Thursday 11 July 2024

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Village News:

Pam Golding Canals Winter Doubles ChallengeSome sports events survive for many years, and some fade away quite soon.

New Law Office Opens In St Francis -MC Botha Inc. Branches Out To St Francis Bay

Back-To-School Power Up Specials, Wine Of The Week and a Tequila Wall – What’s On At The Superspar

Getting To Know Liezl Clause from the St Francis Bay Disaster Volunteer Group – Part four of the St Francis Property Owners Association series on getting to know essential members of our community

 

Photo Of The Day:

Surfing and Yoga Collide – photo of the day

Entertainment:

Hip-hop band Cypress Hill makes 1996 Simpsons joke come true –  London Symphony Orchestra to play Black Sunday album at Royal Albert Hall decades after featuring on TV show

Regional:

Missing hiker found dead on Otter TrailThe body of a hiker who went missing on the second last day on the Otter Trail was discovered at first light on Wednesday.

Environment:

Initiative to transform beach into marine nature reserve, No Take Zonean ambitious mission to transform a two-kilometre stretch of beach from Boneyards surf spot, past Supertubes to Lower Point, into a thriving marine nature reserve and No Take Zone.

Politics:

Disgraced judge John Hlophe will serve on JSC after GNU fails to come togetherHlophe has been elected on to the Judicial Service Commission – the same body that found him guilty of gross misconduct.

Surfing Today with Rip Curl:

Rip Curl and Zigzag Magazine To Send GromSearch U16 Winners To Finals In Indonesia – Surfing Today With Rip Curl

A Monstrous Surfing Season Gallery – Random photos from a huge contest season in Ballito

International:

Japan adds ‘most severe’ category to its heatstroke index amid deadly summer – Hospitals are stretched to their limits during unseasonably early heatwave, as medical authorities liken public health risk to a ‘natural disaster’

Energy:

South African solar panel price surprise – the prices of South Africa’s locally assembled solar panels compete fairly well with those imported from overseas.

This & That:

TenX: Africa’s Best Selling Books of all Time – Got to love Things Fall Apart, by Nigerian Chinua Achebe

From Rugby Fields To Water Purification – Llewellyn Johnson

In the heart of Pellsrus, a small community nestled in Kouga, a young boy once harboured dreams of becoming a Springbok rugby player. Today, at 39,...

St Francis Bay 2024 Canals Winter Doubles Challenge – Pam Golding Properties

Greg and Hein win the Pam Golding Challenge again!   The 18th Pam Golding Properties - St Francis Bay 2024 Canals Winter Doubles Challenge,...

Kouga Municipality reseals total of 24 roads in 2023/24 financial year

– During the 2023/2024 financial year, Kouga Municipality resealed a total of 24 roads, amounting to 12.03km kilometers at a cost of more than R19.4...

Welcoming President Manfred Burkert – President of Rotary Club of St Francis 2024-2025.

The Rotary Club of St Francis salutes our President for 2024-2025 – Manfred Burkert. Manfred was inducted as President at our annual induction...

Kouga Municipality:

Over 12800 potholes repaired in three months – Guess how many in St Francis Bay?

Travel:

Visiting Ballito on the KZN North Coast – Travel Notes From The Editor

 

SA & AFRICA NEWS:

Relief operations continue as cold fronts continue to lash parts of the countryWith the western parts of South Africa undergoing disruptive weather for the rest of the week, efforts are under way to help keep communities safe and warm

Food:

Here’s how far you’d have to run to burn off these popular KFC mealsHere is a breakdown of the calories, nutritional benefits, and the exercise required to offset these indulgences. 

 
 

Health:

The cult of 5am: is rising at dawn the secret of health and happiness?It has been called the morning miracle – getting up before everyone else and winning the day.

 

Sport:

Surfing CONTEST NEWS – Bella Kenworthy and Ian Gouveia win the Ballito Pro Presented by O’Neill

Personal Finance:

What Risk Profile Are You? – The Human Side Of Money presented by Client Care