St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Monday 17th September
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Leading Social Media Law Expert to Speak in St Francis – If there’s one event you cannot afford to miss this year it’s Emma Sadleir’s talk presented by St Francis College at St Francis Links
St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine – The College entered 20 children in the six Independent Schools Trail Run races hosted by Kingswood College
Sea Vista Primary School Achievers – Sea Vista pupils excel in Athletics, Rugby, Tennis, Spelling and Chess competitions
Special attention giving St Francis Links course and clubhouse – The much needed rain came at the perfect time and we were able to fertilize the whole course just before the big rain in September
PE girl wounded in suspected gang shooting – The Provincial Gang Investigation Unit is on the hunt for suspects after an 11-year-old Port Elizabeth girl was hit by a stray bullet
Eastern Cape Premier Masualle’s hopes and regrets – Premier Phumulo Masualle has admitted that the province of the Eastern Cape has a long way to go in addressing its many challenges
National (South Africa & Africa) News
The coal crisis at Eskom worsens, with more than a quarter of stations having less than 10 days of reserves – At least four and possibly more of Eskom’s 15 coal-fired power stations now having less than 10 days of coal on their stockpiles.
Inner-city residents challenge Mashaba’s ‘unlawful’ building raids – Dozens of Johannesburg inner-city buildings have been raided by police, led by Mayor Herman Mashaba’s administration.
DA to question Ramaphosa and Nene over Chinese R370bn ‘gift’ – The DA says it wants to know if the recent R370 billion ‘gift’ to SA from China has any strings attached.
End of an era for Zille and De Lille as DA prepares to announce candidates – The DA is set to announce both its premier and mayoral candidates this week, marking the end of an era for Helen Zille and Patricia de Lille.
Banks to deliver evidence in the closure of Gupta related bank accounts – In 2016, the country’s big four banks decided to close Gupta owned bank accounts after they detected several suspicious transactions.
Business, Money & Economy
Illicit cigarette industry beats Sars – Identified as the biggest manufacturer of illicit cigarettes, Gold Leaf Tobacco’s head office is less than 20 km from Sars’s front door.
Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan – Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest heat total in the challenging overhead typhoon swell conditions
Ramaphosa praises sensational Springboks’ thrilling topple of All Blacks – Rassie Erasmus’ troops show real class in producing a magnificent performance that show once again that no side can rattle the world champions as well as they do.
The Simple Truth Behind Reading 200 Books a Year – Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day.