Thursday 16 November


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Village News:

Early Black Friday Sale, Wine Of The Week, and Stand A Chance To Win A PS5 Console  What’s On At The SUPERSPAR

Puzzle Page – 180 pieces, awesome photo, aurora borealis.

Soccer Ball Distribution Kicks Off In St Francisanother awesome project by The Rotary Club of St Francis

Photo Of The Day:

 Van Life Eksé – One of those classic images

Kouga Local Municipality:

Paradise Beach water tower to be repairedThis project encompasses not only repairing the tower, but also replacing outdated pipelines, installing a new perimeter fence.

SA News:

Good news for interest rates in South Africa expected next weekThe South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is likely to follow the lead of the US Federal Reserve and keep interest rates on hold when it meets next week.


Facing False Bay – Swimmer Prepares for Daring Dive to Support SABMR


Shane MacGowan’s wife thanks well-wishers as The Pogues frontman is pictured in hospital bedThe 65-year-old singer is in an intensive care unit after being diagnosed with viral encephalitis last year.


‘It was a way to share your musical experiences’ – why cassette tapes flourished, and still endure

Action Sport:

WSL Celebrates Global Impact – Releases 2023 Annual Purpose & Impact Report

Bed Shed


Christmas Lights Up In JBayDeck! The halls – and trees, walls, doors, and roofs – with boughs of holly . . . Fa la la la it’s Christmas time.

Bed Shed


NFTs were meant to change everything – what happened?- in early 2022 ‘non-fungible tokens’ were a supposedly revolutionary million-dollar asset. Now, they’re practically worthless


South Africa’s broken stateA two-year research study from Harvard’s Growth Lab has taken a deep dive into why South Africa has gone backwards over the last 15 years – and a collapsing state is a big part of the answer.


Scam alert – Sun International warns public of bogus Sun City special.


Death by half a million cuts — South Africans kiss DStv goodbye


TOPS Wine Of The Week Is The Wonderful La Bri Affinity – What’s On At The SUPERSPAR

Wine Of The Week La Bri Affinity 2020 La Bri (L’Abri) is French for “The Haven” - a perfect description of our boutique wine estate nestled in the...

Monster Energy to begin their next chapter in Formula One from 2024

After 14 consecutive seasons of racing and partnership with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, during which time we have experienced the...

Coca-Maak Skoon to ‘sweep’ Kouga’s streets – again

 KOUGA – In a vibrant display of community spirit and environmental stewardship, Kouga Municipality is gearing up for its annual clean-up campaign...

Municipality to conduct free roadworthy tests in December

KOUGA – The Traffic Department at Kouga Municipality is once again offering motorists free roadworthy tests in December. This in preparation for the...

Notes From The Editor – The Winds Of Change

The other day, I drove around the village and looked at the ongoing development. It is quite startling when you slow down, soak it in and notice the...


St Francis Property Owners Association – Newsletter November 2023. Subs drive, statement about the ocean damage, and more…


Obz Café is a familiar friend with delicious new twistsThe wood-fired pizzas are a firm favourite, so you can’t go wrong there, but what you really should look into are the starters. 


German publisher halts sale of top author’s books – after leak reveals he received €600,000 from Putin ally.

This and That:

Bogus travel agent who absconded from court sentenced to 12 years – A bogus travel agent who duped a company out of more than R6 million has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.