It is such a busy time that we have introduced a new column crammed full of local news. It is called “The Village Condensed News,” a crystallised version of what has happened in the village, what is transpiring, and what will be occurring in the next few days and weeks. If you have any news that you would like to be included, mail and don’t forget to send an image to go with the snippet. Even if it’s just a picture of a kitten or something.

The 6312 Amazing Race

This year will see the return of The 6312 Amazing Race hosted by St Francis Tourism and Rotary Club Of St Francis. This fun event is a charity event in aid of St Francis Hospice. Set to take place on 3 December, all being well, the race is R300 per vehicle from 10:00 – 13:30 PM. It starts at the municipal car park and finishes at The Quays, where there will be a prizegiving at 14:00. 

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Lemonade For Fire Aid

Big thanks to these awesome kids who set up a little stand selling popcorn and juice in the wind yesterday in Cape St Francis, with all profits going to the fire-affected community in Sea Vista .


Changes Made To Mayoral Committee 

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New Chocolate Shop, Job Opportunity

Shautany Chocolates is coming to St Francis, adding to the list of retail outlets they have in the country. Right now, they are looking for a shop assistant or two. If anyone needs a job over the summer >> 

Chocolate retail company seeking shop assistant for their new branch in St Francis Bay.

Female, over 30’s preferable.

Must have previous retail experience; bilingual in English and Afrikaans preferable.

Please contact Mary-Anne at 072 340 2951 / with your CV.

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Chris Bertish Book Launch At Cape St Francis Resort

In 2017 Chris became the first person ever to SUP across any ocean. Defying all odds, he paddled 7500 kilometres solo, unassisted and unsupported, for 93 days across the Atlantic Ocean, from Morocco, Africa, to Antigua in the Caribbean. 

During three months at sea, he was targeted by a great white shark and towed by a giant sea squid. He was capsized multiple times and surfed down 10-meter waves as challenging as anything he had faced in any of Mavericks Big Wave Surfing Championships. 

Too many times, he found himself hanging on the edge of his modified SUP for dear life. He also became one with the elements and ultimately succeeded in doing something everyone said was simply impossible. 

This is the story of his incredible journey. 

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