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Tuesday 4th June

St Francis & Kouga

Building plan amnesty for Kouga residents   –  In an effort to rectify outstanding building irregularities, Kouga Municipaly took a decision on 11 December 2018 to implement an 18 month amnesty period for penalties imposed 

EC farm attack victim to tell all at Afriforum briefing  –  The victim of a brutal farm attack in Hankey in the Eastern Cape last year is expected to share the gruesome details of the incident at a media briefing in Centurion on Tuesday.

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

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

‘Bantustan Bills’ are anti-democratic, says Sonke Gender Justice  –  Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) has joined the protest of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) and the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB), because they are anti-democratic

National & African News

Taxman guns for Bosasa boss Gavin Watson – SARS is gunning for corruption accused facilities management and security company Bosasa and its boss, Gavin Watson

From Death Squad to Dead Squad:   –  Nhleko’s Chinese-trained ‘secret agents’ left stranded and fearful

WATCH: PwC axes top staffer after racial abuse rant  –  Audit firm PwC has moved swiftly to fire its executive who racially abused a black family at Cape Town International Airport.

Mkhwebane says she’s ‘ready for all the backlash’ as she subpoenas Gordhan yet again  –  The public protector says she’s just doing her job, while referring to the ‘rogue unit’ as though that is its official name.

Stellenbosch farm murder:   –  WC govt demands set up of rural safety unit after killing

Petrol attendant Nkosikho Mbele keen to ensure criminals do not target him   –  Inspirational petrol attendant Nkosikho Mbele will spend the R400,000 donated to him so far in a crowdfunding campaign on his two children’s education


Sundaram says ANN7 job was like ‘working with a mafia that pushed propaganda’  –  Former president Jacob Zuma was allegedly more intensely involved in review meetings in the run-up to the disastrous launch of ANN7.

Gordhan vs Mkhwebane:

The appointment of Gordhan is not unconstitutional  – It is unclear why EFF leader Julius Malema claimed last week that the reappointment of Pravin Gordhan was ‘unconstitutional’ because President Ramaphosa ‘disobeyed’ the Office of the Public Protector as well as the Constitutional Court. 

Business, Money & Economy

The brain drain and SA’s slide to the bottom  –  Prolonged low economic growth could lead to even more economic flight by those with skills and capital.

International News

Donald Trump to hold talks with Theresa May amid protests  –  Donald Trump is to meet Prime Minister Theresa May for “substantial” talks on the second day of the US president’s three-day state visit to the UK.

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies   –  Semion Rosenfeld, the “last known survivor” of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96,

Cricket World Cup

TODAY –  Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka  – 11:30 DSTV-202

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan shock England at Trent Bridge  –  England suffered a stunning upset at the hands of inspired Pakistan in their second World Cup match at Trent Bridge.


Caster wins IAAF battle following appeal  –  She’s allowed to run in all races again, for now…


Taste and buy some of SA’s best boutique wines at #TheWineShow  –  For a chance to taste and buy wines that you normally can’t get hold of, visit the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show in Johannesburg from 6-8 June 2019.

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