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     Latest Local News

AG says Municipality must correct annual report, agrees with ACDP

The Auditor General of South Africa Mr Kimi Makwetu has confirmed that the complaint lodged by the ACDP was a valid complaint.

Notice to Attend Meeting hosted by Minister Donald Grant

Minister Donald Grant has an opening at short notice in his very busy schedule and has asked us to arrange a meeting with our supporters.

Knysna & Partners Newsletter 18 August 2017

After receiving much-needed rain, we look forward to the advent of Spring; and what a wonderful season to look forward to after the Knysna Fires.

Wine Estates with guest accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

South Africa is well-known for its Cape wine routes in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Constantia, where tourists and locals can spend their days and nights taking in the natural beauty of the country’s wide range of scenic wine estates.

A short history of the Old Rectory Hotel

The Old Rectory is Plettenberg Bay’s oldest surviving building.

In the media: Swim with Seals

The UK’s SWNS News recently featured Plett’s seal swimming off Robberg with Offshore Adventures and they had this to say: “Forget swimming with dolphins – welcome to the secluded South African bay where you can play with 6,000 wild seals.

Wandisile’s Plett: Plett’s first ever career expo

About 218 young pupils and matriculants, mainly from Plett’s two public high schools; Murray High and Plett Secondary, took part in Plettenberg Bay’s first ever career expo at Piesang Valley Hall last Thursday (27 July 2017).

Last chance to vote for Plett

Voting closes on 21st August in the World Travel Awards. Plett has been nominated, for the eighth time, as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination along with Cape Town, Bazaruto, Diani Beach, Sharm El Sheikh and Zanzibar.

Electricity down on Barnard line

Electricity down – portion of Modderrivier

Electricity down – portion of Groenkloof

Guards save ‘dead’ man under Plettenberg Bay boardwalk News24

A man who tried to find shelter from the cold and rain would have frozen to death, had it not been for observant security guards.

Initiative to upscale health and wellness Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – The Mossel Bay Municipality and the local transport industry recently joined hands in a first-of-its-kind initiative in the Western …

Heavy rain brings some hope for dam levels Herald live

Nelson Mandela Bay supply dam levels could see a slight increase as heavy … within the catchment of the Bay’s lowest supply dam, the Churchill Dam. … (46mm), Plettenberg Bay (45mm), Mossel Bay (44mm) and George (34mm).

Outreach programme a success Knysna-Plett Herald

When Knysna-Plett Herald stopped by the Emergency Thusong Outreach programme on July 27 at about 14:30, there weren’t many residents in sight …

Voëlgriep bedreig ganse volstruisbedryf Knysna-Plett Herald

Update Die swaard van voëlgriep hang opnuut oor die volstruisbedryf. SUID-KAAP NUUS – Die Wes-Kaapse departement van landbou het op 14 …

AfriForum publicises Knysna report and documentary AfriForum

AfriForum will on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 publicise its report as well as a documentary on the recent Knysna fires. The report was compiled by Dr …

     Latest Local Sports News

It’s win-win for SA and India in Fellowship Cup

MALELANE, 18 August 2017 – When asked about his highlights of the Fellowship Cup, Matt Saulez didn’t talk mention his debut or South Africa’s roaring 26 – 6 victory.

Pinnacle Point: Last Major Series Event for 2017 – The US PGA

New Broadcast Group Good Morning Fellow Golfers…. You are invited to join our new What’s App Broadcast Group, designed to keep YOU informed of all club events and competitions.

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Countdown to Sports Festival Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Soon the town will be abuzz with visitors and competitors participating in the annual Mossel Bay Sports Festival. This festival …



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     International News

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed August 20, 2017

Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest their sentences.

Bannon vows to crush Trump’s opposition August 20, 2017

A defiant Steve Bannon declared the Trump presidency he had campaigned for was over as he vowed to carry on the fight after being ousted as the White House chief strategist.

Syria’s Assad says Western plots against him foiled but war not yet won August 20, 2017

President Bashar al-Assad said that even though there were signs of victory after six-and-a-half years of civil war, the ‘battle continues’.

Britain calls on EU to move Brexit talks forward August 20, 2017

Britain is pressing for talks to move beyond the divorce to offer companies some assurance of what to expect after Britain leaves the EU.

Trump has made Afghanistan decision after “rigorous” U.S. review August 20, 2017

President Donald Trump has a made a decision on the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan after a “sufficiently rigorous” review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday.

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     National News

Grace Mugabe has officially left SA August 20, 2017

SA granted her diplomatic immunity, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of Gabriella Engels

Dirco gives reasons for Grace Mugabe immunity August 20, 2017

The department says ‘the minister has agonised over this matter and the decision was not an easy one to make’.

ANC acts to remove Hanekom as disciplinary chair August 20, 2017

The ANC has taken aim at MP and chairperson of its disciplinary committee Derek Hanekom.

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     Business News

Millennials earn money while relaxing on the beaches of Bali August 20, 2017

Digital millennials generate impressive income by sunbathing on the beach. Learn how you too can make money by living a traveller’s life. Here’s how.

Zwane holds firm on Mining Charter August 20, 2017

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has stuck to his guns and defended the controversial Mining Charter III.

Drought sucks sweet honey market dry, as shortage causes SA to import August 20, 2017

South Africa is facing a major shortage in honey production, which has seen the price of the bees’ produce rocketing as a result.

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     Sports News

WRAP: English Premiership August 20, 2017

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports in this weekend’s English Premiership matches.

Jano Vermaak replaces injured Cronjé in Bok squad August 20, 2017

Flyhalf Handré Pollard will remain in South Africa to continue with the final phase of his rehabilitation.

Dimitrov wins Cincinnati Open August 21, 2017

Grigor Dimitrov clinched the biggest title of his career and enjoyed a huge confidence boost ahead of the US Open by beating Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-5 to win the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.

Why critics are calling Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas bout ‘a farce’ August 21, 2017

US boxing legend Mayweather and Irish Mixed Martial Arts star McGregor prepare to go toe to toe

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     Press Releases                                                                 

Shell’s numeracy programme helps Western Cape primary school embrace Maths

Since 2011, Shell South Africa, in partnership with The Maths Centre, has offered a flagship educational initiative focused on improving Mathematics skills at selected schools.

Hoffman retains Cycle4Cansa title in close finish

Timing his sprint to perfection, Nolan Hoffman edged ahead of RoadCover rival Clint Hendricks to retain his Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship title at Sun City in the Pilanesberg today.

Jason’s Hill Excels at The Gold Wine Awards

Jason’s Hill Private Cellar was awarded three Gold medals at the Gold Wine Awards, as well as earning first place on the Top 5 EWP (Excellent Wine at the Price) list.


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Perimeter security – are you covered?

Wall-top electric fencing is a common sight around the country as a first line of perimeter security.

BOKAMOSO | Two speeches by Mmusi Maimane

This week the Leader of the DA, Mmusi Maimane, delivered two important speeches that we recommend for your reading.

Why wintertime is actually perfect for hosting functions

Planning your wedding? Have an office party in mind? Chances are you’re planning to host it over the summer months.

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