188 Lady Golfers to visit St Francis

St Francis Links

View down the 18th Fairway at St Francis Links

St Francis Links and St Francis Bay Golf Clubs have joined together to host the 3rd Annual Pam Golding Ladies’ OPEN Weekend. What makes this a remarkable story is the fact that it has grown from 128 players in 2013 to 154 players in 2014 to 188 players in 2015 with more than 230 applications. Some say golf is going backwards – not in St Francis Bay! When golf clubs work together for the benefit of the players great things can be achieved – and it all starts with FUN!

Both courses will be in action on the weekend of November 21st and 22nd with participants coming from Albertina to East London, Johannesburg to George!

Over the two days and nights, the golfers will be treated to two days of golf on two top 100 courses, accommodation in the community, a gala dinner with live music at The Links, Prizegiving and Lunch at St Francis Bay GC, welcome gifts and great prizes.

And someone just may drive off in a new car!

To add even more value to the weekend, the first to make a Hole-in-ONE on the 17th at St Francis Links will drive off in their choice of a brand new VW UP! or Polo VIVO – both valued at R160 000-00! Crawford Dougall Insurers and Dirk Ellis VW are hoping that one of the ladies will be handed the keys!


Press release from Jeff Clause, St Francis Links – edited


PoR required when renewing licence

drivers-licencePersons wishing to apply for any driver’s or vehicle licence are now required to submit proof of residence along with their application to the Traffic Department.

This is in terms of amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000, which were promulgated on October 31, 2014.

The amendments came into effect this week on November 1, 2015.

According to a media release from the Department of Transport, the purpose of the amendments, contained in Regulation 32A, is to ensure that all people registered on the eNaTIS traffic system receive their vehicle and driving licence renewal notices or any other traffic-related communications timeously.

Only utility accounts will be accepted as verification of applicants’ postal and residential addresses. In the event where the applicant is not the person in whose name the utility account is issued, the person in whose name the utility account has been issued must make an affidavit or affirmation declaring that the applicant resides at the address. The affidavit or affirmation must be accompanied by the utility account of the person in whose name it has been issued.

Applicants who reside at an informal settlement or in a rural area must submit a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor or local tribal authority confirming the postal and residential address of the applicant and/or an affidavit confirming proof of residential address.

Applicants are further reminded that proof of their full names, identity numbers or business registration numbers is also required. Any form of official identification can be used for this purpose, for example, a valid South African ID or passport or, in the case of foreign nationals, a traffic register number certificate.

Companies or close corporations are also required to submit proof of the full names, identity number or nationality of the proxy or the manager of the company and/or the person who is authorised to represent the company in all business relationships or to enter into a transaction on behalf of the company or close corporation, together with a duly completed proof of business address by any duly authorised person.