Tuesday 2 August

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LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Photo Of The Day – pooch keeping warm over this cold snap.

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St Francis Today Puzzle Page – Always something fun and interesting. Try jump the dinosaur.

The Three Forces At Work When Investing – The Human Side Of Money, presented by Client Care Lifestyle Financial Planning

Local Weather ForecastNot going above 20 degree until sometime next week. A few days of easterly drift. Rest of the week looks chilly.

REGIONAL:

‘Lawlessness and chaos’ – MEC’s damning account of local government collapse in Nelson Mandela BayOn Monday, angry contractors who had not been paid by the municipality – including contractors who provide refuse collection services – blocked roads in Gqeberha.

Armed robbery at game lodge in AddoAddo police are investigating a case of business robbery after a couple was robbed at their game lodge.

Kouga’s former mayor remembered as passionate leaderBooi Koerat, who passed away on July 20, at the age of 73, will be remembered as a respectful and passionate leader,

Employment Opportunity:

St Francis Medical is looking for a Medical Receptionist

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Arrest of seven South African tourists in Nepal heroin bust sparks international probeInvestigations are currently ongoing to determine the origin of the drugs in South Africa and to determine how many more people are involved.

ENERGY:

South Africa’s plan to add extra grid power quickly and end load-sheddinga further 100–200MW of power could be added to the grid within a month through negotiations with the SAPP.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

Elon Musk countersues Twitter over $44bn deal amid fresh legal action by shareholder Musk’s 164-page filing is under wraps for now, as Twitter shareholder launches separate action to force entrepreneur to close the deal

SPORT:

Fernando Alonso to join Aston Martin in 2023The 41-year-old Spaniard, who has raced for Alpine since 2021, will replace Sebastian Vettel following the German’s retirement at the end of the season.

THIS & THAT:

Conjoined twins who shared fused brains successfully separated in BrazilSurgeons spent months trialling techniques using virtual reality before beginning the real procedures on the three-year-old Brazilian boys.

Nearly 150 new houses and major renovations are underway in St Francis Bay! 

Three adjacent houses being built opposite the canal harbour and Greek Taverna - 5 August 2022 -- 147 houses and major renovations were counted...

FOSTER thanks all those involved in the Coastal Clean Up on Saturday

Despite the earlier predictions, Saturday morning turned out to be a balmy winter's day ideal for cleaning the litter off our coastline in and...

Golden Oldie Santa Shoebox Project

The Rotary Club of St Francis is proud to be working alongside the Policlinic Pharmacy and J-Bay Trauma Support Centre on the Golden Oldies Santa...

Photo Of The Day – Muizenberg

A glorious photo of the Muizenberg Bathing Boxes. Photographer Thomas Lipke

POLITICS:

Vrede Dairy Scandal – Mkhwebane did more in one year than Madonsela in four, claims Mpofu“In less than a year,” crowed Mpofu, “the report was out. The final report was out.”

CRIME & CORRUPTION:

Jacob Zuma corruption trial predictably postponed again with ConCourt appeal decision pending The former president’s arms deal case has been adjourned until 17 October 2022 with trial forecast for 2023.

ENTERTAINMENT:

New ‘Andor’ Trailer Previews Darkest Star Wars Series YetThere’s no Jedis around—it’s people having to take control.

BUSINESS:

We have allowed depravity and dishonesty to fester, now the threat of self-destruction is a few tipping points away – The inherent contradictions between the needs of the poorest of the poor, restless students, middle-class contenders, established professional classes and a political elite.

ENVIRONMENT:

‘Pick up Anton Mzimba’s fallen spear and continue the fight against poaching’, Creecy pleadsTimbavati ranger Anton Mzimba was shot dead and his wife was critically injured in an attack at their Mpumalanga home last week.

 

TRAVEL:

SA travellers face a long wait for visas – with US appointments only open in 2023Visa processing delays are frustrating South Africans who are looking to travel abroad, with interviews with US consulate only available from February 2023.

EARTH & THE UNIVERSE:

Suspected debris from SpaceX capsule crashes into farmland in AustraliaTwo farmers in New South Wales discovered what seemed to be space equipment scattered across their sheep paddocks.

INTERNATIONAL:

Putin issues nuclear war warning and other such updates, as Russia aims to expand the conflict.