St Francis Today
News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Please save water! Our water resources are critically low.
ENVIRONMENTAL TALK – DATE: Wed 14th March 2018 – TIME: 15h15 – VENUE: St Francis United Church, cnr St Francis Drive, and Walton Rd – SPEAKER: Prof Tristram Wooldridge – FORMAT: Talk to be followed by wine and snacks – COST: R50 per person
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
Trollip’s open letter to Malema – Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip has extended an invitation to EFF leader Julius Malema to “come and see for yourself” how well the Metro was thriving under the DA-coalition government.
Eastern Cape Mighty Men conference a huge success – A crowd of thousands of men and youngsters from various backgrounds descended on the conference venue, Plaas Geelhoutboom, just outside Humansdorp.
New phone system for Kouga – Kouga Municipality is busy upgrading its PABX (private automatic branch exchange) telephone system as part of the institution’s efforts to improve its communications infrastructure.
Oos-Kaap se Dorp van die Jaar – Dorp van Drome, die Kouga Besigheidsforum en Kouga-munisipaliteit moedig graag almal aan om vir Jeffreysbaai te stem in vanjaar se Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar-kompetisie.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
‘What is government’s plan for land?’ – Ramaphosa to face questions in Parliament – President Cyril Ramaphosa is to face some testing questions in Parliament on Wednesday during his first quarterly question session
SA hastens title deed handover to poor homes – South Africa’s Treasury plans to speed up the transfer of ownership of homes worth R180 billion ($15 billion) to about one million poor people from April
Duduzane, Dudu Myeni and Guptas to be summoned to testify – The issuing of summons is the last resort of the committee ‘as their invitations to testify have been ignored.’
What really led to world’s worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – South Africa was ill prepared for this devastating food safety outbreak. It is perhaps a reflection of the weaknesses in the whole food system.
DA in the age of Ramaphoria: A tale of internal confusion – Two blunders within the last week from the Democratic Alliance tell the story of an opposition party struggling to communicate a coherent message on the country’s most charged issue: land.
Business, Money & Economy
Job-creating renewables deal stalled by Numsa, Zuma-backer ‘Transform RSA’ – A South African court granted an urgent order preventing the state-owned power utility from signing 27 contracts with independent power producers,
Stephen Hawking Dead: Famed Scientist Dies At 76 – “We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe,” Hawking once remarked, “and for that, I am extremely grateful.”
Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russia warning – Sacked US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned of Russia’s “troubling behaviour and actions” in a parting statement after being fired by President Donald Trump.
Small children are most at risk – The year was 1918. The world was in the grip of the Spanish Flu. South Africa was the fifth hardest-hit country, with 500 000 fatalities.