Monthly Archive: April, 2015

Statues should be placed in theme parks

 Theme parks should be built to accommodate colonial statues and other heritage symbols. This was stated by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa  after a consultative meeting on heritage transformation. Briefing the media… Continue reading

Music Concerts to raise funds for victims of xenophobic attacks

 Paris-based Alma Chamber Orchestra and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) will use the power of music to help unite citizens of Africa, in a concert that will raise  funds for victims of xenophobic attacks.  This performance is… Continue reading

SMME Expo and seminar to offer opportunities for small businesses

There will be an SMME Expo and Seminar in support of local economic development on 29 and 30 April,at the Multipurpose Centre in Joza in Grahamstown.   The one-and-a-half day event is being held… Continue reading

Entangled whale freed at Oyster Bay

A whale entangled in buoys and rope. Photo: NSRI   A young juvenile whale entangled in rope and three flotation buoys was freed by NSRI St Francis Bay and South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers… Continue reading

Another vehicle bites the dust at the Sand River bridge

This Isuzu bakkie was found at the Sand River temporary bridge early this morning, 19 April 2015. There were no passengers around when these photos were taken. Many vehicles have suffered the same fate since… Continue reading

Thyspunt sand for St Francis Bay’s beach?

Placing 6.5 million cubic meters of sand from the Thyspunt excavation site onto St Francis Bay’s beach has been proposed as a solution to protect St Francis Bay’s homes from the rough seas.… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle April 2015 edition is now online

  The April 2015  print edition of the St Francis Chronicle – a free community newspaper in the Eastern Cape of Southern Africa – is now online for readers across Southern Africa who… Continue reading

AIP condemns attacks on foreigners

The Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) condemns the senseless attacks on our brothers and sisters. “The attacks on our mothers and fathers are a shame that will haunt us for a long time,”… Continue reading

Xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals “unacceptable” – African Union

Washington DC, USA – 15 April 2015: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has described the attacks of foreign nationals in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South… Continue reading

Opening of PE’s newest and biggest shopping centre – Baywest Mall on 21 May 2015