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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.

NSRI Knysna respond to missing Fisherman

NSRI Knysna respond to Fisherman reported washed off rocks It was reported that while fishing with a friend a man, believed to be aged...

Bridge – Not Good Enough (Again)

Sand River Bridge - St Francis definitely deserved better. Garth Perry (again) draws our attention to the shoddy work on the Sand River...

Municipality helps learners find their career paths

Kouga Municipality helps learners find their career paths Over a thousand high school learners from Kouga attended a career expo on...

Sea Vista residents finally receive Title Deeds

Ten-year wait for title deeds finally over for Sea Vista residents The mood was festive in Sea Vista on Tuesday when 90 residents...

Bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey

Municipality distributes bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey  Kouga Municipality has started distributing bottled water to Hankey as...

Two Protected Areas declared in Kouga

Greater Kromme Stewardship (GKS) Declares First Two Protected Areas In Eastern Cape The Kromensee Nature Reserve and The Sand River...

Spit Breaches

Action needed - NOW! It was bound to happen sooner or later but later would have given more time for DEDEAT to approve urgent shoring up...

NSRI & SANCCOB Save Entangled Seal

NSRI and SANCCOB join forces to rescue entangled  seal St Francis Bay duty crew were activated yesterday (Monday 13 August) afternoon...

New bakkies to boost service delivery

11 new bakkies set to strengthen  service delivery The Kouga Municipal fleet has received another boost, with 11 new bakkies set to...

Former chairman calls for SRA dialogue

Following a meeting of 'St Francis Bay Concerned Residents' held on Thursday addressed by an attorney from Graaff Reinet, and an...
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