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Tuesday 12th February

STAGE THREE Load Shedding from 8:00am to 11:00pm tonight  –  Seeoad Shedding Schedule for St Francis below

Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Fire destroys Port Restaurant –  Fire broke out at a popular Port St Francis restaurant shortly before mid-night last night raising it to the the ground.

An update on Oakley, the missing Ridgeback – The search of Oakley continues after Oyster Bay sightings of this much loved dog that went missing during the holidays

College earns Eco Schools ‘Green Flag’ – It was our thirteenth year involved with Eco-Schools and the thirteenth year we have received an award. 

Rhodes monitoring #WaterCrisis, says no plans to close university   – Rhodes University on Monday said that there no plans to shut down the institution, as they are monitoring the water crisis in the area.

Dagga worth R1 million seized at Molteno in Eastern Cape  –  A multi-disciplinary operation between several units of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal police has led to the seizure of more than R1 million worth of dagga at Molteno.

ESKOM

Eskom – The terrorist attack from within   –   Eskom is a metaphor for South Africa. It’s a vast, unwieldy megalith entirely bankrupted by people who have treated it as a personal ATM and a political soccer field.

Medupi units drowning in ash as contractor forced to withdraw   –   Eskom power shortage may deepen, large users say.

Tomorrow will be better, Eskom promises after emergency meeting with Gordhan   –  Eskom announced on Monday evening that it would have its generator units back to service by Tuesday morning,

#BOSASA –

#VytjieMentor to face cross-examination after tough day at #StateCaptureInquiry   –  Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor faced numerous questions regarding her evidence at the Zondo commission on Monday. 

National & African News

‘Angry’ Ramaphosa says fixing Eskom will be painful, but it must be done   –  The dreaded news of stage 4 load shedding on Monday has not sat well with President Cyril Ramaphosa, who expressed renewed shock at the ‘dysfunctionality’ of the parastatal.

KZN doctor hails ‘miracle’ baby girl in good spirits after drain ordeal  –  A miracle – that’s what Dr Timothy Hardcastle called the newborn baby girl who survived being trapped in a stormwater drain in Newlands East, north of Durban, on Monday.

SA Teacher’s Union throws weight behind teacher in Sans Souci slap video   –  The South African Teacher’s Union (SAOU) says it supports the Sans Souci Girls’ High School teacher who was caught on video slapping a pupil.

 

Mokgoro Inquiry

Spy Tapes saga comes back to haunt Willie Hofmeyr –  After giving blistering testimony about Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi going after corruption-busters in the NPA, Willie Hofmeyr had to address his own actions at the time of the Spy Tapes debacle

Business, Money & Economy

Moody’s says Eskom split will do little to solve financial problems – report  –  This comes after the announcement that the utility would be divided into three separate entities.

International News

Before judging Trump supporters, understand why the wall matters  –  Their support for it stems from pain and loss. Yes, among Trump’s base in America’s heartland there is fear and resentment of illegal immigration, driven by a decline in economic and cultural identity.

Russia considers ‘unplugging’ from internet  – Russia is considering whether to disconnect from the global internet briefly, as part of a test of its cyber-defences.

SPORT

Five players with a point to prove in Super Rugby  — They’re all Springboks, but they all have different motives for putting up their hands in 2019.

France players accountable for England ‘disaster’   –  France flyhalf Camille Lopez says the blame lies with the players following Sunday’s humiliating 44-8 loss to England in the Six Nations.

Environment

Global insect decline may see ‘plague of pests‘  –  A scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40% of species are undergoing “dramatic rates of decline” around the world.

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