Rich Cape Town youth trash a St Francis Bay backpackers

Rich Cape Town youngsters who say they are former pupils of a top private schoool in the city, spent 20 days in St Francis Bay and trashed a backpackers’ outlet. The Seagulls Back packers where the boys stayed is owned by Theo Stead. He says it cost R5000 to restore this unit. The boys were…

Surfer dislocates shoulder at Super Tubes

NSRI Jeffreys Bay volunteer crew raced to Super Tubes this morning to assist an injured  surfer. According to the official NSRI report, at 11.28 am today NSRI Jeffreys Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew responded to Super Tubes, Jeffreys Bay, following reports of a surfer suspected to be in difficulty. A sea rescue jet-ski was…

Blind Husky dog rescued by NSRI on New Year’s Day

A blind husky dog perilously perched on a cliff ledge was rescued by a Simonstown NSRI volunteer team yesterday. The dog, Maddox, was found 30 meters up a mountain. It had apparently negotiated the mountainside until it could proceed no further. It was unable to see its way out of its predicament and had to…

Man dies at Jeffreys Bay beach, yacht rescued off Port St Francis

Jeffreys Bay… A 29 year old East London man died on the Kabeljous Beach, Jeffreys Bay, yesterday after experiencing an epileptic fit when he was hit by a tennis ball. Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said at 2.35 pm NSRI Jeffreys Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew and 24/7 paramedic services were activated following reports…

Cape St Francis crime prevention measures for 2012

The following are the Cape St Francis Sector Police Forum’s crime prevention measures for 2012: Representation on Crime Forums We will continue to represent the community on the crime forums. This involves two meetings a month between the community representatives, SAP and the security companies. In this regard we desperately need the services of a…

Greg Emslie to captain SA surf team in China

Greg Emslie of East London has been named as captain of the South African Team that will compete in the inaugural ISA China Cup which gets under way in Hainan Island on 7 January  2012. Emslie, the current SA Open and Masters champion, Dale Staples (St Francis Bay), Royden Bryson (East London), Brandon Jackson (Durban),  Sarah Baum…

Christmas holidays in South Africa

For my overseas friends particularly.. (By Bev Mortimer).  Dreaming of a white Christmas? Not in South Africa where many thoughts are only on sunny skies and beaches. The mass exodus from the inner cities and the rush to the coast or to holiday resorts takes place mid December: toll roads to the coast or game reserves…