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Tuesday 11th August

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

Tests Conducted – 3 267 494 |  Positive Cases – 563598 |  Recoveries – 417200  |  Deaths – 10621

Work surges ahead to protect the St Francis coastline

Kouga Municipality is surging ahead with the construction of an emergency revetment at St Francis Bay to protect municipal infrastructure and houses on the canals from the ocean.Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said the most...

The West Wind – September 22nd

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Emergency Plan for the Spit

St Francis Property Owners NPC issued the following media release with regard the recent breach on the spitThe Spit has been breached 4 times since early in April. The SFPO NPC has been monitoring the Spit over the past year, as we did...

Keep Kouga Safe Campaign Launched

Kouga has set it sights on becoming the safest municipality in South Africa to live, work and play.The Keep Kouga Safe campaign was officially launched at the first Kouga Public Safety Summit at Mentors Country Estate last week.Hosted...

The Monster Combo 2.0 Is Live and Entries Are Open 

The Monster Combo is an online campaign celebrating progressive, high-performance surfing. We’re looking for rides that link up a succession of moves in quality surf.It has been a winter for the record books in sunny South Africa, and...

JBay’s Matt McGillivray Scores Runner-Up Finish

JBay's Matt McGillivray Scores Runner-Up Finish In The First Australian Grand Slam Event JBay's top professional surfer Matt McGillivray ended up a very impressive runner up in the first of the Australian Grand Slam of Surfing events,...

Is plot clearing ridiculously expensive?

Further to our article on clearing plots last week, Trevor Wright who offers  assistance to land owners, outlines some of the costs as well as charges owners will face if it is left to the municipality to clear an overgrown plot that is...

The Tortoise and the Hare – The story of two Trees

Why are large milkwood trees so scarce in Cape St Francis?An article on Milkwood's by Prof Richard CowlingThink of the Cape coast and what tree springs to mind? For most, it would be the white milkwood tree (Sideroxylon inerme). From...

Maya Gabeira Sets New World Record, Wins cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award 

 Yesterday, the World Surf League (WSL) announced that Maya Gabeira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) won the cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award and set the new World Record for the largest wave ever surfed by a woman. As part of the Red Bull Big Wave...

Kouga Fire Department makes headway on bush-clearing!

Bush-fires affect the entire community and can have a devastating, wide-spread effect on individuals, businesses, industry and facilities. We all have a joint civic responsibility to take whatever measures are necessary to protect our...

LOCAL: 

Joint effort to address domestic animal challenges  –  Kouga residents have been asked to report problems related to stray or neglected domestic animals 

Women on the Frontline – Live Tuesday 11th August  –  Join us on Tuesday, 11 August, when we chat to Sr Cathy Brown from the Department of Health, Dr Adi Schoeman, a medical practitioner from Patensie, and Nolusindiso Soul, one of almost 1 000 Kouga residents who have already beaten the disease.

SURFING:

Rip Curl E-Pro Round 4 Men and Round 1 Women Results  –  For South African surf fans, the action was fast and exciting for Round 4 of the men and Round 1 of the women’s events 

PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:\

East Cape virus spending tops R1bn  –  The Eastern Cape provincial government has spent more than a billion rand in the fight against the spread of Covid-19

AlgoaFMBhisho calls on whistleblowers to spill the beans on PPE corruption  –  The Eastern Cape Government has called on members of the public who may have information on corruption linked to the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment to come forward.

AlgoaFMBales of dagga found on PE freeway  –  Port Elizabeth police recovered three huge bales of dagga on the N2 freeway early on Monday morning.

 

COVID-19:

The CitizenDaily Covid-19 update: Slowdown in tests as 213 deaths reported  –  South Africa only reported an additional 3,740 confirmed Covid-19 cases on Monday – the lowest daily tally since late June.

Testing for Covid-19? All you need to know about antibody tests  –  The third in a series of expert advisories on how to respond to Covid-19 which will be published from time to time by Maverick Citizen.

NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:

Daily MaverickFix South Africa or fix the ANC – Ramaphosa can’t do both  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa’s performance has been patchy. Health – good; securitisation – bad; economic relief – decent.

Business MaverickProhibition: Social conservatism that’s shattering working-class lives  –  The consequences of prohibition include mounting commercial casualties that have helped land South Africa’s economy in the trauma unit. 

 

SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:

Independent On LineEight hikers airlifted after being trapped by swollen river at Limietberg  –  The Wilderness Search And Rescue on Sunday rescued eight people who were hiking in the Limietberg and unable to return to their base camp due to a swollen river in the area.

