Tuesday 1st October
St Francis & Kouga News
Good rains but dams have shown little improvement – The dam level are expected to improve after good rains over the weekend and yesterday but the latest dam reading taken yesterday, 30th September, show no improvement
DA celebrates Heritage Month in Kouga – Great fun was had in Jeffreys Bay on Saturday when the DA held a bowls day at the local bowling club.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Ship transporting 60,000 sheep on journey of death gets ‘clean bill of health’ – The sheep are doomed to spend three weeks at sea in squalid conditions should a live export permit be granted, and many will not make it out alive.
Gift of the Givers to intervene in Graaff-Reinet water crisis – Gift of the Givers on Monday said they would be sending three ‘superlinks’ laden with water, three water tankers, a drilling machine ….. to the Nqweba Dam near Graaff-Reinety.
Patient, officials quarantined amid Despatch ‘nightmare bacteria’ scare – A patient at Nelson Mandela Bay’s Cuyler Hospital was placed under quarantine on Monday morning following concerns that the patient with a deadly superbug infection had been admitted.
Man dead after allegedly being attacked by dogs in Port Elizabeth – Police in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape have opened an inquest docket after the body of a 48-year-old man was found mauled, reportedly with multiple dog bites.
National & African News
Zimbabwe bans mobile cash payouts in bid to tackle cash crunch – Inflation soared to nearly 300 percent in August spurred mainly by a collapsing currency, according to the International Monetary Fund.
WATCH | Snakes alive: Durban family finds second slithery visitor on property in under 3 months – Months after finding a black mamba on their property, they were surprised by the discovery of a second one.
Famine, fuel price spikes, dry taps and data hikes: Just another day in Zimbabwe – It’s not pleasant to begin the week on bad news, but Zimbabweans are getting accustomed to it.
South Africa owes those who paid a great personal price for fighting against State Capture – The capture and subversion of the South African criminal justice cluster sits at the stone heart of the State Capture
Munusamy claims ‘sinister spin’ over BMW deal – Suspended Sunday Times associate editor of analysis and former Daily Maverick associate editor Ranjeni Munusamy has slammed claims she was “effectively” a spook.
Bheki Cele rubbishes ‘assumptions’ he took bribe to protect ‘corrupt’ official – Police minister Bheki Cele said on Monday that he would not respond to “assumptions” following testimony at the state capture commission implicating him in alleged bribery.
Red Alert! Red Alert! SACP discusses the unspeakable – The SA Communist Party has said publicly that it’s considering challenging the ANC for power in certain councils in 2020’s local elections.
Minister Pravin Gordhan loses court battle against EFF – Pravin Gordhan has moved to downplay the dismissal of his application to have the IGI’s SARS rogue unit report excluded from the EFF’s defence
Patricia de Lille’s sister resigns from ministry job amid nepotism claims – Public works and infrastructure minister Patricia de Lille’s sister, Cynthia Jeffreys, resigned from her job in the ministry just 11 weeks after her appointment.
Business, Money & The Economy
Private healthcare market is ‘failing consumers’ – CompCom – Members pay high prices that aren’t matched by a demonstrated improvement in health outcomes: report.
China National Day: Xi Jinping says ‘no force can shake this great nation’ – live – Ceremony in Beijing to mark 70 years of Communist party rule could be overshadowed by unrest that has roiled Hong Kong for 17 weeks
315 billion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica – The Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica has just produced its biggest iceberg in more than 50 years.