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Friday 8th March

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

Pretoria man robbed at Bay guesthouse  – Several items including televisions, cellphones and cash was stolen from the guesthouse

‘Trollip defamed me’ – Daniels  – The Patriotic Alliance councillor opened a case of crimen injuria against Trollip

EC learners drown in Mount Fletcher river   –  The ANC in the Eastern Cape has extended its condolences to the families of four learners who drowned in a river in Mount Fletcher on Wednesday.

Police on the hunt for alleged car thief targeting dealerships   –  Port Elizabeth police in the Eastern Cape are appealing for community assistance in tracing a suspected fraudster, who allegedly defrauds car dealerships and also steals the vehicles. 

National & African News

I asked Zuma to close down Eskom war room – Ramaphosa   –  President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday told the National Assembly that he had asked then president Jacob Zuma to close down the Eskom “war room” which he co-ordinated from late 2014.

PICS: No funny business as Trevor Noah visits Ramaphosa   –  The two sat down in Tuynhuys, Cape Town, and discussed many issues, including Trevor’s foundation’s impressive philanthropic work.

Helen Suzman Foundation condemns ‘abuse’ aimed at journalist Karima Brown   –  The Helen Suzman Foundation said on Thursday it was “shocked” at the level of abuse directed at well-known journalist Karima Brown over the past few days.


Tariff increase granted to Eskom rewards corruption – Joburg mayor  –   ‘Ultimately, we hope that Nersa will do all within its powers to ensure that serious reforms are implemented at Eskom,’ Mashaba said.


Ramaphosa mum on how much his son made from Bosasa   –  President Cyril Ramaphosa has declined to tell MPs how much his son Andile made from business dealings with controversial government service provider African Global Operations, previously known as Bosasa.


Electoral Act not in line with Constitution – lawyer for independent candidates   –  The court is hearing the matter for the rights of individuals to stand for elections which was part of a Constitutional Court judgment in June last year 

Business, Money & Economy

Emerging markets may be trade of decade – BlackRock   –  Emerging markets could be the trade of the decade as investors return to riskier assets, manufacturing data improves and growth across the developing world rebounds,

The bank branch is dead. Long live the branch   –  Branches will continue to exist, but there will be fewer and they will be smaller, says Standard Bank’s Sim Tshabalala.

Animal healthcare – an opportunity for investors   –  People see pets as part of the family.


International News

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: UK to grant jailed mother diplomatic protection to escalate case with Iran  –  It is the first time in living memory the government has invoked this tool in protest at the treatment of one of its citizens.


PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS: SUPER RUGBY, ROUND FOUR   –  DERBY DAY: It is truly a weekend of derbies – two matches in the New Zealand conference, two matches in the Australian conference and two matches in the South African conference.

Geneva Motorshow

Geneva Motor Show: Sparks and sparkles   – Everyone expected electric cars to take centre stage at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. But ….


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Partnership to transform Aston Bay road

The Aston Bay road is about to undergo a transformation.Work has started on a joint project that will help to safeguard motorists and...

Circle Plot Saga Cleared Up

St Francis Today has received several calls regarding the clearing of the land adjacent the roadworks at the St Francis Bay entrance...

Successful Snare Hunt

A successful hunt for snares was held yesterday Sandra Hardie who organised the SNARE HUNT  commented on the wonderful turn-out for the...

Water outages at St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis

Intermittent water supply over next three weeks in Cape St Francis and St Francis BayWater discreteness will be conducted at Sea Vista...

Standing up for Kouga’s disabled

Eight Kouga residents benefit from Wheelchair Wednesday campaign. Eight Kouga residents are the proud new owners of their own set of...

Municipal account queries made easier

Kouga Municipality is making it easier for residents to check their account balances.Corporate Services Portfolio Councillor Bryan...

30% Off Your Trip To Mauritius

Massive 30% Off Your Trip To Mauritius with The Travel Collective and Beachcomber ToursIn celebration of Mauritius Independence Day...

Sea Vista Primary bids farewell to great teachers

At a full assembly on Tuesday 12th March, the staff and learners of Sea Vista Primary School in St Francis Bay bade a fitting farewell...

3-Legged Loggerhead turtle washed up in Jeffreys Bay

NSRI Jeffreys Bay were alerted following a call from Ettiene Venter of JBay Surf School reporting to have found a small sea turtle on...

Kouga aims for hattrick with plastic roads

End of potholes, create jobs and help save the planet This has to be one of the most exciting and significant development and way of dealing with...