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4th July

St Francis & Kouga

Happy 4th July to all our American Readers

Road Works Warning – St Francis Bay – Warning for Next week, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Santa says .. SA Juniors put on a show!  –  Ben van Wyk got instant redemption with a two-shot triumph in the Nomads National Order of Merit Coastal at St Francis Links,

Snare Hunt – Reminder – There will be a snare hunt starting at 8am today, 4th July. Hunters should meet at  St Francis Drive south of Tarragona. Pls have wire cutters and a towel in your backpack & wear sturdy walking boots. A stick would be a good idea as well as a pair of gloves and bottled water,


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...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

Corona JBay Open & WinterFest

JBay Winterfest 2019 All Set For 6 July Start  –  The 2019 edition of the JBay Winterfest is set to begin, and the town of Jeffreys Bay is gearing up for visitors and spectators alike.


Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Nelson Mandela Bay presents first test for EFF  – A Nelson Mandela Bay Council meeting this week could be the first test of the EFF’s threats not to support the DA or the ANC in hung councils. 

12 arrested, 400 cars confiscated as vehicle syndicate is bust  –  Twelve suspects – including police officers – allegedly involved in the fraudulent registration of imported second-hand vehicles were arrested in the Eastern Cape


National & African News

Seagoing students keep abreast of current trends  –  ‘Science should be cool, it needs to be engaging, it needs to be interactive,’

Devolve policing powers to provincial government – JP Smith  – There have been around 900 gang-related murders, substantially more than we have ever seen before.

Inmates should make furniture for ministers: Lamola  –  Newly appointed justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola may have a solution to his cabinet colleagues’ decor headaches.


Is digging in the EFF’s trash going a step too far?  –  An exposé into the EFF’s alleged hypocrisy and ideology by the Daily Maverick has left tongues wagging, questioning if the means of gathering the news was taken “a step too far”.

Mkhwebane is central to ANC factions’ infighting  –  One side, aligned to President Cyril Ramaphosa, is baying for her blood while another, associated with Ace Magashule and Jacob Zuma, demands that she be left alone.



Why Shamila Batohi needs more money  –  After years of hearing about corruption, South Africans are yearning for just one major corruption case to be brought to court and the culprits to be marched off in orange overalls. 


Floundering Eskom ship running out of ballast as Treasury prepares Special Appropriation Bill  –  An Eskom Special Appropriation Bill to fund its long-term ability to keep South Africa’s lights on, and itself afloat, is just about finalised.

Business, Money & Economy

Ferial Haffajee: How much more pressure can the middle class take before it cracks?  –  This has been the whack of a week for South Africa’s middle-class.

International News  – 

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down in SA as a crisis hit a internet security firm  –  Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp experienced network problems around the world, including in South Africa, on Wednesday afternoon. 

US ‘hell-bent’ on hostility despite talks, North Korea says  –  North Korea has accused the US of being “hell-bent on hostile acts”, despite a recent agreement between the two countries to resume nuclear talks.


Big Wins and Tough Losses in Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill  –  rganisers and competitors were greeted with clean but small 0.5 – 1 metre (2-3ft) waves for Day 2 of the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 rated event.

Cricket World Cup

TODAY  –  Afghanistan vs West Indies  – DSTV Ch202

England dispatch New Zealand to seal Cricket World Cup semi-final spot  –  It might just be the case that England are peaking at the right time. 


Ace firing Anderson advances into 3rd round at Wimbledon  –  South Africa’s Kevin Anderson is into the third round at Wimbledon after defeating Janko Tipsarevic  in four sets. 

Sharapova’s fury after seeing opponent dance on her Wimbledon grave  –  Maria Sharapova might be done contending for grand slams but she still has fire in the belly. Her opponent? She couldn’t care less.


Kolisi to miss Boks’ Rugby Championship Oz, NZ clashes  –  Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will be given enough time to fully recover from his knee injury and will miss the opening fortnight of the Rugby Championship,

A New Climate

Living a low carbon life – Could you live a low carbon life? Do you even know what it means? And if you did transform your lifestyle, would it make a difference? 


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