Wednesday 13th November

St Francis & Kouga News

NOTICESt Francis Pharmacy closing at midday 

Coastal Management Plan available for comment   –  The draft proposal Coastal Management Plan for the Sarah Baartman District Municipality can be accessed on the Kouga municipal website at

Bay’s brown tap water due to low dam levels  –  The brownish colour of tap water in large parts of Nelson Mandela Bay is due to the low-level of the city’s dams.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast

Search for six-year-old Cozette Scheepers called off  –  The search for a six-year-old girl, suspected to have drowned near Herolds Bay on the Garden Route, has been called off, police said on Tuesday.

National & African News

WATCH | ‘Scores injured’ as tornado hits KwaZulu-Natal  –  A tornado left a swathe of destruction in New Hanover and Greytown, north of Pietermaritzburg, on Tuesday.

WATCH | John Cena refuses to take legal action against Sho Madjozi over song  –  American wrestler John Cena has been praised for embracing SA rapper Sho Madjozi, after he apparently refused to sue the star for making a song named after him.

Zimbabwe dollar notes issued for first time in a decade  –  Queues have formed outside banks in Zimbabwe as people hope to get hold of the country’s first Zimbabwe dollar notes to be issued since 2009.


Ramaphosa arrives in Brazil amid worry over Bolsonaro’s intentions –  Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro has expressed a preference for closer ties with the US and European Union, rather than the developing or emerging nations which the BRICS 


South Africa unprepared for drought disaster, AgriSA warns government  –  AgriSA pleads for the government to recognise that the country is not prepared for a disaster and a lot of work must be done if South Africa is to become more resilient 

Public Protector

Zuma has ‘nothing to hide’, says Mkhwebane can access his tax records  –  Former president Jacob Zuma has entered the fray in the ongoing battle between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Sars over his tax records,

Deputy public protector interviews: Bombshell questions, from politics to racism claims  – The parliamentary interviews for the new deputy public protector on Tuesday were as much about that position as about the incumbent public protector,


SA heading toward a crisis of governance – Maimane  – He also said SA could learn from the Springboks that ‘we don’t unite because of race, we unite because of particular goals, particular objects’.

DA FedEx to meet urgently ‘to assess the impact’ of Herman Mashaba’s resignation  –  The party says Mashaba’s resignation does not signal an end to the DA’s commitment to the people of Johannesburg.

#SixMonthsInPower: What has changed regarding rule of law under Ramaphosa?  –  Almost six months after he took office as president of  political analysts believe that the rule of law has not improved under his watch

Business, Money & The Economy

Is Manuel truly independent?    –  Old Mutual silent on whether his appointment as chair contravenes insurance regulations.

Accountancy body to begin disciplinary hearing of ex-Eskom, Transnet CFO Anoj Singh  –  Former Transnet and Eskom chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, will facea disciplinary hearing by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

International News

Waves in St Mark’s Square as Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years  – High waters peaked at 1.87 metres as the flood alarm sounded across the Italian city of canals


Els happy to be back at Sun City  –  Ernie Els is the oldest player in the Nedbank Golf Challenge field and he has a lot on his mind with the upcoming Presidents Cup. 

Gatland predicts ‘spicy’ rematch with Boks  –  The Springboks’ World Cup success in Japan has teed up a mouthwatering prospect for British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland, who will lead the side to South Africa on their 2021 tour.


Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one  –  Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

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More Answers on the SRA

The St Francis Property Owners Non Profit Company (NPC) have posted another in their series of answers to questions on their website.  These questions are those put to the NPC by what has become known as the “Group of 30” mostly members...

Pipe Invitational to Determine Wildcards for Billabong Pipe Masters

BANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Monday, December 9, 2019) - The Pipe Invitational, the 32-surfer trials event, has been called ON and will determine the two wildcards into the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop...

NSRI Safety Appeal and Incidents this week:

NSRI continue to appeal to the public to only swim at beaches protected by lifeguards and only swim during the lifeguard beach stand-by times.NSRI are appealing to boaters and paddlers of craft launching to go to sea to download, from...

Holding Period for 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters Opens Today,

Incoming Swell Likely to Jumpstart Competition TomorrowBANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Sunday, December 8, 2019) - The holding period for the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop on the World Surf League...

Your 2019 St Francis Sporting Calendar

The 13th annual St Francis Sport Summer Series will kick off on Monday 16 December 2019 with a canal swim, and ends on the 31st of December with the annual MTB Challenge.Sporting enthusiasts can look forward to the usual swimming,...

End of Year Bridge Celebration

The final competition of the year for the St Francis Bay Bridge Club took place at the St Francis Links on Friday 6 December and followed the Local Bridge Club’s Annual General Meeting, during which a new committee was appointed.The...

SRA answers questions posed by CRA members

One of the gripes those regularly by those who submit comment deriding the SRA committee and the work they as doing to improve St Francis Bay is that that don’t answer questions. Well a brand new post on the St Francis Property Owners...

Steven Sawyer in action as Taiwan Open World Longboard Championships Called On at ‘The Left’

THE LEFT, TAITUNG / TPE (Friday, December 6, 2019) - The 2019 Taiwan Open World Longboard Championship has been called on and excitement amongst the field is growing with the competition moving to 'The Left.' The event was forced to move to this...

Professor Richard Cowling on Plot Clearing

Professor Cowling comments on Tuesday’s article ‘Damned if you Don’t so better you do’!The concerns raised by some residents regarding the impact on wildlife of mechanical clearing of dense, mostly alien-invasive bush on vacant plots,...

2020 World Surf League Qualifying Series

2020 World Surf League Qualifying Series to Commence at Corona Open China Hosted by WanningCOOLANGATTA, QLD / AUS (Thursday, December 5, 2019) - The 2020 World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) is set to commence at the perfect...



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