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Friday 7th September

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Local leaders experience life in a wheelchair first-hand – Local community and business leaders received a taste of what it means to be disabled in Jeffreys Bay at Kouga’s first Wheelchair Wednesday challenge last week.

Police Warn Social Media Users To Verify Information Before Posting On Chats – Police are once again appealing to social media users  to refrain from posting unverified information on social media sites.

Municipality gears up for Canadian visit – Kouga Municipality will host a delegation from the Canadian municipality Prince Edward County over the next two weeks as part of the partnership agreement

St Francis NSRI assist Seal Pup – NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated yesterday to investigate reports of the public of a seal pup appearing to be injured at Shark Point

National (South Africa & Africa) News

#JoburgFire extinguished, government doesn’t have money to fix buildings – Mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday said the #JoburgFire has been put out, but the government doesn’t have money to rejuvenate any of the hundreds of dilapidated buildings in the Joburg inner city.

Two court disputes test SA’s commitment to rule of law – President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the keynote address at the 20th African Renaissance Conference at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC), KwaZulu-Natal

SACP, Limpho Hani determined to keep Walus in jail – Walus has been denied parole three times since 2011. He apologised to Limpho Hani in 2013, but she rejected it as self-serving.


‘Racist kids from Pretoria’ AfriForum slammed for tirade about land – MPs from across the political spectrum, black and white, condemned the alt-right lobby group AfriForum after its submission to the Joint Constitutional Review Committee


Vincent Maleka slam dunks Guptas’ request to cross-examine witnesses from their Dubai safe house via video – The Gupta brothers this week tried again to treat South Africa like a banana republic playground – until they collided with Vincent Maleka

State Capture makes self-preservation the name of the ANC’s game – Chuck Stephens – An old Africa-hand, Executive Director of the Desmond Tutu Centre for Leadership, Chuck Stephens reveals a few things that happened under Deputy President David Mabuza’s watch

Business, Money & Economy

SA is not actually in a recession – economist Roelof Botha – South Africa is not in a recession, despite the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures released by Statistics SA, economist Roelof Botha said on Thursday.

IPP designed to enlist private sector investment – Radebe – The recent procurement of 27 projects was the biggest IPP procurement by the department to date, and represented R56 billion in investment.

International News

The airline says hackers took data over a period of 16 days before being detected, but it has now closed the breach.

Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds dies aged 82 A spokesman for Reynolds said the star died in Jupiter, Florida, on Thursday morning after suffering a heart attack.


Fundraising drive to help J’Bay surfer make waves internationally – A fundraising effort is underway to help a talented Jeffreys Bay teenager make it big in the surfing world.


Why Pieter-Steph is the Springboks’ most important player in Brisbane – It may not be immediately apparent but the gritty, versatile forward’s selection is actually a pretty big gamble.

Solar Power

How China’s Solar Farms are Transforming World Energy – Fly over “Datong County”, a region in northern China, and you’ll see two giant pandas. One is waving at you. They are made of thousands of solar panels.

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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