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St Francis & Kouga
Richard Cowling – An ‘Oscar In Science‘ -Professor Richard Cowling is a globally renowned vegetation ecologist and conservation scientist.
Weather warning issued for Algoa Country – Port Elizabeth weather office spokesperson, Garth Sampson says the metro can expect cold and wet conditions this coming weekend.
Boost for KwaNomzamo soup kitchen – Kouga Municipality has boosted the efforts of a KwaNomzamo soup kitchen to help alleviate the plight of the poor.
SPCA BOOK SALE 20th JULY – IF RAINING NEW BOOK SALE DATE 27th JULY AT 9.00 AM OUTSIDE TAILS & THYME
Corona JBay Open & WinterFest
Here is hoping the swell and the wind will play ball today – Looking good for a full day of surfing
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & South Coast
Trees for Africa this Mandela Day in Nelson Mandela Bay – Across the country a total of 46,001 trees, including 4,730 bamboo and tree-equivalent spekboom plants, have been planted since the start of this initiative in 2008.
National & African News
Classmates watch as ‘bullied’ boy commits suicide at train tracks – Dozens of horrified pupils saw a 14-year-old classmate die after lying down on the tracks in front of a rush-hour train.
WATCH: ‘Vang die varke’ – SANDF receives hero’s welcome in Manenberg – even days after the announcement that the SA National Defence Force would be deployed to Cape Town’s gang-ravaged areas, soldiers on Thursday received a hero’s welcome
More than 100 neglected, sick dogs and a pig found at animal ‘sanctuary’ – A bleeding basset hound. A labrador unable to stand. A boerboel with deformed legs.
Ramaphosa calls for resilience as those accused of corruption fight back – “It is essential that we are united as a people in our determination to fight corruption
Let’s meet in the streets, defiant Malema tells SACP — ‘Solly Mapaila [SACP leader] has got no capacity to organise anything. He is a coward and we will never be shaken by him,’ Malema said.
State Capture: The fight-back against the fight-back begins – The band’s back together. They fought State Capture and they’ve reunited against those trying to reverse their wins.
Pretorius’ grilling of Zuma at commission perfectly legal – expert – The line of questioning was ‘perfectly within the law’ and in fact, Zuma could get into trouble if he walks out or refuses to answer questions.
Business, Money & Economy
SARB cuts repo by 25 basis points while repeating pleas for structural reform – The consensus among economists was for a 25 basis points (bp) reduction, and that’s what the SARB delivered.
Six trends investors should watch – Changes in the world that could have major impacts on returns.
Trump says US warship has destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz – US president calls on other countries to condemn Iran-Move comes amid heightened tensions between countries
JB Holmes hits the front at the Open amid agony for home hero Rory McIlroy • Holmes leads from Lowry with a string of big names well placed • Rory McIlroy reeling from nightmare round of 79
SA women’s netball side beaten by England, face Oz in semis – he South African women’s netball side has recorded their first defeat of this year’s World Cup in Liverpool, going down to hosts England in their final group match.
Extinction threat to overlooked species – A deep-sea snail, many of Europe’s fungi and half the freshwater fish in Japan are just some obscure additions to a list of threatened species.
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