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ENVIRONMENTAL TALKDATE: Wed 14th March 2018 – TIME: 15h15 – VENUE: St Francis United Church, cnr St Francis Drive, and Walton Rd – SPEAKER: Prof Tristram Wooldridge – FORMAT: Talk to be followed by wine and snacks – COST: R50 per person

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...
Curry night at St Francis Links
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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Trollip’s open letter to Malema – Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip has extended an invitation to EFF leader Julius Malema to “come and see for yourself” how well the Metro was thriving under the DA-coalition government.

Eastern Cape Mighty Men conference a huge success – A crowd of thousands of men and youngsters from various backgrounds descended on the conference venue, Plaas Geelhoutboom, just outside Humansdorp.

New phone system 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.

Oos-Kaap se Dorp van die Jaar – 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.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

‘What is government’s plan for land?’ – Ramaphosa to face questions in Parliament – President Cyril Ramaphosa is to face some testing questions in Parliament on Wednesday during his first quarterly question session

SA hastens title deed handover to poor homes – South Africa’s Treasury plans to speed up the transfer of ownership of homes worth R180 billion ($15 billion) to about one million poor people from April

Duduzane, Dudu Myeni and Guptas to be summoned to testify – The issuing of summons is the last resort of the committee ‘as their invitations to testify have been ignored.’

What really led to world’s worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – South Africa was ill prepared for this devastating food safety outbreak. It is perhaps a reflection of the weaknesses in the whole food system.

DA in the age of Ramaphoria: A tale of internal confusion – Two blunders within the last week from the Democratic Alliance tell the story of an opposition party struggling to communicate a coherent message on the country’s most charged issue: land.

Business, Money & Economy

Job-creating renewables deal stalled by Numsa, Zuma-backer ‘Transform RSA’ – A South African court granted an urgent order preventing the state-owned power utility from signing 27 contracts with independent power producers,


International News

Stephen Hawking Dead: Famed Scientist Dies At 76 – “We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe,” Hawking once remarked, “and for that, I am extremely grateful.”

Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russia warning – Sacked US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned of Russia’s “troubling behaviour and actions” in a parting statement after being fired by President Donald Trump.


Aussies knew how to get under KG’s skin – The Aussies have accomplished what they said they would.

Ex-Bok slams Bulls over ‘poor management’ –  Former Springbok captain Wynand Claassen has expressed his shock at revelations of major financial strive at the Blue Bulls.


Flu season

Small children are most at risk – The year was 1918. The world was in the grip of the Spanish Flu. South Africa was the fifth hardest-hit country, with 500 000 fatalities.

Rock Lily Poison Special
St Francis Brick & Plant Hire
St Francis Bay Pedal & Spoke Aroha Bowl Smoothies
Thai Wednesday at Joe Fish, Cape St Francis Resort
Wellpoint Installations

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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.