Tuesday 23rd November

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LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Photo Of The Day 23th November 2021 – New Growth by Si Cunneen.

St Francis Bay Surf ReportOnshore, crappy.

St Francis Bay Weather Report Cloudy, southrly Possibility of light rain later.

Matt Bromley’s movie premier in Gqeberha tomorrowOver The Edge movie premier in Humewood

REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)

Cloudburst wreaks havoc in George  –  The George Municipality asked residents to use water for essential purposes only as two consecutive bursts in a raw water supply pipe saw the town’s water supply dwindle to critical.

How smaller parties toppled DA in Nelson Mandela Bay metro  –  The smaller parties in Nelson Mandela Bay had backed out of the deal with the DA because it would not meet their demands.

‘It’s in God’s hands’: more hardship looms for Eastern Cape citrus farmers  –  Drought-stricken farms are seeing reduced crops and smaller fruit and it looks like more of the same in 2022

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Behind the scenes as 21 naked women take a hike in the Drakensberg  –  Walking on hot coals, horseriding and breathtaking views were also on offer during ‘immensely natural’ hike in the Free State

Religious gatherings court battle: ‘Not constitutional to limit right to worship’  –  As we approach Christmas, faith-based gatherings may be banned again ‘while casinos stay open’

These are the companies South Africans most want to work forThe Reserve Bank, Transnet and Google topped the list of the most attractive employers of 2021 in business and commerce, 

BLACK FRIDAY:

The confirmed list of stores offering Black Friday 2021 deals in South Africa  –  Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days on the calendar in South Africa, with a growing list of local retailers offering reduced prices on a range of products.

COVID:

Germany and Netherlands face tightening Covid rules as Austria enters lockdown  –  German health minister says most of country will be ‘vaccinated, cured or dead’ by end of winter 

SPORT:

England rugby’s young stars delight coach Eddie Jones  –  Eddie Jones hailed the emergence of England’s new crop of rising stars for creating an “enormous competitive strain” on selection as his squad builds towards the 2023 World Cup in France.

POLITICS, GOVERNMENT & PARLIAMENT:

DA’s Mpho Phalatse is Joburg mayor — ‘Tshwane next,’ says Herman Mashaba  –  Thanks to ActionSA and the EFF, the DA is in control of Johannesburg.

We are playing our political game’: DA scores as ANC gets EFFed up in the metros  –  Senior EFF insider explains why party voted for the DA in SA’s metros, a decision which ‘surprised’ Helen Zille

COURTS, NPA, HAWKS, CRIME & SAPS: 

Zuma’s Crime Intelligence cash-splashing looters at 2012 Mangaung and 2017 Nasrec conferences to be arrested  –  The imminent arrest of at least three top Crime Intelligence cops implicated in several heists of public funds in Jacob Zuma’s interest is a tiny green sprout in the fight against SA Police Service corruption.

July unrest: Lack of intelligence was one of the biggest weaknesses  – The violent, failed insurrection, as President Cyril Ramaphosa referred to it, claimed the lives of 350 people and caused R50 billion in damages.

BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:

South Africa may just survive the ANC -The slow demise of the ANC.When the ruling party eventually either splinters or is forever diluted by coalitions after our next polls, loyal sympathisers in the all-important judiciary, the media and academia will continue to prolong the decline,

ENERGY & ESKOM:

André de Ruyter seeks protection following threats over load shedding  –  Eskom’s André de Ruyter has had to hire bodyguards following threats against the CEO on social media.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

Electric cars are worse for the environment than diesel in South Africa   –  Electric vehicles are said to be environmentally friendly alternatives to petrol and diesel-powered cars, but this is not the case in South Africa.

This new website tells you if a Takealot deal is good  –  A new website makes it easy for Takealot shoppers to see whether they are scoring a good deal on a discounted product or whether the saving shown to them has been overstated.

ENVIRONMENT:

Reduce whale entanglements with ropeless fishing, advises WWF  –  On World Fisheries Day, the World Wildlife Fund highlighted whale entanglements, which it says can be greatly reduced if trap fisheries, often used for catching rock lobster and octopus, implemented rope-less fishing techniques.

Walk On The Wild Side with Ben Trovato – Trouble Brewing In St Francis

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Photo Of The Day – 3 December 2021

Just A Feather - by Si Cunneen

Inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup Surf Event Is Happening In Switzerland!

Newsflash! Inaugural Alaïa Open Winter Cup Surf Event Is Happening In Switzerland!   Sion, Switzerland – Despite some minor global challenges, the...

Kouga Residents Can Submit Their Meter Readings Via Email

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Water Crisis: Municipality To Throttle Water Supply with immediate effect

KOUGA Municipality is set to reduce water pressure to households across the region with immediate effect – to force the reduction of water...

Photo (s) Of The Day – 2 December 2021

Beachbreak Blurs by Clive Wright  

Cooking With Conrad Gallagher – This week we chat menus, meat and beef marrow truffle sauce

Welcome to our weekly food and cooking column, Cooking With Conrad Gallagher. Conrad Gallagher is a Michelin Star chef and author and is the owner...

Surfing Today with Rip Curl – Matthew McGillivray Into Round of 32 at Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger

HALEIWA, Oahu/Hawaii (Tuesday, November 29, 2021) - The World Surf League (WSL) Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger, the final stop of the...

Photo Of The Day – 1 December 2021

Dogs living their best life at Cape St Francis by Si Cunneen

Photo Of The Day – 30 November

St Francis Seal, by Si Cunneen

INTERNATIONAL:

Waukesha Christmas parade: man charged with homicide after five killed  +  Darrell E Brooks, 39, in custody as police chief says suspect was involved in a domestic disturbance before the incident

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Your Instagram, Facebook Messenger chats aren’t going to be encrypted like WhatsApp until 2023 – MetaFacebook, now Meta, announced in 2019 it would end-to-end encrypt messages on all its platforms, but it won’t now finish doing this until 2023.

 

ENTERTAINMENT:

No laughing matter: When comedians steal jokes, the punch line can be brutalAmerican TV host and comedian Conan O’Brien was sued for copyright infringement for stealing one-line jokes from the blog and Twitter account of another comedian. The aggrieved comedian claimed damages in the sum of $600,000. (R9,5M).

EARTH, OCEANS, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:

Nasa to slam spacecraft into asteroid in mission to avoid future Armaggedon  –  Test drive of planetary defence system aims to provide data on how to deflect asteroids away from Earth

THIS & THAT:

Income streams: Boom time for caravan parks and campsitesSA’s battered tourism sector is slowly recovering, but its income streams remain less than half of that obtained before the pandemic – with the notable exception of caravan parks and campsites.