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Thursday 11th October

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

Our Communities need to be safe -The residents of Ward 5 in Humansdorp made it clear at the IDP meeting last night that they feel unsafe on their streets and in their homes.

Hawks raid Nelson Mandela Bay municipality – Newly appointed mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Mongameli Bobani, received an unexpected visit to his office from the Hawks this week

Port Elizabeth home owner shoots alleged robber dead – A Port Elizabeth home owner shot and killed a suspected robber who was allegedly trying to break into his Bethelsdorp home during the early hours of Wednesday

National (South Africa & Africa) News

The Shivambu Brothers and the Great VBS Heist – The EFF and its Deputy President Floyd Shivambu have benefited financially from the VBS Mutual Bank scandal, sources claim.

Heads must roll over ‘alarming’ VBS Mutual Bank report – ANC – The ANC has welcomed a final investigation report into large-scale fraud at VBS Mutual Bank, saying heads must roll where there was any wrongdoing.

#TimothyOmotoso: Court hears victim’s account of sex abuse, fear and threats – Cheryl Zondi, 22, on Wednesday laid bare the details of the horrific sexual abuse she suffered as a teenager allegedly at the hands of Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso

The mystery of the student trying to leave South Africa with R9m – It remains to be seen whether the 22-year-old student caught trying to leave South Africa with over R9 million in US dollars will reveal where she got the funds from.

WATCH: Pedestrian mowed down by taxi driving in the wrong lane – A taxi driving on the wrong side of the road knocked over a pedestrian in morning traffic in Sharonlea, Johannesburg

WATCH | Robbers get their slice as gun-wielding duo rob pizza joint – Customers who popped into a Johannesburg pizza shop to grab a bite found their dinner interrupted when a pair of gun-wielding criminals entered the premises.


Hogan, Gordhan state capture testimony moved to November – Lawyers for the State Capture commission applied for the postponement of testimony by former Public Enterprises Minister, Barbara Hogan

Business, Money & Economy

New York’s key stock indices dropped sharply on Wednesday as a cocktail of anxieties weighed on market sentiment.

International News

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US – The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs.


Cape Town Surfriders win Freedom Cup at SA Junior Surfing Championships in Jeffreys Bay – The 2018 Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Championships ended at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay with the Cape Town Surfriders team successfully defending the coveted Freedom Cup


Referees confirmed for Springboks’ November Tests – Australian referee Angus Gardner will take charge of the Springboks’ opening Test of the Rugby Championship, against England at Twickenham on November 3.


Gaming rages on in SA – The rAge gaming expo last weekend pointed the way to a booming computer games industry in the country.


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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