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Tuesday 14th August

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

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 of the Spit and prevented it altogether..

DAM LEVELS AS AT 13th August –  Kouga Dam level continues to drop in spite

NSRI & SANCCOB Save Entangled Seal – NSRI and SANCCOB work together to free Cape Fur Seal from fishing gut at Shark Point

11 new bakkies set to strengthen  service delivery – The Kouga Municipal fleet has received another boost, with 11 new bakkies set to strengthen the institution’s service delivery departments.

A prime example of how the ANC has failed – Poverty stricken Dimbaza a monument to economic mismanagement

National (South Africa & Africa) News

In choosing the next NPA boss, Ramaphosa must navigate carefully – On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa was finally gifted the one thing he has probably wanted the most, ever since he ascended to power at the Union Buildings

DA turned financial wastelands into thriving towns, says Maimane – Maimane was joined by the Drakenstein, Conrad Poole, Kouga mayor Horatio Hendricks, Modimolle-Mookgophong mayor Marlene Van Staden, and the Speaker of Thabazimbi Bertie Joubert.

Three quotes from Shaun Abrahams as we bid farewell to the NPA boss – So long‚ Shaun Abrahams…


Agri SA slams AfriForum for publishing ‘inflammatory list of farms’ – It was irresponsible to ‘publish such unconfirmed information’ as it led to panic, and ‘contains several inaccuracies’.

The Solms-Delta way, or, How Not to do Land Reform – It is a twisting tale of land reform that splices together elite capture and officialdom’s predilection for simply ticking the boxes, and one that leaves farmworkers without the land.

Business, Money & Economy

Treasury: Economic growth will be done by the book – Any plans government considers to stimulate economic growth will be above board and go through the necessary channels,

International News

Israel’s prime minister said the Labour leader deserved “unequivocal condemnation” for attending a memorial for “terrorists”.


Rabada crowned world’s best youngster by Wisden – Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been named Wisden’s Golden Boy of 2018, an award for the best male cricketer in the world aged 23 or under.

Bulls, England in talks over compensation for MitchellJohn Mitchell’s departure to England appears to be a foregone conclusion, with only the release fee requested by the Bulls stalling the process somewhat.

A Must Read

Nkandla was ‘above-board’, says Ramaphosa – and 49 other things the ANC has REALLY said! – Gareth van Onselen is a former DA public relations officer and Institute of Race Relationscommentator who uses his in-depth insights on the South African political scene to good effect.

The Long Swim: DAY 33

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.

Motorists to drive with caution

Motorists to drive with caution on the St Francis Side of the Kromme River Bridge. The road has been damaged by water pipe burst!...

Canadian delegation empowers Kouga Roleplayers

Canadians also visit Port, Lighthouse & Links A three-day stakeholder engagement workshop on Local Economic Development (LED), hosted by...

South African Team Moves into Medal Contention

South African Team Moves into Medal Contention on Day Three of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan The Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South...

Local Skipper Plays Key Role In Lewis Pugh’s Epic Achievement

Lewis Pugh’s gargantuan achievement assisted by local skipper Some regular readers of St Francis Today, hopefully a lot of readers,...

NSRI Save Man from Surf in JBay

NSRI Save Man from Surf in JBay NSRI Jeffreys Bay lifeguards, having completed a routine training exercise at Pellsrus Beach on...

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest...

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest...

Leading Social Media Law Expert to Speak in St Francis

If there’s one event you cannot afford to miss this year it’s Emma Sadleir’s talk presented by St Francis College at St Francis Links at...

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine at Independent Schools Trail Run The College entered 20 children in the six Independent...

Sea Vista Primary School Achievers

SEA VISTA PRIMARY GIRLS SHINE IN ATHLETICS Five Sea Vista Primary girls were invited to participate in the Sarah Baartman District...
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