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Monday 20th August

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

Bridge – Not Good Enough (Again) – Sand River Bridge – St Francis definitely deserved better.

Mister & Kitty desperately need a home – The recent passing of their owner Ingrid a much loved Cape St Francis resident have left her two beautiful dogs are homeless and their future looks bleak

Kouga Municipality helps learners find their career paths – Over a thousand high school learners from Kouga attended a career expo on Tuesday, aimed at helping the young ones through the ordeal of choosing career paths.

Love is in the air  at the Links – Two more of our own tie the knot!

NSRI Knysna respond to missing Fisherman – It was reported that while fishing with a friend a man, believed to be aged 38, from Knysna, slipped on rocks and fell into the sea

Cango Caves Reports Almost R1M Profit Over 2017/2018 Financial Year – This is a huge about-turn for the municipal entity which has suffered severe losses since 2013.

 

The Lost Boys

Mark Minnie’s death was ‘definitely not a suicide’ – family member – A relative of Mark Minnie says the family does not believe he committed suicide, as the narrative up to this point would suggest.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Cleanup at Transnet is long overdue and ‘sorely needed’ – A leading economist says the imminent suspensions of three senior executives at Transnet is a ‘sorely needed’ intervention.

Lion bones and predator farming – picking on the carcass of SA tourism – Predator breeding using lions and other species could cost South Africa over R54-billion over the next 10 years in loss of tourism brand attractiveness.

#LandExpropriation:

‘The land was stolen’: Derek Hanekom backs ‘justified’ expropriation – Those were the words of tourism minister and ANC National Executive Committee member Derek Hanekom.

How AfriForum’s ‘expropriation list’ devastated two farmers – Afrikaner rights group AfriForum’s release of an unverified and disputed list that purports to denote farms targeted for expropriation without compensation, has led to millions of rands in possible losses for at least two farmers

The Gupta’s

Zondo turns down DA request for witness access in State Capture inquiry – Zondo says the party could resubmit this particular request at a later stage.

Business, Money & Economy

How do the Eskom unions sleep at night? – Despite Eskom hovering on the brink, the three unions representing more than 33 000 Eskom staff members have succeeded in negotiating a dream wage deal.

International News

Washington sleeps easy: SA envoy to Venezuela calls off ‘plans’ for military action against US – Pretoria’s man in Caracas has retracted his offer to help Venezuela fight off a feared American invasion. 1

SPORT

What Rassie expects from his two Springbok ‘babies’ – Damian Willemse and Embrose Papier have both has expectations heaped upon them in being part of the match squad against Argentina in Durban.

Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul – who first performed in a gospel choir as a child – achieved worldwide fame and performed for over 60 years.

The Long Swim: DAY 36

Lewis Pugh’s daily blog – Lewis Pugh is taking on a huge challenge by swimming the length of the Channel – some 350 miles (560km) – from Cornwall to Dover.

NSRI Knysna respond to missing Fisherman

NSRI Knysna respond to Fisherman reported washed off rocks It was reported that while fishing with a friend a man, believed to be aged...

Bridge – Not Good Enough (Again)

Sand River Bridge - St Francis definitely deserved better. Garth Perry (again) draws our attention to the shoddy work on the Sand River...

Municipality helps learners find their career paths

Kouga Municipality helps learners find their career paths Over a thousand high school learners from Kouga attended a career expo on...

Sea Vista residents finally receive Title Deeds

Ten-year wait for title deeds finally over for Sea Vista residents The mood was festive in Sea Vista on Tuesday when 90 residents...

Bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey

Municipality distributes bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey  Kouga Municipality has started distributing bottled water to Hankey as...

Two Protected Areas declared in Kouga

Greater Kromme Stewardship (GKS) Declares First Two Protected Areas In Eastern Cape The Kromensee Nature Reserve and The Sand River...

Spit Breaches

Action needed - NOW! It was bound to happen sooner or later but later would have given more time for DEDEAT to approve urgent shoring up...

NSRI & SANCCOB Save Entangled Seal

NSRI and SANCCOB join forces to rescue entangled  seal St Francis Bay duty crew were activated yesterday (Monday 13 August) afternoon...

New bakkies to boost service delivery

11 new bakkies set to strengthen  service delivery The Kouga Municipal fleet has received another boost, with 11 new bakkies set to...

Former chairman calls for SRA dialogue

Following a meeting of 'St Francis Bay Concerned Residents' held on Thursday addressed by an attorney from Graaff Reinet, and an...
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