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Thursday 16th 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: Baby turtles washed up on Cape beaches ‘most likely’ killed by plastic  –  Dead baby turtles found washed up on Cape beaches were most likely killed by plastic.

National & African News

SA’s nuclear reactor shut down – again  –  The paperwork, it seems, was not in order.

‘There is heartache’ – cleric says Bonnievale rallying around family of farm attack victims  –  Bonnievale residents are rallying together after one of their own was killed in a brutal attack on a farm on Monday night

SA’s sixth parliament to comprise of 45% women  – The challenge to all of us is to stop kowtowing to corrupt leadership, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said, adding that injustices are yet to be eliminated.

Cash heist: Up to R1m reward offered after Pretoria robbery  –  Cash-in-transit (CIT) company SBV, is offering an up to R1m reward for information that could lead to the arrest of a gang of robbers who targeted one of its trucks in Pretoria on Tuesday,

WATCH: Playful baboons cause splash on social media as they enjoy pool party at Betty’s Bay guest house  –  wo playful baboons are causing a stir on social media after a Betty’s Bay guest house owner captured a video of the pair splashing about in his pool.


North West premier wrangle a crucial indicator of Ramaphosa’s power in the ANC  –  The outcome of this bunfight could be an indication of where the power lies in the party’s national executive committee.

DA’s ‘policy double-speak, ANC obsession’ sank it in elections  –  The party had tried to satisfy both the black and white constituencies, analysts said, and under weak top leadership this backfired.

5 controversial ANC members who are heading to Parliament  –  The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) officially handed over the list of 830 elective representatives headed to Parliament to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng in a handover ceremony at the Constitutional Court


How Molefe and Singh bled Transnet of billions – Transnet acting group CEO Mohammed Mahomedy detailed to the Zondo commission how laws and regulations were broken by top officials.



Avoiding the road to Venezuela  – South Africa is at something of a crossroads. After a decade of sub-par growth, erratic policy-making and widespread private and public sector corruption, the status quo is not sustainable.

Business, Money & Economy

Goldman Sachs’ big, big bet on South Africa  – As if Goldman Sachs’ very public pre-election support for the ANC was not enough, the firm hosted an investment conference on Wednesday that was headlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa

Advisors urged to give investors what they want   –  Do we really need to be motivated to support sustainable investments?

International News

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats  –  President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”.

Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women   –  Australian women in politics have had enough.


Tiger to carting Daly: ‘I walked with a broken leg’Tiger Woods had a few choice words for John Daly, who will be using a cart in this week’s PGA Championship at Bethpage Black because of right knee arthritis.

Bulls lose Pollard but Morne Steyn is back –  Pollard indicated his intention to the BBC when a renewal of his contract came up for discussion.



White House refuses to back New Zealand call to block extremist content online  –  A dozen countries including the UK, France and New Zealand, as well as technology giants, have supported the

Wood wide web:

Trees’ social networks are mapped  – Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees and plants to one another.

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