Tuesday Morning Edition

 Good morning all,


MY VIEW

SATSA and WESGRO showcase the Garden Route & Klein Karoo.  Road works on the N2 around George will necessitate detours during October and November.  George Municipality encourages all to show support for cancer patients and survivors. 

Latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

Saudi Arabia under pressure over the disappearance of a journalist.  Britain under pressure re: Brexit.

Ramaphosa denies any knowledge of the VBS looting.  ANC says those involved should be prosecuted.  SARS digital platform on the brink of collapse – too late for the Zuptas fortunately.  Sunday Times has a lot of explaining to do.  NPA needs a total clean-up say Hawks.  Arrests imminent in the North West re: the health scandal.

Naspers continues to drag the JSE down.  Another hefty fuel hike coming.  Eskom warns of more load-shedding.  Stats SA starts farm census.

WP look unbeatable in the Currie Cup.  Scotland lose Richie Gray.  ‘Boks return to bolster the Sharks.  Bafana at last making headway.



LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

Inaugural Garden Route Mega Fam showcases local attractions

The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) and Wesgro jointly hosted 45 buyers from across Africa for the first Garden Route Mega Fam, last week.

Traffic delays on the N2 around George from Thursday

Traffic delays expected in, around and past George as N2 is closed or partly closed, starting Thursday 18 October 2018.

George Municipality officials wear colours in support of cancer awareness

George Municipality officials decided to participate in Colour Fridays to show their support for Cancer Awareness by wearing pink or green.

Family fun and more drivers at Driver of the Year 2018

Come see George’s top professional truck and bus drivers showing off their skills during 2018 Driver of the Year Competition in the Eden Meander shopping centre parking lot on Saturday, 20 October 2018.


New Furniture & Decor Arrivals from Velvet Home & Living.


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

George Golf Club Newsletter


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Saudi Arabia starts internal probe into disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, source says October 15, 2018

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was last seen entering the consulate on October 2. Turkish authorities say he was killed there, but Saudi Arabia has strongly denies this

Saudi Arabia vows to fight back if sanctioned as stocks plummet October 15, 2018

The Gulf state has already taken a major hit in the wake of the Khashoggi crisis, with panic selling of its stocks, and big names withdrawing from next week’s investment conference in Riyadh

London, Paris, Berlin demand ‘credible’ Khashoggi probe October 14, 2018

The nations have called for those responsible for the journalist’s disappearance to be held accountable

Trump says ‘rogue killers’ may be behind Khashoggi disappearance October 15, 2018

Saudi Arabia has strongly denied killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and has denounced such assertions as ‘lies’, saying he left the building shortly after entering.

Brexit talks ‘entering the moment of crisis’ October 15, 2018

How to prevent the return of a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland, has become the biggest hurdle to a deal on Brexit


NATIONAL NEWS

Cyril Ramaphosa denies knowing in advance about VBS looting October 15, 2018

The presidency says City Press’s report that sources ‘close to a major VBS shareholder’ had told the paper a shareholder had told Ramaphosa about what was going on, was ‘baseless’

‘Heads must roll’ over VBS bank looting – ANC October 15, 2018

The ANC’s national working committee has called on law enforcement agencies to “work speedily and with precision” to pursue those who benefitted from the looting of VBS Mutual Bank.

Collapse of Sars’s digital platform is ‘imminent’‚ after Moyane’s interference October 15, 2018

Andre Rabie says Sars is ‘far behind’ in updating its digital infrastructure after Tom Moyane implemented his new operating model‚ which overhauled structures including IT

Former ‘Sunday Times’ editor Hartley must ‘explain his role in false articles’ October 15, 2018

The reports were used to suspend and criminally prosecute Johan Booysen and more than two dozen subordinates.

‘Total clean-up’ needed at NPA, says ex-KZN Hawks boss Booysen October 15, 2018

The former head of the KwaZulu-Natal Hawks, Johan Booysen, says a “total clean-up” at the NPA is needed if South Africa is to recover from the fallout of the Sunday Times debacle.

‘Arrest imminent’ for corrupt officials in the N West health sector October 15, 2018

The arrests of officials from the North West Health Department are imminent, following investigations into allegations of corruption.


BUSINESS NEWS

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes lower with market now cheapest in eight years October 15, 2018

The all share hits another low for the year as Naspers retreats and banks and financials fail to gain on stronger a rand

Eskom warns of load shedding October 15, 2018

The state-owned power utility Eskom warned of the risk of load-shedding on Monday following power constraints due to maintenance.

AA: Petrol price set to rise by 40c at end of October October 15, 2018

The AA predicts another petrol price hike on the horizon.

Statistics SA to kicks off its commercial agriculture census October 15, 2018

Statistics South Africa began its countrywide 2018 census for commercial agriculture on Monday. 


SPORTS NEWS

Big psychological blow, but pressure is on WP October 15, 2018

Western Province are pleased with their win over the Blue Bulls in Pretoria, but know the semi-final this weekend is the real deal.

Scotland lose star lock for Springbok visit October 15, 2018

Scotland have suffered a blow with news that lock Richie Gray needs a back operation that will rule him out for “around four months”.

Returning Springboks could reinforce Lions for ‘physical’ Sharks October 15, 2018

The Lions may be able to call on four more Springboks for the Currie Cup semi-final, and coach Cash van Rooyen expects they will lift the entire team.

Bafana Bafana has potential to return to 1996 glory days: Arendse October 15, 2018

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper coach Andre Arendse says the South African senior national team has the potential to return to the glory days of 1996 


PRESS RELEASES

“Triple Gold” at Veritas for Neil Ellis Cabernets three years in a row

Re-affirming the distinguished pedigree of Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon.  Neil Ellis Wines’ reputation as one of SA’s leading Cabernet Sauvignon…

Mustard Deli set to tantalise tastes at Goodnight Market

Mustard Deli has developed a reputation for twisting the classics and will offer its interesting flavours and products to TOPS…

Franschhoek Regional 2018 Prestige Agri- Awards Winners Announced

The 5th annual Prestige Agri-Awards recently took place at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek, where the winners for the…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES 

Cartoon – Making a point

Range Rover drives itself around challenging Coventry ring road

Brian Joss – A Range Rover Sport has completed the first ever self-driving lap of one of the UK’s most…

AA’s #ISeeYou campaign is more than about pedestrian visibility

Brian Joss – The Automobile Association (AA), in partnership with Ford Motor Company Southern Africa, launched its 2018 pedestrian visibility…


Until next time…

Bruce

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