Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested

60-year-old Humansdorp man arrested on various charges  

Members from the South African Police Service in Humansdorp made a major breakthrough during an intelligence led operation yesterday morning, 30 January 2019

A 60-year-old male was arrested after being found in possession of an unlicensed firearm (a 9mm short), two magazines with several 9mm rounds, 36 Tik straws, 6g dagga,108 Mandrax tablets worth R6480.00 and cash to the amount of R5673.00.     

The 60-year-old male suspect is due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court tooday, Thursday, 31 January 2019.  The suspect will be facing the charges of Illegal possession of a firearm, Illegal possession of ammunition and Illegal dealing in drugs.       

Police visibility will be enhanced in the Humansdorp Cluster and SAPS will conduct random stop-and-search and intelligence-driven operations to effectively deal with crime generators to ensure that our communities are rid of illegal substances.  The Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok said: “We will continue with our actions to clamp down on drug outlets in the Humansdorp Cluster, as several cases stems from drug posts”.

The South African Police Service call upon the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime and they appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the arrest of suspects involved in crime.  Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime.  Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211

Aircraft lands on beach

Light aircraft makes emergency landing on the beach at van Stadens

NSRI Station 37 Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated shortly after lunch following a request by Kouga Fire and Rescue Services to respond to the Van Stadens River Mouth for a light aircraft reported to have landed on the beach in an emergency landing.

The Jeffreys Bay NSRI rescue vehicle with crew responded and joined SA Police Services, Kouga Fire and Rescue Services and EC Government Health EMS who had already been activated by ARCC (Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre).

It was reported that there were no injuries and on arrival on the scene a Plettenberg Bay pilot and his wife were found safe on the beach and uninjured.  The pilot had landed on the beach in an emergency landing during a flight from Port Elizabeth to George following suspected motor failure.

Douglas Aviation aircraft technicians were activated and assisted on the scene.

The incident is being investigated by CAA (Civil Aviation Authority).

Following consultation with CAA investigators the aircraft was moved to safety nearby to be recovered.

No further assistance was required.

Workers Intimidate Residents

Refuse removal workers harass and intimidate resident

garbage collection St Francis BayA St Francis Today reader contacted us recently to report a rather unpleasant  incident she encountered with Kouga municipal refuse collection workers recently. It would appear that this is not an isolated incident and should it happen to you it needs to be brought to the attention of the municipality.

The resident’s account of the incident follows.

“On Monday the refuse truck comes, the rubbish is always at the bottom of my drive ready for collection. It was just after my lunch when I usually take a short rest and a 10 min snooze. As I put my feet up I was alarmed at dreadful shouting on my drive. It alerted my dogs and the noise was somewhat chaotic. Of course I went out to investigate, looked over my balcony to see one of the refuse collectors standing under my balcony shouting to me to give him “ something, anything “   he continued shouting “ there are 2 trucks, this is my team, what have you got for us? “    I told him to leave and just take my refuse.  It didn’t stop there. He continued to get more and more aggressive shouting at me to give them something.  His behaviour was harassment, to say the least, with extremely intimidating. I ignored him and went inside closing the door.

When I’ve mentioned it in the neighbourhood I was amazed just how many residents have been harassed by this particular refuse collector demanding money from them.

I have phoned the call centre of Kouga Municipality in Jeffreys bay, the kind lady receiving my call was very apologetic and took all my details saying it will be followed up.

I hope it will be. On mentioning it to neighbours I am shocked at just how much of this severe harassment is going on, I think rarely is it reported. One neighbour even suggested “ if we report it we get accused of racism  “      

In my opinion no one should feel so threatened they are scared to report these incidents.  One lady did report it and the offender even came back to her house threatening her, shouting at her asking why did she report him, this of course scared the resident even more.”

If you have experienced something similar please add your comment below for if this is a common occurrence it needs to be brought to the attention of municipal management. 

Refuse collectors receive salaries way in excess of minimum wage and should not be tipped even over Christmas which the have come to expect residents to pay up.  By giving in to their requests we simply encourage the practice.

Specialised Broker Services


Specialised Broker Services (SBS) has its roots in the Garden Route as far back as 1983.  With almost 35 years in the local market, we have designed various packages along with leading Insurers, to cater for all your insurance needs.

With our main office situated in George, we have branches / representation in a number of areas in the Garden Route and with a growing clientele in St Francis Bay area, are keen to establish ourselves and extend our services to this area on a permanent basis.

Many may have attended our presentation recently at the St Francis Links.  We have been able to reduce many thatch premiums by up to 60%, whilst offering executive protection to the homeowners at the same time.  A short questionnaire will provide you with a competitive quotation and a personalised service to visit and discuss your specific needs.

As a member of the Lalapanzi Group, we are able to consult with you in any of the following areas:-

  • Personalised Commercial Insurance packages – SBS Insurance
  • Life and Investments – Garden Route Life and Investment Brokers
  • Medical and Gap Cover – Garden Route Health Care Consultants
  • Employee Benefits / Pension Schemes – Lalapanzi Employment Benefits (Pty) Ltd.

Call us today and let us help you to secure insurance packages to suit your needs. Visit us at and

Or call us  on 044 874 5594  or 044 874 5503/4 or brokers dedicated to this area :-

  • Leigh – 082 820 3866
  • Trevor – 082 440 5851
  • Ed      – 083 252 1161

Where to eat this week – 28th January


Where to eat this week – 28th January to 2nd February

At last payday is here after the longest month in the year for many and it is time to treat ourselves to a meal out. Here are a few ideas of what uis available in Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay this week.

The Links – Tonight (Monday) The Links has their Monday easy dining with a menu choice of  individually and affordable starters, mains and desserts. And on Wednesday the have the three-curry-menu at just R138.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is probably the best deal of the week. Full Stop Café in Cape St Francis hahe Pizza at HALF-Price. Wow did I enjoy it last Tuesday – where can you gat a pizza and a craft draft beer or glass of wine and a pizza for under R100. Full Stop Cafe is now open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and on Sunday for lunch closing at 4:30pm.

New on the dining scene  is George’s move from Dionysus to the Port St Francis Ski Boat and Yacht Club premises at the Port. George will be open Thursady thru Sunday for Lunch and dinner and will be offering some of his favourite dishes including local calamari.

Last on te list is Pommes Frites Fresh Mussel”Belgium Style”.

Also in Cape St Francis Resort – Joe Fish has Hake & Chips on the mr\enu at R69 and on Sunday – lunch around the pool at Joe Fish where their Calamari and Ribs is still a firm favourite. Live music every Sunday.