Thursday Morning Edition

 Good morning all,


MY VIEW

The George water situation improves even further.  Opportunities for film-makers in Knysna,

The OCC is on!  Louis Oosthuizen makes a solid start in Abu Dhabi.

May survives the vote of no confidence but is now pretty much powerless after the Brexit defeat.  Russia alarmed by the US support of Venezuela’s opposition – not sure why – they are perfectly aligned with what Trump is trying to achieve.  Mnangagwa flees to somewhere he can tweet.  

The world is waking up to the fact that the otherwise wonderful idea of vaccinating children has been hijacked.  Venezuela is finding out what gun control is actually aimed at – helpless citizens and an abusive government.  Finland gave refuge to the snake and now it’s being bitten.  The Dems and their overlords will stop at nothing to bring Trump down, but it’s costing them support.  Support for the wall from Hungary.  Are the anti-Brexiteers ignoring the will of the British people?  The invasion of Europe accelerates with reports of migrants landing on British beaches.

Let’s hope we finally get clarity on the SARS ‘rogue unit’.  Hani murderer denied bail again – guess he has too many secrets to tell.  Solidarity accuses DA Youth leaders of stoking racial divisions in Schweizer-Reneke.  The ANC needs to break with tradition and start delivering on their promises.

The ECB starting see that Britain’s withdrawal will not come without consequences for the Eurozone.  The US warns Israel over Chinese investments.  Mboweni’s budget will be presented on 20 February.  JSE up on global optimism.

The Kings take on the Cheetahs this weekend.  Al-Attiyah on the verge of another Dakar win.  Xasa congratulates Banyana.  Kevin Anderson is dumped out of the Aussie Open, but Federer and Nadal go through.  Wozniacki vs Sharapova should be titanic.  Olivier included in the ODI squad while de Kock and Steyn are rested.  Otis’ future with the Proteas depends on winning the World Cup?


Top Local Stories 

George Water Update 16 January 2019

Dam level: 81.37% (up from 81.14%). Rainfall since 11 January: 8.3mm. Demand/usage: 30.48 megalitres (target 22Ml). Months water left: 10

Garden Route Film Office and Knysna Film Festival Briefing

Opportunities for Businesses before and during the Film Festival.  Opportunities for Businesses in the Garden Route Film Industry


Latest Local Sports News

Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge 2019 going ahead

George Municipality confirms that the annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge will go ahead for 2019, however, the event will be postponed to either the 5th or 12th of May 2019.


Good start to the season always nice, says Louis Oosthuizen after 65 in Abu Dhabi Independent Online

A group of four players were tied for second place at seven-under par, including 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and his fellow South …


International News

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote but Brexit still in crisis January 16, 2019

The British prime minister’s focus now turns to trying to find a way through the Brexit quagmire

Russia raises alarm over US support of Venezuela’s opposition January 17, 2019

As the US opposes Nicolás Maduro’s presidency, Russia accuses the US of undermining governments around the world it doesn’t like

Mnangagwa breaks his silence, says he has no immediate plans to come back home January 16, 2019

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says on Twitter violence will not improve the economy and build the nation


A worldwide awakening to the potential hazards of vaccines is currently taking place

The War Room’s Owen Shroyer dedicated an entire broadcast to looking at the potential dangers of vaccines and why the government and establishment media is fervently pushing them on the public.

Gun control: Turning citizens into disarmed subjects

Is Venezuela paying the price for adopting gun control?

Finland Rocked By Explosive ‘Migrant Grooming Gang’ Crisis

Shockwaves are rippling through Finland amid a slew of revelations indicating migrant ‘grooming gangs’ are preying on children under the age of 15.

Washington Swamp determined to stop American resurgence by any means necessary

Owen Shroyer covers the Deep State’s silent coup being waged against President Trump as the government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history, continues while Trump tries to make a deal to secure the southern border and reopen the government.

Strong borders, policies can end human smuggling rings

The European Union “must protect its borders at sea and on land as expected by its voters,” Kinga Gal, MEP of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz, said on Tuesday.

The people have spoken, but British leaders refuse to listen

MPs in the UK voted 432 NO votes to 202 YES in a historic defeat of Brexit that slams Theresa May’s plan for the break between the UK and the EU.

Find out what European nations have to look forward to

The former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London has warned for years about the Islamic invasion of Europe and has since been proven right.


