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WESSA Eden August Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Environment, having just returned from the debilitating heat in Germany it is a joy to return to…

Planned power outage – Saasveld


Roadworks begin between De Rust and Uniondale

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started periodic maintenance on the R341 between De Rust and Uniondale.…

Rage: Red Frogs at your service

Plett Rage has, over the years, garnered support and help from several regular, reliable resources who invest their time, love…

Watch: Aerial video of huge schools of fish in Keurbooms Lagoon

Plett local Garth Ensley’s Facebook video post of a seal hunt in a large school of fish at Plett’s Keurbooms…

How to identify whales from their blow

Whale Season is upon us and Plettenberg Bay is now home to our migratory marine mammals for the next few…

Showme Newsletter 10 – 17 August 2018

Latest Local Sports News

Phakamisani Primary School represents Eden in the Danone Nations Cup

Friday, 10 August 2018. Phakamisani Primary School from Plettenberg Bay will represent the Eden District at the under-12 Danone Nations…

Robberg Fine Foods Classic Beach Regatta

15-17 December 2018 – The Robberg Fine Foods Classic Beach Regatta is all set for the 15th – 17th December this Plett Summer.…

Legendary Dr Evil Classic

 “One of the best mountain bike events I have ridden in my 26 years of competing.” 2017 competitor – Sean…

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

International News

Zimbabwe in limbo

HARARE – The inauguration of Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa hasn’t gone ahead as planned.   That’s because the MDC Alliance has gone to court to challenge the outcome of the election.  The opposition claims the vote was rigged.

Police out in force for far-right rally on Charlottesville anniversary

Washington was bracing for a white nationalist rally on Sunday organised to coincide with the anniversary of 2017’s racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson August 12, 2018

Republican strategist Steve Bannon has weighed into Britain’s burqa debate, defending former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments that women who wear face-covering veils look like “letter boxes” and “bank robbers.”

Crews make progress battling California wildfire August 12, 2018

Crews have made significant progress as they fight to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles.

Netanyahu demands ‘total’ Gaza ceasefire August 12, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded a “total” ceasefire from Gaza’s Hamas rulers in his first public comments on another deadly flare-up between the two sides.

Splits deepen over British ex-minister Johnson’s burqa comments August 13, 2018

Johnson, seen as the biggest threat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s struggling leadership, has become a lightning rod for discontent within the party.

North, South Korea to hold talks before possible Pyongyang summit August 13, 2018

A spokesman for South Korea’s presidential Blue House said on Sunday officials hoped such details would be decided at Monday’s talks.

National News

VBS ‘revival’ is ANC’s plan to continue looting‚ says DA

The DA has described a purported plan by the ANC to rescue VBS bank as a “backhanded attempt” by the ruling party to continue looting.

Will Athol Trollip survive yet another motion of no confidence?

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip is facing yet another motion of no confidence with some opposition parties set to support the motion on Thursday.

Mashaba set to challenge Guptas in court

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has decided to approach the courts in a bid to seek legal action against the Gupta brothers.

State attorneys’ R80bn scam

The Special Investigating Unit is probing claims that state attorneys deliberately bungled cases and colluded with private lawyers to defraud the state — and this is estimated to have cost the taxpayer R80bn to date.

‘Desperate’ ANC’s land expropriation ploy has backfired, says Steenhuisen

In a statement on Sunday morning, DA chief whip John Steenhuisen has slammed reports that the ANC may be trying to reopen written submissions to the public on land expropriation without compensation.  The committee has reportedly received more than 700,000 written submissions on the matter; the vast majority are understood to be against land expropriation without compensation, according to a senior source in the ANC that Rapport describes as completely reliable.

Another ANC member linked to Free State cash-in-transit heist

William Bulwane, the Free State African National Congress’ (ANC) new deputy chairperson, has been questioned by police after his vehicle was involved in a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in Bloemfontein.

Business News

Zimbabwe’s Constantino Chiwenga responds to possible further US sanctions

HARARE – Two weeks after troubled elections, Zimbabwe’s vice president Constantino Chiwenga has been responding to news that the US has set tough new conditions before it lifts sanctions on the country.

Rand decline ‘more complicated than domestic issues’

The reason for the decline of the rand on global currency markets may have more to do with external than domestic factors that many would blame for its weak performance in the week that was.

Massive government bailouts planned for SABC, Post Office, SAA

The SA government plans to spend R59 billion on bailouts for the SABC, Post Office, SAA, and Sanral, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

AfriForum publishes list of farms allegedly targeted for expropriation

AfriForum has published a list on its website of farms that it says have apparently been identified by the government to be expropriated without compensation.

Sports News

US PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka holds off Tiger Woods to win at Bellerive

American Brooks Koepka won his second major of 2018 by seeing off a resurgent Tiger Woods to claim the US PGA Championship on a compelling final day.

Sri Lankan spin wizards bamboozle Proteas

Cape Town – The Proteas finished their ODI series against Sri Lanka on a disappointing note when they went down by 178 runs to their hosts in the final match at the R. Pramadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

Barrett to start at 10 against Australia

All Blacks selector Grant Fox has confirmed that two-time World Player of the Year Beauden Barrett will wear the flyhalf jersey against Australia.

Tsitsipas battles past Anderson into Toronto final

Toronto – Teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas outlasted Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson on Saturday, winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) to reach the final of the Toronto Masters.

Press Releases

EARLY B releases cheeky new music video and album!

Acclaimed rapper, Early B, is not only versatile in his approach, but also has the ability to touch the hearts…

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…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Non-Compete Clauses and the Competition Act

In the case of Dawn Consolidated Holdings Pty Ltd (“Dawn”) and others versus the Competition Commission, the Competition Appeal Court…

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…

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