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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.

Motorists to drive with caution

Motorists to drive with caution on the St Francis Side of the Kromme River Bridge. The road has been damaged by water pipe burst!...

Canadian delegation empowers Kouga Roleplayers

Canadians also visit Port, Lighthouse & Links A three-day stakeholder engagement workshop on Local Economic Development (LED), hosted by...

South African Team Moves into Medal Contention

South African Team Moves into Medal Contention on Day Three of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan The Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South...

Local Skipper Plays Key Role In Lewis Pugh’s Epic Achievement

Lewis Pugh’s gargantuan achievement assisted by local skipper Some regular readers of St Francis Today, hopefully a lot of readers,...

NSRI Save Man from Surf in JBay

NSRI Save Man from Surf in JBay NSRI Jeffreys Bay lifeguards, having completed a routine training exercise at Pellsrus Beach on...

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest...

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest...

Leading Social Media Law Expert to Speak in St Francis

If there’s one event you cannot afford to miss this year it’s Emma Sadleir’s talk presented by St Francis College at St Francis Links at...

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine at Independent Schools Trail Run The College entered 20 children in the six Independent...

Sea Vista Primary School Achievers

SEA VISTA PRIMARY GIRLS SHINE IN ATHLETICS Five Sea Vista Primary girls were invited to participate in the Sarah Baartman District...
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