St Francis Today
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Please save water! Our water resources are critically low.
Tickets are still available for the talk by Lesley Smailes on the 10 years she spent living in an American cult and the path it has taken to heal herself. The talk is being held at Dune Ridge on Thursday 22nd March and will be followed by tea / coffee and scrumptious goodies that are a landmark of Sarah Jane’s hospitality at Dune Ridge. Tickets are R150 and proceeds go to St Francis Animal Rescue.
St Francis Gals excel at 3-Beach Swim in PE. Amica took a first, Chane a third and Debbi continues her incredible recovery from illness in her quest for Triathlon fame. Well done ladies for flying the St Francis flag high and proud.
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
87-year-old dies while surfing in Jeffreys Bay – NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew’ were activated following reports of a surfer appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Jeffreys Bay on yesterday (Sunday) day morning.
Security review after another cyclist attacked – An emergency meeting between police, security companies and municipal officials was called yesterday following another attack on a triathlete training on the Ironman route.
Mayor Trollip could be ousted earlier than expected – Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip and other DA leaders are set to be removed from their positions earlier than thought, if the EFF and other opposition parties have their way.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
The ANC’s reluctant prodigal son remains illusive – In the imagination of a section of the nation, at least, and in the self-imagination of the ANC in particular, there seems to be a recurring vision of a bereft Julius Malema standing outside the gates of Luthuli House.
Maimane nominated unopposed for DA leader ahead of DA federal congress – Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has been nominated unopposed to retain his position as DA federal leader ahead of the party’s federal congress.
ANC: Facing charges, can Zuma still split the party? – On Friday Advocate Shaun Abrahams did the only thing he could possibly do and said that the National Prosecuting Authority would go ahead with the case against former President Jacob Zuma.
Theft and vandalism threatens Cape Town’s water security – Theft and vandalism at aquifer drilling sites and of general water infrastructure in Cape Town is compromising water security, the City said on Sunday.
Business, Money & Economy
Ramaphosa lifts businesses spirits, says Koseff – President Cyril Ramaphosa is, through his engagement with the business community, instilling confidence in the country’s economic trajectory, says the Investec chief executive.
In his first public comments on the nerve agent attack, the Russian president says Moscow is ready to work with the UK government
Putin Wins Russia’s Presidential Election In Landslide Victory: Exit Poll – The victory extends his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years.
Arnold Palmer Invitational: Rory McIlroy wins first event since 2016 – The 28-year-old Northern Irishman carded an eight-under-par 64 to finish on 18-under, three ahead of Bryson DeChambeau at Bay Hill.
Video Games for Kids
Lisa Trollip’s blog fortsandfairies is a treasure chest for young gaming enthusiasts. – “I’m loving the Nintendo Switch, both for it’s parental control options as well as the great game line-up for the console.