13th January

Load Shedding – Nothing planned for today thus far but be prepared

Slow start and a big finish!  –  Despite tougher economic times, we shined!

Joint operation on N2 targets unroadworthy vehicles and other traffic offences  –  The joint operation on the N2  between Storms River and Humansdorp resulted in 39 motorists receiving fines 

Eastern Cape

Robbers armed with sword try to bite rings off 90-year-old woman’s fingers  –  Eastern Cape police are searching for house robbery suspects who bit the fingers of a 90-year-old woman in Port Elizabeth to try to get her rings.


Load Shedding

Load shedding halted as Koeberg gets back online  –  The power utility said the system remains vulnerable to unplanned outages or breakdowns due to inadequate maintenance over a number of years.

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...

South Africa & African Continent

OR Tambo in the dark due to Eskom transformer fire  –  OR Tambo International Airport was plunged into darkness after a transformer at a Kempton Park substation caught fire on Sunday morning.

IFP, DA call for better security measures following ‘execution-style’ shooting at Durban hospital  –  The DA in KZN says the shooting followed recent violent attacks at other health facilities in the province.


A 2020 vision: How to end generation capacity constraints and load shedding in SA  –  Eskom is not too big to fail – it has already failed. The issue now is how we deal with this.

Adriaan Basson: Who is really running Eskom?  –  The only way to fix Eskom is to fix the people who work there.


The ANC is looking old, tired, divided and left behind  –  On Saturday, 11 January, the ANC released its full 8th January statement, its agenda for the year.

South Africans still love the ANC — which makes their treatment all the sadder  –  The ANC is the only political party in South Africa for whom elderly people will travel for days to attend events.


Jacob Zuma’s legal team to fight State Capture summons  –  Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers will on Tuesday oppose an application that is aimed at compelling the former statesman to reappear at the Zondo Commission

Business & The Economy

Here’s what SA financial experts would do with R10 000 in 2020  –  Fin24 asked several financial experts what they would do with R10 000 in 2020.

Eskom pension fund administration leaves members with more questions than answers  –  The letter attempts to discredit the allegation that the version of the software underpinning the current system is hopelessly outdated,

Financial scams

How to avoid becoming a victim –  SA is something of a hotbed for fraud and scams. South Africa has significantly more financial crime than most other countries. 


Protests and teargas as Iran faces public anger over aircraft downing  –  Authorities break up second day of demonstrations that continued into the evening

Philippines volcano:

Taal spews lava as ‘hazardous eruption’ feared  –  A volcano in the Philippines has begun spewing lava, as authorities warn that a “hazardous eruption” is possible “within hours or days”.


Grace grateful the roar for Louis didn’t mean another SA Open heartache  –  Hole-in-ones have become Louis Oosthuizen’s forte in the past few months, but it didn’t deter the newest local major winner.


Jos Buttler sorry for abusing Vernon Philander in England’s Cape Town win  –  Wicketkeeper apologises but unhappy with microphones

The Royals

Queen, Prince Harry, senior royals set for crisis meeting  –  Queen Elizabeth II will host a showdown meeting with Prince Harry on Monday in an attempt to solve the crisis triggered by his bombshell announcement

Royal crisis talks: 13 questions that will need answering  –  The questions the Queen, Charles, William, Harry and Meghan (over the phone) are likely to address during the showdown.

Climate Change

Energy, land and law: This year, it’s personal – “Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.”

NASAClimate Change: How Do We Know?  –  Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, 


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This week the Good Deed Award award goes to Johnathan –  Click for more





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