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

7th August

St Francis & Kouga

South Coast

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 Federation’s Innovation and technology awards

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

Further delays in Omotoso trial  –  Delays after Port Elizabeth High Court judge ruled that the court had the authority to preside over the entire matter.

Best Read

WATCH: Rustenburg High rock out in their cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody  –  Rustenburg High School Choir has set the internet ablaze with their cover of the iconic Queen song, Bohemian Rhapsody.

National & African News

Court mustn’t waste its time on Sanef matter – EFF lawyer  –  ‘There is no single EFF tweet that is a call to violence,’ advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi said, and there was ‘absolutely nothing hateful’ about EFF tweets.

I was right, did nothing wrong – Motsoeneng  –  ‘They [SABC] are now hiding behind unlawful decisions and using this report as a distraction,’ he said, referring to a stand-off with SuperSport.

Muthambi slams SABC report; ‘compilers failed commission’  – ‘Their hangover of the former president [Jacob Zuma] clouded their judgement,’ she said of Joe Thloloe and advocate Steven Tawana.

UN launches new Zimbabwe appeal as millions face food crisis  –  About five million people, or a third of the population, are in need of aid and at least half of them are on the cusp of starvation, the World Food Programme says.

Three suspects found with missing Cape Town horse rider’s car  –  Western Cape police have arrested three suspects who were found with a stolen vehicle registered to 30-year-old missing horse rider Meghan Cremer.

Just how many is 6.7 million? SA’s jobless crisis in perspective  –  Nearly 7 million people in South Africa are unemployed. But just how big is that number? Fin24 puts it into perspective.


ANC backs Cyril Ramaphosa, says leaked e-mails ‘calculated manoeuvre’  –  The ANC has come out in support of its president Cyril Ramaphosa, dismissing leaked e-mails as “nothing but a calculated manoeuvre

A tale of two ANCs  –  Civil war has broken out inside the party and the organisation is already split.


Up to R4.32bn will be spent on diesel to keep the lights on until the end of 2019  –  Eskom plans to spend up to R4.32-billion on diesel for gas turbines to keep the electricity supply on until December

Business, Money & Economy

We are getting poorer in SA  –  Unemployment will continue to increase as long as population growth exceeds economic growth.

International News

‘Fight for our lives’: Fiji calls world leaders ‘selfish’ as it lays out climate crisis blueprint  – Minister says archipelago in grave situation through no fault of its own as he unveils plan for net zero emissions and village relocation


Will Argentina Burst Boks Bubble?   –  Argentina are bracing themselves for a massive physical onslaught when they face the Springboks in Salta on Saturday.

Lost Pets?

“Lost and Hound” new app to find your missing pet  –  We have all seen it before on our community group feeds: frantic pet owners searching for their lost pets

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