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Friday 5th October

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

Kouga and the Mighty Men to give thanks for the rain – Two prayer days, including a session arranged by the Mighty Men Eastern Cape, will take place in the Kouga region this month

Municipal News – Kouga held a “Focus on Food Safety” event and a “Health Day for Municipal Men” this past week

Copter flip puts patients on high – The smiles of four little patients lit up a gloomy morning as they prepared for their special helicopter flip around Port Elizabeth

National (South Africa & Africa) News

If we fixed municipalities, half of the country’s problems would be solved – Local government offers huge opportunities in the battle to stimulate economic growth being driven by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa blames state capture, apartheid for ailing economy – President Cyril Ramaphosa says state capture, corruption and the legacy of apartheid are to blame for the country’s poor economic performance.

Widows Fram Mrders Video Goes Viral – Mariandra Heunis whose husband was murdered in a farm attack sends a message to Ramaphosa and asks US for support.

SA’s coloured communities ready to explode, analysts warn – Thousands of people are reportedly mobilising in Gauteng to embark on a province-wide protest against injustices in coloured communities.


IPID ready to fight state capture along with Zondo commission – IPID looks forward to working with the Zondo Commissionand has already started investigations into police officers suspected for defeating the ends of justice in state capture probes


The Bain Files, Part 1: –  Massone knew in advance Moyane would become SARS head and Bain would get restructuring contract

Business, Money & Economy

FirstRand urges Ramaphosa to shun populism – The South African government has adopted certain populist policies that the country cannot afford, according to FirstRand chairperson Roger Jardine.

International News

Russia cyber-plots: US, UK and Netherlands allege hacking – Russian spies have been accused of involvement in a series of cyber-plots across the globe, leading the US to level charges against seven agents.


Jesse Kriel will have his hands full against All Black No 13 Jack Goodhue – This time, the All Blacks mean business. The hurt they experienced after the 36-34 loss to the Springboks in Wellington is a dark space that they don’t want to be in again.

SAPO & Christmas Gifting

Posting Christmas prezzies – better to send than receive – Thinking of exchanging Christmas gifts with loved ones overseas this year? Well‚ when it comes to doing so via the South African Post Office‚ it really is better to give than receive‚

A Great Wildflower OktoberFest Weekend.

Cape St Francis was the place to be this past weekend. A hive of activity starting with the Wild Flower Chase that kicked off the...

St Francis Rotary Club Is Growing

Within a month, the St Francis Rotary Club have inducted three new members. On September 24th we welcomed Brian Codling seen here with...

New Restaurant Opens in Cape St Francis

You will barely recognise the Place Those who visited Rock Lily during its heyday of great music shows will barely recognise the...

The Silences of Sound

Little Reinette Windvogel contracted meningitis when just a little older than a toddler that rendered almost totally deaf. Shortly...

Giving thanks for the recent rains

Ongoing water-saving mooted at prayer day Kouga Municipality's leadership, the religious fraternity and farming community of Patensie...

Driver Licence Delays

Unrest at Pretoria delays issuing of driver’s licences   Kouga Municipality has been informed that labour unrest continues to take place...

Time to talk to each other, not the lawyers

Back in 1992 the National Party under then President FW de Klerk held a ‘white’s only’ referendum that would lead to an end to apartheid...

Busy weekend for SAPS Uitenhage Cluster

63 year old arrested with  drugs valued nearly R460 000 in Storms River SA Police Services Uitenhage cluster  under which St Francis...

St Francis Bay Drowning

Surfer 'AJ' commended for his quick action with Pink Rescue Buoy Garth Shamley, Duty Coxswain activated theNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew...

Kouga and the Mighty Men to give thanks for the rain

Two prayer days, including a session arranged by the Mighty Men Eastern Cape, will take place in the Kouga region this month to give...

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