Friday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

Online Newspaper for the Garden Route & Klein Karoo



Good morning all..

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It’s that time of the year again when we can visit the SAN Parks for free.  Mossel Bay prepares for a boeremusiek legend.  NSRI rescue a teenager off Robberg.  Merriman Street roadworks upgrade.

Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich to merge.

The latest Knysna Golf Club Newsletter.

Zuckerberg’s lies are catching up with him.  Chinese officials wary of protests spreading to the mainland.  Recession is the one thing that stands between Trump and re-election.  Isreal bars the squad.  Epstein autopsy reveals a broken neck – hardly indicative of suicide.

SA waivers visas to more countries.  Ramaphosa signs debt-relief bill – and there’re no elections around the corner…  Ramaphosa’s bank statements will not be released.  Parliament to consider whether tanking the economy is a good thing or not!

JSE now at a 6-month low.  Marikana miners say nothing has changed.  At least the Rand bounced back.

Federer stunned in Cincinnati.  Ngwe will get a free ride in India.  Rassie throws a completely new team into the fray.

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     Latest Local News

South Africa invited to free excursion in GRNP

South Africans are invited to escape the daily hustle and bustle and head to the Garden Route National Park (GRNP).

Boeremusiek legende laat jou voete jeuk

Balke toe!  Boeremusiek uit die boonste rakke is op die spyskaart vir Saterdagaand se opskop by die Skoffelskuur op Hartenbos.

Injured male patient evacuated off Robberg Nature Reserve

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said:  At 17h19, Wednesday, 14th August, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a male teenager injured at Robberg Nature Reserve.

Merriman Street Update

Contractors will be laying the A-E2 Asphalt layer on Merriman Street on the following dates subject to weather and unforeseen circumstances:

Klein Karoo International, Mosstrich to merge August 15, 2019

Two former competitors in the ostrich market will merge to form one company.

     Latest Local Sports News

Exciting events at KYC

We have some very exciting events coming up at the club.

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

US Congress pretty much says Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg lied August 15, 2019

Paid contractors using audio clips of Facebook users is under the microscope in the US, with Zuckerberg’s testimony called ‘at best, incomplete’

Chinese officials demand to examine phones of travellers from Hong Kong August 15, 2019

The checks add to signs Beijing is lifting efforts to control the flow of information on the Hong Kong protest amid fears it could inspire similar unrest in China

How a recession could put the kibosh on Trump’s re-election August 15, 2019

Donald Trump has been riding on the coat-tails of a strong economy with almost zero unemployment; a recession would undo all of that

Israel to bar visit by two US congresswomen: ministry August 15, 2019

Israel said Thursday it will bar a planned visit by two US congresswomen who have supported a boycott of the country over its treatment of Palestinians, a decision in line with President Donald Trump’s urgings.

Jeffrey Epstein autopsy report shows broken neck – ‘Washington Post’ August 15, 2019

Epstein, a multi-millionaire and convicted sexual offender, was found dead in his jail cell in New York City on Saturday.

     National News

SA announces visa waivers to boost tourism August 15, 2019

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the South African government was engaging with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand about a similar relaxation of entry requirements for SA citizens.

Ramaphosa signs controversial debt-relief bill into law August 15, 2019

The bill provides for the extinguishing of the debt of heavily indebted consumers who earn a gross monthly income of no more than R7,500

Bank statements used in Mkhwebane’s Ramaphosa probe will not be released August 15, 2019

Pretoria High Court rules against public prosecutor

Parliament to consider legality of National Health Insurance Bill August 15, 2019

Health committee to consult state attorneys over concerns about the constitutionality of proposed new law

     Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes at six-month low on continued concern over trade August 15, 2019

The rand rebounded on Thursday afternoon, strengthening more than 1%, providing a boost for local banking shares

National Health Insurance will kill medical schemes, says institute August 15, 2019

Race relations lobby group paints dire picture of future of private healthcare

Conditions are still the same seven years later, say Marikana mineworkers August 15, 2019

Mineworkers ask attorney to review commission of inquiry’s findings in a bid to hold officials accountable, including President Cyril Ramaphosa

Rand bounces back after steep sell-off August 15, 2019

The rand traded at 15.25 versus the dollar by 1630 GMT, around 1.2% stronger than its previous close, after higher-than-expected US retail sales data.

     Sports News

Federer stunned by Rublev in Cincinnati August 15, 2019

Seven-time champion and third seed Roger Federer has been knocked out of the Cincinnati Masters by world number 70 Andrey Rublev in the third round.

CSA will NOT judge Enoch Nkwe on Proteas performance in India August 15, 2019

CSA acting director of cricket, Corrie van Zyl admitted that they will not be judging interim team director Enoch Nkwe ahead of the Proteas tour to India.

Jesse Kriel: Springboks have a clear-cut plan and direction August 15, 2019

“It is tough. Only 31 guys can go, and we haven’t had a lot of injuries, so there are a few positions where the guys are battling.”

Rassie tweaks team for Argentina clash August 14, 2019

With their first match of the Rugby World Cup a little more than a month away, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has decided to rest most of his star players in cotton wool for Saturday’s farewell test match against Argentina in Pretoria.

     Press Releases

More support needed for neighbourhood watches

Neighbourhood watches are an integral part of any community, serving as the eyes and ears for police, law enforcement and…

Talksure Graduates 15% of its People!

Durban, South Africa. Last Thursday, Talksure hosted a prestigious graduation ceremony for 15% of their employees who recently completed various national qualifications.…

Survivor crowned 2019 ABSA Top Ten Pinotage

Survivor, the unbridled Swartland wine range, has been recognised as one of South Africa’s top Pinotage producers making the cut…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

The 5 best gifts that you can give your children, and they do not cost a cent!

A gift is something that we willingly give to another, without the expectation of payment. Society and religions have created…

Businesses should base their road safety on international best practice

Brian Joss – Many European countries have some of the lowest road fatality rates. While there are many reasons for…

Audi to showcase new models at Festival of Motoring

Brian Joss – South Africa’s biggest automotive showcase, the Festival of Motoring takes place from 22 – 25 August at…


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