St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Friday 21st December
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Boating Guidelines – Guidelines for Boating on Kromme Municipality Rivers and St Francis Bay Canals
Santa on the Canals – Frequently Asked Questions about Santa on the Canals
Enter online for Marina Mile this December – IT is swim time at Marina Martinique on December 30 when the annual Marina Mile will take place in the pristine salt water canals of the upmarket estate in Jeffreys Bay.
Business chamber asks Nersa to stop all new IPPs – The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has asked energy regulator Nersa to stop the roll-out of new independent power producers (IPPs) due to their “catastrophic impact” on Eskom,
National (South Africa & Africa) News
At least 767 dead in vehicle crashes since December 1 – Nzimande – This year’s fatalities are up 16 percent compared with the same period last year.
Motshekga backs Zille, Shilowa says she misses the point – Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has publicly supported Western Cape premier Helen Zille following public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s findings against her.
Baby Daniel’s stepfather found guilty of murder, mother guilty of child abuse, negligence – The judge found that the mother had turned a blind eye to the abuse, as she was afraid of her husband.
KZN mayor denies she is corrupt, vows to take legal action against the media – The mayor of eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal says she is not the corrupt leader she is perceived to be.
Need a ride around Joburg? Meet ‘Mama Tuk-Tuk’ – While tuk-tuks have become a familiar sight on the roads of Johannesburg suburbs such as Sandton and Melville, it is still unusual for the three-wheeled taxis’ drivers to be women.
A sustainable energy transition that works for all? – South Africa’s electricity crisis requires broad participation of people and organisations in different spaces. Not just academics.
Moyane in ConCourt appeal: What have I done wrong? – Tom Moyane has questioned what he has done wrong in an appeal against his dismissal, to the Constitutional Court.
Business, Money & Economy
Govt pensions used to bail out struggling Denel – The state asset manager PIC quietly bought up R2.8 billion in bonds, which was criticised as ‘gambling with the money of pensioners and workers’.
Ferial Haffajee: Is this why Edgars is in so much trouble? – I got my first Edgars card at university, when all I had was a part-time job, with pay that was also part-time.
All flights in and out of Gatwick are suspended as drones have been sighted flying across the airfield.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigns – US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be retiring “with distinction” at the end of February, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday.
WATCH: These 10 insane surf spots is basically like knocking at death’s door – Love a good surf? These waves are among the most revered and feared on the planet.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United players to feel proud again – The 45-year-old, who spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford during his playing career, returned to United this week to take charge until the end of the season