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5th July

St Francis & Kouga

Cold Weekend forecast so be sure to buy your weekend warmer at  HOSPICE CUP-OF-SOUP DAY at Cape St Francis Resort today.

 

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...

ST FRANCIS WATER ALERT: 

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

Top surfers descend on Jeffreys Bay for the Corona Open JBay   –  The Corona Open JBay will see a big reshuffle of the ratings on the women’s side.

 

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Meth to support EC cannabis initiative  –  The Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform will support Premier Oscar Mabuyane’s cannabis initiative.

N2 closed after protests and looting in Plettenberg Bay  –  There has been simmering discontent in some communities over service delivery.

National & African News

SA’s brain drain is picking up speed  –  SA is haemorrhaging highly skilled professionals who are leaving for greener pastures, with over 900 000 – from artisans to doctors – now working overseas.

This is how the Langa Methodist Church choir ended up singing at Glastonbury festival  –  The Langa Methodist Church in Cape Town is on a high after its choir was handpicked as one of the opening acts at this year’s Glastonbury Festival 

IPID Refers over 1,000 cases to NPA    The acting head of the police watchdog Victor Senna briefed parliament’s new police committee for the first time on Thursday.

Politics

Mashaba grateful for EFF support  –  The mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, said he will forever be grateful to the EFF should his tenure end due to the council’s collapse.

ACDP thanks EFF, Julius Malema for ‘coming to their senses’  –  The ACDP thanked EFF leader Julius Malema for encouraging red berets who were opposed to violence to join the ACDP.  

#StateCapture

Waterkloof landing hurt image of Defence Force, SA – Air Force chief  –  What happened is something that should never have happened, Lieutenant-General Fabian Msimang told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

Energy

Exploration for petroleum by fracking cannot go ahead, SCA rules  –  The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled on Thursday that the minister of mineral resources did not have the power to make regulations for petroleum exploration and production.

Business, Money & Economy

Iqbal Survé, his three companies and his friends  –  On 19 January 2019, a remarkable thing happened to the share price of Iqbal Survé’s controversial AYO Technology Solution

Public urged to report unathorised R99 debit order scam to police  –  Police in KwaZulu-Natal have requested the public to report unauthorised R99 debit order deductions from their bank accounts.  – 

International News

Southern California shaken by 6.4 magnitude earthquake  –   Southern California has been struck by its strongest earthquake in two decades, causing damage and fires.

Fourth of July: Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ or a ‘show of farce’?  –  Critics say the president has politicised a usually nonpartisan holiday and complain about the cost of the parade.

Surfing

Top Seeds Stumble in Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill  –   Inconsistent conditions with 1.0 – 1.3 metre (3-4ft) waves made for slow, low-scoring heats and saw big names drop out of the event.

Cricket World Cup

TODAY  –  Pakistan vs Bangldesh  – DSTV Ch202
TOMORROW – Sri Lanka vs India  – DSTV Ch202
TOMORROW – South Africa vs Australia – DSTV Ch202 & 213

Tahir on Aussie ball-tamperers: Everyone makes mistakes  –  Whenever the Proteas and Australia meet, regardless of the format, it is half-expected that tensions will be raised. 

Wimbledon

Wimbledon crowd boo Rafael Nadal during fierce Nick Kyrgios showdown  –  THE WIMBLEDON Centre Court crowd booed Rafael Nadal during his fierce battle with Nick Kyrgios.

Sport

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,

Sargassum:

The biggest seaweed bloom in the world  –  A floating mass of seaweed stretching from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico is now the biggest seaweed bloom in the world, according to satellite observations.

 

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