Wednesday Morning Edition

Good morning all,


MY VIEW

The latest Knysna Tourism Newsletter is out.  

I’m probably a little Trump-obsessed, but it’s wonderful to see the Deep State under the spotlight – at last!  And it proves – again – that you don’t plead with or bribe your enemies not to attack you – you meet them head-on.  But I guess that’s not what motivated the Dems – they had something far more sinister in mind.  I’m not a blind follower of Donald Trump – he’s rough around the edges, to put it mildly – but I think he’s just what Amerca – and the world – needs right now.

Ramaphosa pours cold water on the land expropriation bs – but just a little – we don’t want the party breaking up now do we?

China experiencing being met head on – and it’s working.

Xasa seems to like the egg on her face – she’s clearly not going to wipe it off.  I’m sure there’s still more to come out, but do’t expect it to be publicised if it reflects badly on Ashwin Willemse.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS

NSRI assist paddler off Wilderness

Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness duty controller, said: At 17h05, Sunday, 20th May, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were alerted by public…

Go George services adapting for more road upgrades

The next phase of road upgrades in George impacting the GO GEORGE bus service will commence at the end of…


Knysna Tourism Newsletter 22/05/18

Welcome Mr Gay World Finalists!

Nineteen finalists from all over the world have arrived in Knysna to compete in the Grand Finale of the 2018 Mr Gay World competition!

It’s Pink Loerie time

It’s all happening this week! The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival kicks off on Thursday 24 May and the popular Street Parade is on Saturday!

Greater Knysna on Trendz Travel

If you missed the inserts about Greater Knysna that were shown over the last three Sundays on Trendz Travel, watch them here:

Sedgefield is ‘Town of the Month’

There’s a stunning six-page article in this month’s SA Country Life magazine which features Sedgefield as ‘Town of the Month’. Get your copy now!

Knysna Oyster Fest in 6 weeks!

Calling all oyster enthusiasts, fitness fanatics and lovers of the good life – have you started planning the best 10 days of your winter?

Invitation to paint the town pink!

If you have a business in Knysna, we are asking you to pull out all the stops to paint the town pink for the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival!


‘More proof that Western Cape is simply the best’ Times LIVE

Mossel Bay and Swartland (Malmesbury) municipalities shared the top … “There is an ongoing intervention in Bitou [Plettenberg Bay] and George in …


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Reminder: Mayoral Golf Day

Mossel Bay.


International News

New York Stock Exchange appoints first female president May 22, 2018

The New York Stock Exchange has named Stacey Cunningham as its 67th president, making her the first female leader in the NYSE’s history

Australian government on the lookout for 50 missing athletes May 22, 2018

In the past, many athletes have sought asylum or disappeared after Commonwealth Games, but this year there are more athletes to do so

Trump attacks ex-CIA chief over ‘hit job’ Russia probe May 22, 2018

In the latest salvo from Trump’s administration and his Republican Party, the president has assailed former CIA chief John Brennan, a strident critic, as having initiated the investigation.

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver’s seat at stake May 22, 2018

For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking into place for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he meticulously set up crucial nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following a year of intense animosity.

Palestine asks ICC to investigate alleged Israeli human rights abuses May 22, 2018

UN Security Council negotiations on a draft resolution to create a Protection Force for Palestinian civilians continue behind closed doors in New York, despite growing skepticism that it will be vetoed by the United States.


National News

Tom Moyane in hot water again as Hawks launch fresh probe May 23, 2018

The investigation not related to the suspicious transactions in the account of former deputy, spokesman says

EXCLUSIVE: Ayanda Dlodlo warns public-sector wage bill could cripple government May 23, 2018

The public services and administration minister warns that critical services are in danger as state salaries hits  35% of expenditure

Expropriation: This Is What The ANC Decided About The Constitution

There’s lots of chatter about the ANC’s decision regarding changing the Constitution. Arm yourself, and know the facts.


