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Tuesday 6th November

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

GARDEN ROUTE FIRES: LATEST UPDATE – The overall objectives remain the same, which is to ensure the safety of responders, community members and infrastructure.

Garden Route fire rips through 86 000 hectares – four times as much as 2017 Knysna fire – The current scar of a fire that has been raging along the Garden Route for over a week is four times the size of the 2017 Knysna/Bitou fires

Operation Festive Season in Humansdorp – A multidisciplinary forces Operation Festive Season in Humansdorp Cluster yielded positive results after a shebeen was closed, liquor confiscated and 13 spaza shops were fined 

National (South Africa & Africa) News

AfriForum to seize Malema’s assets to settle R330k debt – The organisation wants to send a clear message to the political party and its leader that no one is above the law.

Vicki Momberg returns to court to appeal conviction – Former estate agent Vicki Momberg, who was convicted in connection with a racist rant, is expected to appeal her conviction and sentence at the South Gauteng High Court on Monday.

Stimulate this — Ramaphosa and business get cozy over R1-million canapés – On Monday, 5 November, the ANC will host a ‘Stimulus View Dinner’.‘Business leaders’ will be charged R1-million for two seats at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s table

New strict rules proposed for drunk drivers in South Africa: report – The Road Traffic Management Corp (RTMC) is pushing for tougher drunk driving rules ahead of the festive season.


Claims integrity of state capture inquiry may be under threat – Various property experts, political analysts and government insiders have warned that the integrity of the State Capture Commission of Inquiry may be under threat 

Business, Money & Economy

Steinhoff was born in sin –  ‘Suspicious transactions date back to 1998 listing.’ Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste benefitted from undisclosed property and share deals with the company he headed over a period of 18 to 20 years

International News

Record numbers of women are running for political office, inspired by the anger they felt at the election of Donald Trump.


WATCH: Owen Farrell ‘tackle’ – fair or foul? – With England ahead 12-11 and South Africa hot on attack, Farrell put in what looked like a shoulder charge on the burly Sharks midfielder.

Ref howler a black eye for rugby – Too many contests are being ruined by a referee’s decisions – and in some instances, his refusal to take appropriate action – in the dying moments

Sustainable Fishing

The West Coast Rock Lobster stock is a vital asset that needs to be rebuilt – For the moment, it seems that the future sustainability of the West Coast Rock Lobster is in the hands of the courts 

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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