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Good Morning from St Francis at the south eastern tip of Africa!

Wednesday 11th September

St Francis & Kouga News

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Whale assisted in disentanglement operation off East London  –  SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) were alerted by the East London ski-boaters of a 4 meter juvenile Humpback whale entangled in fishing rope 2 nautical miles off-shore of east London.

PE woman goes missing after attending church  –  Detectives in Walmer, Port Elizabeth are looking for a woman who went missing after church on Sunday.

Eastern Cape teacher suspended for alleged rape of 6-year-old pupil  –  Department of Education spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani said the teacher was in police custody after a whistle blower lifted the lid on the rape allegations. 


NSRI Plettenberg Bay receive International Award  –  NSRI are delighted to announce our NSRI Plettenberg Bay, Station 14, were awarded second place, in the IMRF Innovation and Technology Awards

NSRI Wilderness assist in USA Student Rescue  –  Late Monday afternoon Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Cola Beach, Sedgefield.

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...


Today on Social Media

Hear me: An open letter to South Africa from a survivor!   –  “Fear me, because I’m standing up for my country and her people. Fear me because I rage against the darkness.  –  Also – It’s Snake Season  and our Superspar in the awards – Again!


Bianca Buitendag Clinches Bronze Medal at ISA World Surfing Games in Japan  –  South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag clinched the Bronze medal for third place in the Open Women’s event at the ISA World Surfing Games

National & African News

READ: The legal papers that could see Jacob Zuma losing Nkandla  –  The former president may need to come up with more than R7.3m if he plans to keep his retirement home.

Journalist Barry Bateman pulled from air after expletive aimed at Malema, EFF rejects apology  –  Broadcaster Eyewitness News has apologised to EFF leader Julius Malema for the foul language used by its senior journalist, Barry Bateman 

Good Samaritan helps man who jumped off bridge to flee muggers  –  Durban resident Johnathan Cookson thought he had arrived at a hit-and-run scene when he pulled over to help a seriously injured man in the middle of the M13 highway recently.

Brake fluid, drugs found in Natasha Conabeer’s system – family  –  The family of Natasha Conabeer, who went missing three weeks ago, said they have unanswered questions in relation to her death. 

Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER


The ego has landed: Hlaudi Motsoeneng, King of the Capturers, lands at Zondo  –  From being headhunted as a member of the Chappies Little League to ascending the highest echelons of the SABC without qualifications, Hlaudi Motsoeneng embodies the fuck-you zeitgeist of the Zuma-era of State Capture.

Wits Business School denies Motsoeneng lectured there  –  ‘At no stage has Mr Motsoeneng lectured at WBS, nor has any material authored by him formed part of the curriculum of any of our programmes.’



‘Spoilt children’ ANC turns to lawyers after DA scuppers Mashaba no-confidence attempt  –  The ANC released a statement earlier calling the DA ‘undemocratic’ because it blocked the move.

Buthelezi takes on Cele in parliament over xenophobic violence  –  According to Buthelezi, he informed Cele that he would be going to speak to hostel dwellers in Johannesburg, and Cele offered to arrange security.

Business, Money & The Economy

Global disinvestment from fossil fuels tops $11trn  –  Global disinvestment from fossil fuels has crossed the $11trn mark – a massive leap from committed disinvestment of just $52m in 2014.

The big question for financial advisors: ‘Are you worth it?’   – The industry is facing challenges from regulation and technology that will make old models of advice obsolete in the very near future.

International News

Three Australians, two of them dual British citizens, arrested in Iran  –  Two British-Australian women are believed to be in prison in Tehran while the location of an Australian man is unknown

John Bolton: Trump’s national security adviser is out  –  US President Donald Trump has announced he fired his hard-line national security adviser, John Bolton, saying he disagreed “strongly” with him.



Proteas looking to build to the future  –  Proteas team director Enoch Nkwe believes that it’s about time South Africa look to the future.

This & That

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro and ‘always-on’ Watch unveiled  –  Apple has unveiled its iPhone 11 range of handsets, which feature more cameras than before and a processor that has been updated to be faster while consuming less power.


Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption  –  Scientists have discovered the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans.

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