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Shaun Payne wins wildcard into Billabong Pro

St Francis Bay’s Shaun Payne won the prized wildcard in the Vonzipper Superheat at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay today, gaining entry to the Billabong Pro JBay .  Payne, 26, waited patiently for the best… Continue reading

Low waves at JBay stalls Billabong Pro start

Cloudless skies, windless conditions and tiny 0.3 metre waves greeted the world’s top 32 ranked surfers plus three wildcards and five trialists in Jeffreys Bay on the opening day of the 11-day waiting… Continue reading

Two cat sharks left to die on the beach

 Photo: Joan Brady Irresponsible fissherman who caught two catsharks this morning at Cape St Francis’ main beach left them to die on the main beach… and these shark are said to be completley harmless.… Continue reading

Only 35 fish caught at this year’s Tuna and Marlin Challenge

 Only 35 fish were caught at this year’s Port St Francis Ski Boat and Yacht Club’s Tuna and Marlin Challenge . The disappointing catch at one of the Eastern Province’s top fishing events, was… Continue reading

Draft EIA Report for Thyspunt transmission lines – comment and viewing sites

Notice from Eskom Consultants: The Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report (DEIR) for the Thyspunt Transmission Lines will be available for public review and comment from Monday, 18 July 2011 to Thursday, 1 September… Continue reading

Municipal Manager not fired

Contrary to other news reports, the Kouga municipal manager has not been fired, St Francis Chronicle has reliably learned.  The recently-elected Kouga Council is considering terminating his contract early (his contract expires February 2012).… Continue reading

R87m+ needed for flood relief in Kouga

R87-million and more is needed to repair damage to service infrastructure in the Kouga municipal area following the recent heavy rains – 500mm+ of rain was recorded in the area since May. And… Continue reading

Staples and Payne to compete for wildcard at Billabong Pro

Two St Francis Bay surfers, Dale Staples and Shaun Payne, will be competing in the VonZipper Superheat – the first surfing heat at the Billabong Pro Jeffrey’s Bay from 14 -24 July. Two… Continue reading

Funding for Sand River bridge to be raised at Kouga Council meeting

A special meeting of the Kouga Council will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, 12 July) at 9a m at the Jeffreys Bay Council Chambers.  A business plan outlining the funding required to repair infrastructure damage caused by the… Continue reading

Fruitless search for entangled whale near St Francis Bay

Early this morning off the St Francis Bay coastline a small whale was reported to have become entangled in a drogue parachute used to slow fishing trawlers. By the time the NSRI boat… Continue reading