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The WESSA Eden March Newsletter was published yesterday.  George Water Update: 13 March.  Dam level: 85.42% (up from 81.07%). Rainfall since 7 March: 33.3mm. Demand/usage: 30.87 megalitres (target 22). Months water left in dam: 9.  The Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism & Democracy and the Centre for African Studies invite you to the launch of “WHOSE HISTORY COUNTS – Decolonising African Precolonial Historiography” edited by June Bam, Lungisile Ntsebeza and Allan Zinn.  Sima Mashazi is a rising star in South Africa. She will be performing the role of a young Miriam Makeba in the first musical about Mama Africa at the KKNK.  Celebrate Easter Sunday with your whole family at The Plettenberg, on 21 April. Bring the family to feast on a delightful three-course lunch, at a cost of 320 rand per person from 12:00 till 15:30.

Christo Lamprecht from Southern Cape led the GolfRSA Boys into battle, posting a seven-under 65 to set the tone for day two of the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Botswana on Wednesday.

The Brexit ordeal continues.  The Venezuelan ordeal continues.  Fake news media gets caught out by the yellow vests.  The caliphate is dead.

Expropriation will be ‘finalised’ after the elections – clearly, the promise has more weight going into the elections than the delivery.  NPA failed us in the Zuma prosecution.  Gordhan talks privatisation – the ANC will hold on until it’s too late.  Mantashe finds another reason to tax us.  Hopefully, we’ll see many bye-elections after the elections as the cadres go to jail.  Another lion captured in the Karoo – don’t people understand that there can only be so many males in a certain area?

JSE edges higher as does gold.  Electricity hikes could fuel inflation.  Business confidence at a two-year low.

Liverpool pull off a stunning win in Munich.  Faf enjoys batting at 3.  Netball World Cup will be a financial boon for the country.


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WESSA Eden Newsletter March

George Water Update: 13 March 2019

Dam level: 85.42% (up from 81,07%). Rainfall since 7 March 2019: 33.3mm. Demand/usage: 30.87 megalitres (target 22Ml). Months water left in dam: 9.

Book launch invite

The Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism & Democracy (CANRAD) and the Centre for African Studies (CAS-UCT) invite you to the launch of “WHOSE HISTORY COUNTS – Decolonising African Precolonial Historiography” edited by June Bam, Lungisile Ntsebeza and Allan Zinn.

My Miriam Makeba Story, with Sima Mashazi

Sima is a rising star in South Africa. She performed the role of the young Miriam in the first musical about Mama Africa (touring US and SA).

Celebrate Easter Sunday with your family, at The Plettenberg

Celebrate Easter Sunday with your whole family at The Plettenberg, on 21 April 2019. Bring the family to feast on a delightful three-course lunch, at a cost of R320.00 per person from 12h00 till 15h30.


Latest Local Sports News

GolfRSA Teams shine in Botswana

Christo Lamprecht from Southern Cape led the GolfRSA Boys into battle, posting a seven-under 65 to set the tone for day two of the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Botswana on Wednesday.


International News

Britain heads into a murky Brexit March 13, 2019

After a second defeat for Theresa May’s deal, MPs are set to vote on a no-deal divorce as uncertainty looms

Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting as China offers help March 13, 2019

President Nicolas Maduro blames US sabotage for the blackout in the west of the country

French ‘yellow vest’ fake news gets 100-million Facebook hits March 13, 2019

Human rights campaign site Avaaz says stories identified as false by traditional media outlets were shared 4-million times

3,000 surrender from IS Syria bastion as end nears March 13, 2019

A ragged tent encampment in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz is all that remains of a once-sprawling IS group’s “caliphate” declared in 2014 across large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq.


National News

Expropriation without compensation to be finalised only after May election

Investors rattled by the push to expropriate land without compensation will only know whether or not the amendment to the constitution will be passed after the national election on May 8.

