Official Results of Kouga By Elections

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE BY-ELECTIONS HELD AT WARD 5 and WARD 9 OF KOUGA MUNICIPALITY ON 27 NOVEMBER 2013 Statement by: Municipal Electoral Officer, Mr Sidney Fadi Release Date: 28 November 2013 Contact: 042 200 2103 or 082 895 1784    Itis the duty of the Municipal Electoral Officer to announce the official results of the by-elections…

Unconscious fisherman dies at St Francis

St Francis Bay volunteer duty crew today evacauated an unconscious fisherman from a chokka boat, but he died before reaching hospital. Marc May, NSRI station mcommander, said:”At 10 am (Thursday, 28th November) NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following a request for urgent medical assistance from the chokka fishing boat…

Fisherman evacuated and rescue after a boat capsize

The NSRI volunteers for St Francis Bay and Plettenberg Bay were called out to assist at sea yesterday in respectively evacuating a man from a fishing boat and rescuing people from a capsized boat.  ST FRANCIS BAY:  Marc May, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said: “At 11h00 (Wednesday, 27th November) NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer…

Boat moorings on the St Francis Bay canals

Originally posted on St Francis Chronicle:
With all available holiday accommodation almost fully booked fort he season it is a great relief for holiday makers to know that Nevil Hulett has completed 54 new moorings for short and long term hire on the St Francis Bay canals. “Although half the moorings are already booked, we…

NSRI stations busy with callouts this weekend

The NSRI operations from  Struisbaai, Hout Bay, Kommetjie, Port St Johns, and Caledon were busy with call outs this weekend 15-17 November 2013.  Strusibaai STRUISBAAI:  Danie Viljoen, NSRI Agulhas deputy station commander, said:  “At 18h38 (Friday, 15th November) NSRI Agulhas were activated following eye witness reports of an aeroplane wing found at Suiderstrand. Fearing the…

St Francis Bay surfer Dale Staples in Round 3 in Hawaii Pro

St Francis Bay’s Dale Staples advanced into Round 3 of the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa, Hawaii yesterday, 15 November.  Seeded directly into Round 2 Staples posted a near perfect 9.87 point ride (out of a possible 10.00) and backed it up with a 7.07 to finish with one of the days Top 10 heat totals…

Boat moorings on the St Francis Bay canals

With all available holiday accommodation almost fully booked fort he season it is a great relief for holiday makers to know that Nevil Hulett has completed 54 new moorings for short and long term hire on the St Francis Bay canals. “Although half the moorings are already booked, we still have some available,” Nevil says….

Spanish journos flocking to South Africa

 A big Spanish media contingent, consisting of 44 journalists, is flying to South Africa to cover the much anticipated international friendly between Bafana Bafana and Spain at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night next week, 19 November 2013. The size of the media contingent reflects the intense interest in the match, which will be screened live…

70 YEAR-OLD SWEDE’S LUCKY ESCAPE FROM THE SEA

A 70 year-old from Sweden, suffering from exhaustion and near drowning symptoms, managed to get to the beach after being caught in a rip current in the Wilderness yesterday. The Swede, Bengt Carnhagen, was found on the beach by NSRI Wilderness which arranged for him to be transported to hospital. Hennie Niehaus, NSRI Wilderness station…

Waste management strike in PE is over

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says the illegal strike by refuse truck drivers, who downed tools on Tuesday is over. The illegal strike led to a standstill in the collection of domestic waste, trade waste collection services across the City, a press release from the municipality this afternoon says.  Following a court interdict that the municipality got on…

News Flash!! Major leak of water pipe feeder to St Francis Bay

There is a major water leak in the feeder line to St Francis and Paradise Beach!! This is an urgent call to residents from St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis and Paradise Beach to use water sparingly.  The Nelson Mandela Metro has detected a major leak in one of the feeder lines supplying water to…

Koeberg nuclear plant Unit 1 shut down today

Unit 1 of Koeberg’s nuclear power station will be shut down from today, 11 November 2013, onwards for a rescheduled refuelling, inspection and maintenance outage, says Eskom. “As a result, the system is expected to be particularly tight for the next two weeks until two coal-fired generators return to service from maintenance, alleviating the constraint,” said…