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Wednesday 5th June

St Francis & Kouga

World Environment Day – We’re calling a flash clean up.

The Kromme Enviro-Trust is treating St Francis to a free coffee or hot chocolate in exchange for a full bag of litter collected off our shoreline. Pick up your bag at Bruce’s Coffee Shop and bring it back full to collect your reward. One day only.   One bag per customer.  One step closer to making the world a better place.

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

Kouga Municipal Budget

Kouga Municipal Budget – Mayoral Address – Kouga Executive Mayor Budget Speech – 2019/2020 – 2021/2022 Budget – 30 May 2019

Council approves budget and tariffs for 2019/2020  – Kouga Municipality’s new budget and tariffs for the 2019/2020 financial year, starting on 1 July, were approved by the Council last week

Major service projects to be funded  –  Several big service delivery projects will be funded through Kouga Municipality’s capital budget in the 2019/2020 financial year.

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Justice delivered in 3 days: Son of employee, friend convicted for post office theft   –  Justice has been delivered – quicker than some people receive their mail – for two people who stole money from an Eastern Cape post office less than a week ago.

National & African News

Gang violence and guns spilling over into Cape farm murders  – Top cop Colonel Chris Prinsloo pleaded guilty in 2016 to selling about R9m worth of illegal weapons and ammunition to Cape Flats gang leaders.

The Krugersdorp killings explained: Who was murdered, how, and why   –  The remaining members of the so-called “Krugersdorp Killers” were found guilty of 32 counts between them – including murder, fraud, racketeering, and robbery

Cyril Ramaphosa wishes SA Muslims well as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa, on behalf of the country, has extended his best wishes to South African Muslims as they celebrate Eid ul Fitr. 

NPA welcomes suspended sentence of Ennerdale dad who accidentally shot son  –  The NPA welcomed the 10 years suspended sentence of Emmanuel Tshabalala who accidentally shot and killed his son in Ennerdale last year.

Sadtu calls for urgent summits on violence, drug abuse at schools  –  The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has called on parents and affected communities to urgently convene summits to deal with violence, the availability of drugs and substance abuse in schools.


China, Zuma, Hlaudi: Magashule’s post-Lekgotla press conference sows even more confusion  –  As news broke of South Africa’s economy nose-diving, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule dished up more of the same solutions to the country’s ills:



Former TNA editor refuses to give evidence before Zondo commission  –   Moegsien Williams, a former editor for the Gupta family’s now-defunct newspaper, The New Age, has denied wrongdoing in the run-up to the establishment of the ANN7 news

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

Shock GDP figure undermines Ramaphosa’s economic reforms  –  Will need to show unequivocally in his state of the nation address that he has grasped the nettle of this crisis firmly.

Is the monetary policy genie out of the bottle?  –  The ANC, newly invigorated after the elections, has put altering the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank at the centre of its developmental agenda

International News

Trump praises ‘extraordinary’ US-UK alliance on state visit   –  US President Donald Trump has said the US and UK have the “greatest alliance the world has ever known”.

Queen joins world leaders to mark ‘courage’ of D-Day veterans in Portsmouth  –  Events at Portsmouth will tell the story of the build-up to D-Day through music performance and readings.

Cricket World Cup

TODAY –  South Africa vs India  – 11:30 DSTV-202 & Channel193
Bangladesh vs Australia

Stretched Proteas face another selection conundrum for India  –  South Africa only have 13 fit players to choose from for Wednesday’s must-win clash against India


‘I’m ready for special moment’ of facing Federer, says Nadal   –  Rafael Nadal resumes his spellbinding 15-year rivalry with Roger Federer for a place in the Roland Garros semi-finals on Friday, insisting it will be a “special moment”.

Junior Boks claim opening win at U20 World Champs  –  Junior Springbok coach Chean Rouxpraised his team’s attitude and character in their opening match of the World Rugby U20 Championship, against Scotland at the Racecourse Stadium in Rosario on Tuesday, for a bonus-point victory of 43-19.


Heart patches and new blood test lead pioneering heart failure treatments  –  Experts have revealed a patch which could repair damaged hearts and a blood test which will flag heart failure early on.


Man Friday: Earth’s great gardeners of the wild under threat   –  Pangolins are now the most heavily poached mammal on Earth, but because so little is known about these elusive and enigmatic creatures, they don’t get anywhere as much attention as the more charismatic species, like rhinos, elephants and lions.

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