Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Entangled whale freed at Table Bay

Members of the Department of Environment Oceans and Coasts and the SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) cut away rope from a whale, using specialised whale disentanglement cutting equipment at Table Bay today. Photo:… Continue reading

News Flash!! News Flash!! Cut off of water supply on the St Francis Bay canals

The Kouga Municipality is going to be upgrading and installing new fire hydrants in the canal area next week.  Below is the notice alerting residents that we’ll need to shut down the water… Continue reading

NSRI’s battle to save stricken Atlantis yacht pays off

NSRI Agulhas sea rescue duty crew battled through the early hours of this morning to save the Atlantis yacht. A dozen NSRI volunteers had to push the yacht out over the surf line… Continue reading

NSRI evacuates ill Polish captain from ship at sea

NSRI Hermanus volunteer sea rescue duty crew evacuated  a Polish ship captain 20 kms offshore of Hermanus on Monday this week.  The 59 year-old captain on the Liberian ship, Constel Papa, was suffering… Continue reading

Festive season anti-crime campaign highly successful – SAP Minister

The festive season anti-crime operations in South Africa were overwhelmingly successful.  This was revealed by the Minister of Police, E.N. Mthethwa, MP, reporting on the Operation Duty Calls National Festive Season Crime-Fighting campaign… Continue reading

Kouga Municipality customer satisfaction survey

Please help the Kouga Municipality perform better by filling out the survey and giving feedback.   Completed forms can then be returned to the Help Desk at Kouga Municipality St Francis Bay or… Continue reading

Humansdorp’s new container library

Kouga Municipality has opened a new mini library in Sewende Laan, Humansdorp. The new structure, a container, was donated by the Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) after numerous applications by… Continue reading

Forthcoming Events in January – February 2013

23 January – Save the Rhino talk  Warren Manser from the Chipembere Rhino Foundation will be the guest speaker at the “Friends of the Heritage Centre” January meeting.  Warren will be speaking on the plight… Continue reading

17 hikers airlifted to safety at Hout Bay yesterday

Seventeen hikers were airlifted to safety in Hout Bay after they got into extreme difficulties on an 8-hour hike yesterday, 13 January 2012.  The hikers had to be hoisted in relays into the… Continue reading

NSRI Simonstown tows boat and 6 crewmen to safety

A 26-foot commercial fishing boat, Penny Lover, with 6 crewmen on board was towed safely by NSRI Simonstown volunteers to Millers Point this morning, 13 January 2013.  According to Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simonstown… Continue reading