Wednesday 11 May

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LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Property News You Can Use, presented by HarcourtsWill Returning To The Office Influence City Living Demand?

Photo Of The Day – Duckdive

Rotary – Woodridge Interact Club NewsMore good work from Rotary

St Francis Bay JKA  KarateAt the 2022 Eastern Cape Province JKA Championships held in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 12h March, students from St Francis Bay JKA Karate performed exceptionally well.

REGIONAL:

JBay Lifeguard swims in Africa’s toughest 5km Indian Ocean raceKouga Municipality lifeguard Craig Sampson, has completed many swimming challenges since he received his Lifesaving Surf Proficiency Award more than 20 years ago.

Surfers Corner:

Surfing Today with Rip Curl – McGillivray and Smith Heading For G-LandAfter miraculously making the mid-year cut-off in Western Australia last week, McGillivray joins Smith on the remainder of the elite tour for the rest of the year, kicking off with Grajagan.

ENERGY:

Expect the worst Eskom power cuts South Africa has ever seenSouth Africa is headed for a record year of power cuts if the rate of station breakdowns fails to improve, particularly at coal-fueled plants.

POLITICS:

Aaron Motsoaledi admits strong police presence unsettled ANC Eastern Cape conference delegatesANC National Executive Committee member Aaron Motsoaledi says media reports about threats of violence at the Eastern Cape conference are inaccurate.

CRIME & CORRUPTION:

‘Fearless and independent’ SA courts hailed for holding the line against Zuma onslaughtFacing unprecedented political pressure, South Africa’s Constitutional Court held the line and had been undeterred by former president Jacob Zuma’s three-pronged onslaught in 2021, a report on the judiciary has found.

SPORT:

Boucher welcomes CSA withdrawal of ‘unsustainable, unjustifiable’ chargesCSA dropped a bombshell announcing they had withdrawn charges of discrimination, including those of racism, against Boucher because they said there was no basis to sustain them

Photo Of The Day 2 – Kromme River Mouth in all her glory

Our ever-changing rivermouth. © Barry Culligan

Photo Of The Day – Elephant Bath

Elephant bath. Photo © Andrew Rice

Notes From The Editor – Water Crisis talks tonight, fat FOSTER Jol on Saturday, and Sunday Roast at The Brewery. It’s all happening.

Water Crisis Talks Tonight We have some fun times in our town, but the theme tonight at the Bowling Club is serious. Join Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency Leader Retief Odendaal and DA Cllr Lorraine Maree to talk about St Francis Bay's water crisis. It's at the St Francis...

Surfing Today with Rip Curl: The Rip Curl GromSearch is heading to Cape St Francis.

Seal Point – the second leg in the new Rip Curl GromSearch surfing series is heading for Seal Point. It will run from 23 -24th July, the weekend after the Corona Open JBay waiting period.  The Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Sea Harvest is supported by the Cape St...

Looking Back: St Francis Bay MTB Challenge 2009, 2010, 2011

St Francis Bay MTB Challenge 2009, 2010, 2011 By Richard Arderne The first St Francis Bay MTB Challenge was held on Sunday 6 September 2009, and we waited anxiously at the Links very early that morning, wondering whether we would have 50 cyclists, or maybe 100, but...

Photo Of The Day – Biggest Wave Ever Ridden, Ever…

Sebastian Steudtner (GER) has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest wave surfed (unlimited) – male. As part of the Red Bull Big Wave Awards, the World Surf League (WSL) has officially analyzed, measured, and verified Sebastian Steudtner’s 2021...

Corona Open JBay – Looking Back At Jordy Smith’s 20 point heat

Perfect Scores At JBay We all know that Jordy Smith is capable of some incredible surfing. The Durban-born Capetonian won two Corona JBay Open events in 2010 and 2011. He has also been world title runner up twice, in 2010 and 2016.  Yet, in 2017, he surfed a 20-point...

Kouga Business Forum Launch

Last week Thursday saw a well-attended Kouga Business Forum launch at The Links. With the rain starting to come down, there was an air of optimism at The Links. This, combined with several very positive speeches and some delicious snacks from the Links kitchen, made...

Property News You Can Use, presented by Harcourts

Paint like a Pro: Some tips Prepare your substrate properly. We can’t stress the importance of this step enough. Cracks, peeling or flaking areas must be sanded, scraped or smoothed prior to applying new primer and paint. Otherwise, the thicker, heavier new coat will...

Photo Of The Day – Early Morning Sand Dune

Early morning sand dune walk. Image © Wendy Wei
INTERNATIONAL:

Putin preparing for long war in Ukraine – US spy chiefOver 800 reports of war crimes in Mariupol, says mayor.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

Elon Musk Says He Would Allow Trump Back on Twitter“Cheers, we’re out of here,” said most Twitter users worldwide.

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Interest rate hikes to bite middle-class South Africans in coming monthsSouth Africa is set for another year of interest rate hikes which will hit the buying power of South Africa’s middle-class in the coming months