St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Wednesday 12th June
St Francis & Kouga
St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group (SFDVG) receives equipment boost – NSRI Jeffreys Bay recently gave SFDVG a huge boost in resources when they donated a Skid Fire Protection Unit to the local disaster group.
Kouga Executive Mayor Commends Write-On Publishing – Executive Mayor of the Kouga Municipality, Clr Horatio Hendricks, has commended Write-On publishing’s Frank Nunan on the publication of the two books “Impressions of Jeffreys Bay” and “Impressions of St Francis”.
Corona JBay Open
As the biggest International Event in the region approaches SFT will be publishing regular info of interest on this prestigious event
The Corona JBay Open, the biggest surfing event in the country descends on JBay in July forming a part of the Jeffreys Bay WinterFest that runs from 6th to 22nd July this year.
PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast
‘Mayor’s car does not affect taxpayers’ – Bobani – Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Mongameli Bobani has challenged Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to instruct Ministers to also stop using luxury vehicles and start using public transport
National & African News
Truth of Gupta Waterkloof landing never told – DA’s David Maynier – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been the target of a public outcry over the past few months, with questions being raised about her fitness to hold office.
Taxman gets go-ahead to seize R352m from controversial businessman Mark Lifman – The high court has ended a five-year cat-and-mouse chase between alleged Cape Town mafioso Mark Lifman and the taxman over more than R352m
Fat pensions were the reason why 9 ANC MPs resigned – Ministers pocket more than R2.4 million per year, while ordinary members of parliament earn less than a chief magistrate at a little over R1.1 million a year.
KZN ANC to meet Ramaphosa over ‘Hollywood-style’ arrests for political murders – The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has requested an urgent meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss what it calls the “Hollywood-style” arrest
Tens of millions paid to Homix by Neotel – Deloitte partner – The payments were for assisting in closing deals with state-owned rail logistics enterprise Transnet, the state capture commission was told.
Corruption is eating the ANC’s soul – can Ramaphosa save it? – In 24 years, the ANC and various leaders have been mired in 21 scandals for which there has been almost zero legal or ethical accountability.
Is Ace Magashule’s credit card about to be swallowed by the ATM? – It has now been all but confirmed that the ANC is conducting an investigation into whether some of its top officials were involved in the formation of the African Transformation Movement,
Business, Money & Economy
Solly Moeng: Corruption is fixed from the top down – Employees in an organisation, or citizens in a country, cannot reasonably be expected to be honest ambassadors of their brand if their leaders do not demonstrate ethical leadership from the front.
Hong Kong extradition: Protest mounts as controversial bill debated – Thousands of protesters and police in Hong Kong are engaged in a standoff as anger grows over plan to allow extradition to China.
Cricket World Cup
TODAY – Australia vs Pakistan – Supersport Ch 202
Grape expectations: DNA reveals history of vintage wine – The French were probably sipping wine made from an identical grape to one used today back in medieval times.
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