Eskom striving to keep lights on in South Africa

 Although the country’s power supply will remain constrained going into the winter months, the government is working with Eskom  to ensure the country’s  lights stay on,  South African Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said today,… Continue reading

Parts of Oscar trial to be televised on TV

 Judge Dunstan Mlambo  ruled today, 25 February 2014, that  Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial will be televised in part with conditions at the North Gauteng High Court.  Pistorius’s trail is set to start… Continue reading

JBay is once again part of ASP World surfing tour

The renown seaside resort of Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is once again going to be filled with international visitors and surfers this winter . This follows the announcement… Continue reading

Lawyers to audit legality of fishing quotas

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has appointed an independent law firm to conduct an audit immediately to determine whether the allocation of fishing quotas was done lawfully.  Speaking to the media… Continue reading

Eskom urges people to save power

Eskom has appealed to its customers to continue to save electricity as the system remains on high alert.  “Demand for electricity remained very high on Friday morning, which necessitated Eskom to use its… Continue reading

Eskom declares an electrical emergency

Eskom on Thursday declared an electricity emergency and asked its industrial customers to reduce their load by 10% as of this afternoon. The power system is severely constrained due to the loss of… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle February edition is now online

The St Francis Chronicle February 2014 edition is now online. sfc1 (page 1 in .pdf) Please click on the following  link to read all the other pages. http://www.safricavoyage.com/stfrancischronicle.html (Apologies for the delay in posting… Continue reading

Arrival of Australians and Proteas in Port Elizabeth – photos

Originally posted on St Francis Chronicle:
The Australian cricket team and the South African Protea’s arrival at Port Elizabeth airport today was captured by African Drumbeat dancers and musicians who welcomed them .…

Arrival of Australians and Proteas in Port Elizabeth – photos

The Australian cricket team and the South African Protea’s arrival at Port Elizabeth airport today was captured by African Drumbeat dancers and musicians who welcomed them . The following photos were sent in… Continue reading

Male suspect shot dead in Cape St Francis today

  The Eastern Cape SAP have confirmed that a  male suspect was fatally wounded during an attack on a member of the SAP  at lunch time today,  17 February, 2014, in Cape St Francis.… Continue reading