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Wednesday 10th October

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

The Silences of Sound – Spare a thought for tiny Reinnette – she enjoys none of the sounds of joy of childhood

Giving thanks for the recent rains – Ongoing water-saving mooted at prayer day

Driver Licence DelaysUnrest at Pretoria delays issuing of driver’s licences

National (South Africa & Africa) News

The politics of having the newest new Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni – On Tuesday afternoon President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that he had accepted the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister

Twenty percent of high school pupils ‘have attempted suicide’ – A large proportion of our teenagers are suffering from mental and emotional health problems, according to the Psychiatry Management Group.

Shops shut doors as Zimbabwe financial crisis deepens – Several shops in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare have put up “closure signs” on their doors as the cash crunch deepens,

Cops bust 2 men in alleged possession of bags of perlemoen – wo men were arrested after they were allegedly found in possession of a large amount of perlemoen



Barbara Hogan to take the stand at #StateCaptureInquiry – Former minister of public enterprises Barbara Hogan is set to take the stand at the state capture inquiry on Wednesday.

Business, Money & Economy

Rand gains on Tito Mboweni’s appointment as finance minister – The rand firmed more than 30c against the dollar ahead of Tito Mboweni’s appointment as finance minister‚ remaining steady at firmer levels.

An ‘exile kid’ who loves curry and fly-fishing – 15 things you didn’t know about Tito Mboweni – Here are 15 things you didn’t know about South Africa’s new finance minister

International News

Hurricane Michael: ‘Monstrous’ storm strengthens to category three – Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a category three storm, with winds near 120mph (193km/h) as it churns towards the Florida coast,


EP sides avoid a ton of hidings, but struggles continueEastern Province rugby appears to be still in bad shape after another weekend of concerning results. No centuries this week.

US Open, PGA winner Koepka voted PGA Tour Player of Year – Brooks Koepka, this year’s US Open and PGA Championship winner, was announced Tuesday as the US PGA Tour Player of the Year


In what he calls a passion project, Peter Jackson sharpens and steadies 100-year-old film, bringing soldiers’ “faces to life”.

A Great Wildflower OktoberFest Weekend.

Cape St Francis was the place to be this past weekend. A hive of activity starting with the Wild Flower Chase that kicked off the...

St Francis Rotary Club Is Growing

Within a month, the St Francis Rotary Club have inducted three new members. On September 24th we welcomed Brian Codling seen here with...

New Restaurant Opens in Cape St Francis

You will barely recognise the Place Those who visited Rock Lily during its heyday of great music shows will barely recognise the...

The Silences of Sound

Little Reinette Windvogel contracted meningitis when just a little older than a toddler that rendered almost totally deaf. Shortly...

Giving thanks for the recent rains

Ongoing water-saving mooted at prayer day Kouga Municipality's leadership, the religious fraternity and farming community of Patensie...

Driver Licence Delays

Unrest at Pretoria delays issuing of driver’s licences   Kouga Municipality has been informed that labour unrest continues to take place...

Time to talk to each other, not the lawyers

Back in 1992 the National Party under then President FW de Klerk held a ‘white’s only’ referendum that would lead to an end to apartheid...

Busy weekend for SAPS Uitenhage Cluster

63 year old arrested with  drugs valued nearly R460 000 in Storms River SA Police Services Uitenhage cluster  under which St Francis...

St Francis Bay Drowning

Surfer 'AJ' commended for his quick action with Pink Rescue Buoy Garth Shamley, Duty Coxswain activated theNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew...

Kouga and the Mighty Men to give thanks for the rain

Two prayer days, including a session arranged by the Mighty Men Eastern Cape, will take place in the Kouga region this month to give...

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