St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Tuesday 7th August
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Dam Levels as at 6th August – In spite of wonderful rains over the weekend it seems very little of it actually fell within the catchment area and latest overall dam level reading show a further drop of 0.5%
Three mauled by Pit Bulls in JBay – Police are investigating after two pit bulls jumped a boundary fence and killed a dog and also injured three people.
Bird Island sex claims could end up in court – If a docket with evidence linking former apartheid-era government ministers to a childsex ring is brought to the National Prosecuting Authority, the case could be prosecuted.
National (South Africa & Africa) News
ANC goes to ground after New York Times exposé on Deputy President Mabuza – Donald Trump might have fingered the New York Times as a purveyor of “fake news” but the The Gray Lady (as the NYT is often referred to) has won 125 Pulitzer prizes and is widely regarded as the most influential daily newspaper in the world.
Agri SA to keep eye on ANC’s plans around expropriation of 139 farms – AGRI SA will keep an eye on the ANC’s plans to target 139 farms in test cases for expropriation without compensation and will go to the Constitutional Court if necessary
Harare street vendors accuse Mnangagwa of ‘revenge’ as soldiers take out stalls – The Zimbabwe Defence Forces has issued a statement disowning soldiers harassing residents, calling them ‘rogues’.
Letter from Africa: Did Mugabe’s support backfire? – In our series of letters from Africa, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe looks at Zimbabwe’s election fallout.
Business, Money & Economy
Rogue NPA and cops nervously watch the political tide – O’Sullivan on warpath – If our law enforcement and prosecuting authorities showed one third of the application and drive exhibited by forensic crusader for justice, Paul O’Sullivan, we’d have a very different society.
Business rescue practitioners face down 42 court cases from Gupta associates, creditors – Not counting the attempted sabotage of Optimum Coal Mine.
Lombok quake: Rescuers search collapsed mosque for survivors – The 6.9 magnitude quake is now known to have killed nearly 100 people and left at least 20,000 people homeless
Rassie to unleash Bok bolter for Durban – With Duane Vermeulen not available for the Rugby Championship, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will have to field a new-look loose trio for next Saturday’s tournament opener against Argentina
The England star denies mocking two gay men, saying two others he is accused of knocking unconscious were being homophobic.
‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed – It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, “Hothouse Earth” is a deadly serious concept.
The Long Swim: DAY 26
Lewis Pugh’s daily blog – Lewis Pugh is taking on a huge challenge by swimming the length of the Channel – some 350 miles (560km) – from Cornwall to Dover.
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