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Tuesday 9th April

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What’s on in St Francis This Easter  –  Something for everyone this Easter Long weekend


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 National & African News

White Zim farmers accept R238m interim payment for land compensation   –  Former white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe who had their land expropriated under the fast track land reform programme in the early 2000’s have accepted government’s offer of an interim payment of RTGS$53m (R238m at current exchange rates).

SAPS Wars Part 3: Bheki Cele, Robert McBride and the mysterious Mr Marimuthu   – What’s behind the fallout between Robert McBride and Bheki Cele – and the ANC? Robert McBride’s testimony at the Zondo commission later this week will answer some questions

Gaddafi millions: SA will investigate if Libya wants it to   –  Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu says her department will probe allegations that late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s loot of millions made its way from Nkandla’s bunker to Eswatini – if the Libyan government wants it to do so.

Transport dept to focus on arresting drunk drivers over Easter period   –  Transport Minister Blade Nzimande on Monday said that his department would be focusing on alcohol abuse in an effort to curb drunk driving over the Easter period.


The problems with Eskom’s load shedding plan   –  Sometimes bad luck arrives all at once, and hoping that it won’t this winter is naïve.

Warning: Expect the worst blackouts yet as Eskom hits a new crisis   –  Many Zimbabweans take rolling blackouts in South Africa as a sign that its southern neighbour will ultimately decline as it has. This is because Zimbabweans sat in the dark for extended periods for years before the wheels really came off the economy. 


Zondo, SAPS, McBride and the anatomy of the capture of South Africa’s law enforcement cluster   – If SAPS top leadership were a horse, we would have to take it out back and shoot it.


Integrity committee to decide if anyone on ANC list must step aside, says Mbalula   –  ANC elections head Fikile Mbalula says none of the ANC candidates for the national assembly contravenes electoral laws.

IEC dismisses public’s objections against BLF’s Mngxitama and Maasdorp   –  The party continues to fight a battle against FF+ to contest elections, though time may be running out to keep them off the ballot in May.


In Ramaphosa we trust: Why I will vote ANC   – I do this more as a South African than as a member of the ANC. I do this in the belief that President Ramaphosa will complete the process he has started of purging of corruption

Business, Money & Economy

ANC elective conference behind rush to list Ayo, inquiry hears   –  Witnesses before the commission say Survè was afraid that he would not have influence over the PIC and its funds after the Nasrec conference.

International News

Israel election: PM Netanyahu seeks record fifth term   –  Israelis have begun voting in the country’s most closely-fought general election in years.


Jordy Smith Finishes Third at WSL Championship Tour Opener in Australia   –  South Africa’s Jordy Smith (Durban) finished third overall to jumpstart his 2019 world title campaign and possible qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games.


Many happy returns as No.1 Rose’s caddie back at Masters   –  Justin Rose was excited to reclaim golf’s world number one ranking on Monday but the most meaningful comeback for him this week at the Masters is by caddie Mark Fulcher.

Masters: Tiger Woods’ first major – from mixing with stars to Monday history class   –  Tiger Woods was underwhelmed by his first glimpse of Augusta National.

Rise Again Elliot

Twitter reacts to Zim media reports claiming Elliot Moyo has passed on   – Most social media users don’t believe the reports, saying there could be yet another resurrection miracle on the way.

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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...