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

15th July

St Francis & Kouga

ST FRANCIS WATER ALERT:  –  suspension bridge collapses  –  Kouga Municipality would like to call on residents of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis to use water very sparingly. 

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...
Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

Corona JBay Open & WinterFest

Lakey Peterson advances into Quarterfinals at Corona Open JBay  –  mericans Lakey Peterson and Courtney Conlogue won their heats in three-to-six foot (0.9 – 1.8 meter) conditions

JBay Winterfest: Big Wins, Big Upsets at the Corona Open JBay    –  Saturday offered an excellent day of surfing at the Corona Open JBay, as perfect four-to-six foot waves poured down the point

BOOK LAUNCH – The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls  & Evening With Britt Merrick  –   Monday book launch of John McCarthy’s The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls book at 6 pm  – Britt Merrick on Tuesday 16 July at 6pm at the Corona Main Bar

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Two held for Uber hijacking, kidnapping  –  Two men who allegedly hijacked an Uber vehicle and kidnapped a driver at the weekend were arrested on Sunday.

Citrus Industry impacted by go slow at Port of Nqgura  –  The “go-slow” strike action at the Port of Nqgura in Port Elizabeth is costing the local economy millions of rand every day 

National & African News

‘James Small collapsed naked in a sex club the night of his death’ – report   –  A judicial inquest has been opened into the death of former Springbok player James Small following allegations that he was found naked and unconscious in a sex club

Wallabies prop robbed and injured in Sandton  –  Taniela Tupou sustained minor cuts to his arm following the theft of his cellphone near the team hotel.

Famous SA actor, two others, arrested for impersonating police officials and kidnapping  –  A famous South African actor and his two accomplices arrested for mpersonating police officials, kidnapping, extortion and other charges.


DA calls for immediate recall of ambassador Bruce Koloane  –  The Democratic Alliance has asked International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor to immediately recall ambassador Bruce Koloane

Mkhwebane vs Ramaphosa & Gordhan

Gordhan and Ramaphosa will need a serious legal effort to overcome Mkhwebane’s clumsy scattergun approach  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa may have missed a political trick when he appointed his Cabinet after the May 8 elections. 


Zuma mocks his critics on Twitter ahead of state capture appearance: ‘I thought I should brighten up your day’  –  A video clip of former president Jacob Zuma dancing and mocking his critics was posted on social networking site Twitter on Sunday afte

Zondo zooms into corrupt municipalities  –  The Zondo Commission into State Capture looks set to shift focus to corrupt municipalities

#StateCaptureInquiry: Zuma backers pose potential headache for Zondo  –  a group of Zuma backers who call themselves “Concerned South African Citizens” are planning to petition Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

Business, Money & Economy

The winners in the Steinhoff mess  –  An astonishing R3.75 billion – that’s how much Steinhoff International has spent on auditor fees and fees relating to the forensic investigation, advisory and restructure of the business 

Khulubuse Zuma, Zondwa Mandela expected back in court in mining damage case  –  A court case against the politically connected former directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems is expected to start in the Springs Regional Court on Monday.

International News

Strong 6.6 quake hits off northwest Australia  –  A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Australia Sunday, shaking buildings over a wide area but causing no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

‘Go back home’: Trump aims racist attack at Ocasio-Cortez and other congresswomen  –  Donald Trump used racist language to attack “the Squad” on Sunday, saying four progressive Democrats who have clashed with party leaders should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”.

Cricket World Cup

England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand –  England beat New Zealand to win the men’s World Cup for the first time after one of the most amazing games of cricket ever played was tied twice.


Novak Djokovic says self-belief was the key to his Wimbledon title  –  Novak Djokovic called his Wimbledon final victory over Roger Federer “the most mentally demanding match of his career”


Pride of SA Impey win Tour stage nine  –  A South African, Daryl Impey, won stage nine of the Tour de France on Sunday leaving local fans to settle for Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe keeping hold of the yellow jersey on Bastille Day.

Climate change:

Used cooking oil imports may boost deforestation  –  Imports of a “green fuel” source may be inadvertently increasing deforestation and the demand for new palm oil, a study says.

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