St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Wednesday 15th August
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Greater Kromme Stewardship (GKS) Declares First Two Protected Areas In Eastern Cape – The Kromensee Nature Reserve and The Sand River Private Nature Reserve were officially opened yesterday at an event held at St Francis Links in the Eastern Cape.
Dead author had ‘further evidence’ on apartheid paedophile claims: publisher – Ex-cop and writer Mark Minnie – who co-authored the controversial ‘The Lost Boys of Bird Island’, which investigated an apartheid-era paedophilia ring – had planned to reveal much more, his publishers said on Tuesday.
Mark Minnie did not use his own firearm in alleged suicide – police – Police are investigating how co-author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, Mark Minnie, was found dead with a firearm that did not belong to him
National (South Africa & Africa) News
New acting NPA boss ‘weak’, ‘defended dropping charges against Zuma’ – Glynnis Breytenbach is not impressed with Ramaphosa’s choice of acting NDPP.
‘Cartels extorting billions’ through state attorney’s office are in SIU’s sights – State attorneys allegedly deliberately botched cases and colluded with lawyers to defraud the state of up to R80bn
Treasury offers eleventh-hour recommendations to fix Road Accident Fund – The Road Accident Fund is in desperate need of financial, governance and structural reforms if it is to remain functional, National Treasury has told Parliament.
South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Bribes paid to court syndicate’ – A police informant has told the BBC he was the middleman between rhino-horn smugglers and a court syndicate in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.
Youthful Van Breda faces whole life in jail based only on circumstantial evidence – lawyer – Convicted axe murderer Henri van Breda, 23, faces his whole life in jail “based only on circumstantial evidence”, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday.
Business, Money & Economy
Bursting the centrist, socialist magical economic thinking bubble – Marius Oosthuizen – SA’s ruling party is seemingly obsessed with the socialist genie in a bottle which they are convinced can be coaxed out by rubbing it with any number of redistributive policies that have very little to do with pragmatic economic reality.
Why you should be worried about the JSE – More than two thirds of counters in the ALSI are down for the year to date.
SA asked US to ‘back away’ from punitive tariffs – South Africa has asked the US to not implement punitive tariffs that could make its economy collateral damage in the trade war with China,
Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa – Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa are searching into the night for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge.
The car was driven from Birmingham and spent hours near London’s main shopping area before driving to Parliament in the morning.
‘Flo’ excited to see the beast in Siya unleashed – The experienced flanker’s presence in the Springbok side allows his captain to fulfill a role many believe is better for him.
7 tips on how to coat, crumb and fry meat perfectly every time – Whether you’re deep frying or roasting, follow these tips to make the crispiest golden cutlets without fail.
The Long Swim: DAY 34
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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