Friday Morning Edition

Good morning all,


Taxify looking to disrupt the Garden Route.  Garth Taylor returns to the GR Casino.  NSRI Plett rescues a damsel in distress.  More great entertainment at Lakeside Lodge & Spa.

Latest Newsletters from Pinnacle Point, George and Fancourt Golf Clubs – mmm what’s happening at the other sports clubs?

Brexit Go!  Brexit Stop!  Repeat and repeat again.  Macron is such an ass – even when he thinks he’s defying Trump, he’s still doing exactly what Trump wants.  Good old reverse psychology.  China is another matter, however.  The Young ‘un is still playing war games.

Can’t say the ANC is not tactically astute – use the land-theft as election hype and then let it quietly slip into the abyss.  The NHI is still a septic boil.  Can’t see us ever getting the Guptas back to SA.  VBS scandal could change thge political landscape.  

Rand benefits from the Brexit uncertainty.  Gold hangs in there – that’s impressive.  Politics drives the Rand.  Don’t plan your holiday fuel-spend just yet.  

Kevin Anderson out, but that was a great run – hope he can continue where he left off next year – and go even higher.  Rassie puts his money where his mouth is re: Embrose Papier – now go and grab your chance with both hands young man!  Protea women disappoint vs the West Indies.

Latest Local News 

Taxify aims to create 1,000 Garden Route job opportunities

Ride-hailing service Taxify has launched a recruitment drive for up to 1,000 driver partners ahead of its launch later this month in Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, George, and Mossel Bay.

Music Legend Garth Taylor Returns to Garden Route Casino

Back by popular demand, Garth Taylor will once again be serenading audiences at Tsogo Sun’s Garden Route Casino on Friday, 30 November 2018.

NSRI Plett assist hiker

At 13h43, Wednesday, 14th November, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a female hiker injured on the Robberg Nature Reserve hiking trail.

International Saxophonist Andrew Young Summer Sunset Concert at Lakeside Lodge & Spa

International saxophonist Andrew Young & a five-piece band will be playing LIVE at Lakeside Lodge & Spa.

Custom Workwear Newsletter

Our Classic Sport Polo Shirts are on special until we close in December. They are available in black, white, navy, red and lime.  Pricing includes embroidery with your logo in ONE position per shirt.

Western Cape farmers face challenges November 15, 2018

Crop farmers in Oudtshoorn, Dysselsdorp and De Rust in the Western Cape say they are in for a rough time ahead due to dwindling water resources in the area.

Latest Local Sports News

Pinnacle Point The Monthly Meat Competition

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

International News

UK ministers quit over draft Brexit deal, pound and bank stocks tumble November 15, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest at an agreement they say will trap Britain in the bloc’s orbit for years.

Pro-Brexit MP Jacob Rees-Mogg seeks vote of no confidence in Theresa May November 15, 2018

The draft Withdrawal Agreement ‘has turned out to be worse than anticipated and fails to meet the promises given to the nation’, Rees-Mogg wrote in a letter to his party

Macron wants ‘real European army’ to defend against Russia, US November 15, 2018

The EU launched a joint multi-billion-euro defence fund last year designed to develop Europe’s military capacities

Trump’s summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together November 16, 2018

One prime minister warned that the trade war between Washington and Beijing could trigger a ‘domino effect’ of protectionist steps by other countries.

North Korea’s Kim inspects testing of newly developed ‘tactical’ weapon November 16, 2018

Kim said the weapons system tested was one in which his father, Kim Jong Il, had taken a special interest during his lifetime, personally leading its development.

National News

No clarity on land policy before 2019 November 16, 2018

Review committee recommends amending constitution to expedite expropriation without compensation

Treasury butts heads with Ramaphosa’s NHI adviser November 16, 2018

Olive Shisana apparently overturned key aspects of the draft National Health Insurance Bill, leaked letter reveals

Land expropriation: AfriForum gears up for legal challenge November 15, 2018

The constitutional review committee adopted the resolution that Section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation.

Opposition parties hope extradition treaty will speed up Guptas’ return to SA November 15, 2018

In an affidavit submitted to the state capture commission of inquiry, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta say they are in the Emirates, and have no intention of ever returning to South Africa because they fear arrest.

VBS scandal: Cosatu branch vows to hold ANC, SACP leaders to account November 15, 2018

Cosatu in Limpopo has vowed to continue to exert pressure on ANC and SACP leaders to take action against politicians and officials implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank scandal.

Business News

MARKET WRAP: Rebounding rand lifts JSE, helped along by Brexit woes November 15, 2018

The oil price also climbed a little, settling after a 12-day losing streak, but motorists are still expecting a petrol price cut of about R1.50 a litre in December

Gold holds its ground as the dollar gains on Brexit turmoil November 15, 2018

Further gains are likely if gold holds above $1,210 an ounce; silver moves up from multi-year lows

The tail wagging the dog? – How politics drives the rand November 16, 2018

Political stability is now a crucial determinant of sentiment and, consequently, capital flows to that country … writes Bianca Botes.

‘Too early to celebrate fuel price cut’- Economist November 15, 2018

Economists have warned that it’s still too early to celebrate the projected fuel price cut next month as Government is still trying to recover money for the slate levy used to subsidise the previous fuel hike.

Sports News

Federer gains revenge over Anderson November 16, 2018

Swiss great Roger Federer gained revenge over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson at the ATP Finals.

Scotland a ‘tough challenge’ at Murrayfield, says Rassie November 15, 2018

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is under no illusions that Scotland will be a tough nut to crack when the teams meet at Murrayfield.

Rossouw thinking Kolpak not Proteas for now… November 15, 2018

Rilee Rossouw admits that, although he has thought about returning to play for the Proteas, he will continue his Kolpak deal with Hampshire.

Dry conditions will suit Embrose Papier, says Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus November 15, 2018

“They are maybe not the biggest team in the world, but what they lack in size, they make up for with intensity, speed and a great system.”

Proteas lose to Windies after disastrous batting November 15, 2018

A disastrous batting collapse saw the South African women’s cricket team suffer their first defeat at this year’s Women’s World T20 tournament in the Caribbean. 

Press Releases

Free pontoon trips at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

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A premium Provençal style Rosé – perfect for Summer and any occasion

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Don’t Miss Groote Post’s November Country Market

Head out to Groote Post on Sunday 25TH November for a day of family fun and relaxation at their idyllic…

Excitement builds for River Paddle Challenge

Excitement is building for the second SPAR River Paddle Challenge which takes place in the Swartkops River estuary on November…

Innovative Mensa gift pack unfolds as a nifty ice bucket

Mensa, the ultimate book club wine taking storytelling to the next level through digital innovation, has come up with a…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Jaguar Land Rover using technology to avoid getting stuck at the red light

Brian Joss – New Jaguar Land Rover technology using Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) connects cars to traffic lights so drivers can avoid getting…

Mitsubishi launches Pajero Sport Shogun Limited Edition

Brian Joss – Mitsubishi Motors South Africa is launching the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun Limited Edition, based on the popular Pajero…

How Millennials Can Avoid The Rent Trap

So what exactly is “the rent trap” and why should one aim to avoid it? The rent trap describes a…

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