St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Wednesday 15th May
St Francis & Kouga
Breaching of the Seekoei River mouth begins – The Seekoei estuary mouth at Paradise Beach was breached on Monday
Humansdorp court to be upgraded – Twelve years after much-needed upgrades were first approved, the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court is set to receive a facelift in the near future – making it safer and more user-friendly.
PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast
Bid to boost Nelson Mandela Bay leisure tourism offering – New shark cage-diving operation and travel planning agency to highlight marine and terrestrial attractions
‘He just started shooting’: Police chief allegedly shot civilians during parking bay row – Bystanders say they were hit as bullets flew in the parking lot of a shopping centre in the Eastern Cape.
National & African News
Cabinet could be reduced by as many as nine departments and 15 deputy ministries – President Cyril Ramaphosa could reduce his national executive by as many as nine departments and ministries
Former Ayo board member implicates Iqbal Survé directly in bogus valuation of company – The commission of inquiry into allegations of impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation is unpacking how the PIC came to invest R4.3-billion in Iqbal Survé’s Ayo Technology Solutions in 2017.
You’re still paying for ‘drunken Judge’ Motata’s gravy train – Despite being found guilty of drunken driving in January 2007, retired Judge Nkola Motata has been paid about R16 million of taxpayers’ money.
Fikile vs Ace: It’s getting awks – The sour relationship between the two goes way back. Here’s a breakdown of the beef.
Calls for Mayor Gumede to resign amid corruption charges – eThekwini metro mayor Zandile Gumede has been called on to step down following her appearance in court on Tuesday in connection with alleged fraud and corruption.
About 46 young SA leaders off to US for Mandela Washington Fellowship – During the program, the young leaders will work to build mutual understanding between the United States and South Africa.
DA infighting: Maimane contradicts party chair’s comments on limp election performance – The party leadership doesn’t appear to be on the same page.
Financing new coal is the quick road to financial and environmental ruin – We have a window of opportunity to stop this environmental suicide.
Avoiding the road to Venezuela – South Africa is at something of a crossroads. After a decade of sub-par growth, erratic policy-making and widespread private and public sector corruption, the status quo is not sustainable.
Business, Money & Economy
The impact of Regulation 28 on returns – Have investors been missing out?
NATO boss Jens Stoltenberg: Increased US military presence in Gulf ‘concerning’ – In recent weeks, the US has moved an aircraft carrier and B-52 long-range bombers into the Gulf region as a show of strength.
San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition – Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so.
Tiger to carting Daly: ‘I walked with a broken leg’ – Tiger Woods had a few choice words for John Daly, who will be using a cart in this week’s PGA Championship at Bethpage Black because of right knee arthritis.
Bulls lose Pollard but Morne Steyn is back – Pollard indicated his intention to the BBC when a renewal of his contract came up for discussion.
WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack – Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed.
Science & Environment
Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes – European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland’s most important glaciers.
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