22nd January

Local News

If we don’t try we will never know!  –  “There are as many experts on beach erosion as there are residents in St Francis Bay”.

Eastern Cape

MTN Baywest robbery suspects were from Cape Town  –  All five suspects arrested for the MTN Baywest Mall heist over the weekend came to the Bay from Cape Town 

Multichoice take film production masterclasses to the Eastern Cape  –  Multichoice and the Department of Arts and Culture in the province have partnered to up skill Eastern Cape youth in improving their skills in the video entertainment industry. 

Murder of Eastern Cape horseracing mogul sparks fears of ‘revenge killing’  –  Speakers at Anele Luntinto’s funeral made it clear they believe that jealousy over his spectacular run of wins – and feuds over cattle and horses in the area – were behind the violence.

Beware ATM’s during Load Shedding

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Ramzi Boukhiam Wins the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Boukhiam defeated Weslley Dantas in the Final of the QS5000 in Fernando de Noronha,...

Excitement Mounts As Wine Estates Confirmed For Wine On Water Festival Brought To You By Investec

St Francis Bay – Sales have been brisk for the inaugural Wine on Water festival in St...

Mountain Biking One Of The Most Remote Islands On Earth

Andre Hogo and Darren Peens from St Francis Bay recently embarked on a trip to St...

CT Athletes Dominate on Day 3 of the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Yago Dora, Filipe Toledo and Jadson André all had commanding performances at the...

Fire Risk Reduction Initiative – Part Two

Part Two of the St Francis Property Owners Fire Risk Reduction Initiative following from last...

Top Seeds Add Excitement to the Oi Hang Loose Pro

Filipe Toledo (BRA) and other elite surfers take charge at the QS 5,000 in exotic...

Pathway From CBD To Sea Vista Complete

The pathway that links the St Francis Central Business District to Sea Vista is...

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge – Nazaré, Portugal

Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge Pres. By Jogos Santa Casa Celebrates High-Performance Big...

Bathers caught in rip at Plettenberg Bay

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated on Monday morning following reports of...

South Africa & African Continent

Farm killings and land grabs: AfriForum reports Ramaphosa to the UN  –  AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets said the complaint stemmed from a statement Ramaphosa made on farm murders and land grabs during a visit to the US in September 2018.

‘Ten years ago there was a pupil who perished here,’ says SAHRC at lodge where pupil drowned   –  Enoch Mpianzi was not the first young person to drown at the resort that hosted the recent school orientation camp that ended in tragedy.

Courts

Sex, lies, physical assault & court rigging — all in a day’s work for John Hlophe, claims his deputy  – In an unprecedented move in South African legal history, a Deputy Judge President has accused a Judge President of attempting to influence judicial appointments, assaulting fellow judges, sexual impropriety and creating a climate of hostility and fear in chambers.

Eskom

EXCLUSIVES | We interview Eskom CEO André de Ruyter: Big changes are coming  –  Big changes are coming at Eskom – but exactly what they will be depends on a crucial board meeting at the end of this month.

#ZondoCommission

Amigos case’ comes back to haunt ANC at Zondo commission  – The case involved political heavyweights Mike Mabuyakhulu and Peggy Nkonyeni, but the charges were withdrawn.

SA Airways

What might a rescued SAA look like?  –  It should’ve been made to offload domestic routes to Mango years ago

SAA’s business rescue efforts are being sabotaged deliberately, says Numsa and Sacca  –  The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association have expressed concern over developments at the national carrier, SAA. 

Trump Impeachment

Senators kill Democratic efforts to subpoena more evidence – live  –  Republicans voted down three amendments brought by the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer – get the latest live

Technology

My BroadbandGood news if you are experiencing slow Internet  –  Openserve has released a statement confirming that the process of repairing the broken SAT3/WASC and WACS cables has begun.

Australian Open 2020:

Day three – live! –  Updates from the conclusion of the opening round from Melbourne Park


Cricket

No Faf in ODIs as Quinton de Kock takes over reins  –  The mercurial wicketkeeper-batsman has previously been identified as a future leader at national level.

The Royals

Harry and Meghan threaten legal action over Canada paparazzi shots  –  The Sussexes say paparazzi photographers are permanently camped outside their Vancouver Island home with long lenses.

 

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Climate Change

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TODAY 22 January

Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says Trump is the world’s ‘leading climate denier’

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