Tuesday Morning Edition

 Good morning all,


MY VIEW

Sedgefield locals keep the tourism office open.  Two planned power outages in George.  Sanbona opens again after refurbishments.  

S Cape start well at the IPT at Oubaai.  Karoo to Coast promises to be good.  

The Carolinas are under water.  S Korea tries to rescue the nuclear talks.  May cracks the whip.  Kavanaugh’s accuser comes forward – decades after the alleged incident – during the middle of the confirmation hearings – how convenient!

What will the China deal cost SA?  Cosatu is reeling.  Ramaphosa calls for unity.

Eskom is running out of coal – and the government wants to sell our reserves to the Chinese!

‘Boks win in New Zealand gives others hope for the world cup.  Banyana show Bafana how it’s done.



LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

Locals keep Sedgefield Tourism alive!

Once the Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the Knysna Municipality and Knysna Tourism expired, a decision to shut the doors of the Sedgefield local tourism information office was made.  Not deterred, the residents of this coastal village once again showed their mettle by opening their own tourism office, Sedgefield Tourism Information, Arts & Crafts. 

NSRI assist rubber duck off Gerricke’s Point

At 09h30, Sunday, 16th September, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports from a member of the public of a rubber-duck drifting towards shore and towards rocks with 3 men onboard off-shore of Gerricke’s Point, Sedgefield.

Planned power outage – Hansmoeskraal 19 Sept

Schedule power outage Ballots Bay Line 20 Sept

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve completes refurbishments

Dwyka Tented Lodge and Gondwana Family Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, in the Western Cape’s Little Karoo, recently unveiled a new look after completing a refurbishment.


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Gauteng North shows huge heart in SA IPT opener

Central Gauteng and Southern Cape’s first-round clashes unfolded much the way one expected, but Gauteng North showed huge heart in the opening round of the 58th South African Inter-Provincial Tournament, sponsored by Tempest Car Hire, at Oubaai Golf Club on Monday.

North West makes some noise in SA IPT at Oubaai

Boland better watch out in round two, because North West is out for blood in the B-Section battle for promotion at the 58th South African Inter-Provincial Tournament, sponsored by Tempest Car Hire.

Stage Set for Spectacular Karoo to Coast

The BUCO Karoo to Coast, 100 kilometre MTB Challenge, is the largest single-day mountain bike event in South Africa; attracting 4 500 riders to the sleepy Karoo town of Uniondale annually.

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

‘Worst is yet to come’ for water-logged Carolinas as Florence wreaks havoc September 17, 2018

The tropical storm, which has already damaged tens of thousands of homes and killed at least 17 people, will intensify again on Tuesday and Wednesday

South Korean leader steps in to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit September 17, 2018

Moon Jae-in hopes to mediate after progress with Washington stalls

Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward September 17, 2018

The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school has come forward, alleging in an interview that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and clumsily tried to remove her clothing.

Trump court pick Kavanaugh issues denial; accuser willing to testify September 17, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of trying to attack her and remove her clothing in 1982 when they were both high school students in a Maryland suburb outside Washington.

May tells rebels – It’s my Brexit deal or no deal September 17, 2018

The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on 29 March and yet little is clear.


NATIONAL NEWS

Could some Chinese funds invested abroad be more destructive than beneficial? September 17, 2018

The inability of SA’s government to open the books and reassure investors that Chinese interests genuinely come with ‘no strings attached’ is deeply worrying, writes Adam Craker

Nonpayment of subscription fees keeps Cosatu’s finances in the red September 17, 2018

In his last address as president on Monday, Sdumo Dlamini berated union leaders for hogging money that belonged to workers

Ramaphosa calls for end to ‘machinations in dark corners’ dividing ANC September 17, 2018

The president tells Cosatu congress delegates that scheming has weakened the ANC, alluding to the clandestine meeting between Zuma and associates


BUSINESS NEWS

Britain’s economy will contract without a Brexit deal, IMF warns September 17, 2018

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says after talks with International Monetary Fund boss Christine Lagarde that London must heed the ‘clear warnings’

Eskom ‘heading for deeper trouble’ amid coal shortage September 17, 2018

Eskom confirmed earlier on Monday that it has fewer than 20 days of coal supplies at 10 of its 15 coal-fired power stations, posing a threat to the national power supply.

MARKET WRAP: JSE starts week lower despite Naspers turnaround September 17, 2018

Gold shares shone as the dollar weakened, while the platinum index was boosted by a rise of more than 1.3% in the metal price


SPORTS NEWS

Bulls, England reach agreement over Mitchell September 18, 2018

The Bulls and the English RFU have reportedly come to an agreement regarding the services of John Mitchell.

All Blacks defeat offers World Cup hope September 18, 2018

A rare defeat for the mighty All Blacks has offered a glimmer of hope to teams hoping to wrestle the Webb Ellis Cup away from New Zealand at next year’s RWC.

Banyana thrash Malawi 6-0, through to Cosafa semis September 18, 2018

Banyana Banyana have cruised into the semi-finals of the Cosafa Women’s Championship after a 6-0 win over Malawi at Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth. 


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Stellar praise for Hartenberg Estate by leading industry commentators

This past week the buzz in the wine industry has been electric, with the start of Cape Wine 2018, as…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES 

Cartoon – Two Guys

Jaguar South Africa and GridCars launch R30million charging network for EVs and plug-ins

Brian Joss – Jaguar, in partnership with electric vehicle charging authority GridCars, has laid the foundation for the future of…

Help I’m saving but am I saving above inflation?

For many cash-strapped South Africans who are just managing to save, the big question is still – am I saving…

BOKAMOSO | Only the DA can grow the economy for all

The following speech was delivered by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane in the National Assembly on Wednesday 12 September, during the…


Until next time…

Bruce

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