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16th July

St Francis & Kouga

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

Man dies after St Francis Bay house robbery

A manhunt is underway for two men who robbed an elderly coule in their house in Sardinia Road, St Francis in the early evening...

Kouga Municipality calling for LED Lighting

SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LED STREETLIGHTS AND FLOODLIGHTSProspective Service Providers are hereby invited to submit tenders for the Supply...

New St Francis Today News Page Layout

To keep abreast with reader preferences we have changed our news layout to accommodate a growing readership that reads the news on their...

Sea Vista Primary School hosts for this year’s District Level WOW spelling competition

There was great excitement on July 23rd at Sea Vista Primary School, in St Francis Bay, the hosts for this year’s District Level WOW ...

Scientific paper on flora of Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay Nature Reserves

Our Seal Point scientist Richard Cowling and his colleague Adriaan Grobler from Port Elizabeth together with three of our local citizen...

Four injured crewman patient evacuated off a ship

Yesterday morning (7th August) NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew, accompanied by our NSRI station doctor and EC Government Health EMS rescue...

Plettenberg Bay NSRI finalists for International Award

Congratulations to our NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteers for being chosen as finalists in the 2019 International Maritime Rescue...

Rocky Coast Housing Development

The proponent, Rocky Coast Farm (Pty) Ltd, proposes the residential development of a portion of Portions 78 and 79of Farm Ongegunde...

Crime down in St Francis according to SAPS

SAPS report that the downward trend in the number of crimes reported has continued and attribute this to the deterrent effect of the...

Whale assisted in a disentanglement operation off Port Alfred

SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Port Alfred aboard two NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue craft, Lotto...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

Corona JBay Open & WinterFest

Evening With Britt Merrick  –   – Britt Merrick on Tuesday 16 July at 6pm at the Corona Main Bar&

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

PE councillor’s house burnt and vehicle sabotaged   –  Councillor Mzuvukile Tom (ANC) of ward 55 in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth has confirmed that over the weekend his RDP house was damaged by fire and his motor vehicle was sabotaged.

Two escape empty-handed in Linton Grange hijacking  –  A Port Elizabeth woman managed to escape unscathed after two hijackers threw her out of her car outside Pick n Pay in Primrose Square, Linton Grange, on Monday afternoon.

National & African News

Ex-footballer Marc Batchelor shot dead in suspected hit   –  Former Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns striker Marc Batchelor was shot dead in a suspected hit on Monday evening near his home in Johannesburg.

Another bloody weekend in Cape Town, with SANDF appearing unprepared for deployment  – Although a police operation over the weekend netted 143 arrests, 43 murders were still committed over the same period in the Cape metro. 

New ferry should bolster visitor numbers to Robben Island   –  Robben Island is set to increase its passenger-carrying capacity by 270 people with the introduction of a new catamaran ferry in Cape Town.

Politics

FF+ gets BLF de-registered as a political party    –  The FF Plus lodged their case against the BLF after finding out the party’s constitution only allows black people to join the party.

Ramaphosa and Ivan Pillay vs Mkhwebane

Ramaphosa files urgent court application against Public Protector – report  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly filed an urgent court application against the Public Protector.

Ex-Sars official Ivan Pillay to bring own review case against Public Protector  –  Former deputy South African Revenue Services commissioner Ivan Pillay has indicated in court documents that he plans to institute his own, separate review of Public Protector

#StateCapture

Zuma’s spy claims are implausible, paranoid, and a red herring  – Jacob Zuma, his legal team and his supporters are clearly trying to make this a case of an illegitimate commission versus the persecution of a popular liberation hero.

‘Smoke and mirrors show,’ says DA’s Mazzone of Zuma’s testimony   –  ‘Instead of coming clean, (he) spoke of a biased media, conspiracy theories and assassination plots, none of which could be backed with evidence,’ said Mazzone

Zuma’s allegations could see him facing jail time – analysts  –  Lying under oath is a serious offence and if his allegations at the Zondo commission are found to be untrue, he could face serious consequences.

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Zuma’s plots, spies, the Guptas and Johann Rupert  –  This is what you need to know:

Business, Money & Economy

Economists say SA Reserve Bank rate cut likely  –  Economists are expecting the SA Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to this week announce a reduced repo rate for the first time since March 2018

How government really spends taxpayer money  –  The lion’s share of the national budget goes to servicing debt and paying salaries and social grants (rather than infrastructure development and services).

Moyo vs. Old Mutual: 7 key factors as they head to court   –  Ex-Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo heads to court on Tuesday to challenge his dismissal by the financial giant

International News

Hunt and Johnson: the backstop is dead and can’t be in any EU deal  – Tory leadership rivals say they would prefer no-deal Brexit to proposed Irish border solution

Trump tweet row: Don’t take the bait, congresswomen say  –  The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in a series of racially charged tweets have dismissed his remarks as a distraction.

Sport

Lodewyk Leadership Key For BOKS  –  Lodewyk de Jager required just 55 minutes to show his true value to South Africa.

Easy Rider at 50:

How the rebellious road movie shook up the system   – In 1969, Dennis Hopper and friends set out to make one of the last great movies of the decade, changing independent film-making forever

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