Monday Morning Edition

Good morning all!


My View

How fortunate was the paddler from Plettenberg Bay!  Police have found a few personal items [including a cellphone] belonging to the young Norwegian lady, Marie Ostbo, which seem to rule out crime.  Let’s remain hopeful.  Ethel Ruthenberg opened with an 84 at the SA Amateur Strokeplay in Port Elizabeth.  This leaves her 15 shots behind the leader.

Are the French finally fed up with the ‘migrants’?  The US Supreme Court will overturn Trump’s travel ban – that’s a given, but it will be interesting to see what reasons they come up with to justify their decision.  US administration officials to meet with Kim Jong Un – I’d love to be fly on the wall during that meeting!  Zimbabwe looking to re-enter the Commonwealth – now if that’s not irony…

Ramphosa has his work cut out for him, and now Cuba won’t be training our doctors anymore – eish – guess I don’t begrudge him his salary.

Bus strike continues – ask any good detective and they’ll tell you to follow the money – and the trail leads back to the taxi industry.  Christine Lagarde gets nervous at the prospect of a US-China trade war – fasten your seatbelt lady – it could get ugly.

Nadal puts even more distance between himself and the second-best clay-court player of all time [Mats Wilander for my money].  Chad le Clos gives back to swimming.  How good was AB de Villiers again on Friday night?  Ninety-odd off thirty-nine balls – the man is a genius.


Latest Local News

Plett man has a narrow escape with a Great White

Robbie Gibson, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said: At 09h39, Sunday, 22nd April, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated…

Wen ‘n oormaaksessie ter waarde van R5000


Fun Family-Friendly Stops along the Garden Route

The Garden Route is one of the most scenic road-trip routes that winds from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape, all the way to Storms River in the Eastern Cape.

2018 Knysna Motor Show Programme

It’s time for the Knysna Motor Show again. Please come and support the Show and the Exhibitors.  The 2018 Show Programme is now online and will be distributed at the gates free of charge!

Farm Fresh Direct: Is Social Media really Social?

I was so shocked to be chatting on social media but why is it so strange? 

Showme Newsletter 20 – 27 April 2018


Search for missing Norwegian student continues Eyewitness News

A cellphone, cap, and shoes belonging to Marie Ostbo have been found on Myoli Beach in Sedgefield where the young woman went missing. The 21-year-old … her disappearance. National Sea Rescue Institute Wilderness, Community Police, and South African Police Service are leading search efforts.

NSRI issues shark warning after paddler’s great white encounter Independent Online

Plettenberg Bay – The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) on Sunday warned bathers and paddlers and other sea users to be alert for shark activity close inshore, particularly at this time of the year. This follows an incident at Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape where a paddler managed to escape …

Gondwana Game Reserve launches mountain bike trails Independent Online

Mossel Bay, Garden Route: In keeping with the traveller’s increasing focus on experiential experiences and sustainability, the award-winning Gondwana Game Reserve(www.gondwanagr.co.za) has opened several mountain bike trails on the reserve. Combining a traditional Big 5 safari experience with …

Hoërskool Langenhoven se Mnr en Mej Langehovenhoven 2018 glansaand

Mnr. & Mej. Langenhoven glansaand Op Maandag, 26 Maart 2018 was dit tyd…

Hoërskool Langenhoven leerders hou die skool se naam hoog

Marlé & Tinka hou Langenhoven se naam hoog Marle van Wyk, ‘n graad…

Hoërskool Langenhoven se Tweelingdag

Tweelingdag Die Dasse het op Woensdag, 21 Maart 2018, hulle jaarlikse Tweelingdag gehou….


Latest Local Sports News

Hall on song in Sanlam SA Amateur Stroke Play

PORT ELIZABETH, 22 April 2018 – Casandra Hall’s title bid in the Sanlam South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship got…

Bekkenk and Dreyer win the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge

Ramses Bekkenk and Jeannie Dreyer rode to dominant victories at the 2018…

Pinnacle Point Estate: We won’t let winter keep you from playing golf

Much of our focus for the past few weeks has been to prepare for the ‘cool season’. The course was closed earlier this week for routine maintenance, to prepare the greens for winter.

