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Thursday 11th April

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St Francis, Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Inspirational Talk by the actress who survived a near-fatal 18 metre plunge   – Your chance to meet ex-actress, Gaynor Young when she visits St Francis Bay

Homo horrendous   – Appeal to fishermen to act more responsibly

Feathers fly over Watson wind farm plan –  The Department of Environmental Affairs has given the go-ahead to a wind farm project that the Watson family wants to build in the Eastern Cape,

 National & African News

ANC MPs caught napping after glowing endorsement of [wait for it] … DA-led Western Cape  –  The Western Cape ANC’s battle to topple the DA from power in the province has been made even harder following a glowing endorsement of the DA-led provincial government by the national assembly.

These are the two ANC councillors who disrupted Gangster State launch   –  The DA wants both councillors to be fired for infringing on municipal laws that govern their conduct.

Mkhwebane, SAHRC to intervene in Alexandra crisis   –   The Public Protector and the South African Human Rights Commission on Wednesday said they were to combine efforts in a bid to get to the bottom of service delivery complaints

Gaddafi’s money and the prospects of accountability: Zuma exposes not just himself, but South Africa too    –  It’s not only US law or South African law that Jacob Zuma may have flouted in holding and moving the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s assets.

Bird Island author Chris Steyn takes lie detector test as controversy rages on   –  Sometimes the crude manipulation of society’s wilfully ignorant, beggars belief. 

Robber busts himself by opening Facebook account on stolen cellphone   –  A robber who used a stolen cellphone to open a Facebook account using his real identity ended up getting himself arrested in Cape Town.

Bryanston hit captured on CCTV   –  A Serbian man who survived an attempted hit in Bedfordview two years ago, was the victim of a shooting at a Bryanston complex on Tuesday afternoon.


Who will head the state capture prosecution directorate?   –  A shortlist of candidates who will potentially head up a new investigative directorate within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), is currently being vetted for approval. 


ANC may lose 2-3% due to some list names – analyst   – Factionalism ‘was also working against the ANC, as voters were unsure if the Ramaphosa or Zuma camp would prevail in the end.’

ANC still has the edge among the less educated, poor – study   – It has previously been established that those with higher levels of education were less likely to vote for the ANC.



Ace in a (deep, uncomfortable, dark and lonely) hole   – Disruptions and threats of book burnings appear to reveal more about the levels of support Ace Magashule enjoys than he would have liked. That they are thugs is obvious,

‘I am excited’ – Myburgh ahead of the Cape leg of the Magashule book launch   –  After the disruption of the launch of his controversial book in Johannesburg, author Pieter-Louis Myburgh is still looking forward to the Cape Town leg of the launch.

Business, Money & Economy

One month before 2019 election, SA economy takes three hits in quick succession   –  They say that the hits that don’t break your back make you stronger. In fact, it’s more likely that the hits that don’t break your back will, in fact, make you weaker.

Message to South Africans: The good times will be back shortly   –  Things are getting better, ever so slowly.

International News

Theresa May admits ‘huge frustration’ as she agrees Halloween Brexit delay   – The PM will return from Brussels to explain the terms of the latest Article 50 extension to the House of Commons.

Australia election announced: 10 things to know about the poll   –  The poll will decide whether the conservative government wins a third term or is replaced by a Labor administration led by Bill Shorten.


2019 Masters Par 3 Champion   –  Matt Wallace made history on Wednesday, making the 100th hole-in-one at the Par 3 Contest. 

PREVIEW: SUPER RUGBY, ROUND NINE – PART ONE   –  FINALLY THEY MEET: Four weeks ago the Crusaders and Highlanders were scheduled to meet in Dunedin. The Christchurch massacre resulted in that match being cancelled.

Black hole revealed:

First-ever image unveiled by scientists   –  The image is celebrated as a landmark moment for astrophysics – backing up one of Einstein’s most famous theories.

Game of Thrones

Beyond the Throne   –  After seven seasons, 68 episodes, a bunch of blood-soaked character deaths and years of internet-breaking speculation, Game of Thrones is set to return for the final time.

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What’s on over Easter

Thursday 18th Maudy Service at The Combined Church -  6:00pm at Combined Church Burger 'n Beer at Full Stop Cafe in Cape St Francis...

Kids need help to become champs

Sponsorship is being sought for Karate Kids to travel to SA Champs Local Sensei Phil Jankes has been working miracles at his small dojo...


All you need to know about this amazing event being held at Cape St Francis Resort on Saturday 20th AprilScroll to the end for all the details on...

Patensie wins EC round of Kwêla Town of the Year

A second Kouga town is in the running for the coveted Kwêla Town of the Year title. Patensie was named the winner of the East Cape round...

What bylaws exist on fishing at swimming beaches?

Continuing with the concern on fishing tackle and the imjuries it causes our wildlife, birdlife, domestic pets and potentially our kids,...

BLOG – Two of the ‘Greatest Comebacks Ever’ in sport?

It truly was a weekend filled with sport and certainly two amazing comebacks ... BUT!If  you are a sport fanatic there was barely a...

Some weekend information for you

A few bits of information you may need to know for the upcoming weekend.Warning : Road Closure !!Motorists are advised that the entrance...

Free Roadworthy Test ahead of Easter Weekend

Free Testing but Traffic Department closed over long weekendsKouga Municipality’s Traffic Department will once again be helping...

Fish kill causes alarm at Seekoei estuary

An emergency application is due to be submitted to the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT)...

Inspirational Talk by the actress who survived a near-fatal 18 metre plunge

Your chance to meet ex-actress, Gaynor Young when she visits St Francis BaySt Francis Animal Rescue is delighted to announce that Gaynor...