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     Latest Local News

GR National Park ready to host visitors for the best Summer ever!

The Garden Route National Park (GRNP) is ready to welcome visitors to its picturesque three (3) sections (Wilderness, Knysna and Tsitsikamma).

EMS staff robbed in George

In two separate incidents, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were again the subject of criminal acts.

Fatal drowning at Pacaltsdorp

At 14h20, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from Police at Pacaltsdorp, near to George, reporting a drowning in progress in a dam.

Fatal drowning at Stilbaai

On Saturday morning, at 09h50, 09th December, NSRI Still Bay duty crew were activated following reports from the SA Police Services of a drowning in progress at the Gouka River Mouth, Still Bay

NSRI attend three incidents in Mossel Bay

At 10h45, Sunday, 10th December, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew, aboard the sea rescue craft St Blaze Rescuer and accompanied by a Mossel Bay Fire and Rescue Services rescue paramedic, while laying the safe demarcating floatation buoys, off-shore of Santos Beach and Dias Beach, noticed a […]

Coalition & Bitou Council Report

As you know the DA entered in to a Coalition with the AUF to govern Bitou Municipality in May 2017.

Farmfresh Connect: Tis the Season to be Giving……!!

Velvet Home & Living: More New Arrivals – December 2017

Nolans: Duette Conservatory Blinds 

The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King OZY

In 1890, at age 17, Max Rose arrived in hot, dusty Oudtshoorn — penniless and alone, fresh off the boat from Shavli, Lithuania. From humble beginnings as an ostrich feather buyer, he soon purchased a farm where he raised ostriches and grew alfalfa. Sixty-one years later, when he was buried in …

What to do and where to go in SA this festive season Eyewitness News

It boasts a sweeping 14km stretch of sand and sea, age-old forests, fossilized dunes and a myriad of lakes. Seeking your next thrill? The Bloukrans Bungy in Plettenberg Bay is the adrenalin junky’s dream! It’s the world’s highest commercial bungee jumping platform. They are open daily between 09h00 …

Mossel Bay a trend-setting municipality Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – “Mossel Bay has a trend-setting municipality,” executive mayor Alderman Harry Levendal said when he tabled the municipal annual report during a special council meeting on Tuesday, 5 December. Not only was Mossel Bay voted the Kwêla Town of the Year, but the municipality …

     Latest Local Sports News

2017 Grootbrak Grabadoo backed by the community

George, SOUTH AFRICA (December 2017) – The 2017 Grootbrak Grabadoo will, like the previous 14 years, offer all the top-class mountain bike family fun with challenging routes through epic Cape Pine forestry.

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     International News

Fatah shuns Mike Pence, vows fresh protests over Jerusalem December 10, 2017

Arab League ministers, meeting in an emergency meeting in Cairo late Saturday, urged Washington to rescind its Jerusalem decision

Brexit deal still precarious December 10, 2017

EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned “there is still work to be done” to “consolidate” the progress made to date

UN envoy warns North Korea ‘miscalculation’ could trigger conflict December 10, 2017

‘The current situation the most tense and dangerous peace and security issue in the world today’

Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel using new techniques December 10, 2017

The Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters into Israel.

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     National News

Sassa and Post Office secure social grants deal December 10, 2017

In a setback for CEO Mark Barnes, Sapo will be one of four payment channels available to grant beneficiaries

Free State ANC conference underway, Magashule addresses delegates December 10, 2017

The party is expected to nominate the new leadership, which may be uncontested as some branches boycotting the gathering.

Military Veterans expresses confidence in Sisulu December 10, 2017

The Military Veterans under the banner of MK National Council in the Western Cape have expressed confidence in the ANC presidential candidate, Lindiwe Sisulu, to lead.

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     Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: SARS, Reserve Bank to release crucial data December 11, 2017

Analysts will watch for Statistics SA’s Quarterly Employment Statistics, writes Sunita Menon

Wiese’s fortune bleeds after the Steinhoff crash December 11, 2017

The Mogul behind a string of high street names has been stripped of his billionaire status in pound terms after shares in his shopping empire plunged.

Amazon says it may build SA data centres December 10, 2017

Amazon Web Services, the cloud division of, may build data centres in South Africa, according to a report published on Sunday. The company plans to switch on an “AWS Direct Connect” service in Johannesburg and Cape Town this The post Amazon says it may build SA data centres appeared first on TechCentral.

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     Sports News

Ingram fires Warriors to semis December 10, 2017

Colin Ingram starred with both bat and ball as the Warriors qualified for the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge semi-finals with a win over the Cape Cobras.

WRAP: English Premiership December 10, 2017

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the weekend English Premiership matches.

Spinners flatten Titans as Dolphins secure home semi December 10, 2017

The Dolphins claim their biggest-ever RAM SLAM T20 Challenge victory and a home semi-final after they demolished reigning champions, the Titans.

It was almost as if the guys didn’t really understand, says Blitzbok coach December 10, 2017

“We just give away our possession unnecessarily by making mistakes and kicking the ball away.”

Another title for Scholtz, Simmonds December 10, 2017

Both Nik Scholtz and Chanel Simmonds won their second title at the final Digicall Futures tennis tournament being played at the Stellenbosch University on Sunday.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new Chairman and new member

Boela Gerber, acclaimed cellarmaster at Groot Constantia, has become the new Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild with one additional member joining the ranks of this respected league of winemakers.

Bluewater Water Company Announces Entry in South Africa As Launch Pad into Africa

Bluewater, a world-leading innovator of water purification solutions, announces it will create a strong presence in South Africa as a base to roll out its unique clean drinking water technologies for home, light commercial and public use across Africa. Cape Town, December 6.

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Om te braai is tweede natuur vir meeste Suid-Afrikaners. Of die son nou skyn of effens weggesteek is, dis altyd die perfekte weer om ’n vuurtjie aan te steek.


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Communication eats culture for breakfast

Tom Peters coined the term ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’, suggesting that brilliant execution is more important than a brilliant strategy.

What to expect in the housing market in 2018

With much still riding on the outcome of the ANC elective conference later this month (16-20 December 2017) which, coupled with the Budget Speech in February next year (2018), will impact on business and consumer confidence and market sentiment in general, it is expected that South Africa’s residential property market will continue to maintain its […]

Safeguard your business from the seasonal slumps

By Frank Knight, CEO of Debtsource – It’s been seen that time and time again the start of a new year can be a testing time for many South African businesses.

Jaguar testing its new electric i-Pace ahead of it global launch

One year on from showing the I-PACE Concept at the LA Auto Show, Jaguar is back in Los Angeles with a production prototype for final range and durability tests ahead of its official global reveal in 2018.

Honda moves up a gear in robotic concepts

Honda will unveil its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept at CES 2018, demonstrating a range of experimental technologies engineered to advance mobility and make people’s lives better.

Don’t let your guard down on holiday

So you’ve tested your alarm, briefed the house sitter, alerted your security provider that you are going away, cancelled the newspaper subscription and dropped the dogs off at the kennel.

Cartoon – Reading and Counting

BOKAMOSO | Six things we must do to get SA’s children reading

This week we learned that 78% of our Grade 4 children are functionally illiterate.



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