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Former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, will form part of this year’s notable speaker line-up at the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit, hosted by the KZN Provincial Government.  On Sunday, NSRI Station 31 Stilbaai duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Lappiesbaai.  And NSRI station 14 Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a female age 61 from Germany, injured at Robberg and suspected to be suffering a fractured or dislocated hip sustained after reportedly being dumped by a wave while swimming.  “Increasingly authorities and landowners alike are recognising the urgent need to reduce the presence of invasive alien plants on the landscape, the threat it presents and the benefit of an environment consisting of indigenous vegetation only,” says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative.  The Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area, located within the Garden Route National Park, is Africa’s oldest MPA and protects a 60 km stretch of coastline extending to protect 186 km² of ocean and rocky shoreline.  The latest news from Plett Tourism…  People – A ‘Soul’-ful coffee addiction in Plett.  Blog – Wandisile’s Plett: AfroChic Beauty Salon.  In the media – Plett permaculture pro features in Country Life.  Sport – Plan your feast of Garden Route mountain-biking.  News – Face Adrenalin introduces bridge zipline.

On a tense and dramatic Sunday at Fancourt, Nobuhle Dlamini drained a 32-foot uphill birdie putt at the final hole of the Outeniqua Course to seal a Sunshine Ladies Tour hat-trick with a two-shot victory in the Dimension Data Challenge.  Swede Philip Eriksson won the men’s tournament.  The latest Fancourt and Knysna Golf Club Newsletters were published on Friday.

The world is starting to come to order.  Russia backs down re: Venezuela, Venezuela prepares for the delivery of aid, Maduro ready to talk and Germany to ban certain pesticides.  The Trump effect?

State Capture Inquiry resumes.  Mboweni to deliver his budget speech.  Government looking at renewable energy again.  First, bankrupt the state pursuing the ‘put the ANC first’ agenda – then do the smart thing.

US-China trade talks move to Washington.  SA still cannot get beyond 1% growth.  Hopefully, we’ll get some clarity on Eskom this week.

Some days you just have to tip your hat and say, ‘well batted Sir’.  Maties vs Tuks continues the North-South battle.  Deejay Kriel wins IBF Strawweight title.


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Latest Local News

Summit speaker line-up empowered by Former Miss Universe

Former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, will form part of this year’s notable speaker line-up at the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit, hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government.

Local rescue two Scottish tourists

Arrie Combrinck, NSRI Stilbaai station commander, said: This morning, Sunday, 17th February, NSRI Station 31 Stilbaai duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Lappiesbaai.

NSRI assist German tourist

Ross Badenhorst, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said: At 12h50, Sunday, 17th February, NSRI station 14 Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a female, age 61, from Germany, in a tour group, injured at Robberg Nature Reserve at Robberg Island and suspected to be suffering a fractured or dislocated hip sustained after reportedly being dumped by a wave while swimming.

Vermaaklikheid post-fire rehabilitation: Hope for a fragile community

“Increasingly authorities and landowners alike are recognising the urgent need to reduce the presence of invasive alien plants on the landscape, the threat it presents and the benefit of an environment consisting of indigenous vegetation only,” says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI).

Nature – Explore Africa’s oldest Marine Protected Area

The Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area (MPA), located within the Garden Route National Park, is Africa’s oldest MPA and protects a 60km stretch of coastline extending to protect 186 km² of ocean and rocky shoreline.

People – A ‘Soul’-ful coffee addiction in Plett

“No sugar,” you declare. “I take it black”. Shoot a side-eyed glance at that kid over there with his blended mocha chino – amateur hour.

Blog – Wandisile’s Plett: AfroChic Beauty Salon

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo: Last week Sunday, together with about 25 or so other people, I attended the opening of a new beauty salon, to bear witness to its modern glamour and elegance, and what it promises to offer.

In the media – Plett permaculture pro features in Country Life

Grab a copy of the latest issue of Country Life for a marvellous article on green-fingered Philippa Mallac of Plett.

Sport – Plan your feast of Garden Route mountain-biking

The Buco Dr Evil Classic 3 Day Stage Race turns eight years old this year and has matured into “the best reason to head to the Garden Route on the Heritage Day weekend”.


News – Face Adrenalin introduces bridge zipline

Iconic adventure company, Face Adrenalin has introduced an exciting new product at Bloukrans Bridge. Are you ready? 5…4…3…2…1 Zipline!

