Monthly Archive: March, 2014

SKA will change perceptions of Africa – Hanekom

 The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will make Africa a major contributor to technology. “With SKA things will definiteley change. Africa will no longer be a receiver,” Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said today,… Continue reading

Man climbs through thatch roof above woman on toilet

A St Francis Bay woman in her 80s in Assisi Drive got the fright of her life this evening when she was sitting on the toilet in her bathroom and a pair of… Continue reading

Austrian tourist dies after shark attack at Port St Johns

A 72 year-old Austrian tourist was fatally wounded by a shark today at Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape of South Africa this afternoon, according to the NSRI.  It appears the incident… Continue reading

Entangled whale freed at St James Beach

A young Southern Right whale trapped in ropes 600 meters off-shore of St James Beach as rescued today by SAWDN (SA Whale Disentanglement Network) in a 4-hour disentanglement rescue mission. The whale was distressed from… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle March edition 2014 is now online

St Francis Chronicle March edition 2014 can now be read online: Click on the following link on our sister page…and then each page indiviually to read them:

4 Shacks burnt in Sea Vista this morning

Four shacks burnt down at the Kosovo informal settlement at Sea Vista, St Francis Bay, this morning, 14 March 2014.  The fire was reported at 9:35 am. Firefighters from both St Francis and Humansdorp… Continue reading

Logie expected to shine at this year’s Ballito Pro

The ASP Prime Mr Price Pro Ballito returns to Willard Beach from 30 June – 6 July  2014.   A favourite stop among the world’s touring professional surfers, this year’s Ballito event will see… Continue reading

“Squid fishing is currently dead!”

 By Bev Mortimer “Squid fishing is currently dead!” These words chilling to anyone in the squid fishing industry, were stated by Mark Rowe, MD of Balobi Fishing at Port St Francis today, 12… Continue reading

Thyspunt final draft delayed yet again; China may participate in SA Nuclear

Breaking…There is a delay yet again on the release of the revised Draft EIR for Thyspunt. The Report will not be available during the first quarter 2014. This was announced this month by… Continue reading

“I would not however say Eskom’s in a crisis” – Eskom GM Andrew Etzinger

“I would not however say Eskom’s in a crisis” – Eskom GM Andrew Etzinger  Etzinger made this statement in an interview with Alec Hogg of Biz News on 10 March 2014. “And I… Continue reading