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Tuesday 7th August

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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Dam Levels as at 6th August – In spite of wonderful rains over the weekend it seems very little of it actually fell within the catchment area and latest overall dam level reading show a further drop of 0.5%

Three mauled by Pit Bulls in JBay – Police are investigating after two pit bulls jumped a boundary fence and killed a dog and also injured three people.

Bird Island sex claims could end up in court – If a docket with evidence linking former apartheid-era government ministers to a childsex ring is brought to the National Prosecuting Authority, the case could be prosecuted.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

ANC goes to ground after New York Times exposé on Deputy President Mabuza – Donald Trump might have fingered the New York Times as a purveyor of “fake news” but the The Gray Lady (as the NYT is often referred to) has won 125 Pulitzer prizes and is widely regarded as the most influential daily newspaper in the world.

Agri SA to keep eye on ANC’s plans around expropriation of 139 farms – AGRI SA will keep an eye on the ANC’s plans to target 139 farms in test cases for expropriation without compensation and will go to the Constitutional Court if necessary

Harare street vendors accuse Mnangagwa of ‘revenge’ as soldiers take out stalls – The Zimbabwe Defence Forces has issued a statement disowning soldiers harassing residents, calling them ‘rogues’.

Letter from Africa: Did Mugabe’s support backfire? – In our series of letters from Africa, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe looks at Zimbabwe’s election fallout.

Business, Money & Economy

Rogue NPA and cops nervously watch the political tide – O’Sullivan on warpath – If our law enforcement and prosecuting authorities showed one third of the application and drive exhibited by forensic crusader for justice, Paul O’Sullivan, we’d have a very different society.

Business rescue practitioners face down 42 court cases from Gupta associates, creditors – Not counting the attempted sabotage of Optimum Coal Mine.

International News

– Two fires in northern California have become the largest in the state’s history, fire officials have said

Lombok quake: Rescuers search collapsed mosque for survivors – The 6.9 magnitude quake is now known to have killed nearly 100 people and left at least 20,000 people homeless


Rassie to unleash Bok bolter for Durban – With Duane Vermeulen not available for the Rugby Championship, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will have to field a new-look loose trio for next Saturday’s tournament opener against Argentina

The England star denies mocking two gay men, saying two others he is accused of knocking unconscious were being homophobic.

Climate change:

‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed – It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, “Hothouse Earth” is a deadly serious concept.

The Long Swim: DAY 26

Lewis Pugh’s daily blog – Lewis Pugh is taking on a huge challenge by swimming the length of the Channel – some 350 miles (560km) – from Cornwall to Dover.

NSRI Knysna respond to missing Fisherman

NSRI Knysna respond to Fisherman reported washed off rocks It was reported that while fishing with a friend a man, believed to be aged...

Bridge – Not Good Enough (Again)

Sand River Bridge - St Francis definitely deserved better. Garth Perry (again) draws our attention to the shoddy work on the Sand River...

Municipality helps learners find their career paths

Kouga Municipality helps learners find their career paths Over a thousand high school learners from Kouga attended a career expo on...

Sea Vista residents finally receive Title Deeds

Ten-year wait for title deeds finally over for Sea Vista residents The mood was festive in Sea Vista on Tuesday when 90 residents...

Bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey

Municipality distributes bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey  Kouga Municipality has started distributing bottled water to Hankey as...

Two Protected Areas declared in Kouga

Greater Kromme Stewardship (GKS) Declares First Two Protected Areas In Eastern Cape The Kromensee Nature Reserve and The Sand River...

Spit Breaches

Action needed - NOW! It was bound to happen sooner or later but later would have given more time for DEDEAT to approve urgent shoring up...

NSRI & SANCCOB Save Entangled Seal

NSRI and SANCCOB join forces to rescue entangled  seal St Francis Bay duty crew were activated yesterday (Monday 13 August) afternoon...

New bakkies to boost service delivery

11 new bakkies set to strengthen  service delivery The Kouga Municipal fleet has received another boost, with 11 new bakkies set to...

Former chairman calls for SRA dialogue

Following a meeting of 'St Francis Bay Concerned Residents' held on Thursday addressed by an attorney from Graaff Reinet, and an...
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