Wednesday 6th October

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LOCAL NEWS: (Kouga)

Notes From The EditorMore cool things are happening to our village, and to people from the village. Here are a few notes picked up over the last two days.

Final Results Of The 2021 Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Championships – Yesterday the 2021 Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Championships delivered testing, 2-3 foot light onshore conditions for finalists. Local Results: Rory Dace: 3rd place U14 Boys, Joel Dace: 3rd place U16 Boys.

Unique Pleistocene landscape likely to be doomed by proposed Thyspunt nuclear site — here’s an alternative vision Why not envisage a future that builds on the innate strengths of the area rather than one that will degrade them by building a huge edifice to an outdated technology? By Richard Cowling.

REGIONAL NEWS: (East Cape, Port Elizabeth & Southern Coast)

Nelson Mandela Bay officially out of Covid-19 third wave – It is good news for Nelson Mandela Bay as the metro has finally eased out of the Covid-19 third wave.

Twitter tongues wagging over pricey stadium in Komani -The hand-over by the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality on Monday got tongues wagging and is top trending on Twitter, with social media commentators questioning the R15 million spent on the stadium.

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

SA’s Covid-19 digital vaccination certificate system ‘in testing phaseThe national health department has appealed for patience while it tests a Covid-19 digital vaccination certificate system that is expected to officially launch later in the week.

Soap wars: Lifebuoy’s rival finally succeeds in quashing infection protection claimsIn the latest soap battle, the makers of Protex, Colgate-Palmolive, succeeded in their attempts to rebut Lifebuoy’s claims suggesting that their soaps have medicinal benefits.

SPORT:

St Francis Links to host 86th SA PGA ChampionshipThe South African PGA Championship, South Africa’s second oldest professional golf tournament, will begin a new chapter in its illustrious history as the 86th edition will be played at St Francis Links in the Eastern Cape from 4-7 November 2021.

POLITICS, GOVERNMENT & PARLIAMENT:

‘I’m gatvol’ – Mashaba on IEC’s omission of ActionSA’s name from ballotActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has bemoaned the IEC’s decision to omit his party’s name and only have it represented through its logo.

COURTS, NPA, HAWKS, CRIME & SAPS: 

Sexual misconduct and assault among top transgressions by teachersAssault and sexual misconduct against pupils are still among the top transgressions committed by teachers across the country.

BUSINESS & MONEY MATTERS:

National Health Insurance – Here’s how it will workThe National Health Insurance is supposedly about healthcare, but it’s really about political control.

TECHNOLOGY & TELEVISION:

Captain James T Kirk: Bezos’ Blue Origin to send William Shatner into space – “I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself,” Shatner said in the captain’s log.

How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

Summer's coming. Notes From The Editor Monday 22 October 2021 How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse Or  How To Get Through The Festive Season In St...

Photo Of The Day – Monday 25th October 2021

A wonderful photo  of an orchid Satyrium princeps flowering in the Airpark . Image by Gregg Darling - a local wildlife/nature photographer.

Notes From The Editor

Notes From The Editor One thing that has been part of the pleasures of living in St Francis is that the restaurants are generally very full over the...

KOUGA RATED BEST MUNICIPALITY IN EASTERN CAPE

KOUGA Municipality was rated the best performing municipality in the Eastern Cape – one of only two municipalities in the province that is not in...

Photo Of The Day – Friday 22 October

This stunning photo of two Caspian Terns at the beach was shot by local photographer Si Cunneen. If you have any images you would like to submit for...

Cape Town Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Releases His Surf Movie ‘Over The Edge.’

Press release For immediate release Tuesday 19 October 2021   Cape Town Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Releases His Surf Movie ‘Over The Edge.’...

Notes From The Editor

Notes From The Editor 20 October 2021 The point of my Notes From The Editor column is to simply remind everyone of good things happening in our...

Photo Of The Day 20th October 2021

Robin Moulang captured this epic angle of some very cool clouds, and our beloved lighthouse. For more of his work go to his Instagram feed on...

Notes From The Editor

Water, water, everywhere As I write this, at 19:30 on a Sunday evening, it feels like the clouds have opened. It has been pouring in my neck of the...

Photo Of The Day Monday 18th October

Photographer Clive Wright can often be found at the Seal Point car-park, pointing his camera at the shore-break. These are the sort of amazing...

INTERNATIONAL:

World’s 50 best restaurants for 2021The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards — an event considered the Oscars of the fine dining world — was also obliged to take a hiatus last year, but it’s finally back. Wolfgat (Paternoster, South Africa) comes in at number 50.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook harms children and weakens democracy: ex-employeeA former Facebook employee has told US lawmakers that the company’s sites and apps “harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy”.

ENTERTAINMENT:

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ Is the Dystopian Hit No One Wanted—Until Everyone DidThe South Korean survival drama that for a decade was dismissed as grotesque and unrealistic is on track to become Netflix’s most-watched show. It has hit No. 1 in more than 90 countries, including the U.S.

ENVIRONMENT:

Assault on the West Coast: Inside the illegal diamond mining applications – The Atlantic west coast in the region of the Olifants River estuary has sustained a barrage of new diamond mining applications recently. Documents reveal a litany of legally questionable oversights, including a failure to assess the needs of local communities.