Is Nuclear really the answer?

Thyspunt obviously has its detractors and its supporters and “nere the twain shall meet”. Whichever side of the horrible fence that has just been erected on the Cape St Francis road, one sits on, the fact is that South Africa simply has to either generate or purchase more power.  We can live with load shedding in our homes as inconvenient as it is but South Africa won’t attract investment nor create much needed jobs without more capacity.

Eskom (government) obviously feels the answer can be found by building more Medupi’s and Thyspunt’s but are they considering the many alternatives being developed by other countries who face similar generating capacity as they  grow their economy’s into the future.

The following article puts an interesting spin on whether these multi- billion Rand monstrosities really necessary or are they simply to “reward the empowered few who wish for centralisation of the energy system so their dominance might persist, against the disempowered many who wish to claim back their autonomy”. READ MORE

Vodacom Origins of Golf at The Links

It’s all happening at St Francis Links as perfect weather yesterday gave the professionals and amateurs a great look at one of South Africa’s best courses. 116 golfers teed off at 11am yesterday morning with local favorites Titch Moore, Wallie Coetsee and Lyle Rowe joining 11-time Origins winner, Jean Hugo to headline the Pro-Am field.

With a bit of rain forecast for today but clearing later tomorrow for the main event that will be played over 54-holes from tomorrow through to Saturday, it certainly is worth a trip up to the links to watch our young pro’s in action.

Join us for the action.

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Photo’s courtesy St Francis Links

IT’S SHOW TIME!

St Francis College pupils brought dinner theatre to the village for one night only as they wowed parents and guests at the school’s annual concert – Reach for the Stars, You just might become one! , which doubled as a rousing farewell to much-loved headmaster Alan Campbell and his wife Janet.

Hosted by St Francis Links, which provided a delicious dinner before the show, pupils performed various skits, dances, songs and well-scripted one-liners. Written and directed by talented Grade 3 teacher Annie Carpenter, choreographed by artistic Dance and Movement teacher Jenny Davis and music by creative Music teacher Natasha Brown, the event was a great success.

St. Francis College Grade 3-7 Concert- Reach for the Stars, You just might become one!

St. Francis College Grade 3-7 Concert- Reach for the Stars, You just might become one!

Grade 7 pupil Dean Brooker bids farewell to Headmaster Alan Campbell on behalf of all the children of St. Francis College.

Grade 7 pupil Dean Brooker bids farewell to Headmaster Alan Campbell on behalf of all the children of St. Francis College.

Photographs : Alan Campbell and Gail Brooker

PINKIES UP!

Spring Day launched the first day of the last term for St Francis College pupils. Once the stormy weather had passed, Grade 2 pupils were eager to get outdoors – so to celebrate the season and welcome the sun, the class held a Tea Party Picnic to discuss the wonders of Spring. Teacher Caroline Anderson said : “Many great insights were shared and lots of laughs had. Pupils learn so much through fun, creative discussions.”

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Grade 2 pupil Kyle Heim demonstrates ‘pinkies up’.

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Grade 2 girls drinking tea, sharing snacks and having a chat.

 

Photo : Caroline Anderson