Tuesday 17th September

St Francis & Kouga News

In Kouga, the DA is a government for the future  –  If we want to build a modern, resilient country that is able to adapt to the challenges of our fast-changing world, then we have to make sure we remain future-focused.

A perfect storm is gathering: South Africa’s perpetual water crisis  –   Although a national probem it certainly applies to us in the Eastern Came. Click on DAM LEVELS below to see how dam levels have fallen in past fortnight

DAM LEVELS  –  Are you doing all you can to save water?

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Ambulance crew attacked, robbed while on duty in PE  –  Members of an ambulance crew were attacked and robbed in Port Elizabeth on Monday,

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Chained Tortoises investigated by SPCA Assisi in Sea Vista

SPCA Assisi received information that tortoises were being kept on chains in St Francis Township. Inspector Tany Keyzer went to investigate.On Tuesday, 01 October 2019, Inspector Tanya Keyzer consulted with Adriaan le Roux, Nature...

Operation Save Escaped Elephant From Being Killed

Mount Camdeboo orchestrates specialist translocation operation to save escaped elephant from being killedAn African elephant bull that escaped an Eastern Cape game reserve for a second time in recent weeks was on Thursday set to be...

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Project:

Sea Rescue presented the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban last week.NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew...

One fatality and three survivors after boat capsizes

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Noordhoek on Saturday morning .NSRI rescue swimmers in a sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, the EMS Aeromed 3 helicopter, Gardmed...

Major milestone for St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group

A major milestone was achieved last week when the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group SFDVG) handed over safety wear and equipment to volunteers who had also undergone training provided by municipal services. The essential equipment has...

New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum

A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter, a St Francis Property Owner (SFPO) committee member is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.Truter is the SFPO ...

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated yesterday (Thursday 10th October) following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartkops River Mouth, Port Elizabeth.THree  local male teenagers were reported to be swimming when they were...

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us

Cape St Francis  - Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time! St Francis Bay loves a good party, and what better way than to celebrate with beer! The annual St Francis Oktoberfest...

Kromme-Enviro Trust Coastal Cleanup a great success

Helping to keep our oceans cleanFollowing on from yesterday’s article on Rotary St Francis and Kromme-Enviro Trust’s involvement with the eco-brick initiative, these two associations joined forces again on Sunday for another war on...

Hundreds of driver’s licences ready for collection

Hundreds of driver’s licence cards are awaiting collection at Kouga Municipality’s Traffic Department in Humansdorp.Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said local residents were among the thousands of motorists...



WATCH | ‘I will be the man people run to, not run from’ – high school boys make moving pledge written by Gauteng teacher  –  “Random boys, naughty kids and kids with full colour blazers and what not – they came forward and said they’d like to take the pledge.”

Ramaphosa calls on men to speak out on crimes against women: ‘It is the men who rape, it is the men who kill’  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa should aim to create a society in which women feel safe and enjoy rights as men do.

National & African News

Gang on the run after brazen cash-in-transit heist in KZN  –  Police are searching for a gang of more than 10 armed men who pulled off a brazen cash-in-transit heist in Mandeni, north of Durban, on Monday afternoon.

Ramaphosa decides to keep SANDF on Cape Flats until March 2020  –  The DA has backed the move, but wants clearer conditions attached to the deployment.

Zimbabwe’s (non) human rights are under UN scrutiny  – As Zimbabwe suffers a renewed police clampdown, the UN has sent a top official to the country to ‘assess the country’s achievements and challenges


Surveillance laws under Rica ruled unconstitutional  –  Court puts the brakes on abuse of state entities by connected political individuals.

Business, Money & The Economy

Why the oil price shock couldn’t come at worse time for the world’s economy  –  The record oil-price surge after a strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility couldn’t come at a worse time for a world economy already in the grip of a deepening downturn.


Saudi oil attacks: Nato chief ‘extremely concerned’ about escalation  –  The head of the Nato military alliance has said he is extremely concerned that tensions will escalate after an attack on Saudi oil facilities.


Johnson humiliated by Luxembourg PM at ’empty chair’ press conference  – Xavier Bettel gesticulates at empty podium as British PM skips press conference amid loud protests


Rassie’s Irishman already has the feel of a trump card  –  Much like Eddie Jones in 2007, it at least sounds like Felix Jones is already having an influence on the Springboks’ World Cup assault.

All Blacks aiming to punish any South Africa gambles  –  The hotly-anticipated match between the two old rivals on just the second day of the tournament is set to ignite the World Cup

Climate change:

South Africa’s Survival Guide to Climate Change: Buy, borrow or steal it  –  A recent survey has found a shocking level of ignorance in South Africa about climate change — 59% of people surveyed had not heard of climate crisis at all,

This & That

These are the top five best-selling cars of all time  –  The most popular cars on a global scale (according to sales figures) are:

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