St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Wednesday 8th August
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Could an Abalone Farm save the beach? – Consider that two of the SA’s largest illegal exports to the East are poached rhino horn and poached abalone
Not too late to enter – Entries open until 12h00 on 10 August for annual Beastmed Chokka Trail Run / Walk
EFF denies supporting ‘unrepentant fraudsters’, the PA, for Nelson Mandela Bay mayorship – Longtime enmity between the Patriotic Alliance and the EFF is once again unsettling the uneasy balance of power in Nelson Mandela Bay.
More than 300 letters objecting to Grahamstown name change – More than 300 letters objecting to Grahamstown’s name change to that of Xhosa warrior, philosopher and prophet Makhanda have been received
National (South Africa & Africa) News
Moyane Dossier, Part 3: How Moyane’s SARS illegally paid R420m in VAT refunds to the Guptas – SARS illegally paid at least R420-million in tax refunds claimed by the Gupta companies into an attorneys trust account, to a shelf company and a shady businessman who was once involved in business with Tom Moyane’s nephew.
The Justice John Hlophe Inquiry Papers: Going nowhere fast – Judge Hlophe can still, at least partially, redeem himself by taking the honourable route of figuratively falling on his sword.
SA man ‘kidnapped’ in Moz ‘doing well’, transferred to provincial hospital – André Hanekom, the South African who was airlifted by the military to Pemba Provincial Hospital.
Meet SA’s R145-million PowerBall winner – The winner of the R145-million PowerBall jackpot is a 34-year-old engineer based in Secunda.
This is what it takes to change the Constitution – Like all modern constitutions, the South African Constitution provides for its own amendment by Parliament and prescribes special procedures to effect them.
Nedbank opposes change to Section 25 of the Constitution – South Africa is in the early stages of a complex political and institutional turnaround, which needs to lead to structural reforms and more policy certainty
The land issue; why the ANC’s Constitutional re-wording could work – Steven Friedman – Yes, President Ramaphosa was probably forced to concede the move to amend a Constitutional property clause to appease the Zuma-supporting faction in his party’s NEC.
Theresa May has joined calls for the former foreign secretary to apologise for the remarks, saying they “clearly caused offence”.
The US president says he is only asking for “world peace”, as a German manufacturer ceases business activities in Iran.
Say hello to captain Quinton – The Proteas make an interesting choice in trying to replace the injured Faf du Plessis for the rest of the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
SA’s female principals still struggling to be heard – There are two dominant narratives in research about female principals and educational leadership.
The Long Swim: DAY 27
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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