TimesliveWATCH | Metro policewomen do the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge  –  Members of eThekwini’s Metro Police joined in on the global trend and danced to Master KG’s renowned track Jerusalema on Monday.

money webZimbabwe on the edge  –  Zimbabwe on the edge’, ‘Crisis in Zimbabwe’, ‘De facto state of emergency in Zimbabwe’ – these are not my words but the banner headlines on South African television news channels this week.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:

Daily MaverickSomething Better Change: Gauteng ANC’s tentative steps towards accountability  –  After two weeks of multiple ANC PPE procurement scandals, the Gauteng ANC has taken decisions that will both infuriate and delight many.

DA’s Breytenbach demands answers on Public Protector Mkhwebane’s removal  –  DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach wants the Portfolio Committee on Justice to meet while Parliament is in recess.

Independent On LineANC KZN tells branches to start preparing for 2021 local government elections  –  The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has instructed all its branches to start urgent preparations for the 2021 local government elections.

Ndabeni-Abrahams responds to uproar over image of old man ‘kneeling’ before her  –  Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams claims the picture of an old man kneeling before her was misinterpreted as the man is disabled and cannot walk.

CORRUPTION:

‘It’s a shame, it’s a disgrace’ – Zizi Kodwa lashes out against ANC leaders accused of PPE corruption  –  Deputy state security minister Zizi Kodwa has come out strongly against corruption in the ANC, calling on the party to act decisively against it.

WOMEN’S MONTH:

Daily MaverickChurch and families must step in to help halt ‘scary’ GBV stats, says Shamila Batohi   –  Shamila Batohi, the National Director for Public Prosecutions at the NPA, spoke to Daily Maverick’s Ferial Haffajee about how the criminal justice system has failed women 

Daily MaverickMen need to do more to ensure that women and children in South Africa have a future  –  I have the responsibility to teach my son values; how he ought to treat my wife and our daughter.

COURTS:

TimesliveCourt yet to decide how much Zuma should pay in defamation suit as Hanekom insists on R500k in damages  –  An oral hearing will determine how much former president Jacob Zuma will pay in damages to former minister Derek Hanekom for calling him a “known enemy agent”.

TimesliveJustice minister Ronald Lamola appoints 29 magistrates across the country  –  Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has appointed 29 regional magistrates across the country.

BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:

My BroadbandSouth Africa is in deep financial trouble  –  The South African government is spending nearly R50 billion a month more than what it collects in taxes, and the situation is getting worse.

money webOther than in the Western Cape, municipalities are failing miserably  –  And this was before the pandemic. It’s time to rethink local government in its entirety.

BusinesstechThe concept of retirement has changed in South Africa  –  While retirement in its broadest sense represents a change in lifestyle in one way or another, the fact is, the traditional concept of retirement has changed significantly over the past few decades

Tobacco ban: Let’s call an end to this failed experiment  –  The tobacco ban is unsettling the nerves of many smokers in South Africa – and isn’t very healthy for the economy. 

TECHNOLOGY:

My BroadbandThe spam you will get on a new SIM  –  Users of new SIM cards should only get marketing messages from their mobile operator, South African networks told MyBroadband.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

The GuardianSecret Service escorts Trump from press briefing after shooting outside White House  –  Donald Trump was abruptly escorted out of a press briefing by a Secret Service agent on Monday after an armed suspect was shot outside the White Househttps:

TimesliveExplosion destroys Baltimore homes; at least 1 dead, children trapped – firefighters  –  A major gas explosion levelled three houses as it tore through a Baltimore neighbourhood on Monday, killing at least one person

MAURITIUS:

Grounded ship has ‘stopped leaking oil’ into waters off Mauritius  –  At least 1,000 tonnes of oil is estimated to have leaked into the Indian Ocean, threatening the island’s tourism industry.

BBC newsMauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage  –  Volunteers in Mauritius are scrambling to create cordons to keep leaking oil from a ship away from the island.

ENVIRONMENT:

The CitizenLions less likely to attack cattle with eyes painted on backsides – study  –  In some cases, big cats, who are ambush predators, being seen by their prey can lead them to abandon the hunt.

SPORT:

Sport24Cyril Ramaphosa hails Brad Binder for lifting South African spirits  –  The stunning Czech MotoGP triumph of South African rookie Brad Binder at the weekend did not go unnoticed in the highest office in the African state.

Sport24American Morikawa on ‘cloud nine’ after historic PGA victory  –  The 23-year-old American fired a bogey-free 64 to emerge from a crowded leaderboard and win by two shots over Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey at TPC Harding Park.

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