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Monday 8th October

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

St Francis Bay Drowning – Surfer ‘AJ’ commended for his quick action with Pink Rescue Buoy

Busy weekend for SAPS Uitenhage Cluster – 63 year old arrested with  drugs valued nearly R460 000 in Storms River

PE bright spark scoops science award – Bay pupil wins German study bursary with renewable-energy innovation

Five illegal hunting rifles found on PE smallholding – Port Elizabeth SAPS K9 unit and flying squad officers received information at about 8 am on Sunday morning about possible unlicensed firearms at a smallholding in Greenbushes,

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Cato Manor ‘death squad’ want case struck from roll – The remaining 27 accused in the so-called Cato Manor “death squad” case want the case struck from the roll.

Motlanthe explains views on traditional leaders – and they are not going to like it – The former president doubled down on his stance that the land must be owned by the people, not by traditional leaders

Does Nhlanhla Nene still have the full support of the president? – President Cyril Ramaphosa should break his silence and tell the nation whether Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has his full support ahead of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

NSPCA heads for court to halt trade in lion skeletons – NSPCA) has applied for an urgent interdict in an attempt to stop the South African government from facilitating selling lion bones used in fake tiger bone wine and other questionable purposes.

Man who wanted country ‘cleansed of white people’ found guilty of hate speech – The Equality Court has declared Velaphi Khumalo guilty of hate speech after he called on Facebook for the country to be “cleansed” of white people

Business, Money & Economy

DA fingers government for racking up R75.6 billion in wasteful expenditure – The African National Congress (ANC) government has racked up R75.6 billion in irregular, fruitless, and wasteful spending in the 2017/18 financial year

International News

A key report says there are just 11 years to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

China’s corruption watchdog has said Meng Hongwei is “suspected of violating the law” and is “currently under investigation”.

SPORT

Sam Cane broke neck at Loftus, forced to stay in SAAll Blacks loose forward Sam Canesuffered a broken neck in Saturday’s Test win against the Springboks in Pretoria and will have to remain in South Africa.

New-look Springboks thriving on the public’s love – My money, the best moment happened far away from the action. It came in the stands as groups of black supporters stood up to chant popular soul song Asambe Lolo . . . siyola’mbedeni,

Rassie: The greatest rivalry in world rugby is back – The Springbok coach defended his strategy with his replacements in the agonising loss to the All Blacks, explaining his hand was forced.

Wooferendum

WATCH: Dogs and owners march on Westminster in call for Brexit vote – Hundreds of dogs and their owners have marched through central London as part of the “Wooferendum Dog March” to call for a people’s vote on Brexit.

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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