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Friday 3rd August

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

Sad News – Cape St Francis SANCCOB Closing – SANCCOB Board of Directors has made a difficult but necessary decision to close the SANCCOB Cape St Francis (CSF) Centre

WATCH: Brazen Eastern Cape bakkie thieves make off with entire Sassa ATM – A group of five armed thieves surprised shoppers at a local Spar in Lady Frere as they loaded an entire ATM machine onto the back of a small bakkie.

Plans for new Bay coalition government – Plans are in motion to change the Nelson Mandela Bay government before the end of next week.

Hankey farm attack suspect in court again – The former farm worker who allegedly attacked a woman and her three children in their Hankey farmhouse five months ago has reappeared in court. (Original Story)

Load Shedding, schedule

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Emmerson Mnangagwa remains president of Zimbabwe in first post-Mugabe elections – Nelson Chamisa’s MDC-Alliance has already made it clear they reject the outcome and are likely to challenge it.

Solidarity accepts Eskom wage offer, will do ‘everything in its power’ to stabilise grid – In a statement on Thursday afternoon, the union said it would “now do everything within its power to stabilise the power grid”.

Sisulu says government will not appeal court ruling on Grace Mugabe –  International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Thursday said the South African government will not be appealing a high court ruling

Inequality is a MUCH BIGGER risk to SA than land problem: Leonid Bershidsky – When Nelson Mandela and team first took office, there was an expectation that life would get much harder for white people.

Business, Money & Economy

Africa’s Wilderness catches the eye of global investors – Small-cap companies fly way below the radar of many investors. But Wilderness Holdings, the Botswana Stock Exchange- and JSE-listed luxury safari group, has recently caught the eye of The Rise Fund,

International News

Europe’s heat record could be broken in Spain and Portugal – As Europe bakes in another heatwave, forecasters say the all-time temperature record could be broken in the coming days.


SA duo inducted into African Athletics Hall of Fame – South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerkand Caster Semenya are among the 13 athletes inducted into the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) Hall of Fame.

Virat Kohli makes 149 to rescue tourists in first Test – Virat Kohli withstood England’s bowlers to score a fine 149 and keep India in the game on an enthralling second day in the first Test at Edgbaston.

Binge Drinking

Binge drinking in adolescence impairs working memory – Parents, take note: If your teenage child is drinking alcohol, it may impair his/her working memory, a new study suggests.

The Long Swim: DAY 22

Lewis Pugh’s daily blog – Lewis Pugh is taking on a huge challenge by swimming the length of the Channel – some 350 miles (560km) – from Cornwall to Dover.

NSRI Knysna respond to missing Fisherman

NSRI Knysna respond to Fisherman reported washed off rocks It was reported that while fishing with a friend a man, believed to be aged...

Bridge – Not Good Enough (Again)

Sand River Bridge - St Francis definitely deserved better. Garth Perry (again) draws our attention to the shoddy work on the Sand River...

Municipality helps learners find their career paths

Kouga Municipality helps learners find their career paths Over a thousand high school learners from Kouga attended a career expo on...

Sea Vista residents finally receive Title Deeds

Ten-year wait for title deeds finally over for Sea Vista residents The mood was festive in Sea Vista on Tuesday when 90 residents...

Bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey

Municipality distributes bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey  Kouga Municipality has started distributing bottled water to Hankey as...

Two Protected Areas declared in Kouga

Greater Kromme Stewardship (GKS) Declares First Two Protected Areas In Eastern Cape The Kromensee Nature Reserve and The Sand River...

Spit Breaches

Action needed - NOW! It was bound to happen sooner or later but later would have given more time for DEDEAT to approve urgent shoring up...

NSRI & SANCCOB Save Entangled Seal

NSRI and SANCCOB join forces to rescue entangled  seal St Francis Bay duty crew were activated yesterday (Monday 13 August) afternoon...

New bakkies to boost service delivery

11 new bakkies set to strengthen  service delivery The Kouga Municipal fleet has received another boost, with 11 new bakkies set to...

Former chairman calls for SRA dialogue

Following a meeting of 'St Francis Bay Concerned Residents' held on Thursday addressed by an attorney from Graaff Reinet, and an...
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