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LATEST LOCAL NEWS

Eden DM performs outstandingly at the “SA Toughest Firefighter Alive 2018” competition

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Eden District Municipality firefighters once again proved to be the toughest competitors of the “South African Toughest Firefighter Alive” competition, when they brought back the trophies to the Eden district the past weekend.

Knysna Council gives the go-ahead for SLA with WESGRO

At a Council meeting yesterday, August 13th the Knysna Council confirmed that they will enter into an agreement with Wesgro to manage its constitutional mandate in terms of tourism and destination marketing.

Brand new fire engine for Knysna Fire Services

Knysna municipality has expanded its fleet by the acquisition of a R3.6 million fire engine.  Knysna Executive Mayor, Mark Willemse was delighted to receive the keys of the Fire Department’s latest addition, a new fire engine on Wednesday, 8 August.

Knysna Municipality honours Greater Knysna women on Women’s Day

On August 9th, women from all over Greater Knysna Municipality came together at an event at the Brenton Community Hall to celebrate women’s achievements and the important contribution women have made in building an Inclusive, Innovative and Inspired society.

Carpe Diem School Gourmets & Gourmands championed by Hartman’s 10 years later still a triumph

After 10 years the Carpe Diem School Gourmets and Gourmands championed by Hartman’s still delivers the magic. 

Confirmed participation list for Thousand Sensations

NMU George Campus Executive Public Lecture Series

NMU will be present a series of lunch-time lectures starting today.

R19.5 million upgrade of the Sedgefield Waste Water Treatment Works

Knysna Municipality has carried out refurbishments and upgrades worth R19.5 million at the Sedgefield Waste Water Treatments Works (WWTW).

Gold for De Krans at Gold Wine Awards

De Krans Wine Cellar was recently awarded seven Gold medals at the 2018 Gold Wine Awards. The medals were awarded to their De Krans Premium Moscato Red 2017, De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018, De Krans Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2017, De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2018, De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, De Krans Touriga Nacional 2017 and De Krans Cape Vintage 2016.

Nolans: Blockhouse Shutters | Price freeze promotion

Cuningham’s Island Guest House has won a 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award!

Alfa & Omega NBS: People are the most important investment in your business

For an overview of our service offering kindly view the short video. 


Oudtshoorn Municipality works on options to save water Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN – The Oudtshoorn Municipality is looking at various water saving methods, as the town battles a water shortage. The municipality has …

Viking behind temporary slowdown in Sea Harvest’s profit trawl Business Day

Viking Fishing operates a fleet of 30 vessels from Cape Town, Hout Bay, Mossel Bay, Durban and Maputo to catch and process hake, horse mackerel, …

DA to ‘go by the book’ in process to select new Knysna mayor Eyewitness News

“The mayor of Knysna was elected on the back on a mandate that doesn’t come from the DA. He wasn’t put through a selection panel which ensures …

Santam turns the corner after huge fire-related underwritings Independent Online

JOHANNESBURG – Insurer Santam has turned the corner after the huge underwritings it had to make a year ago due to the catastrophic Knysna fires, …

Maimane defends track record of DA municipalities Townpress South Africa Newspaper (press release)

DA caucuses recently lost faith in their Mayors in Cape Town, Matzikama, Bergrivier, Knysna and George. The latest incident being the Knysna …


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

SWD Cricket Academy intake 2018/19

The main aim of the Academy is to broaden the player base within the province as well as providing depth to the senior squad and furthermore to develop players for them to be able to make the step up to the senior team. 

Pinnacle Point comes out on top once again

Pinnacle Point Golf Course has received yet another internationally recognised accolade, being voted in to the Top-10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Courses.

View my “2018 Glacier Storms River Traverse” images

This beautiful and untouched gem of the Garden Route plays host to riders on this 3-day mountain bike stage ride.  Images by www.zcmc.co.za

CANSA Relay For Life George

We are launching CANSA Relay For Life George 2019 this coming Saturday, 18th August at The Garden Route Mall – opposite Musica.

IAAF Continental Cup

Jo-Ané van Dyk has been selected for the African team for next month’s IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava.

SOUTHERN CAPE WOMEN’S OPEN & JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Venue: Knysna Golf Club.  Date: 25 – 26 August 2018.  Closing date: 20th August 2018 at 12noon

Prince Albert Cycles – Gourmet Cycling Experience

The Prince Albert Cycles has been conducting cycle adventures for 30 years in Namaqualand, Limpopo Province and the Karoo and has recently teamed up with The Real Food Company to offer a real Karoo cycling and gourmet experience in and around Prince Albert.


