Tuesday Morning Edition

 Good morning all,


MY VIEW

Knysna Wine Festival gets a new home.  Mark Willemse remains defiant.  The world’s top golfers have gone soft – not every course should be set up for their convenience.

Gaming disease now a pathological disorder – when will we stop excusing a lack of self-control, or is this just psychologists trying to justify their existence after some pretty damning statements from within their own ranks.  

Merkel seems to refuse to recognise the ‘new’ reality.  

SA makes strides with the rollout of a new product for drug-resistant TB.  As the dam levels in the Western Cape rise, so does the chance of the ANC capturing the Western Cape fall.  But then, they can’t even hold provincial congresses without chaos.  The new Public Protector faces new accusations from the DA.  

China still hasn’t come to terms with the fact that Trump is the president of America and is not there for their convenience.  Eskom and Numsa try again.  

Rassie stays one step ahead of Eddie Jones.  The SABC will publish the report on the Willemse-Mallett spat – even thought Willemse apparently never testified – I wonder what that means?  Kevin Anderson is at No. 8 in the world.  Speaking about No. 8’s, Warren Whitely [and Malcolm Marx] have been declared fit.  But, how do you take the captaincy away from Siya Kolisi, and how do you take the No. 8 jersey away from Duane Vermeulen? Marx, on the other hand, should be a shoe-in – he’s still the best No. 2 in the world – no apologies to Codie Taylor and Dan Coles.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

Wine Festival gets royal treatment with stylish new venue

The Knysna Wine Festival may be an institution, but this year’s new location on Thesen Island will be a first…

Civil Engineering Services Customer Complaints office moves across the road

The George Municipality Civil Engineering Services Customer Complaints office has recently moved across the road to larger premises in the…

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…


13 Authentic things to do in Knysna

blog­.rocktheroute­.co­.za – It’s February and the Garden Route is still sizzling with summer fun and memories made over the festive season! As locals, we know that November, February and March has the idyllic weather everyone r…

Why Cinsault is becoming a thing (again)

How fashions change in wine. Platter’s 2008 lists all of five examples of Cinsault, the three reviewed being from Landskroon, Mac’s Hill and Culemborg while Perdeberg and Welgegund had just discontinued their respective versions.


Defiant mayor awaits DA charges Independent Online

Western Cape DA provincial leader Bonginkosi Madikizela called the situation “untenable” following Willemse’s election and visited Knysna with …


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

George Golf Club Newsletter


SA duo fume at USGA over Shinnecock course Sport24

Southampton – South African golfers Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace have slammed the United States Golf Association (USGA) after the …


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Newly coined ‘gaming disorder’ to be added to list of diseases June 18, 2018

The World Health Organisation says problem gaming will be recognised as a pathological condition in 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases

Splintered opposition has all but paved Emmerson Mnangagwa’s path to Zimbabwe’s presidency June 18, 2018

While a record 23 candidates shows how the electoral space has opened after decades of oppression, it also means the end of Zanu-PF rule is unlikely

Angela Merkel faces critical meeting with coalition partners over migrants June 18, 2018

Interior minister Horst Seehofer, who leads Merkel’s Bavarian sister party, has set an ultimatum that migrants be turned away from Germany’s border

Trump slams Merkel over immigration policy June 18, 2018

In a tweet, the US president claimed crime in Germany is ‘way up’

Trump vows: ‘US will not be a migrant camp, not on my watch’ June 18, 2018

President Donald Trump has vowed the United States would not become a “migrant camp” as he faced mounting pressure to stop families being separated as a deterrent to illegal immigration.


NATIONAL NEWS

SA’s mass roll-out of revolutionary drug resistant TB treatment a world first June 18, 2018

The drug‚ bedaquiline, is more effective in treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and has fewer side effects

Dams feeding City of Cape Town rise to nearly 38% full June 18, 2018

The latest statistics show a healthy increase in both Cape Town’s catchment dams and others in the province

ANC NEC cancels all Gauteng regional conferences June 18, 2018

The regional conferences were due to be held this weekend ahead of the province’s elective conference in two weeks’ time

FW De Klerk Foundation fears anarchy if land expropriation plans are accepted June 18, 2018

The FW de Klerk foundation had released a statement to announce that it too has made a submission to Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee.

‘Mkhwebane hellbent on protecting ANC corruption’ – DA fires back at PP on Vrede report review

The DA has fired back at Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane after she said in court papers that the party’s challenge of her report on the Estina dairy farm …


BUSINESS NEWS

China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat June 19, 2018

Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of “blackmail” and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese goods, pushing the world’s two biggest economies closer to a trade war.

MARKET WRAP: JSE lower in broad-based losses with banks continuing to slide June 18, 2018

Banks and retailers fared worst as global markets looked askance at growing tension between the US and China over trade, with few factors on the day to lift equities

Unions, Eskom to resume wage talks June 19, 2018

Wage talks between Eskom and unions are due to resume on Tuesday in Woodmead, north of Johannesburg. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), NUMSA and Solidarity are expected to take part.

Load shedding: SA not yet out of the woods June 18, 2018

Eskom said that although the probability of load shedding on Monday is low, it could still implement it if the demand for electricity increases in the evening.


SPORTS NEWS

Rassie responds to possible final Newlands Test June 18, 2018

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says that his side will treat Saturday’s Test like any other, even if it is the last one played at Newlands.

SuperSport to announce findings of Willemse saga June 18, 2018

The Ashwin Willemse saga is set to come to a conclusion with SuperSport soon announcing the findings of an independent review.

Kevin Anderson holds eighth place in ATP singles rankings June 18, 2018

After reaching a career-high of seventh a month ago, Kevin Anderson has retained his eighth position on the ATP singles rankings

Kane double gives England victory over Tunisia June 18, 2018

A stoppage-time header from two-goal Harry Kane gave England a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday. 

Caster Semenya challenges testosterone levels ruling June 18, 2018

South African athletics’ golden girl, Caster Semenya, is challenging the I-double-A-F’s rule change on testosterone levels in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

[WATCH] Springboks try new combinations at Newlands June 18, 2018

Springbok Coach Rassie Erasmus will be testing different combinations for the Newlands test this weekend.

Lions declare Whiteley, Marx ready for action

Springboks Warren Whiteley and Malcolm Marx have recovered from their injuries and are available for selection, the Lions announced.


PRESS RELEASES

Frederick & Son to spoil with famous boerewors, burgers at Goodnight Market

Local family restaurant Frederick & Son will move out of their open plan walk-through restaurant to spoil visitors with their…

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…


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Until next time…

Bruce

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