Monthly Archive: February, 2012

Four Kruger Park officials arrested for rhino poaching

Four SANParks Kruger National Park (KNP) officials were arrested in connection with rhino poaching activities yesterday afternoon. The arrest follows an earlier discovery of two freshly killed rhino  found in  Pretoriuskop.  The animals had… Continue reading

Kouga Council strives to save Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay

Saving the prestigious Billabong Pro J’Bay will be on the agenda when Kouga Executive Mayor, Booi Koerat, meets with Billabong SA this week. In a television interview on Tuesday, Mayoral Committee member, Vernon… Continue reading

Humansdorp rapist gets 8 years

A 21 year-old Humansdorp man was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for raping a 20 year-old woman in 2011. Johan Kettledas was sentenced at the Humansdorp Magistrates’ Court earlier this month for the crime… Continue reading

JBay and St Francis Rotary Clubs raise R3500 in Swimarathon

In an attempt to break a Guinness Book World Record, Rotary Clubs of Jeffreys Bay and St Francis participated in the global Rotary Swimarathon yesterday. The record attempt was to have the most… Continue reading

Political parties’ actions threaten integrity of residents’ associations

The major political parties in South Africa are on a path that threatens the autonomy and integrity of residents and ratepayers’ associations. This was said in a statement by the new chairman of… Continue reading

The new 6-star Billabong event will run in 2nd week of July

This year’s 6-Star Billabong Pro J -Bay will run in the second week of July, immediately after the Prime rated event in Ballito and offers a prize-purse of US $155 000 (approx. R1.2… Continue reading

Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay downgraded this year

The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay (Event No 5 of 11 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour), has been downgraded from an ASP World Title event to an ASP 6-Star for 2012. In an… Continue reading

Digby and the Lullaby, aka Diesel Vanilla, take a bite of the Big Apple

Cape Town-based musicians Darren Digby Peens  and Rouchelle Hubsch previously known as Diesel Vanilla will be performing in the Eastern Cape over Easter. The duo who have now re-branded themselves as Digby and the Lullaby, flew off to New… Continue reading

Kouga staff win Vuna Award

Kouga Municipality has won a Vuna Award for its performance during 2010/11. The awards, an initiative of the Eastern Cape Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs, were presented at a ceremony inPort… Continue reading

Brave father drowns trying to save his kids

A brave local father drowned this afternoon in the Kromme River while trying to save his two teenage children caught in the incoming tide. The petrified children clung to a pole in the… Continue reading