LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Photo Of The DayFlying Squirrel Nutkin.

Motorsport action is coming to Jeffreys Bay For the first time in almost a decade, the National Rally Championship is returning to the streets and surrounds of JBay . It all happens on Friday, the 15th of July.

St Francis Property Owners Association Newsletter – June 2022 – More about the water crisis, and the expiry of the building plan amnesty.

REGIONAL:

Nelson Mandela Bay facing backlog of 3 000 water leaks as Day Zero loomsThe drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay metro has a backlog of 3 163 water leaks, while Churchill and Impofu dams have 6 days of water left.

TRAVEL:

Ryanair’s Afrikaans language test debacle is both a social justice and consumer issueWhen language is employed in a manner that would be exclusionary or discriminatory towards individuals, it becomes a social justice issue.

ENVIRONMENT:

Peecycling: could donating your urine to farmers help feed the world?Thanks to the war in Ukraine, there is a shortage of agricultural chemicals. As each adult produces enough pee annually to fertilise 145kg of wheat, perhaps bodily waste is the answer

Surfers Corner:

Plakkie Classic Junior Surf Competition A Great Success in Victoria Bay – Cape St Francis surfer Rory Dace wins U14 division.

POLITICS:

It’s now or never for the National Prosecuting AuthorityWhile the scandal around Pres. Ramaphosa and the US dollars stolen from his farm is likely to test our politics, it is certainly going to test our criminal justice system to a point close to breaking.

CRIME & CORRUPTION:

Five companies launch bid to wriggle off Digital Vibes hookThe companies are All Out Trading, Tusokuhle Farming, Cedar Falls Properties, Mateta Projects and Sirela Trading.

SPORT:

Boucher says losing Markram was major blow in drawn T20 series against IndiaProteas coach Boucher said that losing top order T20 batter Markram for the 2-2 drawn five-match series against India was a major blow.

BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:

3 big changes coming to Discovery Bank – including pay-as-you-go gymDiscovery Bank has announced several new features which are being rolled out to its clients – including changes for Vitality Travel and a pay-as-you-go gym option.

Wealthy South Africans are leaving in drovesSafety concerns, rolling blackouts, corruption, and economic stagnation are just some of the motives.

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

ANC’s cadre deployment policy enabled state capture — SteenhuisenIf it were not for the ANC’s cadre deployment policy, state capture would never have thrived the way it did.

First Indoor Concept Market at St Francis Links clubhouse, Saturday, 2nd July

First Indoor Concept Market at St Francis Links clubhouse, this Saturday, 2nd July. The market will run from 8:30 till 14:00. Start your weekend with chill vibe, artisan food & drinks, great company. More than 25 refreshing and practical raffle prizes waiting to...

Whats On At The SUPERSPAR – 1 Day Of Specials Today!

One Day Of Price Cuts at the SUPERSPAR - Today! There are some amazing specials for today only, as we try and bring the best prices to our loyal customers. There is Chicken In A Bag, and a pack of 30 sausage rolls on special for one day only. There is a special on...

Photo Of The Day – Passing The Point

Seaway Osprey passing the point with a rig on board Photo by Gregg Darling

Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay

  News release 29 June 2022 Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay   Supertubes Park, Da Gama Road, JBay – This year will see the welcome return of the best surfers in the world to JBay for the Corona Open JBay. The waiting period for the surf event is 12-21...

Surfing Today with Rip Curl – Sammy Pupo Scores Best Result In Rio

Saquarema Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Carissa Moore (HAW) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) won the Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona, Stop No. 8 on the World Surf League 2022 Championship Tour. The competition finished spectacularly in front of a massive crowd at Praia de Itaúna in...

Photo Of The Day – Thyspunt Van Bo Af

The beauty of Thyspunt from the air. Photo by Barry Culligan

Property News You Can Use presented by Harcourts.

Buying A House Can Be A Costly Journey Without An Experienced Guide  The guide comes in the form of a professional and experienced estate agent. But how do you know you’re getting an experienced “guide” and not being led astray?  The answer is simple: a Fidelity Fund...

Local Man Dies In Plett Shark Attack

Plettenberg Bay beaches have been temporarily closed after a man was recovered from the surf following a shark attack on Tuesday afternoon. National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the body had been recovered at Sanctuary Beach, on the...

St Francis Today Will Be On A Short Break

St Francis Today is going on a short break towards the end of this week. We are on assignment across the country for two weeks and the delivery of the St Francis Today news will be a tad sporadic. Please bear with us, we will be back in full force before you know it.

Rotary Club of St Francis Inducts President for 2022-23

Congratulations to Rotarian Brian Codling who was inducted as President of the Rotary Club of St Francis for 2022-23 at a gala dinner at St Francis Links on Friday 24th June. Conducting the induction and officially handing over the baton was past President George...
INTERNATIONAL:

Russian emails appear to show ‘network’ holding $4.5bn assets linked to PutinRussian palaces, villas and yachts linked to Putin by email leak – in pictures, maps and video

THE BUZZ:

‘You’re my hero’ – Ben Stiller meets ZelenskyStiller told the Ukrainian president that he was his hero, and complimented his previous acting career.

EARTH, OCEANS, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:

Nepal to move Everest base camp from melting glacierNepal is preparing to move its Everest base camp because global warming and human activity are making it unsafe.

TECHNOLOGY:

Avoid losing WhatsApp image quality with this trickWhatsApp lets you send images and videos as documents, bypassing its compression mechanism and ensuring the quality does not suffer.