Cape Town woman dies after shark attack at Plett

(edited by Bev Mortimer) NSRI Plettenberg Bay recovered the body of a 39 year-old Cape Town woman following a reports of shark activity at Central Beach, this morning. This follows unusual, increased shark activity in the area recently.The local NSRI reports that they and the SAPS were activated at just before 8 am this Sunday…

Eskom launches three power purchase programmes today

Breaking news… Eskom is planning to to secure 1 000MW to bolster constrained generation capacity by launching three programmes to procure much needed power for the national grid. Initially the programmes will focus on generators capable of supplying more than one Megawatt to the grid. Over time the threshold will be lowered to enable smaller…

Standard Bank Pro-Am Series returns to St Francis Links

Professional women’s golf returns to Eastern Cape as series goes to St Francis Links for the fifth event of this eight-tournament series, on 22 September.The series is making its debut in the province even though it already has a footprint in the way of the Standard Bank Golf Development Programme that’s currently underway at East…

St Francis Chronicle September 2022 edition is now out!!

St Francs Chronicle September edition is now out at some local, St Francis shops. Wider distribution at niche outlets and shops takes place from today in St Francis and round Kouga municipal area.This edition has a cross section and broad coverage of different topics, with lots of photos of events – social and sport.Plus now…

2022 World Surfing Champions Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Filipe Toledo (BRA)

Lower Trestles, San Clemente, Calif, 8 September: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) won the 2022 World Surf League (WSL) Titles at the second-annual Rip Curl WSL Finals in dreamy four-to-six foot conditions at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, Calif.A historic day for Gilmore marked her eighth World Title, making her the winningest women’s…

Sewage levy causes big stink

– Article by Bev Mortimer Residents a expressed anger in no uncertain terms, with shouts from the floor at a public meeting held at Cape St Francis Resort mid-August.Ratepayers came out in numbers to attend a public meeting at Cape St Francs Resort, called following growing antagonism by St Francis residents to a R299 sewage…

Power Alert!! Stage 6 load-shedding maybe from 5pm today!

Eskom CEO, Andre de Ruyter, says ‘Stage 6’ load-shedding could be implemented from 5 pm today owing to a breakdown of power plants and a deterioration of operations, including industrial action by Eskom workers, overnight. “There is a very real risk of Stage 6 load shedding from peak tonight”An emergency meeting was held by Eskom…