St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Thursday 4th October
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Mayor hands out more title deeds – Mayor Horatio Hendricks handed out title deeds in Hankey yesterday with 100 year old Mr Thomas Bambani eventually receiving his title deed.
Bob Hewitt applies for Correctional Supervision – “Mr Bob Hewitt did not apply for parole, he applied for the conversion of his sentence to correctional supervision.
Welcome to Makhanda, formerly known as Grahamstown – It’s welcome to Makhanda and goodbye to Grahamstown after Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced that final determination on the name change
National (South Africa & Africa) News
LOOK: First Gift of the Givers team leaves for quake-hit Indonesia – A team of the Gift of the Givers search and rescue teams departed for Indonesia on Wednesday
Nene lied at state capture inquiry – EFF – The minister testified that he had replied to EFF questions on June 12, but the red berets insist he did not and that he’s telling lies.
Title deed handover about ‘radical economic transformation’ – Ramaphosa – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday said his government is on a drive to hand over title deeds to new homeowners to show people the impact of “radical economic transformation”.
‘What does Arthur Fraser have on Ramaphosa?’ DA wonders after president defends former spy boss – The DA has suggested that former spy boss Arthur Fraser might have damaging information concerning President Cyril Ramaphosa
Nene’s testimony thrusts light on Zuma, the classic kleptocrat – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene gave unprecedented insight into Zuma’s final days of desperate plunder.
ANC offers top 6 meeting minutes on Nene’s firing if record will help state capture commission – If the state capture commission wants the ANC to present minutes of a meeting the party will do so.
WATCH | State capture – ANC wants to explain the meetings it held with banks at Luthuli House – ANC national spokesman Zizi Kodwa said that the ANC would like to explain its side of the story
Business, Money & Economy
No forced public service retrenchments as government readies for Jobs Summit – Government will use the Jobs Summit starting on Thursday to promise that there will be no forced retrenchments in the 1.3 million-strong public service
Naas Botha livid about instant wealth ads – Former Springbok rugby legend and SuperSport presenter Naas Botha is annoyed about fake advertisements featuring his face on social media.
Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser – Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, both key votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, called Mr Trump’s remarks “appalling” and “just plain wrong”.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Russian military GRU agents are responsible for ‘reckless and indiscriminate acts’.
South Africans partnered with stars, playing for millions at Alfred Dunhill Links – Talking in terms of South African currency, there is a small fortune to be made, the equivalent of R11-million, for the winner of the Alfred Dunhill
Brett Kavanaugh accusations: Are young men in America scared? – The remarks come a year after the #MeToo movement toppled prominent Hollywood figures and thousands of women shared their experiences of sexual harassment.