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Thursday 16th August

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

Ten-year wait for title deeds finally over for Sea Vista residentsThe mood was festive in Sea Vista on Tuesday when 90 residents received the title deeds to their houses.

Bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey – Kouga Municipality has started distributing bottled water to Hankey as many households in the town have not had access to tap water

Trollip will survive yet again on Thursday – After a heated meeting on Wednesday night, the PA has announced it cannot work with the EFF due to issues of trust.

ANC takes Trollip to Public Protector ahead of vote of no confidence – The ANC says it has lodged five complaints against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Police killed miners at Marikana scene 2 because ‘they were confused’ – A new report suggests some SAPS members thought they were being shot at by striking miners, when the bullets were coming from other cops.

The Lost Boys

South Africa’s ‘paedophile’ minister and a mysterious death – South Africa has been gripped by the mysterious death of former police officer Mark Minnie

Jacques Pauw: We need more evidence on the ‘The Lost Boys of Bird Island’ book – Investigative journalist and best-selling author Jacques Pauw says there are things that happened during the apartheid era that we still don’t know about.

And it seems St Francis is not immune to this crime against children – Read Bev’s report in the Chronicle of a most horrific incident right on our doorstep

The Gupta’s

The Trojan Horse that wheeled R600m out of state-owned entities – Records show how Regiments Capital passed more than half of its consulting fees from Transnet, SAA and Denel contracts to Gupta and Essa fronts.

Hawks investigate cases related to Gupta-loot worth more than R40 billion – The Hawks are investigating cases related to the Guptas’ state capture project that involves more than R40 billion which has been plundered from state coffers.

Business, Money & Economy

SARS Acting Commissioner Mark Kingon on Accounting & Accountability: ‘We clearly have something to fix’ – This is an edited version of an address by SARS Acting Commissioner Mark Kingon to the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa, delivered on 13 August 2018.

Magda Wierzycka shuts Sygnia hedge funds, slams managers for investment ‘ruse’ – Magda Wierzycka, South Africa’s most successful woman entrepreneur in the financial services sector, has shut down her Sygnia hedge fund products, slamming this type of investment beast as a money-making racket.

International News

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte declares a 12-month period of emergency as the number of dead at the Morandi Bridge rises to 39.


His club side, Premiership outfit Gloucester, say they will make a further announcement on the incident “in due course”.


Aggressive, alien crayfish invades Free State dams – An invasive species of crayfish is taking over aquatic systems in the Free State, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has announced.

The Long Swim: DAY 35

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.

Motorists to drive with caution

Motorists to drive with caution on the St Francis Side of the Kromme River Bridge. The road has been damaged by water pipe burst!...

Canadian delegation empowers Kouga Roleplayers

Canadians also visit Port, Lighthouse & Links A three-day stakeholder engagement workshop on Local Economic Development (LED), hosted by...

South African Team Moves into Medal Contention

South African Team Moves into Medal Contention on Day Three of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan The Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South...

Local Skipper Plays Key Role In Lewis Pugh’s Epic Achievement

Lewis Pugh’s gargantuan achievement assisted by local skipper Some regular readers of St Francis Today, hopefully a lot of readers,...

NSRI Save Man from Surf in JBay

NSRI Save Man from Surf in JBay NSRI Jeffreys Bay lifeguards, having completed a routine training exercise at Pellsrus Beach on...

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest...

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest...

Leading Social Media Law Expert to Speak in St Francis

If there’s one event you cannot afford to miss this year it’s Emma Sadleir’s talk presented by St Francis College at St Francis Links at...

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine at Independent Schools Trail Run The College entered 20 children in the six Independent...

Sea Vista Primary School Achievers

SEA VISTA PRIMARY GIRLS SHINE IN ATHLETICS Five Sea Vista Primary girls were invited to participate in the Sarah Baartman District...
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