Tuesday Morning Edition

 Good morning all,


MY VIEW

CemAir has been suspended again.  Planned power outage in Lawaaikamp.  Auditions open at the George Arts Theatre.  Tickets available for Pieter Dirk Uys’s shows.

Oudtshoorn & Kannaland water shortages make the news.

If you want to know what’s really going on in the USA and in the world, I strongly recommend you watch this video.  Laura Loomer pulls a great stunt on Nancy Pelosi.  Will there be a second Brexit vote?  Trump says withdrawal from Syria should be ‘prudent’.  Netanyahu battles graft allegations – probably just another globalist dirty trick.

State capture probe back in session.  Eskom pleads for tariff hikes – but what’s the point – they don’t collect their debts in any case.  New info in the Clifton Beach farce.  More criticism of the ANC’s manifesto.

USA China trade deal likely.  JSE down, but Moody’s a bit more optimistic about our economy.  

Andy Murray makes an emotional exit at the Aussie Open.  Proteas wrap up series whitewash against Pakistan.  More accusations against Jordaan and the Guptas.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

CemAir behaviour ‘bizarre’ – SA Civil Aviation Authority

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has suspended CemAir’s operations again, due to concerns around airworthiness of the airline’s fleet.

Planned power outage – the entire Lawaaikamp area will be affected

Auditions: George Arts Theatre

The George Arts Theatre is turning 50 this year and we have many wonderful things planned for 2019!

When in doubt say Darling: Tickets Available Gray Street Knysna

18 February 

The Echo of a Noise: Tickets available Gray Street Knysna

17 February 


Ecsponent January 2019 Newsletter


#WaterCrisis: Another Western Cape municipality sends out SOS Independent Online

As a contingency, there was water in storage at the Garden Route and Kannaland municipalities. Oudtshoorn municipality confirmed the water supply …


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Sunshine Tour’s Order of Merit race heating up Sport24

According to the Sunshine Tour, the chase for the crown is wide open and while Louis Oosthuizen leads, winning the Order of Merit is almost out of his …


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Illegal immigrants build tent city in Nancy Pelosi’s lawn

Infowars’ Will Johnson and Laura Loomer hired illegal immigrant workers and scaled the wall of Nancy Pelosi’s mansion to prove a point about illegal immigration.

EU intervenes on Brexit deal as Theresa May warns MPs January 14, 2019

Theresa May has repeated her opposition to a second referendum, which a growing minority of MPs support as the only way out of the deadlock on Brexit

US withdrawal from Syria to be done in ‘prudent’ way — Trump January 15, 2019

The initial pullout promise sparked outspoken opposition from within Trump’s Republican party

Netanyahu takes aim at graft probes ahead of Israel polls January 15, 2019

A prime minister is not legally required to resign if charged — only after convicted with appeals exhausted


NATIONAL NEWS

The state capture spectacle is back January 14, 2019

The Zondo Commission may provide a stage for parties vying for traction before the national elections

Civil organisations oppose Eskom’s request for electricity price hike January 14, 2019

The power utility’s debt levels are continuing to soar and now stand at R419 billion.

Clifton beach probe: New ‘intimate information’ comes to light January 14, 2019

Additional statements have been obtained from eyewitnesses and “complainants with intimate information” in the probe into allegations against Professional Protective Alternatives over the Clifton Fourth Beach furore.

CAROL PATON: ANC’s manifesto is more of a compromise than a plan

Getting a mention in the manifesto counts for a lot among vested interests, as it is one more hurdle cleared in the long race to exert influence


BUSINESS NEWS

Trump says trade deal with China likely January 14, 2019

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to be able to reach a trade deal with China, which is feeling the impact of US tariffs. 

MARKET WRAP: JSE edges lower amid global equity-market retreat January 14, 2019

Gloomy Chinese data weighed on sentiment, while global risk remains as Tuesday’s Brexit vote looms

SA economy expected to show signs of life in 2019: Moody’s January 14, 2019

Credit ratings agency, Moody’s, has released a report on Sub-Saharan Africa – saying the South African economy is expected to show signs of life this year.

Eskom pleads for tariff hikes and state bailout to avert disaster

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe says the measures will pull the power utility back from ‘debt cliff’


SPORTS NEWS

Murray to make career decision ‘in next week’ January 14, 2019

Andy Murray said he would make a decision on further surgery that could end his career “within a week” after a gutsy defeat in the Australian Open.

Fiery Olivier leads S Africa to series sweep of Pakistan January 14, 2019

Fiery fast bowler Duanne Olivier took key early wickets as South Africa wrapped up a clean sweep of their series against Pakistan with victory by 107 runs on the fourth day of the third and final test on Monday.

Former Safa CEO accuses Jordaan, Guptas of foul play January 14, 2019

He says the funding, needed to help Bafana Bafana prepare for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, came through after 2010 bid boss and current Safa President Danny Jordaan setup a meeting with Ajay Gupta and former President Jacob Zuma.


PRESS RELEASES

Grande Provence Harvest Festival is a barrel of family fun

Saturday, 23 February 2019, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek February is harvest time in the winelands and the perfect…

Swartbooi wants to continue UJ rugby legacy

Dewey Swartbooi is ready to continue a strong rugby legacy at the University of Johannesburg after being appointed as the…

Muratie Harvest Festival on 2nd March 2019

The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday…

Reflecting on 2018 with Stellar Foundation

Stellar Foundation helps to realise ideas and inspirations to change a community. It was set up as an independent non-profit…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES 

Cartoon – ANC Election Manifesto Cocktail

Toyota’s Guardian T will keep the human in control in automated tech

Brian Joss – A vivid re-enactment of a three-car collision on a California highway opened a Toyota Research Institute conference…

VW and Diageo roll out campaign to encourage South Africans to “drive dry”

Brian Joss – December in South Africa typically sees a culture of ‘the party doesn’t stop’, #MonatiHaoFeli, until it does,…

Continental pioneers tyre tests with self-driving test vehicles

Brian Joss – At its test site in Uvalde, Texas, USA, the technology company Continental has commissioned the first driverless…

Book Review: Chocolate

Katelyn Williams Human & Rousseau Review: Brian Joss Chocolate is the panacea for all the world’s ills. And Katelyn Williams…

Book Review: The Independent Factor

My Personal Journey through Politics and Diplomacy Denis Worrall Reach Publishers Review: Brian Joss During his tenure as South African…

Book Review: End Of The Deadline

Behind the news 2 Harvey Tyson Print Matters Heritage Review: Brian Joss Harvey Tyson died a few days before End…

Book Review: Becoming A Parent

The Emotional Journey Hilary Rosenthal Don Nelson Publishers Review: Brian Joss The aim of Becoming A Parent is to help…

Tata keeps the customers’ trucks moving

Brian Joss – Recent improvements to dealer, parts and service networks – with a view to shortening vehicle downtime –…

Ultra compact GPS devices can track your moving assets

Brian Joss – Vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, has launched its BX500 and BX600 range of wireless, ultra-compact GPS tracking…

Outlook For The 2019 Property Market

Due to the uncertainty pertaining to land reform policies, 2018 has not been a great year for the property market.…


Until next time…

Bruce

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