Monthly Archive: May, 2013

Fishing quotas to be reserved for small scale fishers

 The Small-scale Fisheries Policy, approved by Cabinet last year, will be implemented during this financial year.  The policy will see the adoption of a developmental approach and rights-based allocation system for small-scale fishers.… Continue reading

SA govt in talks to secure release of abducted couple in Yemen

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says they it is doing all it can to secure the safe release of the two South Africans kidnaped in Yemen. The pair, whose names have… Continue reading

Batten down the hatches: heavy rains, snow, bitter winds, rough seas this weekend

 (Updated 3.11 pm) Several weather warnings have come in the last couple of days forecasting extremely bad weather this weekend.  Here are some of the serious warnings the St  Francis Chronicle has collated. … Continue reading

N2 Road closure from JBay-Hdorp for 1 hr this pm

The N2 stretch from the off ramp going to Jeffreys Bay next to Mentorskaal up to the off ramp going to Humansdorp will be closed from 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm this afternoon,… Continue reading

Two marooned anglers rescued by NSRI Port Alfred

Two anglers marooned on a rock at high tide were rescued by NSRI Port Alfred volunteers on Saturday, 25 May. The anglers, who are from Despatch, were trapped by the high tide at… Continue reading

Car flies onto Main Beach St Francis Bay – photos

A car landed on St Francis Bay beach early this morning and no one at this stage seems to know how it got there. Main Beach, St Francis Bay. The car went over… Continue reading

Ranger shot and wounded by poachers

A ranger was shot and wounded during an operation to apprehend suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park on Friday evening. The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of… Continue reading

NSRI Hout Bay rescues small fishing boat lost in dense fog

A small fishing boat lost in dense fog was found and rescued by NSRI Hout Bay volunteers on Friday, 25 May. The fishing boat is recovered at Hout Bay.  Photo: Lyall Pringle/NSRI The… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle’s Editor a finalist in community newspaper awards

St Francis Chronicle’s Editor, Bev Mortimer, was one of the finalists for the annual MDDA-Sanlam awards held at the award ceremony in Gauteng last night. The awards, considered ‘the Oscars of South Africa’s community media’,… Continue reading

Cape Town to march in global unity against Monsanto

 This Saturday, 25 May,  a huge march in Cape Town will take place  against Monsanto, the multi-national seed and chemical giant. The Cape Town march is part of a world-wide outpouring of hostility… Continue reading