Monday Morning Edition

Good morning all!

My View

Big kudos to Cango Wildlife Ranch – send me your good news and I’ll gladly publish it.  Mark Willemse is sticking to his guns.  Louis Oosthuizen is the best of a mediocre bunch of Saffers at Shinnecock Hills.  Lee-Anne Pace drops down to a tie for fourth, but still a good result.

Israel retaliates against the burning kites and Merkel has her hands full with Bavaria.  Macron’s support counts for naught.

The ANC battles provincial divisions.  MK Veteran gets it right.  JZ resorts to begging.

Consumer inflation and current account deficit numbers due this week – let’s see where the economy is.

Germany beaten and Argentina held to a draw in their first-round matches.  Baby ‘Boks see off New Zealand to secure third place.  Rassies’s ‘Boks are gaining momentum – and are up to third in the rankings.  I added the story about the ‘Boks having to be wary of an England backlash in Bloenfontein for your Monday morning amusement – it certainly brought a chuckle out of me.

Latest Local News

Loadshedding schedule REVISED for George and Wilderness

Electricity outage – Wilderness


White shark conservation efforts boosted by tourism

Conservation of the shark population along South Africa’s coastline has come under the spotlight, following extensive research into the movements…

Cango Wildlife Ranch celebrates 8 years of TripAdvisor Excellence!

Cango Wildlife Ranch is excited to announce its 8th consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award! This annual accolade, which honours…

African Hoofprint Foundation gets ready to start Celebrating Beauty through Ashes

Join the African Hoofprint Foundation during their Celebrating Beauty through Ashes fundraiser on the 30th of June at Cairnbrogie Farm…

Plett Tourism brings the best of African documentary films to this year’s Plett ARTS Festival with Afridocs

Plett Tourism is excited to introduce a new experience at the 2018 Plett ARTS Festival – AFRIDOCS. In collaboration with…

Farmfresh Connect: Out & About…….Seeing, Doing and Loving our Area

Showme Newslett 15 – 22 June 2018

DA to hold meeting over Mark Willemse’s resignation Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN – The Democratic Alliance (DA) is set to meet with Knysna Mayor Mark Willemse on Saturday to discuss among other things his …

DA’s D-Day for new Knysna mayor to quit Infosurhoy

Cape Town – Newly-elected Knysna mayor Mark Willemse has until the end of today to resign or face “strong action” from DA Western Cape leader …

Hotel review: Kurland Hotel, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay Times LIVE

Claire Keeton has a Megan Markle moment as she checks into this luxurious boutique hotel, which is reminiscent of an English royal retreat …

Latest Local Sports News

Pinnacle Point Estate: Chip your way to a brand new wedge | 16 June 2018

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Oosthuizen SA’s best at US Open Sport24

Southampton – Louis Oosthuizen finished as the best South African at the 118th US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. Oosthuizen posted his first …

So Yeon Ryu wins Meijer LPGA Classic

Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace shared fourth place.

International News

Trump adviser says ‘nobody likes’ family separation policy June 17, 2018

A top White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for separating migrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. But it’s the administration that’s put it in place and could end the policy.

Israeli military strikes at launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip June 17, 2018

The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck a vehicle belonging to someone who sends burning kites into Israel from Gaza.

Bavaria piles pressure on Merkel for EU migrant deal to avert crisis June 17, 2018

Such a move would defuse the immediate row that threatens her partnership with Bavaria’s conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) and could even end her coalition.

National News

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: ANC to have another bash at ending provincial headaches

As the ANC battles to restore normality in its provincial structures, its special national executive committee (NEC) meeting planned for Monday will once again attempt to resolve the longstanding issues.

Nhlanhla Nene reappoints Mark Kingon as acting SARS chief June 17, 2018

The tax office veteran was appointed as acting SARS commissioner after Cyril Ramaphosa suspended Tom Moyane 

ANC veteran warns Afrikaners will not go down without a fight

Andrew Mlangeni told an audience that included Ramaphosa government should start with giving its own land away first. The ANC’s 93-year-old anti-apartheid …

Hawks investigating claim Zuma ‘begged’ witness to keep quiet – report

The former president’s one-time confidant is reportedly standing by claims that Zuma was lavished with cash and gifts by the French. The Sunday Times has …

Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Two crucial measures of SA’s health are due

There are two major economic data releases due out this week — consumer inflation for May and the current account deficit for the first quarter of the year. Both will be scrutinised for clues as to whether SA’s economic recovery is gaining traction.

Liberty customers have not suffered financial losses due to cyber-attack: CEO June 17, 2018

The company had said an external party claimed to have seized data from it and demanded payment.

Electricity should be used sparingly: Eskom June 17, 2018

Electricity should be used sparingly for the next week to allow Eskom’s power systems time to recover from industrial strike action last week. 

Sports News

Mexico stun champions Germany at World Cup June 17, 2018

Germany have been stunned at the 2018 World Cup, losing their first match of the tournament to Mexico.

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener June 17, 2018

A second-half header from Steven Zuber cancelled out a sensational early goal from Philippe Coutinho as Switzerland and Brazil drew 1-1 in a tight Group E World Cup opener on Sunday. 

Salah’s return lifts Egypt ahead of Russia test June 17, 2018

The hosts face the north Africans in St Petersburg on Tuesday and defeat would almost certainly condemn Egypt to an early exit.

Boks have to be wary of England backlash in Bloemfontein June 16, 2018

The Springboks will be desperate to avoid the fate that befell them on a bitterly cold June evening 18 years ago

Rassie’s Boks are shattering perceptions

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks have proved that a more transformed team can win big Test matches via a pragmatic yet exciting approach, writes JON …

Roux: It was good that we beat New Zealand

Cape Town – Junior Springboks coach Chean Roux was a pleased man on Sunday after his team delivered a strong performance to defeat New Zealand by …

Bok incentive: Beat England and jump to 3rd in rankings

The Springboks will jump from seventh to third in the World Rugby rankings if they beat England in Bloemfontein after Ireland beat the Wallabies in Melbourne.

Press Releases

Burgerd Botha releases new music video!

Burgerd Botha recently released his long-awaited debut solo album, HARTLAGSIEL, and it is definitely exceeding the expectations of his fans.…

The Increased Need for Physical Education in Today’s Schools

The days of developing gross motor skills in children by letting then climb trees and fine motor skills by helping…

Cream of SA’s snooker players head to PE

The SPAR South African singles snooker championship will see the cream of South Africa’s players gathering at the Hellenic Hall…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

The Classic Car Show at Nasrec has it all from Rat Kombi pick-ups to the iconic Chevys

Brian Joss – The great thing about The Classic Car Show is that you never know what you’ll find around…

Youth and experience Join forces In the Speedglas X3 For Desert Race epic

Brian Joss – Young Gun Richard Leeke heads to the Desert Race with a new co-driver alongside him in the…

AA taking steps to fix the towing industry

Brian Joss – The Automobile Association (AA) has announced that it is taking steps to remedy the deteriorating status of…

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