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George Municipality wins Certificate of Merit in Eco-Logic Awards

George Municipality once again walked off with an award at the Ego-Logic Awards and received a Certificate of Merit in the competition for Municipalities in the Greenest Municipality category.

Oudtshoorn water update: Latest water tests results

Oudtshoorn, April 21, 2017 – The latest bacteriological results of Oudtshoorn’s drinking water indicate a noticeable improvement in the quality of our water.

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Mossel Bay has so many “Things to do”

Take a look at the events template to see what events will take place in and around Mossel Bay.

Plett Truck and Vine Festival

“Having a browse on the Plett Tourism website for events in the local area we came across the Plett Truck And Vine Festival.

Eco Adventures: Robberg Hiking & Interpretation

The iconic fynbos covered Robberg Peninsula, a landmark often referred to as the Cape Point of the Garden Route, is a Marine Protected Area and a national monument.

Bea Johnson presentation in Plett

Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home is the guru of the Zero Waste lifestyle.

Save the Date: 10-12 July Plett Food & Film

Delicious Film and Compelling Food at the fourth edition of Plett Food & Film, part of the Plett Arts Festival this June and July.

Plett nominated as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination

Plettenberg Bay has once again received a nomination in the 24th annual World Travel Awards™ as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination.

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The Knysna Experience is hectic fun Knysna-Plett Herald

The Knysna forests 9 km Circles in the Forest is a cool walk featuring a crystal … hotel with magnificent amenities and views over the Knysna estuary.

Oudtshoorn Municipality assures residents drinking water is safe Eyewitness News

Oudtshoorn mayor Colin Sylvester says, “Although we’re confident that our water poses no risks for our consumers, we’re compelled by law to issue a …

3 in hospital after Knysna accident Knysna-Plett Herald

KNYSNA NEWS – A case of reckless and negligent driving was opened following an accident on the N2 near the turnoff to Old Cape Road.

Mossel Bay unites for autism Mossel Bay Advertiser

Actress Liane Heyl, known as Boeboe from the Afrikaans sitcom, Vetkoekpaleis provided entertainment. Here she is with Mossel Bay’s hip and …

Mossel Bay Port Manager off to bigger challenges Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has transferred Mossel Bay’s Port Manager, Tandi Lebakeng, to the Port of Ngqura.

Retail Administrator at Builderswarehouse CareerJunction

Retail Administrator at Builderswarehouse job in Knysna, Western Cape, Undisclosed basic salary plus benefits, Permanent Management position.

Update: Young man loses leg in freak accident Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – The Mossel Bay Advertiser recently reported on an incident that occurred at SeaVuna on 25 March in which 21-year-old Julian …

Court battle for fishing rights resumes Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Viking Inshore Fishing’s fight for survival in the Cape Town High Court resumed this week. The company has approached the …

Exotic fish undergoes tricky eye operation Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Quinn, a 10-year-old female clown triggerfish, is recovering at the Shark Lab after a successful operation last week to remove …

Jongboer van die Jaar-finalis uit Oudsthoorn Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUS – Die finaliste vir die Agri Wes-Kaap Santam Landbou Jongboer van die Jaar 2017 is op Dinsdag 18 April bekend gemaak en …

Pad sluk bakkie se voorwiel in Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUS – ‘n Motoris het hom Woensdagmiddag lam geskrik toe die pad skielik onder sy bakkie se voorkant meegee en die voorwiele in …

Nuwe huise dié maand oorhandig Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUS – Die nuwe huise wat deur middel van regeringsubsidies deur die Oudtshoorn-munisipaliteit in Rosevalley gebou word, sal die …

Kunstenaar wil plaaslik terugploeg Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUS – Boniface Chikwenhere, ‘n kunstenaar van die Kaap, was vanjaar die wenner van die beste kunsstalletjie in die Rivierbuurt en …

Burning buses: Key suspect behind bars George Herald

GEORGE NEWS – The police have finally arrested a key suspect who is linked to the actual … ‘We bring you the latest George, Garden Route news’.

Flower power in Great Brak River Mossel Bay Advertiser

There is not much place to sit or lie down unless one places all the cushions from the beds and chairs on the floor. When asked where she and her …


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Feast of high-performance cars at Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Fans of high-performance road cars and exclusive supercars will have plenty to look forward to when the King of the Hill action commences at the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna during the first weekend in May.

Edging the Extreme… Meet some of Plett’s adventure heroes

Great adventure stories often rely on two elements: vivid characters and incredible venues – easy finds in Plett.

Juniors set for Sanlam SA Stroke Play spotlight

JOHANNESBURG, 22 April 2017 – Kajal Mistry. Woo Ju Son. Chiara Contomathios. Danielle du Toit. Kaiyuree Moodley. All juniors and all winners on the Women’s Golf South Africa circuit this season.


Mossel Bay sailors excel at championships Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Since the beginning of April, Mossel Bay has been decorated with colourful sails as first the Emerging Nations Programme …

Mossel Bay nipper wins gold at nationals Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Eleven of the 30 members of Mossel Bay Surf Lifesaving Club’s (MBSLC) Nippers participated in the Nipper Nationals held at …


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France’s Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

Sunday’s outcome is a huge defeat for the two centre-right and centre-left groupings that have dominated French politics for 60 years.

