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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
CemAir will retain the routes and increased frequencies that it implemented when SA Express (SAX) was grounded, regardless of SAX’s planned return, says Miles van der Molen, CEO of CemAir.
Due to reports of intimidation by members of the taxi industry against GO GEORGE bus drivers and passengers yesterday, drivers were fearing for their safety and that of their passengers. This resulted in delays and partial service from late afternoon.
The Integrated Development Planning (IDP) Unit of Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) on 3 August 2018, hosted the Western Cape Districts Integrated Forum.
Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: At 13h15, Monday, 13th August, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew and NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports from DAFF (The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries) research boat DEREK 1 reporting to have rope fouled around their 13 meter boat motor propellors and they were dragging anchor in heavy surf and may be at risk of running aground from half a nautical mile off-shore of Herolds Bay with 7 crew onboard in 3 meter heavy sea swells.
As winter sets in and natural food sources for animals become scarcer, reports of baboons and monkeys foraging in residential areas have increased.
George Executive Mayor, Ald Melvin Naik, was the keynote speaker at George Municipality Women’s Day event last week at Rosemoor Sportsgrounds and encouraged women to share the best of them with the rest of their immediate world.
Nominations for the 25th World Travel Awards have been released and once again both Fancourt and The Manor House (Fancourt’s luxurious boutique hotel) situated in the famed Garden Route in South Africa, have made this prestigious list of leading hospitality candidates.
Help lower the number of children that go missing in South Africa by supporting Lunchbox Theatre in taking Amanda Valela’s play Dream to communities.
Spring is nearly upon us and Prince Albert has loads of activities to provide you with a rejuvenating breath of fresh air.
LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
Hudson Park emerged as the latest champions in the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge when they defeated Alexander Road in the provincial finals at Woodridge, near Port Elizabeth, on Saturday.
Monday, 13 August 2018. Cape Town’s Nomlinganiselo Primary School will join the other eight provincial champions in the under-12 Danone Nations Cup’s national finals in Soweto on 15th September after winning the Western Cape title at JG Meiring Hoërskool in Goodwood last weekend. The ultimate national winner will travel to Spain in 2019 to compete in the world finals.
Talks about a peace declaration and joint infrastructure projects are on the cards, but uncertainty around the North’s denuclearisation remains a major stumbling block
Mnangagwa calls on Zimbabweans to put elections behind them August 13, 2018
In his first national address since the disputed polls, the newly elected president calls for unity while putting the blame for post-election violence firmly on the opposition
Labour has been wrestling accusations of anti-semitism for months, and Corbyn has previously apologised for what he has described as “pockets” of anti-semitism in the organisation.
After Shaun Abrahams’s appointment was ruled ‘invalid’ the president has 90 days to choose a new director
EXCLUSIVE: There are three people vying for NDPP role August 13, 2018
Cyril Ramaphosa has 90 days to appoint a new prosecuting authority head, and it is yet to be seen if an acting or a permanent boss is appointed
Panel to find De Lille’s replacement to be established August 13, 2018
Earlier this month, Patricia de Lille announced her decision to resign as the City of Cape Town mayor.
The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform herself has put paid to claims doing the rounds that there is a list of farms which are expected to be targeted for expropriation without compensation.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office says it cannot step in to prevent power utility Eskom from cutting off the electricity of dozens of businesses located in failing municipalities.
China pays duties for US soya beans August 13, 2018
China’s state grains stock-piler Sinograin confirms it will pay an additional 25% import tariff — about $6m
MARKET WRAP: JSE pushes higher as miners jump on weaker rand August 13, 2018
The local currency’s sharp losses supported miners and rand hedges, including Naspers, while banks and some retailers came under pressure
Concerns have been raised over how a financially constrained fiscus will fund a projected R43bn stimulus package
The standoff between Eskom and trade unions is set to continue this week after a meeting with public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan could not be secured. This is despite both parties agreeing on salaries.
The South African Reserve Bank was surprised by the magnitude of the rand weakness early on Monday but forex market conditions where “nowhere near” requiring the bank to intervene, deputy governor Daniel Mminele told Reuters.
Murray dumped out in Cincinnati 1st round August 13, 2018
Andy Murray’s comeback was sidetracked as the three-time Grand Slam champion lost to Lucas Pouille in his opening match at the Cincinnati Masters.
Rabada crowned world’s best youngster by Wisden August 13, 2018
Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been named Wisden’s Golden Boy of 2018, an award for the best men’s cricketer in the world aged 23 or under.
USA confirms eight for Ryder Cup, door still open for Tiger August 13, 2018
US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk unveiled the first eight members of his squad Monday, with the potential of a captain’s pick remaining to add Tiger Woods to the lineup. T
Springboks to face Argentina on Saturday August 13, 2018
Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth will make his return to rugby this weekend and is set to start in South Africa’s first Rugby championship match against Argentina in Durban on Saturday.
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