Thursday 20th February
Stage 2 Load Shedding Today 15:00 to 17:30
From best dressed and displayed to best dinner and entertainment – Valentine’s Day was celebrated with Couples Golf… Love was in the air!
Advertorial – Don’t miss Pasta Night at Full Stop Cafe Tonight – Check out the choices from our four delicious offerings
PE, East Cape & Southern Coast
Ambulance, courier van torched in Port Elizabeth – The ambulance was torched in what appeared to be a community protest, saying police were on the scen
South Africa & African Continent
Mayday at 31,000ft revealed in investigator’s FlySafair report – Fifteen minutes after taking off from Cape Town on their way to Durban, 134 passengers heard two loud thuds.
Gautrain a big policy mistake – CompCom – ‘No justification in a country like South Africa for government to subsidise the middle class’.
Watch – Brazen Matrix Warehouse robbery in Cape Town – A video has surfaced online of a brazen robbery targeting a Matrix Warehouse store in Bellville,
6 planned laws that government has just announced for South Africa – Parliament is now set to consider a number of key pieces of legislation in the coming months.
Mike Pompeo hits out at SA land expropriation without compensation – AfriForum welcomed the US Secretary of State’s warning ‘that expropriation without compensation would be catastrophic for the South African economy and the country’s population’.
Eskom & SAA
Parliament: Eskom and SAA crises in focus once more – If the Government Employees Pension Fund were to be approached to take on R250bn of Eskom’s R450bn debt, it may just say ‘yes – if it’s ‘a good deal’.
I’m still in charge of SAA — Pravin Gordhan – SAA can be rescued — but if you were thinking about selling it, you would have to pay people to take the airline.
Jacques Pauw gives Piet Rampedi 24 hours to retract ‘molester’, ‘liar’ claims – If Rampedi doesn’t comply, Pauw ‘will launch appropriate legal proceedings against you without further notice’.
Masondo’s ex-lover demands R1m for ‘wrongful arrest’ – Decision not to prosecute raises new questions about abuse of state resources in deputy minister’s feud.
Nedbank and the Bank of Baroda — Banking on State Capture – Who laundered money for the Gupta acolytes and used the opportunity to cash in on State Capture?
Cele, DA tackle each other during Sona debate – It was the peak of irony for ‘someone who has been hobnobbing with Gavin Watson and Roux Shabangu’ to preach to the DA about legality,
A Nightingale Sang in CR Swart Square: Moe Shaik and the greatest story not yet told – Moe Shaik, a former uMkhonto weSizwe operative and intelligence boss, has opened up about his life in the shadows.
“I have never been to Switzerland. We went to Geneva” – Minister – Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has slated reports that she went to Switzerland with her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Hanau shooting: Eight dead after two attacks in Germany – Eight people are dead following two shootings at shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau.
Donald Trump ‘offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack’ – Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he would say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic party emails
Business, Money & The Economy
Municipalities can’t pay up because they’re not being paid, MPs hear – The debt owed to municipalities far outweighs the debt municipalities owe to Eskom and water boards,
Game over for fresh food at Massmart’s biggest chain – It was South Africa’s leading discount retailer before its costly move into fresh food.
‘Bali’s been through a lot’: holiday island’s tourism industry hit by coronavirus fears – Hotel bookings plummet by 40,000 in recent weeks as ban on incoming flights from China bites local businesses
Springboks set for bumper Test season in 2020 – World champions South Africa will play 13 Tests this year, starting at home to Scotland on July 4 and ending away to Wales on November 28.
McIlroy says no to Premier Golf League – World number one Rory McIlroy has rejected the idea of playing in the proposed Premier Golf League
This & That
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