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

Latest Local News

New Plett Magistrates Court Marks the Start of Communities Coming Together

The first phase of an urban renewal project designed to bring the communities of Plettenberg Bay, Kwanokuthula and New Horizons…

George Municipality is Cansa trophy winner

George Municipality is elated to announce that our volunteering team at the Cansa Relay for Life event, benefitting Cansa, won…

2018 Plett ARTS Festival – How Woke Are You?

Wandisile Sebezo, Plett Tourism Association – The expression “stay woke” originates from the African-American Vernacular English. It was popularised in 2014…

Scheduled power outage- Electricity down


Bravo Lounge: Battle of the Bands

Calling all music lovers. The annual Bravo Lounge All That Jazz Battle of the Bands will take place on Sunday….

Thanks to the Nelson Mandela Municipality and Uhambiso Consult (Pty) Ltd, that is what Lunchbox Theatre did during Water Week 2018

Do you know that some children believe that ‘water comes out of a tap’ and that this is a ‘right‘,…

What are teachers saying about saving water and live theatre shows?

 “Now that they have seen The Last Drop our Learners will no longer waste water!”  Nomatemba Nkushubana, Pendlar Primary Do you…

Update: Missing Person Sedgefield

An ongoing search operation, headed by the SA Police Services, has found no sign of missing Marie Ostbo and the…

Latest Local Sports News

Torpedo SwimRun: into the Wild – Entries open

The section of Kaaimans River that forms the outline of the famous ‘Map of Africa’ is a nearly impassable route.…

Laerskool Park – Streekspan Netbal

Die volgende dogters van Laerskool Park is in die Netbal Mosselbaaistreekspan ingesluit wat…

Laerskool Park – Streekspan Rugby

Die volgende seuns van Laerskool Park is in die Rugby Mosselbaaistreekspan opgeneem. Baie..

Laerskool Hartenbos – bedank Borg!

Ons wil graag van die geleentheid gebruik maak om vir Mnr. Anton Gildenhuys…

Laerskool Hartenbos – Hokkiespelers presteer!

Baie geluk aan Johané de Jager en Alexander Bester wat in die finale…

Laerskool Hartenbos – Mini Sportdag

Heerlike dag van sport.

Laerskool Hartenbos – Waarnemende Hoofleiers

Baie geluk aan Ewan Schoeman en Lara Lubbe wat verkies is as ons nuwe waarnemende hoofleiers vir…

Punt High – Inter school Regatta

INTER SCHOOL REGATTA at George lakes, Wilderness (24 and 25 March 2018): During…

International News

Merkel and Macron seek compromise to ‘crisis-proof’ the eurozone April 19, 2018

Europe’s most powerful leaders vow to present a united front at a June summit despite anger over liability plans

North Korea commits to denuclearisation April 19, 2018

The promise — without conditions — by Kim Jong-un’s regime was delivered by South Korean leader Moon Jae-in

France immigration bill sows seeds of dissent in Macron party April 19, 2018

The country’s Parliament will vote on a tough a immigration Bill that has sparked rumblings of revolt within President Emmanuel Macron’s party

Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claim April 19, 2018

Global chemical weapon watchdog chief rejects Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were targeted in a poisoning attack.

As Macron heads to US, ‘strong relationship’ with Trump under test April 19, 2018

The next two weeks will provide a critical test of what influence, if any, the French president can have on his American counterpart.

National News

Sisulu to meet Australian counterpart over travel warning April 19, 2018

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s ministry warned travellers of murder‚ rape‚ car hijackings‚ civil unrest‚ water shortages‚ spiked drinks‚ and terrorism in SA.

Outrage, support meet AfriForum’s Malema prosecution decision

While some called the decision ‘politicking’ and ‘stupid’, others said the organisation has a point and the NPA should do its job.

Zuma’s son to face road-death charges April 19, 2018

The National Director of Public Prosecutions says prosecution ‘must ensue’; Zuma’s Porsche collided with a taxi resulting in the death of Phumzile Dube

Business News

Economist Trudi Makhaya has what it takes to spur economic change

The respected economist is at the helm of Ramaphosa’s team tasked with bringing in $100bn in investment over the next five years, writes Sunita Menon

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes lower as rand hedges retreat April 19, 2018

Property stocks recovered with the index rising 1.64% and shares in the Resilient stable rising sharply after being hammered over the past few months

Reserve Bank stresses firms free to appoint any auditors

The Reserve Bank said on Thursday that it continues to engage with KPMG as well as with banks that use the auditing firm. And it again stressed that it does not interfere in the process of who an institution appoints as its auditor.

Sports News

Conflict looms in SA cricket April 19, 2018

The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) has issued a statement which contradicted one put out by CSA earlier this week.

Injuries mounting for England ahead of South Africa tour April 19, 2018

England coach Eddie Jones could be left with a thin squad after a fourth key player was ruled out of England’s tour of South Africa.

Whiteley blow means Lions must start Super Rugby tour on the right foot April 19, 2018

The Lions Super Rugby championship hopes were hit with a body blow this week when skipper and eighthman Warren Whiteley was ruled out of the tour.

Brown to lead youthful Blitzboks team at Singapore Sevens

SINGAPORE – Kyle Brown, the second most-capped Springbok Sevens player of all time, will lead an exciting Blitzbok squad to Singapore this weekend for the eighth tournament of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Press Releases

SAMA24 nominations deliver a mixed bag of fortunes

Top South African bands Mafikizolo and Mi Casa and elegant songbird Simphiwe Dana proved their staying power when they swept…

2018 CAA Southern Region Youth & Junior Championships

Over 500 athletes will descend upon Boksburg Athletics Stadium to battle for regional honours at the 2018 CAA Southern Region…

Taste the best of Grande Provence at Jozi’s Winter Sculpture Fair

Cradle of Humankind, Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 13 May 2018, 10:00 – 17:00 Join Grande Provence at the 2018…

Holiday ideas – the National Arts Festival experience

The National Arts Festival (28 June – 8 July 2018) is an annual feast of theatre, dance, performance art, music,…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

“Connected” motorists should learn a lesson from the Facebook breach

Brian Joss – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of questioning by the US Congress on user security and privacy…

The future is here as automakers team up with techies

Brian Joss – Futurologists believe that cars, as we know them, will soon become obsolete. The humble automobile will evolve…

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…

Until next time…


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