St Francis Today – News from St Francis, South Africa and around the world
Wednesday 13th March
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
3-Legged Loggerhead turtle washed up in Jeffreys Bay – NSRI Jeffreys Bay were alerted following a call from Ettiene Venter of JBay Surf School reporting to have found a small sea turtle on Jeffreys Bay main beach
Why vote for the DA in the 2019 election – Kouga has made massive strides under DA leadership with our towns cleaner and the corruption being stopped in its tracks at Municipal level.
High E.Coli levels in Knysna lagoon – SANparks has warned the public not to fish, collect bait or swim in the Knysna estuary. This is due to the high levels of E.coli currently in the water making it unsafe for recreational use.
Kouga Democrat – A decade of DA delivery in Western Cape shows what is possible – Last week, we learnt from StatsSA that SA’s economic growth (0.8%) was below population growth (1.2%) in 2018.
Internet turns 30
At age 30, World Wide Web is ‘not the web we wanted‘ – At the ripe old age of 30 and with half the globe using it, the World Wide Web is facing growing pains with issues like hate speech, privacy concerns and state-sponsored hacking,
National & African News
SA father of plane crash victim: ‘Please, God, don’t let it be him’ – The first thought that went through Don Edkins’ mind when he heard his son Max might be on the Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed on Sunday was: “Please, God, don’t let it be him.”
Net closing on those linked to the illegal sale of key crude oil stock, MPs hear – Once investigations into the illegal disposal of strategic crude oil stock wrap up, there will be consequences for those implicated, members of Parliament have heard.
Ambassador accused of sexual assault, threats by domestic worker – A domestic worker employed by the embassy of an African country in Pretoria has accused the ambassador of sexual assault,
Traditional Courts Bill’s passing causes row in parliament – DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach argued that the bill was patently unconstitutional and consigned women in these areas to second class citizens subject to a regressive, patriarchal system.
No bailout for Zimbabwe after Ramaphosa visit – The president offered the struggling country ‘support’ but made no concrete offer of help.
Mabuza: I don’t take Mboweni seriously – David Mabuza was asked about Tito Mboweni’s call for the privatisation of some SOEs while answering questions in the https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/gupta-naturalisation-still-a-mystery-but-the-truth-will-come-out-home-affairs-committee-20190312National Assembly on Tuesday.
Gupta naturalisation ‘still a mystery’, but ‘the truth will come out’ – Home Affairs Committee – Where the Gupta family members’ applications for early naturalisation were processed “is still a mystery”.
Standard Bank presents records of alleged money laundering operation involving Gupta-linked entities – One of the country’s biggest banks has provided records of a worrying alleged money laundering operation involving various Gupta-linked entities
Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson paid a R5m ‘bonus’ amid job losses – Two weeks before corruption-accused African Global Operations (AGO) – formerly known as Bosasa – was placed under liquidation, the company paid its CEO Gavin Watson a R5m “performance bonus” – over and above his monthly salary of R5.7m.
Deadline looms for parties to comply with IEC requirements – South Africa’s political parties have until Wednesday to comply with the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) requirements such as paying a deposit and forwarding candidate lists.
ANC reports EFF to IEC for ‘offering free drivers’ licences for votes’ – This is the second complaint lodged against the EFF with the IEC, after Karima Brown reported the party last week for harassment.
Business, Money & Economy
Group Five: Another SA construction giant buckles under the pressure – Group Five: Another SA construction giant buckles under the pressure
Brexit: MPs reject Theresa May’s deal for a second time – Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal has been rejected by MPs by an overwhelming majority for a second time, with just 17 days to go to Brexit.
Shot clock plan proposed to speed up Test cricket – The MCC World Cricket Council suggested on Tuesday the introduction of a shot clock in Test cricket in a bid to speed up the five-day game.
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