Monthly Archive: July, 2012

Gale force winds, icy conditions and heavy swells in St Francis

Gale force south-westerly winds, and heavy rains have been forecast for Cape St Francis and Port Alfred from today, 31 July 2012. Plus there will be heavy swells with wave heights in excess… Continue reading

SA among best in the world – Minister Mbalula

LONDON – The Minister of Sport and Recreation SA, Hon. Fikile Mbalula, praised the first gold medal for South Africa at the London 2012 by the golden boy and swimming sensation, Cameron van… Continue reading

Tasha Mentasti clinches SA Masters Surfing Champs woman’s title -updated

Tasha Mentasti  of Durban North, clinched the women’s division of the SA Masters Surfing Championships at Durban’s New Pier today. Mentasti, a former Cape Town resident and Border representative, beat defending champion and… Continue reading

Greg Emslie wins the Masters Surfing Champs 2012

Former ASP World Tour campaigner Greg Emslie (East London, Border) won the Masters division of the SA Masters Championships at Durban’s New Pier today.  Emslie powered to victory in the final minutes of… Continue reading

Ostriches in the swim in icy sea – photos

Two ostriches went for a dip in the icy sea off Yzerfontein on Wednesday (25 July) this week. Skipper and boat owner, Johan Basson, came upon these two  feathery swimmers in the afternoon… Continue reading

Fisherman chops off finger while cutting ice blocks (update 7 pm)

A 34 year-old Ceres fisherman completely amputated his left index finger with an ice chopping knife while cutting ice blocks near Hermanus this morning. According to Gideon Loubser, NSRI Hermanus duty controller,  at… Continue reading

Brave, talented paddlers undeterred by friz weather

(By Bev Mortimer) There was big excitement with quite a few shivers at the start of Pam Golding’s Canal Winter Challenge canoe race at the Cove on the St Francis Bay canals yesterday.… Continue reading

Stroke victim evacuated from chokka boat off JBay

NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue crew evacuated a fisherman off a fishing boat five nautical miles off Jeffreys Bay yesterday The 53 year-old, local fisherman was reported to be suffering from… Continue reading

ShowMe St Francis launches in St Francis Bay

The exciting new website ShowMe St Francis’ triumphed over the elements to have its first introductory launch in St Francis Bay last night. Icy, windy and wet conditions and a general power failure… Continue reading

Olympics TV screening South Africa: SABC TV 1-3 and combined programmes (added and updated 8 am)

 The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as an Official Broadcaster of the 2012 London Olympic Games is broadcasting the Olympics across its three television channels, SABC 1,2 & 3 and its radio stations.… Continue reading