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Tickets are still available for the talk by Lesley Smailes on the 10 years she spent living in an American cult and the path it has taken to heal herself. The talk is being held at Dune Ridge on Thursday 22nd March and will be followed by tea / coffee and scrumptious goodies that are a landmark of Sarah Jane’s hospitality at Dune Ridge. Tickets are R150 and proceeds go to St Francis Animal Rescue.

St Francis Gals excel at 3-Beach Swim in PE. Amica took a first, Chane a third and Debbi continues her incredible recovery from illness in her quest for Triathlon fame. Well done ladies for flying the St Francis flag high and proud.

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

87-year-old dies while surfing in Jeffreys Bay – NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew’ were activated following reports of a surfer appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Jeffreys Bay on yesterday (Sunday) day morning.

Security review after another cyclist attacked – An emergency meeting between police, security companies and municipal officials was called yesterday following another attack on a triathlete training on the Ironman route.

Mayor Trollip could be ousted earlier than expected – Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip and other DA leaders are set to be removed from their positions earlier than thought, if the EFF and other opposition parties have their way.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

The ANC’s reluctant prodigal son remains illusive –  In the imagination of a section of the nation, at least, and in the self-imagination of the ANC in particular, there seems to be a recurring vision of a bereft Julius Malema standing outside the gates of Luthuli House.

Maimane nominated unopposed for DA leader ahead of DA federal congress – Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has been nominated unopposed to retain his position as DA federal leader ahead of the party’s federal congress.

ANC: Facing charges, can Zuma still split the party? – On Friday Advocate Shaun Abrahams did the only thing he could possibly do and said that the National Prosecuting Authority would go ahead with the case against former President Jacob Zuma.

Theft and vandalism threatens Cape Town’s water security – Theft and vandalism at aquifer drilling sites and of general water infrastructure in Cape Town is compromising water security, the City said on Sunday.

Business, Money & Economy

Ramaphosa lifts businesses spirits, says Koseff – President Cyril Ramaphosa is, through his engagement with the business community, instilling confidence in the country’s economic trajectory, says the Investec chief executive.

International News

In his first public comments on the nerve agent attack, the Russian president says Moscow is ready to work with the UK government

Putin Wins Russia’s Presidential Election In Landslide Victory: Exit Poll – The victory extends his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years.


Arnold Palmer Invitational: Rory McIlroy wins first event since 2016 – The 28-year-old Northern Irishman carded an eight-under-par 64 to finish on 18-under, three ahead of Bryson DeChambeau at Bay Hill.

Video Games for Kids

Lisa Trollip’s blog fortsandfairies is a treasure chest for young gaming enthusiasts. – “I’m loving the Nintendo Switch, both for it’s parental control options as well as the great game line-up for the console.

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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.