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Wednesday 9th October

St Francis & Kouga News

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us  –  Cape St Francis  – Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time!

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Bobani’s future as Mayor hangs in the balance  –  The future of the UDM’s Mongameli Bobani as the mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay hangs in the balance.

Don’t rob us, plead Port Elizabeth ambulance drivers  –  Eastern Cape ambulance drivers and their assistants are appealing for protection from community members following a spate of robberies while on duty

PE house-breaking gang behind bars  –  The Hawks in Port Elizabeth arrested three people during raids on Tuesday morning on three houses in Zwide.


Semifinalists Set at the Roxy Pro France  –  The Roxy Pro France resumed yesterday and completed the Quarterfinals in excellent, six foot plus waves –  Jordy qualifies for Olympics

National & African News

Old Mutual pleads for its board members not to be jailed  –  Says a more appropriate sanction if they are found guilty of contempt of court would ‘among other things’ be a suspended sentence, a fine or a warning.

Neigh, my bru – trio nabbed for selling stolen transformer from back of horse-drawn cart  –  Cape Town police on Tuesday arrested two men trying to sell a stolen electricity transformer from the back of a horse and cart.


IPID officers rubbish public protector report  –  The public protector has suffered blow after blow in high-profile court cases and members of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate hope to inflict more damage.

Was month’s end at IPID a time for ‘killing files’?  –  The police watchdog completes a suspiciously large number of cases on certain dates.


Who to believe: Mcebisi Jonas or Duduzane Zuma?  – Former deputy minister Mcebisi Jonas and patronage’s Prince Charming, Duduzane Zuma, have presented diametrically opposing versions before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry


Floyd Shivambu seems guilty of breaching MPs’ code of ethics — but what about money laundering  –  Grand Azania is a company legally owned by Floyd Shivambu’s brother Brian. It is reported that the company received R6.16-million in loot from VBS Mutual Bank


I am being targeted because I am close to Zuma, Dudu Myeni alleges  –  Former SAA board chairperson, Dudu Myeni, says her ongoing court case was politically motivated. 

DA says it won’t be ‘captured’ by ‘nefarious’ IRR  –  The Institute of Race Relations doubled down this week in a campaign to ostensibly ‘save the opposition’.

Business, Money & The Economy

Audit reports read like an SOS from SOEs, Parliament hears  –  Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises this week got a glimpse of far-reaching administrative challenges facing state-owned enterprises, 


International News

White House ‘will not co-operate with impeachment inquiry’  –  The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.


Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal appears doomed as deadline looms  –  EU may offer to extend Brexit talks to summer, despite PM’s insistence UK will leave on 31 October


Will Reinach’s X-Factor get him selected for the Play-Offs?  –   South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said the “X-factor” Cobus Reinach was a chip off an old block as the Springbok scrumhalf scored the quickest World Cup hat-trick in a 66-7 rout of Canada in Kobe on Tuesday.

Springbok player ratings: Rampaging RG, dynamic Damian(s)  –  It’s a day where the backs (finally) outshone the rampant forwards.

Science & Environment

Nobel physics prize: ‘Ground-breaking’ win for planets and Big Bang  –  Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for “ground-breaking” discoveries about the Universe.

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Chained Tortoises investigated by SPCA Assisi in Sea Vista

SPCA Assisi received information that tortoises were being kept on chains in St Francis Township. Inspector Tany Keyzer went to investigate.On Tuesday, 01 October 2019, Inspector Tanya Keyzer consulted with Adriaan le Roux, Nature...

Operation Save Escaped Elephant From Being Killed

Mount Camdeboo orchestrates specialist translocation operation to save escaped elephant from being killedAn African elephant bull that escaped an Eastern Cape game reserve for a second time in recent weeks was on Thursday set to be...

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Project:

Sea Rescue presented the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban last week.NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew...

One fatality and three survivors after boat capsizes

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Noordhoek on Saturday morning .NSRI rescue swimmers in a sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, the EMS Aeromed 3 helicopter, Gardmed...

Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Is On A Mission

Donkey Bay – Cape Town big wave surfer Matt Bromley recently had an epic trip to Donkey Bay in Namibia, and scored some epic waves at this elusive, world-class destination. The waves weren’t as big or as heavy as first expected, but...

Major milestone for St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group

A major milestone was achieved last week when the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group SFDVG) handed over safety wear and equipment to volunteers who had also undergone training provided by municipal services. The essential equipment has...

New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum

A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter, a St Francis Property Owner (SFPO) committee member is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.Truter is the SFPO ...

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated yesterday (Thursday 10th October) following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartkops River Mouth, Port Elizabeth.THree  local male teenagers were reported to be swimming when they were...

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us

Cape St Francis  - Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time! St Francis Bay loves a good party, and what better way than to celebrate with beer! The annual St Francis Oktoberfest...

Semifinalists Set at the Roxy Pro France

SEIGNOSSE / HOSSEGOR / CAPBRETON, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France (Tuesday, October 8, 2019) - The Roxy Pro France resumed yesterday and completed the Quarterfinals in excellent, six foot plus waves on the outside peak of La Nord to...