Monday Morning Edition

Good morning all!

My View

The NSRI has issued a warning of spring tides this week.  Another fisherman swept off the rocks at Danabaai.  Hessequa Harmonie starts this tomorrow.  Two Garden Route winner in the Sanlam Top Destination Awards. 

Southern Cape blew their chances at the golf IPT on Thursday, but they proved a point on Friday.  Final results from the Dr. Evil and Karoo to Coast cycle races.  George Municipality holds a successful sports day for the disabled.  Bianca Buitendag bags two medals for Team SA in Japan.

We’ll see if there is any merit to the accusations against Kavanaugh today.  Trump not interested in making friends at the UN.  Swiss vote to ban the burqa.  It’s time for Macron to go.  Labour back a new vote re: Brexit.

President Ramaphosa heads for the UN.  What was Zuma doing in Doha?  Gauteng is going to be close at the next elections.  Total shutdown threatened in the W Cape – the best-performing province in terms of job creation and poverty alleviation – go figure. 

How to maintain your adspend during a recession and how to prevent being scammed during the tax season.  The President will meet with business leaders while in the US.

Banyana retain their Cosafu Cup.  Joshua takes a few blows, but wins in the end.  Team Europe clean up on Day 3 of the Rod Laver Cup.  Kudos to Kevin Anderson for beating Novak Djokovic on Saturday.  Rassie names his squad to tackle the Aussies.

Latest Local News

Full Moon Spring Tide Safety Alert

The NSRI is urging the public to be cautious around the coastline from today and until after the coming weekend (27 and 28 September), as the Full Moon Spring Tide, that peaks on Tuesday, 25th September, has begun to increase in intensity as it builds towards the Spring Tide peak.

Fisherman missing after being swept off the rocks

Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: At 15h18, Saturday, 22nd September, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following reports of an angler swept into the sea at the Dana Baai side of Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay.

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Winners of the Sanlam Top Destination Awards Announced

On the evening of Thursday, 20 September 2018, the Sanlam Top Destination awards ceremony was held at The Bay Hotel where 34 accommodation establishments walked away with the winning title of ‘Sanlam Top Destination Award’ in their respective categories and star gradings.

Art on Stone

I find the Ocean’s Stones only at low tide at Morris Point in Stilbaai. I look for appropriate size, shape and smoothness.

‘Lyric Trio’ – from traditional trio to tango

At Hessequa Harmonie

Showme Newsletter 21 – 28 September  2018

‘Several areas in WC still gripped by water crisis’ Eyewitness News

The dire conditions in the Oudtshoorn Municipality have still not changed after its government declared a local state of disaster due to critical water …

Latest Local Sports News

Western Province wins SA IPT promotion, S Cape prove a point

The Disas defeated North West 10 – 2 in their final match and celebrated victory with an unbeaten run of 12 points and an astonishing 56 games points at Oubaai Golf Club on Friday.  Southern Cape failed in their effort to send the tournament into a final day decider, but came out guns blazing against the champions to win 8.5 – 3.5 that netted the host union second in the log.

Boyes and Tunstead Victorious at the 2018 BUCO Karoo to Coast

The 2018 BUCO Karoo to Coast was won by Craig Boyes and Pauline Tunstead in remarkably different fashions, on Sunday the 23rd of September.

Bike Shop Boys Wrap Up BUCO Dr Evil Classic in Style

The young local team of Aidan Connelly and Rogan Smart, racing in the colours of The Bike Shop/SCOTT/Strocam wrapped up the 2018 BUCO Dr Evil Classic in style on Saturday.

Sports Day for Persons Living with Disabilities great success

A successful Sports Day for people living with disabilities as part of the Municipality’s Heritage Month Projects, “Starting a new heritage in sports development” took place at the Rosemoor Sportsgrounds last week.

Spring Maintenance done and dusted! Is your next round booked?

The Annual Spring Maintenance Program was successfully completed last week, and the course is slowly beginning to recover.

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Buitendag bags two medals for SA in Japan

Team captain Bianca Buitendag bagged a brace of medals for South Africa on the final day of the week-long 2018 Urban Research ISA World Surfing Games at Long Beach in Tahara, Japan on Saturday.

International News

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser agrees to testify before Senate – reports September 23, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault

At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike September 23, 2018

President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to “America First” on the most global of stages this week.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for ‘burqa ban’ September 23, 2018

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted on Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Macron’s popularity at record lows September 23, 2018

The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron has hit its lowest level since the start of his term, according to a major tracker poll published on Sunday, with just 29% of respondents satisfied with his leadership.

Britain’s opposition Labour backs new election over Brexit impasse September 23, 2018

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has so far resisted calls to back a ‘People’s Vote’, or new referendum on the decision to quit the EU.

National News

Ramaphosa headed to 73rd UN General Assembly in New York September 23, 2018

This will be the first time Cyril Ramaphosa will be participating in the UN GA as a head of state, where he will also outline the country’s domestic and foreign policy goals and priorities.

Jacob Zuma breaches protocol with trip to Doha September 23, 2018

The former president’s trip to meet the Emir of Qatar was kept secret from authorities in SA

Survey: No party holds a majority in Gauteng ahead of 2019 polls September 23, 2018

That’s according to a survey released on Sunday by the Institute of Race Relations.

Total shutdown looms in Western Cape September 23, 2018

A total shutdown has been planned in various communities across the Western Cape for Tuesday, in protest against rising poverty, crime and unemployment levels.

Business News

Recession hit your marketing budget? Here’s how to do more with less September 23, 2018

Recession announcement only served to confirm what we’ve all known for a long time: the South African economy is struggling… writes Shaune Jordaan.

How to outfox scammers in tax e-filing season September 23, 2018

Sensitive financial data is everywhere: tax returns filed online, taxpayers accessing banking and financial records sitting on hard drives.

President Ramaphosa to meet with CEOs of major companies in the US September 23, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to meet with CEOs of major companies in the United States (US) where he’s attending the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. 

Sports News

Banyana retain Cosafa Championship title in epic final September 22, 2018

Banyana Banyana has won all their five matches

Joshua still fighting for his place in boxing history September 23, 2018

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is unbeaten in 22 professional fights and he stopped a man who had never been stopped before.

Zverev seals Laver Cup win for Europe

Chicago (AFP) – Europe retained their Laver Cup tennis crown Sunday as Alexander Zverev defeated Kevin Anderson to complete a 13-8 win over the World team.

Erasmus names Bok squad for Australia, New Zealand Tests September 23, 2018

The Springboks take on Australia in the Rugby Championship at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth next weekend.

Press Releases

Sunflower day – Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Sunflower Day is all about rallying support for individuals diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases and cancers such as leukaemia.  Many…

Introducing our new pastry bar

Say hello to our new pastry bar. Nom Nom Eateries, a trendy little establishment on the corner of Main Road…

Madibaz football outreach project bears fruit

A number of successes during its seven-year existence have underlined the value of the Madibaz Football Club’s outreach programme with…

Visit Die Keldery in the heart of the Namaqua West Coast

The Matzikama region is known for its unique scenery and excellent wines. At Die Keldery you can experience both. As…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Cannabis – what the Constitutional Court did not say

by Jan du Toit, Senior Consultant, SA Labour Guide – On the 18th of September South Africans were quick to responded…

Cartoon – Two Guys

Responsibilities within the home, in a nutshell….

The opposite of depression, misery, addictions and negative behavioural choices is purpose, connection, acknowledgement and a healthy sense of 

Finals of National Karting competition the “most competitive in decades”

Brian Joss – The final of the four-round Rotax South African National Karting Championship starts on Friday September 28 at…

Until next time…


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