Weekend dining ideas

Now that you have probably choked on the President’s promises made in his SONA speech, here are some more pleasant ideas to chew on,

Friday sees fish specials on the menu at both Joe Fish at the Resort with hake and chips at R69.00 and hake or calamari and chips on menu at The Links for just R79.00.

Wood Fired Pizza’s and burgers are on the menu at both the two new kids on the block, Full Stop in Cape St Francis and at Waterberry Park on the corner R330 and Oyster Bay road. Burgers are also on offer at both places but if you want something different and really tasty, try Full Stop’s Lamb Burger. Had one last night and ….Wow!!

Want a choice of some fine Greek cuisine with a beautiful view over the harbor, George has moved from Dionysus and is operating out of the Port St Francis Ski Boat & Yacht Club. This spacious venue undoubtedly has one of the finest views in ST Francis and diners can choose to eat outdoors or, if the weather isn’t too good, indoors. George also offers scrumptious local calamari and fresh fish.

St Francis Brewing Company is having one of their famous Sunday lunches. This Sunday it is the traditional Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pud.

And of course Joe Fish at the Resort has its ever popular lunch around pool on Sub=nday with their unbeatable Calamari and Ribs platter for four. Finger licking good!

Water Wastage – Colour in and win

Colour in and win for water wastage awareness at the Humansdorp Plaasfees

EVERY DROP COUNTS: Kouga’s colouring-in stall has helped to spread the “save water” message to thousands of youngsters. Here Veronica Booysen congratulates Tian Nel on the beautiful picture he coloured at a recent event.

The Plaasfees (“Farm Festival”) will take place at The Burns, just off the R102 between Humansdorp and Jeffreys Bay, and kicks off at 8am with a farm run.

Kouga Municipality’s popular colouring-in stall and mascot Splash will be at the festival to encourage the ‘s youngest residents to join the fight against water wastage.

Children between the ages of two and eight years old can colour in and win at the Humansdorp Plaasfees tomorrow Saturday (9 February).

“The Kouga region is prone to drought and all of us, young and old, need to learn how to save water as part of our everyday lives” Mayor Horatio Hendricks said.

The colouring-in competition will consist of three age categories: two to four years old, four to six years old and six to eight years old. There is no entry fee for the competition and children can also opt to colour in without submitting their picture for consideration. The top three entries in each category will have the opportunity to meet the Mayor and receive their prizes following the festival.

“Each one of us has a role to play when it comes to water security,” Hendricks said  “Children, in particular, are valuable allies in the fight against water wastage. A child who understands why saving water is important and knows how to make every drop count can help bring about the necessary behavioural changes in adults as well.”

The Plaasfees (“Farm Festival”) will take place at The Burns, just off the R102 between Humansdorp and Jeffreys Bay, and kicks off at 8am with a farm run.

There will be plenty of food and craft stalls, as well as entertainment by local and national artists.

The entry fee is R70 for adults and high school learners. Primary school learners and pensioners pay R30 while children five years old and younger enter free.

Tickets are available online at www.quicket.com or at the gate on the day.


‘Bogus’ traffic officers hijack courier

Four ‘bogus’ traffic officers in uniform hijack courier service truck on N2

Police have launched a manhunt for at least four ‘bogus’ traffic officers in uniform following a hijacking of a courier service truck on N2 route outside Thornhill on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, 06 February 2019 around 07:00am, a 35-year-old driver of a courier service truck alleged that he was driving on N2 route from George on the way to Port Elizabeth with his assistant.  He further said that while he was driving approaching Hankey and Thornhill turn-off, he noticed two white motor vehicles, a Volkswagen Polo and a Ford Ikon allegedly branded with traffic insignia parked near the roadside. Two of the “officers” dressed in official traffic uniforms signalled for him to pull off the road. 

He further said that one of the “officers” approached the truck in what seemed to be a normal routine check and demanded for a driving licence.  While that was happening, a “traffic officer” pulled out a firearm and demanded that both to get out of the truck.  The suspects then ushered the two victims at gunpoint into the back of the Ikon and while inside the vehicle they were told to keep their heads down.  Two suspects in traffic uniform drove off with them (victims) in the Ikon. 

It is said that the two suspects drove them to a bushy area near Motherwell, where they were tied with cable ties.  The suspects waited for about 20 minutes with victims, before they sped off in the Ikon leaving the victims behind. 

The victims managed to walk to the nearest road, where they flagged down a passing motorist. They were given a lift to Ikamvelihle Police Station in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth.  A short while later, police recovered a courier truck abandoned on the Rocklands Road with a backdoor open and with few boxes inside. At this stage, it is unclear what was stolen in the truck, but two victims’ cellphones and wallets were stolen.  Police are investigating a case of hijacking and with a possibility of additional charges at the later stage of the investigation.  Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the investigating officer, Detective Lieutenant Colonel Willie Mayi at 082 697 5914 or to anonymously share information via Crime Stop at 08600 10111.