Fire at Bella’s Restaurant

Bella’s Restaurant at the private port of St Francis Bay caught fire last night at 11 pm .The fire, which is believed to have started through an electrical problem, a power surge, has ruined the whole restaurant from furnishings, deep freezers, equipment etc, a distraught owner, Bella Massyn, told St Francis Chronicle.Bella’s Pub next door…

Eleven abalone poachers arrested during a crime operation

The SAPS have announced that the police, together with law enforcement agencies, arrested 11 suspects and confiscated 633 abalone units valued at R71 500 between Jeffreys Bay beaches of Pellsrus and Paradise over two days. Members from Humansdorp and Gqeberha K9, Ngqurha Border Policing, Kouga Municipality, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries carried out the…

Shotgun, hunting rifles and ivory seized in St Francis Bay

Article written and edited by Bev Mortimer An SAPS task team (Crime Intelligence, Tactical Response Team (TRT), the Anti-Gang Unit and SAPS St Francis Bay members raided a St Francis Bay house and seized two hunting rifles, a shotgun and ivory, estimated to be R1000.The incident happened on 18 November following the arrest of a…

Prolonged load-shedding for about six months!

Prolonged load-shedding will continue to be implemented over the next few months as major capital projects and repairs reduce available generation capacityTuesday, 15 November 2022: Starting over the next few weeks, Eskom will embark on some major capital investment projects and major repairs that carry significant risk and that will serve to further increase the…

Fleetwood makes it a double in ‘Africa’s Major’

In a tense final round played against the backdrop of a gathering storm and a weather-delay, and with the leaderboard packed tighter than a waterhole at dusk in the neighbouring Pilanesberg National Park, Tommy Fleetwood’s chip-in for eagle on the par-five 14th proved decisive as he went on to win by a single shot on…

Eleven shacks burnt in fire, 20 families bereft

A big fire destroyed the homes of 11 families and 20 people lost all their possessions last night around 11 pm.The fire was said to have been started by a candle that developed into a blaze and then spread from one shack to another at a rapid rate. Please if anyone can spare anything please…

Airforce and SAPS retrieve body from bottom of Bloukrans

Yesterday the SA Air Force from Gqeberha, the K9 Search and Rescue Unit and the SAPS Diving unit were involved in a three-hour recovery operation, to airlift the body of a 47 year-old suspected suicide victim from a depth of 180m from the top of the bridge that is 216m high.Police have identified and announced…

Coetzee wins the PGA again

George Coetzee clinched his second PGA Championship title at the St Francis Links today with a polished four-under-par 68 on Sunday, including two eagles and almost a third, that carried him to 15-under-par and a three-stroke victory in the prestigious R1.2 million tournament..Coetzee had just a one-stroke lead going into the final round and says:…

Ferreira wins a VW with hole-in-one at PGA

Golfer Stephen Ferreira shot a hole-in-one on the 17th at St Francis Links today in the final round of the PGA Championship today, and will drive home in his prize T-Roc car from Dirk Ellis!!

Coetzee focused on PGA Champs Title

By Michael Vlismas After the penultimate round of the PGA Championship at the Links, Coetzee says there is no magic recipe for winning golf, but this 13-time champion on the Sunshine Tour enjoyed more than a few ounces of inspiration on Saturday . “It wasn’t really my plan to not get any bogeys, I just…

Rookie Casey Jarvis chases PGA Champs

By Michael Vlismas Casey Jarvis, a 19 years-old, Sunshine Tour rookie, produced a display of considerable ability today at St Francis Links when he fired a brilliant four-under-par 68 to snatch a two-stroke lead after the second round of the prestigious PGA Championship at the St Francis Links. Jarvis now goes into the weekend on…