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Monday 8th April

Local News & Blog

Kids take a pledge to keep it clean  –  Recycling is at last being practiced with greater enthusiasm by local residents who seem to be adopting a positive recycling mindset. 

Legendary Eastern Cape catamaran builder says it is time for new blood at St Francis Marine   –  Industry pioneer Duncan Lethbridge is retiring from active management of St Francis Marine to make way for a new management team for St Francis Marine.

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Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Hankey, Patensie water quotas up for review   –  Despite good rains Kouga Dam levels continue to fall and the dam presently is at just 47.15% (4 April)

Deceased Ironman competitors identified   –  The two competitors who died following the swim leg of the Ironman African Championship at Hobie Beach, in Port Elizabeth, have been identified.

 National & African News

Msimanga lays criminal charges against ANC for allegedly inciting Alexandra violence   –  The party alleges the once-legitimate protest is being hijacked by ANC councillors intent on destabilising the DA government.

Ramaphosa may head to Zondo commission to testify   –  The Alexandra protest has shown that the DA might not possess the skills and attention it needs to lead

South African ministers turn xenophobia on its head   – African ambassadors are confronted with all the crimes committed by their nationals in South Africa.

McBride to head up anti-corruption ‘Ethics unit’   – Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) boss Robert McBride is set to make a spectacular return to the public service as head of a strategic government anti-corruption technical unit.

Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions in Kruger National Park   –  A human skull found in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is believed to be that of a man killed by an elephant and then devoured by a pride of lions



Dukwana testimony could once and for all lift information sluices on Magashule’s captured Free State   –  A former Free State MEC Mxolisi Dukwana’s introductory testimony on Friday marked an important expansion of the body of graft allegations to be considered by the Zondo Commission.


‘It’s not the right time to vote’ – one party on why its not contesting this election    –  “If parties care about escalating levels of poverty, escalating levels of inequality, escalating levels of corruption, then we need to postpone the elections.”

Voting for ANC is telling them it’s okay to steal from us, says Mmusi Maimane   –  DA leader Mmusi Maimane believes a one-party dominant state is one of the reasons for state capture.


Mthethwa, why not also blame apes coming down from trees for Mahlangu’s hanging?    –  The arts and culture minister claimed yesterday that early Cape settlers were ‘directly’ responsible for the anti-apartheid militant’s execution.

Business, Money & Economy

Harvesting low-hanging fruit will not lift Sars out of the doldrums   –  Internal cracks were developing before Moyane.

International News

British woman faces Dubai jail over Facebook ‘horse’ insult   –  A British woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai for calling her ex-husband’s new wife a “horse” on Facebook, campaigners have said.

Theresa May: There are things I agree on with Labour over Brexit   –  With further talks with Labour expected this week, the prime minister says delivering Brexit will need compromise on both sides.


All the weekend’s Super Rugby highlights    –  WATCH all the highlights from the weekend’s Round Eight Super Rugby matches.


Facebook’s South Africa problem: Just what exactly is ‘white nationalism’?   –  But what exactly is ‘white nationalism’ and how would it apply in South Africa? Turns out, it’s a work in progress.

Snakes Alive!

Team in Florida captures huge python using tracking devices   – Researchers in Florida using a new approach to combating a destructive invasion by enormous pythons have captured one of the biggest ever, a 17-foot-long (5.2 meters) specimen large enough to eat a deer, they said.

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What’s on over Easter

Thursday 18th Maudy Service at The Combined Church -  6:00pm at Combined Church Burger 'n Beer at Full Stop Cafe in Cape St Francis...

Kids need help to become champs

Sponsorship is being sought for Karate Kids to travel to SA Champs Local Sensei Phil Jankes has been working miracles at his small dojo...


All you need to know about this amazing event being held at Cape St Francis Resort on Saturday 20th AprilScroll to the end for all the details on...

Patensie wins EC round of Kwêla Town of the Year

A second Kouga town is in the running for the coveted Kwêla Town of the Year title. Patensie was named the winner of the East Cape round...

What bylaws exist on fishing at swimming beaches?

Continuing with the concern on fishing tackle and the imjuries it causes our wildlife, birdlife, domestic pets and potentially our kids,...

BLOG – Two of the ‘Greatest Comebacks Ever’ in sport?

It truly was a weekend filled with sport and certainly two amazing comebacks ... BUT!If  you are a sport fanatic there was barely a...

Some weekend information for you

A few bits of information you may need to know for the upcoming weekend.Warning : Road Closure !!Motorists are advised that the entrance...

Free Roadworthy Test ahead of Easter Weekend

Free Testing but Traffic Department closed over long weekendsKouga Municipality’s Traffic Department will once again be helping...

Fish kill causes alarm at Seekoei estuary

An emergency application is due to be submitted to the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT)...

Inspirational Talk by the actress who survived a near-fatal 18 metre plunge

Your chance to meet ex-actress, Gaynor Young when she visits St Francis BaySt Francis Animal Rescue is delighted to announce that Gaynor...