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Friday 16th November

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

Grannies Pool II – Closing the Grannies Pool slipway was not as one reader has suggested, a clandestine plot 

 Emptying of sewer tanks made easy in Kouga – Ward 12 logged the greatest number of service requests through the Kouga Call Centre and Link app in October.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Leaked Treasury letter shows government rifts over NHI – A leaked letter and its annexure specify a number of ‘major problem areas’ and legal concerns with the current version of the National Health Insurance Bill.

Load shedding in the air as Eskom restricts power supply–   Apart from a dire coal supply, 11 of the 25 generations units at three power stations have been shut down due to a lack of money to fix them.

Zuma’s corruption co-accused wants permanent stay of prosecution – French arms company, Thales, former president Jacob Zuma’s co-accused in his corruption case, has lodged its application for a permanent stay of prosecution 

Unisa staffer who manufactures fake news could face criminal, hate speech charges – A News24 investigation revealed on Thursday that William Ramatseba, 29, a University of South Africa (Unisa) employee, is the creator and owner of, a notorious fake news website.

Cape Town councillors sue Maimane for R1m over ‘defamatory remarks” – Five Cape Town councillors who resigned in solidarity with former mayor Patricia de Lille are suing DA leader Mmusi Maimane for R1 million for defamation.


Expropriation bungle: Amid steep political division, constitutional amendment is adopted –  The first hurdle to expropriation without compensation was officially passed when Parliament’s constitutional review committee on Thursday adopted its final report 

Business, Money & Economy

The science behind Discovery Bank – Interrogating the model, and where Discovery believes it can change behaviour.

International News

As speculation mounts that a no-confidence vote is imminent, the prime minister declares she is “going to see this through”.


Boks Make Six Changes For Scotland Clash – Two personnel changes and two positional switches in the starting lineup, in what promises to be another very tough encounter for the South Africans.

England win Rooney farewaell match – Rooney, winning his 120th cap in a fund-raiser for his charitable foundation, made a 33-minute appearance on a night England showed their appreciation for their 33-year-old record goalscorer.

An evening of fine cuisine and wine with Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – It was when it was announced that there would be no condiments in the table, that I realized we were in for a spendid evening of amazing gourment food.

The importance of Disaster Management

This could have been a far greater disaster had a Disaster Group not been formed after the Cape St Francis fires of 2016.After the fires...

An appeal from SANCCOB

Please don't try to catch catch the injured bird/penguin -  call for helpThis time of the year when all our visitors come to our...

St Francis hosts huge prize handover

St Francis Bay's new Waterberry Caravan Park hosts huge prize handoverThe Spar group recently ran a national competition in a...

New Hotel for St Francis a reality

Come and listen to Adrian Gardiner Chairman of Mantis Collection and the Wilderness Foundation Global talk on this exciting development...

Concerned Residents Association meeting

The CRA will be holding a public meeting, and all interested and affected parties are invited to attend BACKGROUND:The “Concerned...

Feast of firsts for Kouga’s Opening of the Season

Locals and holiday-makers are in for a feast of firsts this Saturday, 15 December, when Kouga’s official Opening of the Season takes...

Take a Walk in the Woods

Walk in the Woods and experience the beauty that surrounds usA wonderful way to start the day is to take a walk. In St Francis we are...

Appeal for the return of an NSRI Pink Buoy – Jeffreys Bay

Youngsters 'captured' on CCTV with Pink NSRI Buoy NSRI are appealing to 4 young teenagers, 3 males and a female, who have been captured...

NSRI’s safety tips for the Summer holidays

The NSRI suggest ways to enjoy a safe summerRule number one, for a safe experience at the beach, is to choose a beach that...

Season to open with a bang on Saturday

Kouga Municipality will be opening this year’s Festive Season with a bang this Saturday, 15 December.The municipality will be hosting...

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