Second head-on collision at Sand River Bridge – photos

Another head on collision occurred this evening on the Sand River Bridge, the second one in a year. Two passengers in one of the vehicles with an NJ number plate were taken to Humansdorp Hospital for treatment for injuries sustained. There were five people in that car. The driver and two other passengers were unhurt…

News Flash!! News Flash!! Change of Sand River Bridge closure time

The St Francis Bay Residents  Association has just announced by email that the day of the closure of the Sand River Bridge has changed. The Bridge will now be closed on Wednesday, 5 December instead! This morning it was now announced that the Bridge would be closed on Monday 3 December. Says Nigel Aitken of the Association, who put…

News Flash!! Sand River Bridge will be closed on 3 December

 The temporary  Sand River will be re-surfaced on  3 December. This is because Provincial authorities have decided to lay a proper tarred surface using a special machine used on motorways. The bridge will be closed while this is being done from 8 am – 5 pm when the tarring should have ebeen completed. All people wishing to…

Not many burnt houses will be demolished before Christmas

St Francis Bay Residents Association says it has  met with  a Kouga official, Trevor de Groot, to discuss  issues surrounding the demolition and rebuilding of houses destroyed in the recent fire.  At this stage it looks as if not many houses will be demolished by 14 December, after which the builders are on holiday for a month…

St Francis Bay Disaster Fund raises +R109 000

The St Francis Bay Disaster Fund set up to assist those affected by the recent fire disaster has  accrued just more than R109 000. The Fund  committee, chaired by Tony Butler of  the St Francis Bay Riparian Homeowners Association (SFBRHOA), has started planning on disbursement of these funds. On the committee are representatives from the SFBRHOA, the St Francis Bay Residents…

Sand River temp bridge to be tarred

  The St Francis Bay Residents’ Association has been advised that funds have been made available to pave the temporary causeway over the Sand River.  “This is good news as any other form of slurrying and tarring requires constant maintenance,” the Association says. ” This work will commence within the next two weeks but unfortunately will necessitate the Sand…

Dale Staples surfs into Round 2 of ASP Prime in Hawaii

Dale Staples of St Francis Bay advanced into Round 2 of the VANS World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii yesterday (27 November 2012). He posted a heat total of 12.37 points (out of a possible 20.00) which included a 7.67 and 4.70 point ride (each out of a possible 10.00)…

Two suspect rhino poachers arrested in Kruger Park

 Two suspected rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park on Saturday. The search for the poachers started after reports of shots being fired and the discovery of two fresh white rhino carcasses with their horns removed. “During the operation, the joint forces came into contact with a group of suspected poachers. Two were arrested…

Nine people escape serious injury at Sand River Bridge

Nine people travelling from Humansdorp to St Francis Bay escaped serious injury when the Combi they were travelling in flew through a barrier and landed on the opposite bank at the Sand River Bridge early this morning. Photo caption: Combi with nine passengers inside, vaults from one side of the Sand River Bridge to the other. Photo: St…

SFB NSRI annual awards evening – photo gallery

A most pleasant evening of celebrations, fun and camaraderie was experienced by the crew from NSRI Station 21 at  St Francis Links last night (23 November) when the Annual Awards event was held. Meriel Bartlett, Executive Director from NSRI Head Quarters in Cape Town, made a surprise visit to join in the evening to present…

Revamp of SA’s aging electricity infrastructure on the cards

 Major changes are set to kick-off to revive South Africa’s aging electricity infrastructure, with Cabinet having approved a grand plan to revamp the system.  Acting Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams on Thursday announced that Cabinet had approved the Electricity Distribution Asset Management Turnaround Programme and the commencement of its first phase.  “The programme will address the…

Warren leaves St Francis Tourism

St Francis Tourism is sad to announce the resignation of Warren Manser, Tourism Officer for the last 2 years, due to other commitments.  Warren has contributed hugely to the work of Tourism over the last few years and we would like to publicly thank him for his involvement.   Over the last three months the new committee has been very…