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Monday 10th June

St Francis & Kouga

NSRI St Francis Bay in action   –  Any plans St Francis Bay NSRI crew had on Saturday morning were put on hold when they received an alert following reports of a missing Buttcat fishing boat 

Everyone is talking about CBD oil and the benefits for your health

Many of us have heard all the amazing if not miraculous stories of CBS (cannabis) oil but have our reservations about using it to calm...

Chelsea Tuach and Adin Masencamp Take Titles & Junior Champions Crowned on Youth Day

PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – The cream rose to the top at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres by Hurley when Barbados surfer...

Nick & Kim Argo’s visit to the Chelsea Flower Show

Local Garden Service doyen Nick Argo and his wife Kym recently visited the world-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS...

Women Rule Pipe on Day 1 at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley

PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – It was a perfect start to the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley, with high performance...

Vibe In The Park Music Sessions During the JBay Winterfest

Every year the JBay Winterfest has a number of free music sessions, and this year is going to be no different. This year the fun will...

Irma Booysen Controlled Burn

CAPE ST. FRANCIS IRMA BOOYSEN NATURE RESERVE CONTROL BURNNOTICE TO THE PUBLICA controlled burn is planned for a section of the Irma...

Municipality to report back on service delivery

Kouga communities will have the opportunity to discuss service successes, challenges and plans for their ward with the municipal...

Kouga Executive Mayor Commends Write-On Publishing

Executive Mayor of the Kouga Municipality, Clr Horatio Hendricks, has commended Write-On publishing’s Frank Nunan on the publication of...

St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group (SFDVG) receives equipment boost

NSRI Jeffreys Bay recently gave SFDVG a huge boost in resources when they donated  a Skid Fire Protection Unit to the local disaster...

The Corona JBay Open – 1

The Corona JBay Open, mens and womens surfing event, the biggest surfing event in the country descends on JBay in July and will be the...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Afrikaans singer killed in accident on R72  –  Eastern Cape police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following a fatal head-on collision on the R72 between Alexandria and Kenton-on-Sea.

National & African News

What was the motive behind Stellenbosch farmer’s murder?  –  Many questions remain about the motive behind Stellenbosch farmer Stefan Smit’s murder, with detectives reportedly not convinced that it was linked to the earlier occupation of his land.

Durban mayor says she is wounded as the ANC is set to kick her out  –  Zandile Gumede, says she is a “wounded warrior who has been beaten by her own comrades.”

Rising misery as Ethopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions  –  The 22-year-old is one of hundreds of thousands of people uprooted from their homes by ethnic clashes in a burgeoning domestic crisis the Ethiopian government is battling to contain.

Zimbabwe pins hope on Eskom to resolve electricity headache  –  Zimbabwe still plans to engage with SA power utility Eskom in an effort to boost electricity imports 


The world probably thinks we’ve gone mad, warns economist  – It is the Cyril camp versus the Magashule camp, using the bank as a football, says Dawie Roodt.

James Selfe to step down as DA FedEx chair after 19 years at the helm  –  Selfe would now head the DA’s governance unit, tasked with supporting DA governments to ensure that they delivered better to citizens. 

Mkhwebane vs ???

SACP says public protector’s office has become a ‘party political battlefield’  –  The SA Communist Party (SACP) has taken aim at embattled public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, calling for a parliamentary inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the blessed lady of the Biblical Appointment, Public Protector of God, brought to you by God  – During which Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane adds ‘works for the Lord’ to her LinkedIn profile, and other tales from the Fight Back Frontier.


How Zondo implicated Zuma   –  It has been barely two weeks since former president Jacob Zuma stood on a truck that was converted into a mobile stage, facing dozens of his loyal supporters

State capture networks becoming counter-revolutionary to cripple ANC, says SACP  –  State capture threatens to reverse all the gains South Africa has made as a country over the past 25 years.

Business, Money & Economy

Air routes: Cape Town reaches for the skies  –  Economic development agency Wesgro has enabled a remarkable upturn in air traffic to the Mother City.

SA loses African gold crown to Ghana  –  South Africa’s struggling gold industry has suffered yet another humiliation, losing its status as continent leader to Ghana.

International News

Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill  –  Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory.

Cricket World Cup

TODAY –  South Africa vs West Indies  –  Supersport Ch 202

Pakistan great blasts AB over World Cup offer   –  Former Pakistan star Shoaib Akhtar accused former Proteas star batsman AB de Villiers of putting money over his country.


Steyn banks R1.2m with record-breaking Comrades Marathon victory  –  Steyn was also an incredible 18:48 ahead of second-placed Alexandra Morozova of Russia.

South Africa’s Scott makes MLB history –   Tayler Scott became the first South African pitcher to appear in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game after making his debut for the Seattle Mariners this past weekend.


Potential for esports to be medal event at Olympic Games  –  The International Olympic Committee has shown interest in the increasingly popular form of competition using video games.

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