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Thursday 10th January

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Community joins in to search for missing pet – The St Francis Animal Loving Community came together yesterday when a group searched an area from St Francis to Rebelsrus looking for a missing much loved dog.

St Francis Bay’s Amika makes it a triple for the 2018 MARINA MILE – St Francis Bay swimmer Amika De Jager, together with Henre Louw from Pretoria, stamped their mark on the Marina Mile by winning the event for third time in a row.

Woodridge achieves 100% pass – WOODRIDGE College, close to Jeffreys Bay, achieved a 100% pass rate in the Independent Examination Board (IEB) matric exams for 2018

Elderly woman beaten during robbery – An elderly Port Elizabeth woman was beaten and her small dog killed during a house robbery in Central on Wednesday morning.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Runaway Overberg fire started by a flare caused rejuvenation and scorched earth – The New Year fire in the Overberg burnt a fynbos area that needed a good burn, but also burnt areas that have burnt too often,

DA consulting lawyers on ANC ‘stealing’ their election slogan – The party says it was the first to use the phrase ‘One South Africa for All’ and the ANC is being dishonest by using it.

‘We are condemning it’: Alleged racism probed at #SchweizerReneke school – “We are not sure whether is fake or real, if it’s real we are condemning it, we say not during this era, we cannot really accept it. 

Woolworths recalls ‘stolen’ baby carrier design and apologises – Retail giant Woolworths has finally broken its silence over accusations that it had copied a locally manufactured baby carrier – and has decided to remove it from the store.

Man dies while trying to save girl, 13, from drowning at sea – A 29-year-old man has died, while two other people have been transported to hospital following a drowning incident at Wolfgat Nature Reserve on Wednesday.

WATCH: ‘It’s not heroism, it’s compassion’: Two who saved man from drowning insist they aren’t heroes – Two young men put their own lives at risk to save a stranger from drowning at a Western Cape beach on New Year’s Day.

#Elections 2019

Mzwanele Manyi: Valuable addition to Parliament’s back benches – or a Gupta stooge in the house? – Mzwanele Manyi has quit the ANC and announced that he has joined the newly minted African Transformation Movement party. 


Land Expropriation Bill explained –  In an article published in late December, Phillip de Wet writing in Business Insider lays ot parts of the bill in an easy read showing the Bill is not as onerous as some would believe.

Business, Money & Economy

Understanding the National Minimum Wage Act – Barring a few exceptions, the national minimum wage is R20 an hour.

International News

The president has been accused of throwing a “temper tantrum” as the US government shutdown enters its 19th day

Brexit: Second Commons defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours – Rebel Conservative MPs have joined forces with Labour to inflict a fresh blow on Theresa May’s government in a Commons Brexit vote.


Surfer survives shark attack, gets 50 stitches – A surfer suffered leg bites but survived a shark attack on California’s Central Coast after kicking the massive fish away.


Bok hooker’s daring plan to keep local players in SA – Schalk Brits, a business graduate, has his own interesting view on how SA Rugby can mitigate the player drain. But the cash-strapped government won’t like it…

The Universe

Astronomers are hoping the discovery will provide an insight into the birth of galaxies more than 12 billion years ago.

Kouga Enjoys Bumper Season

Compliments have been pouring in for Kouga Municipality in the wake of a successful festive season.While the overall visitor tally is...

A Caring Community

Community joins in to search for missing petThe St Francis Animal Loving Community came together yesterday when a group searched an area...

When Four Pounds earned 8p

Movie Ticket Prices Set To RocketAn article in ‘MyBroadBand’ titled ‘Massive movie ticket price hikes in South Africa’ prompted me to...

Blues and a Picnic

Blues on the River Picnic with Gerald Clark After touring Eastern Europe for a several years Gerald Clark is bringing his band from the...

Recycling – a success story

Make it a permanent Recycling Facility Please Mr MayorThe temporary recycling depot proved a huge success over the season. It was...

Cell C Goodwave Surf Contest Surfers Names Announced

St Francis & JBay Surfers in lineup The event organisers of the 2019 Cell C Goodwave have announced the invited surfers for the...

R2000 reward for missing dog

Much loved Oakley missing in RebelsrusSt Francis Animal Rescue has asked St Francis Today to publish this plea for anyone who may have...

Meths arrest in JBay

Police arrests suspects with over R300,000 TikPolice arrested four suspects in possession of crystal methamphetamine  (commonly known as...

And so it is back to work

As a great season draws to a close, a happy, wonderful and successful 2019 to all SFT readers!After 13 days not following the news at...

Lyons Group Yellowtail December Competition

News from Port St Francis Ski Boat And Yacht Club 23 boats with 87 anglers, 14  Juniors and 4 Ladies.The competition was run over 2 days...

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