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BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH – The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds toMarch 15. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. In 44 BC, it became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Pedal & Spoke have just introduced a range of vegan friendly, gluten, sugar and dairy free health smoothies all served  in Aroha bowls and topped with sugar free raw granola (Aroha means love in Mãori).

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...
St Francis Bay Pedal & Spoke Aroha Bowl Smoothies

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

Proteas visit The Links – 12 of the Proteas including coaches came directly from Durban to us in preparation for their next Test in PE

Garden Route National Park implements Operation Reboot – SANParks teams met in Knysna this week to revisit risks, threats and vulnerabilities to the Garden Route National Park and its visitors.

WATCH | Clover truck looted in PE – A Clover truck which overturned on the R75 towards Uitenhage, after it collided with a motor vehicle, was looted by people who hurriedly made off with the stock on Wednesday. (We are so civilsed and respectful of others property)

Vote for JBay – Jeffreys Bay is one of three finalists in the East Cape leg of the Kwêla Town of the Year (Dorp van die Jaar) competition.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Australia considers visas for white South African farmers – South Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are “persecuted” after an Australian minister said they needed help from a “civilised” country.

Ramaphosa: There Will Be ‘Broad Discussion’ On Expropriation Without Compensation – President Cyril Ramaphosa said the land reform debate should not be reduced to a debate about expropriation without compensation.

Zuma not getting special treatment – NPA head – To inform former president Jacob Zuma about his decision relating to the corruption charges against him is not special treatment,

Ex-editor reveals Jacob Zuma’s role in creating ANN7 – A former ANN7 editor and employee of the Guptas has exposed former president Jacob Zuma’s direct hand in the creation of the controversial news channel.

Zuma says he will pay back money to defend court battles should he lose: Ramaphosa – Former president Jacob Zuma has undertaken to personally pay back the millions of rand spent by the taxpayer to defend his court cases related to corruption charges against him should he lose.

Business, Money & Economy

Second-guessing Cyril on land – John Kane-Berman – Cyril Ramaphosa, we are told, is a master at the “long game”. He thus sat silent for years in Jacob Zuma’s cabinet as his focus was on supplanting him before dealing with corruption.

International News

Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats – The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says.



It’s the Big Easy vs Tiger at next year’s Presidents Cup – South Africa’s golfing legend Ernie Els lands a prestigious gig as he captains the internationals against Tiger Woods’ US team.


What you need to know about salt – It’s #SaltAwareness week and it’s the perfect time to learn more about salt!


Rock Lily Poison Special
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Bard'Au combining style, beauty & Welness in St Francis Bay
DSTV Installations St Francis
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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.