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb | Accommodation Sponsors

We urge you to please start making accommodation arrangements for the 10th edition of the #JaguarSHC, taking place from the 2-5 May 2019.

New Furniture & Decor Arrivals from Velvet Home & Living


Experts, environmentalists warn on Total’s gas find Independent Online

… and environmental sectors are less enthusiastic about the French company’s discovery at Brulpadda, 175km off the southern coast of Mossel Bay.

Knysna’s John-Michael Metelerkamp picked for Cape Town art fair HeraldLIVE

Knysna artist John-Michael Metelerkamp, 37, is among 10 artists from around the world selected to showcase at the TOMORROWS/TODAY section of …


Latest Local Sports News

Sunshine Ladies Tour hat-trick delight for Dlamini

On a tense and dramatic Sunday at Fancourt, Nobuhle Dlamini drained a 32 foot uphill birdie putt at the final hole of the Outeniqua Course to seal a Sunshine Ladies Tour hat-trick with a two-shot victory in the Dimension Data Challenge.

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter


International News

Russian bank freezes accounts of Venezuela’s state oil firm February 17, 2019

Risk of exposure to US sanctions scares off lender

Thousands of Venezuela volunteers begin preparing US aid entry February 17, 2019

Political crisis is pitting President Maduro who says ‘rotten food’ could be cover for US invasion against opposition leader Guaido who had declared a humanitarian emergency

Germany plans tougher law to protect insects, reduce pesticides February 17, 2019

Environment minister Svenja Schulze says people need insects and they deserve to be protected with their own law

Maduro ready for talks with opposition, early parliamentary polls February 18, 2019

Last week Venezuela was plunged into uncertainty when the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself ‘acting president’


National News

State Capture Inquiry to resume with officials from National Treasury February 17, 2019

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will resume on Monday morning in Parktown, Johannesburg. 

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: All eyes on Tito Mboweni as he delivers first budget speech

State capture commission to hear evidence on the Eskom looting, writes Natasha Marrian

SA govt seeks to reopen costly renewables deals to help Eskom February 17, 2019

Eskom supplies more than 90% of South Africa’s power but is drowning in debt after a decade of decline.


Business News

China-US trade talks to move to Washington after ‘hopeful’ Beijing meeting February 17, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping says important progress was made at the negotiations while the White House says much work remains

SA limped out of 2018 with growth below 1%

The latest string of data from Statistics SA shows that the economy lifted in December, but overall growth remains woefully below initial forecasts for the year

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Tito Mboweni’s first budget will shed light on Eskom February 17, 2019

The Treasury has to tackle an electricity crisis on top of high unemployment and a global downturn, writes Sunita Menon


Sports News

Sri Lankan sensation Perera hailed for Test-winning heroics February 17, 2019

Kusal Perera became a national hero in Sri Lanka on Sunday after scoring an unbeaten 153 to guide his country to a sensational first Test victory in South Africa.

Maties and Tuks in clash of the giants at Varsity Cup February 17, 2019

Varsity Cup’s two most successful teams meet

I was in so much tears‚ says SA’s new IBF world champion Deejay Kriel February 17, 2019

Deejay Kriel captured the IBF strawweight crown in Los Angeles on Saturday night in a fashion so dramatic it might have been scripted in nearby Hollywood. 


Press Releases

Don’t Miss Groote Post’s February ‘Made with Love” Country Market on Sunday 24th February 2019

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the…

Madibaz coach seeks a winning habit

Madibaz rugby coach Jarryd Buys wants his team to create a winning habit when they begin their Varsity Shield campaign…

Xhosa theatre production for children at US Woordfees 2019

For the first time, an all Xhosa children’s theatre production at US Woordfees featuring the doyenne of SA storytelling, Sindiwe…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Check you have your original Title Deeds before 25 February 2019

Did you know that the process of obtaining original Title Deeds has changed? While this has probably remained below the…

Is the reaching of the retirement age a barrier to a reinstatement claim?

By Siphamandla Dube, Senior Associate, Fasken – Reinstatement is the primary remedy under the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and involves placing…

Motor body repairers call on industry to help grow emerging black-owned businesses

Brian Joss – With SME development being placed in the centre of government policy in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of…


Until next time…

Bruce

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