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Thursday 20th September

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

Motorists to drive with caution on the St Francis Side of the Kromme River Bridge. – The road has been damaged by water pipe burst!

Rightful Bay leadership to be revealed on Thursday – The rightful leadership of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will be revealed by the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday.

20 years in jail for ‘arch villain’ in abalone poaching syndicate – A Port Elizabeth abalone syndicate poacher has been sentenced to 20 years in jail by the High Court sitting in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday

National (South Africa & Africa) News

Police launch investigation into k-word rant against Ramaphosa – Police have launched a high-level investigation into a social media racist rant by convicted Durban fraudster and former local councillor Kessie Nair

It was my decision not to stand for Western Cape premiership – Maimane – DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the decision not to stand as the party’s candidate for the Western Cape premiership “wasn’t anybody’s decision, it was his

Gunman in Capitec stand-off taken into custody – A gunman who had locked himself inside the administrative section of the Capitec Bank on Voortrekker Road in Bellville on Wednesday has been taken into custody.

#StateCapture

How the Guptas tore through red tape to hire Indian nationals illegally  – An administrative sleight of hand allowed the Guptas to import and employ foreign labour at the expense of local jobseekers

Mosebenzi Zwane made ‘veiled threats’ to Nedbank on Gupta account closures – The Nedbank Group CEO details how the commercial bank was pressured to reopen bank accounts of Gupta-linked entities.

Business, Money & Economy

Seven insights 10 years after the crash – The root cause of the global financial crisis was easy access to cheap money. The winners, the losers and the lessons.

International News

wo others are badly injured as gusts reach 102mph, bringing down trees and causing havoc on roads, on trains and at airports.

SPORT

Three Bok candidates to fill Willie’s void – The national side’s first-choice fullback seems certain to miss the Rugby Championship’s run-in

Top ICC umpire picks Proteas legend in best ever XI – ICC umpire and former Sri Lanka all-rounder Kumar Dharmasena has named his all-time XI with former Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis the only South African represented.

Cannabis

What Next? ‘We won the battle on cannabis, but the war isn’t over’ – The landmark Constitutional Court judgment on cannabis has created a number of legal grey areas likely to be tested in court as Parliament has two years to define what “personal use” and “private space” mean.

Motorists to drive with caution

Motorists to drive with caution on the St Francis Side of the Kromme River Bridge. The road has been damaged by water pipe burst!...

Canadian delegation empowers Kouga Roleplayers

Canadians also visit Port, Lighthouse & Links A three-day stakeholder engagement workshop on Local Economic Development (LED), hosted by...

South African Team Moves into Medal Contention

South African Team Moves into Medal Contention on Day Three of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan The Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South...

Local Skipper Plays Key Role In Lewis Pugh’s Epic Achievement

Lewis Pugh’s gargantuan achievement assisted by local skipper Some regular readers of St Francis Today, hopefully a lot of readers,...

NSRI Save Man from Surf in JBay

NSRI Save Man from Surf in JBay NSRI Jeffreys Bay lifeguards, having completed a routine training exercise at Pellsrus Beach on...

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest...

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest...

Leading Social Media Law Expert to Speak in St Francis

If there’s one event you cannot afford to miss this year it’s Emma Sadleir’s talk presented by St Francis College at St Francis Links at...

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine at Independent Schools Trail Run The College entered 20 children in the six Independent...

Sea Vista Primary School Achievers

SEA VISTA PRIMARY GIRLS SHINE IN ATHLETICS Five Sea Vista Primary girls were invited to participate in the Sarah Baartman District...

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