Tops are Tops and Fill her Up!

Some local news on awards and a fuel warning

No the price of petrol and diesel is not about to go up but the filling station is about to come down.

The old filling station is to be demolished starting Monday 26th November resulting in no petrol being available for a few days whilst the clear the site and declare it safe. So if you are running low make sure you ‘fill her up’ before 5:00pm on Sunday or you will be running on empty.  

Congrats to our TOPS Village Square for winning the TOPS Rise to the Top awards for 2018! Thank you to all of our staff who helped us Rise to the TOP!

Richard and Charlotte holding our Rise to the Top award they received last week for our TOPS Village Square

Congrats to everyone Village Spar!

Traditional Storyteller for KougaBook Festival Author Day

Added author a reason to bring the kids!

The KougaBook Literary Festival will host an Author Day at the St Francis Links on December 11th, 2018, as part of its build-up to the greater Festival to be held in 2019.

“As a special treat for children of all ages, we will be presenting, as part of the programme, PE-based author and highly accomplished children’s storyteller in the African tradition, Madoda Ndlakuse, who will treat us to a dramatic illustration of his unique talents,” says organiser Frank Nunan of Write-On Publishing.

“We therefore urge parents and teachers to bring the children along to see this spell-binding presentation.”

Mandla has just published a children’s book entitled Umtshato WeNtlanzi NeNkukhu (The Marriage of Fishes and Chickens) after being invited to publish by Book Dash with the aim of increasing the number of books for children, especially in the indigenous language sector. His poems have been included in a number of anthologies over the years.

The Author Day will also highlight some local authors and will serve as the official launch of the Literary Festival concept.

Among the authors presenting on the day will be well-known writer of Eastern Cape history and travel books, Bartle Logie, and St Francis Bay novelist Susan Rae Fox.

“The proceedings will open with Madoda’s presentation, and there will be a short break after that, so the children need not stay for the rest of the presentations.”

There will also be a presentation on self-publishing and re-publishing by organiser and publishing facilitator Frank Nunan.

There is an entrance fee of R75 for adults and children will be admitted at no charge.

Registration and payment can be made at, or payment can be made at the door.

The event is presented in association with St Francis Tourism and St Francis Links, and is the first in a series of book-related events leading up to a fully-fledged regional Literary Festival in the second half of 2019. That event will take place over a number of days and between 20 and 30 local, national and even international authors can be expected to present workshops, give talks and hold readings of their works.

This Festival is the brainchild of Jeffreys Bay author and retired ambassador Mzuvukile Maqetuka.