Wednesday Morning Edition

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



LATEST LOCAL NEWS

‘Desired state’ of the Garden Route National Park

The picturesque 175,000 hectares Garden Route National Park (GRNP) consists of the previously proclaimed Tsitsikamma and Wilderness National Parks; the Knysna…

GO GEORGE services suspended from Wednesday 18 April

Due to a national trade union strike in which GO GEORGE drivers will participate and reports received at this stage,…

Fancourt Launches Contemporary Lifestyle Magazine

In keeping with a desire to offer only the best of experiences and memorable hospitality, the landmark 5* Fancourt hotel,…

Ward Councillor donates computer to disabled

Cllr Faith Mdaka, Ward Councillor for Ward 15 donated a printer and a laptop to the office of the Disabled…


Balaclava gang on the run after killing woman on Stilbaai farm April 17, 2018

An armed gang are on the run after opening fire on a group of people on a farm outside Stilbaai, killing a 62-year-old woman, Southern Cape police say.


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

SWD Delegation at CSA Transformation Indaba

Sunday, 15 April 2018 – CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) consolidated its principles, policies and implementation procedures at the 2018 Transformation Indaba…


International News

Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”

Robert Fisk’s bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus.

Koreas expected to announce end of 68-year war

North and South Korea are discussing plans to make a stunning announcement at their leaders’ summit next week: a permanent end to the 68-year state of war between the two, according to reports.

FDA supports experimental epilepsy drug made from marijuana plant compound April 17, 2018

Cannabidiol is a different chemical from THC, which gives marijuana its euphoric effect. Cannabidiol is purified and made into an oral solution

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92 – family

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died on Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics.


National News

Mkhwebane bows to pressure for new probe into politicians’ links to Vrede dairy scandal

Under fire public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane appears to have succumbed to pressure from MPs: she has confirmed that she will launch a new probe into the role played by politicians in the Gupta-linked Vrede dairy farm project.

Bathabile Dlamini argues against cost order over Sassa

Dlamini says she acted in good faith in the payment of social grants debacle, and should not ‘in law’ be held liable for legal costs

EFF claims assassination plot targeting Julius Malema

The Economic Freedom Fighters party has alerted the police ministry and stepped up its own security after being alerted to a death threat originating in the North West‚ it says.


Business News

Cyril Ramaphosa’s ‘team investment’ is testament to black leadership, BBC says April 17, 2018

The President has named ‘special investment envoys’, one of whom is Afropulse chair Phumzile Langeni, while Trudi Makhaya is his economic adviser

MARKET WRAP: JSE gains a little as retailers rally on firmer rand April 17, 2018

The all share closes slightly higher with Steinhoff rocketing on the day after it shelved a plan to increase executives’ remuneration

IMF raises SA’s growth forecast to 1.5% in 2018 April 17, 2018

The IMF previously had SA’s growth at 0.9% but since then, Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected president, and things are looking up

KPMG loses SA’s most valuable client: auditor-general’s office

The auditor-general’s decision to terminate auditing contracts with KPMG will see the embattled audit firm excluded from doing any work for the country’s most valuable client.


Sports News

15 players invited to Springbok camp in Durban April 17, 2018

The Springbok management is using the three alignment camps to accelerate preparations for the forthcoming international rugby season.

Reports: Frustrated Mourinho Puts Four Man Utd Stars On Transfer List

Manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly placed four of his Manchester United stars, including a fan favourite, on the transfer list.

Whiteley setback a huge blow for Lions

Lions captain Warren Whiteley’s return from injury is back on ice after he felt a “click” in his troublesome knee.


PRESS RELEASES

A new single for André Schwartz!

 “… maar ek het dit nooit verwag, want hier staan ek weer. Dans dieselfde dans, maar voel soveel meer.  Kry ’n…

Improving housing delivery with integrated spatial visualisation platforms

by Senzo Nkonyane, Esri South Africa – Building sustainable human settlements requires more than bricks and mortar. We need to understand…

Shoprite Group helps students stretch their budgets

Recognising the severe financial pressures which leave many students too hungry to apply themselves to their studies, the Shoprite Group…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES

Peugeot’s newest 3008 has allure galore

Brian Joss – There was something about the Peugeot 3008 SUV that made me grin from year-to-ear whenever I took…

Sasol GTC Africa: Engen Audi in hunt for win at Killarney

Brian Joss – Anticipation and excitement will be racing through the Mother City over the next few days as the Engen…

Cartoon – Bad eggs

Volkswagen Motorsport aiming for podium place in Sasol GTC at Killarney

Brian Joss – Volkswagen Motorsport heads to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town for the second round of the Sasol GTC…

Know your body to defeat cancer

Early detection can mean all the difference when it comes to a cancer diagnosis According to Cancer Research UK there…


Until next time…

Bruce

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