SA Presidents Programme 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Friday, 3 February 2023, conclude the first Cabinet Lekgotla for 2023, where government is currently deliberating its programme of action for the year.Chaired by the President, the Lekgotla allows the National Executive to review the performance of government against targets and objectives set in 2022.It is also a platform for…

UK octogenarian evacuated from cruise liner by NSRI Gqeberha

–Article by Bev Mortimer An 87 year-old British woamn suffering a medical complaint on a cruise liner offshore of PE was evacuated from the vessel by the NSRI Gqeberha volunteer duty crew. NSRI Gqeberha duty crew at 1.30 am today, carried out the evacuation between 12 and 15 nautical miles off-shore, in 45 knot winds…

ARWS director Heidi Muller leads buy-out of Australian adventure race

The Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) is under new ownership after the company was purchased from Geocentric Outdoors (Australia) by a consortium of investors led by current CEO, Heidi Muller. Heidi will lead the ARWS into the next phase with the backing of three private investors who share her ambitions and hopes for the sport…

Comoros Retirement homes by end 2023//start 2024

The Grand Comoros Retirement Estate in St Francis Bay, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, has finally broken ground after three years of meeting EIA approvals and excitement is already mounting for relieved retirees that the first phase of 130 homes are scheduled for completion by the end on 2023.Owners of the development company,…

Heavy damage to SFB homes and businesses after flash flood

After rain and some heavy downpours in St Francis Bay, from Friday night and early Saturday morning, there was a big flash flood in the Village area and several business and houses were damaged, with some business and home owners reporting R50k-R100k damage and more.There were reports of 55mm, 68mm of rain in St Francis…

Fire at Bella’s Restaurant

Bella’s Restaurant at the private port of St Francis Bay caught fire last night at 11 pm .The fire, which is believed to have started through an electrical problem, a power surge, has ruined the whole restaurant from furnishings, deep freezers, equipment etc, a distraught owner, Bella Massyn, told St Francis Chronicle.Bella’s Pub next door…

Eleven abalone poachers arrested during a crime operation

The SAPS have announced that the police, together with law enforcement agencies, arrested 11 suspects and confiscated 633 abalone units valued at R71 500 between Jeffreys Bay beaches of Pellsrus and Paradise over two days. Members from Humansdorp and Gqeberha K9, Ngqurha Border Policing, Kouga Municipality, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries carried out the…

Shotgun, hunting rifles and ivory seized in St Francis Bay

Article written and edited by Bev Mortimer An SAPS task team (Crime Intelligence, Tactical Response Team (TRT), the Anti-Gang Unit and SAPS St Francis Bay members raided a St Francis Bay house and seized two hunting rifles, a shotgun and ivory, estimated to be R1000.The incident happened on 18 November following the arrest of a…