8th January

No Load Shedding today?? … But overnight lights were out between  1:00am and 6:00am for some

St Francis

Beating that same old (almost empty) water drum again  –  Now that most of most of our visitors have left having made serious inroads to our precious water resources, we are left to face the realities of the Eastern Cape drought.

Eastern Cape

East Cape matrics score highest pass rate in 26 years  –  In a major feat for the Eastern Cape, the matric class of 2019 achieved the highest pass rate for the province since 1994, with an overall rate of 76.5%.

Brave PE shop owner tackles armed suspect  –  A brave Port Elizabeth business owner tackled a gunman who tried to rob his salon on Tuesday,

Eastern Cape mayor filmed in physical altercation with family  –  The family of Alfred Nzo District Executive Mayor Sixolile Mehlomakhulu has accused him of vandalising their family home and physically attacking family members

Surfers And Others Urged To Attend Groyne Project Public Meeting

Press ReleaseSt Francis Bay Coastal Protections Scheme Public MeetingWhere: St Francis...

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“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...

Boat capsizes off Kromme and spear fishermen have a shark encounter

Ski Boat capsizes off Kromme mouth and two spear fishermen have encounter with a shark...

Matric 2019

Girls ‘outperformed’ boys  –  39,950 more female candidates achieved Bachelor, Diploma and Higher Certificate passes than their male counterparts

Motshekga slams critics of ‘30% passes’: ‘They are almost at 0%’  –  The minister of basic education has lauded the education system for delivering improved results from government schools.

Foreign Affairs

South Africans in Iran, Iraq have not yet requested assistance – Dirco  –  South Africa does not have embassies in Iran or Iraq, with the Jordanian embassy servicing South Africans in the region.

Business & Economy

SA’s problem of a narrow tax base and high taxes  –  Analysis of collections by Sars shows why things are not working in SA.

Air Travel

Under-fire Comair massacres board  –  Follows incoming chair’s admission that ‘massive shake-up’ was necessary.

Expat tax:

Countdown to implementation kicks off  –  An amendment to the Income Tax Act will bring considerable change to the expat landscape as from March 1, 2020.

Inflation

My BroadbandPrices in South Africa – 1995 vs 2020 – To see how the “price of living” has increased we looked at the prices of petrol, a Big Mac, cellphones, and Internet access

BREAKING NEWS

Iran plane crash: Ukraine Boeing with 180 aboard comes down near Tehran – reports  –  A Ukraine Airlines plane suffering technical difficulties has crashed near Tehran airport, Iranian media report

US-IRAN Conflict

US troops targeted with ballistic missiles  –  At least two airbases housing US troops in Iraq have been hit by more than a dozen ballistic missiles

Surfing

WSL LogoRound 2 Called ON at Corona Open China Hosted by Wanning   – he World Surf League (WSL) Corona Open China, a men’s and women’s Qualifying Series (QS) 5,000, has been called back ON

Dakar 2020

Carlos Sainz Sr takes 2020 Dakar Rally lead, Mini dominates again  –  X-raid Mini driver Carlos Sainz Sr has taken the lead of the 2020 Dakar Rally after topping the third stage on Tuesday.

FOOD

Food ‘made from air’ could compete with soya  –  Finnish scientists producing a protein “from thin air” say it will compete with soya on price within the decade.

Entertainment

‘No butts about it  –  Gwyneth Paltrow’s semi-nude Golden Globes dress has the internet talking

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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

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