St Francis Today
Friday 11th October
St Francis & Kouga News
Major milestone for St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group – A major milestone was achieved last week when the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group SFDVG) handed over safety wear and equipment to volunteers
New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum – A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter,is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
‘Oom Gideon’ finds 102,000 litres of water in Graaff-Reinet – In the past nine months, he has driven 114,000km finding water for communities ravaged by drought.
Two elderly women found murdered at Port Elizabeth retirement home – Two elderly women were on Thursday found killed at a retirement village in Port Elizabeth.
ANC, DA united over ousting of embattled Nelson Mandela Bay mayor – Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani is unlikely to survive the motion of no confidence against him next Tuesday, with the ANC and DA – who hold the majority in council
Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River – “Despite an extensive sea, air and shoreline search, no sign of the teenager has been found,”
National & African News
US Treasury imposes sanctions on Guptas, Salim Essa – The U.S. Treasury on Thursday sanctioned three members of the Gupta family, friends of former South African President Jacob Zuma
PICS, VIDEO: A Lambo, and other luxury cars seized during Gumede and Co raid – Numerous luxury cars have been seized, with their value adding up to several million rand.
PICS & VIDEO: Truck crashes into 20 cars at KZN shopping centre parking lot – A truck driver and two other people were lucky to survive a horrific accident after a truck crashed into multiple cars in the parking lot
Metro police close 16 churches in Joburg – The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has closed 16 churches since January for contravening the city’s by-laws.
Gordhan not taking Survé outburst lying down – A raid on the offices of Iqbal Survé’s Sekunjalo Investment Holdings on 9 October 2019 saw a grandstanding Survé hurling accusations he may soon regret.
Not a single criminal charge has yet been laid over the VBS scandal – Some of the managers are currently serving suspensions, but no criminal charges have been laid in spite of municipalities having lost more than R1.2 billion.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s big fat fishing expedition for Radebe Report – When the story of how the capture of the state during the Zuma years is finally written, it will show just how much we need to celebrate the sheer incompetence of some of those deployed
EXCLUSIVE | Spies’ secret listening device disappeared before ANC elective conference, reappeared after – In the weeks leading up to the ANC’s national elective conference at Nasrec in December 2017, a sophisticated listening device went missing from the highly secure State Security Agency’s (SSA) headquarters
Mixed bag for DA as its federal executive meets ahead of federal council – The DA will sit for its first of two crucial meetings on Friday that could change the shape and direction of the party going forward.
Fixing Eskom: Home truths and unavoidable actions – It is late in the day, but there is, at last, an energetic focus from government and other players on finding a solution to Eskom’s problems.
Business, Money & The Economy
Micro-enterprises to get a boost from changes to procurement rules – Government is looking to change procurement regulations to make it easier for micro-businesses to implement projects.
US warns Turkey of red lines as Syria offensive death toll mounts – Senior US official says invasion endangers allies in fight against terror as Turkish president hits back at critics of operation
Brexit secretary returns to Brussels after ‘promising’ UK-Ireland talks – Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay is to meet the EU’s chief negotiator later – after Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart agreed they could “see a pathway to a possible deal”.
Europe eyes improved ‘space weather’ resilience – It’s a mission that would monitor the Sun for the type of energetic outbursts that can interfere with everyday activities on Earth.