Monday Morning Edition

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Wrap

Pezula Hotel rescued from business rescue by an overseas investment.  The third annual HAGI VCCM Conference South Africa takes place between the Knysna Motor Show held on April 28, and the Jaguar Simola Knysna Hillclimb, which starts on May 2 and runs through to May 5.  The popular Afrikaans music spectacular, Afrikaans is Groot, is coming to Mossel Bay.  Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, and Executive Mayor of George, Alderman Melvin Naik, launched the Province’s tenth Youth Café in Lyonville, Uniondale, in partnership with the Garden Route District Municipality on Wednesday.  Taking in golden beaches, spectacular rock formations, outstanding views, seal colonies and abundant birdlife, the circular Robberg hiking trail near Plettenberg Bay is arguably South Africa’s best day hike.  Cllr Sean Snyman, Ward Councillor for Ward 19 and his Committee recently beautified and cleaned the alley between the small Pick ‘n Pay in York Street and the other shops. 23 – 29 September.  More than 30 different adventures.  Pick your all-time best 5 Plett adventures to create a personal Plett HIGH FIVE experience.  Plett Tourism would like to congratulate Nguni Restaurant for their listing in 17th place as a Top 20 StreetSmart-contributing restaurant for 2018.  We are thrilled to announce that, for the 10th year in a row, Plettenberg Bay has received a nomination in the World Travel Awards as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination, a very prestigious honour.  One of the Southern Capes best-known gospel rappers “Luigi” has recently released his new T-Shirt and Caps range along with his new book “A walk with the Lord” and his Album “His mercy”. 

The GolfRSA Boys and Girls secured their berths in the field for the 2019 Toyota Junior World Cup in Japan with resounding victories in the Boys and Girls Competitions of the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Botswana on Friday.  Langenhoven Gymnasium’s Jedhli Van Briesies has been selected for the All Star team at the conclusion of the Coca-Cola T20 competition.  20-21 April: Muddy Foot Adventures again brings three exciting sporting activities to Plettenberg Bay this Easter. Catering to all levels of competitors, each sports event includes an enticing element of adventure set in Plett’s superb natural surroundings.  The latest Knysna and Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletters were published on Friday.

The US and S Korea carry out joint drills and rocket man is not happy.  New Zealand mosque massacre sends ripples through the world.  It’s a tragedy, but nothing in the msm about the 150+ Christians massacred in Africa.  British parliament may not vote on Brexit this week.  

Eskom to keep us in the dark until Wednesday.  ANC mayor arrested for murder.  Batohi’s skills questioned.

Pressure on the SARB to adjust rates.  Gordhan rips Eskom on poor maintenance – too little too late.  Should governments run large deficits?

Super Rugby and English Premiership wraps.  Bottas wins in Australia.  Bafana face Libya in a vital clash.


Newscast


Latest Local News

€92-million acquisition saves Garden Route’s Pezula Hotel

The well-known Pezula Hotel on SA’s Garden Route has been saved from business rescue by a South African consortium, which will be investing a total of R1.5bn (€91.7m) into the property.

Classic car market conference to be held in Knysna

The third annual HAGI VCCM Conference South Africa takes place between the Knysna Motor Show held on April 28, and the Jaguar Simola Knysna Hillclimb, which starts on May 2 and runs through to May 5.

Afrikaans is Groot vlieg soos die kraai reguit na Mosselbaai

Vir die heel eerste keer ooit gaan die gesogte Afrikaans is Groot-konsert see toe en ondersteuners kan solank regmaak om deur die grootste kunstenaars, met hul grootste treffers, vermaak te word.

Minister Fritz and Mayor Naik of George Launches 10th Youth Café in Uniondale

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, and Executive Mayor of George, Ald Melvin Naik, launched the Province’s tenth Youth Café in Lyonville, Uniondale, in partnership with the Garden Route District Municipality on Wednesday.

In the media – Rugged and Ravishing Robberg

Taking in golden beaches, spectacular rock formations, outstanding views, seal colonies and abundant birdlife, the circular Robberg hiking trail near Plettenberg Bay is arguably South Africa’s best day hike.

Spekboom Project Ward 19

Cllr Sean Snyman, Ward Councillor for Ward 19 and his Ward Committee recently beautified and cleaned the alley between the small Pick ‘n Pay in York Street and the other shops.

Adventure – Plett HIGH FIVE

23 – 29 September 2019… More than 30 different adventures.  Pick your all-time best 5 Plett adventures to create a personal Plett HIGH FIVE experience.

Achievements – Nguni Restaurant among StreetSmart Top 20

Plett Tourism would like to congratulate Nguni Restaurant for their listing in 17th place as a Top 20 StreetSmart-contributing restaurant for 2018.

Nominations – Plett one of Africa’s leading beach destinations

We are thrilled to announce that, for the 10th year in a row, Plettenberg Bay has received a nomination in the World Travel Awards™ as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination, a very prestigious honour.

