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Make it a permanent Recycling Facility Please Mr Mayor – The temporary recycling depot proved a huge success over the season. It was extremely well supported by home owners and holiday makers

Police arrests suspects with over R300,000 Tik – Police arrested four suspects in possession of crystal methamphetamine  (commonly known as tik) valued at R327 000 and also seized a vehicle

R2000 reward for missing dog – A R2 000 REWARD is being offered for the return of Oakley, missing in Rebelsrus Private Nature Reserve for the past three days.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

‘Hello World’ – Teen left in a coma makes a recovery – While many families celebrated Christmas Day with their loved ones, the Mun-Gavin family was facing a tragedy after their daughter, Kiara, 13, was placed in an induced coma

NASREC PLOT: IPID targets senior SAPS members and former ministerial adviser in ANC vote-buying scandal – While the ruling party, gears up for its week of annual January 8 celebrations, the cosmic debris from its life-or-death 54th elective conference in 2017 keeps pockmarking the political landscape.

Media must not cover ‘discredited narcissists’ like Hlaudi and Manyi, says Redi Tlhabi – The journalist was reacting to a tweet from Zelda la Grange questioning whether or not Manyi’s upcoming press conference was warranted.

Mngxitama wants to ‘have a beer’ with ‘brother’ Kolisi – The BLF leader adopts a surprisingly measured approach to the Springbok captain’s controversial quota comment, but much of Twitter is outraged.

Irishman, 66, who went missing after flying to SA to allegedly meet woman, found safe in Joburg – “He appears to be in good health but as a precautionary measure he is currently undergoing medical examination,”

#Elections 2019

Political battles will distract from economic realities – The economy will pay a heavy price for government’s fixation on the elections.

Business, Money & Economy

South Africa needs to change its economic status by reskilling the entire adult population – South Africa faces another year with no signs that it is able to solve its massive social and economic problems.

International News

How Trump’s long shutdown could destabilise the world – President Donald Trump in a meeting with congressional Democrats on Friday said he was prepared for the partial government shutdown to continue for months — or even years

Yellow vests: France to crack down on unsanctioned protests – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced plans to punish people who hold unsanctioned protests after seven weeks of anti-government unrest.

The greatest trick Donald Trump ever pulled – Donald Trump has done a lot of unprecedented things since he started running for president in June 2015. He’s attacked prisoners of war. He’s bullied just about everyone in the world of politics.

Surfing

Cell C Goodwave Surf Contest Surfers Names Announced – St Francis & JBay Surfers in lineup. The event organisers of the 2019 Cell C Goodwave have announced the invited surfers for the upcoming tournament.

SPORT

Nelson Mandela would not have supported quotas — Springbok captain Siya Kolisi – Springbok captain Siya Kolisi gave a unique personal insight into South Africa’s transformation policy to a Japanese media outlet last month‚

Act of Kindness

Heroic brothers get own movie after saving sick dog – Last year, the Daily Voice brought you the heartwarming story of Peter Cedras, 11, and Gerry, eight.

Gadgets

Smarter and creepier: Internet-connected devices are creeping into just about everything in your home – One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change channels.

Kouga Enjoys Bumper Season

Compliments have been pouring in for Kouga Municipality in the wake of a successful festive season.While the overall visitor tally is...

A Caring Community

Community joins in to search for missing petThe St Francis Animal Loving Community came together yesterday when a group searched an area...

When Four Pounds earned 8p

Movie Ticket Prices Set To RocketAn article in ‘MyBroadBand’ titled ‘Massive movie ticket price hikes in South Africa’ prompted me to...

Blues and a Picnic

Blues on the River Picnic with Gerald Clark After touring Eastern Europe for a several years Gerald Clark is bringing his band from the...

Recycling – a success story

Make it a permanent Recycling Facility Please Mr MayorThe temporary recycling depot proved a huge success over the season. It was...

Cell C Goodwave Surf Contest Surfers Names Announced

St Francis & JBay Surfers in lineup The event organisers of the 2019 Cell C Goodwave have announced the invited surfers for the...

R2000 reward for missing dog

Much loved Oakley missing in RebelsrusSt Francis Animal Rescue has asked St Francis Today to publish this plea for anyone who may have...

Meths arrest in JBay

Police arrests suspects with over R300,000 TikPolice arrested four suspects in possession of crystal methamphetamine  (commonly known as...

And so it is back to work

As a great season draws to a close, a happy, wonderful and successful 2019 to all SFT readers!After 13 days not following the news at...

Lyons Group Yellowtail December Competition

News from Port St Francis Ski Boat And Yacht Club 23 boats with 87 anglers, 14  Juniors and 4 Ladies.The competition was run over 2 days...

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