10th January

Load Shedding today … If you are using the App Eskom SePush you may want to change the setting from Saint Francs Bay to SEA VISTA. The SFB profile doesn’t appear to update.

St Francis

Much needed rain falls in Kouga  –  On Tuesday, only 4 mm of rain was received at Joubertina, 8 mm at Kareedouw and 17 mm at Patensie.

Eastern Cape

WATCH | Rain brings joy to drought-stricken Karoo towns but it’s not over yet  –  Hope. That’s what this week’s rainfall brought to residents in drought-stricken towns of the Karoo.

We’re leaving SA, say holidaymakers after rock attack  –  A party of holidaymakers was pelted with rocks while relaxing at the bottom of the 100m Tsitsa Falls in the Eastern Cape town of Tsolo at the weekend.

Young PE woman dies after ‘spinning’ tragedy  –  A  Port Elizabeth woman died after being hit by a car that was apparently ‘spinning’ in a street in Newton Park

Surfers And Others Urged To Attend Groyne Project Public Meeting

Press ReleaseSt Francis Bay Coastal Protections Scheme Public MeetingWhere: St Francis...

If we don’t try we will never know!

“There are as many experts on beach erosion as there are residents in St Francis...

Village gets together to remove the chains

This actually started off as a "GOOD DEED" story but with so many good souls involved...

SRA/Surfer Get-Together Goes Down Well

St Francis Bay – a loose and impromptu meeting took place between members of the SRA,...

Children are the future, help build that future

“It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a...

Boy critical after near drowning at Oyster Bay

 NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew was activated early afternoon on Monday (13th) to...

Changes to St Francis Today

Readers will have noted a few changes ti St Francis Today layout which we hope is...

Skiing Accident on the Kromme

NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew was called into action on Sunday evening following a...

ROONEY. The St Francis Bay village legend

Touching article by Sheena R Ruth also posted on FacebookLet's celebrate the canine...

Boat capsizes off Kromme and spear fishermen have a shark encounter

Ski Boat capsizes off Kromme mouth and two spear fishermen have encounter with a shark...

SA News

WATCH | SA Air Force plane goes up in flames after crash landing, no injuries reported  –  None of the 59 passengers and 8 crew members were injured when a South African Air Force plane crash landed at Goma International Airport

‘My baby is coming out… I can feel the head’: Hero taxi driver helps woman give birth after nurses turn her away  –  A KwaZulu-Natal taxi driver is being hailed as a hero after he helped a pregnant woman who was turned away at a clinic

Education & Matric 2019

The best performing schools in every province in South Africa  –  The Department of Basic Education has published a new school performance report, outlining the best schools in every province across South Africa


Eskom is facing another demon in the dark — its R140bn pension fund  –  Shenanigans are at play at the utility’s pension fund, apparently — the only difference being the integrity of that system is not a national priority.

My BroadbandThe solution to South Africa’s electricity problems – Powerships  –  a lack of proper maintenance is to blame for the high number of breakdowns at Eskom power plants.

Public Prosecutor

Mkhwebane’s Bosasa report ‘encroaches on powers of parliament’  –  Institutions should respect the ‘confines of their own power and not intrude into the domain of others’


The load shedding crisis should overshadow ANC’s birthday celebrations  –  It’s usually an occasion for celebration, but this year, the party’s self-congratulations are likely to ring exceptionally hollow

Ramaphosa can’t be ‘shocked’ by drought, says Steenhuisen, urging emergency action  – Any further delays in putting in place measures to mitigate the impact of the drought ‘will have catastrophic consequences for our nation,’ he said.

Business & Economy

The sitting duck in the corruption fallout  –  The 2019 annual report of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) attempts to paint a rosy picture, but the cracks are widening.

Tehran crash

Plane downed by Iranian missile, western officials believe  –  Justin Trudeau vows to find answers over crash that killed 176 people, including 63 Canadians

Australia bushfires

Residents stranded as fires escalate  –  An Australian town has spent the night cut off by bushfires as volatile weather whips up the most significant threat for almost a week.


SA coaches amped for Super Hero Sunday  –  Siya Kolisi, among a host of World Cup champions, will step out onto the FNB Stadium turf for next weekend’s Super Hero Sunday.

Sunshine Tour

Budding star Schaper impresses at SA Open  –  Super-cool Jayden Schaper earned a new nick-name in the press centre on day one of the South African Open Championship.

The Royals

Prince Harry and Meghan: Duchess returns to Canada as Queen seeks solution  –  The Duchess of Sussex has returned to Canada amid ongoing discussions over the future role for her and the Duke of Sussex in the Royal Family.

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Climate Change

Climate Change s a reality in spite of what some leaders believe. We will add to the collection of information so you too can follow what is being done, or not being done to try and arrest the effects of Climate Change

Today – Grass growing around Mount Everest as global heating intensifies

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