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Monday 3rd June

St Francis & Kouga

New Riverine Rabbit Population Found in Baviaanskloof  – The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Drylands Conservation Programme is thrilled to confirm the presence of a population of Riverine Rabbits on the western side of the Baviaanskloof in late May 2019.

NSRI’s 52nd Annual General Meeting and Awards evening  – Sea Rescue honoured contributions under the following categories: bravery, special service, station awards and long service awards from 20 to 45 years. 

Everyone is talking about CBD oil and the benefits for your health

Many of us have heard all the amazing if not miraculous stories of CBS (cannabis) oil but have our reservations about using it to calm...

Chelsea Tuach and Adin Masencamp Take Titles & Junior Champions Crowned on Youth Day

PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – The cream rose to the top at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres by Hurley when Barbados surfer...

Nick & Kim Argo’s visit to the Chelsea Flower Show

Local Garden Service doyen Nick Argo and his wife Kym recently visited the world-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS...

Women Rule Pipe on Day 1 at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley

PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – It was a perfect start to the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley, with high performance...

Vibe In The Park Music Sessions During the JBay Winterfest

Every year the JBay Winterfest has a number of free music sessions, and this year is going to be no different. This year the fun will...

Irma Booysen Controlled Burn

CAPE ST. FRANCIS IRMA BOOYSEN NATURE RESERVE CONTROL BURNNOTICE TO THE PUBLICA controlled burn is planned for a section of the Irma...

Municipality to report back on service delivery

Kouga communities will have the opportunity to discuss service successes, challenges and plans for their ward with the municipal...

Kouga Executive Mayor Commends Write-On Publishing

Executive Mayor of the Kouga Municipality, Clr Horatio Hendricks, has commended Write-On publishing’s Frank Nunan on the publication of...

St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group (SFDVG) receives equipment boost

NSRI Jeffreys Bay recently gave SFDVG a huge boost in resources when they donated  a Skid Fire Protection Unit to the local disaster...

The Corona JBay Open – 1

The Corona JBay Open, mens and womens surfing event, the biggest surfing event in the country descends on JBay in July and will be the...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

EL man in court for fatal car crash  –  A 30-year-old man is due to appear in court in East London on Monday following a fatal car crash this weekend which left five people dead.

National & African News

Wife of Ace Magashule’s murdered ‘bagman’ in R20m SARS bind  –  Before he was brutally gunned down in Sandton in 2017, businessman Igo Mpambani and his wife, Michelle, reaped the benefits of a contentious R255m asbestos audit project in the Free State.

Ace Magashule taken to task as Cyril Ramaphosa flexes his muscles   –  President moves to consolidate his power, taking NEC members to task over contrary comments and urging restraint

Afriforum’s threat to EFF over unpaid R109k: Pay up or we seize your assets  –  Lobby group AfriForum has threatened to start seizing property from the EFF and Julius Malema if they do not receive the nearly R109 000 owed them before Friday.

Crowdfunding campaign soars for hero petrol attendant  –  A crowdfunding campaign for petrol attendant Nkosikho Mbele whose act of kindness warmed hearts across South Africa has raised more than R282,000 to help his family in Cape Town.


Zondo asked to investigate whether judges have been ‘captured’   –  Five judges currently under British investigation were identified last year by the Royal Court in Jersey as having enabled money laundering.

Gordhan vs Mkhwebane:

The consequences will be serious  –  This column is based on one key assumption — that all in this country are equally subject to the rule of law.

Business, Money & Economy

Goodbye, SAA –  News that Vuyani Jarana has resigned as CEO of SAA is an indication of the difficulties facing the national airline.

International News

Roads Closed, Giant Baby Inflated: Britain Braces for Trump   –  in characteristic style, the president fired two salvos at his hosts even before leaving Washington.

Donald Trump to arrive at Stansted Airport for UK state visit   –  US President Donald Trump will arrive in the UK on Monday morning for a three-day official state visit.

WATCH | Cruise ship slams into Venice wharf as tourists flee  –  A massive cruise ship lost control as it docked in Venice on Sunday, crashing into the wharf and hitting a tourist boat after suffering an engine failure.


Matt McGillivray Finishes Third in Chile – Jumps to No. 33 on QS Rankings  –  Jeffreys Bay Local now Highest Ranked South African on QS Leaderboard

Cricket World Cup

TODAY -England vs Pakistan – 11:30 DSTV-202

Proteas verdict: A creaking Dad’s Army  –  Look, with seven matches still to play by South Africa, the Armageddon remains at arm’s length. But only just.


All the Super Rugby Round 16 Highlights –  WATCH all the highlights from this weekend’s Round 16 Super Rugby action

It’s bronze for the Blitzboks in Paris   –  The Blitzboks have won the bronze final at the Paris Sevens, downing the United States 24-7.


Coffee fans can drink 25 cups a day without heart worries, study suggests  –  Need a pick-me-up? A study says it’s okay to reach for another coffee, and another, and another.

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