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Editorial: 19 September 2014

Living in 6312 is made very special by the variety of community projects, most of them celebrating national and international days.  One great example is our own St Francis Kromme Trust’s Heritage Day Celebration – as in the past on 24 September (Wednesday) at the Heritage Centre in Harbour Road.

This is the Trust’s only annual fundraiser for their many projects to protect and preserve our local heritage.  The Trust, a non-profit environmental organisation, run solely by volunteers, uses the funds made from this day to maintaining and upgrade:

  •  The Community Garden
  • Look Out Point (at the end of St Francis Drive)
  • Romazini Valley (in the Santareme area)
  • Thatch Farm (upliftment programme)
  • Fourcades (development of local children in botanical education)
  • Two Harbours Walk
  • Heritage Centre – from which they run fauna/flora interest programmes for the Eco Tots (5years and under), Eco Kids (primary school) and Friends of the Kromme Trust (Eighteen and older).

Come and enjoy the fun that will start with a Two Harbour Walk at 09:00.  Look out for the black bike race, penguin release and much more – see you there!

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PS:  Of course it is also National Braai Day… let’s hope for good braai weather!

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2014/5 Events Calendar

  • Till Sunday 21 September:  Clean Up SA Week – get your bag at St Francis Tourism, Vikings Bakery and make a difference!
  • Friday 19 September:  Recycle Day – please take newspapers, old towels and toothbrushes to SANCCOB Penguin Rehabilitation Centre, Cape St Francis.
  • Friday 19 – Sunday 21 September:  Friends of St Francis Doubles Squash Tournament.  Contact Rian on 082 822 3202.
  • Saturday 20 September:  08:00 St Francis parkrun
  • Saturday 20 September:  International Coastal Cleanup Day – Baygs available at St Francis Tourism, Vikings Bakery, and join St Francis Kromme Trust Cleanup.
  • Saturday 20 September:  Zingela Archery Monthly Shoot Read more …
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Community Diary

Fridays

  • 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 …
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SONrise needs your assistance

In 2013, two American girls, Rachael McCall and Cierra Albury spent 7 months in St Francis Bay doing different ministry outreaches in Sea Vista as well as elsewhere in South Africa.  They realised the need for mentorship for the young girls of Sea Vista, and returned with hearts full of gratefulness, love and the vision to establish SONrise South Africa.  Their new drive is helping to change the statistics for teenage girls in South Africa facing a future full of violence, crime, lack of education, and abuse. Read more …

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Trees for Africa at the College

St Francis College proudly showed off at least 20 different types of trees on campus during the annual Arbor Day celebration this month.  Guests of honour and horticulturalist experts Bart and Carol Logie shared their knowledge with learners during an educational assembly on the day – and drove home why trees play such a vital role in our environment. Read more …

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There is always a reward…

In supporting Clean Up SA Week, the very first bag that came back to the St Francis Kromme Trust had a surprise inside, which would have won a prize on the Mandela Clean-up Day, says vice chairman, John Suckling. Read more …

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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 …

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Kouga Heritage Festival 26 – 28 September

The second annual Kouga Heritage Festival will take place between Friday 26 and Sunday 28 September, celebrating the region’s rich cultural heritage.  The Festival will be hosted in the Kouga Cultural Centre in Humansdorp with loads of African music, crafts, fashion, traditional food, dance, stick-fighting and medicine. Read more …

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A few words from our Minister of Tourism

The tourism industry in Africa must take advantage of what the continent has to offer as a whole. African countries also need to work together to improve ease of travel and to combat the international misconceptions on the spread of Ebola. Read more …

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Enter the KougaExpress Tourism month competition

The biodiversity of the Kouga region is in the spotlight during Tourism Month, each year celebrated in September.  The Kouga Local Tourism Organisation (KLTO), in conjunction with the KougaExpress, will run a competition with great prizes up for grabs.  The richly diverse part of South Africa is known for its incredible plant, bird and wildlife, along with a range of landscapes that include forests, mountains and valleys. Read more …