Friday Morning Edition

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My View

Another ANC cadre gets ‘a position that previously did not exist’ – for making a total hash of his former job.  Guess the cash cow has to have an obedient milker.

SWD Craven week teams win both matches yesterday.  Louis out of the Scottish Open with a neck injury.

Brexit is coming apart at the seams.  There is opposition from both sides, basically leaving May with a choice between doing business with America or Europe.  Trump tells NATO to pay its own bills and the world goes nuts.

How ironic – Ramaphosa signs a deal with Saudi Arabia – the country with one of the worst human rights abuse records on the planet.  Guess beggars can’t be choosers – how else will we afford oil?  Don’t put those winter woolies away just yet.

JSE falls below 57 000.  Not much the SARB can do to protect the Rand – all money spent on KFC.

Claasen and Anderson make us proud.  Proteas in a spin in Gaulle – latest 60/6.

Latest Local News

PetroSA acting CEO gets new post

Ailing state-owned oil company PetroSA has appointed its acting CEO as the chief operating officer, a position that previously did not exist, with a big salary hike and a once-off compensation of R4.6m.

Vrouedag Uitdaging 9 Augustus 2018


Get Jazzy with Tsogo Sun And Garden Route Casino

Tsogo Sun’s Garden Route Casino invites guests to get jazzy every Sunday with jazz, old school jams and karaoke sessions…

Recycling still collected

The George Municipality confirms that blue and clear bags containing recyclables are still being collected, albeit with a few teething…

Roads upgrade update

While roads seem bumpy and stop-go systems are a bit of a pain, current road upgrades in George are going…

Latest Local Sports News

High spirits despite bad weather at U18 Coca-Cola Youth Weeks

 Not even the cold and wet conditions could put a dampener on the spirits on the fourth day of the…

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Oosthuizen withdraws from Scottish Open Sport24

Cape Town – A neck injury has forced South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen to withdraw from the European Tour’s Scottish Open on Thursday. Oosthuizen …

International News

Brexit blueprint a real blow for London, says city official July 12, 2018

London’s policy chairwoman says with looser trade ties to Europe Britain’s financial and related professional services sector — which accounts for three-quarters of the British economy— will suffer

Trump pushes Nato into a corner July 12, 2018

The US’s allies and US President Donald Trump differ on rise in defence budgets

UK set to publish Brexit plan that sparked rebellion July 12, 2018

In a policy paper, the government will outline proposals for a free trade area and a “common rule book” with the EU

NATO leaders interpret Trump’s verbal lashing on spending July 12, 2018

NATO leaders have given different interpretations of the verbal lashing that US President Donald Trump gave them on defense spending.

Trump blasts May’s Brexit plan, says it puts trade deal in doubt July 13, 2018

Trump said May’s plans for a business-friendly Brexit would leave it too close to the EU to allow a new trans-Atlantic trade deal to be struck.

National News

SA and Saudi Arabia sign R12bn agreement July 12, 2018

The investment will boost Cyril Ramaphosa’s goal of attracting $100bn to SA in the next five years

ANC bash caught up in VBS web July 12, 2018

Siphoned-off funds seem to have been used to buy a table at the party’s birthday dinner

Cloudy with a chance of snow and hail as another cold front hits SA July 12, 2018

Cape Town woke up to rain on Thursday, with a chance of snow on mountain peaks; Gauteng is going to be cold this weekend, lasting until Wednesday

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE is the odd man out as global markets firm on trade talks July 12, 2018

Mining and manufacturing data for May point to a subdued local economy with miners lower as Brent crude resumes fall

JSE falls below 57,000 points despite upbeat data July 12, 2018

The local bourse registers broad-based losses, despite a rand rally, upbeat local data and generally risk-on global trade

Reserve Bank can do little to cushion the rand in coming months, says Commerzbank July 12, 2018

The rand plunged 7.5% in June, and the weaker currency and higher oil prices are adding upside risks to inflation

Sports News

SA’s Klaasen storms into doubles final at Wimbledon July 12, 2018

Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus through to the final of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon after beating Frederik Nielsen and Joe Salisbury.

Martin wins TDF 6th stage, Van Avermaet keeps yellow July 12, 2018

Ireland’s Dan Martin capped a daring, late attack to snatch victory on the sixth stage of the Tour de France.

Proteas’s missed opportunities on Day One against Sri Lanka July 12, 2018

South Africa trail Sri Lanka by 283 runs with nine first innings wickets in hand at the close of day one of the first cricket test in Galle.

Press Releases

Pellegrino adds value to a healthy lifestyle

Cape Town, South Africa May 2018 – Iconic S.Pellegrino carbonated natural mineral water has long been one of the top…

Exciting action-thriller from first time director, starring Jodie Foster, on the way!

Got hurt during a heist, battered during a bank robbery or shot pulling a shady job? Then make a reservation…

Verskeidenheid Namaqua-wyne om van te kies en keur by Die Keldery

Met ’n panoramiese uitsig oor die pragtige wingerde en die Maskamberg, is Die Keldery Restaurant die perfekte venue waar besoekers…

Robben Island Museum hosts children for Mandela month

This year Robben Island Museum (RIM) will commemorate the birth of Nelson Mandela through a series of activities dedicated to…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

GWM and BMW sign joint venture contract for battery electric vehicles

Brian Joss – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel presided over the fifth round of Chinese-German inter-governmental…

Cutting on security expenses during tough economic times

With the price of petrol again increasing this month, South Africans are understandably looking for ways to cut costs. A…

Scrap the telecoms bill and revert to existing Act

The adage “don’t fix what ain’t broken” is apt advice for drafters of the Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill. Industry…

Until next time…


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