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Friday 10th May

St Francis & Kouga

What’s on in St Francis this weekend  –  The big event of the weekend is undoubtedly the Kromme Descent swimming event 

DA wins Kouga – increases national footprint in Election 2019  –  The DA has won the majority of the vote in Kouga, with 48 % of the total votes cast on the provincial ballot being made for the party that governs the local Municipality.

African Surf Adventure Awaits at Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill

The Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill will be an African surf adventure for surfers and spectators alike. The 51st edition of the world’s...

Kouga set to benefit from International Tourism programme

Seven students from around the globe are set to help grow Kouga's Tourism industry.The students, who hail from seven different countries...

Some options for your morning cuppa

Coffee lovers are a little short on options of where to enjoy their cup of java, or Earl Grey for that matter, with both Rambling Rose...

A little thought for your fellow being!

There was a rather heated ‘conversation’ started on one of the social media streams yesterday with regard to walking and cycling paths...

Empowering Sea Vista’s Young ‘Ladies’

When youth are “empowered,” they have the skills, critical awareness, and opportunities to positively impact their own lives and the...

Live-streaming of Council meetings in the pipeline

The Kouga Council is set to take transparency to the next level by live-streaming its meetings over the internet.Kouga Speaker Hattingh...

SMS service to improve day-to-day communication with ratepayers and residents.

Kouga Residents asked to update their contact infoRESIDENTS who would like to receive their account balances via SMS are asked to update...

NSRI report a fatal drowning at Kenton-On-Sea

NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated on Sunday afternoon following reports of a drowning in progress at Kenton-On-Sea main...

Kromme Descent – almost a Déjà Vu moment

This time last year we published an article on St Francis Today titled ‘Kromme River Descent – A Great Event’.The article started...

What’s on in St Francis this weekend

The big event of the weekend is undoubtedly the Kromme Descent swimming event that sets off just below the gorge on the Kromme River...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

80% of vote counted, ANC to remain in charge of Eastern Cape   –  By 9pm on Thursday, the ANC had garnered 1 095 664 votes (68.11%), the Democratic Alliance was on 266 660 (16.58%), while the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were sitting at 122 063 votes (7.59%), with 83% of the vote counted. 

Lubabalo is the world draughts champion, but he is struggling to make ends meet   –  He is on a mission to develop and spread the game in South Africa.

National & African News

‘I can’t account for dark forces,’ says Mbalula, but reaffirms support for Ramaphosa   –  This as reports have been emerging that some ANC leaders were secretly holding meetings to plot to oust Ramaphosa.

Mugabe’s tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts  –  Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts,


EXPLAINER: How your votes translate into seats  –  Now that you’ve cast your “X” on the ballot paper, this is how the IEC will determine how many people will represent you in Parliament and provincial legislatures. 

SA’s biggest electoral losers: Say goodbye to the minnows, outsiders, underdogs and chancers   –  South Africans can also kiss goodbye to the prospect of Black First Land First (BLF) stirring the pot in Parliament

Follow all the 2019 election results live right here!  – Keep track of the results in The Citizen’s live electoral map.


24LIVE BLOG –  All the news, opinion and analysis around the South African General Elections 2019 as it happens

Business, Money & Economy

After elections, it’s about jobs, investor confidence – and avoiding a Moody’s downgrade   –   South Africa needs an “enhanced government-business growth coalition” to allow the country to win back the trust of investors and ratings agencies,

Private property rights: What happens next?  –  ANC will be under pressure to deliver on its promises.

Taking inspiration from the listing of ‘Africa’s Amazon’   –  Jumia’s reception in New York raises hopes for investors.

International News

Footage of deadly police chase shows officers fire 70 shots at suspect   –  Although prosecutors described the officers’ actions as “alarming”, they said the two men should not face criminal charges.

Trump says North Korea not ‘ready to negotiate’  –  President Donald Trump downplayed the prospect of achieving a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea hours after the nation launched its second suspected missile launch in less than a week.

More than 1,000 guns seized from a home in upscale Los Angeles neighborhood   –  More than 1,000 guns were found in a home in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills, but authorities said there was no indication they were used in crimes.


WATCH: Trevor Noah uses show to back Caster Semenya   –  South African comedian Trevor Noah has used The Daily Show to come out in support of 800m double Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

Super Rugby, Round 13 – PartTwo – CRUEL END: All Black fullback Ben Smith may already have played his last game for the Highlanders.

Back from the Dead

Scientists discover bird that came back from the dead  –  A species which became extinct 136,000 years ago in a rare flood on an Indian Ocean atoll has now re-emerged in the same place.

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