SuperSpar St Francis Bay says : “Thank You!”

St Francis Bay’s Super Spar continued with the great community spirit this afternoon by saying a big “Thank You!” to all the volunteers and the helpers who walked people across a foot bridge while the new temporary bridge was being built. The previous temporary bridge was washed away on Monday this week (26 July 2011) after…

Sand River bridge is now closed – we are temporarily marooned again

The temporary crossing across the Sand River towards St Francis Bay has been closed.   According to an announcement from Kouga Municipality, the crossing, which was built after the Sand River bridge washed away on July 7 leaving St Francis isolated, held up well during yesterday’s heavy rains.   “The water level is rising, however, which prompted the closure…

Motorists stranded as Sand River bridge is demolished

It looks like a tsunami coming!” These words were spoken by one of the disaster management team as he looked towards St Francis Links Golf course  from the top of a hill. And the force of water may well have equalled that of a tsunami since it broke the Sand River bridgeacross the R330 on the…