Good morning all,
Karatara families get title deeds. George Lights Festival attracts 8000. No bees allowed in residential areas. George Municipality will be closed from midday on 21 Dec to 2 Jan. Ward 19 awards good citizenship. George Municipality tests for HIV – celebrates World Disability Day – declares itself ready for the season. On a personal note, it seems Sean Snyman has found his calling in life – so happy for you my friend.
Madibaz B (essentially the George Campus team) dusts of Free State in the final of the cricket week – and that without Jean du Plessis as well – great achievement. SWD cricketers suffer their first 3-day defeat of the season. For once, the batsmen underperformed – but it was close. Rain washed out the 1-day game. SWD Cricket League results and fixtures. SWD age-group teams produce mixed results over the first 3 days.
Theresa May still scrambling to save Brexit. Brexit was a Rubicon moment for Britain – backing down will result in slaughter. Iran is still playing with their nukes. Trump is going to build that wall, even he gets his soldiers to do it. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi looked like two naughty puppies getting a scolding yesterday. Clearly, the Dems fear a government shutdown – and Trump will use it.
The 4 VBS enablers gone – Moyane gone – finally – new SABC board on the way – the renewal gathers strength. I don’t buy the DA’s line that the ANC is incapable of ruling – sounds more like desperation electioneering to me.
JSE looks better at the end of a tough year. 16000 jobs lost in the 3’rd quarter – eish. Denel at least has the money to pay back its dodgy loan.
One was all Liverpool needed, but how many goals can one man butcher on one night! I don’t buy that Victor Matfield prefers the safety of a broadcaster’s job – there’s something else there. Springbok coaches will get involved in Super Rugby – that’s about time – all the Super Rugby coaches need it. Chad le Clos beaten in Japan – but only by a world record.
LATEST LOCAL NEWS
There was sheer delight and excitement when Knysna Executive Mayor, Mark Willemse and Ward 2 Councillor, Cathy Weideman handed over title deeds to a number of residents of Karatara today, 6 December at the Protea Community Hall.
A crowd of roughly 8 000 people cheered and shouted when the Executive Mayor of George, Melvin Naik, switched the Festive Lights on at Unity Park on Saturday night.
It’s bee season in the Garden Route, which means bees are very active and can potentially pose a risk to animals and people.
Please note the George Municipality offices are closed for the Christmas holiday period from Friday 21 December 2018 at 12pm until Tuesday 1 January 2019, reopening 2 January 2019 at 07.45am .
The Ward 19 Committee today presented Ina King with the first Good Citizens Award following the first month’s nominations, an initiative decided upon by the Ward 19 committee.
The George Municipality’s HIV/Aids subsection had a public space in the Shoprite-Checkers parking area on Thursday, 6th December to do HIV-testing for the public.
George Municipality’s Gender and Disability section celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Waboomskraal with games and sports for everyone.
The George Municipality is ready for the summer holiday season, says George Municipal Manager Trevor Botha. “Our town and beaches are starting to fill up with holidaymakers – visitors from out of town as well as locals making the most of good weather and time off.
LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
Comprising players mainly from the George campus, the Nelson Mandela University side triumphed in thrilling fashion against Free State University in the pool B final when the week ended in Stellenbosch on Friday.
The SWD cricket team suffered their first loss of the season when they lost by 2 wickets against Border in a Cricket SA Provincial Three Day match that was played at Buffalo Park in East London the past weekend.
Continuous rain had the final say in Sunday’s Cricket SA Provincial One Day match between Border and SWD at Buffalo Park in East London.
Arnaud du Plessis, the captain of the SWD U/15 team and Keenan Arries with half-centuries were the batting heroes for the SWD u/15 team on the first three days of the Momentum U/15 week that is taking place in Stellenbosch.
May meets EU leaders in bid to save her Brexit deal December 11, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May in Europe to seek reassurances over provisions in the EU withdrawal agreement concerning Northern Ireland, which will appease her Conservative party
Iran confirms missile test amid western criticism December 11, 2018
US calls on Security Council to condemn the December 1 launch, but Tehran says the missiles are for defensive and deterrent purposes only
Donald Trump says military could build Mexico border wall December 11, 2018
If the Democrats don’t come to the wall party, Trump is threatening a partial government shutdown
Axed VBS mayors now face possible criminal charges December 11, 2018
Mayors from Makhado, Vhembe, Fetakgomo Tubatse, Collins Chabane, Makhuduthamaga, Giyani and Elias Motsoaledi municipalities were fired on Monday
New Sars chief to be appointed after Moyane defeat December 12, 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa will ‘soon’ initiate the process to appoint a new Sars commissioner
Parliament opens nominations for SABC board December 11, 2018
Parliament’s Communications Committee has advertised for nominations for the eight vacant positions on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board.
MARKET WRAP: JSE up on improved global sentiment and positive local data December 11, 2018
Improved sentiment supports the all share, with diversified miners posting strong gains on a higher oil price
After an ugly year, the JSE may be set to rally December 11, 2018
The JSE’s all share is down 16% this year, and the rand is one of the world’s most vulnerable currencies, so things can only go up
Economy sheds 16,000 jobs in third quarter, but earnings are up December 11, 2018
The number of employed South Africans fell by 16,000 in the third quarter of 2018
Denel pays back City of Johannesburg loan December 11, 2018
The City of Johannesburg says state-owned arms manufacturer, Denel, has paid back a R290 million loan which it had received through questionable means.
Salah strike takes Liverpool into Champions League last 16 December 12, 2018
Mohamed Salah’s stunning solo effort saw Liverpool edge out Napoli for a place in the Champions League last 16 thanks to a win at Anfield.
Bulls president: Why Matfield said no to head coaching job December 12, 2018
Blue Bulls president Willem Strauss has shed more light on Victor Matfield’s decision to withdraw from race to become Bulls coach.
Springboks coaches to assist Super Rugby teams December 11, 2018
Strong performances at franchise level will translate into strong Springbok performances – it’s a win-win, said Bok coach Rassie Erasmus
Japan’s Seto breaks Le Clos record December 11, 2018
Japan’s Daiya Seto has broken Chad le Clos’ 200 metre butterfly Short Course world record and won the gold medal at the Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China.
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