Emergency number update

Kouga Municipality’s 24/7 emergency number update

The lines that were knocked out by lightning over the weekend have been repaired and are operational again. Residents can contact any of the following numbers to reach the control room:

042 291 0250

042 2910283

042 2910295


Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch - St Francis BayNeighbourhood Watch RECRUITATHON

Neighbourhood Watch will have a large purpose built display at the Saturday Market this weekend  and supporters will be on parade in the Neighbourhood Watch livery to help people with questions about Neighbourhood Watch and to encourage and recruit new members as well as seek donations from those who for one reason or another cannot patrol.

The few stalwart volunteers who do Neighbourhood Watch duties need your support in sharing the load of patrolling.


Kouga Emergency numbers

Telephone lines down

Lightning strikes have caused caused damage to some of Kouga’s emergency numbers. Until these are repaired residents are advised that only one 24/7 emergency number for Kouga’s Fire, Traffic and Disaster Management control room is currently operational. The number is

042 291 0250.

There may be delays in getting through on the number so please be patient..

Mixed Pairs

St Francis Bay Bowling Club Mixed Pairs Championship

The St Francis Bay Bowling club held its Mixed Pairs championship on the 11th and 12th February with Merry & Toby Haring edging out runners up John Poole and Dot Coxwell.

St Francis Bay Bowling Club Mixed Pairs Championship

(Left to right) Runners up: John Poole and Dot Coxwell with the winners Merry and Toby Haring. (Photo by Pam Stark)


Concert In The Park

Prime timers

Prime Timers @ Concert In The Park

Richard Cock Concert in the parkPrime Timers Social Club for retired people of St Francis Bay are preparing to attend their special annual event in Port Elizabeth. Richard Cock conducting The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra takes place 18th – 19th February.

Members take their picnics, wine and chairs and enjoy a wonderful day of entertainment.

The Concert In The Park is always a top favourite and enjoyed by all.

For more information or to join Prime Timers call  Paulene…. 042 2940301…… 084 7897801





Apology to readers

Unfortunately an unexpected emergency found us unable to publish St Francis Today last week. Owing to the nature of the emergency we were unable to send out a notice advising readers that we would not be publishing but all is well again and we assure you of our continuing service in the months ahead.

We would also like to thank those who mailed us news and information during last week and again apologise for not responding to your mail sooner. And finally to the many readers who called us to find out the reason they were not receiving their daily copy of St Francis Today, thank you for your support, patience and understanding of the situation.

Today’s newsletter really is more about catching up on some of the local news from last week so it maybe old news to some but we do feel this information is important enough to report so as to keep our readers aware of all important local happenings in Kouga.