Tuesday Morning Edition

 Good morning all,


MY VIEW

The Garden Route is certainly not immune to strikes.  What’s with the Mossel Bay Municipality increasing the price of grave sites by 500%.  Sure, they often occupy what could be prime real estate, but surely there must be another way.

British Open tee-off times announced.  

Lots happening on the international stage.  Trump meets Putin.  Maybe it’s time to admit Brexit was an overreach – too much, too soon, too much opposition?  Not a smart play.  

Putin coming to SA.  Ma’Zille accuses Putin of trying to save Zuma – must read that later.  Understandable if he was trying to save the nuclear deal.

Will Ramaphosa put his money where his mouth is with the next fuel hike?  Not sure how much longer the SARB can leave the REPO rate unchanged – not with the economy stuttering along.

Shamsi out of the Sri Lanka tour.  We’ve heard about Von Bergh – now it’s time for him to produce.  Chandimal and Co out for most of the tour.  Wimbledon under pressure to end these marathon fifth sets.  They’ve embraced equal pay for the men and women – so this should be a breeze.  


LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

Footwear sector strike continues Jacaranda FM

Nulaw general secretary, Ashley Benjamin, addressed striking workers at Watson Shoe Factory in Great Brak River on Monday morning. “We are …

4th Day of Pick n Pay strike Knysna-Plett Herald

PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS – The Plettenberg Bay Pick n Pay strike has resumed for a fourth day on Monday 16 July. A group of employees have …

Mossel Bay grave site costs soar by 500% Independent Online

Cape Town – Municipal grave sites in Mossel Bay now cost 500% more – increasing from R873 to R5 278 in a bid to cover the costs of a new cemetery.

France to help drought-hit Witsand with solar-power desalination plant Business Day

There are at least four desalination plants in the drought-hit province, with three in Cape Town and one in Mossel Bay, but the one in Witsand will be …

Oceana builds plants for desalination Business Day

SA’s largest plant, built by Alveolia in Mossel Bay, produces 15-million litres a day, 10-million litres of which is for household use and 5-million litres for …

Grant Thornton and SNG integration advances Independent Online

“Grant Thornton Southern Cape has decided not to pursue integration, … SNG Grant Thornton become the group’s sole member firm in South Africa.


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

2018 British Open: Tee times, pairings for first and second rounds PGA.com

2018 British Open: Tee times, pairings for first and second rounds …. Branden Grace (3, 4, 5, 15), South Africa … George Coetzee (18), South Africa …

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

US will consider some waivers on Iran sanctions July 17, 2018

Paris has singled out key areas where it expects exemptions or wind-down periods for French companies

EU immigration to UK falls as business calls for open door July 17, 2018

Britain’s Institute of Directors say businesses are suffering from skills shortages

Former minister calls for second Brexit vote to end stalemate July 17, 2018

Former Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaders all support idea of another referendum

Trump-Putin summit: Five key takeaways July 16, 2018

At their much-anticipated presidential summit, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were at pains to talk up a reconciliation in fractured ties between the United States and Russia.


NATIONAL NEWS

Putin heading to SA for next Brics summit July 16, 2018

The Russian president, together with an entourage of more than 12 government officials, is planning to attend the Johannesburg summit on July 25

Court gags Bantu Holomisa over PIC corruption claims July 16, 2018

The UDM leader says he is surprised by the ruling and intends to challenge it, after being told to stop making allegations against Lebashe and prominent business figures

Treasury split over legal action to suspend PIC chief Dan Matjila

Finance Minister Nhlanhla argues there is insufficient evidence while Mondli Gungubele will not oppose UDM’s application

Cyril Ramaphosa lashes ‘shameful’ VBS scandal

The president says those responsible must be held accountable as money was stolen from the poor and vulnerable.

Putin tried to save Zuma through Twitter, but failed – Zille

FILE PICTURE: Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin welcomes President Jacob Zuma on arrival to attend Russia’s Victory Day celebrations in 2015.

‘ANC ordered SABC to stop covering EFF events ahead of 2014 election’

Spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says they raised issues about the alleged ban imposed on coverage of the EFF in 2014.


BUSINESS NEWS

Another fuel hike predicted for August July 16, 2018

The AA has predicted a price rise of 19 cents a litre for petrol, 13 cents for diesel, and 22 cents for illuminating paraffin.

IMF expects growth in SA to pick up, but escalating trade tension is a huge risk July 16, 2018

The IMF’s latest world economic outlook shows that growth in SA is expected to pick up in the second half of 2018, to 1.5% by year-end

Reserve Bank to keep repo rate unchanged – Economists July 16, 2018

Economists expect the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5% this week. But it’s likely the Reserve Bank will emphasise that the risk to the outlook has worsened.


SPORTS NEWS

SA left-arm Chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi pulls out of Sri Lanka tour July 16, 2018

It is unsure if Shamsi will return in time for the second test, but SA has two back-up spinners in Keshav Maharaj and Shaun von Berg

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal to miss second Test & 4 ODI’s against SA July 16, 2018

The independent Judicial Commissioner Michael Beloff on Monday handed Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha eight suspension points.

Calls for changes to Wimbledon deciding set format July 16, 2018

At Wimbledon, South African beat Roger Federer in the quarter-finals in a lengthy and thrilling five-set match and then beat John Isner in the semi-finals in a match that lasted over six hours.

Lions need to hit top gear as Super Rugby league stages near July 16, 2018

Bulls coach John Mitchell cautions that ‘there’s still plenty to play out’


PRESS RELEASES

Last chance to vote for your favourite establishment in the Fourth Annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards

Voting for the fourth annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards started in March and voters have been showing great support for…

Health Department celebrates Madiba’s legacy by giving life changing operations to more than 100 patients through its #Operation100 project

For the second year running the Western Cape Government Health gave life to Madiba’s legacy in making a difference to…

Madibaz golfers regain USSA title

The KPMG Madibaz golf team held their nerve under pressure to regain the University Sport South Africa matchplay title at…

Hanneke Benade art exhibition at La Galleria McGregor opens 13 October

The French term ‘mise-en-scène’ originates in the theatre as a reference to the stage arrangement for a theatrical production and…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES 

Star Tourer will be a stellar attraction at Councours South Africa 2018

Brian Joss – One of the most remarkable vintage and veteran cars in South Africa, a 1909 Star 12 HP…

Rain puts a new spin on Engen Polo Cup at Aldo Scribante

Brian Joss – Repeated rain showers changed the complexion of the Engen Polo Cup races at the Aldo Scribante circuit…

Sasol GTC: Daniel Rowe brings it home again for VW Motorsport

Brian Joss – Daniel Rowe scored an emphatic victory in the second Sasol GTC race at Aldo Scribante in Port…

Eastern Cape’s housing market looking upbeat

Young family home buyers drawn by value for money Underpinned by increased investment in the region – which reflects improving…

BOKAMOSO | Coalition government is a real and better alternative to liberation movement politics

The national and provincial elections of 2019 boil down to a choice for voters between liberation movement governance and coalition…


Until next time…

Bruce

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