Monthly Archive: August, 2013

St Francis Chronicle August edition is now online

All the pages of St Francis Chronicle August 2013 edition are now online to read. Here is the link:   http://www.safricavoyage.com/stfrancischronicle.html

Australian Adrian Buchan wins Billabong Pro Tahiti

Adrian Buchan (AUS) won the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti that culminated yesterday, 18 August 2013.. The Australian, aged 30, was on a tear during the final day of competition, posting excellent scores through… Continue reading

Dozens more oiled seabirds still being washed ashore

An increasing number of sea birds covered in oil are still being washed ashore following the Kiani Satu oil spill.  The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (Sanccob) has admitted… Continue reading

Oil covered penguins and gannets continually washed up after Kiani Satu oil spill

More and more penguins and gannets have been found washed up covered in oil following the the Kiani Satu oil spill. The Kiani Satu, a stricken bulk carrier, ran aground last week between Buffels Bay and… Continue reading

Crystal Hulett competing in 3rd Billabong Junior Surfing event

St Francis Bay’s Crystal Hulett is competing in the third event in the Billabong Junior Surfing Series,  presented by BOS, at Long Beach in Kommetjie next weekend 24-25 August. She will be competing… Continue reading

Why we keep paying more for petrol – even when the price of crude oil falls

by Alec Hogg on August 13, 2013 Bev Mortimer, an old friend  from our Rand Daily Mail days and now editor of the St Francis Chronicle put me onto the subject. She wrote: “Loads of people have been asking me… Continue reading

US singer R. Kelly no longer performing at Mandela Day concert.

American singer R Kelly will most likely not be performing at the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day on 17 August in at the FNB stadium.. This has transpired from a statement by… Continue reading

Nuclear power is a necessity – Magubane

Nuclear power is more of a necessity than an option says Department of Energy Director General Nelisiwe Magubane. “Given our climate change commitments and the fact that some of the coal-fired power stations… Continue reading

Call for harsher fines for sea polluters

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is calling for harsher penalties to be imposed on sea polluters in order to protect fishery living resources around the country’s seashore.  The call follows… Continue reading

NSRI rescued men who abandoned ship aground off Robben Island

In a five hour operation, NSRI volunteers rescued 12 crew members who abandoned their 19.6 meter Hout Bay fishing trawler Claremont  after it ran aground on the South Western side of Robben Island… Continue reading