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Tuesday 20th November

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

Clean-up drive across Kouga – Kouga Municipality has been intensifying efforts to clean up illegal dumping sites across the region. 

PE attorney to spend Christmas behind bars – Disgraced Port Elizabeth attorney, Michael Randell, will have to serve his four-year prison sentence for defrauding Greenwood Primary school out of 2.5 million rand.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

From April 1, experience not needed for govt entry-level posts – This is part of an effort to address the high rate of youth unemployment, and an e-recruitment system will also be rolled out from next month.

R1bn donated to Cyril’s, NDZ’s ANC presidential campaigns, says EFF – EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has claimed that donations to ANC presidential campaigns leading up to the party’s national conference in December added up to R1bn.

#Momentum responds to social media backlash over R2.4m claim – Momentum has released the following statement addressing some of the questions most frequently raised by the public regarding their refusal of Denise Ganas’ claim:

Elections 2019

Writing the election 2019: Things just got a lot worse for the ANC – If the maladministration of the past decade, and especially the burst carbuncles of the past week are anything to go by, there is little trust in the ANC’s leaders.


8 things to know about Gordhan’s first day at the state capture inquiry – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan faced intimidation and victimisation for refusing to be a party to state capture,

Gordhan goes Gonzo for Zondo –  for Corruption to the right of him, BLEFF to the left, Gordhan is stuck in the middle again. The time for relentless transparency has come.

Business, Money & Economy

Now there are eight stages of Eskom misery –  Eskom has extended its load shedding regime from four stages that allow up to 4 000 megawatts (MW) of demand to be shed, or cut, to eight stages providing for up to 8 000 MW to be shed.

International News

A short while after the incident in Chicago, there was another shooting in Denver where one person was killed.

Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlement listings – Airbnb says it will remove from its listings all homes in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.


RASSIE – Nobody is cheathing – WATCH as Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus comes out in defence of match officials, following another contentious yellow card decision.


What you need to know about prostate cancer – Men are recommended to consider prostate cancer screening in their 50s, or sooner for men who have risk factors.


Greed sinks bigeye tuna quota pact, despite SA’s effort – It’s simple – if the already overfished bigeye tuna catch isn’t regulated, stocks will collapse within two decades

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...

Pedal & Spoke Birthday celebration has been postponed until tomorrow (Wednesday 21st) out f respect to Garth Perry and his family.

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