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