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South African Budget 2015 – Have your say!

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has asked South Africans for their views on the upcoming Budget Speech and the general state of the economy.  Minister Nene will table his Budget Speech in parliament on… Continue reading

Fisherman with severed toe evacuated off JBay

A man who had his toe amputated was evacuated along with his toe from a boat off Jeffreys Bay yesterday, 17 January 2015. He was taken to shore by the St Francis Bay… Continue reading

Drowning of Dutch woman at CSF – update

Two elderly Dutch women were swept out to sea by strong rip currents yesterday and only one managed to get safely back to shore. During a search by NSRI St Francis Bay, the… Continue reading

Thirty one people die from drowning over festive season – NSRI stats

Thirty one people died from drowning over season according to the national statistics released by the NSRI this week. The NSRI looked at th the drowning staistics fom the NSRI stations around the… Continue reading

Dutch woman drowns at Cape St Francis

According to SAP reports received late last night, a 65-year-old woman from the Netherlands drowned at about 5 pm yesterday, 15 January 2015 at Cape St Francis beach. St Francis Bay are investigating an… Continue reading

Youngsters scale CSF lighthouse illegally to pose for photos

Some youngsters illegally tried to climb the Seal Point lighthouse, a national monument in Cape St Francis,  yesterday, 12 January 2015..   Photo of the Seal Point lighthouse by Trevor Q Harvey  … Continue reading

Beached dolphin released into deep sea near PE

A beached dolphin at Port Elizabeth’s Main Beach was was taken 15 nautical miles out to seas where it was released yesterday evening. NSRI Port Elizabeth  said at 5.55 pm,  11 January, the… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle January 2015 edition is now online

The January 2015 print edition has now been posted online for readers across southern Africa and overseas.   Here is the link to the website version: http://www.safricavoyage.com/stfrancischronicle.html And here is another link to an… Continue reading

Eighteen year-old drowns in Humansdorp farm dam

  An 18 year-old man died from drowning in a Humansdorp farm dam yesterday evening (6 January 2015) while swimming with friends.. His body was recovered by police scuba divers. His name has not yet been released.… Continue reading

Electricity supply still constrained – Eskom

The power system is expected to remain constrained but stable this week and for the rest of the festive season. This is according to a news release from Eskom yesterday afternoon, 29 December… Continue reading