St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Tuesday 6th November
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
GARDEN ROUTE FIRES: LATEST UPDATE – The overall objectives remain the same, which is to ensure the safety of responders, community members and infrastructure.
Garden Route fire rips through 86 000 hectares – four times as much as 2017 Knysna fire – The current scar of a fire that has been raging along the Garden Route for over a week is four times the size of the 2017 Knysna/Bitou fires
Operation Festive Season in Humansdorp – A multidisciplinary forces Operation Festive Season in Humansdorp Cluster yielded positive results after a shebeen was closed, liquor confiscated and 13 spaza shops were fined
National (South Africa & Africa) News
AfriForum to seize Malema’s assets to settle R330k debt – The organisation wants to send a clear message to the political party and its leader that no one is above the law.
Vicki Momberg returns to court to appeal conviction – Former estate agent Vicki Momberg, who was convicted in connection with a racist rant, is expected to appeal her conviction and sentence at the South Gauteng High Court on Monday.
Stimulate this — Ramaphosa and business get cozy over R1-million canapés – On Monday, 5 November, the ANC will host a ‘Stimulus View Dinner’.‘Business leaders’ will be charged R1-million for two seats at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s table
New strict rules proposed for drunk drivers in South Africa: report – The Road Traffic Management Corp (RTMC) is pushing for tougher drunk driving rules ahead of the festive season.
Claims integrity of state capture inquiry may be under threat – Various property experts, political analysts and government insiders have warned that the integrity of the State Capture Commission of Inquiry may be under threat
Business, Money & Economy
Steinhoff was born in sin – ‘Suspicious transactions date back to 1998 listing.’ Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste benefitted from undisclosed property and share deals with the company he headed over a period of 18 to 20 years
Record numbers of women are running for political office, inspired by the anger they felt at the election of Donald Trump.
WATCH: Owen Farrell ‘tackle’ – fair or foul? – With England ahead 12-11 and South Africa hot on attack, Farrell put in what looked like a shoulder charge on the burly Sharks midfielder.
Ref howler a black eye for rugby – Too many contests are being ruined by a referee’s decisions – and in some instances, his refusal to take appropriate action – in the dying moments
The West Coast Rock Lobster stock is a vital asset that needs to be rebuilt – For the moment, it seems that the future sustainability of the West Coast Rock Lobster is in the hands of the courts