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

17th July

St Francis & Kouga

Ecstasy, agony, luck, bad luck and tears… this weekend had it all  –   With Jeff and Liezl on their way to watch The Open at Royal Portrush, I have the pleasure of writing Jeff’s newsletter this week.

Johnny Clegg – RIP

SA music icon Johnny Clegg has died  – Clegg’s family confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Tuesday night that the Impi hitmaker had died.

Remembering a legend: 9 of Johnny Clegg’s biggest hits    –   Songs like Great Heart, The Crossing and Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World have not only topped the charts all over the globe but touched the hearts of millions

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

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape  & South Coast

Paddle-skier stung by stingray off Eastern Cape coast  –   A paddle-skier ran into trouble offshore in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday when a blue stingray stung him.

No military will be deployed in Eastern Cape as gang wars continue  –  No military will be deployed in the Eastern Cape in Nelson Mandela Bay, Premier Oscar Mabuyane said on Tuesday. 

National & African News

Union blames strike at Pretoria Zoo for ‘special’ koala’s death  –  Willie, whose parents were given to Nelson Mandela by Australia, was the first koala born on African soil.


Military veterans back those Zuma accused of spying   –  Zuma’s conduct seemingly followed a particular behavioural pattern, which was ‘characterised by a worrying inclination to lie to save his own skin’.

ANALYSIS: Zuma’s desperate claims open new front in battle between ANC factions     The claims span the leaderships of Nelson Mandela to Cyril Ramaphosa, with the national executive committees of both those leaders directly fingered by Zuma.

Corruption busters still cash-strapped, but DOJ in talks with Treasury about private funding   –  the department is in discussions with the National Treasury on how to protect the NPA’s independence if it were to make use of private donor funding.

Speaker refers report on EFF disruption to subcomittee on physical removals  –  The Rules Committee will determine the appropriate course of action based on the report.

Apartheid statues and art classes: 10 issues from Ringo’s first parly speech   –  Musician Ringo Madlingozi is used to getting behind the microphone, but on Tuesday he did so in a completely different way by addressing parliament for the first time.


Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, Suicide-Bomber-in-Chief  –  ‘How come I am a participant in this huge enterprise known as Reality?’ 

Ace: ‘I know some of the things that President Zuma might be saying’  –  Zuma has many supporters, including ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule who attended the sitting on Tuesday.

Redi Tlhabi scoffs at Zuma’s claims to Zondo that she’s making a rape-trial movie  –  Veteran radio broadcaster and journalist Redi Tlhabi has reacted to claims by former president Jacob Zuma that she is working on a film about his rape trial.

PIC Commission

Dan Matjila, a man who dished out favours to politicians and their next of kin   –  Over the past 15 years, Dan Matjila was one of the most powerful figures in South Africa’s asset management industry,

Business, Money & Economy

South Africans continue to work in retirement   –   Nine of every 10 retirees included in the 2019 Old Mutual Savings Monitor Survey are working to supplement their retirement income.

Meet the whistleblower who could cost Unilever hundreds of millions of Rand   –  Seven years ago, when Juan Lerena encountered things he couldn’t stomach at his employer, Malaysian multinational Sime Darby Hudson Knight, he decided to do something about it.

International News

US House condemns Trump’s attacks on four congresswomen  –  The US House of Representatives has voted to symbolically condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen.


South African surf team for World Games announced  –  The South African Surfing Team, that will compete in the 2019 World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan from September 7th to 15th, has been announced.


The young and the freshness: Stick raves over Jantjies and Steyn   –  The duo perfectly illustrates the Springboks’ exciting mix of youth and experience as the World Cup looms.

Pets Love

Do our pets ever really love us – or do they just stick around for the food?  –  We dote on our cats and dogs, but is it a one-way relationship? 

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