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Thursday 1st November

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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Bennie Bosch escapes serious electrical shock – Kouga Municipality Electrical Services Area Engineer, Bennie Bosch, was badly shocked whilst working at restoring power to St Francis on Tuesday

Millions for Coastal Upgrades –  Millions for dune rehabilitation and coastal upgrades at St Francis Bay and Oyster Bay.

Municipality to get tough on debtors – Kouga Municipality is stepping up its efforts to collect outstanding services and rates monies 

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Public protector asks Ramaphosa to discipline Gigaba – Busisiwe Mkhwebane agrees with the finding that the home affairs minister lied under oath and violated the constitution.

Explosive report exposes massive corruption and implicates over 20 senior cops – No wonder SAPS wanted a closed SCOPA session on Tuesday.

De Lille wants DA to pay for application to set aside controversial report – The City of Cape Town and the DA are the respondents, and De Lille wants the DA to pay the costs of the application

Two men to be charged for Pete Mihalik’s murder – The suspects‚ aged 26 and 31‚ will also be charged with the attempted murder of Mihalik’s eight-year-old son‚

‘It’s like a dream come true’, says sister about looming release of ex-SANDF colonel jailed in South Sudan –  former South African National Defence Force colonel who was imprisoned in South Sudan for more than two years.

Business, Money & Economy

And here is the (British) news of a South African fuel price drop, and other matters economic – A petrol price decrease is on the cards for November. That was not announced in Parliament during Wednesday’s Q&A of economic portfolio ministers, including Energy Minister Jeff Radebe

International News

It is the first public confirmation by a Turkish official that The Washington Post columnist was strangled and dismembered.

Nearly 100 women have claimed to be a victim of the Hollywood producer in a class-action lawsuit, which has now been expanded.



George wary of Springbok ‘talisman’ MarxJamie George says England must nullify talisman hooker Malcolm Marx in order to beat South Africa in their first November Test on Saturday.

Climate change:

Oceans ‘soaking up more heat than estimated’ – Researchers say that the world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years.

Tops are Tops and Fill her Up!

Some local news on awards and a fuel warningNo the price of petrol and diesel is not about to go up but the filling station is about to...

Traditional Storyteller for KougaBook Festival Author Day

Added author a reason to bring the kids!The KougaBook Literary Festival will host an Author Day at the St Francis Links on...

Clean-up drive across Kouga

Kouga Municipality has been intensifying efforts to clean up illegal dumping sites across the region. Community Services Portfolio...

Pure decadence

But oh so delishChocolate heaven arrived in St Francis Bay last week when the Chocoholix shop finally opened after weeks of frustrating...

Grannies Pool II

Closing the Grannies Pool slipway was not as one reader has suggested, a clandestine plot by the organisers of the SRA to extract money...

Multidisciplinary operation in Jeffreys Bay

Motorists slapped with fines worth nearly R49 000A multidisciplinary approached  operation conducted on Wednesday (14/11) yielded...

Grannies Pool Slipway

Did Kouga Municipality keep it quiet anticipating objections?Interesting that the slipway at Grannies Pool has been shut down without...

KougaBook Festival to Host Author Day

Promoting  reading Yesterday we featured Sue Rae Fox's launch of her fourth book 'Where the Truth Lies'. Today at the bottom of today\s...

St Francis Author Launches New Novel

Susan Rae Fox so very well known for her dedication to the welfare of  the cats and dogs of Sea Vista as Chair of St Francis Animal...

New Principal For St Francis College

VETERAN Eastern Cape educator Warwick Osmond will take up the reins as headmaster at top private primary school, St Francis College, in...

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