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Top Local Stories 

Energy transition goals set by Eden DM and Local Municipalities

Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) hosted a Green Energy Summit on 11 and 12 April 2018 at Fancourt in George,…

USAID SA-LED partners with municipalities to promote a green economy

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) South African Low Emissions Development Programme (SA-LED) continues to work towards reducing…

Missing Person Sedgefield

An appeal is made for any information that can assist in locating a 21 year old female who has disappeared in Sedgefield.…

Watch: Massive seal chases fish in lagoon

Bathers and beach-goers were treated to an exhilarating show today when a massive seal in Plett’s Keurbooms lagoon was spotted…

Scheduled power outage – portion of Thembalethu

Plett’s ORCA Foundation introduces new members

The ORCA Foundation is undoubtedly one of Plett’s thriving initiatives dedicated to supporting marine research, conservation and community education. Founder Tony Lubner…

Painting Plett, one beautiful photograph at a time

Photography is nature seen from the eyes outwards, and we take them to remind us of what we may forget.…

Time to enjoy winter in style at 2018 Plett ARTS Festival

Plettenberg Bay celebrates the arts with two weeks dedicated to live performances, workshops, fashion and much more from 25 June…

What’s on at the George Arts Theatre in April/May

Nolans: Lounge shutters – Relax, take it easy


Latest Local Sports News

Madibaz XCO Series set for bumper year

Organisers of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series, which has enjoyed rapid growth since 2016, are preparing for another bumper year when the first of four events takes place in George on Sunday.

Fancourt takes home Golf Digest Editor’s Choice yet again

Fancourt, the world-renowned five-star hotel situated in the stunningly magnificent Garden Route in the Western Cape, South Africa has been…

Mayoral Golf Day 22 June 2018

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter


11 medals for youngster with Olympic dream HeraldLIVE

Talented Myra Viduya has set her sights on competing at the Olympics after collecting an impressive 11 medals at the South African Level Two Swimming Gala. The three-day swim meet took place in Oudtshoorn from April 7 to 9 and the dynamic 10-year-old returned with five golds, five silvers and one …


International News

Macron Wants to Save Europe. He’ll Need to Save France First

Emmanuel Macron announced his arrival on the world stage last May by grabbing hold of Donald Trump and not letting go. 

Trump hopes for successful North Korea summit

PALM BEACH – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he hoped an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be successful after a recent visit to Pyongyang by CIA Director Mike Pompeo but warned he would call it off if he did not think it would produce results.

Trudeau, allies issue call to arms over Russian cyberattacks at London security briefing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined his British, Australian and New Zealander counterparts in the U.K. on Wednesday to discuss the most pressing international security challenges.

Attorney-general’s visa push: ‘The more South Africans, the better’

Cabinet minister Christian Porter has declared “the more South Africans, the better” for his Western Australian electorate as Liberals call for white farmers to be given visas.


National News

Zuma appoints new legal team to fight state capture costs order

JOHANNESBURG – It’s understood former president Jacob Zuma has appointed a new legal team to challenge the personal costs awarded against him in the state capture matter.

Facebook admits data leak affected 100000 SA users — far more than estimated

Facebook has told SA’s information regulator that almost 100,000 people in the country were affected by its data leak — far more than estimated.

Bus strike causes mayhem

As more than 16000 bus drivers went on a national strike, local commuters were not spared the inconvenience long queues that straddled the boundaries of taxi ranks, from Langa to Landsdowne and from Khayelitsha to Killarney.

Ramaphosa’s charm offensive in the UK looks likely to pay off April 18, 2018

The President says he will introduce tax or general industrial incentives in a bid to win $100bn in new foreign investment

‘ANC can’t afford to lose election in NW in defence of corrupt individual’ April 18, 2018

The Revolutionary Council, which is made up of some members of the ANC and civic organisations who are calling for the end of Supra Mahumapelo’s administration, says violence is not the answer.


Business News

Coal rescue plan for Eskom

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has assured Parliament there will be no load-shedding and its application for a confined tender to procure emergency coal has been approved by the National Treasury.

World’s debt load balloons to a record $164-trillion, warns IMF April 18, 2018

The International Monetary Fund says the global debt burden is clouding an otherwise upbeat outlook for the world economy

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes higher as economic data buoys sentiment April 18, 2018

Inflation came in at 3.8% in March, below a Trading Economics consensus forecast of 4.1%, while retail sales growth jumped an annual 4.9% in February

Five articles that reveal what Cyril Ramaphosa’s new economic adviser thinks April 18, 2018

Business Day columnist Trudi Makhaya has been appointed economic adviser to President Cyril Ramaphosa. Here’s what she thinks about the economy


Sports News

Triumphant SA Fed Cup team one step closer to promotion April 18, 2018

South Africa have beaten Finland for a perfect record in the Europe/Africa Group III tournament in Montenegro.

Head to head: Should the Commonwealth Games stay or go?

OPINION: The latest edition of the Commonwealth Games has wrapped up and as the fanfare subsides the question remains: Are they still a valid sporting event or should they be put out to pasture?

Lallana’s South African hope

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has travelled to South Africa to receive specialist treatment in his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury.


Press Releases

Winter seasonal offerings at Shimmy Beach Club

Shimmy Beach Club has an array of delicious winter culinary offerings to heat up your winter agenda. With the recent…

A Hard Road Back

When Dorothee Kirchner stood on the dry, dusty roadway at the gates of Druk My Niet Wine Estate on the…

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…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Low overturn rate does not necessarily mean insurer excellence

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) has today released its Annual Report on Operations for 2017. Key highlights for the year are…

Ford Mustang racing ahead of the competition on sales’ charts

Brian Joss – Global demand for the new 2018 Ford Mustang has driven Mustang to its third straight year as the…

Mazda SA’s market share shows robust growth since it split from Ford

Brian Joss – Mazda Southern Africa’s business results reflect robust growth for the 2017-18 fiscal year, with highest recorded vehicle sales…

Easter death toll paints an extremely bleak picture, says AA

Brian Joss – Transport minister Blade Nzimande released the Easter road death toll announcing a shocking 14% increase in road…


Until next time…

Bruce

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