St Francis Today

Thursday 7th November

St Francis & Kouga News

Santa says –  SA, SA, SA!  –  Wherever you were and whoever you were with, it had to be one for the memory books. I will never question the value of a good scrum; I will cherish the nearly flawless game plan and I will remember the spirit of the nation.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Shop worker pepper-sprayed during robbery  –  A Central cashier was attacked on Tuesday night by a lone robber who pepper-sprayed him in the face.

Pharmacy robbed in PE’s Cape Road  –  Spokesperson Warrant Officer Alwin Labans says staff were held up just before 10 pm by four men wearing balaclavas

Surfing

Corona Open J-Bay confirmed for 2020 WSL Championship Tour in July next year  –  The World Surf League (WSL) today released its 2020 Championship Tour calendar, taking the world’s best surfers to the most high-performing and exotic locations on the planet

National & African New

Judge sends convicted racist Vicki Momberg back to jail  –  Convicted racist and former real estate agent Vicki Momberg will spend the night behind bars.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘I was raped at 17 and I’m not the only one’ – man tracks sexual abuser in podcast    Deon Wiggett, in a series of podcasts co-published by News24, recounts a chilling story of how he and other boys were sexually molested more than 20 years ago

Police nab 11 alleged cash-in-transit robbers near Cape Town  –  “Two groups of people were intercepted while travelling in two vehicles on the N1, near Paarl, towards Cape Town,” said the police in a statement.

Nothing wrong with airing interview with rapist Ninow’s mom: BCCSA   –   The interview with Chantelle Ninow, which was aired on October 27, reportedly garnered complaints from 550 people.

LOOK: Zimbabwe’s severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife  –  Weak from hunger and thirst, the elephant struggled to reach a pool of water in this African wildlife reserve.

#ZondoCommission

Zuma lied to the judge about my removal, says ex-GCIS head Themba Maseko  –  Former head of the Government Communication and Information System Themba Maseko has contradicted evidence given to the Zondo Commission by former president Jacob Zuma in July.

Jimmy Manyi to Zondo: ‘I was a pawn in the process’  –  Mzwanele ‘Jimmy’ Manyi is never one to shy away from a fight, and on Wednesday he put up a fierce one at the Zondo commission.

Public Prosecutor

Mkhwebane to release second Vrede dairy farm report ‘soon’  –  She said she had completed her interviews with all the politicians allegedly involved, including those at national level and among the ANC’s top brass.

Land Expropriation

Expropriation without compensation: This is how the Constitution could be amended  –  There are currently three proposals on how to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation of land without compensation – two from Parliament’s legal unit and one from the EFF.

Politics

EFF will be first party to name our private funders – Ndlozi  –  The EFF spokesperson issues a ‘recommendation’ to SA business not to ‘choose one horse in a political race’.

Business, Money & The Economy

Cyril Ramaphosa secures R200bn in investment pledges for SA  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for investment availed a combined  $13.5 billion (R200 billion) to be ploughed into the country’s stagnant economy.

How the state capture project washed up on Capitec’s door  –  A judgment handed down on Tuesday doesn’t read well for the bank.

International

Top US diplomat observed clear Trump-Ukraine quid pro quo, testimony reveals  –  US officials said Trump would not ‘sign a check’ for military aid without investigation into Joe Biden, Bill Taylor tells inquiry

Sport

Boks’ Beast calls it a Day  –  World Cup-winning Springbok legend Tendai Mtawarira has announced his retirement from the international game.

Soweto to welcome world champion Boks, a team they once hated  –  A national tour by Rugby World Cup winners the Springboks begins on Thursday and one of the first stops will be Soweto, a township where they were once hated.

This & That

‘Astonishing’ fossil ape discovery revealed  –  Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how and when walking on two legs evolved.

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Sydney Surf Pro to Kick-Start Inaugural WSL Challenger Series Season

SYDNEY, NSW / AUS (Friday, November 15, 2019) - The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that Sydney will stage the first-ever WSL Challenger Series event next March. The Sydney Surf Pro will be the biggest professional...

All Eyes On Beyrick De Vries At The Vans Triple Crown In Hawaii

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii – The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) is underway in Hawaii, and there is much interest in Durban surfer Beyrick De Vries competing in the series of events. The VTCS takes place on the 7-Mile Miracle that...

Kouga Traffic to offer free roadworthies

Kouga Municipality will be helping locals arrive safely at their holiday destinations this festive season.“Our Traffic Department will once again be offering motorists free roadworthy checks on their vehicles this December,” said Kouga...

New TLBs move service delivery up a gear

Service delivery is set to move up a gear following the addition of seven new TLBs to Kouga Municipality’s fleet.The TLBs, short for “tractor-loader-backhoes”, were purchased at a cost of R8,2-million from the municipality’s capital...

Matrics armed and ready for last exams

Local matriculants are armed and ready to tackle their last remaining exam papers.  Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman and Kouga Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) chairman Siyabonga Tambo visited Lungiso and Humansdorp Secondary last week...

ABC Makes Waves with ‘Ultimate Surfer’

LOS ANGELES, CA/USA (Wednesday, November 13, 2019): ABC today announced the network pickup of new competition series “Ultimate Surfer.” The eight-episode series will gather some of the world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and...

St Francis Pharmacy closing at midday

NOTICETo facilitate the extensive changes being made the pharmacy will be closing from 12 noon today (Wednesday 13th) and will reopen Thursday  (14th) morning at 08:30. The closure is to facilitate the extensive changes being made to...

Coastal Management Plan

Coastal Management Plan available for commentThe draft proposal Coastal Management Plan for the Sarah Baartman District Municipality can be accessed on the Kouga municipal website...

Rotary Club of St Francis 

District 9370 District Governor Jaco Stander with Rotary Club of St Francis' Charter President, Santa ZeissSaturday 9th November marked the occasion of the Charter of the Rotary Club of St Francis - formerly the Rotary Satellite Club St...

It is time take the situation seriously

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has issued an alert over the critical water levels Impofu Dam specifically to residents from St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay and HumansdorpThe Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is...

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