Wednesday 19th February
NO Load Shedding Today but Eskom warns that could change but St Francis will be spared
New DA leadership elected in Kouga and Kou-Kamma – The Democratic Alliance in Kouga and Kou-Kamma Municipalities met over the weekend at Oubos, just outside Kareedouw, for the AGM of the Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency.
Man arrested for Humansdorp shooting – A 22-year-old man is due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for allegedly gunning down three people in the street earlier in February.
PE, East Cape & Southern Coast
NMU students arrested for intimidation – Seven Nelson Mandela University students were arrested on Tuesday for disrupting classes and intimidating students.
Wanted suspect arrested hours after Algoa FM News broadcast – After hearing on the radio that Els was been sought by police, a member of the community contacted SAPS Algoa Park and alerted them to his whereabouts.
South Africa & African Continent
The joke’s on us, says Cyril Ramaphosa – Remember a message that went viral on social media last week, poking fun at how long it would take to build a hospital in SA compared to China?
Liquidators move, subpoena Watson children to appear before Bosasa insolvency inquiry – The children and nephew of late Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson – Lindsay, Roth and Jared Watson – have been subpoenaed to appear before a confidential insolvency inquiry
JMPD officer killed in ‘drunk driving incident’, DA to petition for harsher sentences – ‘We can’t lose more lives in the name of drunk driving,’ former Joburg MMC for safety Michael Sun said.
Adam Habib resigns as Wits University vice-chancellor – He starts a new job in London next year.
Locusts swarm into South Sudan as plague spreads – Swarms of locusts ravaging crops and grazing land across east Africa have reached South Sudan,
Gender Based Violence
MPs slammed for using gender-based violence as a political football – Members of Parliament have been slammed, largely by women on social media, for using gender-based violence as a political football.
De Ruyter: Eskom debt will not simply disappear – we need money from somewhere – Eskom’s R450bn debt burden needs to be addressed – either through an equity injection, a tariff hike or higher sales
Untenable circumstances: SA judiciary under threat – A funny thing happened on the way to the court roll: Papers in strike-off case involving Western Cape judge are suddenly ‘missing’.
Malema should escape punishment, ConCourt hears in Riot Act application – The NPA instituted charges against Malema under the same section of the Riot Act contested in court, for telling supporters to occupy land.
The Eternal Return of FW de Klerk – He’s back. He never left.
SONA 2020 Debate
Only Fools & Horses — ANC’s cheap politicking backfires – The ANC found itself outmanoeuvred when EFF leader Julius Malema turned their points of order on wife-beating against them.
You’re not a reformer, you don’t have the guts – Steenhuisen to Ramaphosa – ‘You don’t have the guts to make the tough choices our country needs. You are not brave enough to take on the unions that hold this country to ransom
Business, Money & The Economy
Trump says SA is ‘rich’. He has a point – Surely there are more than just ‘developed’ or ‘developing’ economy categories?
South Africa’s biggest retailers: Shoprite vs Woolworths vs Spar vs Pick n Pay – Deloitte has published its annual Global Powers of Retail report for 2020
Moyo vs Old Mutual: Ex-CEO keeps on fighting – Old Mutual said it will oppose Peter Moyo’s latest court application to block it from appointing a new CEO.
UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers – Government plans to take ‘full control’ of borders a disaster for economy and jobs, say industry leaders and Labour
World’s richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change – Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change.
First passengers disembark from Diamond Princess in Japan – About 500 passengers have begun disembarking from the virus-hit cruise ship moored off Yokohama, Japan after 14 days of quarantine.
Bad news for South African computer hardware prices – The coronavirus outbreak in mainland China is affecting the production and shipping of computer hardware globally.
Faf, Boks laughed at ‘drop en skop’ tag at World Cup – De Klerk’s long blonde hair and naughty smile combine to make him one of the more easily recognisable of the 2019 Springboks,
Late eagle gives Vorster a big boost in SA Amateur – Martin Vorster birdied 17 and eagled the 18th at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club to advance to the top 32
This & That
What four years at sea taught me about our relationship to the ocean – Oceans are central to the story of civilisation – so why do so many of us feel disconnected from them?