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St Francis Today Thursday 22nd March
Readers will have noticed we have made some changes to the mail we send you with the news of the day over the past weeks. We are still looking at different options to make your viewing easier but our latest change will allow those reading the news on their phones easier access and a more pleasant reading experience,
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Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Tell us what you think! – In an effort to make St Francis Today easier to read on mobile devices, particularly phones which approximately 35% of our readers use to access our news pages, we have launched a more mobile friendly version
Pam Golding Properties – KING OF THE KROMME 2018 – St Francis Paddling Club’s 13th annual Pam Golding Properties KING OF THE KROMME will be held on Easter Saturday, 31 March 2018 at 4 pm at Quaysyde.
You won’t be better looked after… – This weekend we played host to three different groups, and they were all glad they came. All three groups played both courses in the Village and were complimentary of both
Budget cuts to address drought – RAINWATER harvesting is being rolled out to the Gamtoos Valley as part of Kouga Municipality’s ongoing efforts to achieve water security for its towns.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Is The EFF 2019’s Dark Horse? Let’s Look At The Numbers… – “We are punching above our weight but we see a direct benefit in service delivery in our communities.”
WATCH: ‘Give us our land’, Capetonians say – Marching under the banner “Land for the Living”, marchers called for more urban land to be prioritised for affordable housing, and for outstanding land claims to be fast-tracked.
NPA choosing dud bullets to take down Zuma – Paul Hoffman’s alternative – In a ruthlessly logical and rational argument, Paul Hoffman SC, Director of Accountability Now, says the NPA is taking a prosecution path full of legal snags and inevitable obstruction in going after Jacob Zuma for a 13-year-old alleged crime.
Zille to be reported to rights commission over Life Esidimeni tweet – Achmat says he wants to expose the premier to the poor state of mental health facilities in the Western Cape.
Extensive public participation for land expropriation process – The Joint Constitutional Review Committee, set up to review Section 25 of the constitution in order for the state to expropriate land without compensation, has said it will embark on an extensive public participation process.
Black people do not have human rights: Malema – EFF leader Julius Malema says black people do not have human rights‚ because they are “subhuman”.
Business, Money & Economy
Rolling heads at Sars may prevent further downgrades – the timing of his suspension by President Cyril Ramaphosa after refusing to resign is seen as “the right thing to do”, given the looming downgrade by global ratings agency Moody’s on Friday (March 23).
Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘sorry’ over Cambridge Analytica ‘breach’ – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network “made mistakes” that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by a political consultancy.
Faf now wants to score runs, not attend hearings – The Proteas skipper hopes to – like his troops – focus on cricket in a vital third Test against Australia.
Smith slams decision to overturn Rabada ban – Australia captain Steve Smith has criticised the decision to overturn the ban that will allow Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada to play in the third Test at Newlands, starting today
Here are some amazing benefits of salt – You’re aware that it raises blood pressure, causes obesity and heart disease but did you know it salt does have quite a few benefits?