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Monday 6th August

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

A little light on news this morning but the good news is the rain that fell over the weekend. Whether it was enough to add to damn levels we will report tomorrow once latest dam leveles have been read.

The Lost Boys of Bird Island: Secrets, lies and cover-ups – The book is a collaboration between journalist Chris Steyn and former undercover narcotics agent Mark Anthony Dawid Minnie.

Property Valuations Objections Finalised – Kouga property owners who submitted objections should by now have received the results of the process.

Man due in court after large drug bust in Eastern Cape – A 39-year old man is expected to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Monday after he was found in possession of a large amount of drugs and well over R100,000 in cash,

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Maimane/de Lille ‘mutual agreement’ enables DA to focus on 2019 elections – The negotiated exit of Patricia de Lille from the Cape Town mayor’s office has cemented her reputation as a Teflon politician.

Malema intimates that Eastern Cape police may be trying to frame him – The EFF leader has called into question footage of him apparently firing a rifle, saying: ‘There was no gun … there was no live ammunition.’

Zimbabwe’s president speaks to Sky News, saying he wants to be a “listening leader, a humble leader and a serving leader”.

Business, Money & Economy

What life in SA will be like under EFF-style rule: Insights from Venezuela – FMF – The economic collapse in Venezuela, undergone during the last two decades, is due to the presence of the ideological-political project commonly referred to as ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’.

IRR welcomes DA’s ‘brave decision’ to dump BEE – Institute of Race Relations Campaign Manager Marius Roodt has welcomed the DA Federal Council announcement on Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).

R570 000 for a parking bay? – ‘Demand simply exceeds supply’ in De Waterkant, says developer.

International News

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has rattled the popular tourist island of Lombok, following another last week which killed 16.

Melania Trump backs LeBron James after insults from #DonaldTrumpUS f irst lady Melania Trump issued a statement Saturday in support of LeBron James, after President Donald Trump posted a late-night tweet attacking the basketball star.


Hendricks makes huge first impression as Proteas clinch ODI series – A century on debut for the Highveld Lions star as South Africa’s inexperienced attack do the business against Sri Lanka.

Virat Kohli: India captain becomes world number one Test batsman – Virat Kohli has become the number one Test batsman in the world following his century in India’s 31-run defeat by England at Edgbaston.

Restaurant Hacks

These are the rules for splitting the bill  – Dining out on a date or with your family can be fun, but also a little bit stressful when it’s time to pay.

The Long Swim: DAY 25

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.

Kouga secures R150-million for drought-relief

More than R150-million will be streaming into Kouga's coffers over the next few months to help the municipality secure extra water for...

Ladies Golf For Cansa

It is nearly time again for the annual The Pam Golding Properties Ladies Open Weekend that attracts ladies from all over South Africa to...

Bridge raises R8500 for Charity

St Francis Bay Bridge Club Charity Day 2018 The St Francis Bridge Club held its annual Charity Day the St Francis Links on...

Birds and the Wind Farms

The Kromme Enviro-Trust is presenting a talk for its members (and anyone with an interest) on our birds and the wind farms around the...

A Great Wildflower OktoberFest Weekend.

Cape St Francis was the place to be this past weekend. A hive of activity starting with the Wild Flower Chase that kicked off the...

St Francis Rotary Club Is Growing

Within a month, the St Francis Rotary Club have inducted three new members. On September 24th we welcomed Brian Codling seen here with...

New Restaurant Opens in Cape St Francis

You will barely recognise the Place Those who visited Rock Lily during its heyday of great music shows will barely recognise the...

The Silences of Sound

Little Reinette Windvogel contracted meningitis when just a little older than a toddler that rendered almost totally deaf. Shortly...

Giving thanks for the recent rains

Ongoing water-saving mooted at prayer day Kouga Municipality's leadership, the religious fraternity and farming community of Patensie...

Driver Licence Delays

Unrest at Pretoria delays issuing of driver’s licences   Kouga Municipality has been informed that labour unrest continues to take place...
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