Friday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

Online Newspaper for the Garden Route & Klein Karoo



Good morning all..

This Friday Morning Edition is sponsored by Tambarina Hospitality in Komatipoort.
     My View

It’s time for Thousand Sensations Craft Liquor, Food and Music Festival – my personal favourite – my hunger lives in my head!  Workshop for all those involved in the timber industry on the Garden Route.  Delayed planned power outage for Hansmoeskraal now on the 25’th.  Strawberry Festival next weekend.

Lions win the IPT and Boland roar in contention in the B-Section.  Day 1 of the Dr Evil.  George Golf Club Newsletter.

Brexit is getting ugly.  Kim pushes for another nuclear summit.  The Brett Kavanaugh ‘sex scandal’ reveals the true nature of the role players.

Unabridged birth certificates on the chopping block, but the damage has been done – and watch the ANC hail themselves as heroes for [again] fixing some that they broke in the first place.  The Zondo Commission is uncovering some interesting dirt on senior ANC leaders.  Can the ANC not do anything professionally?

The decision to hold the repo rate steady was a close-run affair.  State backs off on the Mining Charter.  I wonder what President Ramaphosa’s stimulus package will unfold?

Will Damian Willemse get the No. 15 jersey?  McLaren go for speed.  Springbok women set for three tests in Europe.  Willie le Roux and Francois Louw go back to their clubs – point proven!

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     Latest Local News

Garden Route timber people invited to skills development workshop

Players in the Garden Route’s timber industry and in the timber industry value chain are invited to a stakeholder workshop that will examine improving the region’s timber economy – and the lives and careers of the people who work in it – through skills development and training.

Planned power outage – Hansmoeskraal

25 September

Join us for some sweet & sticky fun at the George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola 2018!

You don’t want to miss these sweet festivities!

Life is a Garden | How to repot your orchid!

Garden Day is around the corner! Is your garden ready?

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Marketing Officer at Advanced Knysna job in Knysna, Western Cape, Undisclosed basic salary, Permanent Specialist position.

Fourth suspect in Knysna ward councillor’s murder appears in court News24

One of the men arrested for the murder of an ANC ward councillor in Knysna, Western Cape, appeared in court on Wednesday, police said. Ward 8 …

     Latest Local Sports News

Lions roar to record 29th SA IPT victory

Central Gauteng proved that there are two ways to silence the critics when they claimed a record 29th victory in the 58th South African Inter-Provincial Tournament, sponsored by Tempest Car Hire, at Oubaai Golf Club on Thursday.

Boland back in SA IPT promotion battle

Boland went hammer and nail into day four of the 58th South African Inter-Provincial Tournament to get back in the B-Section battle for promotion against log leaders Western Province on Thursday.

Sim and Munnik Families take on the BUCO Dr Evil Classic

Robert Sim and Oliver Munnik are no strangers to the sharp end of mountain bike stage races, but both men decided to rather take it easy during the 2018 BUCO Dr Evil Classic and ride with their wives.

George Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

EU pushes for October Brexit agreement, but threatens no deal September 20, 2018

Theresa May stands by ‘Chequers’ proposals for trade with the bloc that will also resolve issues on the border of Northern Ireland

Kim wants another Trump summit to speed up denuclearisation September 20, 2018

North and South want to declare an end to the Korean War this year, says President Moon Jae-in

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm’s centre September 20, 2018

It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.

Trump pushes Supreme Court pick’s sex accuser to testify September 20, 2018

US President Donald Trump has piled pressure on the woman accusing his Supreme Court pick of sexual assault by insisting that she testify next week if she wants to be heard.

     National News

Breaking news: Unabridged birth certificates on the chopping block?

Cabinet has received a joint report from the Ministers of Home Affairs and Tourism on a possible relaxation of immigration regulations.

TIM COHEN: How the Zondo commission is becoming a horror show for the ANC

Gwede Mantashe did nothing as colleagues threatened a leading bank because it refused to handle tarnished money

EDITORIAL: Banks’ Gupta testimony reveals ANC’s financial illiteracy

Attempts to bully the banks, and cast them as the villains, also show a worrying disregard for the law

Decision on land reform policy delayed by ‘amateurish’ report

Parliament’s constitutional review committee will seek an extension to a September 28 deadline to present its findings on possible constitutional amendments to ease expropriation of land without compensation, boosting the odds that the legislature won’t decide the matter before the 2019 election.

     Business News

Behind the Reserve Bank’s close call to hold rates

MPC votes 4-3 to keep the repo rate at 6.5% as the economy looks set to grow just 0.7% in 2018

State eases some of the more controversial provisions in Mining Charter

New provisions offer some flexibility for mining rights holders

What to expect from the president’s stimulus package

The plan includes the new Mining Charter, far-reaching changes to tourist regulations and an infrastructure investment plan

MARKET WRAP: JSE only cheered a little by unchanged interest rate September 20, 2018

The platinum index jumps 5.86%, but the performance of most stocks is relatively muted despite a 1.5% gain in the rand against the dollar

     Sports News

Willemse steps closer to Bok No 15 jersey September 20, 2018

Damian Willemse will warm up for what looks like a probable first start in the Springbok No 15 jersey when Western Province host Griquas in a Currie Cup.

McLaren to gamble on extreme set-up at Sochi September 20, 2018

McLaren could run a more extreme set-up on their cars in Russia as they look to improve the straightline speed of the MCL33.

Springbok Women set for three Tests tour of Europe in November September 20, 2018

The Springbok Women’s team will play three Tests in November, in what marks the national side’s first tour since the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Boks release duo to English clubs ahead of Australia showdown September 20, 2018

South Africa will be without fullback Willie le Roux and loose-forward Francois Louw for the Rugby Championship clash against Australia in Port Elizabeth on September 29 after the pair were released to their English clubs.

Boks name 17-man preliminary squad for final 2 Tests September 20, 2018

Centres Damian de Allende and Luwasyo Am will not play any further part in the Rugby Championship due to injuries while winger Makazole Mapimpi will also not be available for the home Tests.

     Press Releases

Good day, FEDHASA Cape and industry partners to raise status of the Western Cape through Industry Recovery Plan

Sept 2018: Ensuring Cape Town remains one of the most sought-after destinations in the world is the city’s number one…

Carne SA champions rare vintage wines

A well-aged steak is at its best when enjoyed with a well-matured red wine and at Carne SA, Chef-proprietor Giorgio…

Madibaz shape up for key encounter with Maties

The SPAR Madibaz netball team are geared up to make one final push for a spot in the Varsity Netball…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Saving and Investing – know the difference

According to author T Eker of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, “Poor people see a dollar as a dollar to…

Partner Van wins major award for Peugeot

Brian Joss – The new Peugeot Partner Van has won the 2019 International Van of the Year (IVOTY) Award for…

Festival of Motoring draws record crowds

Brian Joss – The 2018 Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank boasted a record attendance and thrills for show visitors…

Keeping track of the Sasol Solar Challenge

Brian Joss – Telematics and vehicle tracking specialists, Ctrack, are providing real-time visibility to local and international competitors taking part…

Stable repo rate a boost for first-time home buyers

With the rand regaining some ground and inflation surprising on the downside this week, existing and aspirant home buyers will…


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