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Maybe time to take CCTV Security seriously

Around the time we were putting together this publication an armed robbery was taking place in St Francis Bay further demonstrating how out of control crime in St Francis has become. Living in the city one expects to hear reports of armed hold ups on...

Storm after the Quiet

Storm after the Quiet as the thieves make hay After a somewhat quiet holiday period it seems as the baddies are hard at work again making life miserable for those unlucky enough to become their victims. Most alarming though is that those responsible for...

A return to normality

It is truly amazing how quickly the town returns to normal at the end of the summer holidays. From roads jam packed with traffic, having to queue for parking, standing 20th in the checkout line at the supermarket, suddenly no traffic, a choice of parking...

Clean up after the Ruins

Is someone going to clean up after the Ruins -  stop plastic pollution One certainly hopes that someone cleans up after the Ruins. There is hazard tape, plastic packets and cladding still hanging from fences and in the windy weather it won’t take much to...

Man missing overboard

Man missing overboard off fishing vessel activates NSRI St Francis Bay NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) early yesterday morning following reports to NSRI Port Elizabeth of a man suspected to be...

Spit photo comparison

Photos illustrates how the Spit is eroding Photographer Stan Blumberg recently sent us an aerial photograph of the spit which clearly illustrates how it has eroded and how critical it is becoming to do something to arrest the erosion. A recent petition...

Concern over water situation

Reader shows concern over water situation The following e-Mail was received from reader Alison Bosch and it certainly is apparent, not only from this letter but from comments from others that some visitors are oblivious to our situation. Cape St Francis...

More Disabled Parking

More Disabled Parking needed in St Francis Following on from yesterday’s post regarding road and parking improvements envisaged by St Francis Property Owners in the 2018 SRA proposal, there is one aspect of parking that shopping centre owners simply have...

Season almost over

Season almost over but time to start thinking about St Francis Bay’s future Although the great exodus is particularly noticeable by the number of boats being towed in a direction away from the canals, both the village and Cape St Francis still remain...

Canadian reader on water saving

Where water is hardly in short supply an Interesting comment from a Canadian reader on water saving Whilst some find it impossible to follow the need to reduce water usage in spite of the municipality’s pleas and efforts, a St Francis Today reader living...

 

Is someone going to clean up after The Ruins – One certainly hopes that someone cleans up after the Ruins. There is hazard tape, plastic packets and cladding still hanging from fences and in the windy weather it won’t take much to dislodge it. If a westerly blows it could end up adding to the already dire ocean’s plastic pollution.

Jeff Clause with the Holiday in Review!  – Well, aside from a couple of “perky” days – 2 which fell when the course was closed (Xmas and New Year), the course was active, the Club was active, the special events were well supported, the charity days were financially beneficial for the recipients

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Did any one notice – Carol Paton: My grandfather saved Nelson Mandela from death penalty – Reacting to Google’s decision to dedicate Thursday January 11, 2018 celebrating her grandfather’s 115th birthday through a Doodle, financial journalist Carol Paton said the family was extremely honoured by the gesture.

DA executive shoots down party’s own drought levy proposal – DA councillors should vote against the City of Cape Town’s proposed drought levy, the DA Cape metro executive said on Wednesday afternoon.

Madonsela hits back at Mkhwebane over ‘scope creep’ – Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has advised her successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, that an extension of the Zondo Commission’s brief will amount to “scope creep”.

WATCH: Ndlozi explains EFF’s ideas on impeaching the president – EFF Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, says a different approach is needed to impeach President Jacob Zuma. Parliament is drafting new rules of impeachment.

Grace Mugabe loses state security protection – report – Reports coming out of Harare indicate Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has reportedly withdrawn former first lady Grace Mugabe’s state security detail.

Business, Money & Economy

SARS Wars: KPMG ‘rogue unit’ independent inquiry grinds to a halt – Two months after the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors announced the establishment of an independent commission of inquiry, chaired by Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, into alleged misconduct by KPMG regarding work done for the Gupta family, and the controversial SARS “rogue” unit report, things appear to have ground to a halt.

International News

Sport

India look to combat SA speed kings – Indian captain Virat Kohli wants his batsmen to “show intent” when they come up against South Africa’s fast bowlers again in the second test starting at Centurion on Saturday.

Grace, Chase set the pace – Branden Grace launched his bid for back-to-back European Tour victories on home soil by firing a lead-sharing 65 in the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club near Johannesburg Thursday.

Science & Environment

Huge black hole blasts out ‘double burp – Astronomers have caught a massive black hole letting out a ‘double burp’ after binging on hot gas.

This & That

Facebook plans major changes to news feed – Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

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