Friday Morning Edition

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Local news updated continuously.  International, National, Business & Sports News updated at 8 am weekdays.

Latest Local News

Mayor Naik receives It’s Time Prayer Cycle Tour 2018 to George

George Mayor Ald Melvin Naik welcomed the It’s time Cycle team and event intercessors as they passed through and prayed…

Knysna Motor Show is a great getaway for the petrolhead family

Brian Joss – The seventh Knysna Motor Show , sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, will host some of the most collectable…

Plaaslike talent op verskeie KKNK-verhoë te sien

n Kenmerk van hierdie jaar se KKNK-feesprogram, is verskeie optredes deur kunstenaars van Oudtshoorn en elders uit die Eden Distrik.…

Kreatiewe denkers by Boekgesprekreeks en hope plaaslike talent by KKNK

Feesgangers by vanjaar se KKNK het ’n geleentheid om na kreatiewe denkers te luister en meer oor hulle prosesse te…

Life is a Garden|March Newsletter #2

Starlite bids farewell to Transnet pilots and aircraft maintenance engineer graduates Vertical Magazine (press release)

The Starlite training school, in existence for the past 19 years, operating out of Virginia Airport, Durban and Mossel Bay, South Africa, boasts many success stories that can be attributed to the vision of its management team, its custom-designed flexible helicopter and fixed-wing pilot training programs, …

Latest Local Sports News

Pinnacle Point: Sanlam Cancer Challenge

Join us next week Wednesday 27 March for the Pinnacle Point Sanlam Cancer Challenge. R1000 prize up for grabs in…

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Oosthuizen the only SA golfer to win on day one of World Matchplay Independent Online

AUSTIN – Louis Oosthuizen was the only South African to taste success in the opening round of the World Golf Championship Matchplay in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. Oosthuizen defeated American Jason Dufner 1 up. Oosthuizen, who lost to Day in the 2016 championship match, survived Dufner’s …

International News

Howls of outrage as post-Brexit UK passports to be made by French firm March 22, 2018

The return of blue British passports in place of standard burgundy EU ones is seen as a symbolic reclamation of UK sovereignty for those backing Brexit

Aussie Minister Dutton the next prime minister, or the great divider? March 22, 2018

He has been described as solid, straightforward, laconic, with a strong sense of self and morality in a profile by The Australian.

‘Crazy lefties are dead to me’: Aus minister pushes ahead with SA farmer plan March 22, 2018

Peter Dutton sparked uproar last week by singling out the farmers’ need to flee “horrific circumstances” for a “civilised country”.

National News

It was appropriate for state to pay Zuma’s ‘spy tapes’ legal fees, says Ramaphosa March 22, 2018

The President says section 3(3) of the State Attorney Act was used when determining if the government should fund Jacob Zuma’s legal fees

De Lille unhappy about delays, saying her legal bills are mounting March 22, 2018

After the recusal of Adv Monchusi the process has to start again, with the Cape Town mayor saying of the process, ‘really, it is a waste of time’

Treasury: Nothing will stop land expropriation March 22, 2018

Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele says leaving the land issue for another few years would only create bigger problems.

Business News

Bank of England to keep its main interest rate unchanged at 0.5% March 22, 2018

It says it has done so as it weighs high UK inflation against Brexit uncertainty, noting that tightening of monetary policy will help return inflation to its 2% target

Trump suspends metal tariffs for key US trade partners

US President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized the suspension of controversial tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from key trade partners including the European Union.

Nhlanhla Nene warns SARS officials

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has warned the South African Revenue Service (SARS) executives not to stifle attempts to rebuild the institution, saying that loyalty should be to the institution and not individuals.

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes lower as big guns drag market down, led by Naspers March 22, 2018

Naspers loses 4.59%, BAT 4.88% and Resilient 4.58%; Steinhoff drops 12.96% to R3.09

Eskom wants a 30% price increase

If Eskom has its way‚ electricity prices will increase by more than 30% – but only if the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) grants Eskom wishes.

Sports News

Elgar explains emotional century celebrations March 22, 2018

Dean Elgar has explained where his emotional celebrations came from after he scored a century on day one of the third Test against Australia.

Cummins puts Australia in charge despite Elgar’s ton for Proteas March 22, 2018

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins transformed the first day of the third Test against South Africa with a devastating four-wicket spell on Thursday.

New Blue Bulls president to get straight to work saving union March 22, 2018

Interim Blue Bulls president Willem Strauss will hit the ground running in a bid to help alleviate the ailing Blue Bulls Company’s financial woes.

Stormers change 4 for Reds battle March 22, 2018

The Stormers have made three changes in the forward pack and one in the backline for their clash with the Queensland Reds at Newlands on Saturday afternoon.

Press Releases

Top Franschhoek chefs team up for StreetSmart fundraiser

Foliage Restaurant, Franschhoek, Monday, 7 May 2018 Three top Franschhoek chefs are putting on their super hero aprons in aid…

Madibaz have a last throw of the dice

The FNB Madibaz rugby team are fired up for one final throw of the dice when they play their last…

Semenya Brings The House Down in Paarl at final Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Meeting

In windy conditions, South African middle distance star, Caster Semenya gave the 34-year-old SA 1500m record a good scare at…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

VAT and fuel levy increases will put pressure on consumers

Brian Joss – Despite the recent positive sentiments about South Africa’s economy, the challenges facing it remain and the state’s overall…

Cape Town Inner City Luxury Hotel Appoints New General Manager

Cape Town, 14 March 2018: Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris has announced the appointment of Mark Wernich as general manager…

Help! My Child is in the wrong crowd

 ‘We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is 

Cartoon – Scuffles and sidesteps

Until next time…


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