St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Wednesday 10th October
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
The Silences of Sound – Spare a thought for tiny Reinnette – she enjoys none of the sounds of joy of childhood
Giving thanks for the recent rains – Ongoing water-saving mooted at prayer day
Driver Licence Delays – Unrest at Pretoria delays issuing of driver’s licences
National (South Africa & Africa) News
The politics of having the newest new Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni – On Tuesday afternoon President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that he had accepted the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister
Twenty percent of high school pupils ‘have attempted suicide’ – A large proportion of our teenagers are suffering from mental and emotional health problems, according to the Psychiatry Management Group.
Shops shut doors as Zimbabwe financial crisis deepens – Several shops in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare have put up “closure signs” on their doors as the cash crunch deepens,
Cops bust 2 men in alleged possession of bags of perlemoen – wo men were arrested after they were allegedly found in possession of a large amount of perlemoen
Barbara Hogan to take the stand at #StateCaptureInquiry – Former minister of public enterprises Barbara Hogan is set to take the stand at the state capture inquiry on Wednesday.
Business, Money & Economy
Rand gains on Tito Mboweni’s appointment as finance minister – The rand firmed more than 30c against the dollar ahead of Tito Mboweni’s appointment as finance minister‚ remaining steady at firmer levels.
An ‘exile kid’ who loves curry and fly-fishing – 15 things you didn’t know about Tito Mboweni – Here are 15 things you didn’t know about South Africa’s new finance minister
Hurricane Michael: ‘Monstrous’ storm strengthens to category three – Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a category three storm, with winds near 120mph (193km/h) as it churns towards the Florida coast,
EP sides avoid a ton of hidings, but struggles continue – Eastern Province rugby appears to be still in bad shape after another weekend of concerning results. No centuries this week.
US Open, PGA winner Koepka voted PGA Tour Player of Year – Brooks Koepka, this year’s US Open and PGA Championship winner, was announced Tuesday as the US PGA Tour Player of the Year
In what he calls a passion project, Peter Jackson sharpens and steadies 100-year-old film, bringing soldiers’ “faces to life”.