Tuesday 11th November

Local News (St Francis & Kouga)

NEED MORE BE SAID? – 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 Humansdorp

Power interupption for Jeffreys Bay  –  Residents and businesses are advised that the power supply to Tokyo Sexwale, Pellsrus, Ocean View, Aston Bay and Paradise Beach will be interrupted from 9am to 1pm on Wednesday, 13 November

Rotary Club of St Francis  –  Saturday 9th November marked the occasion of the Charter of the Rotary Club of St Francis – formerly the Rotary Satellite Club St Francis, (Satellite club of Rotary Club of Uitenhage South).

The Charter President of the club is Santa Zeiss who received the club’s charter certificate from 9370 District Governor, Jaco Stander at a champagne brunch event at the Dune Ridge Country House in St Francis Bay.

“This is the little club that could,” said Zeiss, “and there’s no stopping us now!! Congratulations to all 21 of our Charter members and thanks to all the Rotary dignatories who travelled far and wide to join us in this celebration, including District Governor Elect Maud Boikanyo all the way from Lesotho.”

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

R74m immediate drought relief for Eastern Cape farmers  –  The Eastern Cape government has rejigged its budget and made R74m available for immediate drought relief in the province’s six districts.

Extraordinary whale tale prompts big splash for Algoa Bay  –  The wonders of Algoa Bay were splashed on Spanish national news recently when Rainer Schimpf received an award for his marine conservation and education work

The painstaking task of keeping NMB’s Swartkops River clean  –  In the Nelson Mandela Bay neighbourhood of Wells Estate everyone knows that if Dolly Mitchell is close, you do not drop a piece of plastic on the ground.

Angry PE residents block rugby offices after Boks ditch tour in northern areas  –  Disgruntled fans from Port Elizabeth’s northern areas are calling on the Springboks to make a return visit after they failed to pitch up during the Webb Ellis Cup tour on Sunday.

Surfing

Peruvians Sol Aguirre, Raul Rios Victorious at Oi Pro Junior Series Finale  –  The final day of the Oi Pro Junior Series and Oi Longboard Pro turned out to be a head-to-head clash between Brazil and Peru.

Sticky Bird Wax Launches Subscription Deal In Australia  –  No more begging, groveling, or slipping off your favourite step-up when you pull in to a throaty barrel and you need all the grip you can get. 

 

Loadshedding

Power supply ‘constrained and vulnerable’ as unplanned breakdowns increase  –  While it is not planning to institute rotational power outages on Tuesday, it warned these may be implemented at short notice. 

National & African News

Sandra Munsamy ‘can walk and talk’, say cops as four men appear in court  –  Four men arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Pinetown businesswoman Sandra Munsamy made a brief appearance in the Durban regional court on Monday.

Aweh Ma-se-Bokke! –  To the cynics, the naysayers, the realists, the non-dreamers, this is the time to stop reading. For the dreamers, the optimists, the believers, the sports nuts, keep reading. 

Faf gives Tutu a glimpse of the national underpants  –  Tutu was later spotted jiving away at the City Hall next to the statue of his friend, the late Nelson Mandela.

‘This Black Friday We’ has Twitter debating how to tackle it  –  Black Friday is fast approaching and many retailers have already started early special in anticipation of the shopping frenzy on November 29. 

Courts

Hawks head: We need to move quicker. The honeymoon is over  –  Eighteen months after being appointed as head of the  the Hawks, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has acknowledged the honeymoon is over. 

DA wins R300K defamation case after ANCYL ‘racist’ slur in defence of Magashule   –  The case blew up after the DA questioned an honorary doctorate given to the then premier of the Free State, Ace Magashule.

Public Protector

Mkhwebane to fight Sars’ attempt to block access to Zuma’s tax records  –  Public protector  has indicated that she will oppose an application brought by the Sars to block her from obtaining former president Jacob Zuma’s tax information.

Politics

ANC youth task team was warned of ‘violent’ Hammanskraal before fatal rally  –  ‘It would be negligent for the ANC task team to expose the youth to an environment which is predisposed to violence,’

Business, Money & The Economy

SAA warns of job losses as it embarks on restructuring  –  South African Airways (SAA) announced on Monday afternoon that has informed its 5 146 employees that it is embarking on a restructuring process which may lead to job losses.

Tributes for a pioneer  –  Allan Gray remembered with tremendous respect.

International

NSW and Qld fires: eight emergency warnings issued for out-of-control bushfires – live  –   NSW fires: almost 600 schools closed today amid catastrophic bushfire conditions

Sport

Five South Africans to keep an eye on in the Nedbank Golf Challenge  –  Locals haven’t exactly won Africa’s major consistently the past few years, but the challenge is strong in 2019.

FACT: Rassie now ‘loses control’ of most top Boks  –  Call it the imminent hangover to follow the sublime, unifying countrywide party.

 

This & That

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun  –  Mercury is making a rare transit, where the planet passes across the face of the Sun as seen from Earth.

Mouse deer species not seen for nearly 30 years is found alive in Vietnam  – Silver-backed chevrotain caught on camera after it was feared lost to science

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