Wednesday 12th February

 Just announced NO Load Shedding Today 
But if Stage One is implemented – 19:00 to 21:30

Local News

Pathway From CBD To Sea Vista Complete  –  The pathway that links the St Francis Central Business District to Sea Vista is complete, and it looks magnificent.

St Francis Brick & Pant Hire

Beware ATM’s during Load Shedding

Collo's BlogThis is written from a recent and ongoing...

Ramzi Boukhiam Wins the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Boukhiam defeated Weslley Dantas in the Final of the QS5000...

Excitement Mounts As Wine Estates Confirmed For Wine On Water Festival Brought To You By Investec

St Francis Bay – Sales have been brisk for the inaugural Wine...

Mountain Biking One Of The Most Remote Islands On Earth

Andre Hogo and Darren Peens from St Francis Bay recently...

CT Athletes Dominate on Day 3 of the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Yago Dora, Filipe Toledo and Jadson André all had commanding...

Fire Risk Reduction Initiative – Part Two

Part Two of the St Francis Property Owners Fire Risk Reduction Initiative...

Top Seeds Add Excitement to the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Filipe Toledo (BRA) and other elite surfers take charge at...

Pathway From CBD To Sea Vista Complete

The pathway that links the St Francis Central Business...

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge – Nazaré, Portugal

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge Pres. By Jogos Santa Casa...

Bathers caught in rip at Plettenberg Bay

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated on Monday...

PE, East Cape & Southern Coast

This possibly applies to Humansdorp as well so check if you have an appointment booked 

Renewal, issuing of licenses on hold at Nelson Mandela Bay traffic centres  –  The issuing of new drivers’ licenses and the renewal of licenses is on hold at the Uitenhage and Korsten traffic and licensing centres.

Master’s student freed after two years in jail for rape he did not commit  –  A Mdantsane man who was sentenced to eight years for rape walked out of St Alban’s Prison in Port Elizabeth, following a successful appeal after spending two years inside.

South Africa & African Continent

Nelson Mandela’s release and the unimagined dream  –  In stepping out that day, Madiba became more than a symbol to millions, not only in South Africa, but globally. 

News24Mandela’s release 30 years ago was SA’s victory, not an act of kindness by FW de Klerk  –  The release of Nelson Mandela 30 years ago was a victory for the people, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday.

Somalia executes two men by firing squad for girl’s gang rape and murder  –  Somalia executed two men by firing squad on Tuesday for the gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, 

Boko Haram burns travellers to death, abducts women and children  –  Militant Boko Haram members killed at least 30 people, abducted women and children before burning 18 vehicles,

Unemployment

South Africa’s State of Unemployment Disaster –  South Africa’s unemployment rate remains 29% – five times the rate for the rest of the world.

Zuma

The Zuma spectacle makes one wonder …-  If we can’t tackle corrupt political practices when brought before the criminal justice system, SA has no chance of holding politicians to account.

#ZondoCommission

News24Casac argues Justice Zondo can amend state capture commission’s terms of reference  –  Casac has told the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that it is at the discretion of the chair of the commission of inquiry into state capture to amend the terms of reference.

Zondo commission hearing on SAA Technical intensifies during heated exchange  –  Testy exchange between evidence leader Kate Hofmeyr and former SAAT head of procurement Nontsasa Memela.

SONA 2020

Zuma, the idiot-king who will never go away  – The straight shooter with a sick note will be the real subject of SONA 2020.

Parliament not distracted by ‘conspiracy theories’ as EFF claims Sona cops plot  –  ‘Open threats to disrupt the work of parliament, including propagation of conspiracy theories, are not in the interest of the public,’ 

Courts

Western Cape Judge implicated in misappropriation of R8m in legal firm trust funds  –  Application with the Western Cape High Court to have two directors of a law firm linked to Judge Mushtak Parker struck from the attorneys’ roll.

Travel

New UK visa changes are good news for South Africans looking to move  –  In the wake of Brexit and the UK’s new skills-based immigration system, South Africans are set to have increased access to UK work visas.

Business, Money & The Economy

Banks caught amid EWC disaster  –  Who will keep paying mortgage bonds if or when government takes property?

International News

Tragedy at sea

The GuardianEight dead and four rescued after 32 days adrift in South Pacific  –  Group left Papua New Guinea in canoe before Christmas and survivors were rescued almost 2,000km away a month later

Weinstein Trial

Weinstein accuser’s agent testifies in New York rape trial  –  A former agent of accuser Jessica Mann took the stand in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Tuesday,

Coronavirus

The GuardianChina death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship  –  New figures report 95 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, a drop of 22% on the previous day, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. 

Technology

My BroadbandVodacom network downtime due to load-shedding  –  Vodacom has sent a message to mobile customers apologising for network problems due to load-shedding.

SPORT

Surfing

WSL LogoNazaré Tow Surfing Challenge – Nazaré, Portugal  –  The Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge at Nazaré ran today in massive waves and provided non-stop action for six hours straight

PGA Tour

Sport24History beckons – if Woods can reverse Riviera fortunes  –  Tiger Woods’ rich history at Riviera Country Club includes almost everything but a victory – something the US superstar hopes to change with a landmark win this week.

Wildlife photos

BBC newsSquabbling mice top ‘people’s poll’ award  –  Anyone who’s travelled on London Underground’s network will know them – the little black mice that scurry along the platforms and under the rails.

 

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