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8th August

St Francis & Kouga

To all the ladies in St Francis & Kouga Region have a wonderful Woman’s Day

More muscle for Ocean View crime-fighters  –  COMMUNITY efforts to fight crime in Ocean View, Jeffreys Bay have been strengthened through Kouga Municipality’s Ward Development Fund. –  MAYBE THIS COULD BE EXTENDED TO SEA VISTA

Man dies after St Francis Bay house robbery

A manhunt is underway for two men who robbed an elderly coule in their house in Sardinia Road, St Francis in the early evening...

Kouga Municipality calling for LED Lighting

SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LED STREETLIGHTS AND FLOODLIGHTSProspective Service Providers are hereby invited to submit tenders for the Supply...

New St Francis Today News Page Layout

To keep abreast with reader preferences we have changed our news layout to accommodate a growing readership that reads the news on their...

Sea Vista Primary School hosts for this year’s District Level WOW spelling competition

There was great excitement on July 23rd at Sea Vista Primary School, in St Francis Bay, the hosts for this year’s District Level WOW ...

Scientific paper on flora of Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay Nature Reserves

Our Seal Point scientist Richard Cowling and his colleague Adriaan Grobler from Port Elizabeth together with three of our local citizen...

Four injured crewman patient evacuated off a ship

Yesterday morning (7th August) NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew, accompanied by our NSRI station doctor and EC Government Health EMS rescue...

Plettenberg Bay NSRI finalists for International Award

Congratulations to our NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteers for being chosen as finalists in the 2019 International Maritime Rescue...

Rocky Coast Housing Development

The proponent, Rocky Coast Farm (Pty) Ltd, proposes the residential development of a portion of Portions 78 and 79of Farm Ongegunde...

Crime down in St Francis according to SAPS

SAPS report that the downward trend in the number of crimes reported has continued and attribute this to the deterrent effect of the...

Whale assisted in a disentanglement operation off Port Alfred

SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Port Alfred aboard two NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue craft, Lotto...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Four injured crewman patient evacuated off a ship  –  NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew, aboard the sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft to rendezvous with a bulk carrier approaching Port Elizabeth 

EC boy drowns as ADM strikers allegedly sabotage water infrastructure  –  An eight-year-old Eastern Cape boy has drowned in a canal in the Great Kei region while drawing water for his family.

Spike in vigilante killings in Port Elizabeth – says the police  –  There has been a spike in vigilante killings in Port Elizabeth, say the police.

Duo nabbed with stolen cables worth R300K in Nelson Mandela Bay  –  Port Elizabeth police dog Max from the K9 Unit apprehended two suspected cable thieves in Bethelsdorp,

Best Read

Ramaphosa vs Mkhwebane: Bad moon rising for the public protector?  –  In fights such as these, it can be vitally important to get all legal technicalities absolutely correct. Now, apparent mistakes on her part are coming back to haunt her.

National & African News

The thin blue line between cop and crook is narrower than ever  –  More than 4,000 police officers have criminal records, largely due to government not implementing provisions of the National Development Plan

Company that allegedly gifted cattle to Zuma refuses to provide report detailing contracts worth R600m  –  Cmpany t has refused to provide the national government with a report on all the contracts it has undertaken for the North West government

Two nabbed with abalone worth R4m in Hermanus  –  Police arrested two foreign nationals and seized abalone worth R4 million during a raid at a premises in Hermanus

600 taken in for document checks as police raid Joburg CBD   –  Gauteng premier David Makhura has confirmed that at least 600 people were taken in by police on Wednesday to verify whether they are in the country legally.- 

Lead investigator in Gumede case survives hit in Germiston   –  The investigator was ambushed outside his home in Germiston last Friday, where he was shot and wounded.

CLAIMED: R23m lotto winner claims jackpot just before it expires  –  The winner of the Lotto Jackpot valued at R23 744 139 has claimed their prize just two months before the ticket expired,


Secret details of the land deal that brought the IFP into the 94 poll  –  How did 2.8-million hectares administered by the KwaZulu homeland end up in a trust with the Zulu king as its trustee?

Mkhwebane vs Ramaphosa

Judge to rule on Ramaphosa vs. Mkhwebane battle over Gordhan  –  The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will today rule on the urgent application brought by President Cyril Ramaphosa against the Public Protector


Eskom pension scam: Molefe must pay back the money  –  The story of Brian Molefe’s R30-million pension bonanza is one of greed and mismanagement.

Business, Money & Economy

How bad is the foreign selling of SA assets?  –  Over the last week a fair deal of concern has been raised about foreign selling of South African bonds.

Kuga deaths: Ford SA initiates settlement negotiations  –  National Consumer Commission had planned to prosecute

International News

New rebel bid to halt no-deal Brexit amid fury at PM’s enforcer  – Alarm is mounting about Dominic Cummings and his willingness to defy parliament


Beast and the boys force their way into Boks’ ‘A-team’  –  It says much that the only changes Rassie Erasmus made for the meeting with Argentina is his replacement front row two weeks ago against the All Blacks.

Chernobyl vodka:

First consumer product made in exclusion zone  –  “It’s the only bottle in existence – I tremble when I pick it up,” says Prof Jim Smith, gingerly lifting a bottle of Atomik grain spirit.

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