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Friday 25th May

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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Let the music play – St Francis Links has jooined up with Mike Kimmings’ Rock Lily music for some great music in the coming weeks including ever popular PJ Powers and internationally acclaimed saxophonist, Andrew Young

More than R50 000 in fines issued – ABOUT 350 vehicles were stopped and inspected during a joint clamp-down operation by Kouga Municipality and other law enforcement agencies on Thursday last week.

100 bicycles put PE on roll against crime – Criminals beware! The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has rolled out a new anti-crime bicycle unit.

This rather raises a question – whateever happened to our “Bobbies on Bikes“? Since the day of the launch I personally have never seen one.

Construction of entrance gate well underway – CONSTRUCTION of the multi-million entrance gate to the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park – Storms River Rest Camp – is well underway

‘Crossing-Over’-Cape-St-Francis-to-the-Bay – Copyright – Photo by Martin Barbour – 084 8468468 – Click to enlarge

National (South Africa & Africa) News

SAA scrambling to save the day for SA Express passengers – Teams have been mobilised at airports to assist passengers left stranded by the suspension and grounding of SA Express.

All races should feel welcome and valued in SA, says Ramaphosa – President Cyril Ramaphosa is worried about deteriorating race relations in the country but believes this is a “great opportunity” for the ANC to regain its non-racial character.

Ramaphosa’s first 100 days: The new dawn vs the lingering darkness – If there was a movie made about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first few months in office, it should probably be called “A Ghost from an ex-President’s Past”.

Hawks, SSA probing major ‘leak’ of personal data of SA drivers who use ViewFines – The Hawks’ cybercrime unit is working with the State Security Agency (SSA) to investigate reports of a major data leak that is said to affect almost a million South African drivers

Pravin starts clean-up, rings the changes – But despite the apparent progress in President Ramaphosa’s so-called New Dawn, some believe it is too early to pop the champagne.

State Capture

State capture ‘bigger than we ever imagined’ – Ramaphosa – President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked the media for its role in exposing state capture‚ and also revealed that the extent to which corruption had corroded government was not fully known

Business, Money & Economy

Cryptos are tokens, not currency – Sarb – South Africa’s central bank chooses to call digital currencies such as Bitcoin “cyber-tokens” because they don’t meet the requirements to be classified as money.

International News

After a series of blasts, a general says North Korea will “join hands with all peace-loving people in building a peaceful world”.

North Korea ready to talk ‘at any time’ with Donald Trump – North Korea has said it is still willing to talk “at any time in any form” after US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his meeting with Kim Jong-un.

WATCH: Black tourists kicked out of KFC in Berlin – KFC is facing racism accusations in Germany after a group of several black customers was thrown out of one of its Berlin stores on Monday.


Why SuperSport said the Willemse incident wasn’t racist – A technical failure on set that led to SuperSport presenter Motshidisi Mohono not giving former Springbok Ashwin Willemse a chance to speak lies at the heart of Willemse’s dramatic on-air flare-up

Pajama Story

SPAR is giving away free coffee thanks to a bizarre “fake news” pajama story – Retailer SPAR will be giving away free hot drinks to Western Cape shoppers who will dare show up at any store dressed in pajamas


The Death and Life of Jacob Cockle

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McDougall and Woolf Win Women’s Titles

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Sports Equipment Appeal

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St Francis College vs Hermitage House

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Shaun Tomson to Host Golden Jubilee Celebrations

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Kouga to help fishermen

Kouga to help fishermen register to vote Kouga Municipality is working with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to get fishermen...

Valuation objections out by June

Outcomes of valuation objections to be known by June Property owners who objected to the new valuations of their properties will receive...

NSRI find missing father & son

Sara Smith NSRI St Francis Bay station commander received a call yesterday afternoon from a Jeffreys Bay member of the public reporting...



Incident free season on Kromme

Kromme Joint River Committee thank boating enthusiasts and ask that they continue to use the river in a responsible manner “We are very...
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