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Friday 21st December

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NSRI’s safety tips for the Summer holidays Rule number one, for a safe experience at the beach, is to choose a beach that has Lifeguards on duty and to swim between their flags.

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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

Boating Guidelines – Guidelines for Boating on Kromme Municipality Rivers and St Francis Bay Canals

Santa on the Canals – Frequently Asked Questions about Santa on the Canals

Enter online for Marina Mile this December – IT is swim time at Marina Martinique on December 30 when the annual Marina Mile will take place in the pristine salt water canals of the upmarket estate in Jeffreys Bay.

Business chamber asks Nersa to stop all new IPPs – The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has asked energy regulator Nersa to stop the roll-out of new independent power producers (IPPs) due to their “catastrophic impact” on Eskom,

National (South Africa & Africa) News

At least 767 dead in vehicle crashes since December 1 – Nzimande – This year’s fatalities are up 16 percent compared with the same period last year.

Motshekga backs Zille, Shilowa says she misses the point – Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has publicly supported Western Cape premier Helen Zille following public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s findings against her.

Baby Daniel’s stepfather found guilty of murder, mother guilty of child abuse, negligence – The judge found that the mother had turned a blind eye to the abuse, as she was afraid of her husband.

KZN mayor denies she is corrupt, vows to take legal action against the media – The mayor of eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal says she is not the corrupt leader she is perceived to be.

Need a ride around Joburg? Meet ‘Mama Tuk-Tuk’ – While tuk-tuks have become a familiar sight on the roads of Johannesburg suburbs such as Sandton and Melville, it is still unusual for the three-wheeled taxis’ drivers to be women.


A sustainable energy transition that works for all? – South Africa’s electricity crisis requires broad participation of people and organisations in different spaces. Not just academics. 


Moyane in ConCourt appeal: What have I done wrong? – Tom Moyane has questioned what he has done wrong in an appeal against his dismissal, to the Constitutional Court.

Business, Money & Economy

Govt pensions used to bail out struggling Denel – The state asset manager PIC quietly bought up R2.8 billion in bonds, which was criticised as ‘gambling with the money of pensioners and workers’.

Ferial Haffajee: Is this why Edgars is in so much trouble? – I got my first Edgars card at university, when all I had was a part-time job, with pay that was also part-time. 

International News

All flights in and out of Gatwick are suspended as drones have been sighted flying across the airfield.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigns – US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be retiring “with distinction” at the end of February, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday.


WATCH: These 10 insane surf spots is basically like knocking at death’s door – Love a good surf? These waves are among the most revered and feared on the planet.


Legendary Springbokset to return to SA – World Cup winner Schalk Burger  confirmed he is leaving Saracens at the end of the season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United players to feel proud again – The 45-year-old, who spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford during his playing career, returned to United this week to take charge until the end of the season 

Kouga Enjoys Bumper Season

Compliments have been pouring in for Kouga Municipality in the wake of a successful festive season.While the overall visitor tally is...

A Caring Community

Community joins in to search for missing petThe St Francis Animal Loving Community came together yesterday when a group searched an area...

When Four Pounds earned 8p

Movie Ticket Prices Set To RocketAn article in ‘MyBroadBand’ titled ‘Massive movie ticket price hikes in South Africa’ prompted me to...

Blues and a Picnic

Blues on the River Picnic with Gerald Clark After touring Eastern Europe for a several years Gerald Clark is bringing his band from the...

Recycling – a success story

Make it a permanent Recycling Facility Please Mr MayorThe temporary recycling depot proved a huge success over the season. It was...

Cell C Goodwave Surf Contest Surfers Names Announced

St Francis & JBay Surfers in lineup The event organisers of the 2019 Cell C Goodwave have announced the invited surfers for the...

R2000 reward for missing dog

Much loved Oakley missing in RebelsrusSt Francis Animal Rescue has asked St Francis Today to publish this plea for anyone who may have...

Meths arrest in JBay

Police arrests suspects with over R300,000 TikPolice arrested four suspects in possession of crystal methamphetamine  (commonly known as...

And so it is back to work

As a great season draws to a close, a happy, wonderful and successful 2019 to all SFT readers!After 13 days not following the news at...

Lyons Group Yellowtail December Competition

News from Port St Francis Ski Boat And Yacht Club 23 boats with 87 anglers, 14  Juniors and 4 Ladies.The competition was run over 2 days...

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