In case you missed Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech last night..

My Fellow South Africans,Earlier this week, our scientists identified a new variant of the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease.The World Health Organization has named it Omicron and has declared it a ‘variant of concern’.The Omicron variant was first described in Botswana and subsequently in South Africa, and scientists have also identified cases in countries…

Latest November 2021 edition of St Francis Chronicle is now out!!

What’s happening in St Francis and environs? What to do? where to go? Read all about it!! …In St Francis Chronicle! The bumper November edition – the first of three bumper festive editions is out. What’s inside?… * Headline article, ‘Actions for Securer Santareme’ * St Francis Links wins award in Dubai for ‘Best Golf…

A R600k+ abalone bust near Thornhill yesterday

Breaking… Edited by Bev Mortimer The SAPS yesterday stopped two cars they were waiting for on the N2 near Thornhill off-ramp and seized R600+ worth of abalone.The vehicle occupants fled into the bushes and escaped capture but the SAPS says their arrest is imminent.A Jeffreys Bay resident alerted the K9 Humansdorp unit around 5 am…

Dean Burmeister conquers the PGA at the Links

Burmester adds his name to SA PGA Championship historyBy Michael Vlismas Dean Burmester claimed his second victory this year as he added his name to one of the most prestigious trophies in South African golf when he won the 86th PGA Championship at St Francis Links on Sunday. Burmester signed off with an incredible final…

Big parties shrink, small ones grow in 2021 elections

By staff reporter A low voter turn-out, fewer votes for the big parties and an increase in support of the small parties characterised the local government elections in Kouga on Monday, 1 November.The Democratic Alliance (DA) managed to retain Kouga with a majority of 52,26% . However, the number of ward and PR votes for…

NSRI volunteers save man from drowning in JBay

Edited by Bev Mortimer Two NSRI volunteers are heroes and have been commended for saving the life of a swimmer who became caught up in a rip current yesterday, 31 October, at Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay.The man was gradually being swept further out to sea but swift action from the NSRI pair saved him.The two…