Monday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

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Good morning all..

This Monday Morning Edition is sponsored by Lodge on the Lake in the Wilderness.
     My View

Brian Bruce gives the keynote address at a major classic car convention.  Knysna Library prize giving.  Fundraising for PAWS.  NSRI to the rescue.  Mark Willemse to appeal.

SA IPT golf at Oubaai this week.  SWD collect the wooden spoon at Africa T20 Cup.  Torpedo SwimRun Wild goes off well.  SWD Eagles see off the Valke.  Fancourt & Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.

US and China get lashed by storms – a bit of poetic justice?  More trouble for Macron.  Anti-Brexiteers smell blood.

Mmusi Maimane wants to be premier of the W Cape – has he given up on becoming president?  Either lead or get out of the way.  Still more bun fighting to come over communal land.  Will Cosatu back the ANC?  Methinks it’s all grandstanding – the way they have hemorrhaged member over the past few years, they need to stay close to the ANC to survive.

Clearly, the ANC is not going to divulge details of the sale of SA to China.  Rand on the mend.  SARB bank’s hands tied even tighter with a recession on their hands.

Alvarez dethrones Golovkin.  Liverpool and Chelsea march on.  JP Duminy casting off the shackles.  ‘Boks get it together and put on a master class in Wellington.  I’ve never been a great Lewis Hamilton fan, but he has proved that he’s the best over the last two weekends.  Kipchoge smashes the marathon record.

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     Latest Local News

There’s value in the South African classic car market, experts tell conference

“Integrity is the most important single aspect of buying a classic car,” said Brian Bruce, a qualified civil engineer and custodian of one of the major classic car collections in the Southern Cape.  Bruce was speaking at the recent HAGI VCCM Conference at The Capital On The Park hotel in Sandton, Bruce was a keynote speaker at this second annual event, which drew classic car collectors from all around the country.

Library services prize giving ceremony

The Knysna Municipal Library Services hosted a successful Prize Giving Ceremony yesterday at the Hornlee Civic Centre.

Homeward Bound – The Incredible Journey in aid of PAWS – Friday 5th October at Ouland Royale


NSRI assist rubber duck off Gerricke’s Point

Garth Dominy, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: At 09h30, Sunday, 16th September, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports from a member of the public of a rubber-duck drifting towards shore and towards rocks with 3 men onboard off-shore of Gerricke’s Point, Sedgefield.

Mark Wilemse to appeal DA’s misconduct finding against him

Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN – Knysna Mayor Mark Willemse is appealing a DA Federal Legal Commission finding against him. He and fellow DA Councillor Peter …

     Latest Local Sports News

Lions ready for Free State onslaught at SA IPT

Defending champions Central Gauteng fully expect to come under fire from Free State at Oubaai Golf Club in Monday’s opening round of the South African Inter-Provincial, sponsored by Tempest Car Hire.  Southern Cape will be looking to make the most of their home course advantage to regain the title they won at the Fish River Sun in 2016. 

Africa T20 Cup semi-finalists decided

Easterns, Gauteng, Border and North West have graduated to next week’s semi-finals, after the third day of the 2018 Africa T20 Cup in East London, Pietermaritzburg, Paarl, and Oudtshoorn.

Gauteng vs South Western Districts – Gauteng won by 40 runs
Free State vs South Western Districts – Free State won by 24 runs
South Western Districts v Zimbabwe Select XI – Zimbabwe Select XI won by five wickets

Cape Town Lifesavers dominate at the Torpedo SwimRun Wild

Torpedo SwimRun Wild took place over two days in the Wilderness area over the weekend, with a 6km prologue on Friday and a 26km main event on Saturday, made up of multiple segments of swimming, running and “swambling”, which is a rugged combination of swimming and scrambling over rocks.

The SWD Eagles beat the Hino Falcons 36 – 34 on Saturday.

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

Super typhoon slams into China after pummeling Philippines September 16, 2018

Packing winds of more than 200 kph, tropical cyclone Mangkhut is considered the strongest to hit the region this year.

