24th January

Local News

Surfers And Others Urged To Attend Groyne Project Public Meeting  –  There will be a public meeting at the St Francis Links clubhouse on the 29th January on the proposed ‘Coastal Protection’ scheme for St Francis Bay

Eastern Cape

No change in Nelson Mandela Bay dam levels despite downpour  –  The downpour in Nelson Mandela Bay over the last few days has made no difference to the metro’s dam levels.

Eastern Cape hall named after Mandela is derelict  –  Blue Crane Route Municipality admits it’s at fault

Surfers And Others Urged To Attend Groyne Project Public Meeting

Press ReleaseSt Francis Bay Coastal Protections Scheme Public MeetingWhere: St Francis...

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“There are as many experts on beach erosion as there are residents in St Francis...

Village gets together to remove the chains

This actually started off as a "GOOD DEED" story but with so many good souls involved...

SRA/Surfer Get-Together Goes Down Well

St Francis Bay – a loose and impromptu meeting took place between members of the SRA,...

Children are the future, help build that future

“It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a...

Boy critical after near drowning at Oyster Bay

 NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew was activated early afternoon on Monday (13th) to...

Changes to St Francis Today

Readers will have noted a few changes ti St Francis Today layout which we hope is...

Skiing Accident on the Kromme

NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew was called into action on Sunday evening following a...

ROONEY. The St Francis Bay village legend

Touching article by Sheena R Ruth also posted on FacebookLet's celebrate the canine...

Boat capsizes off Kromme and spear fishermen have a shark encounter

Ski Boat capsizes off Kromme mouth and two spear fishermen have encounter with a shark...

South Africa & African Continent

Three confirmed dead in plane crash on mountain pass in southern Cape  –  Emergency services have confirmed the death of three people in an aircraft crash earlier on Thursday near a mountain pass between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn in the southern Cape.

Mango flight special ends in chaos as frustrated customers lose money for no booking –  A flight special run by Mango airlines on Tuesday ended in chaos as hundreds of irate customers complained that they did not get bookings despite parting with their money.

Pedestrians accounted for most festive season road deaths – Mbalula  –  ‘The main causes of fatal crashes over this period were pedestrians, single vehicles overturning, hit-and-runs and head-on collisions,’ Mabalula said.

Portuguese banker named in Isabel dos Santos probe found dead  –  According to Portuguese media reports, da Cunha was the head of private banking at Eurobic and the account manager of Isabel dos Santos.


Eskom reliability is at an all-time low, and may worsen, says CSIR report  –  The reliability of the entire Eskom power system is at its worst level in the utility’s 97-year history, and it may get even worse


An interim state capture report could speed up prosecutions  –  there are growing calls for the commission to issue an interim report to enable a speedy and firm flush of the rot still lodged in the system.

With or without Zuma and the Guptas, the state capture commission will go on, says Zondo  –  Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Thursday said the state capture commission would continue with or without another appearance by former President Jacob Zuma, 


Aggett Inquest: ‘Neil was killed and his body hanged,’ partner tells court  –  Dr Elizabeth Floyd testified that when she saw Aggett’s body after he died, ‘there were no marks of any kind on his neck’ and no swelling either.

Business, Money & The Economy

My tips for Tito  –  Ahead of the February budget.

Australia fires live:

Homes feared lost in NSW bushfires as six firefighters reported injured – latest updates  –   Sydney covered in thick smoke haze. Follow the latest news and live updates

China coronavirus:

Fears infections will rise as hundreds of millions travel  –  China is battling to contain a deadly coronavirus in its Hubei province, as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year.


George Soros Says Facebook Is Conspiring to Re-Elect Trump – Soros has used his annual Davos speech as a platform to criticize the social media giant in the past. 

My BroadbandSlow Internet in South Africa to continue for much longer  –  South African Internet users who are experiencing slow international connectivity speeds will have to wait until at least next week for the issue to be resolved.

Australian Open

Australian Open 2020 Day5: Tennis world stunned by ‘filthy’ Melbourne Park’, Kyrgios’ surprise bonus


SA sides gear up for action-packed PRO14 derby  –  The Southern Kings and Cheetahs will be bracing themselves for an action-packed PRO14 derby on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth


‘Doomsday Clock’ closest to midnight in its 73-year history  –  The keepers of the Doomsday Clock on Thursday moved the symbolic countdown to global disaster to the closest point to midnight in its 73-year history,

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Climate Change

Climate Change s a reality in spite of what some leaders believe. We will add to the collection of information so you too can follow what is being done, or not being done to try and arrest the effects of Climate Change

TODAY 24 January

Fire raining on beaches, red skies and a billion animals killed: the new Australian summer

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