St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Tuesday 11th June
St Francis & Kouga
South and East Africa Whale Migration Route Kicks Off – A great opportunity to learn more on the migration of the humpback whale is being held at Cape St Francis Resort tomorrow (12th June) evening at 6:30pm
Santa Says – The US Open – The tradition continues this year when Pebble Beach hosts its sixth US Open on 10-16 June 2019!
PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast
Panayiotou approaches Constitutional Court to challenge sentence – Convicted murderer Christopher Panayiotou has turned to the Constitutional Court in a bid to overturn his murder conviction after all his appeals failed.
WATCH: ‘She has the x-factor’ – 6-year-old PE viral sensation’s ballet teacher – Ivanah Campbell’s dance moves have stolen the hearts of international celebrities like Chris Evans and Will Smith.
National & African News
Ramaphosa praises ILO’s social justice approach – He said the International Labour Organisation played a pivotal role during South Africa’s struggle for democracy, justice and worker’s rights.
Numsa to picket at major airports on Tuesday – NUMSA said on Monday that it would be picketing with the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) at all the country’s major airports on Tuesday.
Deadly Air: Ramaphosa named in multi-billion-rand coal pollution court case – In a landmark case in the Pretoria High Court, the president is among those being called to account for the lethal levels of air pollution caused by the Eskom and Sasol
‘He was treated like a criminal’ – Mentor on Xolani Luvuno’s Comrades journey – “Xolani will be fine without the Comrades, he doesn’t need the race, it isn’t everything in life.”
Respect Reserve Bank’s independence, urges professional body – The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals has released a statement urging government to protect the independence the South African Reserve Bank at all costs.
New Tshwane mayor gets praise from ANC – Mokgalapa’s attitude is mature and he meets us halfway, said Tshwane ANC leader Kgosi Maepa.
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FSCA joins a long list of high-profile people hauling Busisiwe Mkhwebane to court – The Financial Sector Conduct Authority is the latest to join the fray.
Reserve Bank official: ‘It is unclear if, or how, Standard Bank missed the Gupta red flags’ – Cashflows through the Gupta-linked Homix, a company fingered in a multimillion-rand kick-back scandal involving state-owned entities, had all the hallmarks of money laundering.
Business, Money & Economy
Tongaat Hulett suspends trading of shares on JSE – The company’s descent into corporate scandal was hastened last week with confirmation that they had overstated last year’s figures.
One dead in helicopter crash on NYC skyscraper – The pilot of a helicopter died after it crash-landed on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan, fire officials say.
Cricket World Cup
TODAY – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanks – Supersport Ch 202
Rain grants plodding Proteas a reprieve – Faf du Plessis admits he’s quite a happy man despite the washout against the West Indies.
2019 ICC World Cup is a true battle of élites – Minnow nations were disappointed to be left out of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup party, but the quality of competition at the streamlined tournament justifies their exclusion.
Super Rugby XV of the week: Introducing the new Schalk Burger… – Jaco Coetzee has tongues wagging as the Bulls show some grunt at the front and back.
Plant extinction ‘bad news for all species’ – Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive new study.
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