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

Bob Meikle shaves his beard for a good cause

Well known Bob Meikle , a former NSRI station commander in St Francis Bay, this morning had his beard that he has sported for the past 20 years, shaved off for Cansa. An enthusiastic… Continue reading

St Francis College trolley dash at SuperSpar

A big crowd packed Super Spar St Francis Bay this morning to watch and cheer on the chosen entrants in the successful St Francis College trolley dash fundraiser.  The winner was Keith Vermeulen (left)… Continue reading

“We wanted to stay marooned!”

Most St Francis Bay residents are celebrating tonight as the temporary bridge for vehicular traffic over the SandRiver  was completed around 6 pm tonight. But I hear some are actually drowning their sorrows as… Continue reading

Greg’s yacht Gulliver has been found

The yacht Gulliver, owned by Greg West from St Francis Bay and abandoned at sea in a sea rescue operation last month, has been found washed up on the shores an Eerste Rivier farm.… Continue reading

Sand River: latest update says bridge only open tomorrow 1 pm

The bypass is on track and should be open to vehicles from about 1pm tomorrow, the Kouga Municipality has annnounced in a late afternoon press release.  The municipality and the Department of Roads… Continue reading