Wednesday 22 June

Low 4:27AM 0.77m
High 10:32AM 1.32m
Low 4:38PM 0.75m
High 11:14PM 1.47m

LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Kouga Municipality Customer Satisfaction Survey – Kouga Municipality invites all residents to complete their Customer Satisfaction Survey

Notes From The Editor – Where are we going?

Property News You Can Use, presented by Harcourts – New Rental and Property Rules

Weather Report – rain, rain, glorious rain, but probably not enough. In fact, not even close.

Photo Of The Day – Lady and Dog on Nude Beach.

REGIONAL:

Bay water crisis: race to plug thousands of water leaksThe NMB municipality is racing against time to plug the more than 3000 identified water leaks that are putting pressure on the rapidly declining dam levels.

Surfers Corner:

Plakkie Classic JNR Surf Tournament – All The ImagesAll the photos from the weekend’s surfing event at Victoria Bay. Any photo requests to @gumbootism on Insta

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Countdown to CatastropheNelson Mandela Bay contractors begin water ‘leaks carnival’ of more than 3,000 repairs in five days.

TRAVEL:

Discovery partners with SAA after Comair’s exit – with lounges, fast boarding, cheap flightsDiscovery announced its newest partnership with South African Airways. Discovery clients will now have access to premium airport lounges refurbished in partnership with SAA

THIS & THAT:

Not being able to balance on one leg linked to earlier death, study claims – The inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds in mid-to-later life foreshadowed an earlier death than for those who could. Wow

CRIME & CORRUPTION:

Suspended top cop to appear in court on R1m fraud and corruption charges – its a crooked blue line

EARTH, OCEANS, SPACE & THE UNIVERSE:

‘A tsunami of human waste’ – Half of SA’s sewage treatment works are failing, says report – we actually are in deep shit.

ENVIRONMENT:

Over 2 Billion Plastic Bottles Recovered for Recycling in South Africa!2.1 billion plastic bottles were diverted from landfills last year thanks to the various recycling efforts

ENERGY:

Activists and researchers dismayed by IEA endorsement of tapping Africa’s natural gasThe International Energy Agency released a report that explores pathways for Africa’s energy system to evolve

POLITICS:

In a spit-fire speech to Unisa, Lindiwe Sisulu repeats her January attack on judiciary and SA ConstitutionThe tourism minister appears to have again refuted the President’s statement that she had apologised for a previous attack on the judiciary

SPORT:

Coach Jacques Nienaber unveils the 2023 Bok battle planThe Springbok squad for the series against Wales will be the foundation for the World Cup defence in 2023

First Indoor Concept Market at St Francis Links clubhouse, Saturday, 2nd July

First Indoor Concept Market at St Francis Links clubhouse, this Saturday, 2nd July. The market will run from 8:30 till 14:00. Start your weekend with chill vibe, artisan food & drinks, great company. More than 25 refreshing and practical raffle prizes waiting to...

Whats On At The SUPERSPAR – 1 Day Of Specials Today!

One Day Of Price Cuts at the SUPERSPAR - Today! There are some amazing specials for today only, as we try and bring the best prices to our loyal customers. There is Chicken In A Bag, and a pack of 30 sausage rolls on special for one day only. There is a special on...

Photo Of The Day – Passing The Point

Seaway Osprey passing the point with a rig on board Photo by Gregg Darling

Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay

  News release 29 June 2022 Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay   Supertubes Park, Da Gama Road, JBay – This year will see the welcome return of the best surfers in the world to JBay for the Corona Open JBay. The waiting period for the surf event is 12-21...

Surfing Today with Rip Curl – Sammy Pupo Scores Best Result In Rio

Saquarema Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Carissa Moore (HAW) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) won the Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona, Stop No. 8 on the World Surf League 2022 Championship Tour. The competition finished spectacularly in front of a massive crowd at Praia de Itaúna in...

Photo Of The Day – Thyspunt Van Bo Af

The beauty of Thyspunt from the air. Photo by Barry Culligan

Property News You Can Use presented by Harcourts.

Buying A House Can Be A Costly Journey Without An Experienced Guide  The guide comes in the form of a professional and experienced estate agent. But how do you know you’re getting an experienced “guide” and not being led astray?  The answer is simple: a Fidelity Fund...

Local Man Dies In Plett Shark Attack

Plettenberg Bay beaches have been temporarily closed after a man was recovered from the surf following a shark attack on Tuesday afternoon. National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the body had been recovered at Sanctuary Beach, on the...

St Francis Today Will Be On A Short Break

St Francis Today is going on a short break towards the end of this week. We are on assignment across the country for two weeks and the delivery of the St Francis Today news will be a tad sporadic. Please bear with us, we will be back in full force before you know it.

Rotary Club of St Francis Inducts President for 2022-23

Congratulations to Rotarian Brian Codling who was inducted as President of the Rotary Club of St Francis for 2022-23 at a gala dinner at St Francis Links on Friday 24th June. Conducting the induction and officially handing over the baton was past President George...
INTERNATIONAL:

Hong Kong’s Jumbo floating restaurant sinks at seaAn iconic Hong Kong floating restaurant has sunk, just days after it was towed out to sea en route to an unspecified destination.

THE BUZZ:

Bill Cosby: Comedian found liable for sex assault of teen at Playboy MansionJury awards $500,000 (£407,000) in damages to a woman who was 16 when the incident happened.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

I am not a robot: iOS verification update marks end of ‘captchas’Tests where you are asked to spot traffic lights or type out wobbly letters may be a thing of the past

BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS: