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