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Monday 9th September

St Francis & Kouga News

Man drowns in surf at Main Beach Jeffreys Bay  –  During an NSRI Junior Academy routine lifeguard training, NSRI Jeffreys Bay were alerted by the public reporting to have had lost sight of a person swimming at Main Beach

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Mabuyane “concerned” about state of NMB Metro  –  The ANC’s Eastern Cape chairperson, Lubabalo Mabuyane, has presented a dim picture about the state of governance in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

Teenager details kidnapping in Facebook post, police say  –  A kidnapping case has been opened after a 15-year-old girl was allegedly abducted in the Eastern Cape.


South African Women Remain in Contention After Day 2 of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan  –  The three women in the Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South African Surfing team all remained in contention for higher honours

Mercedes-Benz South African Surfing Team off to Good Start at Historic ISA World Surfing Games in Japan  –  Bianca Buitendag and Sarah Baum both progressed directly to the next round with runner-up finishes in the their opening heats

St Francis Features In Provincial Tourism Awards

Congratulations to Cape St Francis Resort for their Beach Break accommodation winning the provincial Lilizela Award in the Self Catering Shared Accommodation Category. Beach Break was a National winner in 2018.And congratulations too to...

Some is what is on this Calamari Weekend

Some of the events that are on at the annual Calamari Festival this weekend

International delegates to plant 100 trees

One hundred trees are set to be planted at the Kruisfontein Multisport Complex in Humansdorp this October when municipalities from across the world will be in Kouga for an international climate change workshop. Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio...

Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior 2019 Presented By BOS Heads for Cape St Francis This Weekend

Event: Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior 2019 Status: WSL JQS 1,000 rated events for U18 Boys & Girls, SAST events for U16 & U14 Boys & Girls, and U12 Boys & Girls. Venue: Seal Point, Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape Dates: September...

Kouga Municipality saves big on phones

Kouga Municipality has slashed its annual Telkom bill by a massive 76% over the past two years. Kouga Corporate Services Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu said the savings were made possible by the upgrade of the municipal private automatic...

Top Seeds Join the Lineup in Beautiful Conditions at Azores Airlines Pro

PRAIA DE SANTA BARBARA, Sao Miguel - Azores Islands (Wednesday, September 18, 2018) -  The Azores Islands Pro resumed in picture-perfect conditions on the morning of Day 2 with three-to-four foot waves and a glassy lineup. The remaining 12 heats...

NSRI in action in Cape St Francis and Port Elizabeth

NSRI St Francis BayNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated last Tuesday afternoon following a request for a tow from a crew on a 4.2 meter inflatable boat reporting a faulty fuel line that caused a small fire aboard their boat.The...

Kouga searches underground for pothole solutions

Could a mining solution be a way forward toa more permanent solution to repairing portholes?Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said the municipality would be piloting a new pothole filler similar to shotcrete used underground in...

A heartfelt letter of appreciation to the St Francis Community

Cathy Lethbridge thanks friends and community for the support the family has received in their time of grief"To all of my dear friends, colleagues and the wonderful community that is St FrancisI cannot adequately express my gratitude to...

Local youth pass tough lifeguard exam

Eighteen new professional lifeguards have been added to Kouga’s pool.The 18 youngsters, including top junior surfers Angelo Faulkner and Jeremy van Wyk, passed their final lifesaving exams with flying colours at Jeffreys Bay on...


National & African News

Looting, attacks and fire: Deadly Joburg unrest spills over to Malvern  –  Looting, attacks and fire: Deadly Joburg unrest spills over to Malvern

Police arrest KZN man for inciting attacks on foreigners via Facebook  –  A 27-year-old man has been arrested by KwaZulu-Natal police for allegedly inciting attacks on foreign nationals – even identifying them by name – in Underberg.

One dead, 16 arrested in attacks in Joburg  –  Gauteng SAPS said that one person died after being stabbed and five people were injured. Sixteen people have been arrested . 

Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe feud over late leader’s burial site  –  His family does not want the late president to be laid at the country’s National Heroes Acre, preferring a family shrine in keeping with his last wishes.


The VBS aftermath: ‘If we speak, they will kill us’  –  The favourite line of fraudsters and tax cheats is that it’s victimless crime – just ask the State Capture players.

VBS Theft, Money Laundering & Life’s Little Luxuries: Julius Malema’s time of spending dangerously   –  The lifestyle and political aspirations of EFF president Julius Malema were also funded from the R16m robbed from VBS Mutual Bank.


Can government fund measures to tackle gender-based violence?  –  President says state will find the money.

Missing UKZN student Natasha Conabeer dropped, alive but unconscious, on doorstep of her home  –  The student’s mother says doctors are doing everything they can for her, she is still unconscious.

Bathabile Dlamini says women are treated as statistics, not humans – report  – Dlamini was speaking at the funeral of the four children killed by hanging by their father.


Gendered violence: A state of emergency  –  A state of emergency is a radical suspension of the regular legal framework.

Business, Money & The Economy

The tax revolt is well under way, with expats already cutting their Sars ties  –  According to a tax expert, this is ‘giving Sars heart palpitations’ as it tries to make up billions of rands in revenue collection.

Too little, too late  –  South Africans are failing themselves when it comes to retirement planning.

Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER


No-deal Brexit delay bill to become law as Boris Johnson ‘impeachment’ floated  –  Opposition parties will plot their next move ahead of the PM pushing again for an election and suspending parliament for a month.

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas defends hurricane response  –  Authorities in the Bahamas have defended their response to Hurricane Dorian after it hit the island last week. 


US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title  –  Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev’s exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals.

Rugby players could die live on TV, warns Warburton  –  Former Wales and British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton believes top level rugby players are at risk of death unless more is done to make the game safer.

This & That

SA-developed ‘flying boomerang’ will revolutionise aircraft design  –  Aeronautical engineer Malcolm Brown says the revolutionary Flying V will see passengers actually sitting in the wings.

Humpback whales learn new songs as they migrate, scientists say –  Researchers record a “hybrid of two songs” at a newly-discovered stopover, suggesting the whales may be learning new songs.

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