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Friday 30th November

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

BREAKING – Stage 2 load-shedding on the cards for most of today – The power utility tweeted this morning that it had “lost units” and would probably be implementing load-shedding today, from 9am until 10pm.

WhatsApp  ‘Martinelli’ message is a hoax – A message spreading around WhatsApp warns about a dangerous threat – but it is the post itself that is a scam.

Simba chooses local businss to supply part of R1 million prize – If you’ve been grocery shopping lately you may have seen the Simba display promoting a competition offering prizes to the value of a million Rand

Full programme to mark 16 days campaign and Aids Day – Kouga Municipality has lined up a number of programmes to mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children.

Lots of sports events this summer in Jeffreys Bay – Sports lovers will be spoilt for choice this Festive Season, with a host of social and competitive events lined up for the Kouga region.

PE dog owner found liable for damages after man loses arm in attack – The owner of three dogs which attacked a man in a street in 2017 has been found liable for damages in the Eastern Cape High Court 

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Firm that won R1bn Joburg fleet contract paid Malema-EFF ‘slush fund’ –  It has long been rumoured that the EFF was given patronage over lucrative City of Johannesburg tenders as a quid pro quo for working with Herman Mashaba’s DA-led administration. 

Zuma says his name is now synonymous with corruption thanks to NPA – The former president says that since he was charged he has become a scapegoat for those seeking to loot state resources.

WATCH | SCREAM! Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has arrived in SA – After much-anticipation and swirling speculation the mother of all queens, Beyoncé touched down on Mzansi soil on Thursday afternoon. 


Gigaba is a malicious, nasty speaker of untruths , says Cheryl Carolus – ‘He is not stupid. He is intellectually astute. But here was a grown person getting up to what was just madness.’ 

#Elections 2019

A coalition between ANC moderates and the DA will stave off tyranny – If the country is to avoid a descent into despotism, the ANC will need to split with breakaway rational constitutionalists to form a coalition with the DA and other like-minded smaller parties. 

Zuma trial in election month casts a shadow over ANC – It is unclear what effect the former president’s politically charged trial will have on the ANC’s performance in 2019 elections

Business, Money & Economy

Record fuel price cut expected in December – An expected record fuel price drop in December will help ease inflation once again on the back of a stronger rand and lower oil prices.

International News

Petro Poroshenko has shown Sky News aerial photographs he says reveal more and more tanks on the country’s border with Russia.

Michael Cohen in court: Trump ex-lawyer admits lying to Congress – US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has admitted he lied about a Trump property deal in Russia during the 2016 election.


Garrett McNamara hopes his new initiative will encourage world leaders and companies to reduce waste and production of plastic.


Pumas name team to face Rassie’s BaaBaas – The Barbarians, who are coached by Springbok mentor Rassie Erasmus, picked 13 Boks in their match-day squad.

It’s a dogs Life

Women may sleep better with a dog in their bed instead of another person, or a cat – Plenty of people love to cuddle up with their pets at night, especially during the cold winter months.

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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