Tuesday 26th November
Local News (St Francis & Kouga)
Damned if you don’t so better you do! – Few St Franciscans will deny the sight or smell of smoke almost immediately conjures up fears of ‘oh no not another fire’.
JBay’s Matt McGillivray Qualifies For WSL Championship Tour 2020 – Rip Curl surfer McGillivray was placed 6th on the international QS ratings prior to this contest. He now cannot be bumped out of the top ten
Hottest and second driest spring on record – Since our last report dam levels have steadied but are still critically low and this is the second driest spring
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Weekend road carnage: 27 killed in EC accidents – The Eastern Cape Transport Department has blamed human error and drunken and reckless driving for the carnage on the province’s roads this weekend.
More horrifying stories of Fritz Joubert emerge – ‘He threatened my young children to their face,’ alleges one of several people who claim to have had unwanted encounters with the man.
Cops commended for swift action in ending Gonubie farmer’s night of terror – East London Station Commander Brigadier Mxolisi Mqotyana commended the members of the SAPS for their bravery after saving three innocent lives and ……..
Businessman and former municipal manager out on bail for R92m fraud – Businessman Mcebisi Rudolf Mlozi, 48, appeared in the Stutterheim Magistrate’s Court on Monday for alleged fraud amounting to R92m.
Carissa Moore Claims Fourth Surfing World Title – Carissa Moore (HAW) won the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Title at the lululemon Maui Pro, the final stop on the WSL Women’s Championship Tour
National & African News
Multiple injured in Pretoria mass shooting – Multiple people were injured during a mass shooting on the R55 Main Road in Olievenhoutbos Centurion, Pretoria.
Dutch war criminal makes last-ditch effort in CT court to avoid extradition – Two judgments and diplomatic cables are all that stand between freedom and 19 years in a Dutch prison for convicted war criminal Augustinus Kouwenhoven.
Tweeps rejoice as Data Must Fall gains real headway – The Competition Commission announced that Vodacom and MTN need to cease ongoing partitioning and price discrimination strategies.
Terrorism accused, Crusaders leader to spend Christmas behind bars – Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the four accused would remain in police custody until their next court appearance on January 12, 2020.
Act’s hate speech provision hard to understand, says Supreme Court of Appeal – The Supreme Court of Appeal last week declared unconstitutional the hate speech provision contained in the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act.
‘Coffin case’ pair’s prison sentences cut to 5 years after SCA ruling – The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has amended the conviction and sentence of Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson – the pair involved in the so-called “coffin assault” case in 2016
Geoff Makhubo: Joburg’s tainted mayor-in-waiting – Investigators – from the City and beyond – are sniffing at ‘city capture’ deals where the ANC regional boss may be implicated.
BLF to rewrite constitution to reverse ban, but good luck trying to join if you’re white – The BLF is hoping that a technical change in its constitution will allow them to reregister, without necessarily feeling ‘obligated’ to accept ‘members of the oppressor group as members’.
Business, Money & The Economy
‘Data Must Fall!’ – Competition Commission – Commission gives Vodacom and MTN two months to oblige – or face prosecution.
‘Help me fight this fight’: Virginia Giuffre in plea to public over Prince Andrew scandal – American tells BBC she was told to have sex with royal by Jeffrey Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell
Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record 6th time – Lionel Messi won a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane to take the honours.
Welcome to the Republic of Sexual Abuse – Gender-based violence has been normalised as just another ‘social woe’ in a country rife with misogyny, sexism, and patriarchy.