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Friday 10th May
St Francis & Kouga
What’s on in St Francis this weekend – The big event of the weekend is undoubtedly the Kromme Descent swimming event
DA wins Kouga – increases national footprint in Election 2019 – The DA has won the majority of the vote in Kouga, with 48 % of the total votes cast on the provincial ballot being made for the party that governs the local Municipality.
PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast
80% of vote counted, ANC to remain in charge of Eastern Cape – By 9pm on Thursday, the ANC had garnered 1 095 664 votes (68.11%), the Democratic Alliance was on 266 660 (16.58%), while the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were sitting at 122 063 votes (7.59%), with 83% of the vote counted.
Lubabalo is the world draughts champion, but he is struggling to make ends meet – He is on a mission to develop and spread the game in South Africa.
National & African News
‘I can’t account for dark forces,’ says Mbalula, but reaffirms support for Ramaphosa – This as reports have been emerging that some ANC leaders were secretly holding meetings to plot to oust Ramaphosa.
Mugabe’s tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts – Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts,
EXPLAINER: How your votes translate into seats – Now that you’ve cast your “X” on the ballot paper, this is how the IEC will determine how many people will represent you in Parliament and provincial legislatures.
SA’s biggest electoral losers: Say goodbye to the minnows, outsiders, underdogs and chancers – South Africans can also kiss goodbye to the prospect of Black First Land First (BLF) stirring the pot in Parliament
Follow all the 2019 election results live right here! – Keep track of the results in The Citizen’s live electoral map.
24LIVE BLOG – All the news, opinion and analysis around the South African General Elections 2019 as it happens
Business, Money & Economy
After elections, it’s about jobs, investor confidence – and avoiding a Moody’s downgrade – South Africa needs an “enhanced government-business growth coalition” to allow the country to win back the trust of investors and ratings agencies,
Private property rights: What happens next? – ANC will be under pressure to deliver on its promises.
Taking inspiration from the listing of ‘Africa’s Amazon’ – Jumia’s reception in New York raises hopes for investors.
Trump says North Korea not ‘ready to negotiate’ – President Donald Trump downplayed the prospect of achieving a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea hours after the nation launched its second suspected missile launch in less than a week.
More than 1,000 guns seized from a home in upscale Los Angeles neighborhood – More than 1,000 guns were found in a home in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills, but authorities said there was no indication they were used in crimes.
WATCH: Trevor Noah uses show to back Caster Semenya – South African comedian Trevor Noah has used The Daily Show to come out in support of 800m double Olympic champion Caster Semenya.
Super Rugby, Round 13 – PartTwo – CRUEL END: All Black fullback Ben Smith may already have played his last game for the Highlanders.
Back from the Dead
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