Monday Morning Edition

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Knysna Tourism shifts focus.  My Oom se Vrou se plekkie well received at the KKNK.  Roadworks update around Oudtshoorn.  Quatuor Avena on Friday 5 April at 19h30 at the George Museum.

George, Fancourt & Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.

Theresa May faces opposition re: Brexit.  The rise and fall of the ‘caliphate’.  Mueller witch hunt set to continue.

DA still looking for answers they’ll never get.  Ramaphosa still on about ‘land reform’.  Strike planned at SARS.  Ramaphosa called out for lying.

No load shedding this week.  Economic week ahead.  

Bafana through to AFCON.  Proteas wrap up Sri Lanka.  Cape Epic comes to an end.

Latest Local News

Knysna Tourism NPC changes focus

Since the Service Level Agreement (SLA) between Wesgro and the Knysna Municipality was signed in November 2018, the focus of the town’s age-old tourism establishment, Knysna Tourism (KT) NPC has shifted.

MY OOM SE VROU SE PLEKKIE groot treffer by vanjaar se KKNK (21-26 Maart 2019)

Die nuwe Lefra-klug, MY OOM SE VROU SE PLEKKIE onder regie van Frans Swart, debuteer by vanjaar se KKNK in Oudtshoorn.

Roadworks update for the KKNK

Motorists travelling to the upcoming Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) are advised that TR75/1 (the N12) between Oudtshoorn and George, and TR1/2 (the N9) between George and Uniondale, will be open to two-way traffic from 21 March to 31 March 2019. Certain sections of these roads will have delineators on the shoulders to protect some of the works. A traffic safety officer will be on patrol.

Quatuor Avena

The George Music Society proudly presents the internationally acclaimed Saxophone group Quatuor Avena on Friday 5 April at 19h30 at the George Museum.

Life is a Garden | Identifying Orchids

Velvet Home & Living – Promotions March 2019

Latest Local Sports News

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

International News

Theresa May faces possible plot amid Brexit impasse March 24, 2019

Sources say senior ministers want rid of prime minister as parliament prepares to grab control of the EU exit process from the government

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group March 24, 2019

The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq’s conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a “caliphate.”

Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved March 25, 2019

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump broke the law by interfering with the various probes into the 2016 election, but presented his evidence to Attorney General William Barr to make a determination.

National News

DA demands details of SA’s $1bn South Sudan oil refinery project March 24, 2019

The DA intends to intervene in a deal in which energy minister Jeff Radebe is allegedly pushing for SA to spend at least $1bn in building an oil refinery in South Sudan.

Land reform can no longer be resisted, says Cyril Ramaphosa March 24, 2019

The president said it was time for white land owners to cooperate with his administration in changing land ownership patterns

Sars served with strike notice March 24, 2019

The South African Revenue Service is hopeful that a planned strike next week by the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union and Public Servants Association will be averted

WATCH: Ramaphosa called out for ‘blatant lie’ to Cape Town residents on R1.7bn housing spend, ANC hits back March 24, 2019

The DA and the ANC are at loggerheads over claims that President Cyril Ramaphosa lied to residents in the Western Cape about the DA’s track record in housing delivery.

Business News

Prospects brighter as Eskom stops load-shedding for week ahead March 24, 2019

Five units have been restored since Friday morning leading Eskom to suspend load-shedding on Sunday

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Borrowing costs to take centre stage in a busy data week March 24, 2019

Slower global growth and lower-for-longer interest rates have eased pressure on the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee, writes Asha Speckman

No load shedding anticipated this coming week March 24, 2019

Eskom says it does not anticipate implementing load shedding this coming week because the electricity system is gradually improving. 

Sports News

Siyaya e-Egypt! Tau double sends Bafana to Afcon March 24, 2019

Two moments of Percy Tau genius and technical quality booked South Africa their spot in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in June.

Clinical Proteas sweep T20 series against Sri Lanka March 24, 2019

The Proteas have beaten Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, sweeping the series 3-0 in the process.

Schurter and Forster claim top honours in men’s Cape Epic March 24, 2019

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster went into the final stage from Stellenbosch University to Val de Vie Estate with a comfortable eight-minute lead.

Langvad and Van der Breggen win Cape Epic women’s race March 24, 2019

Danish rider Annika Langvad secures her fifth overall victory in the gruelling eight-day race after winning the seventh stage with Anna van der Breggen.

Press Releases

Hard work pays off for Madibaz rugby

FNB Madibaz rugby captain Riaan Esterhuizen says the hard work they put in during their pre-season programme is paying dividends…

Shoprite makes donating to drought relief efforts that much easier

The Shoprite Group is working with Gift of the Givers to make it as easy as possible for South Africans…

Sneakers Make Financial Literacy More Fun for Western Cape Kids

Metropolitan has undertaken the mammoth task of equipping SA teens (tomorrow’s adults) with financial literacy skills by taking its teen-tailored…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Find a bargain among these 10 vehicles with the worst resale value

Brian Joss – South Africans – contending with load shedding, rising fuel prices, higher inflation and a looming downgrade in…

BOKAMOSO | Five solutions to #KeepTheLightsOn

The recent rolling blackouts, set to intensify, show that Eskom’s operations have reached the level of a national crisis. Millions…

Childhood Moves and Mental Illness

Have you ever wondered if the fact that you’ve moved around a lot as a child could affect how your…

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