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Tuesday 28th July

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

Tests Conducted – 2 802 211 |  Positive Cases – 452529  |  Recoveries – 274925  |  Deaths – 7067

Back to black? Eskom warns that system is ‘severely constrained’

 

Cell Phone Mast furore

A furore has finally erupted with regard a number of applications to have 4G (cell phone) masts erected at several places both in St Francis Bay and further south at Cape St Francis. As we watched them dig up our road verges burying...

Rip Curl E-Pro 2020 Online Surf Contest Finalists Announced

In an absolute flurry of ridiculously good waves and incredible surfing, the finalists of the inaugural Rip Curl E-Pro were decided.In the first women’s semifinal, the two goofy-footers Zoe Steyn from East London and Faye Zoetmulder...

Voting Open For Rip Curl E-Pro Surf Event Semi-Finalists

The voting is open for the Rip Curl E-Pro semi-finalists, and there are some incredible rides to vote on.In the women’s competition, Zoe Steyn from East London is facing off against fellow goofy-footer Faye Zoetmulder from Cape St...

Some Phenomenal Surfing As Rip Curl E-Pro Men and Women Semi-Finalists Decided

It was an action-packed quarter-final showdown in the inaugural Rip Curl E-Pro, as the surfers started dropping some of their best clips to advance.Shane Sykes from Salt Rock was the winner against Luke Slijpen from Llandudno in the...

St Francis all a-buzz at last

What a wonderful site to see St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis bustling with visitors again. The lifting of travel and accommodation restrictions certainly brought visitors flocking back to their favourite get-away spot.Cape St Francis...

Women on the Frontline – Live Tuesday 11th August

Women have played a leading role in local efforts to keep communities safe from COVID-19.Join Kouga Municipality on Tuesday, 11 August, when they chat to Sr Cathy Brown from the Department of Health, Dr Adi Schoeman, a medical...

Rip Curl E-Pro Round 4 Men and Round 1 Women Results

For South African surf fans, the action was fast and exciting for Round 4 of the men and Round 1 of the women's events at the Rip Curl E-Pro online surf tournament. The judges had to dig deep, and the voting public showed their support...

Joint effort to address domestic animal challenges

Kouga residents have been asked to report problems related to stray or neglected domestic animals to the municipal call centre (042 200 2200, option 5).Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson, said the municipality...

Kouga covid-19 recovery rate remains steady at 83%

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region has increased to 1 175.This is according to the latest report that was tabled by the Department of Health at the Kouga Joint Operations Committee meeting on...

New Vehicles for Kouga Lifeguards & Disaster Management

As the Tourism industry slowly but surely re-opens, Kouga Municipality has set the wheels in motion to welcome visitors back to its swimming beaches this coming festive season.A new 4x4 bakkie and quad bike have been purchased for the...

LOCAL:

Who are these people? The vandalism must be stopped!  –  We live in such a wonderful and pristine environment here at the tip of Africa making us some of the most privileged in our fair land yet there are those who seemingly need to create mayhem and disorder 

PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:

Students’ free e-learning project challenges the need for multimillion-rand tablets in Eastern Cape  – Three students are downloading a wealth of free digital learning resources and hand-delivering them to parents and children in their homes, 

WATCH | Video of heated arrest in Port Elizabeth goes viral  –  Dewald Peens claims he was manhandled by members of the metro police during his arrest on Saturday afternoon.

COVID-19:

TimesliveNearly 300 new deaths recorded as SA reports lowest daily rise in cases since end of June  – South Africa has recorded its lowest daily number of new Covid-19 infections in nearly a month, with the health ministry announcing 7,120 cases on Monday night.

How long should I isolate or quarantine for?  –  This is the first of a series of Expert Advisories on how to respond to Covid-19 which will be published from time to time by Maverick Citizen. 

NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL & LOCKDOWN:

My BroadbandLockdown rules – South Africa vs UK vs Australia vs New Zealand  –  South Africa now has the fifth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, but the country’s COVID-19 cases and response remain unique in many respects.

