PLEASE SAVE WATER
Beach and Spit Restoration program – Interesting Video on St Francis Property Owners Website that explains the processes of the beach restoration process
Roadshow to empower Kouga SMME’s – Established and registered SMMEs from the Kouga region have been invited to attend an empowerment roadshow at the Newton Hall in Jeffreys Bay next week.
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE & SOUTHERN COAST:
Covid-19 spike in Eastern Cape caused by ‘bad behaviour’, warns expert – The recent spike in Covid-19 cases has been attributed to “bad behaviour” and people no longer adhering to health regulations.
Faction members in bid to collapse ANC rule in EC — Mabuyane – Ill-disciplined and factional ANC members are trying to collapse governance in Eastern Cape municipalities, provincial party boss Oscar Mabuyane has said.
Garden Route Covid cases on the rise as public becomes complacent – There has been a 120% increase of new active Covid-19 cases in the Kannaland area,
Totally Under Control — how the United States (and South Africa) screwed up the coronavirus response – Totally Under Control, a new film co-directed by documentarian Alex Gibney, lays bare the insanity at the heart of the Donald Trump administration’s response to the Covid-19 crisis.
Grim milestone as SA reaches more than 18,000 Covid-19 deaths – The country also climbed towards 695,000 total Covid-19 cases, with 1,178 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours. There are now 694,537 total confirmed infections across SA.
The world could see a Covid-19 vaccine in early 2021 – here’s who will get it and how – Even if a jab is shown to work, there won’t be enough doses for everyone.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:
MK vets back Ace Magashule as he takes veiled swipe at Fikile Mbalula – Magashule — who the grouping largely supported and applauded — fired a broadside at the minister without mentioning him by name.
Just three positions up for grabs at DA’s digital elective conference – The DA’s federal congress presiding officers, Greg Krumbock and Desiree van der Walt, made the announcement on Tuesday.
Herman Mashaba blames Senekal murder and protests on ‘total collapse’ of rule of law – ActionSA president Herman Mashaba has slammed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to the murder of Free State farm manager Brendin Horner
New bid to get Gupta-linked Kuben Moodley to explain R8.3m stashed in safety deposit boxes – The high court in Johannesburg has ordered that the interim restraint order against a controversial businessman’s assets — worth R232m — be extended to November 27.
Oakbay CEO, Gupta associate prepared statements on Eskom execs, state capture inquiry hears – This bombshell emerged at the Zondo commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture on Tuesday when former board chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane returned to the witness stand.
‘Bipolar’ Senekal businessman is denied bail – The 51-year-old businessman arrested for his alleged role in a fiery protest in the Free State last week has been denied bail.
EFF will be at Senekal court on Friday and no one will to stop it – Malema – Malema said anyone who overturned a police vehicle and entered courts violently was declaring war against the state.
‘We saw it coming, we begged and nothing happened’ – farmers tell Bheki Cele – Responding to the farmers, Cele said the issues raised sounded like the operations of a stock heist, much like the cash-in-transit heists that have also affected the country.
BUSINESS, MONEY & ECONOMY:
Tito Mboweni asks for a ‘mini budget’ delay – a worrying sign the economic line isn’t holding – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has asked Parliament for a week’s delay for the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement.
Five things to watch out for in the medium-term budget – We expect real growth to average -0.8% between 2020 and 2023 vs Treasury’s June forecast of -0.4%: Momentum Investments
We need to move away from GDP as a measure of progress: Dr Mamphela Ramphele – The Covid-19 crisis offers South Africans opportunities to tackle the unfinished agenda of transforming society into a more equitable, resilient and prosperous democracy
TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:
iPhone 12 Pro launched – The most powerful iPhone ever – Apple launched its new iPhone 12 Pro smartphone range at an event on 13 October 2020.
Australia is updating its visas – here are the key changes that South Africans should know about – As Covid-19 continues to batter Australia’s economy, its government has finally announced updates to the country’s migration programmes for 2021.
Home affairs glitch puts brakes on passport and ID applications – Unstable connectivity on the department of home affairs’ live capture system has affected passport and ID applications and collections.
Nuclear arms talks spiral into confusion as Russia rejects US ‘delusion’ – Top US negotiator claimed there was ‘an agreement in principle’ between Trump and Putin
US ELECTIONS 2020:
US election: Biden says Florida seniors ‘expendable’ for Trump – US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has criticised Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic while courting elderly voters in the battleground state of Florida.
High number of fatal Australian shark attacks prompts concern hunting grounds are shifting – La Niña’s possible influence on feeding considered as Western Australian surfer’s death takes 2020 toll to highest in 86 years
Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its corals since 1995 – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half of its corals since 1995 due to warmer seas driven by climate change, a study has found.
Erasmus and Habana appointed to influential new World Rugby committee – Erasmus is a coaching representative and Habana is a player representative on the High Performance 15s Committee.
World number 1 golfer Dustin Johnson tests positive for Covid-19 – World number one Dustin Johnson has tested positive for Covid-19, the PGA Tour said in a statement on Tuesday.
Africa’s only professional cycling team in race for survival – South Africa-based NTT Pro Cycling is racing to find new backers before the 2021 season after the pullout of its two top sponsors.