WATCH: Killer storm far from over, US officials warn as ‘epic’ rain falls September 16, 2018

Authorities have warned residents displaced by a killer hurricane that its devastation was far from over, as Florence dumped ‘epic amounts of rainfall’ across the southeastern United States, bringing catastrophic flooding and up to 13 deaths.

Team Macron challenges French Senate over bodyguard hearing September 16, 2018

Alexandre Benalla is under criminal investigation after he was filmed beating a protester while wearing a riot helmet and police tags.

London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit – Observer September 16, 2018

Britain is due to leave the European Union on 29 March.

     National News

DA considers legal options to force Mahlangu to cough up Esidimeni damages September 16, 2018

Earlier this year former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke led an arbitration hearing that recommended that R159 million be paid out to the families of the victims.

The ‘Desperate Alliance is bereft of leadership’ – ANC on Maimane as Western Cape premier candidate September 16, 2018

The ANC has suggested that it would be a sign of desperation if Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane was to stand for election as the premier of the Western Cape.

Communal land debate not concluded September 16, 2018

Communal land and that under the custodianship of traditional leaders is a hot topic in this debate. Something the people from the rural Eastern Cape are well aware of and how the talk of expropriation might affect them.

Mmusi Maimane becoming Western Cape premier ‘not set in stone’

It is not a done deal that Mmusi Maimane will be the DA’s choice to succeed Helen Zille as Western Cape premier, the DA leader’s spokesperson says.

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Cosatu congress to shed light on election stance with ANC

Cosatu’s congress, which starts on Monday, will be the highlight on the political calendar this week.

     Business News

DA wants Ramaphosa, Nene to provide details on China’s R370bn ‘gift’ September 16, 2018

The DA wants the president and the finance minister to provide details in Parliament of the terms of a R370 billion investment pledge from China.

Rand on the mend as Turkey lifts emerging markets

The market overreacted to recent GDP numbers, says an Old Mutual analyst

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Immediate rate hike unlikely in recession

Early indications are that economic activity remained weak heading into the third quarter of 2018 — a factor the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee will take into account as it weighs the feasibility of hiking interest rates this week.

     Sports News

Alvarez ready for rematch after Golovkin dethroned September 16, 2018

Mexican star Alvarez produced a performance of guts and resilience to inflict the first defeat of Golovkin’s career with a majority decision.

WRAP: English Premiership September 16, 2018

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

JP Duminy embracing the go-for-it approach September 16, 2018

JP Duminy has made some life-changing decisions over the past 12 months, and one of the most important has been to “just go out and play with flair”.

Springbok puzzle pieces fit together perfectly September 16, 2018

After a week of being written off and even talk of Rassie Erasmus losing his job, the Springboks put in a united performance to beat the All Blacks.

Hamilton wins in scorching Singapore September 16, 2018

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton eased to victory from pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday as the Mercedes driver extended his championship lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to 40 points with six rounds remaining.

Kenyan Kipchoge shatters marathon world record in Berlin September 16, 2018

The 33-year-old, widely seen as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era, ran an official time of time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds.

     Press Releases

Celebrate Christmas With Shimmy Beach Club

If you’re dreaming of a sunny Christmas this year, Shimmy Beach Club’s festive offering embraces all the best elements that…

Joubert defends title in Makro mountain-bike race

Marco Joubert was pleased to be back on the winner’s podium after a long struggle with injury as he successfully…

Stellar praise for Hartenberg Estate by leading industry commentators

This past week the buzz in the wine industry has been electric, with the start of Cape Wine 2018, as…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Cartoon – Two Guys

Jaguar South Africa and GridCars launch R30million charging network for EVs and plug-ins

Brian Joss – Jaguar, in partnership with electric vehicle charging authority GridCars, has laid the foundation for the future of…

Help I’m saving but am I saving above inflation?

For many cash-strapped South Africans who are just managing to save, the big question is still – am I saving…

BOKAMOSO | Only the DA can grow the economy for all

The following speech was delivered by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane in the National Assembly on Wednesday 12 September, during the…


Until next time...


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