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Twenty-nine families destitute after fire razes their shacks

By Bev Mortimer Twenty-nine families lost their shacks   in at least two fires in a Sea Vista squatter camp. The fires occurred on Sunday and Monday this week.   Aftermath of the… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle October 2016 print edition is now online

St Francis Chronicle October 2016 print edition 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… Continue reading

Attempted murder in Humansdorp this morning – four arrests

By Bev Mortimer Armed suspects fired four shots through the closed doors of a Humansdorp tavern in the wee hours of this morning, wounding three people inside. The perpretators  fled in a white… Continue reading

Necsa earns Rand-millions for nuclear component contract with Russia

Breaking… The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has been paid the first R1.7 million for a contract to manufacture nuclear reactor components for Russia. The first items fabricated at Necsa’s Pelindaba site,… Continue reading

NSRI St Francis Bay evacuates heart attack victim off boat

Photo – NSRI By Bev Mortimer Yesterday lunch time NSRI St Francis Bay volunteers evacuated a patient suffering from a heart attack on a boat out at sea.  The 47 year-old fisherman from… Continue reading

NSRI St Francis Bay evacuates patient off chokka boat

Breaking… By Bev Mortimer NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer duty crew yesterday evacuated a patient suffering from abdominal pain on a boat out at sea. Photo: The Spirit of St Francis – NSRI… Continue reading

Petrol price increase yet again

The price of all grades of petrol and diesel will increase nnext Wednesday, 5 October 2016, the Department of Energy has announced. The department said based on current local and international factors the… Continue reading

‘For Sale’ signs banned outside St Francis Bay properties

By Bev Mortimer Estate agency ‘For Sale’ boards are now banned from being erected in St Francis Bay outside those houses or properties that are on the market. The only exception is when… Continue reading

NSRI JBay rescues oiled penguin

By By By Bev Mortimer NSRI Jeffreys managed to capture a young, oily penguin near Kabeljous beach and take him to be cleaned and rehabilitated yesterday afternoon. Riegaard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys… Continue reading

Kouga Municipality to be gateway for off-site related infrastructure

By Bev Mortimer Kouga Municipality will remain the gateway for implementing off-site-related infrastructure elements.  This was stated in an Eskom press release issued last night which also says in a meeting with Kouga’s… Continue reading