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NSRI warns of increased shark activity around Plettenberg Bay.  GRDM puts out rabies and vector awareness information.  

Oakhill’s Aimee Canny to represent SA at swimming.  Gof news from Fancourt and Knysna.

Theresa May is getting it from all sides.  The Pope talks socialism – have to keep in step with the globalists.  One of the miracles of the ‘modern democracy’ – Macron’s approval rate is 25%, yet he is still in power.  CIA pin blame for Kashoggi’s murder on the Crown Prince.  Trump says it’s possible but premature.

Who President Ramaphosa appoints as head of the NPA will give a clear indication as to what extent he controls the ANC.  Looking forward to Pravin Gordhan’s testimony.  Patricia de Lille to round up all the old Independent Democrats.  The ANC in Mpumalanga settle their differences with blades.  What it will take to amend the constitution to allow for the land theft.  Gigaba may find himself back in the principal’s office.  

Interest rate hike a 50/50 things again.  Transnet board members face a massive lawsuit.  Eskom turns to diesel.

Zverev wins season closer.  Rassie on Willie’s yellow card.  Hansen to announce his plans before Christmas.  Banyana beat Nigeria and the Protea women bat Bangladesh – but it’s too little too late.


Latest Local News

Safety Alert – Increased inshore shark activity

NSRI Plettenberg Bay and Bitou Municipal authorities are urging public caution to bathers and paddlers along the Plettenberg Bay coastline due to confirmed increase shark activity inshore along the coastline of sharks attracted to and feeding on a juvenile Humpback whale carcass that has washed ashore amongst rocks at Groot Bank, close to Keurboomstrand, off-shore of the Salt River, Groot Bank area, Plettenberg Bay.

Awareness: Rabies

Rabies is a contagious and deadly viral disease, causing damage to the brain and the spinal cord. It affects both humans and animals, and in most cases, results in death once the disease symptoms develop.

Public Awareness: Vector Control

Vector control is an important component of many disease control programmes. It is a cornerstone of very effective campaigns to control vector-borne diseases. For a number of diseases where there is no effective treatment or cure, such as West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever (not endemic to the Garden Route), vector control remains the only way to protect populations.


Showme Newsletter 16- 22 November 2018

Ecsponent November 2018 Newsletter


Latest Local Sports News

Aimee Canny to swim for SA

Oakhill: Huge congratulations to Aimee Canny, Grade 8, for being selected to represent South Africa for swimming in the Africa Union Sport Council U20 Games, which will take place in Botswana from 7-16 December 2018.

Knysna Golf Shop: Who’s been winning at the club?

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter


International News

Brexit drama: What you need to know November 19, 2018

Draft UK-EU Brexit deal sparks political turmoil in Britain, with Prime Minister Theresa May assailed from all sides

Pope decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all November 18, 2018

Pope Francis, championing the cause of the poor, has decried what he says is a “wealthy few” feasting on that “in justice, belongs to all”.

Macron’s popularity falls to 25% – poll November 18, 2018

The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron has dropped to just 25%, according to a major tracker poll.

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible November 18, 2018

President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “very premature” and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday.


National News

Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to name new NPA boss November 19, 2018

Advisory panel gives the president five names he must chose from by December 19

Gordhan to finally appear before Zondo commission November 18, 2018

The public enterprises minister is expected to detail his time as finance minister and attacks on the treasury for looking into suspected corruption

De Lille announces new party to contest 2019 elections November 18, 2018

The former Cape Town mayor said her party will ‘put people before politics’ and will contest in all nine provinces

Mpumalanga ANC distances itself from ‘brawl’ at Thuma Mina campaign November 18, 2018

It’s understood a scuffle unfolded between party members, leaving some seriously injured.

Amending the constitution explained November 18, 2018

To date, 17 amendments have been implemented on the South African constitution. But the call to amend section 25 of the constitution, to allow for expropriation of land without compensation, is unprecedented.

Gigaba might be called back to Parliament over naturalisation of Guptas November 18, 2018

Former Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba might be called back before Parliament’s Home Affairs Portfolio Committee pending the outcome of the evidence that Ashu Chawla will give in January next year. 


Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Economists lean towards an interest rate hike November 18, 2018

The consensus is for an interest rate hike but the monetary policy committee could be evenly split, writes Clair Bisseker

Transnet board members may face R1.2bn lawsuit November 19, 2018

Former Transnet top brass face a R1.2bn lawsuit should the recommendation from the explosive National Treasury report be implemented to the letter.

Eskom turns to the quick high of diesel to get it through slump November 19, 2018

The power utility faces a supply crunch, not because it can’t find coal but because producers want the market price


Sports News

Zverev shocks Djokovic to win ATP Finals November 19, 2018

Alexander Zverev shocked Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals, denying the Serbian world number one a record-equalling sixth title in London.

Rassie responds to ‘tough’ Willie le Roux yellow November 19, 2018

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has accepted the decision to give Willie le Roux a yellow card in Saturday’s clash against Scotland.

Hansen to announce future plans before Christmas November 18, 2018

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen will announce what his future plans are before Christmas, he told a press conference.

Banyana win against Nigeria November 19, 2018

Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana has attributed her player of the match performance against Nigeria in their opening match of the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations to her hardworking teammates.

Proteas women beat Bangladesh, exit Women’s World T20 November 19, 2018

The result means that South Africa have failed to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament.


Press Releases

Xander Joubert releases new single!

The attractive dark head singer, Xander Joubert, released his first single Aardbewing earlier this year which was well received by radio stations nationwid

Polish pair clinch Sanlam MTB title

The Polish team of Piotr Brzozka and Mariusz Kozak made the most of their trip to South Africa when they…

Free pontoon trips at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

To celebrate the arrival of summer and due to popular demand we will be continuing the FREE pontoon trips during…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

How to keep your cool in a heat wave

Brian Joss – As parts of South Africa battle with a heat wave, it is important for those who spend large…

Feeling the year-end budget stretch?

Saving can be tough, especially when you experience the month-end phenomenon of too much month at the end of your…

“Bigger mandate” will be a bigger mistake

There is a theory doing the rounds that the best thing for South Africa would be for Cyril Ramaphosa to…


Until next time…

Bruce

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