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St Francis & Kouga News

Suspect in St Francis murder appears in court  –  The 35 year-old man arrested in connection with the murder and robbery e in St Francis Bay last Thursday appeared in the Humansdorp Magistrates Court yesterday

SRA Supporter suggests dialogue with CRA  – A letter forwarded by the author for publication in the hope that possibly that all in St Francis should work together for a common cause.

Mayor declares war on potholes  –  Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks has declared war against potholes.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

DA provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga believes he was target of a hit  –  DA Eastern Cape leader Nqaba Bhanga says he was chased by two cars toward oncoming traffic on Tuesday night, in what he believes was an assassination attempt.

St Francis Features In Provincial Tourism Awards

Congratulations to Cape St Francis Resort for their Beach Break accommodation winning the provincial Lilizela Award in the Self Catering Shared Accommodation Category. Beach Break was a National winner in 2018.And congratulations too to...

Some is what is on this Calamari Weekend

Some of the events that are on at the annual Calamari Festival this weekend

International delegates to plant 100 trees

One hundred trees are set to be planted at the Kruisfontein Multisport Complex in Humansdorp this October when municipalities from across the world will be in Kouga for an international climate change workshop. Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio...

Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior 2019 Presented By BOS Heads for Cape St Francis This Weekend

Event: Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior 2019 Status: WSL JQS 1,000 rated events for U18 Boys & Girls, SAST events for U16 & U14 Boys & Girls, and U12 Boys & Girls. Venue: Seal Point, Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape Dates: September...

Kouga Municipality saves big on phones

Kouga Municipality has slashed its annual Telkom bill by a massive 76% over the past two years. Kouga Corporate Services Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu said the savings were made possible by the upgrade of the municipal private automatic...

Top Seeds Join the Lineup in Beautiful Conditions at Azores Airlines Pro

PRAIA DE SANTA BARBARA, Sao Miguel - Azores Islands (Wednesday, September 18, 2018) -  The Azores Islands Pro resumed in picture-perfect conditions on the morning of Day 2 with three-to-four foot waves and a glassy lineup. The remaining 12 heats...

NSRI in action in Cape St Francis and Port Elizabeth

NSRI St Francis BayNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated last Tuesday afternoon following a request for a tow from a crew on a 4.2 meter inflatable boat reporting a faulty fuel line that caused a small fire aboard their boat.The...

Kouga searches underground for pothole solutions

Could a mining solution be a way forward toa more permanent solution to repairing portholes?Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said the municipality would be piloting a new pothole filler similar to shotcrete used underground in...

A heartfelt letter of appreciation to the St Francis Community

Cathy Lethbridge thanks friends and community for the support the family has received in their time of grief"To all of my dear friends, colleagues and the wonderful community that is St FrancisI cannot adequately express my gratitude to...

Local youth pass tough lifeguard exam

Eighteen new professional lifeguards have been added to Kouga’s pool.The 18 youngsters, including top junior surfers Angelo Faulkner and Jeremy van Wyk, passed their final lifesaving exams with flying colours at Jeffreys Bay on...
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National & African News

What the apartheid flag judgment means  –  Twenty-five years after the apartheid flag was abolished and replaced with the current one, which represents colours symbolising unity, the gratuitous display of the old flag has now been ruled to be hate speech. 

America’s Got Talent – Ndlovu Youth Choir wow AGT Judges –  The Limpopo choir performed a stunning rendition of U-2’s Beautiful Day in the quarter-final round on Tuesday night.

New cruise terminal to boost tourism, jobs in SA  –  Geneva-based MSC in joint venture to develop R200m port project in Durban.

State Capture

State capture rot is deep, says Gordhan – but R2.1bn has been recovered so far  –  Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says the state has recovered more than R2.1bn from irregular contracts awarded to entities doing business with state-owned enterprises.

Arms Deal

Arms deal ruling: Seriti’s conduct may now be called into question – analyst  –  With the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruling that the findings in the arms deal commission be set aside, it’s as if the Seriti commission never existed in the first place

Politics

Ramaphosa in hot seat today over CR17 funding, ethics code  –  Cope’s Dennis Bloem warned against pursuing clarity on only Ramaphosa’s campaign donations while others were ignored.

Hate speech case against BLF leader postponed as he arrives at court ‘unprepared’  –  AfriForum’s hate speech case against Black First Land First (BLF) and Andile Mngxitama was on Wednesday postponed to September.

Eskom

Law enforcement, witnesses and McKinsey: The missing factors in Eskom’s pursuit of the Trillian millions  –  Wouldn’t it be nice if someone in law enforcement could say: ‘Let me have a look at that docket. What witness statements do we have? Dust off the bank records. Right, let’s get those warrants.’

Public Protector

Ekurhuleni mayor defends Mkhwebane, has advice for Ramaphosa  – ‘Why must the courts have the final say in South Africa?’ Masina asked.

Business, Money & The Economy

European governments ‘must pay back the arms deal money’  –  Cancellation of the contracts, returning of the goods and recovery of the money is the internationally accepted remedy for fraud, activist Terry Crawford-Browne says.

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International

West Papua protests: Indonesia deploys 1,000 soldiers to quell unrest, cuts internet  – Jakarta cuts online access to Papua ‘and surrounding areas’ until the atmosphere ‘returns to being conducive and normal’

Johnson to meet Macron as French president downplays backstop hopes  –  Boris Johnson is to meet Emmanuel Macron later, hours after the French president seemed to downplay hopes of solving the Irish backstop problem.

Sport

Justin Thomas faces ‘weird’ test of leading from front at FedEx Cup  –  It is quite a feat for a $15m prize, hiked by $5m from previous years, not to be the main topic of discussion at the Tour Championship. 

Ashes 2019: England must ‘try to capitalise’ on Steve Smith absence – Joe Root   –  England have to “try to capitalise on the opportunity” of Steve Smith’s absence from the third Ashes Test, says captain Joe Root.

 

This & That

Life after Google: Prepare to witness the fall of a titan  –  Apple, Facebook and Google are dinosaurs in the world of blockchain, says author George Gilder.

Titanic sub dive reveals parts are being lost to sea  –  The first people to dive down to the Titanic in nearly 15 years say some of the wreck is deteriorating rapidly.

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