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Friday – Today’s News sponsored by

Local News (St Francis & Kouga)

EXPEDITION AFRICA just 13 days to go - Cape St Francis Resort will play host to 2017's Expedition Africa World Series Adventure Race, where the events headquarters and race village will bring the event to life from 12 May 2017 until 21 May 2017.

Kouga, Eastern Cape prepares for this year's World Series Adventure Race! - The final countdown to Africa's biggest adventure race; Expedition Africa - Baviaans, has begun.

SPORT:
Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko: 'Memory stick mind games won't faze me' - Anthony Joshua has challenged Wladimir Klitschko to "stand up to the power" after the Ukrainian branded him only "a puncher"  According to Supersport programming the fight is not scheduled to be screened. Sadly!

SA's Gift Ngoepe first African player to reach Major League Baseball - Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Gift Ngoepe became the first African-born player to appear in a Major League Baseball game on Wednesday

News from South Africa & Africa

Gordhan praises Ramaphosa, backs state capture inquiry - Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday told CNN that a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture would “clear the air”.

#FreedomDay: Recalling the past with Mandela - Two cabinet members of the country’s first democratically elected government have reflected on the 1994 elections and have given their views of the country’s progress since the historic day.

Terrorism Researcher sceptical over alleged coup plot - A man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate 19 people, including Cabinet members and other prominent South Africans.

PAYING IT FORWARD
LISTEN - A beautiful story - Oh, this is just a feel-good act of kindness! I just love the thought of kind and caring people roaming our streets daily. Hopefully this feel-good story will inspire you to pay it forward in any way possible.

International & Other News:

- Four people have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences as part of a police operation in north west London and Kent.

ECONOMY:

Fuel price rise adds to downgrade woes - The hefty fuel hike of 50c a litre expected next Wednesday is the result of the weakening rand subsequent to the cabinet reshuffle and ratings downgrade.

NUCLEAR:

Nyet: How The Nuclear Judgement Impacts Our Politics - HuffPost's guide to five repercussions after the scrapping of the controversial nuclear acquisition programme.

OPINION:

Angus Buchan Should Not Be Praised And Admired - Is it right for a man, who has been openly homophobic and sexist in statements, to be given such a large platform to continue preaching his views to people?

THURSDAY – Today’s News sponsored by

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WEDNESDAY – Today’s News sponsored by

Local News (St Francis & Kouga)

All quiet before the start of another long weekend. Don't forget the Morning Market on Saturday morning and the Ski Boat Club is holding its annual Tuna Challenge out of the Port starting today. But don't forget the NSRI Open Day at the Port tomorrow 10:00 onwards. NSRI does an amazing job so let's support them!

PE & CAPE COAST:

Clamp down on corruption at Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - Six laptops and more than five boxes of documents have been seized and three officials suspended in yet another high-profile corruption case 

SPORT:

Jake: An overseas 'SA XV' would beat Boks - Former Springbok coach Jake White says the national team cannot afford to not pick overseas-based players.

News from South Africa & Africa

SA is making a 'historic mistake' - Max Du Preez - Proponents of the mantra of “radical economic empowerment” have found a new argument to the question whether it would destroy the South Africa

Zimbabwean ambassador fires back at Mbalula remarks - Zimbabwean ambassador responded to remarks made by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula

Ntlemeza wants restraining order against Police Minister - Former Hawks boss, Berning Ntlemeza has applied for a restraining order against the police minister.

PW Botha is coming back through Zuma – Save SA’s Mkhuseli Jack - Save SA coordinator, Mkhuseli Jack, says they will use national Freedom Day to speak up on matters holding the country to ransom.

International & Other News:

- Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley describes the latest part of their investigation as a "critical piece of work".

ECONOMY:

Wealth tax: Game of hide and seek looms, says economist - The finance ministry has asked for a study into the introduction of an annual wealth tax as the government seeks to boost the standard of living of the black majority.

THE OCEAN:

- he giant mammals are normally known for their loud songs, but the latest discovery shows a new side to their behaviour.

