St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Friday 16th November
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Grannies Pool II – Closing the Grannies Pool slipway was not as one reader has suggested, a clandestine plot
Emptying of sewer tanks made easy in Kouga – Ward 12 logged the greatest number of service requests through the Kouga Call Centre and Link app in October.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Leaked Treasury letter shows government rifts over NHI – A leaked letter and its annexure specify a number of ‘major problem areas’ and legal concerns with the current version of the National Health Insurance Bill.
Zuma’s corruption co-accused wants permanent stay of prosecution – French arms company, Thales, former president Jacob Zuma’s co-accused in his corruption case, has lodged its application for a permanent stay of prosecution
Unisa staffer who manufactures fake news could face criminal, hate speech charges – A News24 investigation revealed on Thursday that William Ramatseba, 29, a University of South Africa (Unisa) employee, is the creator and owner of Mzansistories.com, a notorious fake news website.
Cape Town councillors sue Maimane for R1m over ‘defamatory remarks” – Five Cape Town councillors who resigned in solidarity with former mayor Patricia de Lille are suing DA leader Mmusi Maimane for R1 million for defamation.
Expropriation bungle: Amid steep political division, constitutional amendment is adopted – The first hurdle to expropriation without compensation was officially passed when Parliament’s constitutional review committee on Thursday adopted its final report
Business, Money & Economy
The science behind Discovery Bank – Interrogating the model, and where Discovery believes it can change behaviour.
As speculation mounts that a no-confidence vote is imminent, the prime minister declares she is “going to see this through”.
Boks Make Six Changes For Scotland Clash – Two personnel changes and two positional switches in the starting lineup, in what promises to be another very tough encounter for the South Africans.
England win Rooney farewaell match – Rooney, winning his 120th cap in a fund-raiser for his charitable foundation, made a 33-minute appearance on a night England showed their appreciation for their 33-year-old record goalscorer.
An evening of fine cuisine and wine with Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – It was when it was announced that there would be no condiments in the table, that I realized we were in for a spendid evening of amazing gourment food.