South Africa
Major flooding in the Garden Route

Major flooding in the Garden Route

1 September 2015 Reports of wide spread flooding have been received from towns along the Garden Route. This is the updated situation report: Bitou: -    Road closed along…

American tourist still missing

American tourist still missing

1 September 2015 The search is expected to continue this morning for an American teenager who went missing in the ocean near Coffee Bay on the South African…

In the event of a total blackout

In the event of a total blackout

1 September 2015 When we have ordinary load shedding, South Africans experience the inconvenience of a cold supper by candlelight without TV (except for those lucky enough to…

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Jeffreys Bay

Heavy rain expected today

Heavy rain expected today

1 September 2015 Widespread rain is expected along the coast today. This has been caused…

New wards for Kouga elections

New wards for Kouga elections

2016 is shaping up as one of the most important years ever for Kouga. The…

Police seek owner of Diary

Police seek owner of Diary

28 August 2015 The Jeffreys Bay Police are looking for the owner of a leather…

Tourist robbed near Supertubes – reward offered

Tourist robbed near Supertubes – reward offered

27 August 2015 A number of housebreakings have been reported over the past few days,…

DA lays charges over Humansdorp sewage spills

DA lays charges over Humansdorp sewage spills

Yesterday the Democratic Alliance laid criminal charges with the South African Police Service against the…

JBAY WINTER FEST

Winner of the JBay Winterfest photo competition is announced

Winner of the JBay Winterfest photo competition is announced

The winner of the JBay Winterfest Photo Competition presented by Arbor and Core Surf Skate Shop is @dtlphotography. This classic JBay winter sunrise shot with a couple of surfers who have…

Shark incident stops JBay Open

Shark incident stops JBay Open

The final of the JBay Open was called to a close shortly after the start when one of the finalists, Mick Fanning was pulled under the water by…

Clash of champions coming up in JBay Open

Clash of champions coming up in JBay Open

With 18 scores of nine points or more, the 2015  JBay Open has seen its fair share of fireworks already. Still, the contest’s most anticipated heat so far unfolds…

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Travel & Tourism

Hotel occupancy falls, but income from accommodation is up

Hotel occupancy falls, but income from accommodation is up

Hotel occupancy in South Africa fell to 48,2% in June 2015, according to preliminary figures in Stats SA’s latest Tourist accommodation release. The…

South Africa is the most beautiful country in the world

South Africa is the most beautiful country in the world

South Africa has been ranked as the the most beautiful country in the world, according to an article published on Buzzfeed.…

Russia Proposes Visa Free Travel for South Africans

Russia Proposes Visa Free Travel for South Africans

President Vladimir Putin has called for visa free travel for tourists from India and South Africa, in a move to boost…

International

Hawaii opts for 100 % renewable energy

Hawaii opts for 100 % renewable energy

31 Augut 2015 The state of Hawaii has joined the energy revolution and has decided that 100 % of their energy will be produced by renewables by…

Property

Property of the week – Kingston Place, Marina Martinique

Property of the week – Kingston Place, Marina Martinique

Situated in Kingston Place, Marina Martinique, this 2nd floor has permanent canal views. It has modern finishes with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), open plan kitchen…

Photo's

Photo of the day – Oyster Bay sand dune

Photo of the day – Oyster Bay sand dune

Local photographer Clive Wright took this magnificent image of a sand dune at Oyster Bay. Oyster Bay is renowned as a cradle of mankind as cultural evidence…

Surfing

Flores beats Medina to win Billabing Pro Tahiti

Flores beats Medina to win Billabing Pro Tahiti

Jeremy Flores has won the Billabong Pro Tahiti against reigning WSL Champion Gabriel Medina. The final was held in six foot surf at Teahupo’o. Stop No. 7…

Rugby

Paarl Boy’s still top rugby school in 2015

Paarl Boy’s still top rugby school in 2015

29 August 2015 The schools rugby season may be winding down, but there were still some big results this week which meant changes to the FNB Top…

Africa

More farm expropriations in Zimbabwe

More farm expropriations in Zimbabwe

28 August 2015 The Zimbabwe government took a major step towards eliminating the once-thriving white ­commercial farming sector this week by gazetting 23 of the remaining 300…

Swim

Le Clos wants to break world records at Rio

Le Clos wants to break world records at Rio

Chad le Clos is certainly not one to wilt under the pressure of expectation. The South African swimmer looks set to be one of the stars of…

Eastern Cape

No solution to mud hut schools in Eastern Cape

No solution to mud hut schools in Eastern Cape

1 September 2015 Questions have been raised about government’s new deadline to eradicate mud schools in the Eastern Cape by the end of 2017. A year after…

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