Monthly Archive: October, 2011

10 year-old beats senior fishermen to the catch

A 10 year-old,  Michael Birch, is catching some some fine speciments from the deep locally. However this is much to the chagrin of senior fishermen who are being outclassed by this sprightly lad. St Francis… Continue reading

College raises R70 830 in auction – (update 31/10/11)

St Francis College once again held a highly successful auction. Auction items  fetched R64 700, ticket sales came to 2 450, the barrow of booze raised 2 680 , making a total of R70 830.  College… Continue reading

Oversight committee archives ‘old news’

The Oversight’s Committee meeting held in Humansdorp yesterday was an ‘old news event’. The meeting was at least 10 months late owing to the elections and other factors, but it had to held.… Continue reading

The Ruins concert on 31 December!!

The Ruins, one of South Africa’s biggest New Year’s Eve music concerts will return to St Francis Bay on 31 December this year. Although they are keeping things under wraps at this stage,… Continue reading

Sand River Bridge to be tarred before end of November (updated 28 October 2011)

By Bev Mortimer: Tarring of the Sand River bridge will be done before the end of November this year. That is the word from Marius Keyser, chief engineer at the provincial Department of… Continue reading

Team South Africa comes third in World Masters surfing event

The US won the Eduardo Arena ISA World Team Trophy at the the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship in El Salvador. Team South Africa was placed third behind Brazil and won bronze and… Continue reading

Gulliver’s life-raft found

Early on Friday morning last week some commercial fishermen found the life-raft belonging to Gulliver, Greg West’s yacht that capsized in June this year. Gulliver capsized on 15 June 2011. All four crew… Continue reading

Whistling sound saves two paddlers in stormy seas at Betty’s Bay

Also an NSRI Safety Message to boaters and paddlers. A whistling sound last night led to the rescue by Gordon’s Bay NSRI of two men in kayaks in bad and stormy conditions off Betty’s… Continue reading

Team SA aiming for the top at World Masters Surfing event

Team SA is currently in second place of  the team rankings at the ISA World Master surfing event in El Salvadaor. The team standings are very tight with South Africa just 930 points… Continue reading

Malherbes and Van Wieringen shine for Team SA at Masters Surfing

The Malherbe brothers, David and Andre, plus Gary van Wieringen gave superb performances  yesterday for Team SA  that is still in contention for a multiple medal haul from the 2011 El Salvador ISA World… Continue reading