10Mbps service with low-resolution video streaming (360p) for R479 per month.

SPORT

The CitizenOur Super Rugby XV of the season (to date)  –  It’s only seven rounds of ‘evidence’ to go on, but with the season’s resumption increasingly unlikely, we’ve determined our line-up.

Sport24South African golfer tests positive for coronavirus  –  Unheralded South African golfer Victor Lange has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the PGA Tour said in a statement on Wednesday.

GBVF

Interim body tasked with tackling gender-based violence and femicide is law unto itself  – A well-planned and coordinated response to gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in South Africa is vital to change the trajectory of the country.

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