Business News

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran May 22, 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed the threats, saying the rest of the world no longer accepts Washington making decisions on their behalf

China to cut vehicle tariffs on July 1 as trade tensions ease with US May 22, 2018

The planned reduction in import duties from 25% to 15% is a boon for international car makers keen to grow sales in the world’s largest vehicle market

US and China reach tentative deal to save ZTE May 22, 2018

The US is to lift a ban on selling components to the embattled Chinese telecom company, which was fined $1.2bn for sanctions violations on Iran and North Korea

MARKET WRAP: JSE firms as banks and retailers cheer rand rebound May 22, 2018

With markets watching for key risk events on Wednesday and Thursday, risk-on global sentiment and a firmer rand lift banks almost 2%

Rand recovers on retreating dollar May 22, 2018

South Africa’s rand staged a modest recovery on Tuesday, as the dollar retreated after a recent rally. The post Rand recovers on retreating dollar appeared first on SABC News – Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa’s news leader..


Sports News

Xasa stands by her statement on Willemse’s walkout May 23, 2018

The minister of sport will review her call for SuperSport to suspend Botha and Mallett after an investigation has been completed

Faf powers Chennai into 7th IPL final May 22, 2018

Faf du Plessis smashed an unbeaten 67 to lead Chennai Super Kings into their record seventh Indian Premier League final.

SuperSport’s response was also patronising to #AshwinWillemse May 22, 2018

Ashwin Willemse’s comments and walkout is a microcosm of the state of South African rugby at present, writes Ashfak Mohamed.

Warren Whiteley out of June Tests May 23, 2018

Whiteley’s absence has been keenly felt by the Lions. They not only lost the match in which he got injured‚ but went on to lose five other matches

Rassie: Expect some Bok surprises

The Bok coach will name a 40-man squad on Saturday evening for the match in the USA and the three-Test series against England in South Africa.

Stuart Baxter names exciting Bafana Bafana squad for the Cosafa Cup

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter’s squad for the Cosafa Cup in Polokwane‚ containing some exciting young talent‚ has been released by the South African Football Association (Safa).

Mallett, Willemse and Naas break their silence

Cape Town – Ashwin Willemse, Nick Mallett and Naas Botha have spoken publicly for the first time since Saturday night’s drama on the SuperSport set following the end of the Lions v Brumbies game in Johannesburg. 


PRESS RELEASES

Groote Post Old Man’s Blend Wine Ideal for Father’s Day

With FATHER’S DAY coming up on SUNDAY 17th JUNE, we have attached a media release on Groote Post’s Old Man’s…

Shimmy Beach Club Presents Absolut Movie Nights

 (Cape Town, South Africa) – Join in star style this winter for the new series of Shimmy Beach Club’s Absolut…

Afrique mon desir CD lands international distribution deal and tour to France

The Afrika my Verlange/Afrique mon désir production was staged at Woordfees in Stellenbosch in March and at KKNK, Oudtshoorn in April this year.…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES

Iconic Ford Mustang is a cool car with loads of voomah

Brian Joss – When my son sat in the driving seat of the Ford Mustang the grin on his face was…

Gazoo Racing’s Botterill, Vacy-Lyle aim to be in the thick of things at Rally Star event

Brian Joss – Defending South African National Rally Champions, Guy Botteril and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle, may be back in the championship…

Drunk driving can have devastating consequences

Brian Joss – Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) held one of their annual networking events. The theme of this event was…

SAFPS cautions against identity theft as consumer confidence rebounds

According to The FNB/Bureau of Economic Research, the Consumer Confidence Index for the first quarter of 2018 rose to a…

Outdoor trends for autumn 2018

Long, lazy lunches and braais, cool evenings with friends and red wine on deep verandas – that’s what autumn is…

BOKAMOSO | SOEs should be run the DA way

It is fair to say that our state-owned entities are in a monumental mess. Many have been reduced to archaic,…


Until next time…

Bruce

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