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St Francis Today Thursday 19th April
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Speaker to act as Mayor
Kouga Speaker Horatio Hendricks was elected as acting Executive Mayor at a special Council meeting on Monday. He will be standing in for Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen, who is currently on sick leave. Portfolio Councillor Hattingh Bornman will serve as acting Speaker during this time.
St Francis Today, as we are sure all in Kouga, wish Elza van Lingen a speedy recovery
21-year old Norwegian missing in Sedgefield – An appeal is made for any information that can assist in locating a 21-year old female who has disappeared in Sedgefield.
St Francis Links hosting Seniors – This weekend, top male senior amateur golfers will be arriving in St Francis to compete in the National Senior and Super-Senior Division “A” Inter-Provincial Championships.
St Francis Rotary Makro Golf Day Around the Corner – The annual Rotary Makro Golf Festival in St Francis Bay taking place on Saturday April 28th at St Francis Bay Golf Club.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Man killed in Sandton ‘hit’ linked to R255m Free State contract – A businessman who was gunned down in an apparent hit in Sandton last year can be linked to a questionable R255m “asbestos auditing” contract from the Free State department of human settlements.
Rolling blackouts likely ‘unless Eskom acts within 10 days’ – Major coal supply shortages and an estimated R1.3 trillion overexpenditure on capital projects mean the utility is running at less than 75% efficiency.
Unholy fight over bishop’s support for Jacob Zuma – The National Interfaith Council of South Africa (Nicsa) has distanced itself from remarks made by its KwaZulu-Natal senior religious leader
We’re Here For the 💰💰💰, Ramaphosa Tells London Elite – A bow-tied and black-suited President Cyril Ramaphosa took his charm offensive to London and made it clear South Africa is “open for business”.
US urges Nigeria to change tactics against Boko Haram – Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit.
Business, Money & Economy
Reversing SA’s disinvestment flood into an inward trickle – Cyril’s big challenge – Political futures consultant Daniel Silke says Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC needs to win well at the ballot boxnext year to reassure investors while his “Famous Four” global ambassadors must continue engaging through the brief window opened by our very recent political turnaround.
CEO INTERVIEW: How sick is SAA – and what will it cost to fix it? – SAA’s new CEO Vuyani Jarana left a big position in telecoms to take on the perhaps impossible job of turning SAA around.
Female pilot hailed as ‘American hero’ for landing stricken jet – Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women fighter pilots in the US Navy, was hailed as an American hero on Wednesday for calmly landing a stricken passenger jet after a midair engine explosion that killed a mother-of-two.
WATCH: Death of Queen’s last corgi marks the end of a scrappy dynasty – Reports from the palace say Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is absolutely gutted by the loss of her beloved corgi Willow, the last in a royal line of loyal, nippy dogs
Cricket SA sad to hear about death of Colin Bland – Cricket SA (CSA) said on Tuesday it had heard with sadness of the passing of Colin Bland in London at the age of 80 after a long battle against colon cancer.
CSA hint at interim deal with SACA – CSA are hinting that an interim agreement with the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) may be needed to save the professional game from collapse in this country.
Shirley Cowling sent SFT this article – an inspiration for St Francis –
Coastal village gets drastic in its war on plastic – Maybe it is time for Kromme Enviro-Trust to organise another coastal cleanup day
Billions of straws are thrown away every year, with many ending up in the ocean where they can be eaten by wildlife.