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Wednesday 13th June

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

The excitement is building with the SA Canoe Champs this weekend  – St Francis Bay canals will be awash with paddlers this weekend as the South African Canoe Marathon Championship kicks off in the biggest paddling ever to be held on our waterways.

Boat crew rescued off Kromme River Mouth – NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a boat capsized almost a nautical mile off-shore of the Kromme River Mouth.

SPCA lays charges following shocking seal abuse video – The SPCA has laid charges against two men allegedly involved in the horrific abuse of a Cape Fur seal pup caught on camera. WARNING: The video at the bottom of this article contains graphic content which may upset some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised

Eastern Cape ANC members turn on ANC politicians over water – Residents from across Ingquza Hill local municipality protested outside the municipal offices in Lusikisiki on Monday, demanding water,

AIC councillor’s Bay budget vote about-turn – Minutes after AIC councillor Thsonono Buyeye said he would support the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s 2018/19 budget, he stepped out of the chamber, leaving the DA-led coalition government without enough votes to approve it.

National (South Africa & Africa) New

Sassa thwarts 4,000 fraudulent social grant payments during switchover – There are bound to be glitches and snafus during the massive migration of the payment of social grants to some 17 million beneficiaries

Eskom staff wants increase of between 9% and 15% — or the lights will ‘switch off’ – Organised labour at Eskom has called on the government to do “everything” to ensure the cash-strapped power utility is resourced to increase employees’ wages or “the lights will switch off”.

Mkhwebane’s overstepped her mandate on Zille ruling: civil rights body – The Centre for Constitutional Rights says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has overstepped her mandate on Cape Premier Helen Zille’s colonialism tweet.

Soap commercial not so squeaky clean – The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) instructed Lifebuoy on Monday to withdraw their commercial for Lifebuoy Activ Silver Formula Total 10 soap


The ANC created Zuma and the ANC will have to deal with him – , I have been observing developments in the ANC for a while now, trying to make sense of them – and in the process, trying to predict the possible trajectory of the tsunami

Business, Money & Economy

If it wasn’t for Ramaphosa Effect, rand would be close to R17/$ now – Investec – The global emerging market sell-offhas tamed the rand in recent weeks, with weaker trading levels now the order of the day.

New Sars Boss Says So-Called ‘Rogue Unit’ Members Are Not Coming Back… For Now – Mark Kingon, acting commissioner of the revenue service, is however in talks with former members of the dismantled Large Business Centre.

International News

Donald Trump had said crippling sanctions against Pyongyang will remain for now, but North Korea’s media is reporting differently.

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah – Saudi-backed forces have begun an assault on the key port of Hudaydah after Houthi rebels ignored a final deadline to withdraw, reports say.


Junior Springboks knocked out of U20 Championship in narrow loss to England – A good fightback has been the Junior Springboks’ friend in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship this year, but on Tuesday night, it wasn’t enough to overcome England

Solar Powered Water

US company launches new solar-powered water production device in Cape Town – Zero Mass Water’s SOURCE Hydropanels use sunlight and air to make safe, pure drinking water. Powered entirely by solar, SOURCE extracts water vapour from the air and converts it into liquid water similar to distilled water.

Disgusting Mr Mayor – Disgusting

A cesspool of filth and potential disease has to be taken seriously The occasion of Mandela Day saw SFT go on a walkabout through the dusty streets...

Hundreds receive houses on Mandela Day

Hundreds receive ownership of their houses on Mandela Day More than 600 residents received the title deeds to their RDP houses at a...

Paddlers Bonanza

Paddler Bonanza on St Francis Bay Canals this weekend Paddling (canoe & surfski) has become a hugely popular sport / pastime in St...

Kouga Municipality for Mandela Day

Kouga Municipality will be hosting three events tomorrow in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day.   The programme is as follows:   1....

JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic

Declan Sidey and Yolande de Villiers overcome challenging conditions to win JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic The sixth edition of the JBay...

??? Namba Wan

Geagte Redakteur, In u St Fr Today het ek al baie nuttige info gekry. Dankie daarvoor. Die afgelope ruk ondervind ek egter heelwat frustrasie want...

Power outage to Ocean View, Aston, Paradise, Tokyo and Pellsrus

The electricity supply to sections of Jeffreys Bay will be interrupted periodally from 8am to 3pm on Monday, 16 July. The affected areas...

NSRI lends a hand to Long Arm of the Law

NSRI Jeffreys Bay had an unusual call out yesterday causing them to launch sea rescue craft Discovery Rescue Runner 12. A man suspected...

Tighter Water Restrictions

Tighter water restrictions as supply dams drop below 20 percent Nelson Mandela Bay Executive mayor, Athol Trollip, has announced tighter...

JBay Winterfest: Surfing, Swimming, Music and Funduro

Craig Jarvis updates on JBay Winterfest The JBay Winterfest 2018 has had a busy few days, with a number of different events going down...
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