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The excitement is building with the SA Canoe Champs this weekend – St Francis Bay canals will be awash with paddlers this weekend as the South African Canoe Marathon Championship kicks off in the biggest paddling ever to be held on our waterways.
Boat crew rescued off Kromme River Mouth – NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a boat capsized almost a nautical mile off-shore of the Kromme River Mouth.
SPCA lays charges following shocking seal abuse video – The SPCA has laid charges against two men allegedly involved in the horrific abuse of a Cape Fur seal pup caught on camera. WARNING: The video at the bottom of this article contains graphic content which may upset some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised
Eastern Cape ANC members turn on ANC politicians over water – Residents from across Ingquza Hill local municipality protested outside the municipal offices in Lusikisiki on Monday, demanding water,
AIC councillor’s Bay budget vote about-turn – Minutes after AIC councillor Thsonono Buyeye said he would support the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s 2018/19 budget, he stepped out of the chamber, leaving the DA-led coalition government without enough votes to approve it.
National (South Africa & Africa) New
Sassa thwarts 4,000 fraudulent social grant payments during switchover – There are bound to be glitches and snafus during the massive migration of the payment of social grants to some 17 million beneficiaries
Eskom staff wants increase of between 9% and 15% — or the lights will ‘switch off’ – Organised labour at Eskom has called on the government to do “everything” to ensure the cash-strapped power utility is resourced to increase employees’ wages or “the lights will switch off”.
Mkhwebane’s overstepped her mandate on Zille ruling: civil rights body – The Centre for Constitutional Rights says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has overstepped her mandate on Cape Premier Helen Zille’s colonialism tweet.
Soap commercial not so squeaky clean – The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) instructed Lifebuoy on Monday to withdraw their commercial for Lifebuoy Activ Silver Formula Total 10 soap
The ANC created Zuma and the ANC will have to deal with him – , I have been observing developments in the ANC for a while now, trying to make sense of them – and in the process, trying to predict the possible trajectory of the tsunami
Business, Money & Economy
If it wasn’t for Ramaphosa Effect, rand would be close to R17/$ now – Investec – The global emerging market sell-offhas tamed the rand in recent weeks, with weaker trading levels now the order of the day.
New Sars Boss Says So-Called ‘Rogue Unit’ Members Are Not Coming Back… For Now – Mark Kingon, acting commissioner of the revenue service, is however in talks with former members of the dismantled Large Business Centre.
Donald Trump had said crippling sanctions against Pyongyang will remain for now, but North Korea’s media is reporting differently.
Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah – Saudi-backed forces have begun an assault on the key port of Hudaydah after Houthi rebels ignored a final deadline to withdraw, reports say.
Junior Springboks knocked out of U20 Championship in narrow loss to England – A good fightback has been the Junior Springboks’ friend in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship this year, but on Tuesday night, it wasn’t enough to overcome England
Solar Powered Water
US company launches new solar-powered water production device in Cape Town – Zero Mass Water’s SOURCE Hydropanels use sunlight and air to make safe, pure drinking water. Powered entirely by solar, SOURCE extracts water vapour from the air and converts it into liquid water similar to distilled water.
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