If you could choose any special place in the world to live, then surely St. Francis Bay would feature high on your list. In order to preserve our village and its amenities, it is critical to have an Organization that works with the Local Authorities to preserve our Environment and to Maintain & Improve our facilities. The St. Francis Bay Residents Association fulfils this role.

The St. Francis Bay Residents Association consists of Portfolios on The Beach, Municipal Services, Canals, Environmental, Land-Use, Nuclear, Tourism, Fire Protection, Social Services, Finance, Security, Valuations and Secretarial & Communication.

Regular emails are sent out to all Members keeping them informed about matters in the village and alerting them to issues that need their attention. The SFB Residents constantly interact with the Municipality in order to improve service delivery and act on behalf of residents where required.



It is common knowledge that two contractors were stopped by DEDEA (Environmental Affairs) doing repairs on rock revetments on the St Francis Bay beach.  They were stopped due to not having proper authority.

After discussions on 10 March 2015 amongst Councillors Ben Rheeder, Chimpie Cawood and the Kouga Municipal Manager, Mr Fadi and Mr E Oosthuizen, Kouga Municipality confirmed their commitment to address the spit/dune & beach problem to their best ability, but that further discussions amongst Kouga Municipality, the Ward 12 Councillor and DEDEA must be done to determine the way forward.

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Power interruption: St Francis

Dear All

There is a faulty connection point on the power line to Santareme, the industrial area and Sea Vista in St Francis Bay.

The municipality needs to switch off the power to repair it. The electricity supply to these areas will, therefore, be off from 15:30 to 17:00.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Kind regards


Kouga Municipality

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02 February 2015

The residents of Jeffreys Bay are organising a march on the Municipal offices on Friday 6th February.  The march starts from the Billabong village.  People are requested to be there by 8am and the march will start at 9am.

Any residents of St Francis Bay who would like to participate are more than welcome to do so.

We gather that the Memorandum of Grievances will cover 100 issues mainly pertaining to Jeffreys Bay.  For that reason and from past experiences your Residents Association has decided not to participate officially but obviously we support the march.

The St Francis Bay Residents Association will continue to address all our issues through the Ward Committee meetings chaired by our Councillor Ben Rheeder.  We have two permanent members on this committee.

After the problems experienced over the festive season we have already issued a strongly worded letter to the Municipal Manager.  This letter has also been copied to higher officials in Bisho.

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26 January 2015

Please note that the recycling and refuse drop-off point opposite the municipal offices in Assissi Drive has been closed by Council.  We have put up a sign asking people not to leave refuse there.  This has already been ignored as well as the sign pulled out of the ground.  Please clearly understand that Council decided to close this as it was being totally abused by residents and visitors to St Francis Bay who were dumping their household refuse, which was then being scattered by the pigs which in turn became a health hazard.

We would request those property owners who are considering alternative measures to the current rock revetments to communicate their thoughts to the residents association so that the overall plan can be properly co-ordinated.  Ben Rheeder, our Ward Councillor, requested that the SFB Residents Association administers all correspondence pertaining to this issue.

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22 January 2015

Councillor Ben Rheeder has asked the Residents Association to co-ordinate all activities pertaining to the ‘Save St Francis Bay Beach Project’.  Anyone who would like to give input is more than welcome to do so.  This should be forwarded to:  contact@sfbresidents.org.

The issue of our beach has now become a serious problem and must be addressed as a matter of urgency.

14 January 2015

Due to the numerous complaints especially relating to sewerage and refuse removal, your Residents Association has written to the Municipal Manager voicing these complaints and demanding a meeting with Council as a matter of urgency to address these issues.

The R90,000 spent by the Residents Association during 2014 on issues that council should have addressed have never been acknowledged nor a letter of appreciation received.