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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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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastarn Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

A return to normality – It is truly amazing how quickly the town returns to normal at the end of the summer holidays.

Miracle surgery’ after crash – Injured teen biker makes progress after doctors reattach leg – The teenage survivor of a horrific motorbike crash in Walmer on Friday night is recovering in hospital after having his leg reattached in “miracle” surgery just days before his birthday.

Five-year hold on Bay building plan fees sought – Building plan tariffs in Nelson Mandela Bay are expected to remain the same for the next five years after the World Bank and South Africa’s national Treasury found the city had the most expensive fees in the country during an audit last year.


National (South Africa & Africa) News

Lord Hain labels Moyane and Makwakwa ‘corrupt’, Hogan Lovells ‘either a willingly gullible or malevolent accomplice’ – Lord Peter Hain delivered a severe thrashing to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and international law firm Hogan Lovells in the House of Lords on Monday evening,

Praise as NPA goes after Gupta family – The DA on Monday welcomed the decision by the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) to go after the controversial Gupta family by serving a summons to preserve their assets worth billions.

SA summons US envoys, expresses displeasure over Trump remarks – The South African government on Monday summoned United States officials, seeking explanation on President Donald Trump’s statement apparently denigrating African and other countries, and to express Pretoria’s displeasure.

Zimbabwe aide: I feared Robert Mugabe lynching – An aide to Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, has said he feared civilians could “drag out and lynch” the leader in a “Libyan scenario”.

EFF storms H&M at Mall of Africa‚ yet again – Just as many South Africans were recovering from the drama caused by the Economic Freedom Fighters over the weekend‚ the red berets yet again stormed one of the biggest malls in the country‚

Business, Money & Economy

A short window of opportunity for the ANC – While South Africa’s economy appears to be facing another year of slow growth, 2018 could turn out to be a surprisingly good year for the ruling ANC.

International News


AB revives Proteas after Kohli show – On a day when Virat Kohli played a blinder of an innings, a masterclass that put 153 on the board and reduced South Africa’s first-innings lead to only 28, AB de Villiers responded in stirring fashion


Still Friends? The trouble with old sitcoms – Millennials may look back fondly to the heady days of the ultimate 20-something Manhattan lifestyle enjoyed by our favourite flatmates – Monica, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel and Phoebe.

This & That

Men who take a common painkiller for long periods could lose their sex drive – Ibuprofen affects the production of sex hormones and prolonged use could also lead to muscle loss and depression, they found.

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