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…

Khoisan chiefs pack up and go

The Khoisan chiefs and leaders of the Royal Links House have packed up and left after four days, ‘waiting’ continuously day and night, in front of the gates of the Kouga Municipality in Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay. They had been waiting for the Kouga municipality to give them a file they urgently needed to…

St Francis Chronicle’s June 2022 edition is out

St Francis Chronicle June 2002 edition is out from today in St Francis niche shops and venues. Watch out for it… It will also be available in Humansdorp, Patensie, Jeffreys Bay and parts of PE in the next few days… We print enough to last a whole month and top up shelves weekly. For daily…

Three go overboard at Kromme Mouth

Edited by Bev Mortimer NSRI St Francis Bay, two local boat owners and a man on a kayak were all heroes on Friday this past week (17 June) by rallying to the rescue of a boat after it was hit by a big wave set at the Kromme River Mouth, became airborne and flung its…

Water-shedding in Kouga from Monday

Kouga Municipality has announced that it will start implementing water-shedding in Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp and St Francis from 13 June.Water to towns will be switched off for the greater part of the day (from 10 am – 4 pm), seven days a week, starting on Monday next week.This, the municipality says is necessary because the…

NATJOINTS has measures in place for a National Shutdown

(edited by Bev Mortimer) The SAPS this evening released a statement that NATJOINTS has put measures in place to ensure the safety and security of all in South Africa amidst threats of a ‘National Shutdown’ tomorrow, 10 June.“The NATJOINTS is aware of unsigned messages and posters circulating on various social media platforms calling for a…

Murders, riots, chaos and xenophobia in Hankey for five days

Article compiled by By Bev Mortimer Two murders in the suburb of Centerton in Hankey on 29 May led to five days of unrest, riots and the closure of the Patensie Hankey road until it re-opened on 3 June. Caption: Photos by Smhart Security which helped restore law and order in Hankey/Patensie areaOrdinary citizens and…

World Racing champs to be in Kouga next year

Edited by Bev MortimerThe Adventure Racing World Championships is coming to Africa for the first time in October 2023 and will be using the Kouga region and surrounds of the Eastern Cape as its springboard for the 700km international race.This is thanks to the enormous efforts of ARWS directors, Heidi and Stephan Muller, who are…

Help three Sea Vista soccer players play overseas

By Bev Mortimer Three Sea Vista soccer players have been chosen to train for a trip to Sweden and the UK from July.The players, Khanyiselo Mdledle, Abulele Silolo and Lisakhanya Skhosana, have been chosen to train with Pro Skills Soccer Academy before they leave. In the UK the trio will join other South African youngsters…