Monthly Archive: July, 2012

First day of high performance surfing at Billabong Pro

Supertubes at its best greeted surfers in the Billabong Pro J-Bay 2012 today – the opening day of the event. A solid six to eight-foot of surf groomed by offshore southwest winds and… Continue reading

National Arts Fest 2012 increases attendance figures

Despite the current poor economic climate, the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown today reported a 8.7% increase in attendance at its 38th edition. “Our attendance was 218 236 across the Main, Fringe and our… Continue reading

South African Casey Grant netts high score in Billabong Pro

South African Champion Casey Grant (Scottburgh, South Africa) (pictured) advanced into Round 2 of the Billabong Pro JBay at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa today. In Round 1 Grant posted one of the… Continue reading

The ‘horrors’ of living in Sea Vista – photo gallery

The horrors of living in Sea Vista in times of floods. These photos were taken this month, July 2012, after heavy rainfalls caused mini  dams in houses and small lakes in that area’s… Continue reading

Jordy aims for another crown at Billabong Pro J-Bay – Photo gallery at media event

By Bev Mortimer: Defending champion Jordy Smith of Durban  reckons he will take the Billabong Pro J-Bay again this week. Looking relaxed after his participation in the ASP Pro Ballito that ended on… Continue reading

Milk tuck overturns at Oyster Bay Road turnoff

Cars could not get  through to or from the Oyster Bay turnoff this afternoon when a milk truck overturned. The accident occurred at around 3.30 pm According to an eye witness account the trailer of… Continue reading

Council support to fix roads, drainage and flooding

Five priority issues in regards to disaster management need to be addressed to plan the way forward for St Francis Bay. This was agreed to at a disaster management meeting involving key stakeholders… Continue reading

National Arts Festival lauds Fringe winners

The National Arts Festival announced the winners of the coveted Gold and Silver 2012 Standard Bank Ovation Awards, and a slew of special awards, at a function held in Grahamstown today. A total… Continue reading

Irish surfer Glenn Hall wins Pro Ballito today

Irish surfer Glenn Hall, 30, secured the biggest win of his career taking out the ASP Prime Mr Price Pro Ballito defeating Nathaniel Curran, 27, (US) in the Final at Willards Beach, in… Continue reading

Kline Smith wins best writer and director award at National Arts festival

Kline Smith from the University of KZN (Pietermaritzburg) won the best director and writer title at the 2012 Student Theatre Festival at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.  An emotional and overwhelmed Smith is… Continue reading