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The Southern Cape can learn some valuable lessons from the gross mismanagement of natural resources by the Gauteng government.  Another busy weekend for the NSRI.  Kaleidokoop will be performing at the Botanical Gardens.  Mossel Bay will be putting on its 14’th Christmas Market.

Louis Oosthuizen and Jovan Rebula win the SA Open and the Freddie Tait trophies – proud weekend for the Garden Route!

It’s hard to predict where Britain would be after a no-deal Brexit – so many commentators with ulterior motives around.  Macron takes a tough stance vs the yellow vest, but how many people can you arrest when the entire country stands up to tyranny.  China summons US ambassador over the Huawei arrest – the reaction will tell us whether the deep state was behind the arrest.  Macron’s minister blames Trump for the yellow vest riots – taking a leaf out of the ANC’s book?

PIC to investigate Steinhoff’s dodgy dealings.  Bosasa says there was no R500k contract with Andile Ramaphosa, so then what did Cyril see?  The DA will keep digging – maybe it was a R501k contract?  The ongoing saga of the SOE’s will continue to darken the mood.  

SA is one of 4 countries in the world where unemployment is higher than before the financial crisis and it’s weighing the numbers down.  Vavi applauds Ramphosa’s decision not to hike the salaries of top civil servants.

Blitzbokke improve slightly, but it’s still not enough.  The Global T20 has been a financial flop and CSA are going to pay.  India wrap up the first test vs Australia, but the Aussies did not go down without a fight.


Latest Local News

Lessons to be learnt for the Southern Cape from Gauteng mismanagement of natural infrastructure

7 December 2018: “Years of serious neglect and mismanagement by both national and local government in Gauteng and the Free State, in the way natural infrastructure, such as catchments, rivers, and wetlands have been managed, now reached a point where millions of people and the entire RSA economic powerhouse is at risk of exposure to high levels of toxic and contaminated water,” says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI).

NSR assist man suffering a seizure at Lentjiesklip

Robert van Heldsingen, NSRI Wilderness station commander, said: At 15h51, Sunday, 09th December, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following a call from George emergency services reporting a drowning in progress at Lentjiesklip, just West of Wilderness Main Beach.

Piekniek in die Botaniese Tuin met Kaleidoskoop

Kaleidoskoop stop hierdie jaar weer by die lieflike George Botaniese Tuin tydens hulle 2018 Kustoer. Moenie hierdie heerlike aand misloop nie!!

NSRI assist Israeli man after falling at Featherbed

Declan Nurse, NSRI Knysna deputy station commander, said: At 13h35, Sunday, 09th December, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from Featherbed Nature Reserve where an Israeli man had fallen on a walkway suffering suspected fractured right ribs and a fractured tibula and fibula of the left leg.

Mosselbaai Kersmark

Die 14de Mosselbaai Kersmark vind hierdie jaar plaas van 17-19 Desember in die Mosselbaai-suid NG Kerksaal, h/v 15de en 17de Laan, Mosselbaai. Elke dag oop van 08:00-18:00.

Child rescued at Swartvlei mouth

Garth Dominy, NSRI Wilderness acting station commander, said: We received this account of a rescue from local lifeguard Amore Heunis, who is also an ex-NSRI Wilderness trainee crew, and commend her and her friends Marilie Terblanche and Nadine Stroeble, local lifeguards, who were off-duty at Swartvlei Lagoon Mouth, Sedgefield.


Showme Newsletter 7 – 14 December 2018

Life is a Garden | May the December festivities begin!


Latest Local Sports News

Rebula marches to Freddie Tait Cup glory in SA Open

Lali Stander – JOHANNESBURG, 9 December 2018 – Reigning Amateur champion Jovan Rebula joined an extraordinary league of gentlemen when he claimed the coveted Freddie Tait Cup in the 2019 South African Open Championship.

