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News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Thursday 14th June
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Two more World Title Holders in also in the Line Up for the SA Canoe Marathon Champs – Two of more of South Africa’s finest paddlers will be in the line up over the weekend, both on the K2 category
Secure stall at Kouga Humansdorp Lentefees – APPLY now for a stall at the first ever Kouga Humansdorp Lentefees at Nico Malan High School to be held from August 31 to September 1.
Nelson Mandela Bay municipality finally passes its budget after 4th attempt – The fourth sitting of a special council meeting to pass the next year’s financial budget was finally successful.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Big winter storm eyeing Western Cape – An intense cold front is set to hit the Western Cape and the western parts of the Northern Cape on Thursday morning bringing wintry weather to parts of western South Africa.
Toddler found lying over baby sister after both die in Cape Town blaze – Little Zaythoon Brandt, 2, whose remains lay sprawled over her baby sister Zaynura after the flames that killed them had been doused, appeared to have been trying to shield her 7-month-old sister.
Debating Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold the office of Public Protector while kicking the can beyond the 2019 elections – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s appearance before Parliament’s justice committee on Wednesday left more questions than answers.
Return the land or face a ‘revolution’: Malema – EFF leader Julius Malema has warned that land must be returned to black people or things will get ugly.
WATCH | Explainer: How are cash-in-transit heists pulled off? – Since the beginning of 2018, South Africa has seen a high number of cash-in-transit heists. Exactly how do these brazen gangs operate and manage to pull off a heist?
Just when we thought we had seen the back of him he is again delighting journalists around South African giving them fodder to feed on so we though why not give him his own little spot until he finally goeas way for good.
SA’s future balanced on a knife-edge as Zuptoids regroup – Observers and analysts are having a field day predicting whether a Ramaphoric or Zuptoidal ANC will win at the 2019 hustings.
‘Zuma-aligned’ ANC members scupper KZN capital council sitting – Their unprecedented absence led to fears that the Msunduzi municipality is heading for a collapse due to infighting among ANC councillors.
Business, Money & Economy
May transaction data shows an economy in poor stead – Further contraction in the second quarter could put South Africa into another technical recession.
Twelve buildings surrounding the tower were illuminated at 12.54am on Thursday – exactly a year after the first 999 call was made.
Fight brews in Canada over home grown pot – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a political challenge to his marijuana legalization bill Wednesday as a fight brewed over whether Canadians should be allowed to grow marijuana at home.
Beast Mtawarira: the history-making ‘Shona Springbok’ – There is no bigger patriot than the Zimbabwe-born prop, who’ll play his 100th Test this weekend. But petty politics almost denied him the honour.
The six South Africans to look out for at the US Open – A South African hasn’t won golf’s traditional second major since 2004. There’s always hope but that drought looks set to continue at Shinnecock Hills.
High-Climbing Raccoon Finally Reaches Top Of St. Paul Skyscraper And America Exhales – A raccoon who captured the nation’s attention by climbing 20 stories up the side of a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday reached the roof of the building overnight to the delight of the internet.
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