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Monday 15th October

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

A Great Wildflower OktoberFest Weekend – Cape St Francis was the place to be this past weekend.

St Francis Rotary Club Is Growing – Within a month, the St Francis Rotary Club have inducted three new members.

Where would we be without our staff? – The Links thanks their staff with  end of year party

Humiliation led to her months of hell – How many school kids suffer from similar abuse be it an alleged single act of violence, continuous humiliation or other forms of derogation by a teacher

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Cyril’s request for help to pick NPA boss receives broad acclaim – Ramaphosa has announced a decision to invite several legal bodies to assist him in finding Shaun Abrahams’ replacement.

Fake diamonds, fake drugs and counterfeit cash seized as 5 nabbed in suspected OLX scam – Five foreign nationals believed to be part of a syndicate targeting OLX advertisers are expected to appear in the Vanderbiljpark Magistrate’s Court on Monday


Schadenfloyde — EFF, VBS, and the rot of the South African body politic – VBS was not a big business as far as banks are concerned, and its overall balance sheet, in comparative terms, was bapkes.

New twist in VBS saga: now Hawks and NPA target Zuma’s Nkandla loan – An investigation is underway into who was servicing the R70,000 monthly payments on former president Jacob Zuma’s loan with VBS Mutual Bank for 18 months.

The VBS way – Stealing Money of the Political Kind – It is now becoming apparent that even in our fast-moving political landscape, the VBS scandal is likely to reverberate for some time to come.


Land reform programme being sped up, says Ramaphosa -‘Right now, government is fully empowered to deal with the land question and now we are moving forward with speed’, says Ramaphosa.

Business, Money & Economy

VBS Bank to be stripped of its assets – Vele Investment, the majority shareholder of the embattled VBS Mutual Bank, is allegedly being stripped of its assets by the South African Reserve Bank

International News

The ex-foreign secretary says it is time to stop being so polite as the UK enters “the moment of crisis” in Brexit negotiations.


Jordy Smith makes Quarterfinals of Quiksilver Pro France – Julian Wilson and Courtney Conlogue won the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro France, Stop No. 9 of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT).


Proteas’ Aussie trip: Time to end tinkering? – Unless there are some sudden additions to their roster, South Africa have just 13 one-day internationals left to be ready for a forceful assault on the 2019 World Cup

How to clean your social media accounts from old embarrassing posts – We mess up every now and then – an office Christmas party that gets out of hand, a heat-of-the-moment rant, a snide comment, a joke in bad taste…

A Great Wildflower OktoberFest Weekend.

Cape St Francis was the place to be this past weekend. A hive of activity starting with the Wild Flower Chase that kicked off the...

St Francis Rotary Club Is Growing

Within a month, the St Francis Rotary Club have inducted three new members. On September 24th we welcomed Brian Codling seen here with...

New Restaurant Opens in Cape St Francis

You will barely recognise the Place Those who visited Rock Lily during its heyday of great music shows will barely recognise the...

The Silences of Sound

Little Reinette Windvogel contracted meningitis when just a little older than a toddler that rendered almost totally deaf. Shortly...

Giving thanks for the recent rains

Ongoing water-saving mooted at prayer day Kouga Municipality's leadership, the religious fraternity and farming community of Patensie...

Driver Licence Delays

Unrest at Pretoria delays issuing of driver’s licences   Kouga Municipality has been informed that labour unrest continues to take place...

Time to talk to each other, not the lawyers

Back in 1992 the National Party under then President FW de Klerk held a ‘white’s only’ referendum that would lead to an end to apartheid...

Busy weekend for SAPS Uitenhage Cluster

63 year old arrested with  drugs valued nearly R460 000 in Storms River SA Police Services Uitenhage cluster  under which St Francis...

St Francis Bay Drowning

Surfer 'AJ' commended for his quick action with Pink Rescue Buoy Garth Shamley, Duty Coxswain activated theNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew...

Kouga and the Mighty Men to give thanks for the rain

Two prayer days, including a session arranged by the Mighty Men Eastern Cape, will take place in the Kouga region this month to give...

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