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Thursday 2nd August

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

Weekly roadblocks to bring traffic offenders to book – The Kouga Traffic Department will be conducting weekly roadblocks throughout the region.

“Watershedding” starts at Hankey and Patensie – With the level of the Kouga Dam having plunged to below 7%, Kouga Municipality has announced that it will start implementing “watershedding” at the towns of Hankey and Patensie on Monday (6 August).

St Francis College News – Success For St Francis Song Birds & Grade 7’s Otter Challenge

Cyclists to take on Storms River this August – SOUTH African cyclists are gearing up to take on the surreal surroundings of Storms River at the 2018 Glacier Storms River Tra-verse.

Load Shedding, schedule

National (South Africa & Africa) News

World holds breath for presidential outcome as Zimbabwe bleeds – The international community has called on Zimbabwe to use restraint when dispersing opposition protesters as the presidential vote outcome is awaited.

The devil will be in the detail of a constitutional amendment – One wonders who will be drafting the proposed amendment to section 25 of the Constitution.

#TotalShutdown: We will address every issue you have raised – Ramaphosa –  “Please do not let up. Remain as noisy as you are. Remain as radical as you are,”

Who is burning Cape Town’s trains? – #UniteBehind wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare the recent arson attacks on trains in Cape Town a national disaster,

Tendai Biti Interview: Country won’t get support after Zanu-PF ‘steals’ victory – The people are already making Zimbabwe ungovernable, says opposition politician Tendai Biti. Meanwhile, the army moved in – guns firing

Business, Money & Economy

Most of us are one incident away from poverty – South Africans are notoriously bad savers. Our household savings ratio has been negative for most of the past 10 years, meaning that we are borrowing more than we put away.

Here’s why Cyril’s land grab plan announcement is POSITIVE – Old Mutual – South Africans reacted with outrage and disappointment after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the ANC has decided to amend the Constitution in response to calls for land expropriation.

International News

UK report reveals how social media is used to undermine global democracy – Facebook has come under fire in the US and the UK for allowing the manipulation of its platform by shady political interests intent on fomenting anti-immigrant sentiment, racism and intolerance.


This is the depressing reality of SA teams in Super Rugby finals – Since 2001, for example, they’ve only scored 15 points in showpiece matches played in Australasia. And that’s just the start!

Mzansi, Through Her Eyes | Tammy-Lee Smith, KZN’s big wave surfer – Tammy Lee Smith – Big wave events are almost exclusively the domain of male surfers. But look carefully next time a storm swell rolls into Cape Town

The Coversation

Baby animals really do reduce your appetite for meat, say psychologists – The BuzzFeed video, “Bacon lovers meet baby pigs” is amusing to watch. With 14,493,383 views,

The Long Swim: DAY 21

Lewis Pugh’s daily blog – Lewis Pugh is taking on a huge challenge by swimming the length of the Channel – some 350 miles (560km) – from Cornwall to Dover.

NSRI Knysna respond to missing Fisherman

NSRI Knysna respond to Fisherman reported washed off rocks It was reported that while fishing with a friend a man, believed to be aged...

Bridge – Not Good Enough (Again)

Sand River Bridge - St Francis definitely deserved better. Garth Perry (again) draws our attention to the shoddy work on the Sand River...

Municipality helps learners find their career paths

Kouga Municipality helps learners find their career paths Over a thousand high school learners from Kouga attended a career expo on...

Sea Vista residents finally receive Title Deeds

Ten-year wait for title deeds finally over for Sea Vista residents The mood was festive in Sea Vista on Tuesday when 90 residents...

Bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey

Municipality distributes bottled water as taps run dry at Hankey  Kouga Municipality has started distributing bottled water to Hankey as...

Two Protected Areas declared in Kouga

Greater Kromme Stewardship (GKS) Declares First Two Protected Areas In Eastern Cape The Kromensee Nature Reserve and The Sand River...

Spit Breaches

Action needed - NOW! It was bound to happen sooner or later but later would have given more time for DEDEAT to approve urgent shoring up...

NSRI & SANCCOB Save Entangled Seal

NSRI and SANCCOB join forces to rescue entangled  seal St Francis Bay duty crew were activated yesterday (Monday 13 August) afternoon...

New bakkies to boost service delivery

11 new bakkies set to strengthen  service delivery The Kouga Municipal fleet has received another boost, with 11 new bakkies set to...

Former chairman calls for SRA dialogue

Following a meeting of 'St Francis Bay Concerned Residents' held on Thursday addressed by an attorney from Graaff Reinet, and an...
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