St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Thursday 29th November
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Water restrictions are the “new normal” – Water restrictions remain in place in all towns
Boreholes set to ease Kouga’s thirst – Kouga’s search for extra groundwater to increase the water supply to towns is bearing fruit.
Attracting national events that are good for everyone! – There is no doubt that hosting the Vodacom Origins of Golf for many years helped to attract the Vodacom National Staff Championships.
ADVERTORIAL – Beachcomber’s Best! – So I’m sure you’ve all had enough of of those Black Friday specials that clogged up your inboxes
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Snowbank – BLEFF, Pravin Gordhan and the imaginary R675m Canadian account – So how does a five-time ANC minister serving a notoriously corrupt developing-world kleptocracy offshore 675-million Madibas to distant Canada? He doesn’t.
SAA gets its billions – and departments their extra funding – as Parliament ticks off another item on its long to-do list – In an often heated all-day marathon session in the National Assembly, tempers erupted, often on points of order or whether someone sneaked in when the doors should have been closed ahead of a vote.
The curious case of Prasa’s ‘simulated’ robbery – The accused security guards claimed they were merely involved in a simulated robbery to test security at the Prasa premises after several previous robbery incidents.
NPA to drop Gupta-linked Estina dairy case – However, the NPA has stressed that this does not mean the Estina case is dead
ANC NEC was divided, paralysed under Zuma – Ramatlhodi – It was ‘a season of madness in the ANC’ and the party is ‘busy with the organisational renewal process to break the factions’, he testified.
Zuma wanted Muofhe to head NPA but Jiba would call the shots, inquiry hears – Former adviser in the department of mineral resources Mahlodi Muofhe says former president Jacob Zuma wanted to appoint him as NPA boss but he refused
Cheryl Carolus to testify at Zondo commission – Former SAA chairperson Cheryl Carolus is expected to testify at the commission of inquiry into state capture
Business, Money & Economy
Energy department suggests changes to cut the cost of fuel – The energy department has proposed changes to the structure of the nation’s basic fuel price as it seeks to reduce the cost of petrol and diesel.
The Bank warns that inflation, interest rates and unemployment would rise with a “disorderly” Brexit.
Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Poroshenko urges Nato to send ships – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged Nato to send ships to the Sea of Azov following a naval confrontation with Russia off Crimea.
Grant ‘Twig’ Baker Heads Big Wave Rankings – South African Grant ‘Twig’ Baker has consolidated his lead at the top of the 2018 / 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) rankings
Meet the Blitzboks’ Impi – For one thing, the national sevens team’s newest member is a mechanical engineer and, yes, that’s actually his real name…
7 hacks to get you through the dreaded Christmas dinner – The Christmas family dinner happens to be one of those traditions that stands the test of time. For most of us, it’s more of a test of patience …