Tuesday 5th November

Local News (St Francis & Kouga)

FIREWORKS ARE BANNED

BEING 5th NOVEMBER PLEASE ABIDE BY THE BYLAWS OF ST FRANCIS AND CAPE ST FRANCIS 

Talhado Santa Gift Bags  Help make a difference to the lives of the children at Talhado Children’s Haven who may no be receiving a gift this festive season.

PLEASE SAVE WATER –    Dam levels are down further with Kouga down from 36.29% two weeks ago to  34.32% yesterday a drop of 2% in two weeks and Impofu down from 17.8% to 16.6%

Guy Fawkes and fireworks: Everything you need to know  –  No fireworks may be set off at any time without the written permission of the local authority.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Faf’s famous ‘speedo’ is straight outta Port Elizabeth  –  On Saturday night after South Africa won the Rugby World Cup, the owner of BeanBagtheBrand, Kurt Schmelzer, 28, was busy pub-hopping when his phone rang.

NMBay deputy mayor ‘threatened’ not to vote against Bobani  –  Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor Thsonono Buyeye received a  threatening phone call and text message telling him not to support the motion to remove mayor Mongameli Bobani.

Sewage crisis: Graaff-Reinet residents lay formal complaint  –  In spite of repeated attempts to get the municipality of Graaff-Reinet to address a serious sewage problem in the Karoo town, very little has been done to fix it. 

National & African News

“Selling dagga related products online is illegal” -SAPS  –  SAPS have issued a stern warning that the establishment of illegal dispensaries/outlets, online sites and social media platforms  selling cannabis and cannabis-related products remains illegal

SAHRC says it has ‘strong case’ against Eben Etzebeth  –  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it has taken a decision to file all documentation and records in the Gauteng High Court 

Lottery hides its beneficiaries following corruption exposés  –  Minister Ebrahim Patel is still failing to answer questions.

Zuma

Zuma launches latest appeal to can corruption trial  –  Former president Jacob Zuma is not ready to abandon his Stalingrad-style legal battles just yet.

Courts

Convicted racist Vicki Momberg staying put underground  –  Convicted racist Vicki Momberg has been on the run from the authorities since August after failing in her bid to appeal her sentence.

Public Protector

Public protector off the rails with second Prasa report, says #UniteBehind  –  “In short, a whitewash’’ is how #UniteBehind labels the public protector’s second volume of the Derailedreport. 

Politics

Business, Money & The Economy

Bleak budget but buoyant Boks  –  The mini budget painted a more realistic picture of South Africa’s fiscus.

Ramaphosa appoints Radebe, Hanekom in drive to raise $100bn  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed three new envoys, including two former ministers, to help with his drive to attract $100bn in new investment.

International

Impeachment inquiry transcripts reveal shock and concern over Trump plot  –  Yovanovitch and McKinley warned plot undermined national security

Hillary Clinton: Zuckerberg should pay price for damage to democracy  –   Former presidential candidate criticises Facebook’s decision to let politicians lie in adverts

Sport

WORLD CUP 2019: Team of the Tournament  –  The 2019 World Cup is over and now it is time to see who got selected in rugby365’s Team of the Tournament.

This & That

Jane Fonda: ‘I worry about climate activist Greta Thunberg’  –  The actress and activist Jane Fonda says she “worries” about climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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Sydney Surf Pro to Kick-Start Inaugural WSL Challenger Series Season

SYDNEY, NSW / AUS (Friday, November 15, 2019) - The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that Sydney will stage the first-ever WSL Challenger Series event next March. The Sydney Surf Pro will be the biggest professional...

All Eyes On Beyrick De Vries At The Vans Triple Crown In Hawaii

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii – The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) is underway in Hawaii, and there is much interest in Durban surfer Beyrick De Vries competing in the series of events. The VTCS takes place on the 7-Mile Miracle that...

Kouga Traffic to offer free roadworthies

Kouga Municipality will be helping locals arrive safely at their holiday destinations this festive season.“Our Traffic Department will once again be offering motorists free roadworthy checks on their vehicles this December,” said Kouga...

New TLBs move service delivery up a gear

Service delivery is set to move up a gear following the addition of seven new TLBs to Kouga Municipality’s fleet.The TLBs, short for “tractor-loader-backhoes”, were purchased at a cost of R8,2-million from the municipality’s capital...

Matrics armed and ready for last exams

Local matriculants are armed and ready to tackle their last remaining exam papers.  Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman and Kouga Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) chairman Siyabonga Tambo visited Lungiso and Humansdorp Secondary last week...

ABC Makes Waves with ‘Ultimate Surfer’

LOS ANGELES, CA/USA (Wednesday, November 13, 2019): ABC today announced the network pickup of new competition series “Ultimate Surfer.” The eight-episode series will gather some of the world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and...

St Francis Pharmacy closing at midday

NOTICETo facilitate the extensive changes being made the pharmacy will be closing from 12 noon today (Wednesday 13th) and will reopen Thursday  (14th) morning at 08:30. The closure is to facilitate the extensive changes being made to...

Coastal Management Plan

Coastal Management Plan available for commentThe draft proposal Coastal Management Plan for the Sarah Baartman District Municipality can be accessed on the Kouga municipal website...

Rotary Club of St Francis 

District 9370 District Governor Jaco Stander with Rotary Club of St Francis' Charter President, Santa ZeissSaturday 9th November marked the occasion of the Charter of the Rotary Club of St Francis - formerly the Rotary Satellite Club St...

It is time take the situation seriously

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has issued an alert over the critical water levels Impofu Dam specifically to residents from St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay and HumansdorpThe Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is...

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