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Tuesday 11th June

St Francis & Kouga

South and East Africa Whale Migration Route Kicks Off   –  A great opportunity to learn more on the migration of the humpback whale is being held at Cape St Francis Resort tomorrow (12th June) evening at 6:30pm

Santa Says –  The US Open –  The tradition continues this year when Pebble Beach hosts its sixth US Open on 10-16 June 2019!

 

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...
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PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Panayiotou approaches Constitutional Court to challenge sentence  –  Convicted murderer Christopher Panayiotou has turned to the Constitutional Court in a bid to overturn his murder conviction after all his appeals failed.

WATCH: ‘She has the x-factor’ – 6-year-old PE viral sensation’s ballet teacher  –  Ivanah Campbell’s dance moves have stolen the hearts of international celebrities like Chris Evans and Will Smith.

National & African News

Ramaphosa praises ILO’s social justice approach  –  He said the International Labour Organisation played a pivotal role during South Africa’s struggle for democracy, justice and worker’s rights.

Numsa to picket at major airports on Tuesday  –  NUMSA said on Monday that it would be picketing with the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) at all the country’s major airports on Tuesday. 

Deadly Air: Ramaphosa named in multi-billion-rand coal pollution court case  –  In a landmark case in the Pretoria High Court, the president is among those being called to account for the lethal levels of air pollution caused by the Eskom and Sasol 

‘He was treated like a criminal’ – Mentor on Xolani Luvuno’s Comrades journey  –  “Xolani will be fine without the Comrades, he doesn’t need the race, it isn’t everything in life.”

Politics

Respect Reserve Bank’s independence, urges professional body  –  The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals has released a statement urging government to protect the independence the South African Reserve Bank at all costs.

New Tshwane mayor gets praise from ANC  –  Mokgalapa’s attitude is mature and he meets us halfway, said Tshwane ANC leader Kgosi Maepa.

Mkhwebane vs ???

FSCA joins a long list of high-profile people hauling Busisiwe Mkhwebane to court  –  The Financial Sector Conduct Authority is the latest to join the fray.

#StateCapture

Reserve Bank official: ‘It is unclear if, or how, Standard Bank missed the Gupta red flags’   –  Cashflows through the Gupta-linked Homix, a company fingered in a multimillion-rand kick-back scandal involving state-owned entities, had all the hallmarks of money laundering.

Business, Money & Economy

Tongaat Hulett suspends trading of shares on JSE   – The company’s descent into corporate scandal was hastened last week with confirmation that they had overstated last year’s figures.

International News

One dead in helicopter crash on NYC skyscraper  –  The pilot of a helicopter died after it crash-landed on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan, fire officials say.

Cricket World Cup

TODAY –  Bangladesh vs Sri Lanks  –  Supersport Ch 202

Rain grants plodding Proteas a reprieve  –  Faf du Plessis admits he’s quite a happy man despite the washout against the West Indies.

2019 ICC World Cup is a true battle of élites   –  Minnow nations were disappointed to be left out of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup party, but the quality of competition at the streamlined tournament justifies their exclusion.

Sport

Super Rugby XV of the week: Introducing the new Schalk Burger…  – Jaco Coetzee has tongues wagging as the Bulls show some grunt at the front and back.

Environment

Plant extinction ‘bad news for all species’  –  Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive new study.

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