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Wednesday 19th December

Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

NSRI’s safety tips for the Summer holidays Rule number one, for a safe experience at the beach, is to choose a beach that has Lifeguards on duty and to swim between their flags.

St Francis Emergency Numbers

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

SFDVG prominent in St Francis Bay Disaster – After the fires of 2016 that threated Cape St Francis a group, the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group (SFDVG) was formed to coordinate disaster management

An Appeal from SANCCOBit is important that they know how to respond when finding a distressed Penguin or Seabird on the beaches and Rocks.


HERALD LIVE – St Francis Bay on fire

NEWS24 – 11 houses burnt down as firefighters contain runaway fire in St Francis Bay

IOL – LOOK: Several homes gutted by runaway fire in St Francis Bay

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Government ‘changing history’ welcomed … with some reservations – The DA is worried about cost, while the Institute of Race Relations warns of political agendas, saying the real challenge is well-run schools.

Seven South Africans released from China – They have completed their detention period and will be released and deported back to South Africa.

ANC, communications company head to court over R32m website wrangle – Unwembi Communications is suing the ANC for R32m for the party’s website and for also developing and hosting the membership system, 

Sick woman, 81, driven in her car from Egypt to Cape Town by stranger – An Englishman who met a South African woman for 20 minutes in a British restaurant drove her car from Alexandria in Egypt to Cape Town

Doctors join strike as economy crushes ‘festive season’ spirit in Zimbabwe – Foreign currency shortages that triggered erratic supplies of basic commodities, inflation and an increase in the cost of living have made ordinary Zimbabweans an unhappy lot.

Business, Money & Economy

Cape High Court introduces better protections for mortgage customers in distress – Repossessed houses must now be auctioned with a floor price, and sheriffs must personally serve summonses on defaulting customers.

International News

Lawyers for Michael Flynn ask for his sentencing to be postponed to allow him to continue helping the Russia investigation.


Man Utd appear to confirm Norwegian as interim manager in website post – There has been no official announcement that the Norwegian is taking over from Jose Mourinho, who was sacked earlier on Tuesday.

New Discovery

Amphibian that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump – US presidents tend to receive their fair share of honours, but Donald Trump may want to ignore his latest one.

The importance of Disaster Management

This could have been a far greater disaster had a Disaster Group not been formed after the Cape St Francis fires of 2016.After the fires...

An appeal from SANCCOB

Please don't try to catch catch the injured bird/penguin -  call for helpThis time of the year when all our visitors come to our...

St Francis hosts huge prize handover

St Francis Bay's new Waterberry Caravan Park hosts huge prize handoverThe Spar group recently ran a national competition in a...

New Hotel for St Francis a reality

Come and listen to Adrian Gardiner Chairman of Mantis Collection and the Wilderness Foundation Global talk on this exciting development...

Concerned Residents Association meeting

The CRA will be holding a public meeting, and all interested and affected parties are invited to attend BACKGROUND:The “Concerned...

Feast of firsts for Kouga’s Opening of the Season

Locals and holiday-makers are in for a feast of firsts this Saturday, 15 December, when Kouga’s official Opening of the Season takes...

Take a Walk in the Woods

Walk in the Woods and experience the beauty that surrounds usA wonderful way to start the day is to take a walk. In St Francis we are...

Appeal for the return of an NSRI Pink Buoy – Jeffreys Bay

Youngsters 'captured' on CCTV with Pink NSRI Buoy NSRI are appealing to 4 young teenagers, 3 males and a female, who have been captured...

NSRI’s safety tips for the Summer holidays

The NSRI suggest ways to enjoy a safe summerRule number one, for a safe experience at the beach, is to choose a beach that...

Season to open with a bang on Saturday

Kouga Municipality will be opening this year’s Festive Season with a bang this Saturday, 15 December.The municipality will be hosting...

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