St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Monday 8th October
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
St Francis Bay Drowning – Surfer ‘AJ’ commended for his quick action with Pink Rescue Buoy
Busy weekend for SAPS Uitenhage Cluster – 63 year old arrested with drugs valued nearly R460 000 in Storms River
PE bright spark scoops science award – Bay pupil wins German study bursary with renewable-energy innovation
Five illegal hunting rifles found on PE smallholding – Port Elizabeth SAPS K9 unit and flying squad officers received information at about 8 am on Sunday morning about possible unlicensed firearms at a smallholding in Greenbushes,
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Cato Manor ‘death squad’ want case struck from roll – The remaining 27 accused in the so-called Cato Manor “death squad” case want the case struck from the roll.
Motlanthe explains views on traditional leaders – and they are not going to like it – The former president doubled down on his stance that the land must be owned by the people, not by traditional leaders
Does Nhlanhla Nene still have the full support of the president? – President Cyril Ramaphosa should break his silence and tell the nation whether Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has his full support ahead of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement
NSPCA heads for court to halt trade in lion skeletons – NSPCA) has applied for an urgent interdict in an attempt to stop the South African government from facilitating selling lion bones used in fake tiger bone wine and other questionable purposes.
Man who wanted country ‘cleansed of white people’ found guilty of hate speech – The Equality Court has declared Velaphi Khumalo guilty of hate speech after he called on Facebook for the country to be “cleansed” of white people
Business, Money & Economy
DA fingers government for racking up R75.6 billion in wasteful expenditure – The African National Congress (ANC) government has racked up R75.6 billion in irregular, fruitless, and wasteful spending in the 2017/18 financial year
A key report says there are just 11 years to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.
China’s corruption watchdog has said Meng Hongwei is “suspected of violating the law” and is “currently under investigation”.
Sam Cane broke neck at Loftus, forced to stay in SA – All Blacks loose forward Sam Canesuffered a broken neck in Saturday’s Test win against the Springboks in Pretoria and will have to remain in South Africa.
New-look Springboks thriving on the public’s love – My money, the best moment happened far away from the action. It came in the stands as groups of black supporters stood up to chant popular soul song Asambe Lolo . . . siyola’mbedeni,
Rassie: The greatest rivalry in world rugby is back – The Springbok coach defended his strategy with his replacements in the agonising loss to the All Blacks, explaining his hand was forced.
WATCH: Dogs and owners march on Westminster in call for Brexit vote – Hundreds of dogs and their owners have marched through central London as part of the “Wooferendum Dog March” to call for a people’s vote on Brexit.