23rd January

Local News

The Number 1 Jack Nicklaus course in Africa! – St Francis Links now rated number 5 in South Africa

Forward Santareme 2020  –  Residents look at the next step for the greater Santareme area

Shop robbed by armed men in Humansdorp  –  Police arrested a 21 year old man within a few hours after a business robbery in Humansdorp on 21 January 2020.

Eastern Cape

Critical Bay water supply: questions the municipality won’t answer  –  Questions on the water supply issue in Nelson Mandela Bay have been sent to the municipality on three separate occasions since August, but no response has been received to date.

Sufficiency should underpin new oceans management model  –  The new oceans economy should be driven by a global redistribution of natural resources and a move away from the chimera of economic growth to a fresh new “sufficiency” narrative.

Makana municipality to appeal against ‘administration’ judgment  – Mayor says municipality has improved and wants dissolution overturned

Beware ATM’s during Load Shedding

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Ramzi Boukhiam Wins the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Boukhiam defeated Weslley Dantas in the Final of the QS5000 in Fernando de Noronha,...

Excitement Mounts As Wine Estates Confirmed For Wine On Water Festival Brought To You By Investec

St Francis Bay – Sales have been brisk for the inaugural Wine on Water festival in St...

Mountain Biking One Of The Most Remote Islands On Earth

Andre Hogo and Darren Peens from St Francis Bay recently embarked on a trip to St...

CT Athletes Dominate on Day 3 of the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Yago Dora, Filipe Toledo and Jadson André all had commanding performances at the...

Fire Risk Reduction Initiative – Part Two

Part Two of the St Francis Property Owners Fire Risk Reduction Initiative following from last...

Top Seeds Add Excitement to the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Filipe Toledo (BRA) and other elite surfers take charge at the QS 5,000 in exotic...

Pathway From CBD To Sea Vista Complete

The pathway that links the St Francis Central Business District to Sea Vista is...

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge – Nazaré, Portugal

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge Pres. By Jogos Santa Casa Celebrates High-Performance Big...

Bathers caught in rip at Plettenberg Bay

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated on Monday morning following reports of...

South Africa & African Continent

Malema was ‘panicked’ that it could have been his son in the river  –  The EFF leader has vowed to seek justice for drowned high school boy Enock Mpianzi.

Teacher wounded after shooting at Durban primary school  –  A teacher was wounded on Wednesday when gunmen posing as parents opened fire at a Durban school. 

Mpianzi probe: ‘We are giving input with honesty and courage’ –  Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi will be laying charges against the school in the next 48 hours. 

Eskom

Gordhan: You are paying 4 times more for electricity because of stealing at Medupi and Kusile  –  South Africans are paying up to four times more for electricity to finance stealing and cost overruns at the Medupi and Kusile power stations.

SA Airways

SAA business rescue adds to SA Express financial woes – court papers  –  The fact that national carrier SAA has been placed in business rescue is risking the viability of another state-owned airline, SA Express

#ZondoCommission

Mrwebi ‘quashed criminal charges against ANC top officials involved in R144m corruption case’  –  Details of how advocate Lawrence Mrwebi, then national head of the NPA’s Special Commercial Crimes Unit, quashed charges involving top KwaZulu-Natal ANC officials. 

Courts

When the rich buy indemnity, justice is denied  – How much discretion does a prosecutor have to decline to prosecute? Is mediation always a good thing? Is there sometimes an obligation to prosecute?

Politics

ANC kisses #RET campaign goodbye, affirms economic growth as priority  –  The fightback faction failed to muster any support at the governing party’s meetings to kick off the political year at the weekend.

We will ‘strengthen BEE’ and move forward with expropriating land – Magashule  –  The ANC wants to ‘de-racialise our towns and cities and transform apartheid era spacial patterns’, its secretary general said.

Business, Money & The Economy

Investors can’t trust what they think they know about the rand –  The currency is rarely what it seems..By the end of 2018, the rand had lost 54% against the dollar in just eight years

My BroadbandTelkom blames Vodacom and MTN for its problems – Here is the truth  –  Telkom is planning to retrench as many as 6,000 employees in 2020 and recently commenced a consultation process with organised labour regarding the staff cuts.

South African salaries in 2020: what professionals earn  –  Specialist recruitment firm Michael Page has published its latest salary guide, showing what skilled professionals in 185 different jobs in South Africa can expect to earn in 2020.

Coronavirus:

China to bar 11m residents from leaving city at centre of outbreak  –  Government unveils new countermeasures as country prepares for lunar new year as death toll doubles to 17

Australia bushfires: brown rain falls in Melbourne as temperatures soar and fires flare in NSW  –  Melbourne is coated in brown dust after 25-35mm of rain arrived loaded with dust from the north of Victoria

Harvey Weinstein trial:

Defence hits back after graphic prosecution claims  –  The trial of ex-movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has begun in earnest in New York with graphic prosecution statements on his alleged crimes.

Australian Open

Australian Open 2020 Day 4: Tennis world stunned by ‘filthy’ Melbourne Park’, Kyrgios’ surprise bonus

Rugby

Revealed: How Saracens broke rugby’s salary cap rules  –  Sky News reveals the exact details of salary cap breaches which led to an unprecedented punishment in British sport for Saracens.

The Royals

Porn site offers Meghan Markle a job – but it’s not what you think  –  Since ditching their senior roles in the British royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received “job offers” from all corners of the globe.

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Climate Change

Climate Change s a reality in spite of what some leaders believe. We will add to the collection of information so you too can follow what is being done, or not being done to try and arrest the effects of Climate Change

TODAY 23 January

South African student embarks on #FridaysForFuture climate strike

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