St Francis Pharmacy closing at midday

NOTICE

To facilitate the extensive changes being made the pharmacy will be closing from 12 noon today (Wednesday 13th) and will reopen Thursday  (14th) morning at 08:30. The closure is to facilitate the extensive changes being made to the pharmacy during which time they will be unable to process any electronic transactions.

The management apologises for any inconvenience.

 

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.

LOAD SHEDDING – No Load Shedding right now

Here are the times if load shedding is introduced this today and this weekend

Today Friday

If Stage 1 – 21:00 – 23:30
If Stage 2 – 13:00 -15:00  |  21:00 – 23:30
If Stage 3 – 05:00 – 07:00  |  13:30 -15:00  |  21:00 – 23:30
If Stage 4 – Pack up and move to Perth

Saturday

If Stage 1 — None
If Stage 2 – 19:00 – 21:30
If Stage 3 – 11:00- 13:30  |  19:00 – 21:30
If stage 4 – you are probably already OR Tambo awaiting your flight to Perth

Sunday

If Stage 1 – 03:00 – 05:30
If Stage 2 — 03:00 – 05:30
If Stage 3 — 03:00 – 05:30  |  19:00 – 21:30
If stage 4 – Hopefully you are sipping a cold fosters in Perth already

Corona Open J-Bay confirmed for 2020 WSL Championship Tour in July next year

LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Wednesday, November 6, 2019) – The World Surf League (WSL) today released its 2020 Championship Tour calendar, taking the world’s best surfers to the most high-performing and exotic locations on the planet and further elevating surfing to new heights.

Crowning World Champions since 1976, the WSL Championship Tour has cemented itself as the benchmark and proving ground for the world’s best surfing, celebrating champions from Mark Richards (AUS) and Margo Oberg (HAW) to Tom Curren (USA) and Frieda Zamba (USA), Wendy Botha (ZAF), Kelly Slater (USA), Lisa Andersen (USA), Andy Irons (HAW), Layne Beachley (AUS), Mick Fanning (AUS), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Carissa Moore (HAW), John John Florence (HAW), Tyler Wright (AUS), and many more.

“The WSL Championship Tour is the home of the world’s best surfing and 2020 is poised to be a major year with the Olympic Games and our strongest calendar to date,” Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL CEO, said. “The performance levels seen in recent seasons, and especially in 2019, continue to go to new levels and excite an ever-growing global audience. Further highlighted this season by both the men’s and women’s title races coming down to the final events in Hawaii with multiple contenders on both sides.”

The 2020 WSL season will once again deliver the world’s best surfers in the world’s best waves across Australia, Brazil, South Africa, French Polynesia, California, France, Portugal and Hawaii. The Championship Tour will also be returning to the iconic world-class lefthander of Grajagan (also known as G-Land) for the Quiksilver Pro G-Land.

“The goal in designing the WSL Championship Tour calendar is to ensure we’re elevating the world’s best surfing in the live arena,” Pat O’Connell, WSL SVP Tours and Competition, said. “There are some unique challenges around the Olympic opportunity in 2020, but we’re really pleased with where we landed with on the schedule in terms of variety in world-class waves.”

Corona Open JBay winner 2019 Gabriel Medina © Kody McGregor

2020 Men’s Championship Tour Schedule:

  • Corona Open Gold Coast: March 26 – April 5,
  • 2020 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: April 8 – 18, 2020
  • Margaret River Pro: April 22 – May 2, 2020
  • Quiksilver Pro G-Land: June 4 – 14, 2020
  • Oi Rio Pro: June 18 – 27, 2020
  • Corona Open J-Bay: July 7 – 19, 2020
  • Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o: August 26 – September 6, 2020
  • Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Freshwater Pro: September 15 – 20, 2020
  • Quiksilver Pro France: October 1 – 11, 2020
  • Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal: October 14 – 25, 2020
  • Billabong Pipe Masters: December 8 – 20, 2020

*NOTE: the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan – featuring surfing for the first time – will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020.

“The world’s best surfing happens on the WSL Championship Tour,” Adrian Buchan, CT surfer and Surfers’ Representative, said.

“Never before has that been more apparent than in recent seasons and the 2020 calendar looks amazing. Off the back of our extended agreement between the surfers and the WSL, it’s a really exciting time to be on tour. G-Land was where the Dream Tour was born and it’s so exciting to be heading back there. I grew up watching the likes of Kelly (Slater) and Tom Carroll compete there and I can’t wait to see how this generation of surfers approach the wave.”

Carissa Moore © Kody McGregor

2020 Women’s Championship Tour Schedule:

  • Corona Open Gold Coast: March 26 – April 5, 2020
  • Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: April 8 – 18, 2020
  • Margaret River Pro: April 22 – May 2, 2020
  • Quiksilver Pro G-Land: June 4 – 14, 2020
  • Oi Rio Pro: June 18 – 27, 2020
  • Corona Open J-Bay: July 7 – 19, 2020
  • Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Freshwater Pro: September 15 – 20, 2020
  • Roxy Pro France: October 1 – 11, 2020
  • Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal: October 14 – 25, 2020
  • Hawaii Pro: November 25 – December 6, 2020

*NOTE: the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan – featuring surfing for the first time – will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020.

Talhado Children’s Haven Santa Gift Bags

Tahado Children's Haven

Santa Gift Bags

Help make a difference to the lives of the children at Talhado Children’s Haven who may no be receiving a gift this festive season

We’ve made it incredibly easy to do so by prepacking gift bags, decorated by the kids themselves. Each bag contains stationery, a bean bag, sweets and a skipping rope. The cost of a filled bag, available from Stationery Butler, is only R150.

You can also choose an additional small gift valued at between R15 and R50.

Bags will be available to purchase until 20th November and will be handed out to the children at their graduation and Christmas Concert.

Bank Details: Talhado Children’s Haven  Bank:  FNB –   Acc # :62355999164  – Branch Code: 210115