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Surfer dies after Great White shark bite

A 49 year-old surfer died today after being bitten by a suspected Great White shark on his upper left leg and around his groin area. NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteer duty crew were activated this… Continue reading

Travis and Jordy win Round 1 heats in Tahiti

 South African surfers Travis Logie and Jordy Smith won their respective Round 1 heats in the Billabong Pro Tahiti.. Surfiing in epic 1.5 to 2 metre waves at Teahupoo on Saturday they moved… Continue reading

Rough seas from Sunday

Very rough seas and big sea swells are predicted from Sunday (21 August, 2011) onward, the NSRI has warned. The bad sea conditions will occur from the West Coast, across the Cape Peninsula… Continue reading

Travis Logie gets a new start in Billabong Pro Tahiti

Durban’s Travis Logie has been given a welcome opportunity to re-qualify for a spot amongst the elite Top 32 surfers  in the Billabong Pro Tahiti which gets underway at Teahupoo on Saturday.  Logie… Continue reading

Springboks and bulls golfing at the Links

Some  Springboks were spotted playing golf at St Francis Links yesterday. The foursome, who are also Blue Bull team players, came to St Francis Bay to enjoy some golf and unwind before their epic… Continue reading

Photo highlights of All Blacks and Springboks arriving at PE airport

Kevin Mealamu, who is captaining the All Blacks side that will play against the Spingboks on Saturday, receives a stunning beaded rugby ball trophy from Nonki of African Drumbeat. The inscription on the… Continue reading

EC’s top teen surfers battle it out for honours

The weather may have been cold and rainy but there was nothing miserable about the waves that were 4-6 foot in the final round of the BloodScan Surf Series at Kitchen Windows, Jeffreys… Continue reading

MEC and 45 EC mayors sign service delivery agreements

 Forty five Eastern Cape mayors met in East London last week to individually sign an agreement between their respective Councils and the Eastern Cape (EC) MEC for Local Government and Traditional Affairs. The agreements… Continue reading

And the storm waters came down.. and the bridge still held

    By Bev Mortimer, St Francis Chronicle The heavy rains experienced overnight in the Eastern Cape on 13 August have not affected the second temporary Sand River bridge much.  Apart from the higher and swifter… Continue reading

Sand River bridge still safe to cross – 14 August 2011

  By: Bev Mortimer, St Francis Chronicle     A site inspection at the Sand River bridge at 8 am by officials today revealed that despite fairly heavy rains occurring intermittently throughout the night… Continue reading