Wednesday 6th October 

St Francis & Kouga News

Brace for a wet weekend, says weather service  –  We might be in for a wet weekend. Let’s hope the catchment areas for our dams benefit


Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Nelson Mandela Bay metro faces being placed under administration  –  Cogta MEC Xolile Nqatha stated his intent to intervene in the metro was motivated by the ‘persistent failure of the municipality to fulfill its obligations’.

PE couple robbed at gunpoint whilst eating supper  –  Police in Port Elizabeth are investigating an armed robbery after an elderly couple was tied up and robbed at gunpoint in their home in Old Seaview Road in Chelsea.

John Steenhuisen

South Africa: No country for young people  –  If we want to give young people a fair shot, we need to stand up to public-sector unions, cut costs, and open up our state monopolies to competition. 

National & African News

WATCH: Mayhem as Kolisi, Boks come home to a hero’s welcome  –  ‘The most important thing is never to listen to someone who tells you you’re not going to make it,’ Bok captain Siya Kolisi said.

Clash between media, OR Tambo security mars grand welcome for Boks  –  What should have been a joyous occasion soon turned sour when a fight broke out between the media and OR Tambo International Airport security

Zuma

Jacob Zuma maintains Derek Hanekom tweet was taken out of context  –  Former president claims ‘known enemy agent’ does not mean ‘apartheid spy’

#ZondoCommission

Jacob Zuma ‘ill’ and unable to appear before state capture inquiry  –  Former president Jacob Zuma will no longer appear before the state capture inquiry next week.

Land Reform

The dangerous vacuity of the EFF’s populism and evangelism  –  The EFF has taken the noble quest of land reform and turned it into an almost biblical form of revenge. 

De Lille invokes the ‘Queen of England’ as she spars with DA over land in Cape Town  –  The Queen of England has been drawn into the battle between the DA and Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille about six land parcels in Cape Town.

Politics

EFF benches itself as MPs sing, dance to celebrate Boks’ victory  –  One EFF MP broke ranks – Makoti Sibongile Khawula known to all as Mam’Khawula – danced with DA MP Darren Bergman.

Disappeared: Crucial documents fingering SSA spies who infiltrated SARS  –  Dlomo told Mavuso that he “rejects claims that he was in hiding and had absconded from work”, but said instead that he had been booked off ill 

BLF won’t challenge Electoral Court ruling confirming deregistration  –  Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama said he will not challenge confirming that his party is no longer a registered political party.  

Business, Money & The Economy

Investors are knocking, but can they come in?  –  The recent gas find off the coast of Mossel Bay is the biggest thing to happen to the South African economy since the discovery of gold. 

16 000 jobs created following SA’s R1.2trn investment bid  –  Many of the new investments will be located in various special economic zones.

International News

Boeing whistleblower raises doubts over 787 oxygen system  –  A Boeing whistleblower has claimed that passengers on its 787 Dreamliner could be left without oxygen if the cabin were suffered a sudden decompression.

Mexico Mormons: Nine US citizens, including children, killed in ambush  –  At least nine US citizens, three women and six children, have been killed in an attack by suspected drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico.

Sport

Brown loyal to Japan’s Joseph, rejects All Blacks offers  –  Japan assistant coach Tony Brown has rejected approaches from two leading contenders to replace Steve Hansen at the All Blacks, saying he will only go if Brave Blossoms head coach Jamie Joseph gets the job.

Climate change:

Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists  –  A global group of around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.

Plastic Pollution

Dumped fishing gear is biggest plastic polluter in ocean, finds report  –  Greenpeace calls for global action over nets, lines and traps that are deadly for marine life

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Sydney Surf Pro to Kick-Start Inaugural WSL Challenger Series Season

SYDNEY, NSW / AUS (Friday, November 15, 2019) - The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that Sydney will stage the first-ever WSL Challenger Series event next March. The Sydney Surf Pro will be the biggest professional...

All Eyes On Beyrick De Vries At The Vans Triple Crown In Hawaii

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii – The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) is underway in Hawaii, and there is much interest in Durban surfer Beyrick De Vries competing in the series of events. The VTCS takes place on the 7-Mile Miracle that...

Kouga Traffic to offer free roadworthies

Kouga Municipality will be helping locals arrive safely at their holiday destinations this festive season.“Our Traffic Department will once again be offering motorists free roadworthy checks on their vehicles this December,” said Kouga...

New TLBs move service delivery up a gear

Service delivery is set to move up a gear following the addition of seven new TLBs to Kouga Municipality’s fleet.The TLBs, short for “tractor-loader-backhoes”, were purchased at a cost of R8,2-million from the municipality’s capital...

Matrics armed and ready for last exams

Local matriculants are armed and ready to tackle their last remaining exam papers.  Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman and Kouga Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) chairman Siyabonga Tambo visited Lungiso and Humansdorp Secondary last week...

ABC Makes Waves with ‘Ultimate Surfer’

LOS ANGELES, CA/USA (Wednesday, November 13, 2019): ABC today announced the network pickup of new competition series “Ultimate Surfer.” The eight-episode series will gather some of the world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and...

St Francis Pharmacy closing at midday

NOTICETo facilitate the extensive changes being made the pharmacy will be closing from 12 noon today (Wednesday 13th) and will reopen Thursday  (14th) morning at 08:30. The closure is to facilitate the extensive changes being made to...

Coastal Management Plan

Coastal Management Plan available for commentThe draft proposal Coastal Management Plan for the Sarah Baartman District Municipality can be accessed on the Kouga municipal website...

Rotary Club of St Francis 

District 9370 District Governor Jaco Stander with Rotary Club of St Francis' Charter President, Santa ZeissSaturday 9th November marked the occasion of the Charter of the Rotary Club of St Francis - formerly the Rotary Satellite Club St...

It is time take the situation seriously

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has issued an alert over the critical water levels Impofu Dam specifically to residents from St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay and HumansdorpThe Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is...

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