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Friday 6th September

THE South Africa vs Japan Rugby is at 12:15 today, Friday, not tomorrow

St Francis & Kouga News

Granny’s Pool to Main Beach Walkway  – The proposed boardwalk will be timber-based and approximately 333 metres in length

Our future Golfers and Residents  –  “The Game of a lifetime” is best learned when you are young (or young hearted)

Help Kouga go green by planting a tree this Arbor Month  –  WITH Spring having arrived, the Kouga Municipality has renewed its call on residents and businesses to join the fight against climate change by planting trees. 

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Killer drought devastates Adelaide community in EC  –  Almost 20 cattle have died in the last week as conditions remain dire in the drought-stricken region of Adelaide in the Inxuba Local Municipality of the Eastern Cape.


ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro  –  Unruly conditions with waves in the four-to-six foot range and strong onshore winds rendering the lineup difficult to navigate.


‘Enough is Enough’ shouted protesters as Ramaphosa finally makes an appearance outside Parliament  –  Thousands of angry protesters descended on Parliament for the second day to demand action to address gender-based violence and femicide

Amnesty International decries ‘alarming levels’ of gender-based violence in SA  –  Human rights’ group Amnesty International said on Thursday that gender-based violence in South Africa had reached “alarming levels”. 

‘This is not the country we fought for’: Graça Machel at UCT memorial service for Uyinene Mrwetyana  –  Some carried flowers, others had placards calling for the death penalty, but all wore black and arrived in their thousands 

Charlize Theron on femicide in SA:  – ‘The system has failed women. Our leaders can’t continue to turn a blind eye’ 

St Francis Features In Provincial Tourism Awards

Congratulations to Cape St Francis Resort for their Beach Break accommodation winning the provincial Lilizela Award in the Self Catering Shared Accommodation Category. Beach Break was a National winner in 2018.And congratulations too to...

Some is what is on this Calamari Weekend

Some of the events that are on at the annual Calamari Festival this weekend

International delegates to plant 100 trees

One hundred trees are set to be planted at the Kruisfontein Multisport Complex in Humansdorp this October when municipalities from across the world will be in Kouga for an international climate change workshop. Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio...

Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior 2019 Presented By BOS Heads for Cape St Francis This Weekend

Event: Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior 2019 Status: WSL JQS 1,000 rated events for U18 Boys & Girls, SAST events for U16 & U14 Boys & Girls, and U12 Boys & Girls. Venue: Seal Point, Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape Dates: September...

Kouga Municipality saves big on phones

Kouga Municipality has slashed its annual Telkom bill by a massive 76% over the past two years. Kouga Corporate Services Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu said the savings were made possible by the upgrade of the municipal private automatic...

Top Seeds Join the Lineup in Beautiful Conditions at Azores Airlines Pro

PRAIA DE SANTA BARBARA, Sao Miguel - Azores Islands (Wednesday, September 18, 2018) -  The Azores Islands Pro resumed in picture-perfect conditions on the morning of Day 2 with three-to-four foot waves and a glassy lineup. The remaining 12 heats...

NSRI in action in Cape St Francis and Port Elizabeth

NSRI St Francis BayNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated last Tuesday afternoon following a request for a tow from a crew on a 4.2 meter inflatable boat reporting a faulty fuel line that caused a small fire aboard their boat.The...

Kouga searches underground for pothole solutions

Could a mining solution be a way forward toa more permanent solution to repairing portholes?Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said the municipality would be piloting a new pothole filler similar to shotcrete used underground in...

A heartfelt letter of appreciation to the St Francis Community

Cathy Lethbridge thanks friends and community for the support the family has received in their time of grief"To all of my dear friends, colleagues and the wonderful community that is St FrancisI cannot adequately express my gratitude to...

Local youth pass tough lifeguard exam

Eighteen new professional lifeguards have been added to Kouga’s pool.The 18 youngsters, including top junior surfers Angelo Faulkner and Jeremy van Wyk, passed their final lifesaving exams with flying colours at Jeffreys Bay on...


Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

National & African News

Robert Mugabe dead: ‘Notorious former Zimbabwe leader dies aged 95’  –  Multiple sources in Zimbabwe say Robert Mugabe has died – with tributes paid to one of African’s best known politicians

Hundreds of foreign nationals forced to seek refuge at Katlehong police station  –  “It is a shame – especially in a country like South Africa where everyone has been up in arms bemoaning the scourge of violence against women 

Dr Naledi Pandor disappointed over closure of SA missions in Nigeria  –  Dr Naledi Pandor, on Thursday expressed her disappointment at having to support the closure of the South African High Commission in Abuja and the Consulate in Lagos.

No death penalty referendum, ministry says as it clarifies Lamola’s statement  –  The call for the reinstatement of the death penalty was flawed in many ways and the idea that the death penalty acted as a deterrent to violent crime was not true.

School confirms that teacher was arrested for Amy Leigh’s kidnapping  –  The MEC for Gauteng Panyaza Lesufi has confirmed that the grade RR teacher at Learskool Kollegepark was one of the three suspects arrested 


SABC editor was asked not to report on Nene’s sacking and falling rand, Zondo hears  –  SABC economics editor Thandeka Gqubule says she was also given a file containing ‘frivolous’ allegations against former finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

Zondo hears why Hlaudi Motsoeneng canned ‘The Editors’ & analysis of Zuma’s Sona  –  Former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng is said to have ordered that a popular programme be taken off air because it discussed a controversial decision he had made.


Malema only wants open borders so Mazzotti can smuggle tobacco – Mngxitama  –  The BLF leader says the EFF leader’s ‘call for African unity is a mere ploy to fund-raise from the wealthy’.

Business, Money & The Economy

The barren Sahara: a lesson in money laundering  –  #GuptaLeaks records disclosed in new court papers show the Gupta computer company made R122-million profit on a deal that cost it just R167.

Ferial Haffajee: Shoprite, Joburg today. Shoprite, Nigeria tomorrow  –  While the WEF Africa meeting was planned to dominate the news agenda, it was supplanted – globally – by the violent and targeted attacks on migrant traders.



‘Everything is destroyed’: devastation in Bahamas as Dorian rattles US  –  Aid groups struggle to deliver basic supplies due to destruction – Category 2 storm with winds of 110mph threatens US coastline  


PM: I’d rather be dead in ditch than delay Brexit –  Boris Johnson has said he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask the EU to delay Brexit beyond 31 October.


Springboks today @12:15

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith 211 punishes wasteful England in fourth Test  –  Steve Smith’s relentless double century demoralised England and put Australia in prime position to retain the Ashes after two days of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

This & That

Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists  –  The creatures behind repeated sightings of the fabled Loch Ness Monster may be giant eels, according to scientists.


TripAdvisor ‘potentially ruining holidays’ over failure to tackle fake reviews  –  Which? says it spotted hundreds of potentially fake reviews for hotels around the world on travel site TripAdvisor.

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