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St Francis Today Thursday 22nd March

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Pam Golding Properties - KING OF THE KROMME 2018 St Francis Paddling Club’s 13th annual Pam Golding Properties KING OF THE KROMME will be held on Easter Saturday, 31 March 2018 at 4 pm at Quaysyde. We are confident that shifting the event from the previous...

Tell us what you think!

In an effort to make St Francis Today easier to read on mobile devices, particularly phones which approximately 35% of our readers use to access our news pages, we have launched a more mobile friendly version. We have retained the existing news page for...

Voter registration success

DA reports increase in local residents Nigel Aitken, chairman of the DA in St Francis confirmed the success of recent voter registration for next year’s Government and Provincial elections that took place for Ward 12 over the weekend 10 & 11 March. Some...

87-year-old dies while surfing

87-year-old dies while surfing and 18-year old saved from rip NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew’ one of whom was a doctor, were activated following reports of a surfer appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Jeffreys Bay on yesterday (Sunday) day morning. On...

Vote for JBay

VOTE FOR JBAY - TOWN OF THE YEAR Jeffreys Bay is one of three finalists in the East Cape leg of the Kwêla Town of the Year (Dorp van die Jaar) competition. All Kouga residents are encouraged to throw their weight behind J'Bay's bid to become the East Cape...

New phone system for Kouga

New phone system and extensions for Kouga Kouga Municipality is busy upgrading its PABX (private automatic branch exchange) telephone system as part of the institution’s efforts to improve its communications infrastructure. The upgrade comes with new...

Oos-Kaap se Dorp van die Jaar:

Oos-Kaap se Dorp van die jaar: Stem Vir Jeffreysbaai Dorp van Drome, die Kouga Besigheidsforum en Kouga-munisipaliteit moedig graag almal aan om vir Jeffreysbaai te stem in vanjaar se Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar-kompetisie. Jeffreysbaai is een van die...

Kromme Enviro-Trust Talk

The Kromme Enviro Trust (St Francis Bay) is fortunate to have Prof Tris Wooldridge address us next week on “The Estuary Management Plan for the Seekoei Estuary and the environmental pressures that brought about the need for a management plan”. Prof...

Neville Taylor

Neville Taylor It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of a long time St Francis resident Nevile Taylor. Neville passed away peacefully on Tuesday 6th March, at his new home in Jeffreys Bay. Neville Taylor became Leighton Hulett’s business...

SFAR and The College

St Francis Animal Rescue visits St Francis College St Francis College has long been involved in supporting charity organisations and have certainly been exceptionally supportive of St Francis Animal Rescue (SFAR) since its inception some three years ago....
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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Tell us what you think! – In an effort to make St Francis Today easier to read on mobile devices, particularly phones which approximately 35% of our readers use to access our news pages, we have launched a more mobile friendly version

Pam Golding Properties – KING OF THE KROMME 2018 – St Francis Paddling Club’s 13th annual Pam Golding Properties KING OF THE KROMME will be held on Easter Saturday, 31 March 2018 at 4 pm at Quaysyde.

You won’t be better looked after… – This weekend we played host to three different groups, and they were all glad they came. All three groups played both courses in the Village and were complimentary of both

Budget cuts to address drought – RAINWATER harvesting is being rolled out to the Gamtoos Valley as part of Kouga Municipality’s ongoing efforts to achieve water security for its towns.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Is The EFF 2019’s Dark Horse? Let’s Look At The Numbers… – “We are punching above our weight but we see a direct benefit in service delivery in our communities.”

WATCH: ‘Give us our land’, Capetonians say – Marching under the banner “Land for the Living”, marchers called for more urban land to be prioritised for affordable housing, and for outstanding land claims to be fast-tracked.

NPA choosing dud bullets to take down Zuma – Paul Hoffman’s alternative – In a ruthlessly logical and rational argument, Paul Hoffman SC, Director of Accountability Now, says the NPA is taking a prosecution path full of legal snags and inevitable obstruction in going after Jacob Zuma for a 13-year-old alleged crime.

Zille to be reported to rights commission over Life Esidimeni tweet – Achmat says he wants to expose the premier to the poor state of mental health facilities in the Western Cape.

Extensive public participation for land expropriation process – The Joint Constitutional Review Committee, set up to review Section 25 of the constitution in order for the state to expropriate land without compensation, has said it will embark on an extensive public participation process.

Black people do not have human rights: Malema – EFF leader Julius Malema says black people do not have human rights‚ because they are “subhuman”.

Business, Money & Economy

Rolling heads at Sars may prevent further downgrades – the timing of his suspension by President Cyril Ramaphosa after refusing to resign is seen as “the right thing to do”, given the looming downgrade by global ratings agency Moody’s on Friday (March 23).

International News

Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘sorry’ over Cambridge Analytica ‘breach’ – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network “made mistakes” that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by a political consultancy.


Faf now wants to score runs, not attend hearings – The Proteas skipper hopes to – like his troops – focus on cricket in a vital third Test against Australia.

Smith slams decision to overturn Rabada ban – Australia captain Steve Smith has criticised the decision to overturn the ban that will allow Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada to play in the third Test at Newlands, starting today


Here are some amazing benefits of salt – You’re aware that it raises blood pressure, causes obesity and heart disease but did you know it salt does have quite a few benefits?

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St Francis Animal Rescue – Orphan’s Corner

This sweet little puppy – Buddy – is ready to be adopted. His foster mother, Cindy, says he has a wonderful temperament and will be easy to train, discipline – and love! If you can offer Buddy a loving home – please call Cindy on: 083 320 4173.

Squaw and Apache are two 3 month old kittens fostered by St Francis Animal Rescuer’s cat catcher, Jodi Kruger. They are now completely domesticated and waiting for their forever homes.

All these gorgeous kittens are available for adoption. If you are interested in welcoming one or more of these into your loving home, please call Jodi Kruger on: 082 440 1018.