St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Friday 8th March
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Pretoria man robbed at Bay guesthouse – Several items including televisions, cellphones and cash was stolen from the guesthouse
‘Trollip defamed me’ – Daniels – The Patriotic Alliance councillor opened a case of crimen injuria against Trollip
EC learners drown in Mount Fletcher river – The ANC in the Eastern Cape has extended its condolences to the families of four learners who drowned in a river in Mount Fletcher on Wednesday.
Police on the hunt for alleged car thief targeting dealerships – Port Elizabeth police in the Eastern Cape are appealing for community assistance in tracing a suspected fraudster, who allegedly defrauds car dealerships and also steals the vehicles.
National & African News
I asked Zuma to close down Eskom war room – Ramaphosa – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday told the National Assembly that he had asked then president Jacob Zuma to close down the Eskom “war room” which he co-ordinated from late 2014.
PICS: No funny business as Trevor Noah visits Ramaphosa – The two sat down in Tuynhuys, Cape Town, and discussed many issues, including Trevor’s foundation’s impressive philanthropic work.
Helen Suzman Foundation condemns ‘abuse’ aimed at journalist Karima Brown – The Helen Suzman Foundation said on Thursday it was “shocked” at the level of abuse directed at well-known journalist Karima Brown over the past few days.
Tariff increase granted to Eskom rewards corruption – Joburg mayor – ‘Ultimately, we hope that Nersa will do all within its powers to ensure that serious reforms are implemented at Eskom,’ Mashaba said.
Ramaphosa mum on how much his son made from Bosasa – President Cyril Ramaphosa has declined to tell MPs how much his son Andile made from business dealings with controversial government service provider African Global Operations, previously known as Bosasa.
Electoral Act not in line with Constitution – lawyer for independent candidates – The court is hearing the matter for the rights of individuals to stand for elections which was part of a Constitutional Court judgment in June last year
Business, Money & Economy
Emerging markets may be trade of decade – BlackRock – Emerging markets could be the trade of the decade as investors return to riskier assets, manufacturing data improves and growth across the developing world rebounds,
The bank branch is dead. Long live the branch – Branches will continue to exist, but there will be fewer and they will be smaller, says Standard Bank’s Sim Tshabalala.
Animal healthcare – an opportunity for investors – People see pets as part of the family.
Geneva Motor Show: Sparks and sparkles – Everyone expected electric cars to take centre stage at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. But ….
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