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St Francis Today Monday 23rd April

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Waitron Heros

Waitrons jump in to save toddler. Two Joe Fish waitrons became heroines last weekend when they saved a toddler who had fallen into the swimming pool. Vee (pictured right) was serving lunch to a table of four on at poolside when she noticed the toddler in...

Closing nights at Rock Lily

As Rock Lily Music Promotions and Events are moving on to host live music at the St Francis Bay Brewery and at The St Francis Links, we are sad to be leaving our iconic building and invite you to two incredible nights of music to send us on our new musical...

Goodbye to a remarkable lady

Until we read the eulogy written for the memorial service held for Elza van Lingen at Mentors Country Estate on Monday (23rd April) we truly knew very little of just how remarkable a person she realty was. St Francis Today has reproduced the Eulogy for...

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....

Kouga Mourns the death of Mayor Elza van Lingen

RIP Elza van Lingen A memorial service will be at 2:00 pm on Monday 23rd April held at Mentors Country Estate in Jeffreys Bay to pay tribute to Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen who passed away peacefully at her home in Cape St Francis yesterday...

Property Valuation Objections

Property Valuation Objections dealine is 30th April Following the property valuations conducted by DDP last year property owners have until 30th April to submit their objections to the new General Valuations Roll. The roll, valid for the period 2018 to...

“A Taste of St Francis”

Coming Soon! “A Taste of St Francis” Write-On Publishing of St Francis Bay will soon release a REPRODUCTION & REPRINT of the iconic 1990's St Francis Bay recipe books "A Taste of St Francis" and "A Second Taste of St Francis", originally produced by the St...

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...

TheTarragona minefield

All lives matter – please make Tarragona safe! One only needs to spend a half hour or so at the side of Tarragona road opposite the township housing to witness its potential as a death trap every bit as lethal as a minefield.  In the past week at least two...

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...
Bard'Au combining style, beauty & Welness in St Francis Bay
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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Haydn Holmes is this week’s hero – Congratulations Haydn for your epic Freedom Robben Island swim. Haydn was the fastest in the wetsuit division in 15 degree water with a time of 1 hour 30 mins. More tomorrow as we had another St Francis Swimmer in action in PE.

Local writer captures region in his books – AT first glance, it would be hard to think of a less likely corrupter of the country’s laws than Bartle Logie (82).

Man escapes with life after shark tears hole in paddle-ski – A Plettenberg man is lucky to be alive after a giant shark bit a hole in his paddle-ski at Robberg Beach on Sunday morning‚ knocking him off the ski into the water.

Armed Robbers chased by police near Van Stadens bridge – Three suspects were arrested. A large amount of jewellery which included gold chains, rings, platinum jewellery and cell phones was found inside the vehicle.

Iconic Pollocks honed skills in Mill Park ‘tests’ – Little did they know some 66-years-ago that their neighbourhood cricket games with two young brothers would see the emergence of a pair of Port Elizabeth’s most iconic sports sons.


National (South Africa & Africa) News

Black businessmen in landmark court case over k-word – Two prominent businessmen will go head to head on Monday in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in what is expected to result in a landmark ruling on racism between two black men.

Beaten Moses Mabhida stadium guard ‘seriously injured, but stable’ – A security guard who was beaten up during a violent breakout at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban is in stable condition, paramedics said on Sunday.

Zuma’s ‘baby mama’ made to resign – Nonkanyiso Conco, the 24-year-old who recently gave birth to Jacob Zuma’s baby, has resigned from the leadership of a young women’s empowerment organisation

Makhosi Khoza’s Resignation Signals “New Dawn” For Party, Says ADeC – “Makhosi Khoza had presented herself as the supreme leader of the party by making dictatorial decisions which had put the party into disrepute,” said Masilela.


State Capture

Business, Money & Economy

Steinhoff acknowledges a governance failure in Wiese transactions –  Steinhoff’s commercial director, Louis du Preez, acknowledged to shareholders at the company’s AGM on Friday that there had been a governance failure

Oil price hike predicted as Trump blasts OPEC – Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh said Friday the global market has the capacity to absorb higher oil prices, drawing a swift reaction from US President Donald Trump

International News

Naked gunman kills four in Nashville Waffle House – A nude gunman has killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville in the US state of Tennessee, police say.


Boult’s jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe – Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the “greatest ever” during an Indian Premier League match.

Winters coming

Is your kitchen Winter-ready? 8 essential tips for the chilly months – You’ve heard about the big Spring clean? Well, now is the time to get your kitchen ready for winter!


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