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South Africa and around the world
Tuesday 14th August
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Spit Breaches – Action needed – NOW! – It was bound to happen sooner or later but later would have given more time for DEDEAT to approve urgent shoring up of the Spit and prevented it altogether..
DAM LEVELS AS AT 13th August – Kouga Dam level continues to drop in spite
NSRI & SANCCOB Save Entangled Seal – NSRI and SANCCOB work together to free Cape Fur Seal from fishing gut at Shark Point
11 new bakkies set to strengthen service delivery – The Kouga Municipal fleet has received another boost, with 11 new bakkies set to strengthen the institution’s service delivery departments.
A prime example of how the ANC has failed – Poverty stricken Dimbaza a monument to economic mismanagement
National (South Africa & Africa) News
In choosing the next NPA boss, Ramaphosa must navigate carefully – On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa was finally gifted the one thing he has probably wanted the most, ever since he ascended to power at the Union Buildings
DA turned financial wastelands into thriving towns, says Maimane – Maimane was joined by the Drakenstein, Conrad Poole, Kouga mayor Horatio Hendricks, Modimolle-Mookgophong mayor Marlene Van Staden, and the Speaker of Thabazimbi Bertie Joubert.
Three quotes from Shaun Abrahams as we bid farewell to the NPA boss – So long‚ Shaun Abrahams…
Agri SA slams AfriForum for publishing ‘inflammatory list of farms’ – It was irresponsible to ‘publish such unconfirmed information’ as it led to panic, and ‘contains several inaccuracies’.
The Solms-Delta way, or, How Not to do Land Reform – It is a twisting tale of land reform that splices together elite capture and officialdom’s predilection for simply ticking the boxes, and one that leaves farmworkers without the land.
Business, Money & Economy
Treasury: Economic growth will be done by the book – Any plans government considers to stimulate economic growth will be above board and go through the necessary channels,
Israel’s prime minister said the Labour leader deserved “unequivocal condemnation” for attending a memorial for “terrorists”.
Rabada crowned world’s best youngster by Wisden – Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been named Wisden’s Golden Boy of 2018, an award for the best male cricketer in the world aged 23 or under.
Bulls, England in talks over compensation for Mitchell – John Mitchell’s departure to England appears to be a foregone conclusion, with only the release fee requested by the Bulls stalling the process somewhat.
A Must Read
Nkandla was ‘above-board’, says Ramaphosa – and 49 other things the ANC has REALLY said! – Gareth van Onselen is a former DA public relations officer and Institute of Race Relationscommentator who uses his in-depth insights on the South African political scene to good effect.
The Long Swim: DAY 33
Lewis Pugh’s daily blog – Lewis Pugh is taking on a huge challenge by swimming the length of the Channel – some 350 miles (560km) – from Cornwall to Dover.
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