South Africa
Five houses destroyed in Cape Town fire

Five houses destroyed in Cape Town fire

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service is leading a multi-agency team in trying to contain a fire in the South Peninsula. The fire started just…

Petrol price to increase on Wednesday

Petrol price to increase on Wednesday

The price of petrol will increase by 96 cents a litre from Wednesday, the Energy Department has said. Diesel will go up by 74 cents a litre while…

No strategy from Govt to stop farm murders

No strategy from Govt to stop farm murders

There were 277 attacks on farmers and farming communities during 2014, with 67 murders, the highest figure since 1990. The Minister of Police has shown scant interest in…

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Jeffreys Bay

Foreigners shot in Humansdorp robbery

Foreigners shot in Humansdorp robbery

The Humansdorp Police are investigating a case of Attempted Murder and Business Robbery after two…

Nico Malan students facing attempted murder charges

Nico Malan students facing attempted murder charges

Humansdorp police are investigating a case of attempted murder, after a learner from Nico Malan…

Photo of the day – Oyster Bay sunset

Photo of the day – Oyster Bay sunset

The endless beaches of Oyster Bay are perfect to take long walks upon and to…

Nico Malan student stabbed by fellow student

Nico Malan student stabbed by fellow student

A matric learner from High School Nico Malan was stabbed nine times on Friday morning.…

Armed robbery and car hijacking in Jeffreys Bay

Armed robbery and car hijacking in Jeffreys Bay

A local resident had his car hijacked after an armed robbery in Pellsrus, Jeffreys Bay…

JBAY WINTER FEST

Dates announced for the ’15 JBay Winterfest

Dates announced for the ’15 JBay Winterfest

The organisers of the JBay Winterfest have announced that the highly popular festival will take place from 8 – 19 July this year. All the world’s top surfers…

JBay Open winner Mick Fanning claims another World Tour victory

JBay Open winner Mick Fanning claims another World Tour victory

South African Jordy Smith continued his phenomenal run of form that has seen him jump from 14th to seventh on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings when…

World Surf League announced by ASP

World Surf League announced by ASP

The Association of Surf Professionals will cease to exist by the end of the year and will be known as the World Surf League (WSL) from 2015. The…

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Travel & Tourism

Addo lion cubs growing big and strong

Addo lion cubs growing big and strong

The three Addo lion cubs whose lives were in danger when their mom Gina died are healthy and are growing big…

Home Affairs drops another bombshell

Home Affairs drops another bombshell

The Department of Home Affairs has backtracked on a concession that it granted last year that children travelling into South Africa…

Port St Francis – the home of the calamari industry

Port St Francis – the home of the calamari industry

Port St Francis is a small, sophisticated, harbour with an enticing blend of authentic fishing community, upmarket residential complexes and tourism.…

International

Fukushima radiation spikes as contaminated water pours into the ocean

Fukushima radiation spikes as contaminated water pours into the ocean

Cleanup crews trying to mitigate Japan’s never-ending radiation crisis at Fukushima ran into more problems recently after sensors monitoring a drainage gutter detected a huge spike in…

Property

Property of the week – Wavecrest plot for R 135 000

Property of the week – Wavecrest plot for R 135 000

The JBay News property of the week is a vacant plot in the upmarket Wavecrest suburb. It is a 600m2 level stand and is walled on 3…

Photo's

Photo of the day – Oyster Bay sunset

Photo of the day – Oyster Bay sunset

The endless beaches of Oyster Bay are perfect to take long walks upon and to enjoy the natural beauty and splendour of this untouched paradise. Local photographer…

Surfing

Smith and Buitendag launch their World Surf League campaigns in Australia

Smith and Buitendag launch their World Surf League campaigns in Australia

South Africans Jordy Smith and Bianca Buitendag have joined the world’s best surfers who are converging on Australia’s Gold Coast for the opening events of the 2015…

Rugby

Super Rugby warm up games announced

Super Rugby warm up games announced

The pre season fixtures for the 2015 Super Rugby tournament have been announced. The first South African teams in action will be the Bulls vs the Cheetahs…

Africa

African Union says Boko Haram must be defeated

African Union says Boko Haram must be defeated

The African Union (AU) has strongly condemned what it has labelled the despicable attacks that the Boko Haram terrorist group continues to commit in various parts of…

Swim

Swimmers conquer the Bell Buoy

Swimmers conquer the Bell Buoy

The annual Bell Buoy swim took place in Port Elizabeth on Sunday and four swimmers from Kouga took up the challenge and completed the race. The Kouga…

Eastern Cape

Addo lion cubs growing big and strong

Addo lion cubs growing big and strong

The three Addo lion cubs whose lives were in danger when their mom Gina died are healthy and are growing big and strong. They are about eight…

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