News Flash! February print edition now online

 The St Francis Chronicle February 2013 print edition is now online. Read all about the news and reviews in St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis, the social events  the highlights of the sports events, community news, corridors of power, what’s happening, biz news and more…. Read the entire paper here: http://www.safricavoyage.com

Multi-million rand mansion sold in St Francis Bay

One of St Francis Bay’s canal-fronting mansions has just made local real estate history as the second most expensive house ever to be sold in the picturesque village. Listed at R18.5-million, it was sold to a KwaZulu-Natal businessman within 10% of the asking price. This stunning mansion that resembles an oppulent boutqiue hotel inside was…

Mini Building boom and good deeds after the fire

Building boom and positivity follows St Francis Bay fire – feature By: Bev Mortimer From out of the ruins green grass is starting to grow beneath the 75 burnt houses ravaged in the horrific runaway fire on 11 November 2012. There is a hive of activity in St Francis Bay right now buoyed by a predominate wave…

Tutu gets Human Rights prize, congratulated by Zuma

President Jacob Zuma congratulated Archbishop Desmond Tutu for being awarded the UNESCO/Bilbao Human Rights Prize in France last night. “President Jacob Zuma wishes to congratulate South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, one of the country’s legendary human rights campaigners, on receiving the UNESCO/Bilbao human rights prize,” said the Presidency. The biennial UNESCO/Bilbao Prize was…

Mutual and Federal’s St Francis Bay claims are R20-m so far

Mutual & Federal, a member of the Old Mutual Group, yesterday, (13 November 2012) announced that it has so far registered claims worth approximately R20 million –  arising from the St Francis Bay fire disaster.  “Depending on whether more customers contact us, we might see an escalation of claims in the coming days”, says Heidi…

Brave, talented paddlers undeterred by friz weather

(By Bev Mortimer) There was big excitement with quite a few shivers at the start of Pam Golding’s Canal Winter Challenge canoe race at the Cove on the St Francis Bay canals yesterday. The race started off in frosty, wet and drizzling weather in the morning. St Francis Chronicle’s  roving scribe reports that a group…

Stroke victim evacuated from chokka boat off JBay

NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue crew evacuated a fisherman off a fishing boat five nautical miles off Jeffreys Bay yesterday The 53 year-old, local fisherman was reported to be suffering from a stroke (CVA – Cerebro Vascular Accident). Marc May, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, says at midday, 28 July, the NSRI…

Forthcoming Event: Robert Kellerman live at Joe Fish!

Solo artist and song writer, Robert Kellerman, will be performing live at Joe Fish restaurant, Cape St. Francis Resort on 9 August 2012 from 7 pm till late. He will be playing songs from his debut album called Africa – each day a better day and some well-known classics. Robert is a passionate artist  who…