Tuesday Morning Edition

Good morning all,


MY VIEW

Ah – the rumour-mill.  No, George Municipality has not been placed under administration.  Plett Tourism mobilizes against being essentially captured.  Stromsriver gate at SANParks progressing – but it has been nearly two years.  Sedgefield security guard on the ball.  Lots happening in Plett – no wonder the Municipality wants in – looks a bit like old-school Mafia ‘protectionism’ to me.

Congratulations and good luck to the SWD LSEN cricket team.

The western liberals will have soon have to choose between Trump and… well not Trump.  Will Mugabe get his Luna moment?

The ANC work at manufacturing rallying points, at least the DA knows how to do it – just act against corruption – even from within.  To those who labelled Nick & Naas racists – we don’t expect an apology – we’re just going to enjoy watching you wipe the egg off your faces.  

The Rand is threatening the 13 dollar mark.

Protea women’s squad vs England announced – go get ’em girls!


LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

George not under administration

Further to reports in the media last week George Municipality would like to clarify that the municipality is not being…

Reject the Municipal BYLAW as it presently stands

SUPPORT PLETT TOURISM AND LET’S BUILD ON WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED! Plett Tourism is opposed to the proposed Bitou Municipality…

Park Update on Tsitsikamma entrance gate project & Wilderness Bridge maintenance

Construction of the entrance gate to the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park (Storms River Rest Camp) is…

Security officer praised for arrest in Cola Beach

Fidelity ADT Armed Response Officer (ARO), Zweni Buyile was praised by the local Sedgefield Neighbourhood Watch after making an arrest…

Fencing subsidies

Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) has made funds available to assist landowners neighbouring rural roads with fencing of their properties.…

Recycling Day Awareness

On recycling day, the George Municipality (Environmental Services: Cleansing) arranged for 100 learners from four different schools in George, Thembalethu…

Win R 1000 worth of data with Prince Albert Tourism’s photo competition!

Prince Albert, the unfiltered jewel of the Great Karoo, is revered for its charming old architecture, restaurants and bars, art…

Skhulu’z Lounge to sponsor workshop at Plett ARTS Festival

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo Long-standing Jazz establishment, Skhulu’z Lounge in Kwano, together with Plett Tourism, will sponsor a Jazz…

Get your discounted Season Tickets for Plett ARTS Festival

We have a fantastic special offer on Season Tickets for the Plett ARTS Festival. Season Tickets will include entry into the…

Greenpop’s Festival of Action aims to regreen the Garden Route

Striving to repair damage caused by fires in 2017, the festival brings eco-warriors together to learn, plant trees and take…

De Krans scores at National Wine Challenge /Top 100 2018

De Krans, widely known as being one of SA’s leading port-style wine producers, once again showed that they are more…


Oh to Travel on Gravel in the Klein Karoo

gotravelbug­.co­.za – Road tripping is definitely part of what an adventure travel blogger does. Give me the gravel to travel on and I’m there! Once again I had to head to the mountain scapes of the Klein Karoo and we sta…

Weather Update: Cold weather for most of SA following cold front News24

High seas with wave heights in excess of six metres are expected between Table Bay and Plettenberg Bay, and between Plettenberg Bay and East …


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

SWD Cricket announces LSEN team for national week

The National cricket week for  Learners with Special Educational Needs will be held in Benoni from 1 – 5 October…

Parkrun arrives in Plett

This month saw the launch of Plettenberg Bay’s official parkrun. As you may know, parkrun is a weekly, timed 5km…

Plett Adventure Racing Team on Expedition Africa 2018

Follow their journey live from Sunday 20th May on www.expafrica.live – TEAM 16 The Plett Adventure Race Team has left for Expedition…


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

ICC’s chief prosecutor to meet Palestine’s foreign minister over Gaza unrest May 21, 2018

Fatou Bensouda warned Israel Defence Forces to avoid excessive use of force and vowed to take ‘any action warranted’ last week ahead of Monday’s meeting

US plans to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran May 21, 2018

US allies are expected to support the aggressive new plan, forcing European companies to choose between investing in Iran or trading with the US

South Korea has much to teach Africa on how to pull itself out of poverty May 21, 2018

The key is agricultural industrialisation, says the head of the African Development Bank, and this can’t be done without the state’s involvement

Parliament calls Robert Mugabe to testify on diamond corruption May 21, 2018

Mugabe has said corruption and foreign exploitation in the sector cost the country $15bn — but his own regime stands accused of syphoning off diamond profits

Trump ‘demands’ probe of alleged spying on his campaign May 21, 2018

US President Donald Trump has demanded that the Justice Department investigate whether his presidential campaign was “infiltrated” or spied on for political purposes.


