Monthly Archive: January, 2014

Community meetings in Kouga to help residents save save electricity

Kouga Municipality will be  hosting community meetings next week in Kouga to popularise the Eskom Integrated Demand Management (IDM)  or Residential Load management  project  with affected communities.  IDM is dedicated to ensuring short-term security… Continue reading

Here they come!! Wind turbines to travel on the road to St Francis Bay next week – dates and times.

The Kouga Wind Farm (KWT) is going to start moving its components for its wind farm near Oyster Bay along the R330 from Humansdorp to St Francis from Tuesday 4 February. Motorists need… Continue reading

Grahamstown’s ‘creative city’ project to get +R6m investment

The National Arts Festival has launched a  Creative City project in partnership with the  European Union (EU that will see more than R6m invested in the  project in the next two years. In an announcement… Continue reading

Gas leak on ship near PE leaves one dead and 9 crew injured

One man died and nine others were injured on a ship offshore of Port Elizabeth last night after an apparent gas leak. The NSRI , paramedics and health officials assisted in the evacuation… Continue reading


 Following the recent discolouration (red sea water) of sea water in some areas of the Nelson Mandela Bay coastal area and the subsequent tests and consultations that  the Munelson Mandela Bay Municpality has… Continue reading

EC motor vehicle licences to increase

Eastern Cape MEC for Transport Thandiswa Marawu has announced that vehicle license fees are set to increase by approximately 8.5% as from 01 April 2014.  The increase of licence fees is based on… Continue reading

Call for calm in Brits

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for calm in Brits, North West, where violent protests took place yesterday , 13 January 2013, resulting in the death of two people. The deceased were allegedly… Continue reading

Water cut offs in SFB during upgrades

The water supply in certain parts of St Francis Bay will be cut off  while Kouga Municpality upgrades its fire hydrants in the town. Residents are advised that the water supply to the… Continue reading

Man drowns at Port Edward

A 47 year-old man died after being swept out to sea by rip currents at Port Edward yesterday, 11 January 2014. NSRI Port Edward volunteer duty crew responded to a call out at… Continue reading

Cape to Rio yachts still in distress

The NSRI continued to provide assistance to yachts in the Cape to Rio yact race yesterday and today, Wednesday, 8 January, 2014:  The following assistance was provided: 7 January: * NSRI Mykonos launched… Continue reading