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Thursday 9th May

St Francis & Kouga

Full classrooms at Talhado to kick off the year – The school started off the year with a full contingent of 90 learners.

Santa Says Selective Lighting are making Fridays extra special at St Francis Links. –  And he also says its almost time for the 2019 PGA

Have your Say & Collo’s Blog

Not so indelible, indelible ink   –  Quite an interesting question came up during an Election Commission press briefing late yesterday afternoon. 

African Surf Adventure Awaits at Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill

The Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill will be an African surf adventure for surfers and spectators alike. The 51st edition of the world’s...

Kouga set to benefit from International Tourism programme

Seven students from around the globe are set to help grow Kouga's Tourism industry.The students, who hail from seven different countries...

Some options for your morning cuppa

Coffee lovers are a little short on options of where to enjoy their cup of java, or Earl Grey for that matter, with both Rambling Rose...

A little thought for your fellow being!

There was a rather heated ‘conversation’ started on one of the social media streams yesterday with regard to walking and cycling paths...

Empowering Sea Vista’s Young ‘Ladies’

When youth are “empowered,” they have the skills, critical awareness, and opportunities to positively impact their own lives and the...

Live-streaming of Council meetings in the pipeline

The Kouga Council is set to take transparency to the next level by live-streaming its meetings over the internet.Kouga Speaker Hattingh...

SMS service to improve day-to-day communication with ratepayers and residents.

Kouga Residents asked to update their contact infoRESIDENTS who would like to receive their account balances via SMS are asked to update...

NSRI report a fatal drowning at Kenton-On-Sea

NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated on Sunday afternoon following reports of a drowning in progress at Kenton-On-Sea main...

Kromme Descent – almost a Déjà Vu moment

This time last year we published an article on St Francis Today titled ‘Kromme River Descent – A Great Event’.The article started...

What’s on in St Francis this weekend

The big event of the weekend is undoubtedly the Kromme Descent swimming event that sets off just below the gorge on the Kromme River...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

National & African News

Defiant Khoisan group ‘swears in’ their own leader of SA   –  In an act of defiance, a small group of Khoisan chose election day to symbolically inaugurate their own chosen leader of South Africa.

Elephant, giraffe and vulture electrocuted at Kruger National Park   –  SANParks said an elephant, giraffe and a vulture were electrocuted after an Eskom power line collapsed inside the Kruger National Park (KNP).  

Zimbabwe High Court declares opposition leader Nelson Chamisa illegitimate   –  The MDC has countered that the ruling is an attempt by the ruling Zanu-PF to destabilise the opposition.


Follow all the 2019 election results live right here!  – Keep track of the results in The Citizen’s live electoral map.


24LIVE BLOG –  All the news, opinion and analysis around the South African General Elections 2019 as it happens

Five post-election economic milestones to watch   –  Unless the government adopts market-friendly economic policies that stimulate growth and job creation, the 2024 national election is likely to be a fraught affair.

#SAElections2019: Numerous hiccups cause headache for Western Cape IEC  –  The DA and the ANC in the Western Cape have confirmed that they have filed a number of complaints to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) over the elections.

Business, Money & Economy

Property slowdown beckons as next risk for emerging markets   –  As growth worries and trade war jitters threaten to spoil any rebound for emerging markets in 2019, property markets are shaping up as a critical element to monitor for further signs of gloom.

Steinhoff says Jooste got $2.4m bonus without approvals  –  Payout not approved by the human resources and remuneration committee nor by the supervisory board.

Hackers make off with £31m in Bitcoin heist from Binance exchange  –  About 2% of the cryptocurrency exchange’s total holdings were stolen by hackers in what the company said was a patient attack.

International News

US House panel holds Attorney General William Barr in contempt   –  US Attorney General William Barr should be held in contempt of Congress, the House of Representatives judiciary committee has ruled.


Champions League: All-English final as Tottenham Hotspur beat Ajax  –  Defender Danny Rose says the Spurs players “saw Liverpool last night and it just goes to show it’s not over until it’s over”.

Super Rugby, Round 13 – Part One   –  The Crusaders may be on a road trip to South Africa, but Friday is earmarked for two crucial derby matches.


UK drones map Chernobyl’s ‘Red Forest’  –  Chernobyl’s “Red Forest” – one of the most radioactive locations on Earth – has just been surveyed by UK scientists using a suite of drones.

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