TUESDAY – Today’s News sponsored by

Local News (St Francis & Kouga)

NSRI Open Day and you are invited - This year the National Sea Rescue Institute celebrates 50 years of saving lives at sea. Each Station around the coast will have its own celebration

Rock Royalty in Cape St Francis! - Duncan Faureof RABBIT fame & Mel Botes at The Rock Lilly!  Up close and personal !

NEWS SNIPPETS:
Dr Kaz, (MBChb MF Hom) from Durban, is visiting Dune Ridge Country House on May 11th at 5.30 pm | Prime Timers Get-A-Way | Quiz Night at St Francis Bay Golf Club

Cop describes how Christopher Panayiotou was arrested - The Port Elizabeth High Court was packed on Monday morning as the investigating officer in the Jayde Panayiotou murder case took to the stand.

SPORT:

Faldo says players need rules refresher - British golf great Nick Faldo believes top players need to be "brought up to speed" on the sport's complicated rulebook

News from South Africa & Africa

Court convoy heads to Van Breda house - An in loco inspection will take place at the De Zalze Estate in Stellenbosch, day two of the triple murder trial of Henri van Breda.

SA doctor makes Time's Most Influential People list - South African Dr. Glenda Gray, who is also a Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, made TIME’s The 100 Most Influential People list for her work on HIV.

Interim SABC board will reverse 'stupid decisions' - Tsedu - "A lot of stupid decisions were made without applying intelligence,"

ANC to introduce amended land claims bill in May - The ANC said the Restitution of Land Rights Bill sought to extend the date for lodging a land claim to 30 June 2021.

Protesting for newbies: A how-to guide - When protesters marched to Parliament last week over began singing Kumbaya my Lord, Twitter users erupted with laughter, disbelief and even anger

International & Other News:

North Korea nuclear: White House calls Senate to briefing - In an unusual move, the entire US Senate is being called to the White House for a briefing on North Korea.

- Pro-drug legislation think tank Volte Face says that an online-only market place will cut out dealers and make millions in tax.

CELL PHONE BANKING
Here's how to bank on mobile safely - A recent spike in mobile banking viruses has prompted South African banks to alert customers about safety when banking on mobile. Also read
SIM-swap victims mull legal action against banks

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Monday – Today’s News sponsored by

Local News (St Francis & Kouga)

Protect and save the beautiful Brunsvigia gregaria currently flowering in St Francis - It is that time of the year when one of the special plants of the Kouga area raises its beautiful pink inflorescence

St Francis Open Water Swimming Club celebrates one year anniversary - Even mad dogs and Englishmen would think twice before joining this group of intrepid swimmers.

An article resently published in Surfers Journal on local Jonathan Paarman. A super article originally published in Surfers Journal on local surfer and yacht builder Jonathan Paarman

SPORT:

Whiteley: Maybe the wake-up call Lions needed - How kind the rugby gods have been to the Lions. And they now need to take full advantage.

News from South Africa & Africa

Ramaphosa 'launches' campaign with attack on Zuma, Guptas - Ramaphosa has launched a stinging attack on President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family in a speech that was interpreted as the unofficial launch of his campaign

Buchan leads massive crowd in prayer for SA - Nearly a million Christians from all over South Africa and neighbouring countries descended on Wilde Als Farm, on the outskirts of Bloemfontein to worship the Lord.

Praise for Brown for rejecting R30m pay-out for Molefe - Opposition parties on Sunday praised Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown for rejecting Eskom’s proposal to pay its former CEO Brian Molefe a R30 million pension payout.

Break-in at SABC's parliamentary offices 'stunningly suspicious' - The break-in at the SABC's parliamentary offices and removal of multiple computers is stunningly suspicious,

International & Other News:

Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park - Renowned Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann has been shot and injured in an ambush at her conservation park in central Kenya.

North Korea 'ready to sink' US aircraft carrier Vinson - North Korea is "ready to sink" a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said.

ECONOMY:

Junk-era may drag down housing recovery - The timing of the double-downgrades by S&P Global Ratings and Fitch is unfortunate for the long-struggling housing market.

HEALTH:

Bend It Like Granny - Nanammal is 98 years old and an expert yoga instructor from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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Owing to an unforeseen situation arising last week no news was posted on Tuesday to Friday. We apologise to our readers and trust we can catch you up on some of the happenings this coming week.