Monthly Archive: August, 2014

High alert for oiled birds following chokka boat wreckage

Photo (from Sanccob) of Sikelela chokka boat breaking up at the entrance of the St Francis Bay private harbour this week.  The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (Sanccob )… Continue reading

Bad weather, rough seas, gale force winds on EC coastline….

Gale force south-westerly winds of 62km/h is expected between Cape St. Francis and Kosi Bay according to the Mossel Bay Weather Observation. Its weather report also mentions high seas with waves heights from… Continue reading

Chokka boat runs aground at St Francis Bay harbour

Click on link below to watch NSRI video: The chokka fishing boat, Sikelela, ran aground onto rocks at St Francis harbour entrance in heavy sea swells this morning.  The 13 crew onboard… Continue reading

Illegal diamond traders turn themselves in

Eight men turned themselves in today in connection with a recent illicit diamond syndicate bust. This was announced today, 25 August, by directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (“The Hawks”) spokesperson, Captain Paul Ramaloko. Ramaloko… Continue reading

Kouga Imbizo 2014 to open with a bang

All Kouga communities are invited to connect with government this week at two big imbizos.  The imbizos, set to take place at Hankey and Humansdorp, will open with a must-see accident-scene demonstration by… Continue reading

Kromme River committee wants feedback from public

The Kromme River Joint River Committee has launched a public  opinion poll to assess the views of all affected parties regarding the Kromme River. In a statement this afternoon, 19 August, the committee… Continue reading

Theft of monkey signs

The four signs that were recently erected in St Francis Bay and which asked people not to feed the monkeys have been removed.  This is according to the SFB Residents Association (SFBRA) which… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle August 2014 edition is now online

St Francis Chronicle August 2014 edition is now online.   The  print edition is now out in select stores in Port Elizabeth, Humansdorp, Jeffreys Bay and in most shops in the St Francis… Continue reading

Areva wins contract to replace 6 Koeberg Steam Generators

 Eskom’s Board of directors announced today, 16 August 2014,  that the contract to replace Koeberg Steam Generators has been awarded to AREVA NP Proprietary.  Based on the lead times for the manufacture of… Continue reading