NATIONAL NEWS

‘Ramphosa has been underwhelming’ — Maimane on president’s 100 days May 21, 2018

The DA leader believes President Cyril Ramaphosa is governing on a ‘fragile’ and ‘compromised’ mandate

ANC to use current Constitution to test land expropriation without compensation May 21, 2018

NEC member Ronald Lamola says the ANC would encourage government to forge ahead with expropriation using the current frameworks

Msimanga wants full audit of staff after Aucamp qualifications scandal May 22, 2018

It emerged last week that Solly Msimanga’s now former chief of staff Marietha Aucamp was appointed to the post despite the fact that she only holds a matric.

Sassa to explain irregular expenditure of over R1 billion May 22, 2018

Sassa’s irregular expenditure has been growing over the past three financial years, mostly due to disputed security contracts, which remain unresolved.

‘There is no animosity’ between Ashwin Willemse, Mallett and Botha – MultiChoice CEO May 21, 2018

SuperSport and MultiChoice said they believe there was “no racism” at play or animosity between Ashwin Willemse, Naas Botha and Nick Mallett after being locked in “robust discussions”.


BUSINESS NEWS

DA proposes statutory fiscal rules to curb rocketing state debt and guarantees May 22, 2018

A law on fiscal rules will give Parliament authority over this critical aspect of the budget

MARKET WRAP: JSE little changed in subdued trade, as miners offset fall in Naspers May 21, 2018

Diversified miners gain after US and China signal they should resolve trade conflict amicably, but a surging dollar keeps emerging-market assets on the back foot

JSE closes flat in thin trade as ANC land expropriation news dampens market May 21, 2018

Naspers slipped despite optimism after US/China trade talks, general retailers and miners ended higher, but banks lost out in renewed risk-off trade

Public Sector wage negotiations deadlocked May 21, 2018

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo was set to address the media on Monday following weeks of protracted wage negotiations with Public Sector Unions. 


SPORTS NEWS

Emery set to succeed Wenger as Arsenal boss May 21, 2018

Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery looks set to become Arsene Wenger’s successor after 22 years as Arsenal manager.

Tau tipped for clean sweep at PSL awards May 21, 2018

Following Mamelodi Sundowns’ stellar campaign during the ABSA Premiership, the newly crowned champions’ Percy Tau is line to win big at the PSL awards. 

CSA name Proteas Women’s squad for England tour May 21, 2018

The tour will feature a three-match ODI series as part of the ICC International Women’s Championship and a T20 triangular that will include New Zealand.


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Madeliefie Makietie gaan vanjaar sorg vir groot opwinding

Die gewilde Madeliefie Makietie-fees, wat verlede jaar vir die eerste keer op Strandfontein aangebied is, keer vanjaar terug na die…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES 

Young Guns, Leeke and Köhne, get ready For Rallystar rally

Brian Joss – The Young Guns in their Speedglass Welding Helmets Fiesta head to the Rallystar Rally on Friday – round…

Rhino rangers choose Goodyear Wranglers for anti-poaching teams

Brian Joss – Goodyear Wranglers are the tyre of choice for rangers of the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative team. This…

Using your credit card wisely

There are more than 8.8 million credit cards in issue, and more than 38 types of credit cards available, in…

Help! My child is writing exams for the first time.

The idea of writing exams rarely brings about emotions of excitement and happy anticipation!  In fact, feelings of anxiety, panic…

Panasonic Jaguar Racing in hard fight to finish sixth at Berlin E-Prix

Brian Joss – Panasonic Jaguar Racing returned to the points on Saturday with a hard fought sixth place finish at the…


Until next time…

Bruce

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