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Wednesday 10th June

Covid-19 and Local News & Updates

Tests Conducted – 968070  Positive Cases –  52991  |  Recoveries – 29006 |  Deaths – 1162

Well it seems the info we received on the weather yesterday was all wrong for yesterday turned out to be beautiful almost windless day. That said the Weather Office says the second big cold front of the winter is set to batter the South African coastline from Wednesday.  Let’s hope we are wrong again but we think not.


Kouga Tables Revised Draft IDP/Budget for Public Comment  –  Kouga Municipality has tabled a revised draft of its 2020/21 Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and budget for public comment.

Covid-19 Update 38 – Spit and Beach Restoration Update  –  On Wednesday, 8 April evidence of a breach of the Spit was found by an inspection team, comprising Kouga Local Municipality (KLM) and St Francis Property Owners (SFPO). 

Covid-19 payment relief approved for residents and business  –  Various Covid-19 payment relief measures for residents and businesses have been approved by the Kouga Council.


Pressure on East Cape government to intervene in Nelson Mandela Bay  –  The ANC and DA are calling on the Eastern Cape government to intervene in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality after a death threat made against acting city manager Noxolo Nqwazi


Independent On LineSA’s Covid-19 deaths now at 1162, as cases rise over 52 900  –  South Africa now has over 52 900 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus and over 1100 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Tuesday night.

Independent On LineFour Tygerberg Hospital departments closed due to Covid-19 concerns  –  The department’s intervention comes after numerous trade unions called for the hospital to shut down due to safety risk and non-compliance of Covid-19 protocol. 

The GuardianCovid-19: the psychology of physical distancing – podcast  –  As the world begins to unlock, many of us will be seeing friends and family again – albeit with guidelines on how close you can get to one another.


TimesliveMurder cases ‘surge’ following lifting of alcohol ban: Bheki Cele  –  There has been a surge of murders since the ban on the sale of alcohol was lifted last week, police minister Bheki Cele said on Tuesday.

Sale of liquor will not be banned, beer association reiterates, amid rumours  –  The Beer Association of South Africa has reiterated liquor sales will not be suspended despite rumours.

My BroadbandWhat Virgin Active and Planet Fitness will look like when they reopen – Photos  –  While it is unclear when gyms will be able to reopen, they are nonetheless preparing to operate under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neighbourhood watches can return to streets  –  Community policing forums and neighbourhood watches can now operate again under level 3 of the national lockdown


BusinesstechAll South African students and university staff will have to register to be screened and cleared for Covid-19 every day  –  Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande says that his department will use HealthCheck, a purpose-built coronavirus daily screening and monitoring tool,


Daily MaverickSouth Africans stranded on cruise ships set to come home at last  –  They have been at sea since coronavirus restrictions were imposed in March. 

The Citizen23-year old South African woman’s Oman prison nightmare over  –   Chloe Collins, who was working in the hospitality industry in Oman when she was arrested by authorities on 9 May, 2019, is finally heading back to South Africa

The CitizenCops close Dainfern Golf Club as only professionals allowed to play  –  ‘Members from the Douglasdale police and Johannesburg Metro Police Department [JMPD] Midrand received a complaint,’ 


Daily MaverickVan Loggerenberg calls for prosecution of those implicated in attack on revenue service  –  The former SARS executive also called on SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter to ‘act in a manner that will ultimately put the entire nightmare to bed once and for all’.


TimesliveDlamini-Zuma slams ‘vague’ lockdown judgment as lawyers file appeal   –  Last week, the North Gauteng High Court declared that the lockdown level 3 and 4 regulations promulgated by Dlamini-Zuma were “unconstitutional” and “invalid”.

The CitizenEFF to approach courts over rules for National Assembly virtual meetings  –  The EFF said it rejected the ‘herd voting system’ introduced in parliament as ‘it is beginning to undermine constitutional rights and freedoms’.


Fin24Relief for commission earners as real estate sector gets back to work  –  Some 46 000 property practitioners are represented by the National Property Practitioners Council, which has welcomed the real estate sector’s return to activity.

money webSasol’s amazing recovery . Why did we miss this opportunity?  –  Sasol has staged a remarkable recovery on the JSE from its low levels of only a few weeks ago – increasing more than 700% from around R21 per share in the last week in March to the current R170.

FBizNewsive drivers pushing the rand from Covid-19 doldrums  –  The rand broke through and stayed below the key technical level of R16.70 to the US dollar during trading on Tuesday.


Daily MaverickAre South Africans safe with Huawei? (Part 2): A different kind of virus  –  Covid-19 has lent renewed vigour to the US’s drive to keep Huawei out of global 5G networks.

My BroadbandThe South African industries under attack by hackers  –  NTT has published its 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report, which details the state of cybersecurity around the world.


UN warns ‘food systems are failing’ amid coronavirus pandemic  –  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday that nearly 50 million more people are expected to enter “extreme poverty” due to the coronavirus pandemic

BBC newsHope for pangolins as protection boosted in China  –  China has removed pangolins from its official list of traditional Chinese medicine treatments, according to reports.


Why Reinach is King and Faf is not  –  The Springboks are blessed with some great scrumhalves, all in their prime at the moment.

World Rugby set to unveil new global calendarThe Citizen  –  World Rugby is edging closer to implementing a revised global calendar that could lead to significant changes in Test rugby.


Relief as Building Plan Amnesty extended 

Home-owners have been granted a further year to apply for amnesty from fines and penalties payable for incomplete or incorrect building plans. The extension was approved by the Kouga...

NSRI advise caution following the SA Weather Service severe weather forecast:

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is appealing for public caution following the South African Weather Service (SAWS) forecasting high, rough seas and gale force winds expected...

Kouga Traffic re-opens for licence renewals and registration

The Kouga Traffic Department in Humansdorp has re-opened for driving and motor vehicle licence renewals and registrations. Motorists are asked to take note that the operating hours has...

The Magic of the Cape St Francis Nature Reserves is being Discovered

Wonderful article submitted by Matt Gennrich on our nature reservesCape St Francis is home to 4 different nature reserves showcasing the amazing biodiversity of the fauna and flora of...

Extra Rates Rebate For Pensioners

Applications Now OpenPensioners who own property in Kouga can now apply for extra rates rebates if their combined monthly household income is R15 000 or less.The rebates were approved by...

Water Drive off to great start

Water Drive off to great start as Hankey & Patensie head For the annual "Dry Period" from 11 to 26 JulyThe water drive for Hankey and Patensie got off to a great start this weekend,...

A Word of CAUTION 

With the roadworks presently underway on St Francis Drive and the intersections on Lyme Roads North and South as well as the SPAR parking exit, drivers must take extra care. Whilst roads...

Water drive for Hankey and Patensie

Kouga Municipality is collecting bottled water for residents from Hankey and Patensie.The Kouga Dam, which supplies the towns with water, is almost dry.In addition, the annual dry period...

Hankey SMMES benefit from ground-breaking project

History is being made in the Gamtoos Valley where ten local SMMEs have been employed by Kouga Municipality to build temporary shelters for beneficiaries of the upcoming Hankey RDP...

New TLB Driver Clears The Way For Women

A former litter-picker is clearing a new career path for women at Kouga Municipality.Nokufika Mvundla (46) has become the first woman to be appointed as a plant operator at the...

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