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11th July

St Francis & Kouga

Work starts on Africa’s first “plastic” road   –  Construction of Africa’s first eco-friendly road, incorporating recycled waste plastic, started in Jeffreys Bay this week.

Geysers to be switched off for longer  –  Eskom will be switching off geysers for longer during the winter months as part of its efforts to minimise the need for loadshedding.

Meet the man behind Woodlands Dairy – Lex Gutsche  –  Over the past two decades Woodland Dairy has grown into the biggest employer in Kouga and supplies dairy product all across South Africa.


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

World Class Surfing At Corona Open JBay  –  Excellent Surf For Elimination Round At Supertubes

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Shark incident at East Beach, Port Alfred  –  NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated yesterday following reports of a local surfer having been bitten on the leg by what appeared to be a juvenile White shark 

Ngqura go-slow hits VWSA  –   Vehicle production at Volkswagen SA in Uitenhage was forced to slow down dramatically, with two shifts cancelled and staff sent home on Wednesday

National & African News

WATCH | Hijackers caught on camera – and nabbed in 13 minutes  –  A video showing robbers’ every move during a daylight hijacking near the London Road exit on the N3 in Johannesburg has proved how technology can be used to put criminals behind bars.

ANC pay tribute to ‘patriot’ James Small   –  The African National Congress  on Wednesday paid tribute to former Springbok wing James Small, who died suddenly of a heart attack.

SA scraps visas for new list of countries, including New Zealand and UAE   –  Minister of Home Affairs (DHA) Aaron Motsoaledi, announced the new list of visa-free countries at the Budget Vote 2019, earlier on Wednesday.


‘We can’t please everyone,’ Mkhwebane tells MPs at fiery meeting  –  Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has told parliament that no matter what her office did, someone would be unhappy

De Lille wields broom to clean up Public Works   –  Disciplinary and criminal charges against those involved in the unlawful upgrades to Nkandla are being finalised, among others.

Gordhan vs Mkhwebane

Defender Pravin comes out guns blazing against Protector Busisiwe — and he’s not firing blanks  –  Gordhan is openly accusing Mkhwebane of trying to prevent him from doing his job for ‘blatantly political motives’


Transnet’s locomotive deal unpacked at Zondo commission  –   The Gupta family is alleged to have secured billions of rands in kickbacks after the deals were awarded.

PIC Commission

The funding middleman between the ANC and PIC beneficiaries  –  Matjila says he was asked by the ANC’s then-treasurer general Zweli Mkhize to release funding from the PIC to support the party’s January 8 celebrations.

Business, Money & Economy

Taxman may get a R7bn boost from Naspers’s Prosus listing  –  The listing of Naspers offshoot Prosus is a big deal. A very big deal. Naspers is now as valuable as AngloAmerican, MTN, Shoprite, Sasol, Woolworths and Goldfields put together. 

Petrol pump or cash cow? –  Fuel levy revenue has tripled in the past decade – to R75bn a year.

International News

Boats try to stop British tanker off Iranian coast  – A Royal Navy warship has been offering extra protection to a tanker operating in the area following a threat from Iran.

Cricket World Cup

TODAY – England vs Australia – Channel 202 – DSTV

New Zealand beat India to reach World Cup final  –  New Zealand reached the World Cup final as they produced the bowling performance of the tournament to edge out a crestfallen India by 18 runs in a sensational match at Old Trafford.


Rafael Nadal ‘excited’ for long-overdue Wimbledon rematch with Roger Federer  –  It has been eleven years since Rafael Nadal’s victory against Roger Federer at Wimbledon in what is widely accepted to be the greatest match in history, 


Bafana’s Afcon adventure ends after falling prey to the powerful Super Eagles  –  Bafana Bafana’s hopes of making the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semifinals came crashing down as they suffered last-minute defeat to Nigeria 

Earth & Human Origins

Earliest modern human found outside Africa  –  Researchers have found the earliest example of our species (modern humans) outside Africa.

Falcon has landed: Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe touches down on asteroid  – Unmanned craft – about the size of a large refrigerator – plans to collect ground samples, some 300 million kilometres from Earth

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