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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

Environmental 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

Dam Levels – Whilst Kouga Dam shows a very small increase water levels both Churchill and Impofu show declining levels.

Chaos as ‘pitch invasion’ leads to Varsity Cup match being called off – A “pitch invasion” resulted in the Varsity Cup match between the Madibaz and Maties being called off in Port Elizabeth on Monday.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Should you know who funds political parties? ConCourt to hear arguments – The Constitutional Court will on Tuesday hear an application to confirm a high court order that information about private funding for political parties

Shaun the Sheep must fall! Charges against ex-SARS trio ‘groundless’ – FUL – Advocate Shaun ‘the Sheep’ Abrahams will likely go down in history as South Africa’s most disastrous head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Voters are fair and know who to blame – Selfe on DA’s challenges – DA federal council chairperson James Selfe believes the party’s recent challenges in the Western Cape won’t necessarily sway citizens in the 2019 elections, as voters are fair and know where to lay blame.

Truck narrowly avoids ploughing into plush Durban hotel – A truck which barrelled down Umhlanga’s Lighthouse Road almost landed up in the dining room of Durban’s plush Oyster Box hotel.

Business, Money & Economy

How The Drought Will Hit Cape Town’s Economy This Year – Western Cape’s agricultural output will fall and capital spending on water infrastructure will rise.

NICS paid R600,000 into Makwakwa’s account. Today they are SARS debt collectors – On Friday, SARS appointed a debt collector fingered in an alleged money laundering ring linked to Chief Officer Jonas Makwakwa.

International News

Theresa May says former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were hit with Novichok, a string of nerve agents developed in Russia.


Rabada ‘bittersweet’ over two-match Test ban – Proteas star bowler Kagiso Rabada admits that he had let not only his team down but himself after copping a two-match Test ban.


Why marine animals can’t stop eating plastic – Plastic doesn’t just look like food, it smells, feels and even sounds like food.

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St Francis Animal Rescue – Orphan’s Corner

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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.