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Friday 8th December 2017

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Friday – Today’s News sponsored by

Chas Everett Properties - St Francis Bay
Local & Coastal News
St Francis Rocks this weekend - All the news is a couple of paragraphs for a quick read including Bobbies on Bikes

An Amazing Race for the Environment - The Christmas holiday will start with something different at St Francis Links - they call it the Par 3 Amazing Race.    It’s a combination of crazy golf and an environmental treasure hunt,

WATCH: Nelson Mandela Bay launches summer season safety plan - Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Thursday launched the summer season safety plan and for the first time the metro will be having metro police officers on bicycles to monitor the city's beachfronts. 

International News

- As hundreds of Palestinians take to the streets, the international criticism of the US President's decision continues.

Sport

Blitzboks bank on experience - Chris Dry, South Africa's second most capped player ever, has played in 304 matches and admits that the experience in the squad is a big bonus.

National News

'God is weeping over Donald Trump': Archbishop Tutu on Jerusalem move - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Ramaphosa: I believe Khwezi was raped - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa believes Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo‚ also known as Khwezi, was raped.

Jacques Pauw 'will cooperate' as police summon him over book - The South African Police Service has asked to meet with author Jacques Pauw over his controversial book, The President's Keepers

I won’t be silenced: Kasrils hits back at ‘intimidation’ by security agency’s Fraser - Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils won’t “succumb to intimidation by the security services” by keeping silent on state capture and corruption.

Zim finance minister cuts government spending - Zimbabwe’s Finance and Economic Development Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, on Thursday, said he would cut government expenses in the new year in line with efforts to grown the country’s economy

Evicted white Zim farmer 'was victim of racial discrimination, greed and abuse of power' - Zimbabwe's new government ordered Thursday that land confiscated from a white farmer to give to an ally of former president Robert Mugabe must be returned.

A Friday Chuckle – No matter how often you see this it’s funny

THURSDAY – Today’s News sponsored by

Seeff Properties - St Francis Bay
Local & Coastal News

Safe and happy boating on Kromme and St Francis Bay Canals - The holiday season has arrived and the Kromme Joint River Committee wishes to welcome all visitors and particularly those who will be boating and skiing on the Kromme River over this period

Early closure of municipal paypoints and Traffic Department - The Kouga Traffic Department,  municipal paypoints and accounts section will be closing earlier than usual this coming today - Friday, 8 December

No name change for Rhodes University following council vote - The council of Rhodes University has voted against a name change for the institution citing financial constraints.

International News

- Tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate as their homes have been burnt to the ground in southern California.

- The declaration is hailed as a "historic day" by Israel but other countries condemn the move amid fears it could lead to violence.

Sport

Bok skipper 2018: A five-way race? - Whether or not besieged head coach Allister Coetzee somehow survives into the Rassie Erasmus era as director of rugby, the Springbok captaincy comes back into sharp focus for next year’s international season.

 

National News

Steinhoff skeletons emerge - “The directors are confidant that they will be able to defend these actions successfully and that the potential impact on the group will not be material.”

Pressure mounts for Naspers as MultiChoice faces fires on multiple fronts - With MultiChoice accused of having essentially “bought” government policy over digital encryption to benefit its business, calls for investigations are heaping up both locally and internationally.

'Enough evidence for Brown to step in, halt further abuse at Eskom' - This is according to inquiry chairwoman Zukiswa Rantho‚ who was speaking at the end of the proceedings of the inquiry for 2017.

Hector Pieterson Photographer Wants To Sue Selborne College - Sam Nzima, the photographer who took the iconic picture of a dying Hector Pieterson in 1976, is seeking legal advice over the infamous schoolboy parody.

Selebano tells Life Esidimeni hearings he was scared of Qedani Mahlangu - The doctor claimed there was no space to differ sharply with his superiors and differences also caused strain in relationships.

The ANC can't be saved: opposition parties - The leaders of four opposition parties - whose coalition governs three of the country's metros - say it doesn't matter who is elected ANC leader next week, the governing party can't be saved.

UK must cut ties with Zuptas, probe all SA SOEs’ London bank accounts - In the House of Lords yesterday, Lord Peter Hain has turned up the heat on the Zuptas’ global money laundering network.

 

WEDNESDAY – Today’s News sponsored by

Chas Everett Properties - St Francis Bay
Inhabit Architects St Francis Bay
Local (coastal) News

NMB Dam Levels - Recent rain had little impaact Churchill up from 20.42% t 20.82%. Water is still at critical levels PLEASE SAVE WATER

St Francis Today unavailable for a period yesterday - An unexplained technical glitch put St Francis Today offline for much of yesterday so we repeat the "Thumbs Up Quaysyde" article-

Geliefde oud-inwoner van St Francisbaai, Dinks Liebenberg oorlede - Dinks Liebenberg, is vroeg Saterdagoggend 2 Desember 2017 in Grahamstad op die ouderdom van 95 oorlede

International News

- Police believe that the plan was to launch an improvised explosive device at Downing Street and in the ensuing chaos attack and kill Theresa May, the Prime Minister.

