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Cogta organises manpower to help clean up after fires

Community Work Programme volunteers  help with the cleaning up of debris left behind by the devastating fires in Southern Cape and parts of the Eastern Cape. This is according to the Department of… Continue reading

NSRI National awards for service announced

NSRI celebrated its 50th AGM at Rotunda, Camps Bay, yesterday evening, 12 June. The following is the list of the main awards. The full list is on the NSRI website. Founder Members: The… Continue reading

Fire update briefs – Kouga now a fire and water disaster area

Fire update in Eastern Cape – News Briefs from Kouga Municipality – Edited by Bev Mortimer) Hot Spots: Two hot spots were still burning in the Kouga region, last night, according to news briefs… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle May 2017 edition is online

The May 2017 print edition of St Francis Chronicle is available online for our readers countrywide in South Africa, for those in Southern Africa and for those across the globe. Click on the… Continue reading

Thornhill couple die following a fire on their farm yesterday

A wife and her husband died yesterday , 10 June, following a fire on their Thornhill farm in the Eastern Cape. Photo: Myrna van der Riet, 72, and Walter van der Riet, 73.… Continue reading

Kouga a local disaster through fire devastation

Breaking… A local state of disaster for Kouga is to be declared a second time following fire devastation to communities and infrastructure over the past five days in the region. On 31 May… Continue reading

Thornhill couple die following a fire on their farm yesterday

A wife and her husband died yesterday , 10 June, following a fire on their Thornhill farm. They have been identified by the SAPS today as being Myrna van der Riet, 72, and… Continue reading

Half of Woodridge College buildings burnt

A fire fanned by strong winds led to the burning down of 50% of  the private school, Woodridge College, outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. This is according to a statement by… Continue reading

SAPS refutes stories of arson link to current fires

The South African Police Service refutes stories of arson as the cause of  this month’s fires in the Western and Eastern Cape. The police urge people to stop spreading fake news. The SAPS… Continue reading

Storms River man sent to prison for 10 years for murder

A dedicated policeman’s efforts to  solve a murder in 2015 paid off this week when a 48 year-old man from Storms River was given a prison sentence in the Humansdorp Magistrates court .… Continue reading