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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...

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Surf filmmaker Bruce Brown, creator of ‘The Endless Summer,’ dies at 80 – It wasn’t just the-wave riding skills that captivated the audience. For a generation in the ’60s, “The Endless Summer” represented a sense of freedom, with viewers magically whisked away to a foreign land.

Video – Endless summer in Cape St Francis

Dam Levels remain critical at 25% – PLEASE SAVE WATER

A year ago in St FrancisSt Francis Bay Bowling Club Champion of Champions

Two years ago on St Francis TodaySt Francis College welcomes new Headmaster

PE mayoral office interns geared for career growth – “The involvement of various private and public sector entities, facilitated by the Mayor’s Office, will see local potential employers interfacing with the City’s unemployed graduates on a regular basis.”

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Zuma should not be humiliated in leadership question says Ramaphosa – If President Jacob Zuma has to leave before his term ends, he should not be humiliated in the process, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told eNCA on Sunday.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille to be charged, investigated – Maimane – Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille will be formally charged and the Democratic Alliance federal legal commission will investigate her, party leader Mmusi Maimane announced on Sunday.

Tubby Reddy hits back over sex charges – More than R6.2 million that should have been spent on sports development was wasted by the SA Sports Confederation Olympic Committee (Sascoc) on legal fees for a farcical disciplinary inquiry

Malema must pay for damages incurred by H&M stores: DA – The Economic Freedom Fighters must be held accountable for all the damages incurred as a result of vandalism at a number of H&M stores‚ the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

Business, Money & Economy

SA Reserve BankSARB interest rate decision this week: what to expect – The most important market event of the week will be the first interest rate decision of the new year of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB). It takes place on Thursday.

Review of Nersa tariff decision on the cards – Moneyweb has learnt that Eskom is seriously considering challenging energy regulator Nersa’s decision to grant it a mere 5.23% tariff increase for next year, as opposed to the 19.9% it applied for, in court.

International News

Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm – The US state of Hawaii has been told it did not have “reasonable” safeguards in place to prevent the false missile alert that caused panic on Saturday.

Donald Trump denies being a racist after ‘shithole’ row – President Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations.


Kohli holds India together – South Africa tightened the screws on India in the blazing heat of the second day of the second test at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday, but Virat Kohli was magnificent in his staunch resistance

Premier League SoccerLiverpool v Man City: Energy, belief and fantastic finishing – how Reds won itWhat the Reds showed is what can happen when City are not quite at it, and face a high-energy team who press high and take risks.

This & That

Six easy ways to encourage children to eat less sugar – Any parent will tell you that getting little ones to swap cereal bars for celery is no easy task. You could explain again and again how eating too much sugar can lead to health problems like obesity and tooth decay

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