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


Oosthuizen SA Open champion at long last December 9, 2018

Louis Oosthuizen became the sixth golfer to win the two oldest national championships in the world after cruising to the South African Open title.


International News

Britons warned on wide-ranging effects of a hard Brexit December 9, 2018

Doom-and-gloom predictions about life after a ‘no-deal’ Brexit are plentiful and highly politically charged

All eyes on Emmanuel Macron after more ‘yellow vest’ protests rock France December 9, 2018

Demonstrations against fuel-tax hikes have ballooned into a mass movement against rising living costs

China summons US ambassador over Huawei arrest December 9, 2018

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, who faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, has infuriated Beijing

France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics December 9, 2018

Donald Trump had on Saturday posted two tweets referring to the ‘yellow vest’ anti-government protests that have swept France since mid-November and sparked rioting in Paris.


National News

PIC inquiry to probe Steinhoff BEE deal December 10, 2018

Commission asks for information on nine investments involving politically connected individuals

Bosasa to Maimane: ‘No record of R500k contract with Andile Ramphosa’ December 9, 2018

Bosasa has replied to DA leader Mmusi Maimane, denying the existence of a contract with President Ramaphosa’s son, Andile Ramaphosa

‘We’ll get to the bottom of it’: DA claims Bosasa, Ramaphosa hiding something December 9, 2018

This comes after DA leader Mmusi Maimane submitted a Promotion of Access to Information Act request to Bosasa, which is now trading as African Global Operations.

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Failures at state-owned entities to dominate week once again

The parlous state of affairs at many state-owned entities — not least the crisis at cash-strapped Eskom — is likely to continue to dominate the headlines this week.


Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Low growth set to weigh on inflation and jobs data December 9, 2018

Both inflation and jobs data have remained lacklustre as the economy struggles, writes Claire Bisseker

Global unemployment at lowest level in almost 40 years December 9, 2018

But SA is among four countries with an unemployment rate higher than before the financial crisis

Vavi weighs in on public office bearers’ salary increment December 8, 2018

Saftu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, says President Cyril Ramaphosa must be congratulated for the no salary increase to certain public office bearer.


Sports News

Blitzboks settle for bronze in Cape Town as Fiji walk away winners December 9, 2018

The Blitzboks have settled for the bronze medal after edging New Zealand in their third-place Cup clash at the Cape Town Sevens.

CSA face R7.3m lawsuit over Global T20 flop December 9, 2018

Cricket South Africa are in hot water with a former Global T20 owner claiming damages for a reported R7.3 million.

India close to winning Aussie Test December 10, 2018

India have never won a series-opening Test in Australia, but its bowlers set up the platform to change that


Press Releases

Groot Phesantekraal Estate in Celebration Mode

Groot Phesantekraal, the exemplary heritage estate peacefully tucked away on the outskirts of Durbanville, is once again in celebration mode!…

Feeding initiatives bring hope to poor during festive season

SPAR Eastern Cape and charity organisation Love Story, for the third year running, brought hope and spread festive cheer among…

Secrets to my Growth, by Rolene Strauss now available!

SECRETS TO MY GROWTH, an inspirational album by former Miss South Africa and Miss World, Rolene Strauss has just been…

Technology stepping into the markets of agriculture

The rapid development of technology is stepping into various fields of knowledge, including the agricultural environment. Today, technology plays an…

GetSavvi Health – South Africa’s Most Trusted Healthcare Partner

GetSavvi Health (Pty) Ltd. was formed with the aim to make quality and affordable healthcare accessible to every South African.…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Year ending on a more positive note, says Dr Andrew Golding

News that South Africa’s GDP increased by 2.2% in Q3, with fuel prices considerably reduced and the end of the…

Cartoon – Global Citizen Festival Muggings

Even if your car is fuel- efficient, you can still save at the pumps

Brian Joss – As major retail chains start to decorate their shops with festive cheer, we now have visual reminders…


Until next time…

Bruce

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