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Wonderful rains yesterday and it seemed to rain thoughout the night. Let’s hope it rained as much in the catchment areas . Weather should start clearing today with more sun than clod predicted for the weekend so expect those lawns to start growing.

A happy St Patrick’s Day to all our Irish readers. St Francis Brewing Co is having a shindig on Saturday evening to celebrate St Patrick and Lance tells us they not only have live music but also have Guiness on tap.

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....

Their own worst enemy

UPDATE ON RECYCLING SWOP SHOP The Recycle Swap Shop project is suspended until further notice due to the lack of security at the God’s Acre precinct. The fences and gates have been destroyed, our buildings are being vandalised and we cannot guarantee the...

R330 Protest

Protest on R330 under control The protest yesterday on the R330 before Humansdorp yesterday was about the lack of RDP Housing and the relocation of the informal settlement around the waste-water plant.  Senior Kouga municipal leaders met with protestors to...
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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Steve Hofmeyr concert cancelled after outcry from ANC – ANC provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs called on the municipality to stop the concert from taking place .

5 motions by opposition parties in Nelson Mandela Bay could unseat DA-led coalition – Opposition parties in the Nelson Mandela Bay council are gearing up to remove the entire mayoral committee, which could see a possible end to the DA-led coalition

Grow Rugby to host tournament in Jeffreys Bay – GROW Rugby will host a four-day rugby tournament at Global Leadership Academy (GLA) in Jeffreys Bay from March 27 to 31.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

DOCUMENTARY | News24 takes you inside the cult that captured an Eastern Cape communityWatch the full documentary above and visit for an in depth look at the cult that captured an Eastern Cape community

Promised Land: Grim truth about ‘redistributed’ land failures told in Parliament – Like sunburn after a sick day, the High Level Panel report is stubbornly continuing to show up delivery failures on land reform.

Is There Really A ‘White Genocide’ In SA? Here Are The Facts – Yes, there is a problem with farm attacks and murders in South Africa. There’s also a problem with violence and murder in the country as a whole.

Ramaphosa didn’t demote me, says Bathabile Dlamini – ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) president Bathabile Dlamini says she is pleased with her new appointment as minister of women in the Presidency, and she doesn’t think she was demoted

Business, Money & Economy

Land rights dominate Nene’s foreign investors charm offensiveSA’s plan to expropriate land without compensation was a prominent feature in UK and US meetings with rating agencies and investors.

Bitcoin “fades” – It might be hard to believe. But after the 1,400 percent rally of 2017, with wild swings along the way, the great crypto craze has cooled, at least for now.

International News

At least four dead in Florida university bridge collapse – At least four people are dead and 10 others are injured after a bridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami, officials say.

Theresa May, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump want Russia to “address all questions” over the use of a nerve agent.


Newlands will provide some answers – After a few weeks where they were operating under the radar overseas it is the DHL Stormers who are feeling the heat

Tiger opens strong at Bay Hill – Tiger Woods sank six birdie putts, including a spectacular 71-footer at the par-3 seventh hole, and leaped into contention with an opening four-under-par 68 Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

St Patrick’s Day

5 cool ways to celebrate the Emerald Isle – St Patrick’s Day has got us thinking all 50 shades of green, and with the holiday that toasts the Emerald Isle coming up on March 17, here are some of Trafalgar tips for your next overseas holiday

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St Francis Animal Rescue – Orphan’s Corner

Garden Gallery Nursery St Francis
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.