St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Tuesday 14th May
PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast
WATCH: Jaguar clocked 260km/h before collision that killed 3 – A video shot in the Jaguar believed to be that of former racing driver Andrew Turnbull shows the car travelling at a speed of 260km/h.
Mabuyane named Eastern Cape premier candidate – ANC Eastern Cape provincial boss Oscar Mabuyane has been officially nominated as the province’s premier.
National & African News
Magashule denies ‘fallout’ with Ramaphosa – He maintains there was no breakdown in his relationship with the president and maintains the ANC’s election victory was thanks to an collective effort.
EFF scored bigg-ish in the elections, now the hard and difficult work begins – The glue that holds it all together is Julius Malema – what happens if he ends up neutralised by court action, or internal strife?
White anxiety and the rise of the Freedom Front Plus – The party hurt the DA’s ambitious campaign to win three provinces – but, as one observer notes, most Afrikaners still voted DA.
‘I take full responsibility for the outcome of this election’: Maimane – DA leader Mmusi Maimane has taken full responsibility for the party’s poor showing at recent general elections
‘We want to build one South Africa for all’ – DA on the rise of nationalism – Despite the rise of nationalism believed to have caused a loss in support for the DA in the elections, the party says it remains committed to building “one South Africa for all”.
Eskom design-veteran pinpoints Medupi, Kusile faults – A veteran former Eskom power station designer has diagnosed the main problem and suggested a fix for Medupi and Kusile power stations, now several years beyond their completion dates
Public holidays: Enough already, South Africa – Five out of the last eight weeks have harboured a public holiday, wreaking havoc with our ability to do business.
Business, Money & Economy
Economists predict slight increase in unemployment rate – The country’s unemployment rate was 27.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.
Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag – An American explorer has found plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive.
CO2 levels hit historic high at 415.26 parts per million – The last four years were the four hottest on record and mankind continues to break its own emissions records, year on year.
German crossbow deaths: Police find more bodies – German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a rural Bavarian hotel near Passau have found two more female bodies in a flat 650km (400 miles) away.
Super Rugby XV of the week: Tamed Lions find their bite – Swys de Bruin has used rotation in 2019 to shake some underperforming stalwarts out of their complacency. It’s starting to work…
Doris Day: Hollywood legend dies aged 97 after battle with pneumonia – The actress – famous for her wholesome image and known by many for her rendition of Que Sera Sera – has died in California.
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