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10th July

St Francis & Kouga

In living COLOUR at St Francis Links  –  Where else do you want to be! 

Concern as domestic animals poisoned at Jeffrey’s Bay and St Francis Bay   –  A St Franics Bay resident is in a state of shock after her cat suffered a violent death on Tuesday morning – apparently by poisoning. 


Richard Cowling – An ‘Oscar In Science’

Marge Middleton submitted this truly important and interesting article on Professor Richard Cowling's recent inauguration into the...

Boost for KwaNomzamo soup kitchen

Kouga Municipality has boosted the efforts of a KwaNomzamo soup kitchen to help alleviate the plight of the poor.The Siyabonelela Soup...

Municipality starts trucking in water to St Francis

We do hope by the time you read this that the water supply has been restored. If not, hang in there and keep saving water for it won't...

Woltemade Street closes for “plastic” upgrade

Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from Friday (19 July)A section of Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from...

Favourites Tumble At Corona Open JBay

Endless lines of perfect Supertubes greeted contestants as the sun peeped over the eastern skyline yesterday morning, and there was no...

Boat restrictions on Kromme

Both the St Francis Bay Riparian Home Owners Association (SFBRHOA) and the Kromme Joint River Committee (KJRC) are acting as agents for...

Two Agents Win All Expenses Trip to Turkey

Well it seems the property market in St Francis and Cape St Francis is certainly alive and well if the achievements of two Pam Golding...

JBay Winterfest: Big Wins, Big Upsets at the Corona Open JBay  

Saturday offered an excellent day of surfing at the Corona Open JBay, as perfect four-to-six foot waves poured down the point all day...


As part of the JBay Winterfest, Monday 15 July will see a book launch of John McCarthy’s The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls book at 6 pm at the...


Suspension bridge collapsesKouga Municipality would like to call on residents of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis to use water very...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

Corona JBay Open & WinterFest

Jordy Smith powers to victory in Round One of the Corona Open JBay   –  The opening day of the Corona Open JBay was an all-day action-fest of high performance surfing, as the world’s best surfers took to the perfect waves of Supertubes

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

12 heavily oiled penguins recovered in Algoa Bay after oil spill  –  South African National Parks marine rangers have recovered 12 heavily oiled penguins on the St Croix Island in Algoa Bay.

National & African News

Sanity has eventually prevailed at NPA, Booysen says  –  After repeated failed attempts to prosecute Booysen, a panel set up by the NPA head found that a proper case had not been made.

Shamila Batohi maps the road from ‘massive credibility –  Prosecutions boss Shamila Batohi, said on Tuesday the National Prosecuting Authority faced a ‘massive credibility challenge’ and was ‘seriously divided’.

South African teens fly from Cape to Cairo in homemade plane   –  An aircraft built by South African teenagers has successfully landed in Egypt three weeks after it set off from Cape Town.

WATCH: Five black mambas surround ‘snake magnet’ home in Durban  –  KwaZulu-Natal snake catcher Nick Evans faced an unusual challenge when he was called out to remove five black mambas from a single Durban property

Zimbabwe opposition MP arrested on treason charges: lawyer  –   Job Sikhala, senior official in the MDC, allegedly said in a speech at a rally on Saturday that the party would unseat Mnangagwa before the next election.


Human settlements dept will be first land expropriators – Sisulu – ‘We intend to include in the bill a clause that all state-owned land and public land in the cities is to be used for housing purposes,” the minister said.

Zindzi Mandela faces hate speech complaint over land tweet – Lobby group AfriForum has submitted a hate speech complaint against Zindzi Mandela to the South African Human Rights Commission

Mkhwebane vs Reserve Bank

No sign of life at the ConCourt  –  There are no signs the Constitutional Court is preparing to deliver judgment in the case between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) in the Absa-Bankorp lifeboat matter.


I lied about Zuma involvement in Waterkloof, Bruce Koloane claims  – In testimony the Zondo Commission which at times stretched credulity, Koloane said he was ‘ashamed’ of having lied about executive involvement in the Waterkloof saga.

PIC Commission

Dan Matjila – the PIC’s one-man wrecking ball (with a little help from Brian Molefe)  – Dan Matjila may have been trying to paint himself as a victim of political interference and greed. But what he instead succeeded in doing is show how much he bent over backwards to curry favours with politicians

Business, Money & Economy

SA’s R416bn road maintenance backlog  –  Hiking the Vat rate to 19% would be one way of addressing the problem.

Forensic probe into 2015 sale of strategic fuel stocks complete  –  A forensic probe into how South Africa’s strategic fuel stock was sold off in late 2015 has been completed and will be submitted to Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.

International News

Bitter blue-on-blue as Hunt and Johnson clash on live TV  – Hunt accuses rival Johnson of putting ambition before country in head-to-head Tory leadership debate

US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters  –  A senior general has said the US wants to create an international military coalition to safeguard waters around Iran and Yemen.

Cricket World Cup

India v New Zealand semi-final to resume on Wednesday after rain delay  –  New Zealand are 211 for five overnight with 3.5 overs remaining 


QF Preview: Nadal, Federer Striving For More Wimbledon History  –  Querrey, Nishikori looking to stun the all-time greats and reach Wimbledon SF


FIFA to pump millions into South Africa and kickstart amateur football economy  –  A seismic change is about to take place in the funding of amateur soccer clubs by Fifa, and SA clubs need to make sure they are in a position to benefit.

Land Speed Record

Bloodhound supersonic car to run at high speed in October  –  The Bloodhound supersonic car will conduct high-speed trials on Hakskeen Pan, a dried-out lakebed in Northern Cape, South October.

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