Tuesday Morning Edition

Good morning all,

This Edition is sponsored by Cricket Trimmings & Wynand’s Cricket Academy.

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



LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

George Fire Department to host International Firefighters’ Day

Memories of the recent devastating fires that marred the Eden District will be forever etched on the collective consciousness of…

Ramon Alexander mini-tour April 2018

Ramon Alexander is the last and youngest of the Cape Jazz disciples – building bridges between the old and the…

Special family packages at Fancourt are the real deal this winter

Winter is the perfect opportunity for South Africans to explore their own country and take advantage of hotels’ low season…

Freedom of Choice Weekend in Prince Albert

More often than not, long weekends are a conundrum; specifically, they way that we choose to spend them. A long…

Fatal heart attack in Plettenberg Bay

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: At 09h31, 16th April, NSRI medical crew were activated following reports of a local…


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Albertinia Gholfdag 5 Mei 2018

Champions Return to The 36ONE

This Friday, the 20th of April, the defending 36ONE MTB Challenge champions, Ramses Bekkenk and Jeannie Dreyer, will line up…


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

For the first time in 37 years there will be no fire and brimstone on Independence Day in Zimbabwe April 16, 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa expected to sing a different tune‚ focusing on economic growth and international reintegration

North Korea and China move to strengthen ties April 16, 2018

The head of the Communist Party central committee’s international department leads an art troupe to a spring festival in the North’s capital

Marchers protest against detention of Catalan separatists April 16, 2018

The protest comes six months after the first incarcerations of top Catalan separatist leaders

West says no more missile strikes in Syria April 16, 2018

US, UK and France warn Syria against deploying chemical weapons

Boy unearths legendary Danish king’s trove in Germany April 16, 2018

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark.


NATIONAL NEWS

Inside the #GuptaRaid

Johannesburg – Luxury cars, two aircraft, a helicopter, farms and bank accounts are some of the controversial Guptas’ valuables, worth more than R250 million, that the Asset Forfeiture Unit is looking to impound.

DA has suffered reputational harm at De Lille’s hands, says CT caucus

The party’s city caucus will be seeking permission from the Federal Executive to table a fresh motion of no confidence in Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille.

Aussie travel advisory bashes South Africa

Travel advisory website smartraveller.gov.au urges visitors to exercise a “high degree of caution” in South Africa and offers an extensive list of dangers under the heading “safety and security”.


BUSINESS NEWS

Trump Scraps New Sanctions Against Russia, Overruling Advisers

WASHINGTON — President Trump rejected, for now at least, a fresh round of sanctions set to be imposed against Russia on Monday, a course change that underscored the schism between the president and his national security team.

This is Britain’s moment for an ambitious Commonwealth trade deal

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) currently underway is the perfect petri dish for the start of trade talks.

Minimum wages must be sectoral, says DA

The DA says it rejects a blanket national minimum wage, arguing that this will lead to job losses and lock out the unemployed from the labour market.

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes higher as rand comes off weakest levels April 16, 2018

The stronger currency has a positive effect on local banking and retailer shares, with a firm opening on the Dow encouraging risk-off trade


SPORTS NEWS

Hattrick hero Gelant focussed building Bulls’ championship credentials April 16, 2018

Warrick Gelant leads the race for the Springbok 15 jersey after his hattrick against the Sharks, but the Bulls fullback is focussed on Super Rugby.

Battling Stormers must ‘pull up their socks’

Stormers lock Pieter-Steph du Toit is not a man of many words‚ but as one of the team’s leaders‚ he admitted that it was time for the battling Cape side to “pull up their socks”.

Salah Breaks Ronaldo Record

Liverpool’s African superstar Mohamed Salah continued his record hunt on the weekend, beating a milestone set by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2007/08 campaign.


PRESS RELEASES

Another Dalene Matthee novel set to hit the big screen!

The popular novel, TOORBOS, written by award-winning author Dalene Matthee, will soon come to life on the big screen, with renowned…

Cooking with bitters from starters to desserts

For hundreds of years bitters has been considered an essential ingredient in many cocktail recipes, but did you know that…

Eseltjiesrus Bookfair McGregor 18 to 20 May 2018

Bargain hunters and book lovers are in for a treat at the 12th annual Book Fair in McGregor.  This is the event…

Heyns, Du Toit crowned Winelands Encounter champs

Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit claimed their second stage win to secure overall honours on the final day of…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES 

Toyota Gazoo Racing to field two-car team at Qatar cross country rally

Brian Joss – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will be fielding two cars at the Qatar Cross-Country Rally, which gets under…

Botterill/ Vacy Lyle set for fightback in York Rally

Brian Joss – Defending South African National Rally Champions, are set to fight back on round 2 of the championship…

Killarney circuit a challenge for Engen Polo Cup contenders

Brian Joss – After a brilliant start to the season at Kyalami last month, the 2018 Engen Polo Cup championship contenders…

Cartoon – Legal orders

Reckless Credit: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Loans, clothing accounts, expensive furniture buys and credit upon credit. The South African consumer’s debt struggle is heart-wrenching and unfortunately…

Firms in different markets found to collude in tender

The Competition Commission referred two bid-rigging complaints to the Competition Tribunal against respondents Eye Way Trading (Pty) Ltd (“Eye Way”)…


Until next time…

Bruce

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