Thursday 25th November

Low 12:16AM 0.6m
High 6:36AM 1.51m
Low 12:37PM 0.78m
High 6:39PM 1.46m

LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Cooking With Conrad Gallagher – This week Conrad reveals his recipe for his best-selling Salmon Rillette

Kromme Joint River Committee Welcome Letter and Summer GuidelinesThe Kromme Joint River Committee (KJRC) wishes to welcome all visitors and locals to the beautiful Kromme River over the holiday season. We trust that everyone will enjoy all the River offers.

Photo Of The DayWhite – water and lighthouse, by Si Cunneen

St Francis Bay Surf ReportThe east is still with us. Wind switches Sunday.

St Francis Bay Weather Report Pretty yucky weather around. Strong east.

REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)

WhatsApp predator who exposed himself to estate agents sentenced to 6 years in prisonA man from Gqeberha who sexually harassed female estate agents from across the country via WhatsApp has been sentenced to six years of direct imprisonment.

SA breaches 1,200 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours – The positivity rate — the number of new infections against the number of tests done in the same period — is also on the rise.

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Damaging winds with gusts up to 100km/h expected for the Western Cape – The western half of the Eastern Cape will be cloudy along the coast with light rain expected in Cape St Francis, otherwise partly cloudy and cool, becoming cloudy in places over interior from the evening. 

SPORT:

Proteas to continue taking the knee against Netherlands, IndiaCricket South Africa has confirmed that the Proteas will continue to take the knee before matches during the upcoming home summer season. The Proteas taking the knee was a nationally emotive issue at the recently completed T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Lewis Hamilton: ‘You have to be the smarter one’ when racing Max Verstappen for F1 titleRed Bull driver Verstappen has combined consummate skill with uncompromising aggression in a cocktail Hamilton has not faced before, at least not with this much at stake.

POLITICS:

EXCLUSIVE: Ace Magashule and Zweli Mkhize deliver eThekwini for the ANCFormer health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize’s negotiating skills have saved the ANC from losing eThekwini to the DA.

COURTS, NPA, HAWKS, CRIME & SAPS: 

Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini in court for perjury trialNgoepe found Dlamini’s answers to be far from adequate. In his report, the judge slammed her for being evasive, inconsistent and having a habit of answering a question with a question. 

Former apartheid-era Security Branch officers charged with crimes against humanityThe wheels of justice might grind exceedingly slowly, but grind they do, as two former apartheid-era Security Branch police operatives have found out.

 BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:

We tested Vodacom’s 600GB for R299 Black Friday deal — with impressive resultsAccording to the advertisement, the price was slashed from the usual R999 per month which equates to a saving of R16,800 over the contract period.

Our customers hated us — Telkom CEO“The financial performance of the company was unsustainable, we had a weak mobile business, and our staff compliment did not match our revenues,” he said.He added that “customers hated us” and that the company’s brand perception was very poor.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

North Korea to execute man for distributing copies of Squid GameA North Korean man will be executed by firing squad for distributing copies of Squid Game in the country. A high school student who bought one USB drive has been sentenced to life in prison. Six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years of hard labour.

Walk On The Wild Side with Ben Trovato – Trouble Brewing In St Francis

I once rented a house in St Francis for a few months. Not on the canals, obviously. I didn't want to be mistaken for one of those people. You know...

Photo Of The Day – 3 December 2021

Just A Feather - by Si Cunneen

Inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup Surf Event Is Happening In Switzerland!

Newsflash! Inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup Surf Event Is Happening In Switzerland!   Sion, Switzerland – Despite some minor global challenges, the...

Kouga Residents Can Submit Their Meter Readings Via Email

KOUGA residents can now submit their water and electricity meter readings on a monthly basis via email to Kouga MunicipalitKouga Finance Portfolio...

Water Crisis: Municipality To Throttle Water Supply with immediate effect

KOUGA Municipality is set to reduce water pressure to households across the region with immediate effect – to force the reduction of water...

Photo (s) Of The Day – 2 December 2021

Beachbreak Blurs by Clive Wright  

Cooking With Conrad Gallagher – This week we chat menus, meat and beef marrow truffle sauce

Welcome to our weekly food and cooking column, Cooking With Conrad Gallagher. Conrad Gallagher is a Michelin Star chef and author and is the owner...

Surfing Today with Rip Curl – Matthew McGillivray Into Round of 32 at Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger

HALEIWA, Oahu/Hawaii (Tuesday, November 29, 2021) - The World Surf League (WSL) Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger, the final stop of the...

Photo Of The Day – 1 December 2021

Dogs living their best life at Cape St Francis by Si Cunneen

Photo Of The Day – 30 November

St Francis Seal, by Si Cunneen

INTERNATIONAL:

Fresh insights into man arrested over missing Victoria campersThe Jetstar pilot arrested over the disappearance of two missing campers in Australia lived a normal life, his neighbours say.

New Swedish Prime Minister resigns hours after being voted in Her resignation follows a budget defeat in Parliament Wednesday, Sweden’s Twitter account added, with lawmakers supporting the opposition’s bill.

ENTERTAINMENT:

Hawkeye: A Marvel TV show about a superhero with impostor syndromeImpostor syndrome is when someone continually doubts their own skills.

THIS & THAT:

NFT or non-fungible token is Collins Dictionary’s word of the year  Other words on Collins’ list include Climate Anxiety, Neopronoun and Cheugy, a slang term used to describe, and dismiss, anything seen as hopelessly uncool or unfashionable.