Truck hits two women, one fatally

One woman passed on and another was seriously injured after being hit by a truck on the R330 in St Francis this week.The SAPs are investigating a case of culpable homicide.According to some eye witnesses the incident happened on the R330 near the Sand River Bridge on the Oyster Bay side of the R300.The SAPS…

Kouga to get R57.4-m from national government for drought relief

The South African national government is to give the Kouga municipality R57.4 million to help secure crucial, additional water for the drought-stricken Kouga area.These funds are in addition to the about R200+-million already given by national government over the past two years through the Department of Water and Sanitation. The latest funding application for drought-relief,…

Attack on Oyster Bay couple – speedy arrests

An elderly couple in Oyster Bay was attacked in an armed robbery in the Oyster Bay area of St Francis, but following immediate action and speey arrests three men are now behind bars and a the edlery lady’s handbag was recovered.It is alleged yesterday evening,1 0 October, at about 6.30 pm, the elderly couple in…

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…