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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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Still unsure of what the new proposed SRA is all about – The final public meeting laying out the details of the propsed St Francis Bay Special Ratings Area will be held at St Francis Links at 5:30pm this evening. To have all your questions answered be sure to attend so that you can make a considered vote either for or against.

Local (coastal) News

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 overboard the fishing vessel Maryke

Amica de Jager is the top performer as Woodridge achieves 100% pass rate – No mean feat for the private school which suffered severe infrastructure damage in June when a ravaging veld fire ripped through the school.

Amica de Jager conquers Double Mile – “Conditions were really awesome, and that led to some spectacular racing in the Mile with both Louw and De Jager dominating their races,” says organiser of the Marina Mile, Mike Zoetmulder.

Teen arrested for robbing British tourist, shooting good Samaritan – Drama unfolded along the Port Elizabeth beachfront on Tuesday afternoon when a British tourist was robbed and it escalated into a high-speed chase, a shooting and the arrest of the teenaged robber.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Duduzane Zuma’s mystery meeting with underworld figure Nafiz Modack * A photograph of suspected underworld boss Nafiz Modack, who is accused of extorting several nightclub owners as part of a forceful security takeover, and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, has raised questions

DA’s federal executive on De Lille – We’ll act in the public’s – Chairperson of the DA’s federal executive James Selfe has called on members of the party to refrain from publicly commenting on Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lilleinterest

Public Protector encourages broad terms of reference for state capture inquiry – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Wednesday, said she welcomes President Jacob Zuma’s decision to establish a commission of inquiry into so-called state capture and encouraged him to ensure the terms of reference were “broad”.

Barcoded ID books are not being phased out – Mkuseli Apleni, the director general of home affairs, has condemned the spreading of false reports on social media about the lifespan of the green barcoded identity (ID) books

Business, Money & Economy

How Markus Jooste took Christo Wiese for over R200 million – In an almost unbelievable turn of events, it seems Markus Jooste has betrayed the man he once looked up to as a young articled clerk, the man who was his mentor and who ultimately became his business partner.

International News

California mudslides death toll rises with 13 still missing – Hundreds of rescuers are combing wreckage in Southern California for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides that have killed 17 people.

Sport

Schwartzel eyes maiden SA Open title – Charl Schwartzel believes he can lead a strong South African contingent to finally secure his first South African Open, hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni.

Environment

– Fruit, vegetables and other fresh foods should be sold loose instead of in plastic packaging, Theresa May is to tell supermarkets in a Government war on plastic waste.

This & That

Dear mom and dad you need to know this – After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely giving their parents a bit too much credit. When I ask audiences at parent education nights how many have ever used Snapchat, Musical.ly or Tbh, few if any hands go up.

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