9th January

Load Shedding today … Stage Two will be in place until at least 6:00 am tomorrow morning.

St Francis

Boat capsizes off Kromme and spear fishermen have a shark encounter  –  a boat capsized with seven people onboard, including children, all wearing life-jackets, at the mouth of the Kromme River.

Eastern Cape Drought (& elsewhere)

Welcome rain recorded over the Eastern Cape  –   Let us hope for a lot more in the coming days

Rain beautiful Rain –  WATCH | River flows in dry Karoo as rains bring some relief, hope  –  The sight of a river flowing after recent rains on Wednesday has brought a little bit of joy and relief.

Eastern Cape Crime

1 276 arrests since New Years Eve  –  Police Operations continued throughout the Eastern Cape this past week with members arresting over a thousand people since New Year’s eve.

Dwarf Sperm Whale beached at Oyster Bay

NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew responded to assist where a Dwarf Sperm Whale beached at...

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...

NSRI – Port Elizabeth

Teenager drowned two missing off Wells Estate Beach, – PE –  It appears that the two teenagers and the 20 year old man were swimming when they were caught in rip currents. 

Education & Matric 2019

DA, EFF dispute 2019 matric pass rate, say real number is much lower  –  The EFF noted the increase of schools that achieved a 0% pass rate – up from 12 schools in 2018 to 16.

New subjects and curriculum to be piloted at South African schools  –   A new curriculum at South African schools to help equip learners for the developing world,

Cape Town 

City to begin ‘enforcement operations’ against Greenmarket Square refugees  –  Refugee leader remains hopeful that city will provide temporary shelter

Politics

Ramaphosa hails ANC for ‘making success of party’s renewal’  –  He added that the party’s leaders are fighting corruption in its ranks.

Thabo Mbeki snubs ANC January 8 celebrations, again  –  Mbeki last attended the January 8 festivities in 2012, when the party celebrated its centenary.

Business & Economy

And we’re off: the breakout of precious metals, oil and bitcoin  –  The smell of war in the Middle East being the latest trigger.

#ZondoCommission

Where to for the Zondo Commission in 2020?  –  The Zondo commission was originally intended to complete its work in just 180 days.

US-IRAN Conflict

Trump backs away from further military confrontation with Iran  –  ‘Iran appears to be standing down,’ Trump said, in an uncharacteristically sober speech following rising tensions between US and Iran

Iran plane crash

Tehran won’t give Boeing or US black boxes  –  Iran has said it will not hand over black box flight recorders recovered from a plane that crashed with 176 people on board to manufacturer Boeing or to the US.

Surfing

WSL LogoDecisive Day Unfolds at Corona Open China hosted by Wanning  –  A slight decrease in swell still pulsed with two-to-three foot (1 – 1.5 metre), occasional plus, surf making its way for competitors to take advantage of 

Cricket

Adriaan Basson | Little Britain – the day Newlands became England’s home ground  –  We need the pounds. We need the tourism. Western Province Cricket is broke.

The Royals

Prince Harry and Meghan to step back as senior royals  –  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they will step back as “senior” royals and work to become financially independent.

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Climate Change

Climate Change s a reality in spite of what some leaders believe. We will add to the collection of information so you too can follow what is being done, or not being done to try and arrest the effects of Climate Change

TodaySky correspondent Thomas Moore’s daily blog as he heads to the Antarctic

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