Failure to indict Jacob Zuma ‘violated justice’

Document reveals prosecutors are adamant former president would have been convicted

Pravin Gordhan sets out state privatisation policy March 13, 2019

Public enterprises minister rules out ‘wholesale privatisation’ but is open to minor stakeholders in noncore assets

Mantashe proposes sovereign wealth fund following Total gas find March 13, 2019

The mineral resources minister says such a fund would ensure the benefits of the discovery are preserved for future generations

ANC parliamentary list includes leaders implicated in state capture March 13, 2019

Only candidates with criminal records barred, ANC secretary general confirms

Karoo lion found alive in Northern Cape March 13, 2019

The lion was found roaming 50 kilometres from Sutherland towards Calvinia


Business News

MARKET WRAP: Miners lead the JSE higher despite Brexit issues March 13, 2019

Uncertainty over Brexit has weighed on sentiment, although miners gained from safe-haven interest in gold and a rising oil price

Gold hits two-week high as investors run from Brexit chaos March 13, 2019

SPDR gold holdings rise for the second day and silver hits its highest its since March 1

Rise in electricity tariff could spike inflation, says Reserve Bank March 13, 2019

The Bank assumed a power-price increase of 9.7% for 2018 its in January forecast, which sees inflation accelerating to 4.8% by the end of 2019

Business confidence plunges to two-year low March 13, 2019

Business confidence is as low as it was when SA was downgraded to junk status by S&P and Fitch in 2017


Sports News

Mane double breaks Bayern to send Liverpool through

Liverpool’s 3-1 aggregate victory means they join Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Manchester United in the quarterfinals, completing a clean sweep of English sides reaching the last eight for the first time since 2008/09.

I really enjoy batting at three, says happy Proteas captain Faf March 13, 2019

“Obviously JP coming back, looking really solid there, beautiful flow. Today was a nice day for everyone to get a run.”

Netball World Cup brings over R2 million to SA Economy March 13, 2019

Netball is the biggest female participation in sport in Africa and has enjoyed huge growth on the continent.


Press Releases

UK Gruffalo travels to SA and makes an appearance at Nom Nom Eateries

Nom Nom Eateries shows the Global Gruffalo some love.  On the 14th of February, a day internationally known as Valentine’s…

Kingswood face tough title defence

Kingswood College are geared up for their title defence but know they face a stiff examination when the opening leg…

Good Friday Lunch at Benguela Cove

Easter Friday 19 April Starters Oysters  6  |  R120  12  | R220  Curried fish, toasted hot cross bun  | R90 …

Balance launches exciting new online game in support of elephant conservation

Balance, the quirky range of everyday wines synonymous with life’s lighter moments, has released an exciting new online game that…

Zolani Mahola takes time out on World Sleep Day 2019

Taking time away from technology is the focus at The Westin Cape Town Hotel for World Sleep Day (Friday 15…

No clear winner after AutoTrader SA Car of the Year evaluation days

The evaluation days for the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition have been concluded, and the…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

French fans choose Jeep® Renegade as “Urban SUV of the Year”

Brian Joss – The new Jeep® Renegade, introduced across Europe last year, has been crowned “SUV Crossover Urbain de l’Année”…

Toyota Gazoo take on Dullstroom 400 with three-car team

Brian Joss – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will be taking on the Dullstroom 400, Round 1 of the 2019 South…

Mahindra’s iconic Thar gets a major off-road boost

Brian Joss – Mahindra’s off-roader, the Thar, has received a major off-road boost for 2019 with the launch of the…

How to teach children to respect their teacher

It is common knowledge that teachers are some of the most stressed professionals in our country. They face abuse of…

Book Review: Heads You Win

Heads You Win Jeffrey Archer Macmillan Review: Brian Joss Jeffrey Archer’s newest book, Heads You Win, is a twist on…

Book Review: Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch

Eve Mazza MF Books Jacana Review: Brian Joss The tree-lined avenues of Stellenbosch and the wooden shutters on the Cape…

Book Review: South Africans versus Rommel

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Book Review: The Rise & Demise of the Afrikaners

Hermann Giliomee Tafelberg Review: Brian Joss Herman Giliomee paints a bleak view of the future of the Afrikaners (Afrikaans) and…

Book Review: Meals – Effortless Food For Every Occasion

Christine Capendale Human & Rousseau Review: Brian Joss One dish that will have your guests clamouring for more is the…

Book Review: 63 Days to Optimum Health

Sally-Ann Creed Human & Rousseau Tafelberg Review: Brian Joss Sally-Ann Creed is a Functional Integrative Nutritional Therapist and has a…

Book Review: The 17th Suspect

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Century Review: Brian Joss This is the 17th thriller featuring the Women’s Murder Club, not…

Book Review: The Tortoise Cried Its Only Tear

Carol Campbell Umuzi Review: Brian Joss Carol Campbell has gone back to the place she knows so well – the…


Until next time…

Bruce

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