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     Latest Local News

Garden Route Investment Conference: 7 – 8 March 2018

Significant investment attraction for the Garden Route is currently underway through strategic partnerships between the Eden District Municipality, Provincial Government, Local Municipalities (Bitou, Knysna, George, Mossel Bay, Hessequa, Kannaland, Oudtshoorn) and private sector businesses.

Go George at your service during the holidays

GO GEORGE wishes all residents and visitors a wonderful and happy festive season with their loved ones. All GO GEORGE services will continue throughout the holidays, running according to the Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, 25 December.

George Munisipale kantore sluit vir die feestyd

George Munisipaliteit wil graag die publiek inlig dat al die George Munisipale kantore van 27 Desember tot 1 Januarie 2018 gesluit sal wees.

Inviting all ‘patat’ lovers to Pacaltsdorp

Excitement is mounting as Pacaltsdorp will soon host a community competition in search of the tastiest and most creative sweet potato or ‘patat’ recipe in the Southern Cape.

Knysna Oyster Festival and Knysna Municipality shares excitement on emerging events Incubator Program

Knysna Municipality and the Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster festival embarked on an Event Incubator initiative, which encourages emerging event coordinators/owners to improve their existing skill set and become successful event coordinators.

Plett Blues Festival

Get your “blues” on this Sunday at Plett Blues Festival . Join in for a fun-filled and thoroughly entertaining day of Blues and Blues-inspired live music at The Barnyard – Plettenberg Bay .

New Year’s Eve at Coco Valley

Welcome to one of the most beautiful NYE venues on the Garden Route. Expect a summer escape the likes of which Plettenberg Bay has never seen before on an incredible estate, just minutes from the centre of town.

Wandisile’s Plett: Plett Wine & Bubbly a success

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo – The Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival for the year 2017 has come and gone, and with it a bag of exciting memories.

Welcome to Plett Summer!

Wishing you sunshine and plenty of playtime to find the Plett feeling you’re looking for!

Showme Newsletter  14 Dec 2017 – 11 Jan 2018

Millers Attorneys: Here is to reaching higher heights!

Voëlkundige bied nuwe toere aan Oudtshoorn Courant

‘n Slangverklikker wat in die gebied tussen Oudtshoorn, Calitzdorp en Prins albert voorkom. OUDTSHOORNNUUSFLITS – Dr Steven Evans, ‘n professionele voëlkundige, bewarings-ekoloog en ‘n veldgids, wat onlangs in Oudtshoorn kom woon het, bied verskeie voëlkyktoere in die omgewing aan.

Plettenberg Bay project boosts informal sector IMIESA

The construction of the Plettenberg Bay Magistrate’s project might be nearing completion but the impact the project has had on the community will continue long after workers down their tools. The project, which is being implemented by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) for the Department of …

     Latest Local Sports News

Epic battles loom in Buffalo City

Golf: 2017 South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial – Western Province routed Southern Cape 7 – 5

Day 3: Momentum u/13 Cricket Week results

SWD Cricket’s Regional High-Performance Centre receives boost

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) welcomed Kemach Equipment on board as an official supplier on a three-year contract which will run until October 2020.

Western Province continue dominance at Girls U19 Week

Another emphatic victory for Western Province, this time by eight wickets against North West, saw the Cape side continue their winning and dominant ways on Day Four of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Girls under-19 Week in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

Plett Summer Music Colour Run

27 December 2017 – Walk it. Run it. Dance it… The Summer Music Colour Run!

Robberg Fine Foods Classic Beach Regatta

22-24 December 2017 – The Robberg Fine Foods Classic Beach Regatta is all set for the 22nd to the 24th December this year.



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     International News

War on the Korean peninsula is not an option, says China December 14, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for talks to denuclearise North Korea, while the UN chief warns against risk of ‘sleepwalking’ into conflict

Donald Trump’s enemies are fanning damaging spy mania, Putin says December 14, 2017

The Russian leader says in his annual news conference the US spy scandal had stunted Trump’s scope to improve ties with Moscow despite ‘many common interests’

Emmerson Mnangagwa calls for West to lift sanctions against ruling elite December 14, 2017

Zimbabwe’s new president also vows to ‘name and shame’ those who fail to return public loot after a three-month amnesty expires in February

Israel stages airstrikes in Gaza Strip, response to rockets December 14, 2017

The Israeli military says it has carried out a series of airstrikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to new rocket attacks.

