Rotary Club of St Francis 

District 9370 District Governor Jaco Stander with Rotary Club of St Francis’ Charter President, Santa Zeiss

Saturday 9th November marked the occasion of the Charter of the Rotary Club of St Francis – formerly the Rotary Satellite Club St Francis, (Satellite club of Rotary Club of Uitenhage South).

The Charter President of the club is Santa Zeiss who received the club’s charter certificate from 9370 District Governor, Jaco Stander at a champagne brunch event at the Dune Ridge Country House in St Francis Bay.

“This is the little club that could,” said Zeiss, “and there’s no stopping us now!! Congratulations to all 21 of our Charter members and thanks to all the Rotary dignatories who travelled far and wide to join us in this celebration, including District Governor Elect Maud Boikanyo all the way from Lesotho.”

9370 District Governor Elect, Maud Boikanyo congratulating Charter President Santa Zeiss with immediate Past District Governor Gianna Doubell

It is time take the situation seriously

Save Water

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has issued an alert over the critical water levels Impofu Dam specifically to residents from St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is currently experiencing difficulties in supplying water at the Impofu water treatment works, as the Impofu dam level has dropped to below the lowest intake point of the intake tower.

Lower than average annual rainfall has seen the Impofu level fall to 16% and this has resulted in no water being able to be extracted from this dam at the moment.

It says the current consumption is approximately 280 megalitres per day, and this will leave the system with an immediate deficit of approximately 35 megalitres per day.

All the reservoirs within the NMBM are currently dropping, and this has also caused water to be discoloured, but the water remains safe for consumption.

The Metro says it is imperative that every consumer now drastically reduce water consumption to an absolute minimum so that the reduced supply can be distributed evenly and to preserve the available water.

The good news is heavy rains are expected over Kouga region today although it is not expected this will have any positive effect on Impofu Dam levels.

Note: Kouga Dam, the largest in the system dropped a further 1% over the past week.