St Francis fires – not out of the woods yet – KM

Photo by Bev Mortimer of some firefighters taking a short rest at the St Francis Bay fire station after fighting fires yesterday. Following a couple of hot sports yesterday afternoon and this morning,… Continue reading

Two drownings, one rescue and one person missing yesterday

Two people drowned, a teenager is missing, while an elderly man managed to be saved through CPR yesterday, 30 January, in separate incidents along the Eastern coastline. Two bodies were recovered following searches… Continue reading

Council to apply for St Francis to become a ‘Disaster Area’

By Bev Mortimer Yesterday, 29 January, Kouga Council agreed at its Council meeting in Jeffreys Bay to make application to the  Eastern Cape Disaster Management Centre for St Francis to be declared a… Continue reading

Brazen rum-loving shoplifters sneak off with bottles at Tops

By Bev Mortimer  Three brazen rum-loving  guys made off with several bottles of rum from St Francis Bay’ Tops liquor store this morning, 30 January,  soon after its opening. The men had allegedly… Continue reading

36 cross Friesland calves stolen from Kareedouw farm

A total of 36 calves worth more than R54 000 were stolen from a Kareedouw farm earlier this month. The six month-old calves were taken from the camp between 8-16  January  from the farm… Continue reading

More helicopters to fight St Francis fires on the way

    Photo of the St Francis bush fires by Bev Mortimer By Bev Mortimer The good news is that more helicopters organised by the National Disaster Centre are on their way to… Continue reading

Fire fighters still battling the fires this morning

  Photo submitted by  by Barry Culligan Aorticle by Bev Mortimer Fire-fighters remain on red alert and are still fighting fires among the houses at Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape. It… Continue reading

Fire raging on Eskom’s nature reserve in St Francis

By Bev Mortimer A huge fire is raging on Eskom’s nature reserve land visible from across the road from the Sea Vista township in St Francis Bay. The reserve is neighbouring the Thyspunt… Continue reading

Unconscious German kite-surfer rescued

A 52 year-old German kite-surfer was rescued by his friends and NSRI volunteers after being knocked unconscious in an accident yesterday, 22 January, in the late afternoon off-shore of Eerste Steen in the Western… Continue reading

14 fishermen rescued after trawler sinks

The crew on board Freesia, a fishing trawler,  rescued 14 fishermen on a life raft off Cape Point early this morning, 19 January. The uninjured fishermen were the casualty crew of the Viking Fishing Company… Continue reading