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St Francis & Kouga News

Man dies after St Francis Bay house robbery  –  A manhunt is underway for two men who robbed an elderly coule in their house in Sardinia Road, St Francis in the early evening yesterday.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

PE Woman strangled whilst assailants try to cut wedding ring from finger  –  A Port Elizabeth woman was left traumatised after three assailants strangled her and tried to cut off her wedding ring from her finger.

DA calls for action over escalating crime  –  Murder has increased by 160% in the Algoa Park policing sector, yet the South African Police in the area is still cripplingly understaffed and under-resourced. 

SCA baby neglect ruling urges health minister to address serious negligence at hospitals   –   Cases of serious and serial negligence at state hospitals in the Eastern Cape, saying that substandard care was pervasive.

Man dies after St Francis Bay house robbery

A manhunt is underway for two men who robbed an elderly coule in their house in Sardinia Road, St Francis in the early evening yesterday.Armed with guns the men accosted the couples housekeeper and tied and gagged her and the elderly...

Kouga Municipality calling for LED Lighting

SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LED STREETLIGHTS AND FLOODLIGHTSProspective Service Providers are hereby invited to submit tenders for the Supply andDelivery of LED streetlights and floodlights to Kouga Local MunicipalityTendersAn electronic...

New St Francis Today News Page Layout

To keep abreast with reader preferences we have changed our news layout to accommodate a growing readership that reads the news on their Phones (43%) rather than Tablets (4%) or Desk / Laptops (53%). We will have to hone the new layout...

Sea Vista Primary School hosts for this year’s District Level WOW spelling competition

There was great excitement on July 23rd at Sea Vista Primary School, in St Francis Bay, the hosts for this year’s District Level WOW  spelling competition. More  than  400  learners  and  200  educators  from Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp,...

Scientific paper on flora of Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay Nature Reserves

Our Seal Point scientist Richard Cowling and his colleague Adriaan Grobler from Port Elizabeth together with three of our local citizen scientists have produced a paper on the flora of the Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay nature...

Four injured crewman patient evacuated off a ship

Yesterday morning (7th August) NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew, accompanied by our NSRI station doctor and EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedics launched aboard the sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft to rendezvous with a bulk carrier...

Plettenberg Bay NSRI finalists for International Award

Congratulations to our NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteers for being chosen as finalists in the 2019 International Maritime Rescue Federation’s Innovation and technology awards for their purpose designed rescue stretcher which was designed...

Rocky Coast Housing Development

The proponent, Rocky Coast Farm (Pty) Ltd, proposes the residential development of a portion of Portions 78 and 79of Farm Ongegunde Vryheid No. 746, Cape St. Francis, Kouga Local Municipality, hereinafter referred to as RockyCoast Farm....

Crime down in St Francis according to SAPS

SAPS report that the downward trend in the number of crimes reported has continued and attribute this to the deterrent effect of the CCTV cameras. The CCTV footage is an important resource for good detective work and resulting good...

Whale assisted in a disentanglement operation off Port Alfred

SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Port Alfred aboard two NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue craft, Lotto Challenger and Rescue 11 Alpha, following reports from a container ship, passing the coast off-shore of...
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National & African News

Another year, another Marikana commemoration – but betrayal, neglect and injustice are still there  –  ‘They say in this country we’re free, but only some are free, others are not. 

State attorney to brief health committee on NHI Bill’s constitutionality  –  It would be important to hear the state attorney on the legal advice it gave to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

Public Protector

Public protector’s legal bills mount with another ‘gross negligence’ finding against her  –  Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane must once again pay personally for having failed to meet the requirements of her office. 

Politics

This man has been in witness protection for 15 months because ‘David Mabuza wants me dead’  –  There are questions everywhere you look into what is going on with Mathews Phosa’s former butler, Jan Venter, but answers are hard to come by.

Public protector ‘national shutdown’ poster not ours – ANC  –  The digital poster has the face of President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC logo.

Opinion

If we don’t fix South Africa soon we’ll all go down with it   –  We cannot continue to obsess about leaked emails and the endless power struggles of ANC factions while our country is facing its biggest threat since the start of our democracy.

#ZondoCommission

Zondo commission: Taxpayers’ money wasted on ‘bright idea’  –  Taxpayers’ money was wasted on an unnecessary trip to India in pursuit of the Estina dairy farm project, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Thursday.

Business, Money & The Economy

How buy-to-let landlords are being squeezed  –  Below-inflation rent increaSouth Africa has “now seen 18 months – or six quarters – of subdued, mostly sub-inflationary rental growth.”ses are only half the story

SA, Tanzania pledge to increase trade and investment   –  A total of 208 South African businesses are operating in Tanzania, employing about 21,000 people.

International

North Korea snubs peace talks with South Korea over war drills  –  North Korea has rejected any further talks with South Korea, calling its decision “completely the fault of South Korea’s actions”.

Sport

Rassie’s Squad: The cat’s out the bag  –  Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has revealed that 80 percent of his squad has been finalised.

Wholesale Changes For Argentina  –  Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has unveiled a new-look team to face the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

This & That

Where to stream sports after you cancel DStv  –  DStv is an incredibly expensive service, particularly when compared to streaming services such as Netflix and Showmax.

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