Long-term ecological research in the Kromme Estuary and St Francis Bay

Kromme Environmental talk

The St Francis Kromme Trust is moving to a more contemporary approach, starting with a name change. It is now called the “Kromme Enviro-Trust” (St Francis Bay). The Trust is fortunate to have Dr Tommy Bornman address St Francis Bay residents in November on a topic that is of great interest to all.

The title of his talk will be: Long-term ecological research in the Kromme Estuary and St Francis Bay: What has changed, why is it changing and is there anything we can do about it?

The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF) that is mandated by the Department of Science and Technology to conduct global change research. Dr Bornman is the manager of the Elwandle Coastal Node of SAEON, based in Port Elizabeth, and their task is to establish long-term observatories in the coastal and nearshore environment to deliver long-term reliable data for scientific research and to inform policy and decision making. St Francis Bay forms part of the Algoa Bay Sentinel Site for LTER, one of the best monitored coastal areas in Africa and data has been collected in the Bay and the Kromme Estuary since 2012.

It is a very busy time of the year for him as he will be leaving for Antarctica in December so we are fortunate to have him address us.

RSVP Yvonne Bosman 042 294 0842 or 083 235 8278 or by e-mail ycraig@iafrica.com for catering purposes.

Please feel free to ask others who may be interested to join us but let me have their names.

About Dr Tommy Bornman

Date:                     23 November 2016

Time:                     15h30

Venue:                 Heritage Centre, Harbour Road

Speaker:              Dr Tommy Bornman

Format:                Talk to be followed by wine and snacks

Cost:                      R50 per person (as this is a fund raising effort for the Kromme Enviro-Trust).


The future of St Francis is in your hands

Democratic Alliance in St Francis
    Feedback and the Annual General Meeting of the Democratic Alliance in St Francis will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at 17:30 in the St Francis Bay Golf Club.  All DA members and the general public are welcome.  The central theme will be: The future of Kouga and Greater St Francis are in your hands. The guest speaker will be Elza van Lingen, Mayor of Kouga Municipality.

Kennisgewing:   Terugvoering- en ‘n Algemene Jaarvergadering van die Demokratiese Alliansie in St Francis vind plaas op Dinsdag 29 November 2016 om 17:30 in die St Francisbaai Gholf Klub.  Alle DA lede en lede van die gemeenskap is welkom. Die sentrale tema van die aand sal wees:  Die toekoms van Kouga en Groter St Francis is in u hande. Die geleentheids-spreker sal Elza van Lingen ons, Burgermeester, wees.Elza van Lingen, Democratic Alliance,Mayor Kouga Municipality

Another successful Prime Timers Outing

Prime Timers visit Kragga Kamma Game Reserve

Prime Timers enjoyed their last outing of the year with a day at Kragga Kamma Game reserve on Friday with members bringing shared picnics. A delicious birthday cake was included in the picnic fare to celebrate on of the member’s birthday.

The expected rain held off and the weather held up as members drove through the reserve viewing Giraffe, Rhino, Zebra, Cheetah, Buffalo and a variety of buck.

Although members intended to settle at one of the special picnic spots they were invited to bring their feast into the Bush Café, and what a feast it was !!!  A good fun time was had by everyone and after a stroll around after lunch the weary travellers headed back home to St Francis.

There is just one very special occasion left this year for Prime Timers, Christmas Lunch at Dune Ridge Country House, which will be their last event this year, arranged for Saturday 3rd December.

Membership details can be obtained from Paulene Hardy  042 2940301 or 084 7897801.  

Subscription renewal scheduled for January for existing or new members.

Prime Timers at Kragga Kamma Game Reserve