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Two arrests for possession of R2.8-million worth of rhino horns

Two men were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng  on 11 June, for being in possession of 10 rhino horns.  The suspects were arrested shortly before boarding a place destined for… Continue reading

Fires contained but not under control

More news briefs from Kouga Municipality  Hot Spots:  Hot spots in the Kouga region are in the vicinity of the J-Bay Zebra Lodge near Thornhill, as well as the section between the R102… Continue reading

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