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

NSRI

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River  –  “Despite an extensive sea, air and shoreline search, no sign of the teenager has been found,”

Tonight at  Dune Ridge – Call now to book

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.

Courts

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.

Public Protector

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 

Politics

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.

Eskom

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.

International

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

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”.

Sport

Is this tournament tainted  –  Never work with animals, small babies and 1400km-wide typhoons.

Cricket – India vs South Africa – 2nd Test Live Scoring

Weather

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.

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Chained Tortoises investigated by SPCA Assisi in Sea Vista

SPCA Assisi received information that tortoises were being kept on chains in St Francis Township. Inspector Tany Keyzer went to investigate.On Tuesday, 01 October 2019, Inspector Tanya Keyzer consulted with Adriaan le Roux, Nature...

Operation Save Escaped Elephant From Being Killed

Mount Camdeboo orchestrates specialist translocation operation to save escaped elephant from being killedAn African elephant bull that escaped an Eastern Cape game reserve for a second time in recent weeks was on Thursday set to be...

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Project:

Sea Rescue presented the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban last week.NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew...

One fatality and three survivors after boat capsizes

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Noordhoek on Saturday morning .NSRI rescue swimmers in a sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, the EMS Aeromed 3 helicopter, Gardmed...

Big Wave Surfer Matt Bromley Is On A Mission

Donkey Bay – Cape Town big wave surfer Matt Bromley recently had an epic trip to Donkey Bay in Namibia, and scored some epic waves at this elusive, world-class destination. The waves weren’t as big or as heavy as first expected, but...

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 who had also undergone training provided by municipal services. The essential equipment has...

New Chairman for St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum

A report on St Francis Crime Spotter Facebook announced that David Truter, a St Francis Property Owner (SFPO) committee member is to replace long serving Nigel Aitken as Chairman of the of the St Francis Bay Sector.Truter is the SFPO ...

Search for teenager feared drowned in Swartkops River

NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated yesterday (Thursday 10th October) following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartkops River Mouth, Port Elizabeth.THree  local male teenagers were reported to be swimming when they were...

St Francis Oktoberfest 2019 Is Upon Us

Cape St Francis  - Oktoberfest is almost here – bring your German gear and join us for an Unter, Mitte or Uber time! St Francis Bay loves a good party, and what better way than to celebrate with beer! The annual St Francis Oktoberfest...

Semifinalists Set at the Roxy Pro France

SEIGNOSSE / HOSSEGOR / CAPBRETON, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France (Tuesday, October 8, 2019) - The Roxy Pro France resumed yesterday and completed the Quarterfinals in excellent, six foot plus waves on the outside peak of La Nord to...

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