News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
St Francis Today Tuesday 15th May
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blo
Incident free season on Kromme – Kromme Joint River Committee thank boating enthusiasts and ask that they continue to use the river in a responsible manner
Chilling countdown to Mother’s Day murder of mom – Calendar marked before son kills mother, wounds sister and gasses himself
Dam Levels continue to fall – SAVE WATER: 50 LITRES PER PERSON PER DAY – As drought conditions prevail, residents are asked to limit their usage to 50 litres of water per person per day.
Heavy rain for eastern parts of SA – But not in the Easern Cape
Balindlela dumps the DA to rejoin the ANC – Former Eastern Cape premier Nosimo Balindlela has dumped the DA and rejoined the ANC.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Withdrawal of SA Ambassador to Israel ‘outrageous – The South African Jewish Board of Deputies and the SA Zionist Federation say this is a victory only for extremism in the Middle East.
Govt can’t afford rapid land release – expert – An expert says the government does not have the financial resources needed to back up its call for rapid land release.
North West rebellion among the last as Cyril cracks the whip – If you thought ANC-run provinces “going rogue” prior to the ruling party’s elective conference in December last year was aberrant, take a look at North West Province today.
Cape Town council bins planned 55% water tariff hike – The Cape Town City Council said on Monday, it would do away with plans for punitive water tariff increases of 55% for households who consume more than six kilolitres a month.
Bathabile Dlamini says only Parliament can hold ministers accountable, not courts – Bathabile Dlamini, said it would be unconstitutional for the courts to hold government executives to account by mulcting them in personal costs orders for legal action.
Apartheid was not a crime against humanity – AfriForum CEO – AfriForum’s CEO says apartheid was not a crime against humanity.
Former President Zuma back in court – For his previous appearance, thousands gathered to support the infamous former president.
Business, Money & Economy
New Transnet board appointed as Gordhan cleans house – In a statement issued on Monday night‚ Gordhan said: “Transnet is facing serious allegations of maladministration and corruption.
Gaza violence: Israel defends actions as 55 Palestinians killed – In the deadliest day of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war, Palestinian officials say Israeli troops have killed 55 people and wounded 2,700.
Kevin Anderson keeps rising – South Africa’s leading tennis player reaches a career high world ranking.
No saviour in sight for Kings as German billionaire bails – The Southern Kings may have to wait a while longer before finding suitable financial backing.
Why eating a full plate is important if you want to lose weight – Attaining a sufficient feeling of fullness to avoid getting hungry between meals is key to losing weight, say scientists