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Tuesday 26th March

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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Partnership to transform Aston Bay road   –  Work has started on a joint project that will help to safeguard motorists and pedestrians while also beautifying the area and putting in place extra recreational facilities 

Bay gets R200m windfall boost from Treasury   –  The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has received a R200m cash boost from the national Treasury that must be spent by June 30.

Teens leave Spur waiter R4 ‘tip for hungry Africans’   –  Police are investigating a case of crimen injuria against three customers “from hell” who taunted a Spur waiter and left a note on the till slip with a derogatory comment.

 National & African News

March to force govt to act on power crisis, Maimane urges   –  Earlier, a human rights lawyer implied that what happened at Eskom fitted the South African common law definition of treason.

PICS: Mozambique cyclone survivors face ‘ticking bomb’ of disease   –  ‘The worst thing is the children crying and looking for their parents… It is heartbreaking.’

Stats reveal 97% of corruption cases ended in conviction in 2018   –  Statistics from the National Prosecutions Service reveal that 97.1% of people charged with corruption in South Africa in 2018 were successfully convicted.

Mzansi mourns death of Princess Irene, wife of Mangosuthu Buthelezi   –  “Following a long and difficult illness, Princess Irene passed away peacefully Monday morning at KwaPhindangene.

BLF missed golden opportunity to apologise for Hoërskool Driehoek racism – Solidarity   –  Mngxitama argued that black people could not be racist and that Solidarity’s application against it in the Equality Court would not succeed.


Verwoerd, apartheid and race: How AfriForum’s lineage shaped its ideas   –  AfriForum has emerged as the unapologetic emissary of a new form of Afrikaner nationalism. Not surprising if you know where their roots lie, writes Pieter du Toit.

The Christchurch massacre: Leadership in New Zealand and South Africa   –  The response of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to the Christchurch mosque massacres is markedly different from South African official responses to attacks on foreign nationals.


Julius Malema, a forever ten percent man?   –  redictions may vary for what the outcome of the May elections will be but there are one or two trends on which some pollsters agree.

Unlocking the middle class? The ANC’s suburban access conundrum   –  The ANC’s popular door-to-door method of campaigning might work in townships, informal settlements and in rural areas but Gauteng’s high walls and gated communities make it nearly impossible

Business, Money & Economy

SA to open for tourism again as controversial travel laws change   –  However, the Southern African Tourism Services Association is questioning the practicality of at least one of the relaxed regulations for children.

‘Be careful not to elevate state ownership to a religion’, warns Tito Mboweni   –  Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said a discussion must begin on whether the government needs to retain control of all the assets it owns given the poor state of the national finances.

Economists split on SA avoiding Moody’s negative cut   –  Many who foresee no change, say there may be a move after general elections.

International News

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house  –  Israel has carried out strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after a rocket hit a house north of Tel Aviv.

Theresa May loses three ministers as MPs take control of Brexit process   –  Richard Harrington resigned just moments before voting against the government to allow MPs to debate Brexit alternatives.

A British Airways flight from London to Germany took off in the wrong direction and landed in Scotland   –  Passengers realised they were in the wrong country only after an announcement was made welcoming them to Edinburgh after the plane landed, the BBC reported.


Super Rugby XV of the week: Mapoe and Mapimpi magic   –  The Lions and Sharks dominate our selections, but there was actually a Bull that stood out despite the nightmare at Loftus.

Apple introduces TV, gaming and credit card offerings   –  Apple Inc attempted to reintroduce itself on Monday as an entertainment and financial services company that also makes iPhones

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Partnership to transform Aston Bay road

The Aston Bay road is about to undergo a transformation.Work has started on a joint project that will help to safeguard motorists and...

Circle Plot Saga Cleared Up

St Francis Today has received several calls regarding the clearing of the land adjacent the roadworks at the St Francis Bay entrance...

Successful Snare Hunt

A successful hunt for snares was held yesterday Sandra Hardie who organised the SNARE HUNT  commented on the wonderful turn-out for the...

Water outages at St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis

Intermittent water supply over next three weeks in Cape St Francis and St Francis BayWater discreteness will be conducted at Sea Vista...

Standing up for Kouga’s disabled

Eight Kouga residents benefit from Wheelchair Wednesday campaign. Eight Kouga residents are the proud new owners of their own set of...

Municipal account queries made easier

Kouga Municipality is making it easier for residents to check their account balances.Corporate Services Portfolio Councillor Bryan...

30% Off Your Trip To Mauritius

Massive 30% Off Your Trip To Mauritius with The Travel Collective and Beachcomber ToursIn celebration of Mauritius Independence Day...

Sea Vista Primary bids farewell to great teachers

At a full assembly on Tuesday 12th March, the staff and learners of Sea Vista Primary School in St Francis Bay bade a fitting farewell...

3-Legged Loggerhead turtle washed up in Jeffreys Bay

NSRI Jeffreys Bay were alerted following a call from Ettiene Venter of JBay Surf School reporting to have found a small sea turtle on...

Kouga aims for hattrick with plastic roads

End of potholes, create jobs and help save the planet This has to be one of the most exciting and significant development and way of dealing with...