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South Africa gets another taste of load-shedding. DA to bring disciplinary action against Mark Willemse – this is going to get interesting. Oosthuizen and Grace start slowly at Shinnecock Hills, but then Louis comes back in 29.
UN backtracks on climate change – I guess that’s what you have to do when your lies are not supported by the facts. Trump’s actions cause ripples around the world while some US senators go and meet Canada’s Foreign Minister in his safe space – give him a lollipop, pat him on the head and tell him it’s all going to be ok.
More flak for the new Public Protector. The Zuptoids are not going away – well not quite yet anyway. Gordhan moves ahead with his clean-up act.
I’m sure the US can make their own whiskey and motorcycles. An interest rate hike now looks a lot more likely.
The ANC votes for the US-Canada-Mexico Soccer World Cup bid, but then loyalty is not their strong suit. How many African countries welcomed ANC dissidents during the struggle? How many Jewish people lead the struggle against Apartheid etc, etc….
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Western Cape Traffic chief Kenny Africa said: “The situation on the N2 at Plettenberg Bay remains unchanged. The road is still closed to traffic due to …
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South Africa’s Sea Harvest will pay USD 67 million for Viking Fishing SeafoodSource (blog)
Viking Fishing operates six processing facilities and a fleet of 30 vessels from Cape Town, Hout Bay, Mossel Bay, Durban, and Maputo. The company …
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Oudtshoorn Sports Festival starts this weekend with 13 sports codes and more than 5000 participants. See the attached poster. Let’s…
US Open 2018: first round – live! The Guardian
Also, Louis Oosthuizen came back in 29! But I’ve written the opening paragraph of this preamble now, and there’s no going back. You get the general …
A report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change seems slightly less pessimistic about limiting a rise in global temperatures
The Russian president hopes Kim will go to Russia in September; Russia and North Korea share a border and have a history of long-standing ties
The German leader is being pressed by Bavaria’s Christian Social Union party to turn away some refugees, while she wants a broader ‘European solution’
Kim Jong-un seems to think sanctions will start being lifted shortly; Mike Pompeo says that will only happen once North Korea has ‘completely denuclearised’
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that there are “still risks” that could derail efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula following Donald Trump’s summit with North Korea’s leader.
Senators seek to soothe US relationship with Canada June 14, 2018
US Senators from both parties have sought to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting with Canada’s foreign minister.
Differences over Brexit have strained relations between the United Kingdom’s four nations.
N West government on the brink of total collapse June 14, 2018
The North West government is on the brink of a total collapse due to corruption.
AfriForum-takke woeker met Ons Dorp-veldtog June 11, 2018
Verskeie AfriForum-takke het reeds ingespring en suksesvolle selfdoenaksies in hul dorpe geloods as deel van AfriForum se Ons Dorp-veldtog, wat vandeesmaand nasionaal uitgerol is. Die Potchefstroom-tak het ’n slaggatprojek geloods, waartydens taklede soggens tussen vyfuur en agtuur slaggate vul.
Vandag ’n jaar gelede is die lyke van Tony Johnston, sy vrou Madré en hul seuntjie Michael buite hul huis in die Elandskraal-omgewing in Knysna gevind.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane lacks common sense, Zille finding shows
Jacob Zuma is refusing to go away quietly. Pressured to resign as the nation’s president in February, he still retains significant influence in the ruling African …
This is according to an explosive affidavit by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, which has finally revealed Ramaphosa’s case against Moyane.
Trump is due to unveil revisions to his initial tariff list targeting $50 billion of Chinese goods on Friday.
EU approves retaliatory tariffs against US June 14, 2018
EU countries on Thursday approved a raft of retaliatory tariffs, including on whiskey and motorcycles, against painful duties imposed by US President Donald Trump on European metals, sources said.
The Public Enterprises Minister says those involved plan to strike again, but will be summoned to account for what they did in the past
A sharp turnaround by the rand on Thursday proved to be short-lived as it had erased all of its intraday gains by the evening.
The European Central Bank kept rates unchanged with the euro hammered for its cautious outlook on further interest rate hikes
After a day of protests and load shedding across parts of the country, Eskom has obtained an urgent court interdict barring the three major unions from striking.
As it happened: 118th US Open – Round 1 June 15, 2018
Follow all the action from the 118th US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Course in Southampton, New York!
The ANC says it was acting consistent with the party’s ethos when it decided not to cast its vote for Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup.
Russia crush sorry Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener June 14, 2018
The result equalled the best in a World Cup opening game and President Vladimir Putin wasted no time in phoning coach Stanislav Cherchesov to congratulate him.
Boks change 2 in Mtawarira’s 100th Test June 14, 2018
The match is of significant importance as it will be Tendai Mtawarira’s 100th Test match in a Springbok jersey, and it will also coincide with captain Siya Kolisi’s 27th Birthday.
England put up Brad Shields for Boks June 15, 2018
The New Zealander will bolster England’s line-out in Bloem on Saturday
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