Support SANCCOB by purchasing their end of range T-Shirts. Christmas is just 4 months away so here is an opportunity to get a few Christmas stocking purchase done nice and early.
The DA has laid charges against Kouga Municipal Manager Sidney Fadi over his failure to to act against the functionality of the Humansdorp waste water treatment plant. DA MP Elsa van Lingen say the plant has resulted in potential health risks to the people in the area whilst polluting the surrounding environment. She says the charges were laid in terms of the National Water Act and the National Environmental Management Act. van Lingen says the Humansdorp waste water treatment works has been out of action for months and the quality of the discharge into the natural resources below the property is questionable
SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) based next to the Seal Point Lighthouse in Cape St. Francis has received numerous reports of Cape gannet carcasses along the St Francis coastline.
During the course of the past two weeks, residents reported nearly 15 bodies to be scattered along the Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay beaches. SANCCOB’s Veterinary team conducted post mortems on five of these bodies, and the findings indicate that the main cause of death is most likely to be seal predation.
Should you have a towel or plastic bag at hand, SANCCOB kindly asks the public to assist them in collecting these bodies and take it to their Seabird Rehabilitation Centre in Cape St. Francis – not only will it keep our beaches clean, it will also help SANCCOB to conduct post mortems and further investigate the cause of death of these precious seabirds. Please keep animals away from the carcasses to prevent the potential spread of disease.
SANCCOB will keep the community posted on any further developments or findings.
Communique from Louanne Mostert – SANCCOB, Cape St Francis
SAVE THE DAY FOR “MONTE CARLO ROYALE” IN AID OF ST FRANCIS HOSPICE
The Rotary Clubs of St Francis and Jeffreys Bay are teaming with the Ukupha Group of ladies to bring you “Monte Carlo Royale” at St Francis Links in St Francis Bay on October 23rd , a not-to-be-missed, fabulously fun evening of gaming and entertainment, in aid of St Francis Hospice in the Kouga Region.
Professional gaming company, Gaming Events will bring you Roulette, Poker and Black Jack, manned by professional croupiers trained to entertain and thrill.
For only R4000.00 each, these tables can be sponsored by companies or individuals keen to support the event in a really meaningful way.
The tickets for the evening are R250.00 per person including great food and four hours of gaming with $500 Funny Money to get you started at the gaming tables.
Revellers will also enjoy live music and dancing, spot prizes and laughs and a chance to admire collector’s pieces of artwork which will be on “silent” auction during the evening.
“There are few amongst us that have not been touched at some point by Hospice and the very special work that they do for the suffering and terminally ill,” said Lyn Aitken of St Francis Rotarians. “This service which is so essential for our community is in funding crisis and so Rotary and Ukupha, a group of dynamic young mums in St Francis, have joined forces to bring you “Monte Carlo Royale” to raise as much money as possible to keep this service alive in our region. Please help us to help Hospice.”
To book your tickets or for more details on sponsorship opportunities contact either
This is an abstract of a paper by
Rhodes University, Faculty of Science, Geography, 2015
Coastal landscape change on the Cape St Francis / St Francis Bay peninsula from 1960 to 2014
A large proportion of the human population, their settlements and socioeconomic activities occur on land directly adjacent to the coastline. The increased demand for coastal leisure and tourism has interfered with natural landscape features and their associated processes. The Cape St Francis/St Francis Bay peninsula located on the southeast coast of South Africa was rapidly developed and transformed from a little fishing village into an urban coastal developed area over a 50-year period (1961-2014). A system that once existed in a state of dynamic or non-equilibrium was interfered with through anthropogenic disturbances, resulting in more frequent and intense natural events, which ranged from floods to debris flows, decreased sand supply and resulting beach erosion.
The aim of the project was to identify and map landscape features and changes on the peninsula using an interdisciplinary approach. The triangulated methods of a desktop study using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and media reviews, a crowdsourcing/participatory approach based on interviews, and a one year land surveying period of measurable field based surveys of physical features gave a well balanced view. The research showed that the natural landscape has been altered dramatically by settlement and associated infrastructure development. In particular, the loss of dunefields and the artificial modification of river paths were major impact areas. Beach erosion is a continual issue for the peninsula residents, particularly in St Francis Bay.
The full document can be read on St Francis Bay Kromme Trust page on this website