Luigi launches new clothing range

One of the Southern Cape’s best-known gospel rappers “Luigi” has recently released his new T-Shirt and Caps range of his new book “A walk with the Lord” and his Album “Sy Genade”


Velvet Home & Living: More New Arrivals – March 2019

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Bruce Finds the Golden Strawberry!

Showme Newsletter 15 – 21 March 2019


Latest Local Sports News

Double joy for GolfRSA at AAJGC

The GolfRSA Boys and Girls secured their berths in the field for the 2019 Toyota Junior World Cup in Japan with resounding victories in the Boys and Girls Competitions of the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Botswana on Friday.

Langenhoven Gymnasium’s Jedhli Van Briesies in All Star squad

The Coca-Cola® All-Star team finished their final preparations for their match against a Cricket South African (CSA) selection team with two training sessions at the Powerade High-Performance Centre in Pretoria.

Sport – Dash for Cash and more family fun this Easter

20-21 April 2019: Muddy Foot Adventures again brings three exciting sporting activities to Plettenberg Bay this Easter. Catering to all levels of competitors, each sports event includes an enticing element of adventure set in Plett’s superb natural surroundings.

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


International News

North Korea slams new joint drills between Seoul and Washington March 17, 2019

Pyongyang condemns the military exercises as provocative rehearsals for invasion

New Zealanders pay tribute as mosque families clamour for return of dead March 17, 2019

Islam demands burial within 24 hours, but authorities want to leave no stone unturned in their investigations

UK government warns it might not hold pivotal Brexit vote March 17, 2019

British leader Theresa May’s government has warned it might not have a planned Brexit vote this week unless it feels it could secure a win that avoids a lengthy delay to the EU pullout.


National News

Eskom warns of severe power cuts until Wednesday March 18, 2019

Technical difficulties mean the utility will review its undertaking to end load-shedding by April

Mayor held for murder of ANC Youth League leader March 17, 2019

Governing party says it is shocked by news of arrest

NPA boss Batohi questions prosecutors’ skills, ability to deal with corruption cases March 17, 2019

New national director of public prosecutions, Shamila Batohi, has harshly criticised senior prosecutors for not paying proper attention to high-profile corruption cases.


Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Inflation and retail sales data will put consumers in the spotlight March 17, 2019

More indicators of how the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee will respond when it meets at the end of March, writes Sunita Menon

Eskom needs to place greater urgency on maintenance: Gordhan March 17, 2019

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says he has asked Eskom to work with municipalities to ensure power supply to large industrial companies and businesses as the country will enter another day of stage four load shedding on Monday and Tuesday.

Why isn’t monetary policy working like it is meant to? March 16, 2019

Should governments run larger deficits because low rates allow them to, or because central banks can buy their debt and keep rates low?


Sports News

Super Rugby: Weekend teams March 17, 2019

Dates, line-ups, venues and kick-off times for Round 6 of the 2019 Super Rugby tournament.

WRAP: English Premiership March 17, 2019

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports from the weekend’s English Premiership matches.

Bottas upstages Hamilton at Australian Grand Prix March 17, 2019

Valtteri Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever”.

Bafana to camp in Tunis ahead of crucial Libya clash March 17, 2019

The national side gets two days at the the match venue Sfax ahead of their  Africa Cup of Nations qualifier 


Press Releases

Madibaz will stay grounded, says Prinsloo

The FNB Madibaz rugby team are riding the crest of a wave in the FNB Varsity Shield this season, but…

Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival 2019 at Anthonij Rupert Wyne

It’s time for another world-class festival and highlight on the Cape Winelands social calendar. The annual Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival,…

Terra del Capo Sangiovese 2016 – Italian inspiration throughout the year

For wine aficionados who prefer a lighter, more accessible red wine, look no further than the Terra del Capo Sangiovese…

Perfect mix for Winelands Encounter route

Riders in the Liberty Winelands Encounter can expect a perfect mix of mountain-biking ingredients, with a few challenges thrown in,…

Madibaz refreshed after Varsity Shield bye

The FNB Madibaz rugby team will resume their FNB Varsity Shield campaign with fresh energy when they host Tshwane University…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Thousands flock to Cape Town Motor Show

Brian Joss – The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) hosted over 24 000 petrol heads and families at GrandWest on…

BOKAMOSO | Ramaphosa’s foreign policy direction points to a False Dawn

The hallmarks of South Africa’s foreign policy must be a deep commitment to human rights, democracy and free trade. That…

New Range Rovers plug into the South African model line-up

Brian Joss – The new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have taken major steps toward the future of motoring…

Making sense of rental deposits

Just Property’s Shaun du Bois has some important advice for tenants on the ins and outs of how to protect…


Until next time…

Bruce

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