Tuesday 8th October

St Francis & Kouga News

Kromme-Enviro Trust Coastal Cleanup a great success  –  Helping to keep our oceans clean –  Following on from yesterday’s article on  the eco-brick initiative, Rotary and Kromme-Enviro Truust joined forces again on Sunday

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

19-year-old arrested for allegedly killing fellow student at NMU  –  A 19-year-old Nelson Mandela University student is in police custody after he allegedly stabbed a fellow student to death.

Holidaymakers find human remains on EC beach  –  Police in the Port Alfred cluster have opened up an inquest docket following the discovery of skeletal remains on a beach in Boknes.

20-year-old man drowns at Port Elizabeth pool party  –  A 20-year-old man drowned at a pool party in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, at the weekend.

Former municipal director and stepson appear in PE court for fraud  –  A former municipal director and his step-son appeared at the specialised commercial crimes court in Port Elizabeth for alleged fraud, theft and corruption, amounting to approximately R16 million,

Surfing

Courtney Conlogue Finds Perfection at Roxy Pro France  –  The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France continued yesterday in excellent four-to-six foot surf at La Graviere to run through the third rounds of competition in both the men and women’s fields. 

National & African News

Nowhere to hide: Canned big cat hunting explained  –  Canned hunting is an integral part of South Africa’s captive breeding industry. 

Walus has shown remorse for killing Chris Hani, says his lawyer  –  According to the assassin’s psychologists, he has rejected racism and accepted democracy.

Our not-so-perfect wedding: 9 arrested, cops assaulted after KZN celebration  –  A wedding procession led a day later to a party that didn’t end until police were forced to intervene.

WATCH: Suspects rob, stab KZN motorist who stopped to change flat tyre  –  A bakkie driver who stopped to change a flat tyre was stabbed and robbed on the N2 southbound freeway near the spaghetti junction. 

Striking Zimbabwe doctors defy order to resume work  –  Doctors striking in Zimbabwe for pay hikes defied a government order to resume work on Monday and asked the UN and private businesses to help fund their return to the wards.

Police

Viewfinder: IPID’s cover-up of police brutality in SA  –  Torture, rape, killings, assault – South Africans lodged 42,365 criminal complaints against the police between April 2012 and March 2019. 

Nine Key Takeaways: IPID’s cover-up of police brutality in SA  –  For years, whistle-blowers inside South Africa’s cop watchdog have alleged that investigations into police criminality were rushed through in a bid to inflate performance statistics. 

#ZondoCommission

Duduzane is lying and I don’t know why – Madonsela  –  Zuma was given numerous opportunities to respond to the allegations before the report was released, she said.

WATCH | ‘That’s my guy,’ Zuma says about his relationship with Tony Gupta  –  Tony Gupta was a business partner as well as a “dear” and “close” friend of his, Duduzane Zuma told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

He’d always ask people about Guptas’: Duduzane confirms taking Booysens to meet family  –  A confident Duduzane said Booysens had expressed interest in meeting the now fugitive Gupta family. 

Politics

Mkhwebane was determined to make findings against me  – Gordhan  –  Pravin Gordhan says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is determined to make adverse findings against him “irrespective of the evidence to the contrary before her”.

Business, Money & The Economy

Bridgestone invests R700m in SA tyre plants and signs taxi deal  –  CEO says strategic partnership with SA Taxi will see it gain a bigger share of the minibus taxi tyre market.

Eskom’s $4bn coal bill headache largely of its own making  –  South Africa wants coal producers to help debt-stricken state power utility Eskom tackle its skyrocketing costs of fuel – a problem that’s largely of its own making.

International

Trump’s shock Syria retreat reverberates as Turkish troops mass  –  Officials scramble to understand implications of US move as Kurds face prospect of invasion alone

Brexit

Revealed: the EU’s point-by-point rejection of Johnson’s Brexit plan  –  Exclusive: Leaked papers obtained by the Guardian show extent of fundamental objections Brussels has raised

Sport

Bok skipper Kolisi takes step into unknown with Canada  –  South Africa captain Siya Kolisi accepts his side will be taking a leap into the unknown when they face Canada for the first time in nearly 20 years

Pocock: Tall trees catch the most wind  –  Wallaby flank David Pocock believes taller players are more likely to being penalised for high tackles under the tight regime at the World Cup.

Science & Environment

Ozone hole vigilance still required‘  –  The recovery of the ozone layer over Antarctica cannot be taken for granted and requires constant vigilance

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Chained Tortoises investigated by SPCA Assisi in Sea Vista

SPCA Assisi received information that tortoises were being kept on chains in St Francis Township. Inspector Tany Keyzer went to investigate.On Tuesday, 01 October 2019, Inspector Tanya Keyzer consulted with Adriaan le Roux, Nature...

Operation Save Escaped Elephant From Being Killed

Mount Camdeboo orchestrates specialist translocation operation to save escaped elephant from being killedAn African elephant bull that escaped an Eastern Cape game reserve for a second time in recent weeks was on Thursday set to be...

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Project:

Sea Rescue presented the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban last week.NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew...

One fatality and three survivors after boat capsizes

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Noordhoek on Saturday morning .NSRI rescue swimmers in a sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, the EMS Aeromed 3 helicopter, Gardmed...

Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Is On A Mission

Donkey Bay – Cape Town big wave surfer Matt Bromley recently had an epic trip to Donkey Bay in Namibia, and scored some epic waves at this elusive, world-class destination. The waves weren’t as big or as heavy as first expected, but...

Major milestone for St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group

A major milestone was achieved last week when the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group SFDVG) handed over safety wear and equipment to volunteers who had also undergone training provided by municipal services. The essential equipment has...

New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum

A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter, a St Francis Property Owner (SFPO) committee member is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.Truter is the SFPO ...

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated yesterday (Thursday 10th October) following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartkops River Mouth, Port Elizabeth.THree  local male teenagers were reported to be swimming when they were...

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us

Cape St Francis  - Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time! St Francis Bay loves a good party, and what better way than to celebrate with beer! The annual St Francis Oktoberfest...

Semifinalists Set at the Roxy Pro France

SEIGNOSSE / HOSSEGOR / CAPBRETON, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France (Tuesday, October 8, 2019) - The Roxy Pro France resumed yesterday and completed the Quarterfinals in excellent, six foot plus waves on the outside peak of La Nord to...

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