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Tuesday 6th November

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

BLOG
There are none so blind – A blog post on the St Francis Property Owners lit up this past weekend with a string of positive comments

Kouga offering apprenticeships – Kouga Municipality, an equal opportunity employer is inviting application for apprenticeships

National (South Africa & Africa) News

ANC looks unlikely to change land law despite draft report – The ANC has yet to comment on the findings in parliament’s draft report on its public participation process on land expropriation.

Zuma to hear if he must cough up for his legal fees – The legal battle between former president Jacob Zuma and the DA has finally been set down in the High Court in Pretoria for Today

Stealing the Crust II: All the players in a heinous SA mining fraud

The 11 biggest sex scandals involving politicians in SA – From Vavi to Mbalula and even Maimane, it’s not just America’s Bill Clinton who has had a lot of explaining to do for ‘sexual relations’.

Kimberley Boys’ High School pupils jeer as classmate throws water at teacher – A video of a Kimberley Boys’ High School pupil throwing water in a teacher’s face raised eyebrows on social media on Monday.

WATCH | Taxi ploughs through Engen Quick Shop – A minibus taxi burst through the glass doors of a convenience store at a petrol station in Khayelitsha‚ Cape Town

#StateCapture

Leaked Eskom report implicates Gigaba, Brown in state capture – The report accuses 44 people and 25 companies, including KPMG and McKinsey, of being ‘captured’.

Gordhan flags VR Laser targeting of Denel in state capture affidavit – Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan unpacked the relationship between former president Jacob Zuma’s son and VR Laser’s bosses 

Business, Money & Economy

Rivals are strangling SAA’s long-haul business – There is simply very little reason to fly the flag carrier anymore …

International News

Donald Trump tells voters to avoid taking a “wrecking ball to our economy” as Barack Obama revels in America’s “great awakening”.

Surfing

Luke Slijpen Clinches Bronze Medal – South Africa Eighth Overall at  VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship

SPORT

Nemanja Matic: Man Utd midfielder explains why he will not wear poppy – Nemanja Matic says he will not wear a poppy on his Manchester United shirt because it reminds him of when his village was bombed when he was 12.

Final push for Blitzboks as World Rugby Sevens Series looms – The Springbok Sevens team entered the final stretch of their preparations for the first two tournaments of the World Rugby Sevens Series, in Dubai and Cape Town, in less than a month.

Desalination 

Israel sees desalination as Sea of Galilee’s saviour – Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee, according to the Bible. Today, that doesn’t require a miracle.

Tops are Tops and Fill her Up!

Some local news on awards and a fuel warningNo the price of petrol and diesel is not about to go up but the filling station is about to...

Traditional Storyteller for KougaBook Festival Author Day

Added author a reason to bring the kids!The KougaBook Literary Festival will host an Author Day at the St Francis Links on...

Clean-up drive across Kouga

Kouga Municipality has been intensifying efforts to clean up illegal dumping sites across the region. Community Services Portfolio...

Pure decadence

But oh so delishChocolate heaven arrived in St Francis Bay last week when the Chocoholix shop finally opened after weeks of frustrating...

Grannies Pool II

Closing the Grannies Pool slipway was not as one reader has suggested, a clandestine plot by the organisers of the SRA to extract money...

Multidisciplinary operation in Jeffreys Bay

Motorists slapped with fines worth nearly R49 000A multidisciplinary approached  operation conducted on Wednesday (14/11) yielded...

Grannies Pool Slipway

Did Kouga Municipality keep it quiet anticipating objections?Interesting that the slipway at Grannies Pool has been shut down without...

KougaBook Festival to Host Author Day

Promoting  reading Yesterday we featured Sue Rae Fox's launch of her fourth book 'Where the Truth Lies'. Today at the bottom of today\s...

St Francis Author Launches New Novel

Susan Rae Fox so very well known for her dedication to the welfare of  the cats and dogs of Sea Vista as Chair of St Francis Animal...

New Principal For St Francis College

VETERAN Eastern Cape educator Warwick Osmond will take up the reins as headmaster at top private primary school, St Francis College, in...

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