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Wednesday 5th December

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

Landmark Centres undergo ‘facelifts’! – The Heritage Centre has had a face-lift and Tennant Centre to undergo one

2019 St Francis Calendar now on sale at Spar

‘High probability’ of stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday – South Africans will in all likelihood have to endure another day of load shedding on Wednesday

Bobani survives to fight another day – Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani has survived another motion of no confidence.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Johann Rupert mocks ‘blacks’ who buy BMWs and go to Taboo instead of saving – Reactions to the multibillionaire’s most open public interview in recent memory have been rather mixed.

Shamila Batohi’s ascent to the top of NPA pyramid brings sense of hope and new, better beginning  – None of its previous appointees has come even close to surviving the full ten-year term.

Boy, 6, dies after being bitten 72 times by Rottweilers – A grieving family in Hillview, Seawinds, and their neighbours are reeling in shock after two Rottweilers mauled a 6-year-old boy to death in their full view.


VBS Bank scandal: Seven mayors axed in North West -The ANC in North West fired seven mayors — four of which are involved in the VBS investment debacle, the provincial task team (PTT) said on Tuesday.


EFF will not back down on land nationalisation: Malema – EFF leader Julius Malema says the red berets will not negotiate on its first cardinal pillar, which campaigns for the nationalisation of all land

Business, Money & Economy

SA escapes recession, but … – South Africa officially emerged from a technical recession in the third quarter after gross domestic product (GDP) climbed 2.2%

International News

Her government becomes the first in history to be held in “contempt of parliament” as she battles to win over MPs.

Police believe the victim was waiting to pick up a pupil when he was shot several times in his car – including once in the head.


T10 is cricket’s answer to baseball, says England skipper Morgan – The Tshwane Spartans big name international player is so positive about the format that he believes it’s the sport’s ticket into the Olympics.

Video Gaming

Fortnite addiction is forcing kids into videogame rehab – Her 17-year-old son, Carson, has been logging 12 hours a day on the video game, searching for weapons and resources

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...

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