Thursday 3rd October

St Francis & Kouga News

Hundreds of driver’s licences ready for collection  –  Hundreds of driver’s licence cards are awaiting collection at Kouga Municipality’s Traffic Department in Humansdorp.

International delegates head to Kouga for climate talks  –  T’s all systems go for the first international climate change partnership to be hosted in the Kouga region.

Kouga Municipality strengthens its frontline  –  KOUGA Municipality is strengthening its frontline to improve its responsiveness to residents.

Charl shares his stories from the Solheim Cup!  –  Norman Pretorius was injured so, as the SA Captain, he rallied his team by moving from match to match as a “cheerleader” on Sunday. 

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Speed marketing promotes tourism  –  SOUTH African Tourism will bring 20 inbound tour operators to Tsitsikamma from Thursday, October 3 to Friday, October 4.

Four killed in horror Eastern Cape taxi crash  –  Four people died and seven others sustained injuries in an accident on Wednesday morning involving a minibus taxi in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape. 

Knysna Mayor ousted following vote of no confidence  –  Embattled Knysna Mayor Mark Willemse says he will be seeking an urgent court interdict to overturn a Democratic Alliance decision to refuse his application to be re-admitted as a member of the party.

Surfing

Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro France Welcomes WSL Championship Tour to Europe –  The world’s best surfers have arrived in the Southwest of France as they prepare for the start of the World Surf League Championship Tour’s European leg

 

Chained Tortoises investigated by SPCA Assisi in Sea Vista

SPCA Assisi received information that tortoises were being kept on chains in St Francis Township. Inspector Tany Keyzer went to investigate.On Tuesday, 01 October 2019, Inspector Tanya Keyzer consulted with Adriaan le Roux, Nature...

Operation Save Escaped Elephant From Being Killed

Mount Camdeboo orchestrates specialist translocation operation to save escaped elephant from being killedAn African elephant bull that escaped an Eastern Cape game reserve for a second time in recent weeks was on Thursday set to be...

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Project:

Sea Rescue presented the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban last week.NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew...

One fatality and three survivors after boat capsizes

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Noordhoek on Saturday morning .NSRI rescue swimmers in a sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, the EMS Aeromed 3 helicopter, Gardmed...

Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Is On A Mission

Donkey Bay – Cape Town big wave surfer Matt Bromley recently had an epic trip to Donkey Bay in Namibia, and scored some epic waves at this elusive, world-class destination. The waves weren’t as big or as heavy as first expected, but...

Major milestone for St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group

A major milestone was achieved last week when the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group SFDVG) handed over safety wear and equipment to volunteers who had also undergone training provided by municipal services. The essential equipment has...

New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum

A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter, a St Francis Property Owner (SFPO) committee member is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.Truter is the SFPO ...

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated yesterday (Thursday 10th October) following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartkops River Mouth, Port Elizabeth.THree  local male teenagers were reported to be swimming when they were...

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us

Cape St Francis  - Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time! St Francis Bay loves a good party, and what better way than to celebrate with beer! The annual St Francis Oktoberfest...

Semifinalists Set at the Roxy Pro France

SEIGNOSSE / HOSSEGOR / CAPBRETON, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France (Tuesday, October 8, 2019) - The Roxy Pro France resumed yesterday and completed the Quarterfinals in excellent, six foot plus waves on the outside peak of La Nord to...

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Royal Visit

PICS, VIDEO: Ramaphosa meets with Harry and Meghan  –  The royal couple are wrapping up their South African tour with a visit to the Presidency in Pretoria.

WATCH: Meghan shares the secret to changing the world – that she learned from a woman in Bo-Kaap – as she says goodbye to South Africa 

National & African News

Ramaphosa’s $11bn climate fund, or, how the smart money could turn Mpumalanga into the envy of the world  –  In a nation that’s become used to operating in the shadows, sometimes even the mention of sunlight can be met with disbelief.

SAA flight attendants arrested in Hong Kong on drug trafficking charges  –  Two South African Airways (SAA) flight attendants were arrested in Hong Kong after allegedly smuggling drugs worth R45m into the Chinese territory.

SA Tourism: Why are whistleblower allegations still a secret?  –  Suspended CEO faces internal inquiry following forensic investigation as several board members resign.

Taxi drivers drive fear into the hearts of Uber drivers  –  “First, I was hijacked at gunpoint, then a week later a taxi guy tells me he’s going to impound my car,” says Uber driver Tawonga Chifamba

#ZondoCommision

‘I am sorry for my actions’ – tearful Crime Intelligence whistleblower tells the Zondo commission  –  A tearful whistleblower into the alleged looting of the Secret Service Account (SSA) within Crime Intelligence (CI) has apologised for hos role

Moyane versus Gordhan…again : A question of motive and malice  –  he broil between former tax boss Tom Moyane and the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, continued at the Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of State Capture

Public Protector

Bathabile Dlamini must be held to account, says DA after PP report  –  The Democratic Alliance (DA) has said that former minister of social development, Bathabile Dlamini, still has a case to answer 

 

Politics

Zuma cost taxpayers less than two former presidents  –  Former president Kgalema Motlanthe racked up the largest bill at just under R17 million.

Tshwane mayor orders fuel tender probe over alleged Malema kickbacks  –  Malema and the EFF are accused of taking kickbacks for contracts in Tshwane, where they played kingmaker after the 2016 municipal elections.

Business, Money & The Economy

We will do better, SARS promises  –  SARS is working on modernising and addressing skills shortages. Its previous modernisation programme was halted by Moyane in 2014,

International

We’re not fooling around’: Pelosi and Schiff stand firm as Trump fumes –  Democratic pair say impeachment inquiry will not be slowed

Brexit

New UK plan for Northern Ireland to stay in single market  –  The government has delivered its new Brexit proposals to the EU, including plans to replace the Irish backstop.

Sport

Etzebeth Should Return Home ‘NOW’  –  The South African Human Rights Commission confirmed on Wednesday that they will institute legal proceedings against Etzebeth.

Relentless India pummel Proteas  –  Two sessions of unrelenting toil for South Africa’s bowlers went unrewarded before rain washed out the final session as India reached a commanding total of 202 without loss 

Carnivore Delight?

Is red meat back on the menu?  –  A controversial study says cutting down on sausages, mince, steak and all other forms of red or processed meat is a waste of time for most people.

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