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9th July

St Francis & Kouga

Cup-of-Soup raises over R13000 for Hospice  –  he Cup-of-Soup day held at Cape St Francis Resort last Friday raised R13 150 for St Francis / Kouga Hospice.

Pam Golding Properties Canals Winter Challenge  –  The 14th annual Pam Golding Properties Canals Winter Challenge, hosted by St Francis Paddling Club, will be held this year on Sunday 21 July 2019.


Richard Cowling – An ‘Oscar In Science’

Marge Middleton submitted this truly important and interesting article on Professor Richard Cowling's recent inauguration into the...

Boost for KwaNomzamo soup kitchen

Kouga Municipality has boosted the efforts of a KwaNomzamo soup kitchen to help alleviate the plight of the poor.The Siyabonelela Soup...

Municipality starts trucking in water to St Francis

We do hope by the time you read this that the water supply has been restored. If not, hang in there and keep saving water for it won't...

Woltemade Street closes for “plastic” upgrade

Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from Friday (19 July)A section of Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from...

Favourites Tumble At Corona Open JBay

Endless lines of perfect Supertubes greeted contestants as the sun peeped over the eastern skyline yesterday morning, and there was no...

Boat restrictions on Kromme

Both the St Francis Bay Riparian Home Owners Association (SFBRHOA) and the Kromme Joint River Committee (KJRC) are acting as agents for...

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 if the achievements of two Pam Golding...

JBay Winterfest: Big Wins, Big Upsets at the Corona Open JBay  

Saturday offered an excellent day of surfing at the Corona Open JBay, as perfect four-to-six foot waves poured down the point all day...


As part of the JBay Winterfest, Monday 15 July will see a book launch of John McCarthy’s The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls book at 6 pm at the...


Suspension bridge collapsesKouga Municipality would like to call on residents of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis to use water very...
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Corona JBay Open & WinterFest

Four South African Surfers To Compete in the Corona Open JBay  – De Vries, February and Buitendag to Join Jordy Smith in Jeffreys Bay

Winterfest Bowls Tournament Results & Comedy Lineup  –   Bowls 4’s results & the lineup fpr the comedy fest

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Bay’s penguin population closely monitored after oil spill   –  Nelson Mandela Bay’s penguin population will be closely monitored after four oiled birds were found following this weekend’s oil spill in Algoa Bay.

DA to lay charges in EC toilet scandal  –  DA Eastern Cape Leader, Nqaba Bhanga, will be laying criminal charges against those implicated in the Amathole District Municipality’s toilet scandal.

National & African News

Cele mum on state of emergency plea but promises steps to end Cape Flats killings  –  As the bloodletting on the Cape Flats continues unabated and calls for the deployment of the army fall on deaf ears

Land Reform committee condemns KZN land invasion, farm manager assault  –  The attack on the farm manager happened during an invasion of a 7,500 hectare farm, valued at more than R300 million.

Gun Free SA tells police to destroy firearms to keep them out of underworld’s hands  –  Gun Free SA on Tuesday urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) to destroy seized and surrendered firearms.

UN hails Africa free trade area as ‘bridge to peace’  –  UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed said the pact was an important step towards reducing the lure of emerging terror groups for the young. 

Mkhwebane vs Pravin

Public Protector answers seven burning questions on Gordhan report  –  Was Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane selective in her finding that Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan is in breach of the Executive Ethics Act and guilty of maladministration?

I was violated for five years for exposing ‘rogue unit’ – Piet Rampedi  –  The former Sunday Times journalist accuses several of his former colleagues of being involved in a cover-up driven by Pravin Gordhan.


Ex-protocol boss tells Zondo of ‘inaccuracies’ in Waterkloof Gupta landing report  –  Bruce Koloane says the manner in which the JCPS report was compiled smells fishy and that if it smells fishy, then it is fishy.

PIC Commission

Dan Matjila finally makes his debut before Judge Lex Mpati – but gets off to a rough start  –  On Monday, the inquiry began, at last, hearing evidence from the fund manager’s former chief executive, Dr Daniel Matjila.

Business, Money & Economy

How the accountants mangled capitalism  –  SA is not alone – it’s a global phenomenon.

Gold sees wildest price swings since 2016   –  The gold market is seeing the biggest price swings since late 2016 as traders and investors struggled to read when the US Federal Reserve may cut interest rates.

International News

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam says extradition bill is ‘dead’ but stops short of withdrawal  – City’s leader says legislation a ‘total failure’ but does not confirm protester demand that it be scrapped completely

Ambassador ‘has PM’s full support’ despite Trump criticism  –  Downing Street says the UK’s ambassador to the US has the prime minister’s “full support”, despite Donald Trump saying he will no longer work with him.

Cricket World Cup

TODAY – India vs New Zealand  –   DSTV Channel 202


Berrettini Asks Federer How Much He Owes For Wimbledon Lesson  –  Italian reflects after 74-minute loss in the fourth round


How Norway turns criminals into good neighbours  –  Norway moved away from a punitive “lock-up” approach and sharply cut reoffending rates.

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