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Tuesday 14th May

St Francis & Kouga

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

WATCH: Jaguar clocked 260km/h before collision that killed 3  –  A video shot in the Jaguar believed to be that of former racing driver Andrew Turnbull shows the car travelling at a speed of 260km/h. 

Mabuyane named Eastern Cape premier candidate  –  ANC Eastern Cape provincial boss Oscar Mabuyane has been officially nominated as the province’s premier.

National & African News

Magashule denies ‘fallout’ with Ramaphosa  –  He maintains there was no breakdown in his relationship with the president and maintains the ANC’s election victory was thanks to an collective effort.

#Elections2019  – 

EFF scored bigg-ish in the elections, now the hard and difficult work begins  – The glue that holds it all together is Julius Malema – what happens if he ends up neutralised by court action, or internal strife?

White anxiety and the rise of the Freedom Front Plus  – The party hurt the DA’s ambitious campaign to win three provinces – but, as one observer notes, most Afrikaners still voted DA.

‘I take full responsibility for the outcome of this election’: Maimane  –  DA leader Mmusi Maimane has taken full responsibility for the party’s poor showing at recent general elections

‘We want to build one South Africa for all’ – DA on the rise of nationalism  –  Despite the rise of nationalism believed to have caused a loss in support for the DA in the elections, the party says it remains committed to building “one South Africa for all”.


Eskom design-veteran pinpoints Medupi, Kusile faults  –  A veteran former Eskom power station designer has diagnosed the main problem and suggested a fix for Medupi and Kusile power stations, now several years beyond their completion dates


Public holidays: Enough already, South Africa   –  Five out of the last eight weeks have harboured a public holiday, wreaking havoc with our ability to do business. 

Business, Money & Economy

Economists predict slight increase in unemployment rate  –  The country’s unemployment rate was 27.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018. 

International News

Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag  –  An American explorer has found plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive.

CO2 levels hit historic high at 415.26 parts per million  –  The last four years were the four hottest on record and mankind continues to break its own emissions records, year on year.

German crossbow deaths: Police find more bodies   –  German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a rural Bavarian hotel near Passau have found two more female bodies in a flat 650km (400 miles) away.


Super Rugby XV of the week: Tamed Lions find their bite  –  Swys de Bruin has used rotation in 2019 to shake some underperforming stalwarts out of their complacency. It’s starting to work…


Doris Day: Hollywood legend dies aged 97 after battle with pneumonia  –  The actress – famous for her wholesome image and known by many for her rendition of Que Sera Sera – has died in California.

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