Tuesday Morning Edition

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MY VIEW

Wilderness Beach awarded Pilot Blue Flag Beach status.  Caledon Road roadworks continue today.  Go George will keep rolling over the holidays.  The festive season in Prince Albert?

Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter start moved from Knysna to George.  George Golf Club Newsletter.

Said it before – saying it again – Theresa May is no Iron Lady.  Germany and France face fed-up citizens.  Israeli police want to charge Netanyahu for graft.  Trump looking for a new chief of staff.  EU court taunts the British government.  What’s left of the UN sticking with ‘migration’.  

Aaron Motsoaledi should redeploy the dead wood at Eskom to the Health Department, but get the ambulances on the road first.  If the DA is adamant that the land theft thing is an election ploy, why are they giving it airtime?  

JSE down, Rand weaker and we’re holding onto our credit ratings by a thread.

Young Blitzbokke starting to show up the old hands.  It’s do-or-die for Liverpool tonight.  Zubayr Hamza speaks highly of Ashwell Prince and Faiek Davids.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

Wilderness beach awarded “Pilot Blue Flag” certification

The Garden Routers, more specifically residents of the George municipal area, can be proud of their beach in Wilderness after the beach was awarded a certificate as “Pilot Blue Flag Beach” for this year 2018/2019.

Caledon Street Rehabilitation and Upgrade

Starting tomorrow, 11 December 2018, the BTB layer at the top and bottom of Caledon Street will be laid.  Once this is complete, the temporary stop street in Davidson Road, the Stop and Go’s, and the road closures will be removed for the holiday season, and traffic will return to normal.

Go George at your service during the holidays

All GO GEORGE services will continue throughout the holidays, running according to the Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, 25 December. The other public holidays, 17 and 26 December 2018 and 1 January 2019, will follow the Saturday schedule.

Spending the festive season in Prince Albert

As we enter the festive season and 2018 draws to a close, plans are being made for how the glorious South African summer months will be spent. This is a time to have quality experiences with loved ones, to unwind and to be reminded, yet again, of how much splendour surrounds us.


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Diversity a key feature of new TransCape route

Moving the start for the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter from Knysna to George has resulted in a slightly shorter overall distance, but has enabled route director Wayne Collett to make significant improvements.

George Golf Club Newsletter


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Brexit in turmoil as UK PM May pulls vote on her EU divorce deal December 10, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal on Monday, throwing Britain’s plan to leave the European Union into chaos after admitting that she faced a rout. 

German rail strike halts trains nationwide December 10, 2018

The country was plunged into chaos on Monday as services were halted by a railworkers’ strike over pay

Israel police recommend indicting Netanyahu in third graft probe December 10, 2018

Police said there was evidence to charge Netanyahu with bribery, fraud, breach of trust and unlawful acceptance.

‘Moment of truth’ for Macron as protests hit French economy December 10, 2018

Macron’s government announced a climbdown on fuel tax increases for January and further concessions appear to be on the cards

The big Brexit parliament vote: What you need to know December 10, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s widely criticised EU withdrawal deal is expected to be rejected by UK’s House of Commons

Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff December 10, 2018

Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff after top pick dropped out of the mix.

EU court rules Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally December 10, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government insists it has no intention of halting the process and has agreed a draft withdrawal agreement with the 27 remaining member states.

UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals December 10, 2018

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.


NATIONAL NEWS

Over 5,000 health staff to be sought in huge recruitment drive, Aaron Motsoaledi says December 10, 2018

This is more than double the number of healthcare posts announced in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package in September

Out of commission: Less than 2000 state ambulances nationally may be on the road December 10, 2018

The national health department says it is against outsourcing emergency services but with a grave shortage of ambulances, it may have no choice.

Land expropriation: DA readies court papers December 10, 2018

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the party is readying its court application to have the Joint Constitutional Review Committee’s report on section 25 of the Constitution reviewed.


BUSINESS NEWS

MARKET WRAP: Broad-based losses for the JSE as trade war threatens growth December 10, 2018

Brexit and poor Asian economic data serve to dull investor appetite for equities, while the week could be a volatile one

Rand weaker as Brexit vote uncertainty adds to global risk aversion December 10, 2018

Poor economic data out of Asia, Brexit, and the US-China trade war are casting a shadow on world markets

What would a Moody’s downgrade really mean for SA? December 10, 2018

After reprieves from S&P and Fitch, SA is holding onto its last investment-grade rating by a thread


SPORTS NEWS

SA improving as a team, says Blitzbok young gun December 10, 2018

The younger generation of Blitzboks again showed in Cape Town that they are indeed more than capable of swimming at the deep end of the World Sevens Series pool.

Ancelotti warns of Liverpool threat December 10, 2018

Carlo Ancelotti believes Liverpool are good enough to win the Premier League, but the Italian is convinced his Napoli side can knock them out of the Champions League.

Hamza heaps praise on Cobras coaches as Proteas cap looms December 10, 2018

With a possible Proteas cap in the near future, Zubayr Hamza has credited Ashwell Prince and Faiek Davids for his stellar rise.


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Until next time…

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