• Lightfoot to surf in Australian Open

    Dylan Lightfoot, who grew up surfing the waves of Jeffreys Bay has cracked the nod and been invited to surf in the Australia Open of Surfing Pro Junior. The event will take place at Manley Beach from 11 – 18 February. The only other two South Africans who have been invited to the event are […]

  • Sewage spill under control

    Residents were expecting yet another sewage spill into the ocean at Main Beach this week as Municipal officials constructed a dam wall at the Ski Boat club. The reason why a spill occurred was due to the upgrading of the Koraal Street pump station with an additional pump. However, once the Municipality realised that a […]

  • Shell Festival starts today

    The Main Beach has been a hive of activity as stall holders have started to  set up and the Jeffreys Bay Underwater Club prepare for the first ever Dive Festival in the town. For the first time in a number of years, there is a full programme of events on offer for festival goers and […]

  • Sewage spills a health hazard in Jeffreys Bay

    The annual Green Drop report issued by the Department of Water Affairs has revealed that the Jeffreys Bay sewage system is operating at 117 % of capacity. Failing an infrastructural upgrade, more sewage spills can be expected by residents of the coastal town, which is revered internationally for its perfect waves and beaches. The Kouga […]

  • Sewage spill under control

    A new pump costing around R 150 000 that was fitted into the Koraal Street pump station late Wednesday afternoon has halted the worst sewage spill Jeffreys Bay has ever seen. For nearly 3 weeks the town has been held hostage to sewage flowing freely in the streets and caused the newly elected Mayor, Booi […]

  • Water floods the streets of Jeffreys Bay

    The Jeffreys Bay Municipality is in full swing trying to fix the damage caused by the rain that fell last week. Over 150 mm fell in the space of a few days, much of it in the catchment areas which has resulted in the dams filling up quite considerably and water restrictions could be lifted […]

  • Main Beach closed for swimming

    The latest sewage spill has resulted in an unprecedented move by the Kouga Municipality. For the first time in the long history of sewage spills, the beach has been closed for swimming. Laura-Leigh Randall, media liaison for the Municipality said that the beach hasn’t been officially closed yet but that the Law Enforcement Officers are […]

  • Man commits suicide on Main Beach J'Bay

    A man who shot himself on Thursday on Main Beach in Jeffreys Bay was a suspect in a murder case in Gauteng. Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Naidu said that 24 year old Maxwell Cowley shot himself in the head and died later in hospital. It emerged later on that Cowley was wanted for the murder of […]

  • Time for change

    “You can choose five more years of bribery, corruption and poor service delivery or you can choose the DA” Helen Zille Howls of protest about the lack of service delivery are being heard across the land and with good reason. Municipalities in South Africa are in poor shape after having suffered mismanagement, corruption, nepotism and […]

  • Shell Festival – the road ahead

    Sports have been identified as a possible way of rebranding the Shell Festival and making it something that residents can once again feel proud of. A shift in dates to the last weekend in September has also been decided upon. “We realise that the Shell festival cannot compete with the Calamari Festival in St Francis […]

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