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Thursday 14th June

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

Two more World Title Holders in also in the Line Up for the SA Canoe Marathon Champs – Two of more of South Africa’s finest paddlers will be in the line up over the weekend, both on the K2 category

Secure stall at Kouga Humansdorp Lentefees – APPLY now for a stall at the first ever Kouga Humansdorp Lentefees at Nico Malan High School to be held from August 31 to September 1.

Nelson Mandela Bay municipality finally passes its budget after 4th attempt – The fourth sitting of a special council meeting to pass the next year’s financial budget was finally successful.

Congratulations NSRI Station 21 St Francis Bay on being named The Best RIB Station of the year 2017


National (South Africa & Africa) News

Big winter storm eyeing Western Cape – An intense cold front is set to hit the Western Cape and the western parts of the Northern Cape on Thursday morning bringing wintry weather to parts of western South Africa.

Toddler found lying over baby sister after both die in Cape Town blaze – Little Zaythoon Brandt, 2, whose remains lay sprawled over her baby sister Zaynura after the flames that killed them had been doused, appeared to have been trying to shield her 7-month-old sister.

Debating Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold the office of Public Protector while kicking the can beyond the 2019 elections – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s appearance before Parliament’s justice committee on Wednesday left more questions than answers.

Return the land or face a ‘revolution’: Malema – EFF leader Julius Malema has warned that land must be returned to black people or things will get ugly.

WATCH | Explainer: How are cash-in-transit heists pulled off? – Since the beginning of 2018, South Africa has seen a high number of cash-in-transit heists. Exactly how do these brazen gangs operate and manage to pull off a heist?


Just when we thought we had seen the back of him he is again delighting journalists around South African giving them fodder to feed on so we though why not give him his own little spot until he finally goeas way for good.

SA’s future balanced on a knife-edge as Zuptoids regroupObservers and analysts are having a field day predicting whether a Ramaphoric or Zuptoidal ANC will win at the 2019 hustings.

‘Zuma-aligned’ ANC members scupper KZN capital council sitting – Their unprecedented absence led to fears that the Msunduzi municipality is heading for a collapse due to infighting among ANC councillors.

Business, Money & Economy

May transaction data shows an economy in poor stead – Further contraction in the second quarter could put South Africa into another technical recession.

International News

Twelve buildings surrounding the tower were illuminated at 12.54am on Thursday – exactly a year after the first 999 call was made.

Fight brews in Canada over home grown pot – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a political challenge to his marijuana legalization bill Wednesday as a fight brewed over whether Canadians should be allowed to grow marijuana at home.


Beast Mtawarira: the history-making ‘Shona Springbok’ – There is no bigger patriot than the Zimbabwe-born prop, who’ll play his 100th Test this weekend. But petty politics almost denied him the honour.

The six South Africans to look out for at the US Open – A South African hasn’t won golf’s traditional second major since 2004. There’s always hope but that drought looks set to continue at Shinnecock Hills.

High-Climbing Raccoon Finally Reaches Top Of St. Paul Skyscraper And America Exhales – A raccoon who captured the nation’s attention by climbing 20 stories up the side of a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday reached the roof of the building overnight to the delight of the internet.

Disgusting Mr Mayor – Disgusting

A cesspool of filth and potential disease has to be taken seriously The occasion of Mandela Day saw SFT go on a walkabout through the dusty streets...

Hundreds receive houses on Mandela Day

Hundreds receive ownership of their houses on Mandela Day More than 600 residents received the title deeds to their RDP houses at a...

Paddlers Bonanza

Paddler Bonanza on St Francis Bay Canals this weekend Paddling (canoe & surfski) has become a hugely popular sport / pastime in St...

Kouga Municipality for Mandela Day

Kouga Municipality will be hosting three events tomorrow in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day.   The programme is as follows:   1....

JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic

Declan Sidey and Yolande de Villiers overcome challenging conditions to win JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic The sixth edition of the JBay...

??? Namba Wan

Geagte Redakteur, In u St Fr Today het ek al baie nuttige info gekry. Dankie daarvoor. Die afgelope ruk ondervind ek egter heelwat frustrasie want...

Power outage to Ocean View, Aston, Paradise, Tokyo and Pellsrus

The electricity supply to sections of Jeffreys Bay will be interrupted periodally from 8am to 3pm on Monday, 16 July. The affected areas...

NSRI lends a hand to Long Arm of the Law

NSRI Jeffreys Bay had an unusual call out yesterday causing them to launch sea rescue craft Discovery Rescue Runner 12. A man suspected...

Tighter Water Restrictions

Tighter water restrictions as supply dams drop below 20 percent Nelson Mandela Bay Executive mayor, Athol Trollip, has announced tighter...

JBay Winterfest: Surfing, Swimming, Music and Funduro

Craig Jarvis updates on JBay Winterfest The JBay Winterfest 2018 has had a busy few days, with a number of different events going down...
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