Longmore fires destroy thousands of hectares of farmland

The Longmore fires that have been burning since 7 June have destroyed about 17 000 ha of veld, plantation and farm land in the Kouga area. This does not include damage on Nelson Mandela… Continue reading

New fire at Van Stadens area today

Breaking… By Bev Mortimer A huge fire is currently running parallel to the N2 Eastern Cape, near the Van Stadens turnoff. The fire, according to two eye witnesses, started in the early morning… Continue reading

SA surfing lass 5th behind Hawaiian at Durban surf event

Breaking… Zoe McDougall of Hawaii was crowned Women’s Champion at the international Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing at Durban’s Dairy Beach yesterday. And St Francis Bay’s Crystal Hulett  Francis Bay was the highest… Continue reading

There is no load shedding tomorrow 18 June – Eskom

Eskom warns everyone that messages doing the rounds on social media about load shedding being scheduled for 6 hours  from tomorrow morning, 18 June, are not true. In a statement this evening the power… Continue reading

Kouga fire-fighters on high alert

Breaking… Edited by Bev Mortimer Kouga fire-fighters are on high alert following the prediction of strong winds for tomorrow by the SA Weather Bureau. Two helicopters from the SA National Defence Force arrived… Continue reading

204 Longmore residents without water, electricity

Breaking… Edited by Bev Mortimer Eight households and 204 people of the Longmore village in the Kouga municipal area of the Eastern Cape have had no water since the past weekend. And hundreds… Continue reading

Two arrests for possession of R2.8-million worth of rhino horns

Two men were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng  on 11 June, for being in possession of 10 rhino horns.  The suspects were arrested shortly before boarding a place destined for… Continue reading

Fires contained but not under control

More news briefs from Kouga Municipality  Hot Spots:  Hot spots in the Kouga region are in the vicinity of the J-Bay Zebra Lodge near Thornhill, as well as the section between the R102… Continue reading

Cogta organises manpower to help clean up after fires

Community Work Programme volunteers  help with the cleaning up of debris left behind by the devastating fires in Southern Cape and parts of the Eastern Cape. This is according to the Department of… Continue reading

NSRI National awards for service announced

NSRI celebrated its 50th AGM at Rotunda, Camps Bay, yesterday evening, 12 June. The following is the list of the main awards. The full list is on the NSRI website. Founder Members: The… Continue reading