Saudi Arabia restores perks to state employees to fend off unrest

King Salman’s restoration of public service perks has led to a share market boost in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Uncredited/AP. Saudi Arabia.

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades Expects India’s Support In Its Reunification

Nicosia: As President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades begins his four-day tour to India tomorrow, he said Cyprus sees India to be instrumental in its reunification process.

Zimbabwe: What Britain and the West did – and didn’t – do during the Matabeleland massacres of 1983-4

Contrary to allegations that Western governments “did nothing” when Mugabe’s army went on the rampage in the early 1980s, they may have helped prevent total slaughter.

 
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     National News

‘Money’s passed round in envelopes’: Ramaphosa takes on Zuma, Guptas

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit out at President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas in a fiery speech. Speaking yesterday at the South African Communist Party’s Chris Hani Memorial Lecture at the Babs Madlakane Hall in KwaNobuhle, near …

DA to lead picket outside Hawks HQ over Ntlemeza

Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance will on Monday lead a picket outside the Hawks headquarters in Pretoria after dismissed Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza indicated that he will return to work.

Decision on Molefe pension payout sets precedent – OUTA

Cape Town – The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) on Sunday applauded Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s decision to turn down Eskom’s proposal to give former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe a R30m pension payout.

‘Fall guys’ to face Nkandla music

Public Works officials have been described as the “scapegoats” and “fall guys” in the allocation of blame for the R246-million of public money spent on the Nkandla upgrading.

Saftu not backing ‘capitalist’ Ramaphosa for president

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 31: Zwelinzima Vavi addresses the audience at Church Square during the #OccupyTreasury protest on March 31, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa.

 
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     Business News

Gold climbs quietly ahead of French vote

Gold prices have risen slightly with investors awaiting the first-round of voting in the presidential French election at the weekend and possible announcements about tax changes in the United States.

Treasury blocks R4bn Gupta deals

National Treasury has blocked Eskom from expanding two coal-supply contracts that would have seen a company owned by the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane end up R4bn richer.

Trump team muddies deregulation message with Glass-Steagall chatter

The 1933 Glass-Steagall law, mostly repealed in the late 1990s, separated commercial and investment banks. As President Trump promises a major rollback of the post-financial-crisis rules on banks, his administration is muddying his deregulation message …

Brexit: Consumer confidence falls as inflation hits UK households

Rising inflation and lacklustre wage growth has hit British households and sent consumer confidence sliding in the first three months of the year, according to a new survey.

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     Sports News

Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp winner

Madrid – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with almost the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Arsenal beat City to reach FA Cup final with Chelsea

Arsenal had to come from behind after Sergio Aguero scored his 30th goal of the season for City in the 62nd minute. Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez shoots past Manchester City’s Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to score the second goal during …

Nadal shuts out 10th French Open talk

Monte Carlo – Rafael Nadal made history with a 10th Monte Carlo title on Sunday but the Spanish star refused to entertain thoughts of adding a 10th French Open to his 14-title Grand Slam collection.

 
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Woolcock, Kruger cruise to maiden Winelands triumph

Seasoned pros Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger captured the overall title in the three-day Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race at their first attempt today after setting the pace from day one.

Win a life-changing trip to the Greenpop Zambia Festival of Action

Take me to Zambia! Greenpop, a social enterprise working in Southern Africa, launched a competition to win a trip to the Zambia Festival of Action in Livingstone.

A stellar Paul Cluver Wines line up at this year’s Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste a selection of rare wines with Paul Cluver Wines cellar master, Andries Burger, at this year’s Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival (29 & 30 April).

Easter soccer tournament a big success

Tournament director Valentine Brink has called the 44th SPAR Northern Areas Easter soccer tournament a massive success and said they were looking forward to an even better event next year.

Easter soccer tournament a big success

Tournament director Valentine Brink has called the 44th SPAR Northern Areas Easter soccer tournament a massive success and said they were looking forward to an even better event next year.

Slow Jack releases new single and video ‘Ode to the Future’ and details upcoming tour

South African poprock band Slow Jack has just released their third single ‘Ode to the Future’.

Selection ‘a dream’ for Kevin Kaba

FNB-NMMU rugby captain Kevin Kaba said he was looking forward to running out alongside players who, until now, have been his opponents when he fills the number eight jersey for the Varsity Cup Dream Team next week.

The race is on for SAMA 23 Record of the Year

And they are off… the race is on for SAMA 23 Record of the Year as top 20 shortlist is revealed While it’s a smorgasbord of genres, music styles, newcomers and veterans vying for the top honour of Record of the Year, it would seem that dance music is all the rage.


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Volvo’s first all-electric car will be built in China

Volvo Cars announced at the Shanghai Auto Show that it will build its first fully-electric car in China.

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Our future is coalition governments

En masse, Venezuelan citizens have taken to the streets in the capital city Caracas and other towns this week, mobilising against extraordinarily tough times under an increasingly authoritarian government.


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