Summer Wellness Expo

Summer Wellness Expo to be held at St Francis Links

Following on the success of last year’s well-attended Expo, St Francis Animal Rescue is hosting another ‘Summer Wellness’ Expo at The Links Golf Club on Saturday November 4th, from 10h00 am until 17h00.

If you’re a practitioner in the beauty and health and wellness industry, this is an ideal opportunity to promote your brand to a captive audience of up to 300 visitors. Stands are selling fast at R350 each, so if you’re keen to participate, book yours soonest.

We’ve tapped into some interesting new developments in health, fitness and well-being and specialist treatments on show this year include: Iridology, Kinesiology, Lipo-Sculpting, Organic Heart Health, Body Stress Release, Hypnotherapy-  as well as reflexology, deep tissue massage and physiotherapy.

Five upmarket beauty salons will offer a diverse range of exciting new treatments and beauty products along with facials makeovers and mini-manicures.  Fitness is covered through yoga, karate, dance and pilates demos – and personal trainers will be on hand to offer one-on-one advice to those seeking a more active lifestyle.

You’re going to love our gorgeous floral displays, jewellery and summer leisure clothing – all designed to boost your sense of happiness and confidence.

Choose from a host of delicious, healthy meal options from the Clubhouse Chef and his team and, just this once, pass on coffee in favour of freshly prepared nutritious smoothies and fruit juices.

Don’t miss this Expo – immerse yourself in health, fitness and beauty, interact with practitioners and question cutting edge technologies to find out what wellness routines and modalities work best for you.

All proceeds from this Expo go towards funding St Francis Animal Rescue’s ‘Open Your Eyes & Sterilize’ campaign created to sterilize the cats and dogs of our own Sea Vista township and prevent the birth of unwanted kittens and puppies and the neglect and cruelty that stems from this.

So far this year, St Francis Animal Rescue has sterilized well over 250 cats and dogs – and the numbers keep climbing. In addition, we provide food for hungry pets, vaccinate new-born pups and kittens, and offer wound care and medical treatment for animals in need. Our kennel distribution program is ongoing and, at each weekly outreach, we provide blankets, food bowls, collars and leashes whenever we can.

Please help us to help them.

Winning stand at 2016 Wellness Expo


Peter Bosman

Peter BosmanWell known and longtime St Francis Bay resident Peter Bosman passed away peacefully at Jeffreysrus in Jeffreys Bay on Sunday evening 15th October after a long struggle with cancer.

Born in Cape Town, Peter attended school in Pretoria and later at St John’s College in Johannesburg before reading for an LLB at Wits University followed by a BLC at Oxford. His career at the bar started in Johannesburg where as he was appointed as Legal Adviser to the Chamber of Mines later becoming General Manager.

Peter retired to St Francis Bay in the 1990’s were he became involved in the local bridge and bowling club, the Kromme Enviro Trust and Neighbourhood Watch. A well respected member of the St Francis community Peter will be greatly missed by his wife Yvonne, family and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at the St Francis United Church (cnr St Francis Drive and Walton Road) in St Francis Bay on Saturday 21 October 2017 at 11h30.

Rather than flowers, please make a donation to St Francis Hospice (Kouga). Hospice provides care to so many cancer patients.

RIP Peter

Thanks to our readers

Thanks to our readers and advertisers

Message from the editor, St Francis Today coffee maker, bottle washer and whatever alse need doing!

Thanks to all those loyal readers for all the support and good wishes by way of e-mail messages, comments ad Facebook whilst whilst I was indesposed having triple by-pass (no I was not having a new fuel injection system fitted to my car). I had the op five weeks ago  and unfortunately, believing I am in fact bullet proof, tried to do a little too much a little too soon. This unfortunately resulted in my suffering a collapsed left lung which apparently was quite serious if  not life threatening.

Anyway I went to PE for a final check-up yesterday and have been given a clean bill of health but with instruction to still take things easy for a month or so. This may result In the  coming weeksthat SFT may be a lillte late (or heaven forbid – not at all) for I have decided to start work at sunrise rather than my previous 3:30am.

Thanks for your support.

Three Cheers

Three Cheers to all those who worked so hard to stop Thyspunt happening

Being somewhat indisposed for the past six weeks through illness has been frustrating particularly as there has been so much meaty news during the period that I lay flat on my back reading the news from my smart phone each morning. Of course the Springbok’s huge loss was hardest to take made all the more frustrating as I was unable to watch the broadcast.

Although SFT had published a few broadcasts over the past weeks, in my haste to get back to work I overdid things a bit and ended up back in beds with a nasty lung condition further delaying SFT return.

Yesterday (Monday 16) would have been the perfect day to resume paublishing in light of Friday;s massive news but unfortunately I had to be in PE bright and early for the cardio to give me the once over. So whilst everyone in St Francis Bay is no doubt aware of Eskom’s decision not to build the next nuclear power station at Thyspunt maybe there are some reasers further afield who have not heard, unlikely but just maybe!

So massive was Friday’s news that there it is of little wonder that it took the power out throughout St Francis / Oyster Bay for some 12 hours or was that just Eskom’s way of giving us the finger for going into battle against them. No doubt there are some pro-nuclear supporters with more than a little egg on their face, non-more so than ever popular Dr Kelven Kemm particularly in light of his claims (28 August) pronouncing Thyspunt was going ahead in spite of the court ruling that the entire process had been cancelled.

Local Thyspunt Alliance and other anti-nuclear activists have certainly been rewarded and our thanks must go out to the Thyspunt Alliance especially to our own Trudi Malan and Hilton Thorpe and others including Gary Koekemoer of NoPENuke for their efforts.   While this decision does not totally scuttle plans to one day build a nuclear power station at Thyspunt, it certainly is unlikely to rear its head during the lives of the majority of our readers. And certainly in years to come a solution will have been found to store generated power renedering nuclear options unnecessary and obsolete.

No doubt the anti-nuke fight will continue with Eskom’s decision to build its proposed new nuclear reactor at Duynefontein, near Koeberg in Cape Town and here’s to all those supporting the Thyspunt effort lend a helping hand to their Cape Town colleagues.

And just to give confirmation that the decision is final (in terms of being preferred to Thyspunt) attached are two documents, one from Environmental Affairs and one from Gibb, the consulting engineers.

J36210_Nuclear-1 EA Decision_v3_2017.10.14

Nuclear_1-Environmental Authorisation

Sand River Bridge Open

Sand River Bridge Opened for traffic yesterday afternoon

Photo Stephanie Ernsten

St Francis Today thought we would try and make a bit of a comeback today but alas it seems the ed is not quite up to it after suffering a collapsed lung following recent heart surgery. Possibly things will be better next week but the effort this morning has been more than a little draining and painful.

Anyway the good news is that the Sand River bridge is open to traffic which will certainly ease the traffic flow in and out of St Francis especially as the holiday season approaches. We were promised some photos as we could not travel to site but alas received none so we have borrowed this one from Stephanie Ernsten (hope you don’t mind Steph).who used the bridge late yeaterday.

The conractors have asked us to appeal to the public whether driving, cycling or walking over the bridge to take care. The entire area is still a construction site and traffic calming methods will remain in place until the bridge is finally completed some time in the first half of 2018.

No doubt there will be complaints and comments on how narrow the bridge is and a stream of criticism but please bear in mind the bridge construction still has a long way to go and will offer a wider drive through once complete.