Tag Archive: st francis chronicle

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… Continue reading

Potholes on Sand River bridge

The Sand River on the Links side.   By Bev Mortimer A visit to the Sand River bridge at 4.15 pm today  after continous rain throughout the day during which an estimated 29… Continue reading

Jordy wins Billabong JBay, Parko in lead for ASP World title

Champion Jordy keeps South African flag flying! Photo: Billabong/ Karen Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, won the 2011 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay in a hard-fought Final over Mick Fanning (AUS), 30, in front of a… Continue reading

Jordy takes quarters, now through to the semi finals

Local favourite, South African Jordy Smith, used his past years of experience in Jeffreys Bay to choose  waves that offered the highest scoring potential and to take the quarterfinal victory over Damien Hobgood… Continue reading

Billabong Final Event is on from 7.30 this morning

The final day of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay at Supertubes  has been called ‘On!’ this morning with the Quarterfinals starting at 7:30 am. “The champion will be crowned this morning,” an Asp World… Continue reading

Sand River bridge safe – except in floods

The current temporary bridge of the Sand River is quite safe and will be fine if it rains. That is the word from Marius Keyser, district roads engineer, Department of Roads. “It should… Continue reading

News flash!! Water restrictions to be lifted from 1 August

Kouga residents will have water restrictions lifted from 1 August 2011 according to an official source from Kouga Municpality this afternoon. This follows an announcment by the Port Elizabeth Metro yesterday afternoon that water restrictions have been… Continue reading

Feature: St Francis residents to fight the Kromme wind farm

  Do we want to be known as the ‘energy hub’ of South Africa? asked angry St Francis Bay home owners following the governmental go ahead for a wind farm to be developed on… Continue reading

Billabong Round 2 ends as bigger swells forecast for weekend

Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay was completed in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) surf at  Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay this morning. Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, are… Continue reading

Stop press!! High hopes Kouga’s water restrictions will be eased!

High hopes have been raised among Kouga residents following an announcment by the Port Elizabeth Metro this afternoon that water restrictions have been eased in the PE municipal area. Owing to the lateness of… Continue reading