Monthly Archive: September, 2015

9 fishermen die, three missing as ship sinks – updated

Breaking.. Nine fishermen died and three are missing in Cape Town after the fishing boat started to sink and the crew decided to abandon shop in heavy swells.. The incident happened yesterday evening… Continue reading

Lightfoot in nail biting finish and win at Seals

Dylan Lightfoot ©Aerialmedia   In a nail-biting final, Dylan Lightfoot of JBay won the U20 WSL Pro Junior Men’s event at the Billabong Junior Series Grand Finale at Seals Point. In the closest… Continue reading

Yacht strikes whale at Fish Hoek

A yacht participating in the annual FBYC Spring Regatta struck a whale yesterday around noon and started to sink 1 nautical mile off-shore of Fish Hoek. (Photos: NSRI) The yacht Bad Habit with… Continue reading

Thyspunt still the preferred site for nuclear-1 – latest EIA Report

Thyspunt is still the preferred site to build a nuclear power station This is the conclusion in the copious 702-page Revised Draft EIA Report Version 2 for the Eskom Nuclear Power Station and… Continue reading

Eight year-old child drowns at Port Alfred

An 8 year-old local Port Alfred child drowned while swimming with a friend in the Kariega River, Kenton-on-Sea, yesterday afternoon. During an extensive search an SAP scuba diver found the child’s body underwater.… Continue reading

Billabong Junior Series gets off to great start at Cape St Francis

Seal Point delivered on day 1- Photo of Luke Malherbe ©Ian Thurtell A perfect three to four-foot groundswell greeted the the U20 Pro Junior Boys division, the first to hit the water today… Continue reading

Billabong Junior  Champions at Cape St Francis

25 September 2015 – local Sirf news South Africa’s top junior surfers are in action in the third and final event on the 2014/15 Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS, which will decide… Continue reading

Fully clothed bather rescued from near drowning

A man went for a swim fully clothed at Sea Point this morning, 25 September,  at 8.30 and narrowly missed being swept out to sea. NSRI Bakoven duty crew were activated by the… Continue reading

+R29-milion crystal meths seized at OR Tambo

Customs officials at OR Tambo International Airport  seized crystal meth valued at +R29-million, in two drug busts yesterday, 22 September, South African Revenue Service (SARS) says.  Customs officials at the terminal discovered crystal… Continue reading

Thyspunt: public meetings scheduled, times and dates

Thyspunt Revised Draft EIA vs 2 … In the ‘Summary in the main report it says “The key finding of this Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report Version 2 is that it is recommended… Continue reading