Thursday 4 August

Low 1:18AM 0.57m
High 7:18AM 1.57m
Low 1:25PM 0.52m
High 7:51PM 1.64m

LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

FOSTER Clean Up And Maintenance Update It’s hard to believe that we have had two Saturdays with the same foul weather in a row and now possibly a third one this Saturday, August 6th.

Wildside TV Screen Advertising August Blitz – If you want your business to be seen in St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis, hook into our current special on the new and revamped Screen Marketing set-up.

Puzzle Page Gets Record Number – It’s a puzzle in itself why everyone is going here, but the traffic keeps coming. There’s no nudity.

REGIONAL:

Vigilant WhatsApp group assists in swift arrest of brazen vandalsThree people caught on cell phone footage casually milling on a Gqeberha off-ramp while one of them removed pieces of aluminium piping, have been arrested.

Employment Opportunity:

St Francis Medical is looking for a Medical Receptionist

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Eskom rescue plan hits first roadblock — Legal action against 3,000MW gas power plantGroundWork — a non-profit environmental justice organisation — has asked the high court to halt the authorisation of Eskom’s plan to build a 3,000MW gas power plant in Richard’s Bay.

ENERGY:

Eskom ramps up load shedding pain to Stage 4 on ThursdayStage 4 load shedding from 4pm to midnight on Thursday, Stage 2 between 5am and 4pm.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

Elon Musk’s friends say Twitter targeting them in ‘giant harassing fishing expedition’The social media company suspects “that behind the scenes” Elon Musk has “been conspiring to blow the whole thing up,” according to one expert’s analysis.

SPORT:

The day Annemie Landmeters swam across False BayA legend of a swimmer tells a legend of a tale about the first successful False Bay crossing, back in 1989.

Nearly 150 new houses and major renovations are underway in St Francis Bay! 

Three adjacent houses being built opposite the canal harbour and Greek Taverna - 5 August 2022 -- 147 houses and major renovations were counted...

FOSTER thanks all those involved in the Coastal Clean Up on Saturday

Despite the earlier predictions, Saturday morning turned out to be a balmy winter's day ideal for cleaning the litter off our coastline in and...

Golden Oldie Santa Shoebox Project

The Rotary Club of St Francis is proud to be working alongside the Policlinic Pharmacy and J-Bay Trauma Support Centre on the Golden Oldies Santa...

Photo Of The Day – Muizenberg

A glorious photo of the Muizenberg Bathing Boxes. Photographer Thomas Lipke

POLITICS:

Dali Mpofu claims SMS sent to witness as attempt to ‘shake’ his belief in Busisiwe Mkhwebane At the impeachment inquiry into the embattled, suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the focus shifted to an SMS that was presented by evidence leaders.

CRIME & CORRUPTION:

Bain banned from receiving UK government contracts for three years over State Capture work in South Africa – British cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has acted against Bain on the urging of anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Hain.

ENTERTAINMENT:

Bullet Train: Brad Pitt film goes off the rails, critics sayCritics mostly wanted to get off the Bullet Train, with many saying Brad Pitt’s new movie goes off the rails.

BUSINESS:

Crypto investors face a minefield of taxesSouth African Revenue Service (SARS) is looking at how to tax all possible crypto activities.

ENVIRONMENT:

‘Grotesque greed’: immoral fossil fuel profits must be taxed, says UN chiefAntónio Guterres urges governments to introduce windfall levies and use money to support vulnerable people.

TRAVEL:

Jamaica wants Southern African touristsThe Jamaican Government is reportedly seeking to partner with southern African countries to diversify and expand its source markets beyond traditional locations such as the US and UK, which is irie. 

INTERNATIONAL:

French sailor survives 16 hours in capsized boat in AtlanticA 62-year-old French man survived for 16 hours at sea by using an air bubble inside his boat after it capsized.