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8th July

St Francis & Kouga

Nomads SA Boys Under-17 Championship at St Francis Links.  –  Duminy goes wire-to-wire in Nomads SA Boys U-17

Man arrested for possession of drugs worth over R13K in Humansdorp  –  A man has been arrested in Humansdorp after he was found in possession of a large quantity of drugs on Saturday afternoon,

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

Corona JBay Open & WinterFest

Durban Surfer Beyrick De Vries Wins Wildcard Into Corona Open JBay De Vries is currently the highest placed South African on the World Surf League Qualifying Series, and has been awarded the sought-after wildcard.

JBay Winterfest – Trail Running, Funduro and Fishing – All The Results.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Samsa to investigate Port Elizabeth oil spill  –  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) on Sunday confirmed that an investigation has been launched after up to 400 litres of oil spilled into Port Elizabeth sea while a vessel was refuelling.

National & African News

Mandla Maseko: Would-be African astronaut dies in road crash   – Mandla Maseko who beat a million people to win a sub-orbital trip that could have seen him become the first black African in space has been killed in a motorcycle crash. 

‘No government guarantee to bail out cash-strapped SABC’: Mboweni   –  Finance minister Tito Mboweni declined to give the cash-strapped SABC a much-needed government guarantee in order for the public broadcaster to stay on air.

Nuclear chair resigns as governance crisis boils on  –  Necsa chairman Rob Adam, who served jail time for sabotage of the Koeberg nuclear plant in the 1980s, falls on his sword.

Manager ‘thrown into fire’ during violent ‘farm invasion’ in KZN   –  A farm manager in KwaZulu-Natal was hospitalised with burns on Saturday after “violent thugs” invaded a farm, set it alight and allegedly threw him into the flames.

Mkhwebane vs Pravin

Public Protector vs Pravin Gordhan: It is also a matter of perception  –  The battle between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the public enterprises minister appears to be entering its final stages. 


PIC Commission

All eyes on Mpati Commission with expectations of explosive revelations  –  The PIC Commission of Inquiry into impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is running out of time to probe some of the major transactions 

Business, Money & Economy

South Africa’s new expat tax – 5 of the most important questions answered   –  From March 2020, South Africans living and working abroad will find themselves at the centre of new tax legislation.

Ten years and counting …  –  Can the argument be made that the longest bull market in history still has a way to run?

International News

Trump hits back over UK ambassador’s leaked memos  – US president criticises Kim Darroch, saying he ‘has not served Britain well’

Cricket World Cup

Ottis’ awkwardly mixed World Cup messages  –  The Proteas coach says he doesn’t want to make any excuses for the failures in England … and then kinda does.


More players older than 30 than younger left in men’s fourth round at Wimbledon  –  When the championships resume on Monday, the men’s fourth round will feature more players older than 30 than younger for the first time in the Open era.


USA’s Megan Rapinoe says equal pay talk must ‘move to the next step’  –  Megan Rapinoe called for the conversation on equal pay to move forward after she helped USA to retain the World Cup.

Kids Gaming

Parents urged to play online games with kids to better understand risks and rewards  –  “We’re encouraging parents to do something that may well go against their nature and have a go – get involved,” says a charity.

Emotional Eating

You’re going to want to steal these expert tips to help curb emotional eating  – At some point, you’ve probably looked down and realised you could see the bottom of that bag of popcorn


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