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St Francis Links - Top Ten

Big News – The Links up One to 6th

Golf Digest Top-100 – St Francis Links       No. 6 (up1)
Humewood           No.13 (down 2)
Wedgewood         No. 76 (up 12)
St Francis Bay         No. 90 (up 6)

Bus back on the road

Kids transport finally sorted out The efforts by Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen to solve the Sea Vista / Humansdorp Secondary School bus saga has finally paid off. The service transporting the children from Sea Vista to school in Humansdorp was...

News from Cape St Francis Civics

Cape St Francis Civics chairman with all that is happening in Cape St Francis First and foremost, we are in a water crisis, and surrounding areas like Hankey and Patensie are facing an imminent Day Zero situation. We are on 50 litres per day rations and we...

College’s Water Polo U/13 team amaze!

A wonderful achievement for our super Water Polo U/13 team who managed an amazing result of 8-6 against Pearson High School U/14B team on only their second ever match - especially as this came after a gruelling Independent Schools gala where our school also did so...

Sea Vista Primary School Athletes Shine

A group of ten members of the Sea Vista Primary School athletics teams were selected for the Humansdorp Zone team to participate in the Gamtoos Kouga   Zone, held on Friday  16  February  2018. Our athletes were not at all intimidated by competing with the...

Who will pick up the bill

It is fair to assume that the petition to ‘Save the Spit’ signed  by several hundred concerned SFB residents had an influence on  DEDEAT’s decision to allow emergency reparations to commence on the spit albeit with certain conditions and restrictions. The...


PUBLIC NOTICE CALLING FOR INSPECTION OF GENERAL VALUATION ROLL AND LODGING OF OBJECTIONS Notice is hereby given in terms of the provisions of section 49(1)(a)(i) read with section 78(2) of the Municipal Property Rates Act No. 6 of 2004 as amended that the...

Residents to register their boreholes

Residents to register their boreholes Kouga Municipality is updating its information about boreholes situated on private land. "We would like to appeal to all property owners with boreholes on their land to register them with the municipality," said...

Mayor did take the lead

Mayor did take the lead in the Schoolbus saga Few local publications have been more supportive of the DA led Kouga council than St Francis Today and in particular the work being done by Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen. The chaos at the licensing department...

St Francis Brewing Company

Our roving Foodie – Kirsten visits St Francis Brewing Co The St Francis Brewing Company is definitely one of the nicest venues in town. A nice inside section, as well as a spacious outside area, make it an ideal place for both winter and summer. They have...

Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker Finishes Fifth in Portugal

Reigning World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) Champion Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker battled through three rounds of daunting six to nine metre (20-30 foot) waves to finish fifth in the Nazare Challenge at Praia de Norte in Portugal on Sunday. The third stop...
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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Water Security – taking the lead! – Not only has The Links been elevated one pposition on SA’s Top Gopf Courses but Charl is taking the first steps toward reducing irrigation water on the course

Municipality tightens regulations on events – THE Kouga Municipality has developed a Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) document as a guide to all events organisers and stakeholders.

R6-billion to be spent to tackle drought – Government has set aside R6-billion to tackle the drought situation in the Western Cape‚ the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Budget 2018 at a glance – VAT is to increase by one percentage point to 15% from April 1 this year‚ to raise R22.9bn more for the fiscus.

Public Protector Must Investigate Gigaba For ‘Lying Under Oath’ And ‘Violating Constitution’ — DA –  Malusi Gigaba should also be removed from office as finance minister, the DA said on Wednesday.

Police union calls for urgent national summit on cop killings – It is clear that criminals have no respect for human life, let alone the government, Sapu says, and the police minister has to act with speed.

Gupta Inc: It’s now a hand-to-mouth situation at Optimum Coal Mine – Optimum Coal Mine boss George van der Merwe, urgently needs to raise a Gupta, any one of them, so he can sort out a crisis at the mine.

Thousands of jobs to be created at naval dockyard, says Ramaphosa – New SANDF Commander-in-Chief, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday that thousands of jobs would be created through the revival of the national shipbuilding industry.


Business, Money & Economy

In a nutshell: Executive summary of 2018 National Budget – South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa might not have been directly responsible for the deployment of the person who delivered today’s Budget Speech, but his fingerprints are all over the document.

International News

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings – US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida.


Sensational Klaasen powers Proteas to important winSouth Africa’s new wicketkeeper-batter feasts on India’s bowling attack to square up the T20 series and set up a thrilling finale.

Home Garden

Here Are Some Spices You Can Grow At Home – Keeping a home garden is easier than you think. In addition to bringing a little more greenery to your home, planting herbs and spices will help you save on the grocery shopping and make your recipes even more delicious.

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