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Thursday 4th October

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

Mayor hands out more title deeds – Mayor Horatio Hendricks handed out title deeds in Hankey yesterday with 100 year old Mr Thomas Bambani eventually receiving his title deed.

Bob Hewitt applies for Correctional Supervision – “Mr Bob Hewitt did not apply for parole, he applied for the conversion of his sentence to correctional supervision.

Welcome to Makhanda, formerly known as Grahamstown – It’s welcome to Makhanda and goodbye to Grahamstown after Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced that final determination on the name change

National (South Africa & Africa) News

LOOK: First Gift of the Givers team leaves for quake-hit Indonesia – A team of the Gift of the Givers search and rescue teams departed for Indonesia on Wednesday

Nene lied at state capture inquiry – EFF – The minister testified that he had replied to EFF questions on June 12, but the red berets insist he did not and that he’s telling lies.

Title deed handover about ‘radical economic transformation’ – Ramaphosa – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday said his government is on a drive to hand over title deeds to new homeowners to show people the impact of “radical economic transformation”.

‘What does Arthur Fraser have on Ramaphosa?’ DA wonders after president defends former spy boss – The DA has suggested that former spy boss Arthur Fraser might have damaging information concerning President Cyril Ramaphosa


Nene’s testimony thrusts light on Zuma, the classic kleptocrat – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene gave unprecedented insight into Zuma’s final days of desperate plunder.

ANC offers top 6 meeting minutes on Nene’s firing if record will help state capture commission – If the state capture commission wants the ANC to present minutes of a meeting the party will do so.

WATCH | State capture – ANC wants to explain the meetings it held with banks at Luthuli House – ANC national spokesman Zizi Kodwa said that the ANC would like to explain its side of the story

Business, Money & Economy

No forced public service retrenchments as government readies for Jobs Summit – Government will use the Jobs Summit starting on Thursday to promise that there will be no forced retrenchments in the 1.3 million-strong public service

Naas Botha livid about instant wealth ads – Former Springbok rugby legend and SuperSport presenter Naas Botha is annoyed about fake advertisements featuring his face on social media.

International News

Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser – Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, both key votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, called Mr Trump’s remarks “appalling” and “just plain wrong”.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Russian military GRU agents are responsible for ‘reckless and indiscriminate acts’.


South Africans partnered with stars, playing for millions at Alfred Dunhill Links – Talking in terms of South African currency, there is a small fortune to be made, the equivalent of R11-million, for the winner of the Alfred Dunhill


Brett Kavanaugh accusations: Are young men in America scared? – The remarks come a year after the #MeToo movement toppled prominent Hollywood figures and thousands of women shared their experiences of sexual harassment.

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...

Time to talk to each other, not the lawyers

Back in 1992 the National Party under then President FW de Klerk held a ‘white’s only’ referendum that would lead to an end to apartheid...

Busy weekend for SAPS Uitenhage Cluster

63 year old arrested with  drugs valued nearly R460 000 in Storms River SA Police Services Uitenhage cluster  under which St Francis...

St Francis Bay Drowning

Surfer 'AJ' commended for his quick action with Pink Rescue Buoy Garth Shamley, Duty Coxswain activated theNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew...

Kouga and the Mighty Men to give thanks for the rain

Two prayer days, including a session arranged by the Mighty Men Eastern Cape, will take place in the Kouga region this month to give...

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