Load Shedding today … Stage Two will be in place until at least 6:00 am tomorrow morning.
Boat capsizes off Kromme and spear fishermen have a shark encounter – a boat capsized with seven people onboard, including children, all wearing life-jackets, at the mouth of the Kromme River.
Eastern Cape Drought (& elsewhere)
Welcome rain recorded over the Eastern Cape – Let us hope for a lot more in the coming days
Rain beautiful Rain – WATCH | River flows in dry Karoo as rains bring some relief, hope – The sight of a river flowing after recent rains on Wednesday has brought a little bit of joy and relief.
Eastern Cape Crime
1 276 arrests since New Years Eve – Police Operations continued throughout the Eastern Cape this past week with members arresting over a thousand people since New Year’s eve.
NSRI – Port Elizabeth
Teenager drowned two missing off Wells Estate Beach, – PE – It appears that the two teenagers and the 20 year old man were swimming when they were caught in rip currents.
Education & Matric 2019
DA, EFF dispute 2019 matric pass rate, say real number is much lower – The EFF noted the increase of schools that achieved a 0% pass rate – up from 12 schools in 2018 to 16.
New subjects and curriculum to be piloted at South African schools – A new curriculum at South African schools to help equip learners for the developing world,
City to begin ‘enforcement operations’ against Greenmarket Square refugees – Refugee leader remains hopeful that city will provide temporary shelter
Ramaphosa hails ANC for ‘making success of party’s renewal’ – He added that the party’s leaders are fighting corruption in its ranks.
Thabo Mbeki snubs ANC January 8 celebrations, again – Mbeki last attended the January 8 festivities in 2012, when the party celebrated its centenary.
Business & Economy
And we’re off: the breakout of precious metals, oil and bitcoin – The smell of war in the Middle East being the latest trigger.
Where to for the Zondo Commission in 2020? – The Zondo commission was originally intended to complete its work in just 180 days.
Trump backs away from further military confrontation with Iran – ‘Iran appears to be standing down,’ Trump said, in an uncharacteristically sober speech following rising tensions between US and Iran
Iran plane crash
Tehran won’t give Boeing or US black boxes – Iran has said it will not hand over black box flight recorders recovered from a plane that crashed with 176 people on board to manufacturer Boeing or to the US.
Decisive Day Unfolds at Corona Open China hosted by Wanning – A slight decrease in swell still pulsed with two-to-three foot (1 – 1.5 metre), occasional plus, surf making its way for competitors to take advantage of
Adriaan Basson | Little Britain – the day Newlands became England’s home ground – We need the pounds. We need the tourism. Western Province Cricket is broke.
Prince Harry and Meghan to step back as senior royals – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they will step back as “senior” royals and work to become financially independent.
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