British PM’s Brexit defeat looms over EU summit December 14, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to a Brussels summit reeling from a parliamentary defeat over Brexit that threatens to undermine her just as EU leaders back the opening of trade talks.

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     National News

Helen Suzman Foundation and billionaire go to court over state capture’s threat to democracy December 14, 2017

The Helen Suzman Foundation and Magda Wierzycka have filed court paper against 74 respondents, including the President, the Mineral Resources Minister and the Guptas

Battle for the presidency: Meet the kingmakers December 14, 2017

The M&G has partnered with Simplyfai to compile a personality assessment based on a critical discourse analysis of four of kingmakers.

Battle for the Presidency: NDZ December 14, 2017

Follow this timeline of the highlights of former AU chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s career.

Battle for the presidency: CR17 December 14, 2017

Follow this timeline of the highlights of ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s career.

DA gives De Lille until Monday to answer to slew of allegations December 14, 2017

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, who has come under fire recently with staffers making damaging claims against her, has been given until Monday to respond to several allegations she faces.

Zuma is a ‘tsotsi’ and ‘delinquent litigant’ – Maimane December 14, 2017

President Jacob Zuma is a “delinquent litigant”, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

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     Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE ends four-session losing streak as banks and retailers leap December 14, 2017

The banking index has its biggest one-day rise for the year, surging nearly 5%

Producer inflation accelerates unexpectedly in November December 14, 2017

Statistics SA data showed that farm and factory gate inflation accelerated, surprising economists who had expected it to fall slightly

Renewable energy: waiting is almost over December 14, 2017

Its crunch time for 27 renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs) ahead of the expected conclusion of power purchase agreements with Eskom.

The ECB signals the eurozone economy is not quite strong enough yet December 14, 2017

So monetary stimulus will remain in the short term; inflation will average 1.7% in 2020, below the goal of just less than 2%

‘Trump trade’ starts to fade as presidential approval goes out of fashion December 14, 2017

According to economists at Goldman Sachs, ‘Trump’s contribution to the fiscal outlook has faded’, replaced by more traditional factors

New Carbon Tax Bill draft published for public comment December 14, 2017

After public comments, expected early next year, the final bill is expected to be formally tabled around the middle of 2018

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     Sports News

Washout sees Dolphins reach RAM SLAM final December 14, 2017

The Dolphins have advanced through to the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge final after their semi-final against the Cape Cobras was abandoned.

Davids’ injury results in Titans quota headache December 14, 2017

Titans opener Henry Davids injury resulted in a team headache during the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge semi-final against the Warriors.

Aussie coach praises SA netball December 14, 2017

South African netball could challenge for a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Proteas four-day Test against Zimbabwe to have minimum of 98 overs per day December 14, 2017

The African neighbours will play the first test match shortened by one day from 26 December, with the International Cricket Council (ICC) granting it official status and welcoming countries to experiment with the format.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

Sustainability the winner at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Cape Town

Cape Town, December 13, 2017 – The use of around 45 000 single-use plastic water bottles was avoided, and 15 000 litres of drinking water was produced from non-potable water, during the recent Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Cape Town.

Madibaz players dominate netball awards

The SPAR Madibaz players continued to show their dominance in the Nelson Mandela Bay Netball Association’s competitions by scooping a dozen awards at the organisation’s annual prize-giving last month.

A jolly good stop this festive season

As Christmas is right on our doorstep, why not stop by at Klawer Wine Cellar to stock up on all your favourite wines before the festivities begin?


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

FNB Connect wins another prestigious international award

13 December 2017: FNB Connect has been awarded for Innovation in Product Design at the prestigious 20th Financial Innovation Awards held in London recently.

Security initiatives boost property prices

Living in South Africa, security is always a key concern for potential property buyers and tenants, says Robert Bell, Managing Director of Frankie Bells Real Estate.

How government failed to privatise Eskom

Government is preventing the private sector from being a solution to South Africa’s rising poverty and declining economy, despite the protestations of policy-makers and bureaucrats.



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