Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Spotlight on St Francis and Kouga junior surfers at Seals this weekend

Excitement and anticipation is high among South Africa’s young surfers for the National Junior selection trials at Seals in Cape St Francis this weekend , 26-27 January 2013.   Crystal Hulett St Francis… Continue reading

New minimum wage for farm labourers to be determined

 Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant, is expected to announce a new minimum wage for farm workers next month, February 2013.  The Department of Labour announced today, 21 January 2013, that the Employment Conditions Commission… Continue reading

Traffic officer and others missing in Mpumalanga floods

Mpumalanga police are still searching for a traffic officer and his passenger who went missing when the officer’s state vehicle was washed away during floods in Nkomazi at the weekend.  A 67-year-old woman… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle number of visitors, stats and highlights of the year 2012

The stats helpers prepared a 2012 annual report for  St Francis Chronicle’s online news site. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 470,000 times… Continue reading

Heavy rains force closure of some Kruger Park camps – update: see photos

Heavy rains in the Kruger National Park have led to the closure temporarily of Bush Camps and most of the roads in the Nxanatseni Region in the north of the park. All the… Continue reading

Blow a vuvuzela at noon to welcome Afcon teams

Welcome Africa Cup of Nations teams to South Africa at noon today by blowing  vuvuzelas and waving flags. This is the call made by Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula today who asked sport fans… Continue reading

Accommodation To rent in St Francis Bay

ACCOMMODATION TO RENT   Bedroom/lounge and bathroom with shower to rent. R1500 a month. Available 31 January or 28 February 2013. No kitchen facilities. Unfurnished, but basic furniture can be provided if needed.… Continue reading

Makro donates R20 000 to St Francis Rescue Services and to Rotary

Makro Port Elizabeth has donated R20 000 to two non profit organisations in St Francis Bay. They are  Friends of St Francis Fire and Rescue (FSFFRS) and the Rotary recycle swap shop project that… Continue reading

SAP divers find 10 year-old boy’s body in the Strand surf

An SAP Dive Unit recovered the body of the 10 year-old boy from under water about 50 meters off-shore of Melkbaai Beach, Strand last night.  The boy went missing in the surf at… Continue reading

Metal Union members deny disrupting Nersa meeting in PE yesterday

A public hearing in Port Elizabeth  into Eskom’s application for a tariff increase for electricity was adjourned yesterday, 16 January 2013, following a disruption by people who stormed inside the venue. Nersa said the  hearing… Continue reading