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Wednesday 19th June

St Francis & Kouga

Everyone is talking about CBD oil and the benefits for your health

Many of us have heard all the amazing if not miraculous stories of CBS (cannabis) oil but have our reservations about using it to calm...

Chelsea Tuach and Adin Masencamp Take Titles & Junior Champions Crowned on Youth Day

PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – The cream rose to the top at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres by Hurley when Barbados surfer...

Nick & Kim Argo’s visit to the Chelsea Flower Show

Local Garden Service doyen Nick Argo and his wife Kym recently visited the world-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS...

Women Rule Pipe on Day 1 at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley

PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – It was a perfect start to the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley, with high performance...

Vibe In The Park Music Sessions During the JBay Winterfest

Every year the JBay Winterfest has a number of free music sessions, and this year is going to be no different. This year the fun will...

Irma Booysen Controlled Burn

CAPE ST. FRANCIS IRMA BOOYSEN NATURE RESERVE CONTROL BURNNOTICE TO THE PUBLICA controlled burn is planned for a section of the Irma...

Municipality to report back on service delivery

Kouga communities will have the opportunity to discuss service successes, challenges and plans for their ward with the municipal...

Kouga Executive Mayor Commends Write-On Publishing

Executive Mayor of the Kouga Municipality, Clr Horatio Hendricks, has commended Write-On publishing’s Frank Nunan on the publication of...

St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group (SFDVG) receives equipment boost

NSRI Jeffreys Bay recently gave SFDVG a huge boost in resources when they donated  a Skid Fire Protection Unit to the local disaster...

The Corona JBay Open – 1

The Corona JBay Open, mens and womens surfing event, the biggest surfing event in the country descends on JBay in July and will be the...
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National & African News

I was used by IAAF as a human guinea pig, Caster Semenya says  –  The double Olympic champion says hormone-suppressing medication made her “constantly sick” when she complied with earlier rules.

SANDF to send a high-level team to Mozambique after shooting incident  –  The SANDF will be sending a high-level team to Mozambique to investigate a shooting incident in which two Mozambican border police officers died


‘An astonishing submission’: EFF lose bid to appeal Manuel judgment   –  Despite the scathing judgment, the EFF plans to fight on in the higher courts.

PICS: Ramaphosa charms Capetonians on pitstop at fish and chips shop  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa stole the hearts of Salt River residents when he made a lunchtime stop at a local fisheries.


Jacob’s ladder: These are the hurdles Zuma will face at Zondo commission  –  The Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture has pressed former president Jacob Zuma to indicate whether he will be appearing before it, either to cross-examine witnesses or to put forward his side of the story.

Dudu Myeni ‘ran riot’ at SAA, Zondo commission hears  –  Former chief financial officer at SAA Phumeza Nhantsi also testified on the controversial appointment of Myeni’s ‘personal advisor’ Masotsha Mngadi.


Trillian ordered to pay back ‘ill-gotten gains’   – The money must be returned to Eskom to prove that crime, no matter what euphemism is used in describing such unlawful conduct, does not pay, the ruling states.

Business, Money & Economy

World’s Top Bicycle Maker Says the Era of ‘Made in China’ Is Over   –  Giant Manufacturing Co. saw the writing on the wall early on. The world’s biggest bicycle maker started moving production of U.S.-bound orders out of its China facilities

Steinhoff announces loss of almost R20bn for 2018  –  Retailer Steinhoff posted a loss of €1.19bn (R19.35bn at current exchange rates) for the year ended September 2018.

International News

No helicopters or new helipads for Gupta wedding: Indian high court  –  Indian media is reporting that an Indian high court might be crashing the party of the latest Gupta wedding bash

Tory leadership race: Rivals in BBC debate clash over Brexit deadline  –  Tory leadership rivals have clashed in a live BBC TV debate on whether the UK can leave the EU, no matter what, by the 31 October deadline.

Historic US drug bust nets 16 tonnes of cocaine  –  The United States, the world’s largest consumer of illegal drugs, is also currently experiencing a deadly epidemic of opioid use.


Cricket World Cup

TODAY –  South Africa vs New Zealand –  Supersport Ch 202 & 213

England v Afghanistan: Eoin Morgan hits record 17 sixes in World Cup win  –  Eoin Morgan broke the record for the number of sixes in a one-day international with an astonishing display of hitting


New Ref Row after another Kiwi Cheap Shot  – The perception that match official favour New Zealand teams and handle them with kid gloves is not going away.


Dogs’ eyes evolve to appeal to humans  –  If a dog has eyes that seem to be telling you something or demanding your attention, it could be evolution’s way of manipulating your feelings.

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