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Friday 2nd November

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

Please no Fireworks!! – Fire risk high as Guy Fawkes approaches

Joint operation to clamp down on illegal electricity – Illegal electricity wires worth an estimated R5000 was confiscated by Kouga Municipality and the Jeffreys Bay SAPS in a joint operation last week.

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoys 12 months on15 people rescued in 12 months as communities embrace the Pink Buoy initiative

Staying on track at St Francis Links – There is no doubt that we are different from other estates ….

National (South Africa & Africa) News

After a week of horror, Gigaba needs to rope-a-dope for survival – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba’s horror week just got even worse on Thursday

Bill and Hillary Clinton talk leadership, democracy and land reform – Speaking at the Discovery Leadership Summit in Johannesburg, the Clintons said they were hopeful about democracies around the world 

The end of WMC – We treated our entrepreneurs and businesspeople… like enemies, and white monopoly capital, and all that. That must end today.’ 

Oil, gas deposits discovered in Zim – The deposits were discovered after a study carried out by an Australian company, Invictus Energy Limited.


VBS scandal: Paul Mashatile admits ANC received 2 payments from Vele Investments – He admitted that the party received R2m from the now collapsed bank.


Ramaphosa vows to appear before Zondo commission into State Capture – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday he will appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry so that he can answer questions about what he knew and didn’t know


Ramaphosa fires Tom Moyane as Sars commissioner – The tax boss doggedly tried to cling to his job, to no avail.

Business, Money & Economy

Ramaphosa declares investment strike over in SA – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday proclaimed the end of what he characterised as a nine-year impasse between government and private sector. 

International News

The president said that if migrants “throw rocks at our military” then US soldiers should “consider it a rifle”.


Erasmus throws rookie back three in at the deep end – Damian Willemse, S’bu Nkosi and Aphiwe Dyantyi have all impressed in 2018, but this Springbok trio won’t have an experienced figure to rely on against England.

Making a murderer

The ugly truth that is the R5 rifle – In continuing the use of the R5, SAPS are not only failing the South African public, they are also failing their own officers who are inappropriately armed. 

Tops are Tops and Fill her Up!

Some local news on awards and a fuel warningNo the price of petrol and diesel is not about to go up but the filling station is about to...

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...

Clean-up drive across Kouga

Kouga Municipality has been intensifying efforts to clean up illegal dumping sites across the region. Community Services Portfolio...

Pure decadence

But oh so delishChocolate heaven arrived in St Francis Bay last week when the Chocoholix shop finally opened after weeks of frustrating...

Grannies Pool II

Closing the Grannies Pool slipway was not as one reader has suggested, a clandestine plot by the organisers of the SRA to extract money...

Multidisciplinary operation in Jeffreys Bay

Motorists slapped with fines worth nearly R49 000A multidisciplinary approached  operation conducted on Wednesday (14/11) yielded...

Grannies Pool Slipway

Did Kouga Municipality keep it quiet anticipating objections?Interesting that the slipway at Grannies Pool has been shut down without...

KougaBook Festival to Host Author Day

Promoting  reading Yesterday we featured Sue Rae Fox's launch of her fourth book 'Where the Truth Lies'. Today at the bottom of today\s...

St Francis Author Launches New Novel

Susan Rae Fox so very well known for her dedication to the welfare of  the cats and dogs of Sea Vista as Chair of St Francis Animal...

New Principal For St Francis College

VETERAN Eastern Cape educator Warwick Osmond will take up the reins as headmaster at top private primary school, St Francis College, in...

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