Two kids saved from drowning in Jeffries Bay

NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated following reports that a young boy and girl were in difficulties having been swept out to sea by a rip current at Point beach on Monday 1st April.

An NSRI Jeffreys Bay crew member who is also an NSRI Jeffreys Bay lifeguard, surfing in the area at the time, had responded to assist the  children and together with members of the public they were able to get the children to rocks and then recovered both of them to the beach and the alarm was raised.

The NSRI rescue vehicle, Gardmed ambulance services and EC Government Health EMS responded.

On arrival on the scene the children, girl aged 8 and boy aged approximately 10, both local children, were treated for non-fatal drowning symptoms and transported to hospital in stable conditions by ambulance for further treatment and they are expected to fully recover.

St Francis Water Interruption

St Francis Water Interruption – Wednesday, 3 April

The water supply to the whole of St Francis will be interrupted for most of the day today, Wednesday, 3 April. 

The interruption is necessary for the installation of a bulk water meter at the town’s reservoirs in order to measure supply volumes and leakage as part of the municipality’s drought intervention programme. 

In order to complete the installation the reservoirs will have to be emptied beforehand and filled up again afterwards. 

Work will commence at 7am and the expected completion time is 5pm, following which the reservoirs must be filled up again for the supply to normalise. The water pressure may be low during this time. 

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Media Release – Laura-Leigh Randall – Media Liaison Officer,  Kouga Municipality

Rotary St Francis Bay Wine Auction Fundraiser

The Rotary Satellite Club of St Francis is holding a  wine auction with a difference on the evening of Saturday 20 April 2019 at the Cape St Francis Resort.  Styled as the “NEDERBEACH”wine auction because of its location, the auction is a first for the Club and the intention is to make it an annual event on the St Francis social calendar.

St Francis is a relatively  small community and there are many areas of need which require ongoing support.  In order to sustain our existing community upliftment and development projects and meet increasing new demands, it is necessary for Rotary to intensify its local fundraising efforts.  By holding the wine auction over Easter,  we will attract  both locals as well as the many holidaymakers in St Francis over this busy period .

The theme of the wine auction is a Beach Party so the dress code for the evening is casual beach attire.  Tickets which are on sale at Kouga Print or from Rotary St Francis ( – 082 777 5624) cost R 250 per person and include a welcome drink, food, wine during the evening and music and dancing after the auction. A cash bar will also be available.

In excess of 50 lots of wine sourced from well-known cellars and boutique cellars will be auctioned by our guest auctioneer Jeff Clause of St Francis Links and bidders will be able to source top quality wines for their personal wine collections / consumption. In addition there will a custom built surfboard, accommodation and collectible items auctioned.  

All proceeds from this event will be for the benefit of F.O.S.T.E.R  ( Friends of St Francis Nature Areas ),  THE ST FRANCIS KROMME ENVIRO TRUST and the local NSRI base located in the St Francis harbour.

Don’t miss this exciting event.