Thursday 20th February

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From best dressed and displayed to best dinner and entertainment  –  Valentine’s Day was celebrated with Couples Golf… Love was in the air!

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Approval has been withdrawn for all controlled burns until...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

PE, East Cape & Southern Coast

News24Ambulance, 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.

money webGautrain a big policy mistake – CompCom  –  ‘No justification in a country like South Africa for government to subsidise the middle class’.

My BroadbandWatch – 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.

Land Expropriation

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.

Legal

The CitizenJacques 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. 

State Capture

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?

SONA 2020

The CitizenCele, 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,

Book Review

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.

Politics

My Broadband“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.

International News

BBC newsHanau 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.

The GuardianDonald 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,

money webGame over for fresh food at Massmart’s biggest chain  –  It was South Africa’s leading discount retailer before its costly move into fresh food.

Coronavirus

The Guardian‘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

SPORT

Sport24Springboks 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.

Sport24McIlroy 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

Harry and Meghan’s final UK public engagements as full royals revealed  –  The couple have six more official engagements lined up before they step back from being senior royals.

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