St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Friday 5th October
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Kouga and the Mighty Men to give thanks for the rain – Two prayer days, including a session arranged by the Mighty Men Eastern Cape, will take place in the Kouga region this month
Municipal News – Kouga held a “Focus on Food Safety” event and a “Health Day for Municipal Men” this past week
Copter flip puts patients on high – The smiles of four little patients lit up a gloomy morning as they prepared for their special helicopter flip around Port Elizabeth
National (South Africa & Africa) News
If we fixed municipalities, half of the country’s problems would be solved – Local government offers huge opportunities in the battle to stimulate economic growth being driven by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa blames state capture, apartheid for ailing economy – President Cyril Ramaphosa says state capture, corruption and the legacy of apartheid are to blame for the country’s poor economic performance.
Widows Fram Mrders Video Goes Viral – Mariandra Heunis whose husband was murdered in a farm attack sends a message to Ramaphosa and asks US for support.
SA’s coloured communities ready to explode, analysts warn – Thousands of people are reportedly mobilising in Gauteng to embark on a province-wide protest against injustices in coloured communities.
IPID ready to fight state capture along with Zondo commission – IPID looks forward to working with the Zondo Commissionand has already started investigations into police officers suspected for defeating the ends of justice in state capture probes
The Bain Files, Part 1: – Massone knew in advance Moyane would become SARS head and Bain would get restructuring contract
Business, Money & Economy
FirstRand urges Ramaphosa to shun populism – The South African government has adopted certain populist policies that the country cannot afford, according to FirstRand chairperson Roger Jardine.
Russia cyber-plots: US, UK and Netherlands allege hacking – Russian spies have been accused of involvement in a series of cyber-plots across the globe, leading the US to level charges against seven agents.
Jesse Kriel will have his hands full against All Black No 13 Jack Goodhue – This time, the All Blacks mean business. The hurt they experienced after the 36-34 loss to the Springboks in Wellington is a dark space that they don’t want to be in again.
SAPO & Christmas Gifting
Posting Christmas prezzies – better to send than receive – Thinking of exchanging Christmas gifts with loved ones overseas this year? Well‚ when it comes to doing so via the South African Post Office‚ it really is better to give than receive‚