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Friday 24th May

St Francis & Kouga

Kouga set to benefit from International Tourism programme  –  Seven students from around the globe are set to help grow Kouga’s Tourism industry

Santa says Brooks Koepka will not be over-looked ever again.  –  It has been said that he has Dustin’s power with Tiger’s brain

Man nabbed trying to rob police station  –  Humansdorp police in the Eastern Cape arrested a 32-year-old man after he was caught red-handed allegedly trying to steal a computer from the Storms River Police Station

African Surf Adventure Awaits at Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill

The Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill will be an African surf adventure for surfers and spectators alike. The 51st edition of the world’s...

Kouga set to benefit from International Tourism programme

Seven students from around the globe are set to help grow Kouga's Tourism industry.The students, who hail from seven different countries...

Some options for your morning cuppa

Coffee lovers are a little short on options of where to enjoy their cup of java, or Earl Grey for that matter, with both Rambling Rose...

A little thought for your fellow being!

There was a rather heated ‘conversation’ started on one of the social media streams yesterday with regard to walking and cycling paths...

Empowering Sea Vista’s Young ‘Ladies’

When youth are “empowered,” they have the skills, critical awareness, and opportunities to positively impact their own lives and the...

Live-streaming of Council meetings in the pipeline

The Kouga Council is set to take transparency to the next level by live-streaming its meetings over the internet.Kouga Speaker Hattingh...

SMS service to improve day-to-day communication with ratepayers and residents.

Kouga Residents asked to update their contact infoRESIDENTS who would like to receive their account balances via SMS are asked to update...

NSRI report a fatal drowning at Kenton-On-Sea

NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated on Sunday afternoon following reports of a drowning in progress at Kenton-On-Sea main...

Kromme Descent – almost a Déjà Vu moment

This time last year we published an article on St Francis Today titled ‘Kromme River Descent – A Great Event’.The article started...

What’s on in St Francis this weekend

The big event of the weekend is undoubtedly the Kromme Descent swimming event that sets off just below the gorge on the Kromme River...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

DA asks Mabuyane to intervene after NMB ‘fails’ to spend capital budget  –   Nelson Mandela Bay had again proved that it was incapable of governing the Metro by spending less than half of the Capital Budget. 

Makana water saga: EC govt awaiting consolidated report on work done by Gift of the Givers, water dept  –  The province convened a stakeholder engagement meeting on Thursday to support the municipality and strengthen working relations with Gift of the Givers

Government

How Cyril Ramaphosa is reshaping his Cabinet –  Most deputy positions face the axe, there’s a super-Presidency in the works and a ‘big bang’ announcement of departmental mergers is likely at the weekend.

National & African News

AfriForum to help Coligny murderers appeal conviction   –  AfriForum says a witness has admitted that he lied to the court by accusing Doorewaard and Schutte of killing the 16-year-old.

Thuli Madonsela to receive honorary doctorate from North West University  –  The former public protector will be honored with an honorary doctorate on Thursday at the university.

‘I feel violated and angry’: Woman, who was taking selfies while sitting on a bench in Sea Point, arrested – A 23-year-old Blue Downs woman is considering suing the police after she was arrested while sitting on a bench in Sea Point and locked in a cell for the night,

#ZumaCharges

Everyone’s equal before the law, even Zuma – NPA  –  It was the NPA’s turn on Thursday to explain why former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales should be prosecuted for corruption.

#JacobZuma’s defence tries to submit new ‘conspiracy’ evidence in graft case  –  Former president Jacob Zuma’s attempts to have the graft charges he is facing permanently halted took a surprise turn in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Thursday

#StateCapture

Totally loco: Molefe and Singh’s recommendations ‘increased Transnet’s bill by R20bn’  –  The executives’ interventions saw total locomotive costs secretly increasing from R34 billion to R54 billion.

Business, Money & Economy

Business sector hails unchanged repo rate decision  –  The metals and engineering sector has welcomed the SA Reserve Bank’s decision to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.75%

SA Express to charge former execs with fraud and corruption  –  South African Express (SAX) said on Thursday it was preparing to lay fraud and corruption charges against some of its former executives.

International News

Syria: Sky News witnesses horrors of Idlib as crew shelled by regime   –  Sky’s Alex Crawford says the crew was attacked with tank shells, as an activist they were travelling with was hit by shrapnel.

Ministers expect Theresa May to reveal No 10 departure date on Friday  –  Theresa May is expected to announce the date of her departure from Downing Street on Friday morning, senior cabinet ministers have told the BBC.

Surfing

African Surf Adventure Awaits at Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill  –  The Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill will be an African surf adventure for surfers and spectators alike. The 51st edition of the world’s longest running professional surfing event will take place from 27 June to 7 July in Ballito

Sport

Preview: Super Rugby, Round 15 – Part Two  – LEGAL OR LAWLESS: With the World Cup just under four months away, the yammering over refereeing contretemps have become alarmingly more frequent.

Smiles for miles as Blitzboks get ready for London Sevens starting Saturday  –  All the teams in the World Rugby Sevens Series play to their own beat, but few would argue that the broad smiles from the Blitzboks

Children – Children up for adoption paraded in Brazil shopping center  –  News of the parade sparked outrage on social media, prompting organisers to defend the event, saying none of the children had been forced to participate.

Adolescents  –   A global survey sheds new light on how bad events affect young people  –  Adolescents are deeply affected by traumatic events in their lives

Climate Change – Answers to your most asked questions  –  During the last worldwide school strikes in March, BBC News asked for your questions on climate change.

Our Burning Planet – Durban floods: An open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa  –  There has been a strange silence since then, and big, carbon-intensive programmes are steaming ahead in the port city. Surely the time for talking is over?

Beer – WATCH: This beer is brewed with ancient yeast!  –  Scientists have brought ancient beer recipes back to life using the remnants of yeast found inside antique Egyptian vessels discovered in the Holy Land.

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