Monday 16th September

St Francis & Kouga News

Robbers caught on N2 near Humansdorp  –  Alert policemen, aided by a private security company arrested a suspect after a a business robbery in the Knysna area in the Western Cape.

Kouga residents can get a will for free  –  Residents of Kouga can have their wills drawn up for free at participating legal practices around Kouga during National Wills Week.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

PE Airport will not be moving, says Acsa  –  A recent report that Port Elizabeth International Airport would be relocated to the Coega Special Economic Zone is incorrect, says Airports Company South Africa. 

Gift of the Givers comes to the rescue of drought-stricken Eastern Cape rural towns  –  Gift of the Givers will on Monday deliver fodder to and source water for farmers in the drought-stricken town of Adelaide, in the Eastern Cape.

State urged to tackle water crisis  –  The government is violating women’s rights by failing to tackle the water supply crisis in parts of the old Transkei, Sonke Gender Justice says.

Justice minister Ronald Lamola to review decision to release convicted rapist Bob Hewitt on parole  – The  Minister  will review a decision by the correctional supervision and parole board to release convicted rapist and abuser Bob Hewitt on parole.

PE police dog Jack the hero during arrest of ATM robbers  –  Two robbery suspects have been arrested by members of the police’s K9-unit following an ATM robbery in Algoa Park, Port Elizabeth.


NSRI in action in Cape St Francis and Port Elizabeth  –  Nsri St Francis Bay and NSRI Port Elizabeth both in action over the past week


Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South African Surfing Team Finish Fifth with Two Medals at ISA World Surfing Games in Japan –  The South African surfing team finished fifth overall and earned two medals and one surfer qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Chained Tortoises investigated by SPCA Assisi in Sea Vista

SPCA Assisi received information that tortoises were being kept on chains in St Francis Township. Inspector Tany Keyzer went to investigate.On Tuesday, 01 October 2019, Inspector Tanya Keyzer consulted with Adriaan le Roux, Nature...

Operation Save Escaped Elephant From Being Killed

Mount Camdeboo orchestrates specialist translocation operation to save escaped elephant from being killedAn African elephant bull that escaped an Eastern Cape game reserve for a second time in recent weeks was on Thursday set to be...

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Project:

Sea Rescue presented the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban last week.NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew...

One fatality and three survivors after boat capsizes

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Noordhoek on Saturday morning .NSRI rescue swimmers in a sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, the EMS Aeromed 3 helicopter, Gardmed...

Major milestone for St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group

A major milestone was achieved last week when the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group SFDVG) handed over safety wear and equipment to volunteers who had also undergone training provided by municipal services. The essential equipment has...

New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum

A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter, a St Francis Property Owner (SFPO) committee member is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.Truter is the SFPO ...

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated yesterday (Thursday 10th October) following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartkops River Mouth, Port Elizabeth.THree  local male teenagers were reported to be swimming when they were...

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us

Cape St Francis  - Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time! St Francis Bay loves a good party, and what better way than to celebrate with beer! The annual St Francis Oktoberfest...

Kromme-Enviro Trust Coastal Cleanup a great success

Helping to keep our oceans cleanFollowing on from yesterday’s article on Rotary St Francis and Kromme-Enviro Trust’s involvement with the eco-brick initiative, these two associations joined forces again on Sunday for another war on...

Hundreds of driver’s licences ready for collection

Hundreds of driver’s licence cards are awaiting collection at Kouga Municipality’s Traffic Department in Humansdorp.Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said local residents were among the thousands of motorists...


National & African News

Gavin Watson was already dead before his crash, private pathologist finds  –  The reason for this could be natural causes, or foul play, but the family says it’s at least a comfort to them that suicide has been ruled out.

What is Ramaphosa hoping to achieve with his African envoys, analysts wonder  –  President Cyril Ramaphosa’s unprecedented decision to dispatch a high-profile delegation of envoys to at least seven African countries to explain the recent xenophobic violence has solicited mixed reactions from political analysts.

Over 900 suspects arrested in Gauteng SAPS weekend operations  –  Intensified crime combatting operations in Gauteng this weekend have resulted in the arrest of more than 900 suspects

Mugabe Memorial: Family say they weren’t expecting stadium to be ‘this empty’  –  Scenes of a near-empty 60 000 capacity national sports stadium shocked many across the continent as Zimbabwe bid its final farewell to the man who led the country for 37 years. 


Malema’s Mugabe closing gambit  – Julius Malema’s praise of Robert Mugabe has been unstinting, and it’s not hard to see why: 

Maimane renting home due to security risk – spokesperson  –  Maimane had declared a R4m house in the Cape Town suburb of Claremont in a parliamentary register, despite the home never belonging to him. 

Business, Money & The Econom

New court case can end affirmative action based on race in South Africa  –  A court case which could mean the end of affirmative action based on race in South Africa begins in the Labour Court on Wednesday.

Manuel spurns Old Mutual shareholder calls to step down over Moyo fiasco  –  Old Mutual chairman Trevor Manuel said the board will not resign over its handling of the axing of Peter Moyo as CEO ‘unless there is just cause’ to do so.


Discovery Health’s 2020 medical aid increases  –  Total monthly contributions for plans in the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) will increase by between 8.88% and 10.96% for main members from January.

Saudi Oil Attacks

Trump says US ‘locked and loaded’ after Saudi Arabia attack, as oil prices soar  – US president says he has ‘reason to believe we know the culprit’ of the drone attacks on Aramco plant

These ‘kamikaze’ drones are believed to have taken out 5% of world oil production in an attack on Saudi Arabia.   –  Here’s what we know about them.  – 

Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER


White House confirms Osama bin Laden’s son killed in US operation  –  The White House has confirmed the death of Hamza bin Laden, son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the group.


UK will reject any delay offer, PM to tell Juncker  –  The UK is not prepared to postpone Brexit beyond the current 31 October deadline, Boris Johnson is to tell European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at talks on Monday.


Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England’s summer is a ‘huge success’ after levelling series  –  England captain Joe Root said levelling the Ashes at 2-2 rounded off a summer that has been a “huge success” for English cricket.

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin: Bloodied British fighter takes points victory over battling Swede  –  Tyson Fury battled to a rugged points win over Otto Wallin as he fought for over nine rounds with heavy cuts to maintain his unbeaten record in a dramatic bout in Las Vegas.

This & That

Faster pace of climate change is ‘scary’, former chief scientist says – Extreme events linked to climate change, such as the heatwave in Europe this year, are occurring sooner than expected, an ex-chief scientist says.

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