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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.

Kouga secures R150-million for drought-relief

More than R150-million will be streaming into Kouga's coffers over the next few months to help the municipality secure extra water for...

Ladies Golf For Cansa

It is nearly time again for the annual The Pam Golding Properties Ladies Open Weekend that attracts ladies from all over South Africa to...

Bridge raises R8500 for Charity

St Francis Bay Bridge Club Charity Day 2018 The St Francis Bridge Club held its annual Charity Day the St Francis Links on...

Birds and the Wind Farms

The Kromme Enviro-Trust is presenting a talk for its members (and anyone with an interest) on our birds and the wind farms around the...

A Great Wildflower OktoberFest Weekend.

Cape St Francis was the place to be this past weekend. A hive of activity starting with the Wild Flower Chase that kicked off the...

St Francis Rotary Club Is Growing

Within a month, the St Francis Rotary Club have inducted three new members. On September 24th we welcomed Brian Codling seen here with...

New Restaurant Opens in Cape St Francis

You will barely recognise the Place Those who visited Rock Lily during its heyday of great music shows will barely recognise the...

The Silences of Sound

Little Reinette Windvogel contracted meningitis when just a little older than a toddler that rendered almost totally deaf. Shortly...

Giving thanks for the recent rains

Ongoing water-saving mooted at prayer day Kouga Municipality's leadership, the religious fraternity and farming community of Patensie...

Driver Licence Delays

Unrest at Pretoria delays issuing of driver’s licences   Kouga Municipality has been informed that labour unrest continues to take place...
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