Drug mule arrested with R10m crystal meth at OR Tambo airport

A 47-year-old South African woman was arrested at OR Tambo airport early this morning 21 March, after allegedly trying to smuggle R10-million worth of crystal meth into the country. Members of the customs and excise unit were conducting routine checks when they allegedly discovered the drugs in the woman’s  luggage. She had arrived at the airport from Accra, Ghana,…

St Francis Chronicle March-Easter edition 2016 is now online

The March 2016 edition of St Francis Chronicle is now online This free,  community, print newspaper for St Francis, Kouga and Port Elizabeth  readers has been placed online for the benefit of those readers  living around  Southern Africa or across the globe, who have holiday homes in St Francis. On this page you can download…

Pay your traffic fines or face arrest

More than 3000 drivers could face arrest on Kouga roads if they do not pay their outstanding traffic fines. This week a driver for whom six warrants of arrest were issued, was stopped at a road block. He had to pay R3 300 on the scene to avoid arrest. This was revealed by Kouga’s executive mayor…

Threat to bomb and blow up JBay

By Bev Mortimer Jeffreys Bay police  are investigating a ‘Bomb-threat’  case and detectives are following up on various leads. Information pertaining to the  bomb threat is sketchy.  The only information related to the media so far by Lt Gerda Swart of the Uitenhage Communications SAPs  has revealed the following: A complainant received a voice message  on 11 February last month…

Man arrested in Jbay with stolen laptops

An off-duty policeman arrested a suspect in possession of stolen property on Wednesday this week. A 23 year-old man, Olwethu Dyantyi appeared in Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on 4 March on charges of possession of stolen property and two counts of house break-ins and theft. According to a police statement from the SAPS Kwanobuhle, at about…

Kouga firefighters get another well-deserved ‘Thank you!

Tomorrow afternoon members of the St Francis community get the opportunity to say their own big ‘Thank You!” to all Kouga municipal and district firefighters who were involved in the massive 9-day fires that started late January this year. A celebratory function will be held at the St Francis Bay Fire Station in St Francis…

St Francis Post Office temporarily closed

The St Francis Bay Post Office was temporarily closed today, 2 March 2016 by a sheriff of the Humansdorp court This was confirmed by the owners of the Village Square shopping centre at which the post office is housed A whole of of inquiries have been received from residents in St Francis wanting to know what is going to happen to their mail. Ciske Botes who runs a private post…