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Thursday 29th November

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

Water restrictions are the “new normal” – Water restrictions remain in place in all towns

Boreholes set to ease Kouga’s thirst – Kouga’s search for extra groundwater to increase the water supply to towns is bearing fruit.

Attracting national events that are good for everyone! – There is no doubt that hosting the Vodacom Origins of Golf for many years helped to attract the Vodacom National Staff Championships.

ADVERTORIAL – Beachcomber’s Best! – So I’m sure you’ve all had enough of of those Black Friday specials that clogged up your inboxes

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Snowbank – BLEFF, Pravin  Gordhan and the imaginary R675m Canadian account – So how does a five-time ANC minister serving a notoriously corrupt developing-world kleptocracy offshore 675-million Madibas to distant Canada? He doesn’t.

SAA gets its billions – and departments their extra funding – as Parliament ticks off another item on its long to-do list – In an often heated all-day marathon session in the National Assembly, tempers erupted, often on points of order or whether someone sneaked in when the doors should have been closed ahead of a vote.

The curious case of Prasa’s ‘simulated’ robbery – The accused security guards claimed they were merely involved in a simulated robbery to test security at the Prasa premises after several previous robbery incidents.

NPA to drop Gupta-linked Estina dairy case – However, the NPA has stressed that this does not mean the Estina case is dead

#StateCapture

ANC NEC was divided, paralysed under Zuma – Ramatlhodi – It was ‘a season of madness in the ANC’ and the party is ‘busy with the organisational renewal process to break the factions’, he testified.

Zuma wanted Muofhe to head NPA but Jiba would call the shots, inquiry hears – Former adviser in the department of mineral resources Mahlodi Muofhe says former president Jacob Zuma wanted to appoint him as NPA boss but he refused

Cheryl Carolus to testify at Zondo commission – Former SAA chairperson Cheryl Carolus is expected to testify at the commission of inquiry into state capture 

 

Business, Money & Economy

Energy department suggests changes to cut the cost of fuel – The  energy department  has proposed changes to the structure of the nation’s basic fuel price as it seeks to reduce the cost of  petrol and diesel.

International News

The Bank warns that inflation, interest rates and unemployment would rise with a “disorderly” Brexit.

Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Poroshenko urges Nato to send ships – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged Nato to send ships to the Sea of Azov following a naval confrontation with Russia off Crimea.

Surfing

Grant ‘Twig’ Baker Heads Big Wave RankingsSouth African Grant ‘Twig’ Baker has consolidated his lead at the top of the 2018 / 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) rankings

SPORT

Meet the Blitzboks’ Impi – For one thing, the national sevens team’s newest member is a mechanical engineer and, yes, that’s actually his real name…

7 hacks to get you through the dreaded Christmas dinner – The Christmas family dinner happens to be one of those traditions that stands the test of time. For most of us, it’s more of a test of patience …

The importance of Disaster Management

This could have been a far greater disaster had a Disaster Group not been formed after the Cape St Francis fires of 2016.After the fires...

An appeal from SANCCOB

Please don't try to catch catch the injured bird/penguin -  call for helpThis time of the year when all our visitors come to our...

St Francis hosts huge prize handover

St Francis Bay's new Waterberry Caravan Park hosts huge prize handoverThe Spar group recently ran a national competition in a...

New Hotel for St Francis a reality

Come and listen to Adrian Gardiner Chairman of Mantis Collection and the Wilderness Foundation Global talk on this exciting development...

Concerned Residents Association meeting

The CRA will be holding a public meeting, and all interested and affected parties are invited to attend BACKGROUND:The “Concerned...

Feast of firsts for Kouga’s Opening of the Season

Locals and holiday-makers are in for a feast of firsts this Saturday, 15 December, when Kouga’s official Opening of the Season takes...

Take a Walk in the Woods

Walk in the Woods and experience the beauty that surrounds usA wonderful way to start the day is to take a walk. In St Francis we are...

Appeal for the return of an NSRI Pink Buoy – Jeffreys Bay

Youngsters 'captured' on CCTV with Pink NSRI Buoy NSRI are appealing to 4 young teenagers, 3 males and a female, who have been captured...

NSRI’s safety tips for the Summer holidays

The NSRI suggest ways to enjoy a safe summerRule number one, for a safe experience at the beach, is to choose a beach that...

Season to open with a bang on Saturday

Kouga Municipality will be opening this year’s Festive Season with a bang this Saturday, 15 December.The municipality will be hosting...

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