Taking a break

St Francis Today will be taking a short much needed break to have a serivce upgrade on the editor’s fuel injection system. We expect this break to last around three weeks but will be back with some new ideas and features to take us into summer and the holidays.

Electricity interruption tomorrow

We  have just been informed

The power outage has been posponed until 26th October

The power outage has been cancelled St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis electricity interruption on Thursday, 7 September

Eskom will be switching off the power supply to St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis on Thursday, 7 September, from 9am to 4.30pm.

The interruption is necessary for Eskom to perform maintenance work on the St Francis Bay/Cape St Francis 22kV line.

Residents are reminded that all electrical points should be treated as live during this time.The outage is subject to the weather.

The alternative date that has been set is 26 October.

Press release:
Laura-Leigh Randall,
Kouga Municipality
Media Liaison Officer

College Girls Score at Fun Gymnastics

Five St Francis College girls took part in the Bay Gynastics  fun Spring Day competition in Uitenhage on September 2nd.  They were Chloe Bateman, Morgan Ackerman, Layla Reynolds, Micaella White and Katie Joubert (not in this photo). All competitors  received a medal for participation. Chloe Bateman achieved first prize for highest beam score in her level 4 group. Morgan Ackerman achieved highest beam score in her level 3 group, Micaella White highest bar score in her level 2 group and Katie Joubert won best theme outfit.

Well done girls!!

College Girls Score at Fun Gymnastics


Church burgled

Thieves rob St Francis United Church

Crime plumbed new depths on Monday night when thieves broke into St Francis Church and made off withmade off with a large amount of equipment, including the sound system, as well as blankets, food and clothing collected for the needy. The SAPS are investigating and a certain amount of equipment has been recovered.

It really is time that our courts put these  criminals away for a long time. So often the perpetrators are apprehended by SAPS, locked up for a day or two before taken to court where they receive bail and in a day or two are back committing their foul deeds. Even once convcted they spend a few months n prison where they are abbe to hone their skill before being let free into society to rob and pillsge. It is time South African courts stat dishing out life sentences to repeat offenders. They will never be reformed so have no right to ever be part of normal society.

Anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour or find any of the goods which have been stolen is requested to contact SAPS St Francis Bay, or the church office at 042-294-1943

Equestrian Success

St Francis College horse riders achieved top results at this month’s Homestead Equestrian Estate Dressage show. They all achieved first place rosettes and several second and third places. Pictured with riding instructors Leandi Smit (back left) and Tracy Kennedy (back right) are Molly Dalton (Grade 7), Micaella White (Grade 2) and Samara Howell (Grade 6)

Our beach?

A little Monday comtroversy – Agree or Disagree

e-Mail received from a reader

Let’s predict the future of our town. The conversation goes like this.

Dad – “Hey kids, great news! We are going to St Francis again this year for our Christmas holidays ! ”
Kids – “Aah Dad – but there’s no beach”

The reader feels only one question remains. “Is their a direct correlation between the value of St Francis Bay properties and the amount of sand on main beach as we head quickly towards having no beach at all ? No beach is now likely to happen within 6 to 9 months as we add revetments that aide not prevent sand loss. When the Vallies get here they will have a few choice words for us locals, I expect.”

On the other hand — should we rather let nature take its course by doing nothing as the sea encroaches on our shoreline?

What do you think? Add your comments below.

St Francis Bay at high tide