St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Thursday 11th April
St Francis, Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast
Inspirational Talk by the actress who survived a near-fatal 18 metre plunge – Your chance to meet ex-actress, Gaynor Young when she visits St Francis Bay
Homo horrendous – Appeal to fishermen to act more responsibly
National & African News
ANC MPs caught napping after glowing endorsement of [wait for it] … DA-led Western Cape – The Western Cape ANC’s battle to topple the DA from power in the province has been made even harder following a glowing endorsement of the DA-led provincial government by the national assembly.
These are the two ANC councillors who disrupted Gangster State launch – The DA wants both councillors to be fired for infringing on municipal laws that govern their conduct.
Mkhwebane, SAHRC to intervene in Alexandra crisis – The Public Protector and the South African Human Rights Commission on Wednesday said they were to combine efforts in a bid to get to the bottom of service delivery complaints
Gaddafi’s money and the prospects of accountability: Zuma exposes not just himself, but South Africa too – It’s not only US law or South African law that Jacob Zuma may have flouted in holding and moving the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s assets.
Bird Island author Chris Steyn takes lie detector test as controversy rages on – Sometimes the crude manipulation of society’s wilfully ignorant, beggars belief.
Robber busts himself by opening Facebook account on stolen cellphone – A robber who used a stolen cellphone to open a Facebook account using his real identity ended up getting himself arrested in Cape Town.
Bryanston hit captured on CCTV – A Serbian man who survived an attempted hit in Bedfordview two years ago, was the victim of a shooting at a Bryanston complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Who will head the state capture prosecution directorate? – A shortlist of candidates who will potentially head up a new investigative directorate within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), is currently being vetted for approval.
ANC may lose 2-3% due to some list names – analyst – Factionalism ‘was also working against the ANC, as voters were unsure if the Ramaphosa or Zuma camp would prevail in the end.’
ANC still has the edge among the less educated, poor – study – It has previously been established that those with higher levels of education were less likely to vote for the ANC.
Ace in a (deep, uncomfortable, dark and lonely) hole – Disruptions and threats of book burnings appear to reveal more about the levels of support Ace Magashule enjoys than he would have liked. That they are thugs is obvious,
‘I am excited’ – Myburgh ahead of the Cape leg of the Magashule book launch – After the disruption of the launch of his controversial book in Johannesburg, author Pieter-Louis Myburgh is still looking forward to the Cape Town leg of the launch.
Business, Money & Economy
One month before 2019 election, SA economy takes three hits in quick succession – They say that the hits that don’t break your back make you stronger. In fact, it’s more likely that the hits that don’t break your back will, in fact, make you weaker.
Message to South Africans: The good times will be back shortly – Things are getting better, ever so slowly.
Theresa May admits ‘huge frustration’ as she agrees Halloween Brexit delay – The PM will return from Brussels to explain the terms of the latest Article 50 extension to the House of Commons.
Australia election announced: 10 things to know about the poll – The poll will decide whether the conservative government wins a third term or is replaced by a Labor administration led by Bill Shorten.
2019 Masters Par 3 Champion – Matt Wallace made history on Wednesday, making the 100th hole-in-one at the Par 3 Contest.
Black hole revealed:
First-ever image unveiled by scientists – The image is celebrated as a landmark moment for astrophysics – backing up one of Einstein’s most famous theories.
Game of Thrones
Beyond the Throne – After seven seasons, 68 episodes, a bunch of blood-soaked character deaths and years of internet-breaking speculation, Game of Thrones is set to return for the final time.
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