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Thursday 13th September

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

Don’t stop your water saving efforts just yet! – Early indications are that the Department of Water and Sanitation does not yet want to relax the restrictions

Local Breweries take top honours – Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay boast some of the top craft beers in the country – if not the best.

Title deeds bring joy and relief to Patensie residents – The hand-over brings the number of title deeds that have been issued to their rightful owners this year by Mayor Hendricks and his predecessor, the late Elza van Lingen, to almost 1 300.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Wild dogs languish in boma prison for a year while humans argue over their fate – There are about 450 adult wild dogs in South Africa and 14 of them – 5.6% of the SA population – have been holed up in a boma in Tembe Elephant Park

What the latest crime stats suggest about farm murders – According to the police statistics released on Tuesday, 46 white farmers were murdered in South Africa in 2017.

Unions plan to sue government for negligence over unsafe buildings – The anger among those gathered at the Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg to pay their respects to three firefighters was palpable

Calls for govt to reopen Steve Biko inquest – The original inquest found the circumstances of Biko’s death to be ‘inconclusive’, although evidence pointed to him being murdered.


‘There is no state that was captured’ – Zuma – Former president Jacob Zuma has again denied that the South African state was ever captured‚ saying the term was just a “politically decorated expression”.

Business, Money & Economy

Panic, uncertainty about expat tax – Tax practitioners say their clients remain panicked and concerned about the ‘expat tax’, despite National Treasury adopting a relatively softer stance.

Explore shale gas as answer to high fuel price – Radebe – The energy minister said South Africa would be less vulnerable to price hikes if the country were able to produce its own oil and gas.

International News

Mass evacuation from ‘storm of a lifetime’ – US East Coast residents are running out of time to flee before Hurricane Florence hits the region as soon as Thursday evening

Super Typhoon Mangkhut plows toward the Philippines, Taiwan with damaging winds and flooding rain – Mangkhut will bring the threat for flooding rainfall and damaging winds from the Philippines and Taiwan to China late this week into early next week.


My job is on the line, admits Erasmus – With last year’s record 57-0 loss still fresh in the memory banks, the Springbok coach says a similar result would have dire consequences.


The vast fungi kingdom could play an important role in tackling the planets’s problem with plastic.

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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