Local Posts – Posts relevant to Greater St Francis Area

Top strategist joins Kouga team

Well-respected strategist joins Kouga’s top management team Kouga Municipality has kept its promise of recruiting highly-skilled individuals for critical positions by appointing a well-respected strategist and local government expert as its new Director:...

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Property valuation objections down

Big decrease in objections to Kouga property valuations Just more than 300 property owners from the Kouga region have submitted objections to the new valuations of their properties. “If you submitted an objection but have not yet received a reference...

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Have a Heart

Have a Heart - To coincide with the launch of their Have a Heart campaign, St Francis Animal Rescue (SFAR), have also launched their new website to keep generous supporters up to date with progress in caring for the pets of Sea Vista. The ‘Have A Heart’ campaign is to...

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Chasing the nurdles

In October last year during a major storm, 49 tons made up of 2 billion plastic nurdles, were released into the ocean when a ship's cargo was compromised during the storm. To date, only 13.39 tons of those nurdles have been recovered meaning there is still...

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And so back to the bridge

A bridge too far? (nearly there) The Sand River Bridge has become rather an emotional subject to many a local St Franciscan and so it is a challenge to write an article that will not offend someone. The ‘Have your Say’ article by Garth Perry certainly...

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NSRI St Francis avert potential disaster

NSRI St Francis in massive disaster prevention effort It is appropriate that our photo of the week has the NSRI Spirit of St Francis Rescue boat featured alongside the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior for our local lads and ladies from NSRI did us proud...

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Kromme Descent 2018

Kromme River Descent - A Great Event Wow! What wonderful weather we enjoyed over the weekend. And what a great advert for St Francis with the swimming of the annual Kromme Descent. Swimmers, not only from St Francis and Port Elizabeth but even a few from...

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Kouga Mayoral Committee Reshuffle

Changes to Kouga Mayoral Committee Following the passing away of former Mayor Elza van Lingen new Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks made minor changes to the Mayoral Committee with Hattingh Bornman taking over from Hendricks as Speaker. Taking over from...

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Sea Vista Sea Scouts compromised

Thieves Compromise the future of the Sea Vista Sea Scouts As with the Rotary St Francis initiative being stopped by the thieves that lurk in Sea Vista so too are the Sea Scouts compromised. In the past few days what can only be termed non-human have...

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Sport and other news

Kirsten goes Rambling

Our roving Foodie goes Rambling (Rose) Rambling Rose Coffee Shop - 165 St Francis Drive, St Francis Bay I’m not sure why it has taken me so many months to try out Rambling Rose, but I wish I had done so sooner. The venue is lovely - cosy and quaint inside,...

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Rotary Makro Golf Day

The annual Rotary Makro Golf Day, Better Ball Stableford held at St Francis Bay Golf Club on Saturday 28th April attracted a very busy field with the day raising over R40 000 for our club's projects in St Francis. A very big thank you to all the generous...

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SA Weather Service issue weather warnings

NSRI is urging the public to follow the SA Weather Service advisory and to be alert to the approaching storm conditions. NSRI urge the public to be cautious around the coastline today, tomorrow and over the next few days following the Weather Service...

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SA Seniors at Links

Seniors SA Champs being held at The Links this week With Eastern Province Golf having selected St Francis Links as the host club,  some 88 plus golfers are in St Francis  this week to compete in the Senior and Super-Senior Inter-Provincial Championships....

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21-year old Norwegian missing in Sedgefield

Still no sign of missing Norwegian lass Marie Ostboo NSRI reports an ongoing search operation, headed by the SA Police Services, has found no sign of missing Marie Ostbo and the search and investigations are ongoing. The SA Police Services, Community...

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St Francis Rotary Makro Golf Day

St Francis Rotary Makro Golf Day Around the Corner        The annual Rotary Makro Golf Festival in St Francis Bay taking place on Saturday April 28th at St Francis Bay Golf Club.  This is the fifth year in a row that the title sponsorship is claimed by...

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Debbi our Iron Hero

St Francis' very own Ironman ...  or is that 'Steel lady' Dedication, determination and just pure courage saw Debbi Nevay Hudson achieve her dream of competing in and completing an Ironman. Running late into Sunday night crossed the line to the delight of...

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Facebook – The good, bad and maybe…

Facebook - The good, bad and maybe ...  ugly Those readers who have never had a Facebook profile or have deleted their profile will no doubt feel justified in their decision not to be part of the social media phenomena that has some 2-billion plus...

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PE Divers found alive

Two Port Elizabeth divers found alive and well after three-hour search Ian Gray‚ station commander of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), Port Elizabeth reports the Port Elizabeth duty crew was activated on Sunday morning following reports from the...

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World Champ is Kromme King

The Pam Golding King of the Kromme was held on Easter Saturday, and won by Surfski World Champion, Jasper Mocke, the new 2018 “King of the Kromme”!  Held in calm warm conditions, with a full moon high tide, the 75 paddlers headed off from Quaysyde, and...

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