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Latest Local News

#EveryDropCounts: Oudtshoorn has just 160 days of water left Independent Online

Cape Town – The Council of the Greater Oudtshoorn agreed to declare the region a local disaster area in light of severe water shortages, with the …

Good rains recorded in PE, Plett and Cape St Francis, catchment areas dry RNews

… the Port Elizabeth office of the SA Weather Service said on Wednesday. Good rains were also recorded in Plettenberg Bay and Cape St Francis.


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International News

Zimbabwe to charge Tendai Biti with contravening electoral law August 9, 2018

US, Australia, Canada and European envoys ask Harare to guarantee his safety; Human rights advocate and Biti’s lead lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, wants him returned to Zambia

Zimbabwe’s opposition to launch legal challenge for election victory ‘fraud’ August 8, 2018

The MDC says the votes do not tally and that it has a ‘secret weapon’ to use in court

Trump sets goal to create US military Space Force by 2020 August 9, 2018

Critics view the creation of a Space Force as an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavour.

Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza despite talk of truce August 9, 2018

The flare-up came after officials on both sides had talked about potential progress in UN and Egyptian efforts to broker a truce to end months of simmering violence.


National News

State capture probe to cost taxpayers a pretty penny

In addition to the Zondo, Farlam, Heher and Seriti inquiries, several other thorny issues have become the subject of inquiries

NATASHA MARRIAN: Turbulence ahead for both ANC and DA in battle for Gauteng

There are constantly shifting variables but there is one certainty: the economy is going to be a critical factor in Gauteng

SA is failing its women, says Cyril Ramaphosa August 9, 2018

The president sets a date for a national gender summit to discuss ways to end the scourge of violence against women and children in SA


Business News

Russia blasts ‘unacceptable’ new US sanctions August 9, 2018

The Kremlin has branded as “unacceptable” new US sanctions against Russia over its alleged role in a nerve agent attack on a former spy, as the ruble and Russian stocks tumbled.

Union sets conditions for signing wage deal with Eskom August 9, 2018

Numsa is demanding that the power utility remove the clause demanding unions discipline their workers for their strike action.

Mantashe and Gordhan under fire for ‘scaring off investors’ August 10, 2018

Analysts criticise Pravin Gordhan and Gwede Mantashe over interference in Eskom and Impala Platinum labour disputes

Steinhoff parliamentary hearing postponed August 8, 2018

A meeting, where the representatives of Steinhoff were supposed to appear before Parliament’s Standing committee on Finance, has been moved to the end of this month.


Sports News

Anderson, Djokovic continue doubles success August 10, 2018

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson and his doubles partner Novak Djokovic have reached the quarter-finals of the Toronto Masters.

Djokovic stunned by Greek young gun in Toronto August 10, 2018

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic was stunned by 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece at the Toronto Masters.

Rickie Fowler shoots 65 to take early PGA Championship lead August 9, 2018

Rickie Fowler became the first player to top-fives in all four majors without a win.

Kevin Anderson through to Round of 16 at Rogers Cup August 9, 2018

4th seed, Kevin Anderson of South Africa is through to the round of 16 at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto Canada. 

All Blacks to remember pain of defeat for Rugby Championship opener August 9, 2018

New Zealand are looking to secure a third straight Rugby Championship, which also includes southern hemisphere sides South Africa and Argentina.


Press Releases

New Mensa wine range is a bestseller with a twist

Mensa, a novel wine range taking storytelling through digital innovation to the next level, has just been launched by Overhex…

Senekal scoops gold in Nigeria

Nelson Mandela University student athlete Ischke Senekal continued to show she can perform at the highest level when she won…

Wanderlust Women

Red Carpet Creative celebrates Women’s Month with an exciting journey of activities at all our favourite spots! Dine in celebration with a culinary expedition of the taste buds; Drink in celebration with a sensory excursion of the palette; Indulge yourself with a selection of premium products and offerings; and celebrate empowered women.


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Investment Property VS Retirement Annuities

All South Africans worry about retiring at some stage in their lives. Where are the funds going to come from?…

BOKAMOSO | The DA believes in REAL empowerment

There has been much debate within the party recently about the DA’s position on BBBEE. It is both necessary and…

Grinding the jobless into the ground with job deprivation rules

Much is written about inequality, decrying high salaries paid by companies to their executives as being one of its main…

Book Review: My Great Expedition

Words: Justin Fox Illustrations: Lucy Stuart-Clark Bumble Books Review: Brian Joss Justin Fox is an award-winning travel writer and author…

Book Review: The Sock Rat

Janina Pechova Bumble Books Review: Brian Joss If you’ve ever wondered why one sock is always missing from a pair…

Book Review: Elephants Don’t Grow On Trees

Words: AH Benjamin; Illustrations: Adrie le Roux Bumble Books Review: Brian Joss Elephants Don’t Grow On Trees is a magical…

Book Review: The Baby Brother Curse

Words: Michelle Sacks; illustrations: Carla Kreuser Bumble Books Review: Brian Joss The title , The Baby Brother Curse, didn’t appeal…

Alfa Romeo Giulietta eager to cement championship position in PE

Brian Joss – The Alfa Romeo Giulietta of Theo van Vuuren and Bradley Scorer heads into the penultimate round of…

Are all security ‘must-haves’ really must-haves?

Burglar bars, alarms, gates, beams – there are many security options on the market all being sold as security ‘must-haves’…

Looking at new wheels? Unpacking the best buying option

Brian Joss – With more vehicle finance options than ever before, car buyers are often faced with a long list…


Until next time…

Bruce

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