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Financial insecurity threatens Plettenberg Bay arts festival. A fire broke out at the Oudtshoorn dump site on Thursday last week. Water supply to the Little Karoo Rural Water Supply Scheme is under great pressure. More accolades for DeKrans. The newly renovated Grand Hotel in Plett receives praise. MediaBoxx Events brings you a day of music, food, and wine at the gorgeous Kay & Monty Vineyards in the Plett Winelands. How to capture that Plett feeling. Grab your calendar and have a browse through selected upcoming events in 2019. Plett Adventure Update.
The times they are a changing… Yellow vests in Europe and now Brazil and Venezuela announce the end of socialism and political correctness. FBI still running an investigation against Trump. Theresa May warns of catastrophe if Brexit is abandoned.
The ANC will protect the independence of the Reserve Bank. Zondo Commission resumes this week. Wealth manager backs the land-theft – mmm – makes you realize whose side he’s on. DA calls the ANC election manifesto, ‘same old same old’. Overstrand fires devastate.
Repo rate to remain unchanged? Higher maize prices coming in the wake of the drought. Makate rejects Vodacom’s offer in ‘please call me’ issue.
Steyn and De Kock put the Proteas on the front foot. De Gea makes 11 saves in the second half to secure Man U a win against Spurs. RIP Phil Masinga – legend.
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An excerpt from the Weekend Post – One of Plettenberg Bay’s flagship festivals is in doubt amidst financial turbulence facing the town’s tourism body.
Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: On the afternoon of Saturday, 12th January, NSRI Station 15 Mossel Bay dispatched the sea rescue craft St Blaze Rescuer and an NSRI rescue vehicle to the launch slip way at the Yacht Club in Mossel Bay Harbour and the SA Police Services and a breakdown recovery vehicle responded.
Oudtshoorn, 11 Januarie 2019 – ‘n Brand het ontstaan by die Groot Kop Stortingsterrein om ongeveer 14h30.
Water supply to the Little Karoo Rural Water Supply Scheme is under great pressure due to problems with the borehole pumps at two of the boreholes with the strongest supply.
As one of South Africa’s leading port producers, De Krans’ commitment to producing a quality product has yet again been acknowledged by the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications, which saw De Krans being recognized as one of the two most successful Cape Port producers over the past 10 years.
Sitting pretty in the same spot for nearly 16 years, the newly renovated Grand Dame, part of Grand Africa Rooms & Rendezvous collection, has been basking in her praises as nearly every Plett patrician and silk stocking has made his or her way through its welcoming rococo wooden doors.
MediaBoxx Events brings you a day of music, food and wine at the gorgeous Kay & Monty Vineyards in the Plett Winelands. Bring along family and friends for another Truck & Vine event under the Plett summer sun.
By @wherejosiegoes Plettenberg Bay has long since been an all-time favourite for all those in search of sunshine, warm(er) water than most of SA and a lifestyle that’s hard to beat.
A little bit of planning goes a long way when there are so many tempting events in Plettenberg Bay in 2019. We are thrilled to be able to offer visitors adventure and sporting events, food, wine, arts and culture in our enviable natural setting. So, grab your calendar and have a browse through selected upcoming events in 2019.
A matriculant who lost three family members when her home was destroyed by fire during the second week of her final exams still completed the job …
… Sandra Malebe-Thema was the Head of Basic Police Development when she taken to task over remarks made during an event in Oudtshoorn.
Double murder accused back in Great Brak River court Algoa FM (press release)
A man who was hunted by police for two years following the brutal murders of a Great Brak River couple will make his second court appearance on …
CAA once again suspends CemAir Eyewitness News
The airline flies routes between Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Plettenberg Bay and Margate, among others. Following CemAir aircraft being grounded in ..
Trawler runs aground at Mossel Bay Algoa FM (press release)
A fishing trawler has run aground at Vleesbaai in Mossel Bay. The NSRI said they were notified at around 3.40 am on Friday and local duty crew ..
All of that remains to be true, but now he is officially off the market. … 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a 23-year-old model from Sedgefield, South Africa.
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By Plett Adventure Racing Team’s Petrus Maree” When your mantelpiece is filled with photos and trail trophies then you know it’s been a good year and grateful for a healthy body and great opportunities. 2018 was jam-packed with events and adventure, as a team as well as many individual events.
WP’s Adams banned after Oudtshoorn ‘gun-pointing’ incident SA Cricket Mag (blog)
Western Province batsman Qaasim Adams has been banned for three first-class and three List A fixtures after reportedly drawing a gun on teammate …
Leftist ideology is waning thanks to failed globalist policies
The leaker of an explosive New York Times story had “an agenda” in disclosing an alleged FBI probe of of President Donald Trump after he fired ex-bureau director James Comey, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday.
The opposition party in Venezuela is calling for mass protests to depose the current government, and end the socialist nightmare.
Trump rejects report that he hid details of meetings with Putin January 13, 2019
US president says there was nothing to hide from his talks with the Russian president
Theresa May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit January 13, 2019
The British prime minister says MPs must not let down voters who backed leaving the EU
Media watchdog condemns ‘yellow vest’ attacks on journalists January 13, 2019
Overnight Friday protesters had blocked the printing centre of the L’Yonne Republicaine newspaper
Analysts have warned that the manifesto points to uncertainty about the party’s commitment to the Bank’s independence
Deadline looms for applications for the top job at the SA Revenue Service
Despite lingering doubts over the land reform plan, President Cyril Ramaphosa is seen as a safe pair of hands
The Democratic Alliance is of the view that the ANC’s manifesto is proof that the governing party is not serious about tackling corruption.
Firefighters receive more aerial support to combat Overstrand fires January 13, 2019
Helicopters with water buckets and ground crews are currently battling to contain the flames, which are not posing any threat to property at this stage.
Analysts are forecasting the monetary policy committee will leave the repo rate unchanged amid improved growth
Farmers predict higher maize prices due to drought conditions January 12, 2019
Free State Agriculture says food security will be extremely affected if weather conditions remain as they are.
‘Shocking and an insult’: Makate rejects Vodacom settlement January 12, 2019
The former Vodacom employee who claims to have come up with the idea for the “please call me” service has rejected a settlement tabled by the operator’s CEO, Shameel Joosub, describing the amount offered as “shocking and an insult”.
Steyn strikes put Proteas in command January 13, 2019
After a solid start by the Pakistan, Proteas speedster Dale Steyn struck twice to put the home side in command at the end of day three of the third Test at the Wanderers.
De Gea produces masterclass as Man United beat Tottenham January 13, 2019
In an open game where both teams had multiple chances, United goalkeeper David de Gea proved the difference on Sunday night
Bafana legend Phil Masinga passes on January 13, 2019
Former Bafana Striker and legend Philemon Raul “Phil” Masinga has passed away, following a stay in hospital.
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