Monday Morning Edition

Good morning all!


My View

Plett Tourism up in arms at the Municipality’s attempt to take over.  AHi Western Cape launches a 24-hour call centre in George.

SA Junior golfers, including three from the Garden Route, retain the SA Challenge Cup.  Christo Lamprecht climbed the leaderboard in Ireland with a 70 on Saturday but then had a ‘mare yesterday.  The SWD Eagles get properly smashed by WP.

The US and China put the sabres away – for the moment.  

The ANC has found something that unites them – land grabs – but it may just backfire.  

Methinks it’s better to keep quiet until the facts emerge re the Willemse/Mallet spat – me myself – I don’t like egg on my face.  Unfortunately, it hasn’t stopped many from pronouncing both Mallet and Botha guilty – poor Naas seems to have been an innocent bystander.


Latest Local News

Plett Tourism rejects new Municipal Bylaw related to Tourism

Plett Tourism is opposed to the proposed Bitou Municipality Tourism Bylaw as it is presently worded. (View the proposed Bylaw from…

Scheduled power outage – portion of New Dawn Park 

Farmfresh Connect: Wonderful Wedding Vibes

Happy Happy Saturday Everyone!!!  I hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful Saturday in the Garden Route

Showme Newslette 18 – 25 May 2018


AHI Western Cape launches 24 hour call centre May 19, 2018

The small business trade institute, AHI Western Cape, has launched a 24-hour call centre to offer business advice for those wanting to be their own bosses, in George in the Southern Cape. 

The best and worst municipalities in every province in South Africa BusinessTech

Mossel Bay and Swartland (Malmesbury) were the joint top scorers at 84. The table below outlines the top performing municipalities in each province:.

Shell-shocked cat reunited with family 11 months after Knysna fire Times LIVE

Shell-shocked‚ missing a tooth and a lot thinner‚ a cat that went missing when its family fled the devastating fires in Knysna 11 months ago has been …

Fire crews battle flare-ups near Knysna Eyewitness News

Fire crews are battling flare-ups in the area. SANParks Spokesperson Nandi Mgwadlamba said: “There’s smoke that can be seen as far as Knysna.


Latest Local Sports News

Jubilant GolfRSA Juniors conquer at SA Challenge Cup

18 May 2018 – The GolfRSA Juniors closed out an unbeaten run at Irene Country Club to sweep to a…

Northern Cape seals SA Country Districts promotion

POTCHEFSTROOM, 19 May 2018 – It was the underdog’s day as unheralded Northern Cape stole the show at Potchefstroom Country…


A weekend of close fought games in SuperSport Rugby Challenge Sport24

WP’s 50-3 win over the SWD Eagles at the Bridgton Sports Ground in Oudtshoorn on Sunday drew a curtain on a weekend that saw crucial wins for the Blue Bulls and Griquas as well as five tries by Pumas wing, Ruwellyn Isbell.

Round of 70 launches Lamprecht into top 20 Team South Africa

Southern Cape junior Christo Lamprecht made the most of an early start at … South Africa’s top-ranked junior Jayden Schaper from Ekurhuleni is …

Schools MTB League Southern Cape #1 results In the Bunch

Tristan Nortje and Kirstin Roelofse won the junior races of the Schools MTB League in tne first Southern Cape event at Klipheiuwel Trail Park today.


International News

US and China avert full-blown trade war, but doubts linger May 21, 2018

Tariff retaliation to end and co-operation to intensify, while US adviser says Beijing has offered to cut trade gap with US by $200bn

ANALYSIS: US’s Iran sanctions could be an opportunity for oil-thirsty China May 18, 2018

Chinese businesses might step in if nervous European companies leave — but they will have to weigh the costs of incurring US wrath, and the risks of Iranian instability

Venezuela’s Maduro wins presidential vote – election board May 21, 2018

Turnout at the election was just 46.1%, way down from the 80% registered at the last presidential vote in 2013.


National News

EXCLUSIVE: PIC set to clash with Nene over Dan Matjila corruption claims May 21, 2018

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene seeks documents as he takes another look at Matjila allegations

Cyril Ramaphosa says land reform is key to national unity May 20, 2018

ANC president tells party workshop there is a need ‘to undo a grave historical injustice’

New ANC leadership in FS appeals for unity as court threat emerges May 21, 2018

The provincial conference is likely to see a fresh legal threat after some disgruntled ANC members claimed that they were purposely left out.

Murder accused Henri van Breda to learn his fate May 21, 2018

Van Breda stands accused of killing his parents and older brother, and maiming his younger sister in an attack at their Stellenbosch home in January 2015.


Business News

Why the Japanese are keen on SA

Executives from three hundred of Japan’s top companies landed in South Africa two weeks ago in an effort to explore investment opportunities here and, ultimately, in the rest of the continent.

Cyril Ramaphosa urged to cut spending and shrink Cabinet May 21, 2018

The DA charges that the bloated Zuma-era Cabinet lives on through Ramaphosa’s administration

Cellphone surveillance in South Africa – We should all be afraid

Professor Jane Duncan has released a new book titled Stopping the Spies: Constructing and resisting the surveillance state in South Africa.  In the book, Duncan argues that the Rica process and institutions have been run down, and the public safety and security risks are huge.


Sports News

Nadal wins 8th Rome Masters title after stunning comeback May 20, 2018

Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev after a stunning comeback.

SuperSport to probe Willemse ‘unfortunate’ incident May 20, 2018

Sports channel, SuperSport has said it views the incident that happened on its television set Saturday in a very serious light and will conduct a full investigation into the matter.

Sports minister wants Nick Mallett and Naas Botha suspended after Ashwin Willemse storms out studio May 20, 2018

Former Springbok player Willemse walks off the SuperSport set after an alleged racist incident with the two veteran commentators

Rassie faces his first big test in charge

Johannesburg – On Saturday, Johan “Rassie” Erasmus takes the first step out of the honeymoon period by naming his first squad as Springbok coach.


Press Releases

Stanley Beer Yard Goes Under the Knife

The much beloved craft beer bar, Stanley Beer Yard, has closed its doors for an entire redesign, rebrand and refresh…

Franschhoek Bastille Festival | 14 & 15 July 2018

Save the date for SA’s French inspired 25th annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument on 14…

Unveiling of Glenelly’s Flagship Lady May 2012

Glenelly Estate have released the 2012 vintage of their highly acclaimed flagship wine: the Lady May named in honour of Glenelly’s…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Being prepared for hijackings and shootings is key, says Masterdrive

Brian Joss – Motorists were caught up in a shooting in Sandton when shots rang out at a petrol station. Details…

Acquiring a CDN Service Provider Online

Having a website that opens up faster is important to readers of such website and this is due to a…

All eyes are on 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport at 2018 Mille Miglia

Brian Joss – The Mille Miglia has been the supreme expression of the passion for cars for more than ninety years.…


Until next time…

Bruce

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