Body of missing Strand fisherman found today

The body of a fisherman, missing after a boat capsized last night at Gordons Bay, was found today trapped in lines under a hull. During an ongoing search operation for the man the upturned hull of the fishing boat was located drifting off-shore of Macassar, semi-submerged. The deceased man had been with four friends fishing…

Uitenhage cops catch house robbers in the act

Uitenhage SAPS surprised three alleged house robbers early yesterday morning while two were allegedly assaulting the home owner and third was allegedly stealing valuables. At 2:00 am on 28 November, a concerned neighbor in Brocket Street, De Mist, alerted police.  SAP members responded immediately to the distress call.  As the police approached the house they…

SFB home owners asked to pay for repairs to the town

  By Bev Mortimer St Francis Bay property owners are being asked to make a voluntary payment equivalent to existing rates on their respective properties to the SFB Ratepayers Association Infrastructure Fund.   These funds will be used for the repair and maintenance of the town’s infrastructure for the roads, sewerage, storm water drains, dune spit…

25 men rescued after crayfish boat sinks off PE

The rescue team – Photo: NSRI All 25 crew members on board the cray fish boat Baratz which sank off Port Elizabeth this evening have been safely rescued. The crew that abandoned ship when it started sinking and went onto life rafts were rescued with the aid of helicopters and NSRI swimmers. The daring rescue…

Four men rescued after boat capsizes at Richards Bay

Four men were saved after their ski-boat apparently capsized by a wave 6 kms from Richards Bay Port  today, 26 November,. A member of the public in his boat rescued one of the four crew  clinging to the upside down boat and the NSRI arrived a helicopter and diver and rescued the three others. Dorian…

JBay police woman and her husband shot dead

A 36 year-old Jeffreys Bay police woman was found shot dead early this morning, 26 November, at her house after apparently having a heated argument with her security guard husband. Jeffreys Bay police were summoned to the house in Strelitzia Street after shots were heard at about 6.40 am . They found  their colleague, who…

Eskom partners with Agence Française de Développement and Electricité de France

 Breaking… Eskom and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) today, 23 November,  signed a €150 million (R2.3 billion) credit facility agreement which will go towards financing Eskom’s Distribution Projects in the KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Limpopo provinces. The facility is for 25 years – including a five-year grace period and 20 years of capital repayment…

SA companies to benefit from nuclear build – 80% locally sourced

South African construction and industries will benefit hugely from the nuclear build program, which Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (NECSA) has confirmed will go ahead. Last week, NECSA CEO Phumzile Tshelane told Johannesburg-based Talk Radio 702 the country’s two choices to increase continuous power are coal and nuclear as other methods are not viable…

Cops find 144 possibly stolen sheep in truck

The SAP Police confiscated 144 sheep valued at R187 200 on the route from Somerset East to Despatch.  The suspect will appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court today, 23 November 2015. The arrest came during combined roadblocks with the SAPS Uitenhage and the local traffic traffic department on the R334, between Motherwell and Uitenhage on…

50 year-old arrested for rape of two Patensie boys

A 50-year-old man arrested for the rape of two boys, aged 11, over a period of time in Patensie, Eastern Cape, appeared in Hankey Magistrate’s Court on 13 November. The man is linked to two cases and detectives from Humansdorp Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit apprehended him after he was positively identified…

JBay man arrested for drugs and valuable stolen goods

A Jeffreys Bay man was arrested on Friday, 13 November, on charges of dealing in drugs – mandrax and dagga  – plus for being in possession of suspected stolen goods worth thousands of Rands.  Detective Warrant Officer Bennett Atties with the recovered items. The 29 year-iold suspect, Houston Williams, is in custody after his court…

St Francis Chronicle November edition 2015 is now online

The November  2015 edition of St Francis Chronicle is now available online for our readers countrywide in South Africa,  for those in Southern Africa and for those across the globe. Click on the relevant pages to read the entire page: p1 p2 p3 p4 p5 p6 p7 p8 p9 p10-11 p12 p13 p14 p15 p16 p17 p18…