St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Wednesday 21st November
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Tops are Tops and Fill her Up! – Some local news on awards and a fuel warning
Traditional Storyteller for KougaBook Festival Author Day – Added author a reason to bring the kids!
Scientists stumble on new crab species in Eastern Cape forest – A new crab species has been discovered in the forests of the Eastern Cape.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Germany gives #ThuliMadonsela its national merit award – Former public protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela was on Tuesday awarded the Order of Merit of the German Federal Republic by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Jacob Zuma throws in with Tom Moyane in Constitutional Court case – Former president Jacob Zuma has backed up axed South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane’s legal challenge in the Constitutional Court
Momentum caves in, to pay R2.4m to Ganas in revolution for life insurance industry – The company says it has taken a decision to pay out for victims of violent crime regardless of other technicalities.
Why many poachers get away with it, and a crisis on hand – The environmental criminal justice system desperately needs more capacity or it could collapse entirely, the environmental affairs department says.
‘I refused to schedule a meeting with the Gupta family’ – Gordhan tells #StateCaptureInquiry – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says an invitation he received Gupta Sun City wedding found its “way into the waste basket, where it belonged”.
Deconstructing Gordhan’s testimony: Everything you need to know – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan continued with his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture
Politics of distraction at play as EFF drowns out Gordhan’s testimony – Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan says that the fight against corruption is being hamstrung by the politics of disruption.
Business, Money & Economy
Public enterprises fails to rein in its errant state charges – Government will be investing R368bn in SOEs over the next three years
Companies urged to register cannabis trademarks as pot takes root – Global companies who plan to diversify or launch their cannabis products have been advised to identify their consumer base, create their brand and file a trademark ahead of the competition.
Tutu awards peace prize to US school shooting survivors – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Tuesday awarded the annual International Children’s Peace Prize to a US organisation advocating gun control
Trump defends Saudi Arabia ties despite Khashoggi murder – US President Donald Trump has strongly defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
True Oceans — how warming waters create a fiery feedback loop – As global warming pushes storms and high pressure systems to the south, more greenhouse gases are released from the deep ocean …….