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Wednesday 16th January

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Cape St Francis, South Africa WEATHER

Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape  & South Coast) + Blog

CAPE ST FRANCIS POWER INTERRUPTION TODAY – The power supply to Cape St Francis will be interrupted today (16 January) from 8am to 1pm for essential repair work to be done. Residents are reminded to treat all electrical points as live during this time..  

Successful Charity Days, Beautiful Weddings, Great shows for nearly 1100 guests – ABBA ruled! –  A great holiday season for St Francis Links accoring to Santa

More support for Xolobeni’s resistance to mining exploration – Mantashe is set to visit the volatile Xolobeni community in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday in a bid to engage the community on mining and economic development prospects in the area.

National (South Africa & Africa) News

At least six dead in terror attack on upmarket Nairobi hotel complex – Gunfire was still ringing out sporadically beyond nightfall, hours into the attack.

As SA policing fails, private security steps in — but at a cost  – The private security industry dwarfs the South African Police Service in size, with well over twice as many private security officials as police officers.

‘You’ve got 30 minutes until that fire is on you’ – Chilling escape for Hermanus centre’s disabled patients – These were the chilling words that came over the rural safety watch group last Friday afternoon as a massive fire roared towards Camphill Farm 

Lesufi urges community to find robbers who cleaned out mega-school – The state-of-the-art mega-school was handed over to the community of Tsakane amid much fanfare on the first day of school on Wednesday, January 9.

WATCH: 3 dead, internet still down as Zim tightens crackdown over protests – Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said on Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests

WATCH | Fiery death: Mob sets alleged robber on fire in Joburg WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS

Business, Money & Economy

SAA hires Vusi Pikoli to clean up its mess – Pikoli is currently an adviser to the state security minister and was suspended as NPA boss by Thabo Mbeki in 2007

Google South Africa’s tax mystery – Reuters recently reported that Google moved €19.9 billion (R317 billion) through a Dutch shell company to Bermuda in 2017.

South Africans love their (mini) SUVs – Relative affordability and fuel economy drive demand for mini sports utility vehicles.

International News

MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal and a no confidence vote will be debated and held on Wednesday.

SPORT

Wilf Rosenberg dies in Israel – The extraordinary life of Wilf Rosenberg was ended by a stroke on Monday, 14 January 2019. He was 84.

Blood Moon

Total lunar eclipse to produce rare ‘Blood Moon’ – A rare total lunar eclipse, which will produce a rare ‘Blood Moon’, is expected on Monday next week – and will be partially visible in South Africa.

Kouga Enjoys Bumper Season

Compliments have been pouring in for Kouga Municipality in the wake of a successful festive season.While the overall visitor tally is...

A Caring Community

Community joins in to search for missing petThe St Francis Animal Loving Community came together yesterday when a group searched an area...

When Four Pounds earned 8p

Movie Ticket Prices Set To RocketAn article in ‘MyBroadBand’ titled ‘Massive movie ticket price hikes in South Africa’ prompted me to...

Blues and a Picnic

Blues on the River Picnic with Gerald Clark After touring Eastern Europe for a several years Gerald Clark is bringing his band from the...

Recycling – a success story

Make it a permanent Recycling Facility Please Mr MayorThe temporary recycling depot proved a huge success over the season. It was...

Cell C Goodwave Surf Contest Surfers Names Announced

St Francis & JBay Surfers in lineup The event organisers of the 2019 Cell C Goodwave have announced the invited surfers for the...

R2000 reward for missing dog

Much loved Oakley missing in RebelsrusSt Francis Animal Rescue has asked St Francis Today to publish this plea for anyone who may have...

Meths arrest in JBay

Police arrests suspects with over R300,000 TikPolice arrested four suspects in possession of crystal methamphetamine  (commonly known as...

And so it is back to work

As a great season draws to a close, a happy, wonderful and successful 2019 to all SFT readers!After 13 days not following the news at...

Lyons Group Yellowtail December Competition

News from Port St Francis Ski Boat And Yacht Club 23 boats with 87 anglers, 14  Juniors and 4 Ladies.The competition was run over 2 days...

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