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LOCAL: (St Francis & Kouga Region)

One at a time is all that it really needs  –  Following comments on Social Media regarding the potential of spreading the virus when several members of a single family all visiting our local SuperSpar when only one person should in fact be in the store

 

REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast) 

SA violence: Calm in Eastern Cape….just cold  –  Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, says police are investigating the origins of messages calling for KZN-style protests in the province.

SA & AFRICA NEWS: 

Changes coming for Home Affairs in South Africa – including more services through banks  –  Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi says that the long lines at offices are a result of the large number of people the department serves,

COVID NEWS: 

SA records 12 537 new Covid-19 cases, 663 deaths  –  South Africa’s cumulative number of Covid-19 cases stood at 2 219 316 after the country recorded 12 537 new cases and 663 deaths

COVID VACCINE:

WHO warns of ‘chaos’ if individuals mix Covid vaccines  –  Chief scientist says organisation is awaiting data on studies combining vaccines but that health agencies can make decision to mix shots

POLITICS & PARLIAMENT: 

A race war looms if the government can’t get the looting under control  –  The ANC failed to sort out its politics when the Zuma matter was for its members only to resolve.

CHAOS & LOOTING:

Report from the looting frontline: I am the closest I have ever been to losing hope  –  Nothing is moving now besides the media, the desperate, the criminals, the opportunistic and the civilian patrols and vigilante groups trying to keep them at bay.

Death toll from violent riots climbs past 70, with more than 1,200 arrests  –  Police have confirmed that the violent civil unrest had also spread to Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape, though at lesser intensity than seen in Gauteng and KZN.

PICS & VIDEO: Heartbreaking and bizarre scenes as chaos and looting continues  –  South Africans were torn between heartbreak and disbelief at the devastation that played out in parts of the country on Tuesday.

ZUMA:

Zuma’s legacy: The build-up to breaking down Crime Intelligence  – Why didn’t Crime Intelligence foil the looting that mushroomed and is tearing up parts of South Africa? 

COURTS, NPA, HAWKS CRIME & SAPS:

NPA told to oppose bail for those bust for looting and public violence  –  The NPA has been instructed to oppose bail for anyone arrested for being part of looting and rioting playing out in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Bheki Cele warns looters: You’re under surveillance and cops will pounce  –  IN FULL: Speaking notes for police minister Bheki Cele during Tuesday’s justice cluster briefing

BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:

South Africa’s state-owned insurance company confident it can step in to rescue looted businesses  –  Sasria is the only insurer in South Africa that provides cover for loss or damage to insured property as a direct result of social unrest, including rioting, strike action and public disorder.

Durban chamber sends another SOS to Ramaphosa  –  Appeals for a state of emergency in KZN, while the SA Property Owners Association calls for greater action to stem looting and destruction.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

More than 100 network towers hit in violent protests: Icasa  –  The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has condemned the looting and burning of buildings in parts of the country.

Working towards a Chain Free Sea Vista!

St Francis Animal Rescue has been successfully unchaining tethered dogs in our local township of Sea Vista since December 2019 and, to date, we have...

A Salute to Successful Kouga Women

WOMEN from different walks of life will be sharing their achievements and the challenges they have faced in the past with the broader Kouga...

Increase In Local Active Covid-19 Cases

THERE has been an increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region.Active Covid-19 cases totalled 212 on July 26 according to the...

Do Not Close Fire Hydrants

Kouga residents are urged to not close open fire hydrants.Once a water pipe has been repaired, these hydrants must be opened to let the air out of...

Additional boreholes to help counter drought effects

TEN viable boreholes will be connected in areas worse affected by the drought to help mitigate the effect of the prolonged drought.This after one...

Residents must save water now

TAPS in Humansdorp are set to run dry should residents not drastically safe water with immediate effect.“Due to technical problems at the Churchill...

Teetering on a slippery slope

As I was driving back from the inevitably over crowded Point today I noticed two Xhosa women laughing. They held the hands of two white toddlers as...

One at a time is all that it really needs

Following comments on Social Media regarding the potential of spreading the virus when several members of a single family all visiting our local...

Two Luxury Yachts destroyed in St Francis fire

Two yachts under construction at Nexus Yachts in St Francis Bay, each valued in region of R30 million  were destroyed in yesterday’s fire. The cause...

FOSTER – 30 years of supporting St Francis’ Heritage

For many years, the membership of FOSTER remained fairly static at around 100 members which brought in around R30 000 of the R100 000 needed to...

INTERNATIONAL:

‘Have you no shame?’: Biden decries Republican attacks on voting rights  –  President condemns Trump’s ‘big lie’ about a stolen election but fails to mention filibuster in 20-minute Philadelphia speech

EARTH, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:

More than 60 wildfires rage across US west – including blaze bigger than Portland  –  Thousands have been forced to evacuate from Alaska to Wyoming amid soaring temperatures and a drought

SPORT:

2021  –  Royal St George’s   –  In 2021 The Open will return to Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011, when an emotional Darren Clarke fulfilled his boyhood dream of becoming Champion Golfer of the Year.

Mzwandile Stick and Boks aiming to bring back some hope amid violence and looting  –  Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says they are aiming to bring some hope amid violent outbreaks and looting around the country.

Ireland claim memorable ODI victory over sloppy Proteas  –  A key aspect to facing any lower-ranked team is the execution of basics. It is about doing the simple things right in order not to give the opposition a sniff.