Local Posts – Posts relevant to Greater St Francis Area

Super Fun At Fundraiser

Super Fun At Monte Carlo Royale Fundraiser The St Francis College community put on the Ritz as they turned out in numbers to support the Monte Carlo Royale evening at St Francis Links on Friday June 23rd.  The event which raised approximately R50 000.00 for the...

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Sand River Bridge

Update of progress of Sand River Bridge The Sand River Bridge is on track to carry traffic over December holiday season but construction will continue well into 2018. St Francis Today was invited along with Nigel Aitken of SF Property Owners Association to visit the...

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Energy Summit

Kouga hosts Youth in Energy Summit Young people from across Kouga will take part in the first Youth in Energy Summit at Cape St Francis this week. The summit will take place at 9am on Wednesday, 28 June, at the Cape St Francis Resort. It is being presented jointly by...

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Financial skills training

Financial skills training at Sea Vista and Umzamowethu Financial skills training for communities will be presented at Sea Vista and Unzamowethu this week. Kouga Local Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu said the training would be free and open to...

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Mid-winter madness

Mid-Winter madness in St Francis Canals Coinciding with the shortest days (longest nights) of the year we also experienced what were certainly the coldest days of the year thus far. With temperatures dropping into single digits and the wind chill factor further...

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Massive clean-up

Kouga Mayor launches massive clean-up intervention 600 tonnes collected as Kouga Mayor launches massive clean-up intervention Some 600 tonnes of rubbish was collected at Jeffreys Bay this past week as Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen officially launched a massive clean-up...

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Municipal payments

Important info for Kouga Municipal payments and account holders Kouga Municipal cashiers to close at noon on 30 June & Residents asked to re-register for municipal online service Residents are asked to take note that all municipal pay-points (cashiers) will close...

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Fire Update

22nd June Firefighters have been preparing for the strong winds predicted for tomorrow.  Please find below the fire update from Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen: Fire-fighters prepare for strong winds tomorrow Strong winds have been predicted for tomorrow, renewing fears...

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Humanitarian crisis

Humanitarian crisis brewing at Longmore A humanitarian crisis is brewing at the Longmore village where residents have been without electricity and water since the weekend. Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said 80 households were affected by the service...

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Firefighters on alert

Kouga fire-fighters on high alert Kouga fire-fighters are on high alert, with strong winds having been predicted for tomorrow. Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said two helicopters from the SA National Defence Force arrived this afternoon to water-bomb areas that could...

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Sport and other news

Final Results Jordy Smith Cape Town

Alex Ribeiro (BRA) and Zoe McDougall (HAW) clinched back-to-back titles in South Africa when they won the men’s and women’s events at the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro pres. by O’Neill in front of a packed beachfront at Melkbosstrand in Cape Town on Sunday. Joshe...

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Surfers Conquer Victory-at-Sea

Tubewave at Melkbosstrand Produces Chunky Waves in Huge Swell A giant swell and strong crosswinds did not prevent the competitors in the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro pres. by O’Neill, from producing excellent performances in what can only be described as...

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Cape Storms Force Venue Change

Cape Storms Force Venue Change for Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro pres. by O’Neill QS1,000 and JQS1,000 Events Moved to Melkbosstrand for First Two Days Cape Town’s biggest international surfing event, the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro pres. by O’Neill, has been...

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Cape flora is everywhere in retreat

How no-man’s-land is now everyone’s problem: the renowned Cape flora is everywhere in retreat as runaway pine invasions. The renowned Cape flora is everywhere in retreat as runaway pine invasions transform the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains by Richard Cowling,...

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Lessons to be learnt

Lessons to be learnt from recent events Waking at 3:00 yesterday morning and seeing the news of the huge fire in London’s Grenfell tower block seemed almost surreal. Visions of the horror of 9/11 were immediately brought to mind and the scenes on TV were as if there...

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State of Disaster

Statement by Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen: The Kouga Council will be holding a special meeting at the Council Chambers in Jeffreys Bay at 2pm today (Monday, 12 June). The purpose of the meeting will be for Council to declare a local state of disaster in the...

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Local wins JBU

Local surfer Dale Staples Wins The 2017 JBU Supertrial In firing surf at Supertubes, Dale Staples from St Francis Bay won the 2017 edition of the JBU Supertrial by powering through some of the biggest and deepest barrels of the day. Staples was in rhythm with the...

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Large Surf Forecast

Large Surf Forecast For JBU Supertrial Powered by Monster Energy There is a powerful swell heading for JBay, and the contest organisers of the JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy are ready to go with their event. The huge storm heading for Cape Town mid-week will...

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Auction And Gaming Evening

The Monte Carlo Royale Auction And Gaming Evening. St Francis College brings you the Monte Carlo Royale Auction and Gaming evening on Friday 23 June 2017. Book the date, because this exciting event, being held at the St Francis Links Club House, is sure to be great...

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Expedition Port Elizabeth

The only other reason to cross the Gamtoos would be to visit Port Elizabeth The recent Expedition Africa was motivation to cross the Gamtoos River for the first time in over two years. The only other reason to cross the Gamtoos would be to visit Port Elizabeth and...

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