SOUTH AFRICA & AFRICAN CONTINENT:

Maverick LifeThe Labia reinvents itself – again  –  Forget about the giant pay-TV online services like Netflix, Showmax or DStv, the really cool arthouse movies have always been at The Labia in Cape Town. 

Independent On LineNando’s spicy comeback at Twitter user who dips KFC hot wings in their peri-peri sauce  –  When I go to the movies, I want popcorn. And when I’m watching anything from the comfort of my own home, I want wings.

Independent On LineSPAR Joins the fight to help END Gender Based Violence  –  Gender-based violence is a shameful social ill and as far as SPAR is concerned, the time for passive involvement in the fight against it is over.

AlgoaFMCar packed with dagga involved in horror crash claiming four lives  –  The Audi was reportedly packed with dagga and illicit cigarettes.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:

The CitizenANC summons President’s spokesperson and others over PPE tender scandal  –  How a company which was allegedly established in January 2019, with no track record of supplying PPE, scored the multimillion-rand tender remains a mystery.

President’s spokesperson Khusela Diko takes leave of absence in face of PPE procurement scandal  –  Diko and her husband maintain that money was never paid and the contact was never finalised, according to reports.

Call for SAPS to apply Marikana recommendations when dealing with civil unrest  –  Hundreds of protesters in Mamre in the Western Cape outnumbered about 16 police officers armed with stun grenades, teargas and rubber bullets. 

ZONDO COMMISSION:

Daily MaverickNathi Nhleko’s world: Tree of Origin trumps democratic law — and whose laws are these anyway?  –  Nhleko appeared before the Zondo commission to give evidence after being implicated by several witnesses in the capture of the law enforcement cluster 

BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:

money webSteinhoff’s R19bn settlement plan gets first endorsement  –  Precedent-setting proposal could see ‘market purchase’ shareholders who suffered losses compensated to the tune of R5.1bn.

Business MaverickEx-BEE partners of African Bank seek ConCourt aid in R2.1bn claim  –  Shareholders have an enormous benefit when investing in a company of limited liability, which means they are responsible for the debts of a company only to the extent of the value of the shares they hold. 

IMF approves $4.3 billion loan to SA to support Covid-19 fightFin24  –  The New Development Bank and African Development Bank have also both approved Covid-19 relief loans for SA.

The CitizenFirst-time house buyers flock to 100% bonds as interest rate, prices fall  –  This could the best time ever for first-time homeowners to enter the property market, in the current economic climate.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

The GuardianAlmost 3 billion animals affected by Australian megafires, report shows  –  Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020,

Woman swimmer killed in apparent shark attack off the coast of New England   –  If confirmed it will be only the second recorded unprovoked shark attack in the state of Maine.

BBC newsRepublicans introduce $1tn pandemic recovery plan  –  Republicans have proposed spending an additional $1tn (£776bn) to address the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

TECHNOLOGY:

BBC newsFacebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat  –  Facebook has pushed back against a European Union investigation into its practices, taking it to court over privacy concerns.

THIS & THAT:

OPINION | Fynbos, dwarf chameleons and butterflies: The nature of the lockdown  –  A rich diversity of flora and fauna were discovered during the a recent nature challenge even though the country was on lockdown,

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

Daily MaverickPeter Green: Troubled Fleetwood Mac founder leaves a legacy of brilliance that shines still  –  Founder of Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, who died on July 25 aged 73, leaves an indelible stamp on generations of guitar players.

SPORT:

Independent On LineEXCLUSIVE: American consortium want to buy Stormers for R100m  –  The cash-strapped Western Province Rugby Football Union is entertaining an offer from a group of American businessmen to buy the Stormers for the sum of $6 million (about R100 million).

My BroadbandDStv launches 2 new sports channels  –  MultiChoice has announced it has signed a deal with The Walt Disney Company Africa to offer more sports channels and content to DStv customers.

SURFING:

Rip Curl E-Pro Online Surf Contest Launches Women’s Event E-Pro Surfing –  The upcoming Rip Curl E-Pro virtual surfing tournament has garnered so much attention that the event organisers have opened up a standalone women’s event.

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