National News

Shamila Batohi expected to make a decision soon on Sars ‘rogue unit’ January 16, 2019

National Director of Public Prosecutions will in February tackle the case where former SARS officials Van Loggerenburg, Pillay and Janse van Rensburg are accused of illegally intercepting NPA communications

Hani murderer Walus denied parole again January 16, 2019

Masutha directed that a new profile be submitted for his consideration within six months

DA youth leader sowed racial division in Schweizer-Reneke furore, Solidarity charges January 16, 2019

DA federal youth leader, Luyolo Mphithi, should formally apologise to teacher Elana Barkhuizen and pupils whose “identities he exposed” in the apparent Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke race furore that got South Africans talking this week, trade union Solidarity has demanded.

Time of empty promises is over for ANC January 16, 2019

Launching the ANC’s 2019 general election manifesto, President Cyril Ramaphosa lauded the successes of the last 25 years of democracy.


Business News

ECB warns of Brexit damage to eurozone economy, again January 16, 2019

Until now, ECB officials said they were confident Brexit would have minimal consequences beyond the financial sector and posed little immediate risk for the economy

US official cautions Israel over Chinese investments January 16, 2019

The Americans have cited cyber security as their main concern and want their ally to limit intelligence sharing with China

Maiden Mboweni budget confirmed for Feb 20 January 16, 2019

Mboweni delivered the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in October, a couple of weeks after Nhlanhla Nene resigned from the position

MARKET WRAP: JSE boosted by optimism in global markets January 16, 2019

Precious-metals miners remain under strain, amid a firmer rand, after feeling pressure from disappointing production data on Tuesday


Sports News

Derby time for SA teams in PRO14 January 16, 2019

It’s derby time in South Africa and on Friday all PRO14 roads will lead to Port Elizabeth where the Southern Kings and Cheetahs will take centre stage.

Al-Attiyah on verge of 3rd Dakar triumph as Peterhansel crashes out January 16, 2019

Nasser al-Attiyah virtually wrapped up a third Dakar Rally title as Stephane Peterhansel’s hopes suffered a painful end.

Xasa congratulates Banyana for qualifying for 2019 World Cup January 16, 2019

Banyana coach, Desiree Ellis, says the success of her team has always been about team work which includes everyone, even the bus driver.

Anderson knocked out of Australian Open January 16, 2019

 Australian Open fifth seed Kevin Anderson lost his second round match to Frances Tiafoe 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a major upset on the third day of the Grand Slam on Wednesday. 

Federer, Nadal stay on track as Sharapova sets up Wozniacki showdown January 16, 2019

It was curtains for South African Kevin Anderson, who slumped out to young American Frances Tiafoe and became the highest seed, at five, to be sent packing so far.

Olivier rewarded with ODI spot as Steyn and De Kock rested January 16, 2019

The Proteas selectors have rewarded fast Bowler Duanne Olivier for his excellent performances in the recently concluded three-Test match series against Pakistan with an ODI berth for the first two matches in the match series.

Gibson’s Proteas future dependent on World Cup triumph, says CSA January 16, 2019

The future of Proteas head coach Ottis Gibson is dependent on whether or not he can lead South Africa to their first World Cup title.


Press Releases

Seventy reasons to enjoy Roodeberg in 2019

Roodeberg, the legendary red blend that has been bringing friends together the world over since 1949, celebrates its 70th anniversary…

New Year, New You – Time to tune up your groove: Jazzart Dance turns motion into enlivened exercise

Cape Town, 16 January 2019 – It’s the New Year and with it, comes new thinking, new promises and a…

Sebastian Berinato is appointed the New General Manager at The Marine, Hermanus

The Marine Hotel, in Hermanus, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection, has appointed Sebastian Berinato as the new General…

Groote Post’s Country Market on Sunday 27th January

The festive season has sadly come and gone, but Groote Post’s markets are still going strong! So why not start…

Expanding Horizons An interview with Fever-Tree CEO, Tim Warrillow

Fever-Tree’s range of premium mixers have recently entered the SA market. The company saw that the same trends that drove…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Volkswagen Group SA tops passenger car market for the 8th consecutive year

Brian Joss – Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) ended 2018 as the market leader of the passenger car segment in…

Peugeot sets a new world record for sales in unstable environment

Brian Joss – The Peugeot Groupe increased their sales for the fifth  year in a row despite economic and geopolitical…

RTMC’s suggestions for major law changes are “problematic”

Brian Joss – With the road death toll already over 700 within a few days of the start of December,…

Expropriation without compensation will be a triumph of politics over people

Politics will hijack EWC and black people will be the main victims. The situation in Alexandra township clearly demonstrates what…

Cartoon – Blind Optimism

BOKAMOSO | South Africa must change buses, not just drivers

The following remarks were delivered by DA leader Mmusi Maimane at the Cape Town Press Club yesterday. Ladies and gentlemen Members of…


Until next time…

Bruce

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