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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

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.

EP Champs are up next – Road Trip planned for the 27th – We are fortunate to be hosting the EP Championship on 27 and 28 January 2018. The course will be closed for the tournament and we are planning a road trip to Wedgewood for our Members.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

#BackToSchool: Comedian and dad Stuart Taylor’s tips on surviving the first day – For months now you will have been preparing your child for the big day, but how well have you prepared yourself?

State CaptureCharge individuals involved in state capture deals – Corruption Watch – David Lewis, executive director of Corruption Watch says criminal  prosecutions should follow.

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security‘ – The mother of the five-year-old H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC her family has moved house in Sweden “for security reasons.”

State CaptureCorruption Watch not confident in Abrahams-led NPA – Corruption Watch on Tuesday said it was not confident that “robust and competent” criminal proceedings would be launched against individuals implicated in the “wholesale looting of public resources”

Is this the woman who will cost Patricia de Lille her job? – The 31-year-old daughter of one of Patricia de Lille’s friends could be the downfall of the mayor of Cape Town.

‘DA pays Tony Leon R500 000 to tell Capetonians it’s not raining’ – While the ANC stole outside the legal framework, the DA “thieves” in the City of Cape Town within the legal framework, Cosatu said on Tuesday.


Business, Money & Economy

#JoiningTheDots: The SA sports mafia – Graeme Joffe. MUST READ!  – Former CNN International and 94.7 sportscaster Graeme Joffe ‘joins the dots’ as he weaves together a piece that exposes what he calls the South African Sports Mafia and implicates what many could soon be referred to as the usual suspects.

International News


stormers rugbyBulls, Stormers USA trip cancelled – The pre-season fixture between the Vodacom Bulls and DHL Stormers – set for Los Angeles, USA – has been called off.

The EU also plans to reduce single-use plastics and restrict microplastics as part of the first Europe-wide pollution strategy.

This & That

More than half of adults drink alcohol to cope with stress, finds study – Almost 60 percent of adults are drinking alcohol in order to cope with the stresses of everyday life, a study has discovered.

Begs the question why do we drink more at weekends and when on holiday?

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