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19th July

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.


Richard Cowling – An ‘Oscar In Science’

Marge Middleton submitted this truly important and interesting article on Professor Richard Cowling's recent inauguration into the...

Boost for KwaNomzamo soup kitchen

Kouga Municipality has boosted the efforts of a KwaNomzamo soup kitchen to help alleviate the plight of the poor.The Siyabonelela Soup...

Municipality starts trucking in water to St Francis

We do hope by the time you read this that the water supply has been restored. If not, hang in there and keep saving water for it won't...

Woltemade Street closes for “plastic” upgrade

Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from Friday (19 July)A section of Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from...

Favourites Tumble At Corona Open JBay

Endless lines of perfect Supertubes greeted contestants as the sun peeped over the eastern skyline yesterday morning, and there was no...

Boat restrictions on Kromme

Both the St Francis Bay Riparian Home Owners Association (SFBRHOA) and the Kromme Joint River Committee (KJRC) are acting as agents for...

Two Agents Win All Expenses Trip to Turkey

Well it seems the property market in St Francis and Cape St Francis is certainly alive and well if the achievements of two Pam Golding...

JBay Winterfest: Big Wins, Big Upsets at the Corona Open JBay  

Saturday offered an excellent day of surfing at the Corona Open JBay, as perfect four-to-six foot waves poured down the point all day...


As part of the JBay Winterfest, Monday 15 July will see a book launch of John McCarthy’s The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls book at 6 pm at the...


Suspension bridge collapsesKouga Municipality would like to call on residents of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis to use water very...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

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.

International News

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

Tory rebels help limit next PM’s power to shut parliament to pursue no-deal Brexit  –  Discipline in the government ranks breaks down as Theresa May faces her final defeat in the Commons.


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.

Wallabies Cover All The Bases For Springboks  –  The Wallabies have covered all bases in their side to face South Africa in Saturday’s opening Rugby Championship at Ellis Park,


Red List:

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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