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Editorial: 24 August 2015

I have fired all the weather sites.  Even they can’t keep up, and it is true that one can have four season in a day.  Sometimes every day.  But despite the very cold weather we have experienced over the last few weeks, the lots of rain brought us many early spring flowers.

All you have to do is get up and go – from the Irma Booysen Reserve to the Wild Side, up the Sand River, on the Two Harbours Walk – flowers the size of my little finger nail to beautiful arim lillies, en mass.

It is nice to see more people out there hiking, running, cycling and of course surfing and paddling, nothing beats a day in the outdoors.  Spring is in the air, and we’re loving it!

Lekker lees



2015 Events Calendar

Saturday 29 August

08:00 St Francis parkrun

18:30 Roger Lucey (South African legend, singer, songwriter, poet, political rebel and fine musician) at The Singing Tree, 4 Grosvenor Rd, Cape St Francis.  Entry donation at the door.

Thursday 3 September

17:300 St Francis Bay Residents Association social at the St Francis Bay Golf Club.  Join us for a glass of wine or a beer and let’s share thoughts and ideas on especially a new committee.  RSVP Jacky Green on 042-200-1404 or

Friday 4 September

12:00 – 18:00 Blood Donation at Gently Worn, Village Centre

Saturday 5 September

08:00 St Francis parkrun Read more …


Community Diary


  • 08:30 – 13:00 Bridge Club at St Francis Links, contact Wendy McKenzie on 042 294 0541
  • 08:30 – 09:30  The Studio, Village Centre:  Yoga for all levels
  • St Francis United Christian Church Home Groups:  10:00 Pat Munro (042 294 0583)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Nadine’s Boot Camp for Girls, contact 079 509 2071
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Balobi Fresh Fish Market @ Port St Francis – 042 2940 148
  • 13:00 Tabs at Bowls Club
  • From 14:00 Tennis lessons by coach Clare Millson –  group or private, adults and children at the St Francis Bay Tennis Club.  Contact Clare on 042 294 0630 or 0732215524. Read more …
Queen Victoria

Win tour through Eastern Cape at Getaway 2015

If you want to see the 7 Wonders of Our World, just visit the Sara Baartmann Stand at the 2015 Getaway Show in Johannesburg beween 28 and 30 August and you could win a self drive holiday for 4 worth more than R28 000.  You will get a taste of the Karoo, Addo, Sunshine Coast, Jeffreys and St Francis Bay, the Tsitsikamma, Baviaans and Gamtoos Valley. Read more …

WEEK 26.6

Photos by Sea Snappi – 6312 and surrounds…

These pics are a true reflection of not only our life in the the greater St Francis and the Kouga, but in South Africa – enjoy them with me, a remarkable diary of what we all share in 6312…! Read more …

Daniel Heimann

NSRI awarded for brave rescue operation

For the second time volunteers of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) received special awards for bravery after saving the life of a St Francis resident.  Hans-Daniel Heiman from Port Elizabeth received a bronze gallantry award for his efforts in saving the life of local paddler Clint Hempel in November 2014. Read more …

Clive Taverner and Giuseppe Tagliaferri proudly wearing the Green and Gold.

MD sets sights on new target

Lear Corporation MD Giuseppe Tagliaferri is not only a sharp shooting executive, he is one of handful of local clay target shooters to earn South African colours. He has earned his place to represent South Africa in two Clay target shooting disciplines in one year with these being held on two continents one being the ATA World Championships in Sparta USA and the European Championship in Cestas France. Read more …


Last penguin chicks released from mystery oil spill in Algoa Bay

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) released the four orphaned African penguin chicks admitted to its centre in Cape St Francis early in August after a mystery oil spill hit Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth) during the third week of May. Read more …

Sister Ingrid Williams from Hospice (left) with Joy Wicks, organiser of fundraiser.

Ladies group raises funds for needy causes

Sister Ingrid Williams representing Hospice Kouga and Selina van Deventer representing the Cancer Association attended the monthly meeting of the Cape St Francis Ladies’ Tea Club and enjoyed a happy morning with this amazing group of public spirited women. Read more …