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Friday 7th June

St Francis & Kouga

Life behind bars for former Hankey farm worker   –  A 32-year-old former Hankey farmworker who was convicted on 16 charges related to a farm attacked in the area last March has been sentenced to life behind bars plus an additional 173 years.

A new record!  –  Woodlands Dairy Days for Hospice – Hospice is there for those who need and want support in their final days.

Have your Say & Collo’s Blog

Remembering D-Day  –  One of the advantages of being retired, well sort of retired, on cold, wet and windy days one has options available.

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

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Bay ratepayers ‘must fund the poor’  –  Nelson Mandela Bay ratepayers will have to understand that they must pay more to subsidise the poor.

Eastern Cape cops find mandrax worth R30 000 in 10-year-old’s schoolbag   –  A 10-year-old boy was found in possession of drugs with a street value of R30 000 on a taxi destined for Somerset East in the Eastern Cape

National & African News

Anger, tears as ‘gang boss’ gunned down after gym session at Umhlanga mall   –  Police are investigating the murder of a 30-year-old man who was gunned down shortly after leaving the Virgin Active Gym at Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga

Toddler (2) mauled to death by leopard in Kruger National Park   –  Rangers then went in search of the offending animal and destroyed it to avoid further attacks. As it seems, they have lost their fear of humans,’ said a park spokesperson.

ANC Lies, Rape and Murder: Maphatsoe says he has all the ‘Shocking’ Files  –  Former deputy minister Kebby Maphatsoe said South Africans would be shocked and the ANC would pay the price should he reveal what really happened in the party’s military camps.

Two Canadian Women Kidnapped From Golf Club In Ghana  –  The Canadians, charity volunteers aged 19 and 20, were taken on Tuesday evening in Kumasi, Ghana’s second city, some 200 kilometres northwest of the capital Accra

Reserve Bank

Ramaphosa puts his foot down amid Reserve Bank spat  – The president’s message is clear: there will be one centre of power, the Union Buildings – and not the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House.

Get the storm gear out, the wave of Ace-led populism on land and Reserve Bank has only started  –  How can so many people be so wrong and so right at the same time? 

Zuma ‘reminds’ ANC what they ‘resolved’ about the Reserve Bank at Nasrec  –  The former president has decided to take a stab at Ramaphosa and his backers as the post-Nasrec divisions in the ruling party continue to play out.

Mkhwebane vs Ramaphosa:

Will Protector fold after court setbacks?  –  Days after being slammed for issuing a Section 7(9) notice to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has issued another notice to President Cyril Ramaphosa.


Anoj Singh was a loose cannon at Transnet, commission hears   –  Transnet former group treasurer Mathane Makgatho testified that ‘smooth operator’ Brian Molefe promised to deal with Singh, but never did.

Business, Money & Economy

SA entrepreneurs sell R22 000 business to global giants for huge dollar figure  –  A small team of Cape Town entrepreneurs who invested R22 000 in 2006 to start up a fledgling business recently saw a phenomenal return on their founding capital when they sold their business to US based organisation Ecolab

IAN MANN REVIEWS: Here’s how to make private equity work for your business  –  Is your company a medium size business and doing well? Does your business have space to grow?

International News

Mexico to deploy forces on Guatemala border  –  Mexico has deployed 6,000 members of its National Guard on its border with Guatemala in an attempt to stem the flow of migrants heading to the US.


World’s Top Surfers Confirmed for Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill  –  More than a dozen of the world’s best surfers are heading to the Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill at Willard Beach from 1-7 July.

Cricket World Cup

TODAY –  Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
TOMORROW – England vs Bangladesh  &  Afghanistan vs New Zealand
SUNDAY – India vs Australia

AB made sensational late retirement U-turn offer  –  Former star Proteas batsman AB de Villiers reportedly made a last-gasp effort to make himself available for South Africa’s Cricket World Cup campaign.


Horror Tackle in World Rugby Under-20 Championship   –  One of the main complaints from fans across the game of rugby currently is the ever-changing tackle laws, and how they are officiated.

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


Apple explains what the death of iTunes means for users  –  The company has explained where users can find their music, videos, podcasts and audio books after iTunes is killed off.

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