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     Latest Local News

Knysna & Partners Newsletter 24 February 2017

KKNK musiekprogram bied verskeidenheid vir elke smaak

“Musiekliefhebbers by vanjaar se KKNK kan ’n wye spektrum van musiek beleef – van kontemporêr en klassiek, tot kabaret en selfs ’n Afrikaanse musiekblyspel”, sê Rhodé Snyman, uitvoerende hoof van dié fees, wat van 8 tot 15 April op Oudtshoorn aangebied word.

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Global volunteers get to grips with conservation Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NEWS – There is something truly special about being up-close and personal with wild animals that need nurturing and care. Through …

Illegal electricity connections cut Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – On Tuesday morning Mossel Bay Municipality electricians, accompanied by a contingent of law enforcement officers, went to …

Part of cave emulated in Port Elizabeth Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Part of one of Mossel Bay’s famous Pinnacle Point caves, where artifacts have been found that are believed to show the …

Entangled humpback whale dies Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – On Friday, 17 February at 13:00, a report was received about a yearling humpback whale that was spotted just off the coast at …

Mossel Bay Democratic Alliance

The Mossel Bay Municipality once again finds itself among the top five per cent of South African Municipalities, having achieved a fifth consecutive …

Newly elected District Health Council Mossel Bay Advertiser

Mossel Bay councillors Annatjie Janse van Rensburg, second from the right back and Rosina Ruiters, also the Deputy Mayor of the Eden District …

Mossel Bay marketed at Beeld Holiday Show Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Mossel Bay Tourism will again be attending the annual Beeld Holiday Show this weekend at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand.

‘Inja Bakkie’ project still going strong Mossel Bay Advertiser

The bakkies are given to pet owners who show a desire to look after their animals. The ripple effect of this project has created an atmosphere of …

Beheerde brand by Diasstrand suksesvol Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSELBAAI NUUSFLITS – Mosselbaai-munisipaliteit se Brand- en Rampbestuursdienste het sedert 05:00 in gunstige toestande bosse langs Louis …

Youth talent auditions for Greater Knysna Algoa FM

For the sake of YouthDevelopment, the Knysna Municipal Youth Desk, in conjunction with Mind MovementEntertainment and Events, will hold …


The Knysna elephants are animals of myth and legend. It was thought that only one elderly female Knysna elephant was still surviving, until a startling …

Rukwind waai bome om Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUSFLITS – Twee bome het vanmiddag, 24 Februarie, onderskeidelik … ‘Ons bring jou die nuutste Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo nuus’.

Botsing by kruising in Oudtshoorn Noord Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUSFLITS – ‘n Nissan NP200 bakkie en ‘n 3-reeks BMW is ersntig beskadig in ‘n botsing in Oudtshoorn Noord vanmiddag net na …

Come nose to snout with a Croc Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NEWS – With all the expansions and programs at Cango Wildlife Ranch the original draw card still remains those ancient and …

Small beginnings, huge strides forward Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NEWS – When Andrew Eriksen and his wife Glen purchased Cango Crocodile Ranch in 1987 they were in their twenties and had no …

Toergroepe stroom na Oudtshoorn Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUS – Danksy ‘n uiters geslaagde toer waartydens die Oudtshoorn-streek oorsee bemark is, het twee Indiese groepe Oudtshoorn …

AG impressed with Oudtshoorn’s recovery Democratic Alliance

The Auditor General (AG), Kimi Makwetu has last week visited Oudtshoorn to meet the new leadership and management of the town. Mr. Makwetu …

Taking care of the endangered cheetah Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUS – Cango Wildlife Ranch has made huge inroads in the preservation of cheetah since the founding of the Cheetah Preservation …

Stop gang violence George Herald

GEORGE NEWS – The community of Thembalethu has again been confronted by the problem … ‘We bring you the latest George, Garden Route news’.

Garden Route Ladies pudding sale George Herald

GEORGE NEWS – The Garden Route Ladies Circle No. 20 (GRL) will be hosting a pudding sale at the Multi Motors garage next to George East Post …

Boomers return to extended family living George Herald

PROPERTY NEWS – Most of today’s grandparents are members of the Baby Boomer generation, which is renowned for doing just about everything in …

Francois Mundell memorial service moved George Herald

GEORGE NEWS – The memorial service for Able Seaman Francois Mundell (26) from George, who died last week Friday while attempting to rescue …

Leapfrog fun at the garden George Herald

The Garden Route Botanical Garden is a hotspot for biodiversity. … GEORGE NEWS – A Leapfrog evening will be held at the Garden Route Botanical …

Learner helps Up with Downs George Herald

GEORGE NEWS – Glenwood House school learner Lize Ferreira wanted to do something special for the children at the Up with Downs (UWD) facility …

     Latest Local Sports News

Sweet 16 Lamprecht rewrites SA Amateur history

Lali Stander – PORT ELIZABETH, 24 February 2017 – Louis Oosthuizen Junior Academy prodigy Christo Lamprecht produced a career-defining performance at Humewood Golf Club to become the youngest Sanlam South African Amateur champion in the 110-year history of the premier international championship on Friday.

AWSUM Koerant Southern Cape (February 2017) Primary – High Schools

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Nigeria’s Polo Queen, two others star on Glo-sponsored African voices Guardian

Globacom sponsors the programme. The two other guests are Bianca Buitendag of Victoria Bay, South Africa, and Shehzana Anwar of Nairobi, Kenya.

3 ‘Tarentale’ chosen for soccer academy Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Three soccer players from the Asla Park football club, Tarentale, have been chosen for the prestigious Football Academy Plus.

