Wednesday 27th November

St Francis & Kouga News

Farmer shot in attack near Thornhill  –  The South African Police in Thornhill have launched a search for four armed male suspects, who fired several shots at a father (57) and his 18-year-old son

Water interruption in Jeffreys Bay  –  Major repairs will be done on the water pipe bridge crossing in Impala Street today Wednesday, 27 November. The work will take place from 7am to 10pm.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Shot driver dies outside cop shop  –  A Port Elizabeth driver died outside a police station after a desperate race for help in his bullet-riddled vehicle on Monday night.

Nelson Mandela Bay facing bankruptcy over IPTS recall – DA  –  Democratic Alliance Interim Leader John Steenhuisen says the possible recall of R3.2 billion by National Treasury could bankrupt  Nelson Mandela Bay.

Lucky escape for female driver following freak accident in PE  –  A woman from Port Elizabeth had a lucky escape on Tuesday afternoon after a stationary truck rolled onto her vehicle in Diaz Road.

National & African News

16 days of activism for what? Eight brutal cases that rocked us in 2019  –  From the gruesome murders of entire families to the tragic death of a young woman raped and killed in  a post office, these eight murder cases captured SA’s attention this year.

‘Nothing has changed’ on Cape Flats despite months of SANDF deployment  –  Cape Flats community activists say that nothing much has changed after four months of Operation Lockdown

More than 40 dead after heavy rain pounds DR Congo capital  –  Forty-one people died in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa after torrential overnight rains, with some swept away by landslides, a top city official said Tuesday, giving a provisional toll.


Top Eskom contractors in fresh R75m Kusile slush fund scandal  –  Kusile contractors Tenova Mining and Minerals, Esor Construction, Tubular Construction and Stefanutti Stocks paid altogether R75-million to a slush fund


Rogue President, Rogue State: Zuma personally halted investigations into Guptas and Arthur Fraser  –  President Jacob Zuma personally instructed those tasked with safeguarding the country’s national security to shut down criminal investigations into the Gupta family


MPs differ on SAA’s fate – but agree bailouts must end  –  Members of Parliament in the National Assembly debated the state of beleaguered national carrier, South African Airways, on Tuesday afternoon

End of the road for Jiba, Mrwebi as justice committee set to recommend they not be reinstated at NPA  –  Advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi will not be reinstated at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Business, Money & The Economy

Traditional labour policies are hurting SA  –  The country needs a leader who will tell unions that reforms will be short-term, but must – and will – happen.

Trade union pension funds sit on R42bn in unclaimed benefits  –  Workers often leave employment unaware that they have pension benefits owing to them, says Tiaan Kotze, managing executive of Liberty Corporate.

Solly Moeng: Don’t fight over the doctor’s skin colour when the patient is dying  –  After Moody’s recently changed the outlook on the country’s credit rating from stable to negative, Standard & Poor’s followed suit last week.

International News

As Hong Kong suffers, China risks losing its financial window on the world  –  The territory’s recession is getting deeper and the US is threatening its special trading status, bringing serious consequences for Beijing

Trump tears into impeachment inquiry, defends military pardons at Florida ‘homecoming rally’  –  President Trump took the stage in Sunrise, Fla. Tuesday night to address supporters at what his reelection campaign rally dubbed a “homecoming rally”


Siya Kolisi reportedly signs with Roc Nation Sports  –  This is according to veteran sports journalist Robert Marawa, who tweeted the news earlier on Monday evening. 


Vegan runners: can a plant-based diet provide what you need to compete – and win? –  Fiona Oakes was a lone crusader when she set up a running club for vegans 15 years ago. Now, she holds four world records


Controversial pesticide under spotlight as bees, butterflies wane  –  Where have all the bees and butterflies gone?


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SRA answers questions posed by CRA members

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Damned if you don’t so better you do!

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JBay’s Matt McGillivray Qualifies For WSL Championship Tour 2020

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