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Latest Knysna Tourism Newsletter.  PlettAir tries a shared service.  Mossel Bay men launch a cryptocurrency.

WP clean up at Craven Week, but the SWD senior side was only beaten by the Sharks, and the Academy side went through the week unbeaten. 

Trump dial down the expectations ahead of his meeting with Putin.  The two Koreas still have a long way to go. 

Barack Obama to headline the Mandela celebrations – time will tell if he’s worthy to even lick Madiba’s boots.  PIC debacle needs to be unraveled.  Oh dear, the DA trying hard to score yet another own-goal. 

An interest rate hike seems closer.  The world is going to have to come to terms that Trump is actually putting America first – these are not empty words.  DSTV – your time is up – best you start delivering value and stop feathering your monopoly.

 
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Recycling still collected

The George Municipality confirms that blue and clear bags containing recyclables are still being collected, albeit with a few teething…

Roads upgrade update

While roads seem bumpy and stop-go systems are a bit of a pain, current road upgrades in George are going…

Eden- Festival of Action Closing Celebration- You’re invited!

Vrouedag Uitdaging 9 Augustus 2018


Knysna Tourism Newsletter – 13/07/18

#spritofknysna Competition

Spend 7 glorious days in Knysna, experiencing three different luxurious accommodation options in three different parts of our scenic area.

Knysna Oyster Festival a success

A successful 35th edition of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival wrapped up on Sunday, with a diverse range of sporting and lifestyle events.

Momentum BIG5 Challenge 

Winners of the 9th edition of the Momentum BIG5 Challenge were decided on Sat 7 July at the Momentum Knysna Half Marathon.

Knysna forest at the Oyster Fest

The sights, sounds and surroundings of the Knysna forest were brought right into the Oyster Festival grounds last weekend.

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Mossel Bay opposition parties slam tariff increases on graves Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN – Political parties are digging in their heels in Mossel Bay, where they are railing against the municipality’s tariff increases on graves.

Local trendsetters launch African cryptocurrency George Herald

MOSSEL BAY BUSINESS NEWS – Neil and Tony Ferreira are brothers who have been Mossel Bayresidents for a couple of years now where they …

An Incredible Mountain Drive Hidden in Plain Sight OZY

The Groot Brak Hoogte Pass cuts under the stream of ignoramuses on the N2 and up into the mountains (splendid Indian Ocean views) en route to the …

Plett Air launches new shared service HeraldLIVE

… the option of shared charter flights between Cape Town and private game reserves along the Garden Route, with a stop-over in Plettenberg Bay.

 
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Classy WP take top honours in Coca-Cola Academy Week

DHL Western Province delivered a classy display in the final match of the Coca-Cola Academy Week on Saturday to take…

WP top U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week

DHL Western Province powered their way to a 47-8 victory against the Sharks in a physical finale to U18 Coca-Cola…

Pinnacle Point Estate: Ladies, this one’s for you!

We have had a very positive response to the new membership fees and the up-take of membership from the 1st of July has been extremely popular.

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter


Stephanie Gilmore Wins Corona Open J-Bay Surfline.com Surf News

There were only two real surprises in Round 3: Carissa Moore being eliminated in the first heat of the day by Bianca Buitendag and Johanne Defay, …

 
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     International News
 

Trump dials down outlook for Helsinki summit with Putin July 15, 2018

The two world leaders meet days after a US federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officials with election hacking

US, North Korea hold ‘productive’ talks on war remains July 16, 2018

US and North Korean officials held “productive” talks to discuss the return of US service members’ remains missing since the Korean War, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Trump says Britain must get Brexit ‘carve out’ for US trade deal July 15, 2018

Britain must ensure it is free to cut a trade deal with the United States in its Brexit agreement with the EU, US President Donald Trump said in an interview out Sunday.

 
     National News
 

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Barack Obama’s lecture is the highlight of a big week

A busy political week will start with the Nelson Mandela Lecture by former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday. It will conclude with another attempt by the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal to hold its provincial elective conference.

Court to rule on gagging UDM leader Bantu Holomisa over PIC

Holomisa has alleged that a major BEE investment firm and prominent business figures may be involved in Public Investment Corporation corruption

Probe into alleged VBS corruption must be expanded to include PIC‚ says DA July 15, 2018

The Democratic Alliance has called for the police investigation into VBS executives and Vele Bank for alleged corruption to be expanded to include the Public Investment Corporation.

James Selfe under fire as new row splits DA

DA federal council chair James Selfe has been accused of trying to curry favour with senior party members as he fights a possible attempt to dump him this …

 
     Business News
 

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Mixed views on when Bank will hike rates

July’s petrol price hike might not feature in the Reserve Bank’s deliberations scheduled for this week, but other factors may cause a cautious central bank to maintain rates.

Rob Davies fights US tariffs on automotive products

US duties on vehicle and vehicle component imports threaten to knock SA’s Agoa benefits

DStv – Your time is up

Sasfin Securities deputy chairman David Shapiro has dismissed calls from MultiChoice to impose stricter regulations on Netflix in South Africa.

 
     Sports News
 

SA’s Stone romps to Scottish Open title, books spot in Open Sport24

Stone joins nine previously qualified compatriots in the field: Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Retief Goosen, Dylan Frittelli, Ernie …

France beat Croatia to win second World Cup as Pogba, Mbappe star July 15, 2018

France have been crowned World Cup champions for the second time in their history after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title July 15, 2018

Djokovic beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson for the title on Sunday

Anderson vows to avenge Wimbledon heartache July 15, 2018

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson vowed to use the pain of his Wimbledon final defeat as fuel to finally win a Grand Slam title.

WATCH: Brandon Stone shoots 60 to win Scottish Open July 15, 2018

“A day shooting 60 and winning… is something I’m going to hold dear to my heart for a very long time.”

France are the World Cup kings! July 15, 2018

The effect of having been taken to extra time on three occasions finally took its toll on Croatia as France won their second World Cup title.

 
     Press Releases
 

Rocco de Villiers releases new album!

Multi-award winning and highly gifted pianist, Rocco de Villiers, is back with a brand new instrumental pop album that does…

Wynand Strydom pays tribute to Koos du Plessis with new album

 “I have loved Koos du Plessis’s music my whole life and it has always been a dream of mine to…

Hope opwinding voor en tydens die Juweelfees op Strandfontein

Mej. Madeliefie Makietie soek pragtigste dames Vanjaar se immergewilde Madeliefie Makietie-fees word vir die tweede keer op die pragtige stranddorp,

Mandela Day – A Can Do Attitude for LEAP Science & Maths Schools

This Mandela Day, 200 learners from LEAP Science and Maths Schools will join volunteers in constructing a massive Nelson Mandela…

 
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Who will take responsibility for South Africa’s sugar tariff fiasco?

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being…

Go I-Pace app puts electric Jaguar in your pocket

Brian Joss – Jaguar has launched an intelligent app to help drivers experience life with its all-electric I-Pace before even…

Mercedes Benz celebrates the spirit of Madiba

Brian Joss – Two years of inspirational stories. And there’s more to come. For the past two years, Mercedes-Benz South…

 
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