News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
St Francis Today Monday 23rd April
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Haydn Holmes is this week’s hero – Congratulations Haydn for your epic Freedom Robben Island swim. Haydn was the fastest in the wetsuit division in 15 degree water with a time of 1 hour 30 mins. More tomorrow as we had another St Francis Swimmer in action in PE.
Local writer captures region in his books – AT first glance, it would be hard to think of a less likely corrupter of the country’s laws than Bartle Logie (82).
Man escapes with life after shark tears hole in paddle-ski – A Plettenberg man is lucky to be alive after a giant shark bit a hole in his paddle-ski at Robberg Beach on Sunday morning‚ knocking him off the ski into the water.
Armed Robbers chased by police near Van Stadens bridge – Three suspects were arrested. A large amount of jewellery which included gold chains, rings, platinum jewellery and cell phones was found inside the vehicle.
Iconic Pollocks honed skills in Mill Park ‘tests’ – Little did they know some 66-years-ago that their neighbourhood cricket games with two young brothers would see the emergence of a pair of Port Elizabeth’s most iconic sports sons.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Black businessmen in landmark court case over k-word – Two prominent businessmen will go head to head on Monday in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in what is expected to result in a landmark ruling on racism between two black men.
Beaten Moses Mabhida stadium guard ‘seriously injured, but stable’ – A security guard who was beaten up during a violent breakout at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban is in stable condition, paramedics said on Sunday.
Zuma’s ‘baby mama’ made to resign – Nonkanyiso Conco, the 24-year-old who recently gave birth to Jacob Zuma’s baby, has resigned from the leadership of a young women’s empowerment organisation
Makhosi Khoza’s Resignation Signals “New Dawn” For Party, Says ADeC – “Makhosi Khoza had presented herself as the supreme leader of the party by making dictatorial decisions which had put the party into disrepute,” said Masilela.
Business, Money & Economy
Steinhoff acknowledges a governance failure in Wiese transactions – Steinhoff’s commercial director, Louis du Preez, acknowledged to shareholders at the company’s AGM on Friday that there had been a governance failure
Oil price hike predicted as Trump blasts OPEC – Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh said Friday the global market has the capacity to absorb higher oil prices, drawing a swift reaction from US President Donald Trump
Naked gunman kills four in Nashville Waffle House – A nude gunman has killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville in the US state of Tennessee, police say.
Boult’s jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe – Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the “greatest ever” during an Indian Premier League match.
Is your kitchen Winter-ready? 8 essential tips for the chilly months – You’ve heard about the big Spring clean? Well, now is the time to get your kitchen ready for winter!