St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world

6th August

Rocky Coast Housing Development

Background information on Proposed Residential Development of a Portion of Portions 78 & 79 of Farm Ongegunde Vryheid No. 746, Cape St. Francis, Kouga Local Municipality

St Francis & Kouga

Crime down in St Francis according to SAPS  –  Crime stats released by SAPS indicate a drop in crime to its lowest in months saying CCTV is playing it’s part.

Supplier day for SMME’s in renewable energy sector   – Opportunity for local SMMEs around renewable energy plant developments

Fuel Costs –  Petrol  goes up 11 cents  for a litre and diesel drops by 14cents a litre tonight

Man dies after St Francis Bay house robbery

A manhunt is underway for two men who robbed an elderly coule in their house in Sardinia Road, St Francis in the early evening...

Kouga Municipality calling for LED Lighting

SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LED STREETLIGHTS AND FLOODLIGHTSProspective Service Providers are hereby invited to submit tenders for the Supply...

New St Francis Today News Page Layout

To keep abreast with reader preferences we have changed our news layout to accommodate a growing readership that reads the news on their...

Sea Vista Primary School hosts for this year’s District Level WOW spelling competition

There was great excitement on July 23rd at Sea Vista Primary School, in St Francis Bay, the hosts for this year’s District Level WOW ...

Scientific paper on flora of Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay Nature Reserves

Our Seal Point scientist Richard Cowling and his colleague Adriaan Grobler from Port Elizabeth together with three of our local citizen...

Four injured crewman patient evacuated off a ship

Yesterday morning (7th August) NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew, accompanied by our NSRI station doctor and EC Government Health EMS rescue...

Plettenberg Bay NSRI finalists for International Award

Congratulations to our NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteers for being chosen as finalists in the 2019 International Maritime Rescue...

Rocky Coast Housing Development

The proponent, Rocky Coast Farm (Pty) Ltd, proposes the residential development of a portion of Portions 78 and 79of Farm Ongegunde...

Crime down in St Francis according to SAPS

SAPS report that the downward trend in the number of crimes reported has continued and attribute this to the deterrent effect of the...

Whale assisted in a disentanglement operation off Port Alfred

SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Port Alfred aboard two NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue craft, Lotto...
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

East Cape farmers under siege : new crime stats  – New crime figures indicate an attack in province every two weeks

Whale assisted in a disentanglement operation off Port Alfred  –  SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Port Alfred aboard two NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue craft,

Judge to rule on jurisdiction of Omotoso charges  –  State Advocate Nceba Ntelwa did not hand over a new certificate from the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) authorising centralisation of the charges

R12m EC dagga bust  –  Eastern Cape police arrested a 32-year-old man and seized dagga with a street value of more than R12m over the weekend.

Best Read

Heads of argument: Don’t take Malema literally, says his lawyer  –  The Economic Freedom Fighters on Monday fired back at the SA National Editors Forum,

National & African News

WATCH | Bullets fly across forecourt as cash-in-transit heist turns deadly   –  A cash-in-transit heist in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, ended tragically when civilians were shot and wounded and a petrol attendant succumbed to his injuries.

Traders explain why they attacked cops  –  Traders who conduct their business along the busy Jeppe Street in the Johannesburg CBD claim that they have been unfairly targeted by unscrupulous police officers

Reshall Jimmy’s family gets closure, withdraws from Ford Kuga inquest  –  This is after the family accepted that Reshall Jimmy had died in the vehicle but that the cause had been undetermined.

Twitter and the rest of social media are a rising threat to media freedom — and I am part of their roadkill  –  The internet and the powerful social media platforms now host among the worst forms of violence against journalist


Eskom will be selling Zimbabwe electricity again soon – just as long as South Africa has no load shedding   –  skom has confirmed it will start selling large quantities of electricity to Zimbabwe again soon

Business, Money & Economy

Tourism can help Africa tackle its jobs crisis, so why is it underutilised?  –  Africa, and the developing world in general, is seized with finding sustainable solutions to the current challenges facing young people and the labour market of the future. 

Gold regains its glister –  Some analysts are saying that a price of $3,000 for an ounce of the yellow metal is not impossible.

International News

Jair Bolsonaro says criminals will ‘die like cockroaches’ under proposed new laws  – Brazil’s president calls for security forces and citizens who shoot alleged offenders to be shielded from prosecution

Obama urges Americans to reject leaders who stoke hatred  –  Former US President Barack Obama has called on Americans to reject language from any of their leaders that feeds hatred or normalises racism.


Springboks understand the difficulty of Argentina challenge  –   The two Tests against Argentina, starting with Saturday’s challenging encounter in Salta, will provide theSpringboks with more opportunities to prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan,

How the 9-Hole Golf Handicap system will work  –  The changes that will be introduced on October 1 2019, as part of the transition to the World Handicap System.

Women’s Month

Time to cancel Women’s Month  –  Wouldn’t it be truly impactful if women withdrew entirely from every breakfast or high-tea or rose-giving ceremony

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