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Tuesday 3rd September

St Francis & Kouga News

Calamari Festival and JBay Makiti clash  –  There seems little doubt the Kouga municipality shows favouritism with regard St Francis and Jeffreys Bay

Petrol price to go up by 11c per litre  –  The petrol price will increase by 11c per litre for both grades and diesel will go up by 25c a litre on Wednesday

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Port Elizabeth doctor faces attempted murder charge  –  A Port Elizabeth doctor allegedly shot his estranged wife in the head on Saturday morning, before trying to take his own life

Truck drivers escape death as vehicles are set alight and shot at outside PE  –  Three trucks were damaged over the last 24 hours in both Paterson and Motherwell respectively.

EC learners killed as “intoxicated driver” loses control  –  Two learners have been killed and a number of others injured following a road accident on the R56 at Zwelitsha in Mount Fletcher on Monday morning.

Collo’s Blog

Not all men are created equal  –  A man is assaulted with machete in front of kids going to school in Sea Vista, a man dragged from his truck and beaten to death for being a foreigner in Johannesburg, 

St Francis Features In Provincial Tourism Awards

Congratulations to Cape St Francis Resort for their Beach Break accommodation winning the provincial Lilizela Award in the Self Catering Shared Accommodation Category. Beach Break was a National winner in 2018.And congratulations too to...

Some is what is on this Calamari Weekend

Some of the events that are on at the annual Calamari Festival this weekend

International delegates to plant 100 trees

One hundred trees are set to be planted at the Kruisfontein Multisport Complex in Humansdorp this October when municipalities from across the world will be in Kouga for an international climate change workshop. Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio...

Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior 2019 Presented By BOS Heads for Cape St Francis This Weekend

Event: Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior 2019 Status: WSL JQS 1,000 rated events for U18 Boys & Girls, SAST events for U16 & U14 Boys & Girls, and U12 Boys & Girls. Venue: Seal Point, Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape Dates: September...

Kouga Municipality saves big on phones

Kouga Municipality has slashed its annual Telkom bill by a massive 76% over the past two years. Kouga Corporate Services Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu said the savings were made possible by the upgrade of the municipal private automatic...

Top Seeds Join the Lineup in Beautiful Conditions at Azores Airlines Pro

PRAIA DE SANTA BARBARA, Sao Miguel - Azores Islands (Wednesday, September 18, 2018) -  The Azores Islands Pro resumed in picture-perfect conditions on the morning of Day 2 with three-to-four foot waves and a glassy lineup. The remaining 12 heats...

NSRI in action in Cape St Francis and Port Elizabeth

NSRI St Francis BayNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated last Tuesday afternoon following a request for a tow from a crew on a 4.2 meter inflatable boat reporting a faulty fuel line that caused a small fire aboard their boat.The...

Kouga searches underground for pothole solutions

Could a mining solution be a way forward toa more permanent solution to repairing portholes?Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said the municipality would be piloting a new pothole filler similar to shotcrete used underground in...

A heartfelt letter of appreciation to the St Francis Community

Cathy Lethbridge thanks friends and community for the support the family has received in their time of grief"To all of my dear friends, colleagues and the wonderful community that is St FrancisI cannot adequately express my gratitude to...

Local youth pass tough lifeguard exam

Eighteen new professional lifeguards have been added to Kouga’s pool.The 18 youngsters, including top junior surfers Angelo Faulkner and Jeremy van Wyk, passed their final lifesaving exams with flying colours at Jeffreys Bay on...


National & African News

Amy-Lee reunited with family after abduction from Vaal school  –  Six-year-old Amy-Lee de Jager who was snatched by  a gang of men at a drop-off point at Laerskool Kollegepark in Vanderbijlpark on Monday morning, has been found, the family confirmed.

Cele has reduction of illegal guns in his sights  –  Police Minister Bheki Cele has again asked Parliament to approve another declaration of the firearm amnesty, to run for six months from next month.

Uyinene Mrwetyana: ‘Alleged killer watched us hand out missing person flyers’  –  The man accused of raping and killing University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana allegedly watched as friends handed out flyers with her face on them

Right2Know blames Mashaba, Ramaphosa, Zwelithini for attacks on foreigners  –  The Right2Know Campaign has blamed the recent attacks on foreigners squarely at the feet of government.

WATCH | Three men hijack Cape Town truck – except they can’t drive  –  Three armed men jumped into a truck and attempted to hijack it. One of the hijackers failed to drive the truck and and made the driver get back into the driver’s seat.


‘Contempt of court’ flag case against AfriForum set for Tuesday  –  The NMF said: ‘The social cohesion of our country is not dependent on the fragility of those keen on division and contempt for our young democracy.’


Zuma lawyer asked former NPA head Nxasana to lie to court, Zondo hears  –  Former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana testified that Jacob Zuma’s lawyer Michael Hulley asked him to co-operate with former president Jacob Zuma in defending litigation 


Black South Africans explain who they voted for in last poll, and why  –  The survey findings suggest that people who had taken part in protests over the last five years were more likely to vote for opposition parties.

Business, Money & The Economy

Tito Mboweni’s economic plan landed like a political bomb – will it be defused?  –  The real question now may well be what impact Tito Mboweni’s economic intervention plans could have on the situation within the ANC

Gold and Krugerrands attract investors  –  A higher gold price, weak rand and continued uncertainty make physical gold more popular.


Hurricane Dorian: fears for Grand Bahama as hurricane pummels island for 24 hours – latest  –  Five dead and 13,000 houses severely damaged in Bahamas as massive storm surge inundates homes

California boat fire: At least 34 missing near Santa Cruz Island –  At least 34 people are unaccounted for after a boat was destroyed by fire off the coast of California.


India crush West Indies to claim Test series  –   India completed another crushing victory over the West Indies, demolishing the home side by 257 runs on the fourth afternoon of the second and final Test 

Legal dispute with City may kick oldest rugby club in Joburg into touch  –  Pirates Club, one of the three oldest sports clubs in the country, is facing an uncertain future thanks to a legal dispute with the City of Johannesburg.


This & That

Elon Musk on why Tesla is not in South Africa  –  South African motorists may have to wait a while for the official launch of Tesla vehicles in the country.

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