14th January

Load Shedding – Nothing planned for today thus far but be prepared

Local News

Skiing Accident on the Kromme – NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew was called into action on Sunday evening following a request for assistance from an NSRI Oyster Bay crewman

Changes to St Francis Today  –  Readers will have noted a few changes ti St Francis Today layout which we hope is proving more informative 

Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape drought: ‘Hope is our only choice’  –  As good rains fell in the drought-hit Karoo for the first time in months, communities were talking of nothing else.

Foreign national killed in PE robbery  –  A 35-year-old man has been killed in a robbery while on the way to a bank at a Port Elizabeth shopping mall.

Bodies of missing swimmers found on beach  –  Two bodies, both believed to be that of the swimmers who drowned last week, have been recovered after washing ashore.

Five children killed, 16 injured after taxi rolls in Eastern Cape  –  Five children were killed and 16 other passengers injured when a long-distance minibus taxi rolled on the R61

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...

South Africa & African Continent

EWN NewsMboweni sparks reaction after calling on SA & Lesotho to ‘Remove the Border’ — Tito Mboweni, who studied at the National University of Lesotho in the 80s, was commenting on the political crisis in the Mountain Kingdom.

WATCH | Bring back death penalty, residents demand after murder of Michaela Williams  –  Angry residents outside the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday expressed their disgust that the suspect was released on parole in 2018.

WATCH | Beemer street brawl: Shirtless men in viral clip opt to bury ‘hatchet’ outside court  –  Social media was buzzing on Monday after a video surfaced of a group of Gauteng residents fighting in the street.


Can Eskom be saved?  –  It can still be saved if the new chairperson and CEO are given licence to run it free from political interference

My BroadbandEskom tells municipalities to prepare for stage 8 load-shedding  –  During stage 8 load shedding, consumers could be without power for 48 hours over four days, or 96 hours in eight days.


As battle for Eskom goes nuclear, Pravin Gordhan is once again the target  – Political pressure is building on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take some sort of action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan

Parliament vows to deal with Malema if he disrupts Sona over Gordhan  –  Parliament’s presiding officers on Monday cautioned against MPs making public threats to disrupt the business of parliament.


Business, Money & The Economy

US reverses China ‘currency manipulator’ label  –  The US has reversed its decision to brand China a currency manipulator as the two countries prepare to wind down their trade war.

My BroadbandWhy South African banks still use SMS one-time PINs   –  Two-factor verification is an important security measure for online and app-based banking, 


My BroadbandWindows 7 support ends tomorrow – Upgrade for free  –  Microsoft is officially ending support for Windows 7 on Tuesday 14 January 2020.


Iran state TV sees at least 2 news anchors quit: ‘Forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies’  –  At least two Iranian journalists at a state-owned media outlet reportedly resigned from their jobs, and another left a while back, apologizing 


Bureau of Meteorology forecasts rain for Australia’s firegrounds  –  Finally, there’s a forecast to get excited about.


Barcelona tops money league as Man Utd risks slide down table  –  The Spanish club headed the table for the first time while eight English clubs were also among the top 20 revenue earners.

Oscars 2020

Charlize Theron gets Oscar nomination  –  Nominated for Best Actress  in “Bombshell”


The Royals

Harry and Meghan: Queen agrees ‘period of transition’ after ‘constructive’ talks  –  The Queen said the family “respect” their desire for a “new life” but would have liked them to stay “full-time working members”.

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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

TODAY 14-01 – Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates

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