St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world

Wednesday 3rd July

St Francis & Kouga

Great balls of fire – A 3-in-one-extinguisher  –  product claims to be three fire extinguishers in one and the videos certainly illustrate just how effective it is in extinguishing a fire within seconds 

92 arrested for various crimes in Jeffreys Bay region   –  rilateral operations in the Humansdorp Cluster netted 92 people for crimes ranging from armed robberies to non-serious offences.

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...

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...


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

Speeding Anarchy in Cape St Francis

One of the Cape St Francis WhatsApp groups lit up the other day on the subject of speeding and an appeal has gone out for residents, and...

St Francis Brewery Going that Extra Mile to Reduce Plastic Waste

St Francis Brewing Company have been part of Ocean Pledge for some time now and are taking their pledge one step further in their effort...

Chicken chain starts recruiting locally

One of South Africa's biggest fast-food chains has started a recruitment drive in Kouga ahead of the opening of their first store at...
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

British woman dies in SA yachting incident  –  A British woman has died while two men and a dog were rescued following a yachting incident off the South African East coast

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor’s bid to halt community protests  –  Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayor Mongameli Bobani has vowed to be proactive in service delivery in a bid to ward off protests by disaffected communities.

National & African News

Watch out, you may soon be paying tax on having fun  –  A proposal to parliament moots extra ‘amusement taxes’ as government looks to taxpayers again to make up the Sars shortfall.

Suspension of Red Ants could lead to widespread land grabs, FF Plus warns  –  The Freedom Front Plus on Tuesday warned that the suspension of the Red Ants’ business  registration was alarming and opened the door for illegal land occupations and land grabs.

Libya attack: ‘Dozens killed in air strike’ on migrant centre  –  At least 40 people have been killed by an air strike that hit a migrant detention centre in Libya, officials say.

25 newborns, nine children rescued from fire at Durban’s hospital  –  Twenty-five newborn babies and nine children were among the 84 patients evacuated after a “mysterious fire” broke out at Durban’s Addington Hospital on Tuesday.


Revolutionary trash sometimes requires trash journalism, literally  – DM – We had to stoop low to get this story, in which we dig up dirt on the Economic Freedom Fighters.

We will use violence to stop violence, says Malema  –  The EFF leader says he refuses to subscribe to the ‘white man’s imposed morality on what the revolution should be’.



Guptas wanted tarmac reception at OR Tambo airport – ex-minister  – Former transport minister Ben Martins testified the request was denied, and the Gupta wedding plane landed at Waterkloof base without his knowledge.


Business, Money & Economy

How the US-China trade war is likely to affect SA  –  The three probabilities that have been proposed, and the likely implications of each.

It’s official: Steinhoff is going hammer and tongs for Jooste  – Troubled retailer Steinhoff is suing former chief executive Markus Jooste and former chief financial officer Ben la Grange to recover salary and bonus payments.

International News

Stowaway falls from Kenya Airways flight, plunges to death in London yard  –  Man apparently fell out of the landing gear compartment of a London-bound Kenya Airways flight and plunged to his death in the garden of a home

Cricket World Cup

TODAY  –  England vs New Zealand  – DSTV Ch202


Federer downs SA’s Harris in Wimbledon Round 1  –  Eight-time champion Roger Federer reached the Wimbledon second round for a 17th successive year on Tuesday,


USA beat England to go through to final of Women’s World Cup final   –  England’s dreams of reaching their first Women’s World Cup final were dashed as Steph Houghton’s late penalty was saved in a dramatic semi-final loss to holders the United States.


Obesity causes more cases of some cancers than smoking  –  Analysis shows that being overweight causes around 1,900 more cases of bowel cancer than smoking in the UK each year.


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