St Francis Today
Friday 18th October
St Francis & Kouga News
STAGE ONE LOAD SHEDDING SO WE ARE SPARED TODAY
Get a motivational lift before the season – II you are feeling a little out of sorts and confused in a world that seems in total turmoil and would like a little motivational lift
Elderly Jeffreys Bay couple attacked in farm house – Police are investigating a case of house robbery after five armed men stormed into a farm house and attacked an elderly couple in Smithtown area outside Jeffreys Bay
Climate change takes root in Jeffreys Bay – Delegates at the first-ever international climate change workshop to be hosted in Kouga have left a little piece of themselves in Jeffreys Bay.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Mohair worth millions plundered in hijacking – A consignment of Mohair valued at between R1.2m and R2.5m was stolen during a late-night hijacking in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
SAPS rubbishes claim that NMB council meeting cancelled on police advice – Eastern Cape police refuted claims on Thursday that a Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting was called off based on advice from police.
‘They are cowards, we will not run away’ – DA’s Bhanga after Bobani no-confidence motion canned – Opposition parties looking to remove Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani attempted for two hours to force through a cancelled council sitting,
Jeep Leaders Medina and Moore Lead the Way on in Pro Portugal – The MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the penultimate stop on the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), launched today in wind-affected three-to-five foot surf at Supertubos
National & African News
Nicholas Ninow given maximum sentence for child rape – Judge Mokhine Mosopa handed down a life sentence to convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow on Thursday afternoon in the High Court in Pretoria.
‘Restaurants creep me out’: 7-year-old girl relives rape ordeal in nightmares – The seven-year-old girl who Nicholas Ninow admitted to raping has nightmares about him every night.
Videos of ex-Bishops sex-scandal teacher uploaded to porn site – Videos allegedly showing former Bishops teacher and water polo coach Fiona Viotti scantily clad in bed have been uploaded to a popular free porn streaming site.
Fashion, drugs lure kids into abalone smuggling: police ombud – ‘Even if the local police wanted to act on poaching, they would be outnumbered because of severe under-staffing
Load-shedding downgraded to stage 1 on Friday – South Africans can brace themselves for stage 1 load-shedding on Friday, Eskom’s acting CEO Jabu Mabuza said on Thursday.
‘I support the president’ on economic reforms, Mabuza declares – ‘I do believe in the process of restructuring Eskom,’ Mabuza answered when asked if he agreed with the proposed unbundling of the utility.
Eskom in court bid to raise electricity prices 16% to recover R69bn cash bailout — and to raise another R34bn – Immediately before plunging the country into further power rationing, Eskom took its regulator to court demanding more money to keep going.
Waiting in the wings: Billy Downer’s long wait is finally over – Senior State advocate Billy Downer would rather be sitting on the stoep of his holiday home in Simon’s Town, drinking a gorgeous red wine with his husband
DA goes to council over its future, with Zille placed as frontrunner for key post – The DA determines its future from Saturday as the battle for its heart and soul plays out in the election of the chairperson
DA’s CEO Paul Boughey resigns – The CEO of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Paul Boughey resigned on Thursday, ahead of the party’s crucial federal council at the weekend.
Business, Money & The Economy
The walls close in around Iqbal Survé as BDO severs ties – In a move reminiscent of the start of the decline of the Gupta empire, Iqbal Survé’s long-time auditors have dumped him. Except he claims, he dumped them.
87% believe their organisation needs better leaders – survey – About 87% of respondents in a survey conducted by Deloitte Consulting believe their organisation does not have the right leaders in place to face disruption.
Load shedding: How did it suddenly get to this? – The numbers make for grim reading.
Turkey to suspend Syria offensive ‘to allow Kurdish withdrawal’ – Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw.
Boris Johnson plays numbers game after securing Brexit deal – PM insists he is ‘very confident’ his deal will be approved by parliament on Saturday
Springboks Geared For ‘100MPH’ Game – South Africa acknowledged that they face a massive tactical battle when they take on hosts Japan in a quarterfinal in Tokyo on Sunday.
England vs Australia: It’s like playing poker – Jones and Cheika played in the same pack at Sydney club side Randwick before finding greater fame as coaches than they did as forwards who never won a Test cap for Australia between them.
This & That
How plastic bags were supposed to help save the planet – The plastic carrier bag has become something of a symbol for the problems caused by plastic pollution.