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Wednesday 15th August

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

Greater Kromme Stewardship (GKS) Declares First Two Protected Areas In Eastern CapeThe Kromensee Nature Reserve and The Sand River Private Nature Reserve were officially opened yesterday at an event held at St Francis Links in the Eastern Cape.

Dead author had ‘further evidence’ on apartheid paedophile claims: publisher – Ex-cop and writer Mark Minnie – who co-authored the controversial ‘The Lost Boys of Bird Island’, which investigated an apartheid-era paedophilia ring – had planned to reveal much more, his publishers said on Tuesday.

Mark Minnie did not use his own firearm in alleged suicide – police – Police are investigating how co-author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, Mark Minnie, was found dead with a firearm that did not belong to him

National (South Africa & Africa) News

New acting NPA boss ‘weak’, ‘defended dropping charges against Zuma’ – Glynnis Breytenbach is not impressed with Ramaphosa’s choice of acting NDPP.

‘Cartels extorting billions’ through state attorney’s office are in SIU’s sights – State attorneys allegedly deliberately botched cases and colluded with lawyers to defraud the state of up to R80bn

Treasury offers eleventh-hour recommendations to fix Road Accident Fund – The Road Accident Fund is in desperate need of financial, governance and structural reforms if it is to remain functional, National Treasury has told Parliament.

South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Bribes paid to court syndicate’ – A police informant has told the BBC he was the middleman between rhino-horn smugglers and a court syndicate in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.

Youthful Van Breda faces whole life in jail based only on circumstantial evidence – lawyer – Convicted axe murderer Henri van Breda, 23, faces his whole life in jail “based only on circumstantial evidence”, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday.

Business, Money & Economy

Bursting the centrist, socialist magical economic thinking bubble – Marius OosthuizenSA’s ruling party is seemingly obsessed with the socialist genie in a bottle which they are convinced can be coaxed out by rubbing it with any number of redistributive policies that have very little to do with pragmatic economic reality. 

Why you should be worried about the JSE – More than two thirds of counters in the ALSI are down for the year to date.

SA asked US to ‘back away’ from punitive tariffs – South Africa has asked the US to not implement punitive tariffs that could make its economy collateral damage in the trade war with China,

International News

Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa – Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa are searching into the night for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge.

The car was driven from Birmingham and spent hours near London’s main shopping area before driving to Parliament in the morning.


‘Flo’ excited to see the beast in Siya unleashed – The experienced flanker’s presence in the Springbok side allows his captain to fulfill a role many believe is better for him.

Kitchen hacks:

7 tips on how to coat, crumb and fry meat perfectly every time – Whether you’re deep frying or roasting, follow these tips to make the crispiest golden cutlets without fail.

The Long Swim: DAY 34

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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