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Monday 17th September

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

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

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine – The College entered 20 children in the six Independent Schools Trail Run races hosted by Kingswood College

Sea Vista Primary School Achievers – Sea  Vista pupils excel in Athletics, Rugby, Tennis, Spelling and Chess competitions

Special attention giving St Francis Links course and clubhouse – The much needed rain came at the perfect time and we were able to fertilize the whole course just before the big rain in September

PE girl wounded in suspected gang shooting – The Provincial Gang Investigation Unit is on the hunt for suspects after an 11-year-old Port Elizabeth girl was hit by a stray bullet

Eastern Cape Premier Masualle’s hopes and regrets – Premier Phumulo Masualle has admitted that the province of the Eastern Cape has a long way to go in addressing its many challenges

National (South Africa & Africa) News

The coal crisis at Eskom worsens, with more than a quarter of stations having less than 10 days of reserves – At least four and possibly more of Eskom’s 15 coal-fired power stations now having less than 10 days of coal on their stockpiles.

Inner-city residents challenge Mashaba’s ‘unlawful’ building raids – Dozens of Johannesburg inner-city buildings have been raided by police, led by Mayor Herman Mashaba’s administration.

DA to question Ramaphosa and Nene over Chinese R370bn ‘gift’ – The DA says it wants to know if the recent R370 billion ‘gift’ to SA from China has any strings attached.

End of an era for Zille and De Lille as DA prepares to announce candidates – The DA is set to announce both its premier and mayoral candidates this week, marking the end of an era for Helen Zille and Patricia de Lille.


Banks to deliver evidence in the closure of Gupta related bank accounts – In 2016, the country’s big four banks decided to close Gupta owned bank accounts after they detected several suspicious transactions.

Business, Money & Economy

Illicit cigarette industry beats Sars – Identified as the biggest manufacturer of illicit cigarettes, Gold Leaf Tobacco’s head office is less than 20 km from Sars’s front door.

International News

Typhoon Mangkhut has devastated the Philippines, leaving at least 64 people dead and more than 40 more trapped in a landslide.

– The three-month-old boy died after a tree fell across a mobile home, while three people were killed in separate road accidents.


Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan – Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest heat total in the challenging overhead typhoon swell conditions


Ramaphosa praises sensational Springboks’ thrilling topple of All Blacks – Rassie Erasmus’ troops show real class in producing a magnificent performance that show once again that no side can rattle the world champions as well as they do.

The Simple Truth Behind Reading 200 Books a Year – Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day.

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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