Monthly Archive: October, 2012

St Francis Bay – town of lakes, dams, ponds, streams and waterfalls,

St Francis Bay has become a town of lakes, dams, ponds, streams and waterfalls in addition to the two rivers. These photos were taken by St Francis Chronicle out and about in St Francis on… Continue reading

Current situation of Kouga’s roads and bridges

The following provincial roads/main routes are closed: * Humansdorp to Hankey. Weston bridge still flooded and the water flow seems to be increasing at this stage, not decreasing. * Loerie Road: Between the Gamtoos… Continue reading

NSRI ferries people to Kromme Bridge

NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer duty crew today are ferrying people to and from the Cove on St Francis Bay’s canals to under the Kromme Bridge. From there passengers can walk up the… Continue reading

The Sand River Canyon develops as bridge washes away for 3rd time – photo gallery, video

Photos and article by Bev Mortimer, St Francis Chronicle: The Sand River Bridge washed completely away soon after 2.30 am this morning, resulting ‘in the great divide’ between those living on the other… Continue reading

St Francis marooned again this evening – photo gallery

St Francis Bay an Cape St Francis residents are now marooned again following the closure of the Sand Rive Bridge this evening when water started flowing over the top of bridge.  The bridge will in… Continue reading

Kouga muni update on roads etc

Herewith, an update on the road conditions in Kouga as the rain continues to pelt down: 1) All’s well at the Sand River bridge at St Francis Bay. The bridge will be closely… Continue reading

Planned electricity interruption for this week

There will be (weather permitting) an electrical shut down next week in St Francis Bay,  in the following areas: Assissi Drive, Homestead Road, Reservoir Road between Assisi and St Francis Drives, Kansies Road on Tuesday… Continue reading

Caravanners, cat and dogs trapped in Port Alfred flood

NSRI duty crew negotiated flooded streets and debris on roads to find a husband, his wife and their cat trapped in their caravan by flood waters surrounding the caravan.  Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred station… Continue reading

Heavy rain, floods – national warning + advice from NSRI

Heavy falls of rain are expected in the Overberberg, southern parts of the Cape Winelands and western parts of the Eden District on Friday, spreading into the eastern parts Eden District on Saturday.… Continue reading

SARS tightens up even more on property transfers

From this month (October 2012), a new system introduced by the SA Revenue Service (SARS) means that the transfer of any property will be subject to delay unless all the parties involved –… Continue reading