Wednesday 25th September

St Francis & Kouga News

Public meeting with Athol Trollip in Jeffreys Bay  –  The Democratic Alliance will be holding a public meeting in Jeffreys Bay this evening with Athol Trollip, the federal chairperson of the Party.

 SA Junior Surf Champs starts today in Jeffreys Bay  –  The 2019 Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Champs gets underway in the high performance waves of Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay today

Epic Finish To Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior  –  For the third day in a row the Eastern Cape delivered epic lines to the point at Cape St Francis, and a few rain squalls and howling offshore wind did little to quell the enthusiasm of the junior surfers.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Documents prove Agrizzi was a liar, says Gavin Watson’s family  –  Nephew Jared Watson, has confirmed that Gavin and the company had prepared a massive booklet of evidence to rebutt Angelo Agrizzi’s testimony.

Suspects nabbed minutes after Port Elizabeth supermarket robbery  – Two suspects were arrested within 15 minutes of robbery at a 24-hour supermarket in Port Elizabeth,


First Upsets Land Early at EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira  –  The morning heats unfolded under a Portuguese drizzle and a little fog with the lineup a tricky read around the high tide mark.

Chained Tortoises investigated by SPCA Assisi in Sea Vista

SPCA Assisi received information that tortoises were being kept on chains in St Francis Township. Inspector Tany Keyzer went to investigate.On Tuesday, 01 October 2019, Inspector Tanya Keyzer consulted with Adriaan le Roux, Nature...

Operation Save Escaped Elephant From Being Killed

Mount Camdeboo orchestrates specialist translocation operation to save escaped elephant from being killedAn African elephant bull that escaped an Eastern Cape game reserve for a second time in recent weeks was on Thursday set to be...

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Project:

Sea Rescue presented the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban last week.NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew...

One fatality and three survivors after boat capsizes

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Noordhoek on Saturday morning .NSRI rescue swimmers in a sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, the EMS Aeromed 3 helicopter, Gardmed...

Major milestone for St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group

A major milestone was achieved last week when the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group SFDVG) handed over safety wear and equipment to volunteers who had also undergone training provided by municipal services. The essential equipment has...

New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum

A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter, a St Francis Property Owner (SFPO) committee member is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.Truter is the SFPO ...

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated yesterday (Thursday 10th October) following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartkops River Mouth, Port Elizabeth.THree  local male teenagers were reported to be swimming when they were...

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us

Cape St Francis  - Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time! St Francis Bay loves a good party, and what better way than to celebrate with beer! The annual St Francis Oktoberfest...

Kromme-Enviro Trust Coastal Cleanup a great success

Helping to keep our oceans cleanFollowing on from yesterday’s article on Rotary St Francis and Kromme-Enviro Trust’s involvement with the eco-brick initiative, these two associations joined forces again on Sunday for another war on...

Hundreds of driver’s licences ready for collection

Hundreds of driver’s licence cards are awaiting collection at Kouga Municipality’s Traffic Department in Humansdorp.Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said local residents were among the thousands of motorists...


Royal Visit

IN PICTURES | Minstrels give royal couple a genuine Bo-Kaap welcome  –  The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex joined thousands of tourists who have visited Cape Town’s historic suburb of Bo-Kaap.

National & African News

JSC, Inc: Time to think harder about who gets to choose our judges  –  At least three members of the 23-person panel that interviews candidates to be judges have legal action pending against them. 

Ramaphosa: No SA tradition promotes xenophobia or gender violence  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa marked Heritage Day by condemning violence against women and foreigners, saying it could not be justified by any South African tradition.

Gas in Mozambique – a $128bn opportunity  –  The opportunities for one of the poorest countries in the world to pick itself up by the bootstraps are immense.

Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2m people  –  Tempers flared on Tuesday as more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital and surrounding towns found themselves without water


Douglas Gibson: Lesufi should read the Constitution of South Africa  –  We cannot leave it to Afrikaans-speakers to fight alone. All those who value what the new South Africa represents need to stand together in defence of the Constitution, 

Business, Money & The Economy

Treasury pulls rabbit out of hat with $5bn sale of two international bonds  –  South Africa’s Treasury has issued a pair of international bonds to the tune of $5-billion, the largest such transaction out of sub-Saharan Africa. 

Tourism as usual for Western Cape following collapse of Thomas Cook  –  Liquidation of travel giant not expected to have much impact on the province.

International News

Trump impeachment: Pelosi launches formal inquiry into Ukraine claims  –  US Democrats have opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over allegations he sought help from a foreign power to damage a political rival.


Boris Johnson flies back to face MPs’ fury after court ruling  –  As decision to shut parliament is quashed, humiliated PM says he disagrees

Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER


All Blacks coach slams trial by social media  –  All Blacks coach Steve Hansen rejected trial by social media on Tuesday amid growing claims that match officials missed alleged foul play by New Zealand in their bruising battle with South Africa.

RWC ‘officiating not good enough’ World Rugby issued a rare criticism of refereeing standards at the World Cup on Tuesday after a number of controversies in the tournament’s opening days.


Climate Change

Greta Thunberg: What climate summit achieved after outburst  –  The UN’s climate summit has closed amidst cautious praise for its achievements, and bitter condemnation for its failures.

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