Wednesday 25th March

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Local News

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: –  STATEMENT BY KOUGA EXECUTIVE MAYOR HORATIO HENDRICKS  –  The Kouga Council is in full support of the 21-day lockdown 

Covid-12 Update #3 – Did Russia really release 500 lions to enforce COVID-19 lockdown?  –  Short and sweet, as things start getting real, and as we approach lockdown. Note Canals & river locked down.

PE, East Cape & Southern Coast

Bob Hewitt granted parole  –  Former tennis star Bob Hewitt who was jailed on charges of rape and sexual assault was granted parole on Tuesday

Court cases to be postponed beyond lockdown  –  All outstanding criminal and civil cases in the Eastern Cape will be postponed until after the March 26-April 16 lockdown period.

Man gunned down outside PE shopping centre  –  Police in Port Elizabeth arrested a 28-year-old man and recovered a .38 revolver which may be linked to a murder in Gelvandale.

A Call for Food Parcels


Kouga Service Emergency Numbers


Draft budget and IDP adopted

Kouga Municipality’s draft Integrated Development Plan (IDP)...

7 000 Soaps Distributed – More Needed!

Almost 7 000 households across Kouga were armed with soap and...

NSRI Durban assist Queen Mary 2

 NSRI Durban duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Alick...


ESSENTIAL service delivery will continue across Kouga during...

No controlled burns allowed during lockdown

Approval has been withdrawn for all controlled burns until...

Water rationing to Hankey and Patensie lifted for Covid-19 lockdown

Water rationing to Hankey and Patensie will be lifted...


The Kouga Council is in full support of the 21-day lockdown...

Kouga Municipality notice on restrictions on local public facilities

Quick reference to measures in place to contain the spread of...


News24Confirmed SA cases  –  See the details of all the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in South Africa, by province. – 554

News24LIVE | Stop panic buying, there is no need to stockpile – SA govt  –  Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.

TimesliveGovernment will name Covid-19 patients who fail to toe the line  – In order to minimise the spread of Covid-19, the government will be forced to name a person who has contracted the disease in order to reach others who have been in contact with that person.

The Lockdown

TimesliveWATCH | Life on the breadline: Covid-19’s cruel frontline  –  “We are worried about the informal settlement areas. There is no clean sanitation there. No flushing toilets, as we all know. Those are the things that really raises our concern,”

defend truthLocked & Loaded – South Africa enters the Age of Corona  –  Home’ in one of the world’s most unequal societies is a mutable term 

Daily MaverickSA Lockdown explained by government: Part 1 – health and economics  –  Ministers from the health and economic sectors gave a little more detail on how South Africa’s national lockdown, will work – and why it is necessary.

Lockdown explained by government: Part 2 – social services  –  Ministers from the social development, housing and higher education departments gave detail on South Africa’s national lockdown,

Fin24A preview from Italy: What life is like in lockdown  –  In Rome, the first signs of change came from overhead

South Africa & African Continent

money webSouth Africa at its best  –  Covid-19 has stoked our self-belief. Something remarkable happened across South Africa on Monday evening. 

TimesliveMore airlines cancel domestic flights during Covid-19 lockdown  –  SAA and FlySafair have joined Comair in announcing the cancellation of domestic flights for the duration of the national Covid-19 lockdown.


Daily MaverickPrasa-related testimony: Six questions that need to be asked  – T there are still crucial questions that need to be asked about the rail agency.


Independent On LineEFF hits out at ‘greedy employers’ forcing staff to work during lockdown  –  The EFF have hit out at ‘greedy employers’ who the political party claims are forcing their employees to attend work


Daily MaverickEskom fights tooth and nail for massive price increases in the years ahead  –  Through the courts and an application to Nersa, Eskom is seeking to claw back massive additional revenue

Business, Money & The Economy

BusinesstechThese 9 services are being considered ‘essential’ during South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown  –  Companies that are essential to the production and transportation of food, basic goods and medical supplies will remain open during the 21-day ‘lockdown’,

International News

BBC newsPanic buying in India as national lockdown begins  –  Global cases exceed 400,000 with deaths approaching 20,000. New confirmed cases is doubling every three days.


My BroadbandFree Internet speed upgrades for South Africans during lockdown  –  South African ISPs and fibre network operators are working together to upgrade customer line speeds at no charge.


The CitizenVan Niekerk, Simbine chasing 2021 Olympics  –  Sascoc expresses some relief that the organising committee took the decision to postpone the showpiece, particularly over concerns for athlete preparation.

This & That

BBC newsMammal study explains ‘why females live longer’  –  A new study that looks at lifespan in wild mammals shows that females live substantially longer than males.

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