St Francis Today
Friday 15th December
What’s On, What’s Happening and What’s Hot in St Francis, South Africa and around the world
A poll on Heraldlive shows Ramaphosa to win the Presidents seat by a huge margin (68% vs 11&) with Lindiwe Sisulu a close third (10%) although Sisulu has now withdrawn and thrown her support behind Ramaphosa. So it seems all cut and dried until one listens to the predictions of the various news media where a far closer battle is predicted with several giving it to Dlamini Zuma. South Africa really does balance on a knife’s edge this week for the choice of president will influence all our lives for years to come.
Don’t forget the Market tomorrow!
Presidency pats itself on back with review of how SA moved forward in 2017 – And as weary citizens prepare to enjoy the holidays, the government has expanded on all the ways it has made progress this year, while warning the country to take a good break so people return “invigorated” for 2018.
Local (coastal) News
Beach Blondes proving popular – It is that time of the year when beach blondes are not only a dime a dozen on our beaches but also a popular, thirst quenching beer in several of our taverns.
Dogs and kids of Sea Vista enjoy an early Christmas – St Francis Animal Rescue, that band of dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time caring for the pets of Sea Vista and informal settlement of China Town threw a party at the weekly outreach on Tarragona Road yesterday afternoon
Malema explains why he believes Dlamini-Zuma will lose to Ramaphosa – Malema said he would have wanted the former AU chairperson to win so the EFF would stand a better chance of beating the ANC in 2019. According to the outspoken leader, Ramaphosa will win because his opponent is “surrounded by crooks”.
Groote Schuur transplant programme breathes again – Groote Schuur Hospital’s lung transplant programme took its first breath — and its last — in 1993‚ when surgeons performed a single transplant.
De Lille suspended from party activities – The federal executive of the DA has decided to suspend City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille from party activities pending the outcome of ongoing investigations into a series of reports and an affidavit containing allegations of maladministration in the city,
Dutch arms dealer used ‘blood money’ to finance his lavish lifestyle in Cape Town, court hears – A Dutch fugitive, convicted of crimes against humanity and selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, used “blood money” to fund his extravagant lifestyle,
MONEY & ECONOMY
Christo Wiese quits board as Steinhoff scandal deepens – Steinhoff International Holdings chairperson and largest shareholder, South African billionaire Christo Wiese, is stepping down from the supervisory board after an accounting scandal engulfed the retail giant.
Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released – A five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, making more than 400 recommendations. The royal commission uncovered harrowing evidence of sexual abuse within institutions, including churches, schools and sports clubs
Froome ‘not ashamed’ of using asthma inhaler – Chris Froome has said his use of an inhaler is “not something to be ashamed of” after a urine test at the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excess levels of an asthma medication.
This & That
Women are happier after retirement – Women are more miserable than men for almost their entire lives and are happier only in their mid-80s, according to a new survey.The study found that women’s happiness grows after retirement – before they overtake men at age 85.
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