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Thursday 6th June
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St Francis & Kouga

Hankey woman’s letter to the nation   –  Read the letter from the survivor 

Court convicts man who raped woman, tormented her children on Hankey farm  –  A man who raped a woman in her farmhouse and tormented her children was found guilty on 17 counts in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Wednesday.

GALLERY | CCTV footage that helped police nab Hankey rapist   –  It was CCTV footage from an ATM in Humansdorp that helped police track down the man who raped a Hankey woman in front of her daughter.

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

JBay swimmers conquer icy Atlantic ocean swim  –  12 degree water and a strong head wind did little to deter three Jeffreys Bay swimmers from completing the notorious FXTM Lighthouse swim in Cape Town last weekend.

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

National & African News

#ChildProtectionWeek: Child abuse is an indictment of our society  –  Recent incidents of child abuse paint an undoubtedly disturbing picture of the kind of society we live in.

Let’s talk about your Ubuntu – Andile Mngxitama’s open letter to white people   –  Dear white people, let’s talk about your Ubuntu

Only 8% of South Africans speak English at home – report  –  IsiZulu is South Africa’s most spoken language. This according to StatsSA’s latest General Household Survey (GHS) which released its report at the end of May.


Here’s the DA’s ‘shadow cabinet’  –  The DA announced its team of spokespersons – or its “shadow cabinet”, as the party likes to call it – on Wednesday

EFF labels Tito Mboweni insane and arrogant over Reserve Bank comments  –  The EFF has slammed finance minister Tito Mboweni for his comments on the Reserve Bank amid confusion on ANC’s official position on the Bank’s mandate.

Ramaphosa meets with SOE bosses as part of bid to turn around SA economy  –  The president stressed that they are key to saving SA, while the bosses themselves say they want more clarity on what’s expected of them.

Business, Money & Economy

The quantity of monetary easing, not ‘quantity easing’, may be the stimulus the economy needs  –  Amid all of the hilarity triggered by the ANC statement regarding ‘quantity easing’ lie some serious issues.

Daniel Silke: The extreme risks of ANC dual-speak  –  It was only a matter of time before the dire state of the economy intersected with the equally dire state of economic policy – and the worst GDP decline in a decade was just that time.

Truths and assumptions about misinvoicing; it’s not that simple   –  Falsification of details in international transactions said to be draining $800bn a year from developing countries – but is it?

International News

D-Day: The Normandy landings as they happened   –  On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, follow the events of the landings at Normandy as they happened on 6 June 1944.

Cricket World Cup

TODAY –  Australia vs West Indies  – DSTV – 202

India v South Africa: Rohit Sharma hits century in Cricket World Cup victory  –  A fine bowling display had restricted South Africa to 227-9 with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal taking 4-51.


Preview: Super Rugby, Round 17 – Part One  –  As the penultimate round of the competition dawns on us, the word desperate is more frequently used.


Queen’s personal connection to wartime generation makes poignant tribute  –  As an 18-year-old princess, Elizabeth II saw first hand the enormity of the sacrifice by those who fought on the D-Day beaches.

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