St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Monday 8th April
Local News & Blog
Kids take a pledge to keep it clean – Recycling is at last being practiced with greater enthusiasm by local residents who seem to be adopting a positive recycling mindset.
Legendary Eastern Cape catamaran builder says it is time for new blood at St Francis Marine – Industry pioneer Duncan Lethbridge is retiring from active management of St Francis Marine to make way for a new management team for St Francis Marine.
Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast
Hankey, Patensie water quotas up for review – Despite good rains Kouga Dam levels continue to fall and the dam presently is at just 47.15% (4 April)
Deceased Ironman competitors identified – The two competitors who died following the swim leg of the Ironman African Championship at Hobie Beach, in Port Elizabeth, have been identified.
National & African News
Msimanga lays criminal charges against ANC for allegedly inciting Alexandra violence – The party alleges the once-legitimate protest is being hijacked by ANC councillors intent on destabilising the DA government.
Ramaphosa may head to Zondo commission to testify – The Alexandra protest has shown that the DA might not possess the skills and attention it needs to lead
South African ministers turn xenophobia on its head – African ambassadors are confronted with all the crimes committed by their nationals in South Africa.
McBride to head up anti-corruption ‘Ethics unit’ – Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) boss Robert McBride is set to make a spectacular return to the public service as head of a strategic government anti-corruption technical unit.
Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions in Kruger National Park – A human skull found in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is believed to be that of a man killed by an elephant and then devoured by a pride of lions
Dukwana testimony could once and for all lift information sluices on Magashule’s captured Free State – A former Free State MEC Mxolisi Dukwana’s introductory testimony on Friday marked an important expansion of the body of graft allegations to be considered by the Zondo Commission.
‘It’s not the right time to vote’ – one party on why its not contesting this election – “If parties care about escalating levels of poverty, escalating levels of inequality, escalating levels of corruption, then we need to postpone the elections.”
Voting for ANC is telling them it’s okay to steal from us, says Mmusi Maimane – DA leader Mmusi Maimane believes a one-party dominant state is one of the reasons for state capture.
Mthethwa, why not also blame apes coming down from trees for Mahlangu’s hanging? – The arts and culture minister claimed yesterday that early Cape settlers were ‘directly’ responsible for the anti-apartheid militant’s execution.
Business, Money & Economy
Harvesting low-hanging fruit will not lift Sars out of the doldrums – Internal cracks were developing before Moyane.
British woman faces Dubai jail over Facebook ‘horse’ insult – A British woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai for calling her ex-husband’s new wife a “horse” on Facebook, campaigners have said.
All the weekend’s Super Rugby highlights – WATCH all the highlights from the weekend’s Round Eight Super Rugby matches.
Facebook’s South Africa problem: Just what exactly is ‘white nationalism’? – But what exactly is ‘white nationalism’ and how would it apply in South Africa? Turns out, it’s a work in progress.
Team in Florida captures huge python using tracking devices – Researchers in Florida using a new approach to combating a destructive invasion by enormous pythons have captured one of the biggest ever, a 17-foot-long (5.2 meters) specimen large enough to eat a deer, they said.
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