Atawodi is Guest on Glo-sponsored African Voices THISDAY Newspapers

The company said Neku would be joined on the programme by two other sports icons who are making waves on the continent – Bianca Buitendag of …

Atlete laat rekords op Oudtshoorn spat Suid-Kaap Forum

Atlete laat rekords op Oudtshoorn spat. Die o.14-seuns het op mekaar se hakke ‘n naelbyt 800 m wedloop gehardloop. Foto: Christo Vermaak.

Grace withdraws from Honda Classic Sport24

Cape Town – South Africa’s top-ranked golfer, Branden Grace, has pulled out of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic ahead of the second round. Grace, 28 …



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     International News

Trump to skip White House correspondent’s dinner as media row heats up

U.S. President Donald Trump ratcheted up his feud with the media on Saturday, announcing he will skip the annual correspondents’ dinner one day after a row erupted over White House press access.

World Bank pledges $60 mln to help fill Gambia’s empty coffers

BANJUL, Feb 25 (Reuters) – The World Bank’s Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, said on Saturday he had agreed to give Gambia$60 million in budget support after government allegations that former ruler Yahya Jammeh took tens of millions of dollars …

US braces for long battle over genetic patent rights

WASHINGTON – The first skirmish was fought last week in what could be a long war over a revolutionary patent on gene-editing technology, with colossal amounts of money at stake.

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     National News

Reshuffle will split the ANC

Solly Mapaila, Jeremy Cronin and Blade Nzimande of the SA Communist Party. Picture: Tebogo Letsie. Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories.

Vaal dam overflows: Before and after pics show dramatic recovery

Cape Town – This weekend the Vaal Dam was at full capacity as the department of water and sanitation opened two sluice gates, optimistically estimating that the country could recover from the recent droughts within the next two to three years.

SACP says members deployed to Cabinet will resign if Gordhan is axed

The speculation of a reshuffle intensified after former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe was sworn in as a Member of Parliament last week. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after the budget speech outside Tuynhuis Presidential Guesthouse.

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     Business News

Dollar edges up as market awaits details on Trump’s tax plans

TOKYO: The dollar recouped some ground after dipping to a two-week low against the yen in Asian trading on Monday, but it lacked momentum as investors awaited this week’s speech by U.S.

Buffett’s tip: Make hay in stocks while the sun sets, because it will surely rise again

By Dan Kraut Warren Buffett knows how to make a serious point fun. The billionaire injects levity into his accounting lessons by dropping a reference to baseball or sex.

Telkom drops another FreeMe bomb

Telkom has launched a new cellular product family, called FreeMe Family, extending its market-shaking, data-led FreeMe plans launched in mid-2016.

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     Sports News

Emotional Mourinho hails United’s Wembley glory

London – Jose Mourinho was overcome with emotion after a thrilling 3-2 win against Southampton in the League Cup final gave the Manchester United manager the first major trophy of his reign.

Mallett compares Newlands derby to Kiwi duel

Cape Town – Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett compared Saturday night’s South African Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and Bulls to that of a New Zealand derby.

Titans claim second consecutive bonus-point victory

Cape Town – Junior Dala and Eldred Hawken claimed three wickets apiece to knock the stuffing out of the Highveld Lions batting and clinch a second bonus-point win in three days for the Titans.

Andy Murray ‘fit and raring to go’ in Dubai Tennis Championships after five-week lay-off from bout of shingles

Andy Murray insists he is ‘fit and raring to go’ at the Dubai Tennis Championships having overcome a bout of shingles during a five-week lay-off.

Jones slams Italy’s ‘Trevor Chappell’ rugby

Twickenham – England coach Eddie Jones accused Italy of playing “Trevor Chappell” rugby after the Azzurri threatened a huge upset in Sunday’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

Tasting Tsogo Sun’s top auction wines

With the buying done, it’s time to taste. Tsogo Sun shared some of the auction wines it purchased in a close on R3.7 million shopping spree at the Nederburg and Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild wine auctions last year at an intimate wine tasting at the Sandton Sun’s chefs table.

Chance encounter leads to incredible MTB partnership

When a meeting between two of South African cycling’s foremost race organisers saw them tuned into the same wavelength, neither of them doubted that they stood on the verge of creating something special.

New Fly in Option for Shamwari Game Reserve

“February 2017: Here’s another way to reach Shamwari Game Reserve in style, with Plett Air Safaris who now operates a reliable flight shuttle service between Plettenberg Bay and Shamwari Game Reserve, which links the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape perfectly, to make your journey even easier.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to perform at ATKV Oesfees 2017 on 25 March

South Africa’s finest traditional musical legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at the 10th annual ATKV Oesfees on Saturday 25 March.

Time to save big on establishment grading

Tourism establishments can save up to 90% on the cost of grading from this month.

Venter, De Jager win maiden River Mile titles

Teenagers Ian Venter and Amica de Jager capitalised on good swimming conditions to record their maiden wins in the River Mile feature events at the SPAR Summer Festival in the resort town of Cannonville just outside Port Elizabeth today.


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Employee off for several months due to ill health

By Judith Griessel, Griessel Consulting – Question: An employee fell ill and was unable to perform his duties as his condition deteriorated day by day.

Does Gordhan’s New Budget Equal More Tech for Young Learners?

By Colin Thornton, CEO, Dial a Nerd – Education technology can boost learner performance but there’s plenty of debate about how soon it should be used and then… how much.

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