Monthly Archive: May, 2013

The Free Press Principle

By WAN-IFRA: 3 May is a day to celebrate hard-won press freedoms, but also to recognise how fragile those victories remain. Free the press! It is a familiar refrain, one that grows louder year-on-year yet never… Continue reading

Two missing West Coast fishermen found safe

Christy Jordaan, 59, and his son Brandon 36, were found near Saldanha Bay today, 3 May, after enduring two nights and almost three days adrift in their boat in rough seas off the… Continue reading

Get your kids immunised against polio and measles – Health dept

Cabinet has called on all South African parents and guardians, who have children between the ages of nine months and five years, to get them immunised against polio and measles. The Department of… Continue reading

Tourist figures up 10.2% in 2012

Tourist figures to South Africa grew by 10.2 percent in 2012 – more than double the world average of 4%. There was a vast increase in tourist arrivals in South Africa,  according to… Continue reading

No plans for load shedding – Presidency

The South African government says there are no plans for load-shedding this winter, but officials have urged South Africans to save as much electricity as possible. Minister in the Presidency, Collins Chabane, said… Continue reading

Govt creates incentives for electric car manufacturers

South Africa will create incentives for the local production of electronic vehicles, aka ‘green cars’,  to reduce the country’s carbon footprint and creating jobs. And vehicle manufacturers in South Africa have welcomed the… Continue reading

News Flash!! No electricity at Marina Village

There has been a malfunction at the electrical substation at the Marina Village in St Francis Bay this morning, 2 May 2012.  Homes there are now without electricity .  According to Kouga Municipality,  a contractor is busy… Continue reading

Sea Vista residents march to Cape St Francis to air grievances

By Bev Mortimer: A big crowd of at least 400 people from the Sea Vista community marched the 5 kms from Sea Vista to Cape St Francis this morning on the international Workers’… Continue reading