St Francis Today
News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Please save water! Our water resources are critically low.
BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH – The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds toMarch 15. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. In 44 BC, it became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Pedal & Spoke have just introduced a range of vegan friendly, gluten, sugar and dairy free health smoothies all served in Aroha bowls and topped with sugar free raw granola (Aroha means love in Mãori).
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Proteas visit The Links – 12 of the Proteas including coaches came directly from Durban to us in preparation for their next Test in PE
Garden Route National Park implements Operation Reboot – SANParks teams met in Knysna this week to revisit risks, threats and vulnerabilities to the Garden Route National Park and its visitors.
WATCH | Clover truck looted in PE – A Clover truck which overturned on the R75 towards Uitenhage, after it collided with a motor vehicle, was looted by people who hurriedly made off with the stock on Wednesday. (We are so civilsed and respectful of others property)
Vote for JBay – Jeffreys Bay is one of three finalists in the East Cape leg of the Kwêla Town of the Year (Dorp van die Jaar) competition.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Australia considers visas for white South African farmers – South Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are “persecuted” after an Australian minister said they needed help from a “civilised” country.
Ramaphosa: There Will Be ‘Broad Discussion’ On Expropriation Without Compensation – President Cyril Ramaphosa said the land reform debate should not be reduced to a debate about expropriation without compensation.
Zuma not getting special treatment – NPA head – To inform former president Jacob Zuma about his decision relating to the corruption charges against him is not special treatment,
Ex-editor reveals Jacob Zuma’s role in creating ANN7 – A former ANN7 editor and employee of the Guptas has exposed former president Jacob Zuma’s direct hand in the creation of the controversial news channel.
Zuma says he will pay back money to defend court battles should he lose: Ramaphosa – Former president Jacob Zuma has undertaken to personally pay back the millions of rand spent by the taxpayer to defend his court cases related to corruption charges against him should he lose.
Business, Money & Economy
Second-guessing Cyril on land – John Kane-Berman – Cyril Ramaphosa, we are told, is a master at the “long game”. He thus sat silent for years in Jacob Zuma’s cabinet as his focus was on supplanting him before dealing with corruption.
Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats – The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says.
It’s the Big Easy vs Tiger at next year’s Presidents Cup – South Africa’s golfing legend Ernie Els lands a prestigious gig as he captains the internationals against Tiger Woods’ US team.
What you need to know about salt – It’s #SaltAwareness week and it’s the perfect time to learn more about salt!
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