International News

Brexit deal should be flexible, open to adjustments – Merkel August 15, 2018

Merkel said any agreement by the British government reached with the European Union on its exit from the bloc should be flexible and open to future adjustments

Russia backs non-dollar trade with Turkey, no promise of help amid lira crisis August 14, 2018

Sergei Lavrov held talks in Ankara with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu days after the Turkish lira plummeted to an all-time low versus the US dollar.

Mnangagwa insists Zimbabwe will not reverse land reform

Zimbabwe’s president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa said his government would not reverse the country’s controversial land reform programme.


National News

President picks Silas Ramaite to hold fort at NPA again

Cyril Ramaphosa wishes Ramaite, the NPA’s deputy national director for administration and the office for witness protection, well in his new role

Workers won’t vote for ANC if state job cuts go ahead August 14, 2018

The labour federation says it will not vote for the ANC in 2019 if government goes ahead with public sector job cuts and privatisation of SOEs

Gigaba, Howa, former ministers could be called for Gupta citizenship inquiry August 14, 2018

Parliamentarians have received have a thorough report on progress around the inquiry into the naturalisation of some Gupta family members, and have heard recommendations on some they should consider calling before them.

ANC may be running out of councillors to vote Trollip out

One councillor needs to go back to jail while another will possibly have to be taken out of hospital. It has been a week of opposing fortunes for two of the ANC’s …


Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE lower as markets navigate Turkey’s straits August 14, 2018

Miners come under pressure from a rand recovery, despite supportive local data, while banks claw back some of the losses sustained since Friday

WATCH: Can a recession be averted? August 14, 2018

Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt talks to Business Day TV about plans to stimulate the economy

AfriForum stands by list of properties to be ‘expropriated’

Civil rights organisation AfriForum remains adamant that a list of properties earmarked for “expropriation” that it published is legitimate.


Sports News

Sri Lanka Emerging complete ODI series whitewash August 14, 2018

The South Africa Emerging team had a disappointing end to a tough tour of Sri Lanka as they suffered a loss in the third and final one-day match to the hosts.

Stokes has been punished enough, says Vaughan August 14, 2018

A jury on Tuesday cleared England all-rounder Ben Stokes of affray after an incident during a late-night outing following England’s win over the Windies

Alonso to retire from F1 at end of season August 14, 2018

Alonso, a double Monaco Grand Prix winner, won the Le Mans 24 Hours on his debut with Toyota in June this year and is ninth in the Formula One drivers’ championship standings.

Erasmus doesn’t fear for his job August 14, 2018

A coach known for his attention to detail and innovation, Rassie Erasmus was handed the unprecedented dual role which included an extended six-year contract.

Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp expects ‘unbelievably hard’ season despite super start

Liverpool’s impressive start to the season may have some supporters talking up their title chances already, but Jurgen Klopp is under no illusions about the …


PRESS RELEASES

New revitalised Angels Tears Moscato takes flight

Angels Tears Moscato – the heavenly natural sweet wine made from a 27-year old vineyard on Grande Provence Heritage Wine…

Rhubarb & Lime to offer health-based cuisine at Goodnight Market

Rhubarb & Lime, a local retro-chic coffee shop and restaurant, will present a special health-based menu at the SPAR Goodnight…

Madibaz determined to shine in netball opener

The SPAR Madibaz team are determined to put on a display worthy of the occasion when the Varsity Netball tournament…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES

Women standing tall

Most young women would love to live a carefree lifestyle filled with delicious lunches, Jimmy Choo handbags and lattes. Of…

Pam Golding Property group expands technology offering with acquisition of Eazi.com

The Pam Golding Property group has confirmed that it has acquired the on-line, digital estate agency Eazi.com. Says Dr Andrew…

No investment without property rights

President Ramaphosa recently deployed four investment envoys with a target of raising $100bn in investments over the next five years.…

Aim of 5 Continents Drive is to make “ever- better cars”

Brian Joss – In late August, Toyota will start the fifth leg of the 5 Continents Drive Project in Africa,…

Moment of truth for “Young Guns” in Electrothread Rally

Brian Joss – The Young Guns team up again this weekend, with a single objective in mind: to win the HMC…

Cartoon – Concourt Delivery

Treasury’s possible challenges following the VAT Panel report

14 August 2018: The recommendations put forward by the review panel on the zero-rating of certain items for Value-Added Tax…


Until next time…

Bruce

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