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Monday13th August

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No Bestmed Chokka Trail Run available at time of publishing (maybe tomorrow)

Former chairman calls for SRA dialogue – The only winners if this matter goes to court will be the legal fraternity for no matter the final outcome, it is this St Francis Bay community who will have to pay the legal bill one way or the other.

Records Tumble At The 2018 Trans Baviaans Race – The 2018 Trans Baviaans Race wrapped up with prize giving at the Fountains Mall on Sunday the 12th of August

NSRI aid Dolhin and Kite Surfer – NSRI Station 6 Port Elizabeth were alerted to a dolphin stranded on Cape Recife beach

EFF interdicted from ‘occupying’ PE liquor store – Preston Store took the court route after its lawyers failed to persuade the EFF not to protest at the store

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Mabuza lays defamation charges against detractor – Deputy President David Mabuza has filed a defamation case against an ANC member, Bishop Hangwi Maumela, who accused him of murder

Concourt expected to decide Shaun Abrahams’ fate today – The head of the NPA is trying to overturn a high court ruling that ordered him out of office.

‘We don’t go to sea to kill you guys, so why do you shoot us?’ – angry Hangberg resident asks – Believing that members of an anti-poaching patrol had killed a fisherman from their community, protestors shut down Hout Bay harbour on Sunday

We’ve been tricked into racism talk to distract us from real issues – A trick has been played upon South Africans: they are being misled into believing that the country has a problem with racism left over from apartheid.


Fighting for the right to stay on the land where they were born – “Why do farmers inherit their father’s houses, but me and you can’t inherit our mother’s houses on the farm?”

Business, Money & Economy

Turkey contagion infects rand with steepest plunge since 2008 – Turkey’s economic crisis has sent other emerging market currencies nosediving.

DA calls ANC ‘plan’ to save VBS an attempt at more ‘looting’ – The ANC’s leaders are reportedly looking at how to help the mutual bank accused of plundering millions from depositors.

International News

Police in Washington closed streets and threw a ring of steel across a park to ensure the two groups did not come into contact.


PGA Championship 2018: Tiger Woods won everything but the Wanamaker Trophy at Bellerive – Brooks Koepka triumphed at the 100th PGA Championship, but Tiger Woods won our hearts and minds

Home & Garden

How gardening provides a sense of purpose – Increased urbanisation has made it more difficult to connect with nature. And members of lower socioeconomic and minority ethnic groups, people over 65 and those living with disability are less likely to visit green spaces.

The Long Swim: DAY 32

Lewis Pugh’s daily blog – Lewis Pugh is taking on a huge challenge by swimming the length of the Channel – some 350 miles (560km) – from Cornwall to Dover.

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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