How many remember her the scandal -

Sport

Selection mistakes happen - Allister - Springbok coach Allister Coetzee admits he has made mistakes, but not ever on purpose or because he “doesn’t know what is going on.”

National News

Tummy bug explosion hits SA - Health officials are trying to isolate the source of food-borne disease listeriosis, which has infected around 557 people and killed at least 36 this year,

South Africans take back your country - Graça Machel - South Africans must choose a new crop of leaders that will stand with those who liberated the country, late president Nelson Mandela's wife Graça Machel said.

David Mabuza: The Master Political Entrepreneur - The Mpumalanga premier created the mould of political entrepreneurship more readily associated with President Jacob Zuma.

Parliament may approach courts over Makwakwa’s tax probe - Parliament’s standing committee on finance may approach a high court to see whether it could compel South African Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane to answer questions about an investigation

Anoj Singh sent packing from Eskom inquiry - Suspended Eskom CFO Anoj Singh was sent packing from Parliament's inquiry into state capture at the power utility after he failed to provide his documentation to the committee in time.

O’Sullivan team opens criminal docket against Jacob Zuma, Myeni, Guptas and Co. - Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan and his legal consultant Sarah-Jane Trent have moved to open a criminal docked against the President of the Republic as well as his cohorts.

TUESDAY – Today’s News sponsored by

Pam Golding Properties - St Francis Bay
Local (coastal) News

Quaysyde gets thumbs up from St Francis community - Amazing response to 'Dave & Goliath' - Judging by the number of comments posted in response to the ‘David & Goliath’ news yesterday morning, it seems ludicrous that the court action was ever even considered

Recycling over the holidays - The Council has provided two skips in the municipal yard strictly for cans and glass bottles.

International News

- Almost 400,000 people had signed a petition calling for the Defence Secretary to grant Kevin and Dazz a reprieve.

Mugabe's daughter building mansion on property set aside for school - The builders, described by police guarding the site as Chinese, fled with their equipment, including bulldozers, after the Coup d'état earlier this month.

Sport

Too early to predict future Tiger glory - When Tiger Woods tees up next year he will be at an age at which few have dominated, but that will not stop the PGA Tour hype machine and others from promoting his appearance

National News

Suspended Eskom CFO to appear before parly inquiry on Tuesday - Suspended Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh will on Tuesday appear before the parliamentary inquiry into illicit dealings at the power utility

Zuma and Mahlobo knew about Arthur Fraser’s rogue intelligence programme - Former Minister of State security, David Mahlobo, and President Jacob Zuma were aware that Arthur Fraser was a key suspect in two damning and confidential reports

Nelson Mandela funeral: 'Millions misspent - South Africa's corruption watchdog has found officials misused millions of dollars during Nelson Mandela's funeral four years ago.'

Kruger Gold As Buck Runs Into Lions - We often see lions working hard for its next meal, but in a video shared by Latest Sightings, getting dinner couldn’t be easier for a pride of lions that had a buck run right into them.

 

Dlamini-Zuma victorious in KwaZulu-Natal - Dlamini-Zuma’s slate will not be entirely pleased with the numbers as it showed Ramaphosa had made good inroads in KwaZulu-Natal.

Lawyers expose Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as political pawn - Former public protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela was always going to be a tough act to follow. She focused the spotlight on the abuse of state funds and the role of the Gupta and Zuma families in graft. 

Monday – Today’s News sponsored by

Girls Pamper night out at Cape St Francis Resort
Local (coastal) News

St Francis Today launches 2017 Holiday Season Event calendars - Mobile Friendly so you can read it on your phone or tablet

David slays Goliath in the "Battle of the St Francis Canals" - Judgement on long-standing vendetta against Nevil Hulett & Quaysyde Restaurant organized by Gauteng residents advocate dismissed with costs

St Francisicians on a winning streak - Cape St Francis resident wins age group in Nelson Mandele Bay 51/50 African Triathlon Series and other SF's excel

International News

Jordan urges US not to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital - Jordan's foreign minister has warned the US of "dangerous consequences" if it recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Sport

Senatla, Kwagga in love with sevens all over again - They will continue to pursue their XV ambitions and push for national selection in that code as well, but for now Seabelo Senatla and Kwagga Smith just loves being Blitzbokke

 

National News

Experts weigh in on matters of the heart in honour of Chris Barnard - December 3 marks the 50th anniversary of the pioneering operation in which Barnard transferred the heart of a person who had died of a head injury to Louis Washkansky, 5

Hamilton Naki: Unsung hero behind SA's first heart transplant 50-years on - Behind South Africa’s first and successful human to human heart transplant 50 years ago lies an unsung hero, self-taught medical assistant Hamilton Naki.

ANC insiders reveal plan to block Ramaphosa at elective conference - Ramaphosa appears to be headed for victory at the ANC national elective conference, but he may not get to occupy the hot seat if his opponents disrupt the conference.

Four things to know about ADeC, Makhosi Khoza’s new party - Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza announced last week that she would start her own politically party, African Democratic Change (ADeC), for disillusioned voters of the ANC.

Cost key factor for SA energy projects, minister says - South Africa will study the cost of power generation from various projects and expects to announce a decision on new renewable sources by December 7, 

 

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