Baywest Mall to be boost for EP economy – Premier

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle said South Africa’s newest and most advanced super-regional mall, the R1.7 billion Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, yesterday, 21 May, will be a major boost for the province’s… Continue reading

Johannesburg couple’s narrow escape in accident near JBay

A Johannesburg couple on their way to Jeffreys Bay were fortunately rescued after the rented vehicle they travelled in hit some bales of hay on the freeway, overturned and left them in the… Continue reading

Addo’s orphaned lion cubs move to new abode

Three lion cubs orphaned last year when their mother died are closer to being released into the wild. The Addo Elephant National Park’s nine month-old cubs have been moved to a 200 hectare… Continue reading

Popular Knysna bike race offers 50 extra slots

Owing to rider demand, organisers of the RECM Knysna 200 have made an additional 50 entries available for the three-day mountain bike race along the Garden Route from 15 June.   According to… Continue reading

Two severely injured vacationers in Plett rescued

Two men were rescued after they became battered by waves onto rocks, sustaining severe injuries at the Robberg Nature Reserve, Plettenberg Bay today, 17 May. Both men were admitted to hospital, one was… Continue reading

New aviation regulations for drones on the cards

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) will be introducing new regulations  to help regulate remotely unpiloted aircraft systems, aka drones. The regulations have recently been signed by the Minister of Transport, Dipuo… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle May 2015 print edition is now online

The May 2015  print edition of the St Francis Chronicle – a free community newspaper in the Eastern Cape of Southern Africa – is now online for readers across Southern Africa who have… Continue reading

Kouga’s first woman Executive Mayor

Kouga Clr Daphne Kettledas is the new  Executives Mayor for Kouga and the first woman in our municipal area to have this honour. A former teacher and seasoned political activist, she was elected… Continue reading

Rhino purposefully dehorned at Lombardini to save them

All rhino at the Lombardini Game Reserve outside between St Francis Bay and Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape have now been dehorned. According to a statement from the farm owners, there are… Continue reading

R100 000 reward for info about rhino poaching at Lombardini

  A top wildlife foundation and the owner of a Lombardini Game Farm are offering R100 000 for information leading to the poachers of rhino horns on the farm being brought to book. This… Continue reading