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter


Myeki primed for major move in the Bay SuperSport

Zethu Myeki will return to a happy hunting ground with some early-season momentum when she vies for the 2018 Sanlam South African Women’s Stroke Play … Mistry tees off with Casandra Hall from Ekurhuleni and Southern Cape’s Ethel Ruthenburg, while Son will have fellow Gauteng golfer Eleonora …

Excitement high for Simola Hillclimb Wheels24

Knysna – Preparations for the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place from 3 to 6 May, are running at a feverish pace amongst the organisers and competitors alike. And, for the spectators, anticipation and excitement levels are at an all-time high, particularly for the fiercely competitive Modified …

Local surfers heading to longboard champs Talk of the Town (press release)

Kye was the South African U14 longboard champ in the longboard championships held in Durban last year. … Good luck to the EC team – including Kye, Dave and Steven Sawyer – against surfers from KZN, WC, southern Cape and southern Natal and champions like Mathew Moir and Crystal Hulett …

Langenhoven Gimnasium se puik spel teen York

Gimmies se 1ste netbal-span het op 19 April teen York gespeel op Gim…

Hoërskool Langenhoven se netbalspan kry Borg

Riversdal Diereklinkiek borg eerste netbalspan Die eerste netbalspan spog met pragtige nuwe baadjies…


International News

France’s lower house approves bill to tighten asylum rules April 23, 2018

One member of Macron’s party, Jean-Michel Clement, voted against the bill and said he would leave the majority.

Trump’s travel ban faces US Supreme Court showdown April 23, 2018

Trump’s policy, announced in September, blocks entry into the United States of most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Top issues for US in planned Trump summit with North Korea’s Kim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. administration officials are preparing for an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but basic details, including where and when it will happen and negotiating tactics, are still being worked out.

Zimbabwe to reap economic rewards from Commonwealth

HARARE – Zimbabwe expects to reap diplomatic and economic rewards from re-joining the Commonwealth, with its bid boosted by the backing of its return to the club it left in 2003 by Britain as President Emerson Mnangagwa continues with his international re-engagement thrust to boost trade and investment ties with global forces.


National News

Big headache: Cuba-SA doctor training programme put on hold

A question mark hangs over the future of SA’s massive programme for training medical students in Cuba, which will see about 700 fifth-year students returning home in July to complete the last leg of their training.

ANC vows to work around the clock to resolve political impasse in Mahikeng

The ANC has vowed to try and resolve the political impasse that has seen violence erupt around Mahikeng, in the North West as calls for embattled Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s removal gain momentum.

Hawks to investigate Supra’s alleged cattle gift to Zuma April 22, 2018

The Hawks have confirmed that an investigation into allegations that Supra Mahumapelo gifted Jacob Zuma with cattle worth R1.5-million is underway


Business News

Nationwide bus strike continues

Many commuters must once again look for alternative transport as the nationwide bus strike looks set to intensify as it enters its sixth day on Monday.

These business leaders made Time Magazines’s 100 Most Influential People list April 22, 2018

Business leaders Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk made Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List.

IMF warns on US, China trade war April 22, 2018

Trade wars will affect the entire global economy, not only certain countries, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said.


Sports News

Nadal wins 11th Monte Carlo Masters title April 22, 2018

Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s final to retain the world No 1 ranking.

Chad le Clos opens own Cape swimming academy with a splash April 22, 2018

The Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist plans to transform the way swimming is taught from beginner to elite level in South Africa with Chad le Clos Academy

There is a method to AB de Villiers’ mad hitting: Gambhir

NEW DELHI: Delhi Daredevils find themselves at the bottom of the points tally after enduring their fourth defeat in five games – the latest coming at the hands of Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore, but DD skipper Gautam Gambhir felt that on Saturday his team lost the game to AB de Villiers, and not to RCB.


Press Releases

Madibaz women’s sevens team target further progress

The Madibaz women’s sevens squad will be out to continue their steady progress in varsity rugby when they compete in…

Market at The Palms new loyalty card!

Market at The Palms is located in The Palms Decor and Lifestyle Centre in Woodstock, just outside the Cape Town…

It’s hip hop versus dance as SAMA24 Record of the Year race starts

The SAMA24 top 20 shortlist for Record of the Year revealed this evening point to a dominant dance culture and…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

The new Fiat 500 Collezione makes a fashion statement in Europe

Brian Joss – The exciting tour that will be taking the 500 Collezione special edition to the major European capitals…

Book Review: View From City Hall

Reflections on governing Cape Town Patricia de Lille & Craig Kesson Jonathan Ball Review: Brian Joss Politicians make strange bedfellows.…

Book Review: Steal A Few Cents

Rupert Smith Roundfire Books Review: Brian Joss In movie parlance “Steal A Few Cents” would be known as a sleeper,…

Book Review: Doomsday Conspiracy

Bernhard Schutte Reach Publishers Review: Brian Joss Conspiracy theorists will love this book which will confirm all their delusional ideas. …

Book Review: Rhino Revolution

Searching for New Solutions Clive and Anton Walker Jacana Review: Brian Joss The Rhino Revolution arrived on my desk almost…

Overhaul of the VAT treatment of electronic services

When goods are imported into South Africa there are strict controls in place so that they may be subject to…


Until next time…

Bruce

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