St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Friday 3rd August
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Sad News – Cape St Francis SANCCOB Closing – SANCCOB Board of Directors has made a difficult but necessary decision to close the SANCCOB Cape St Francis (CSF) Centre
WATCH: Brazen Eastern Cape bakkie thieves make off with entire Sassa ATM – A group of five armed thieves surprised shoppers at a local Spar in Lady Frere as they loaded an entire ATM machine onto the back of a small bakkie.
Plans for new Bay coalition government – Plans are in motion to change the Nelson Mandela Bay government before the end of next week.
Hankey farm attack suspect in court again – The former farm worker who allegedly attacked a woman and her three children in their Hankey farmhouse five months ago has reappeared in court. (Original Story)
Load Shedding, schedule
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Emmerson Mnangagwa remains president of Zimbabwe in first post-Mugabe elections – Nelson Chamisa’s MDC-Alliance has already made it clear they reject the outcome and are likely to challenge it.
Solidarity accepts Eskom wage offer, will do ‘everything in its power’ to stabilise grid – In a statement on Thursday afternoon, the union said it would “now do everything within its power to stabilise the power grid”.
Sisulu says government will not appeal court ruling on Grace Mugabe – International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Thursday said the South African government will not be appealing a high court ruling
Inequality is a MUCH BIGGER risk to SA than land problem: Leonid Bershidsky – When Nelson Mandela and team first took office, there was an expectation that life would get much harder for white people.
Business, Money & Economy
Africa’s Wilderness catches the eye of global investors – Small-cap companies fly way below the radar of many investors. But Wilderness Holdings, the Botswana Stock Exchange- and JSE-listed luxury safari group, has recently caught the eye of The Rise Fund,
Europe’s heat record could be broken in Spain and Portugal – As Europe bakes in another heatwave, forecasters say the all-time temperature record could be broken in the coming days.
SA duo inducted into African Athletics Hall of Fame – South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerkand Caster Semenya are among the 13 athletes inducted into the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) Hall of Fame.
Virat Kohli makes 149 to rescue tourists in first Test – Virat Kohli withstood England’s bowlers to score a fine 149 and keep India in the game on an enthralling second day in the first Test at Edgbaston.
Binge drinking in adolescence impairs working memory – Parents, take note: If your teenage child is drinking alcohol, it may impair his/her working memory, a new study suggests.
The Long Swim: DAY 22
Lewis Pugh’s daily blog – Lewis Pugh is taking on a huge challenge by swimming the length of the Channel – some 350 miles (560km) – from Cornwall to Dover.
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