Monday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

Online Newspaper for the Garden Route & Klein Karoo



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     My View

The Knysna Oyster Festival begins on 21 June.  Youth Desk calls for greater input from the Knysna youth.  Mossel Bay youngster rewards for his unselfish act.  Planned power outage in George.

S Cape ends second in the B-Division at the SACD golf tournament.  Knysna & Fancourt Golf Club Newsletters.

Everyone is trying to prevent an escalation of tensions between the USA and Iran.  Ukraine to inaugurate their new president.  Israel lobs more strikes at Syria.

The political week ahead – Ramaphosa has a tough job getting SA back on track, adds another to the NPA team.

Economic week ahead – biodegradable products open up new opportunities.  Investors looking for eco-entrepreneurs.

Nadal makes it 9 in Rome.  Good weekend for the SA Super Rugby teams.  Pakistan takes a 2-1 lead vs the Protea women.  Banyana and the Protea netball team off to their respective World Cups.

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     Latest Local News

Knysna Oyster Festival 2019 set to be the coolest winter break yet

One of the Western Cape’s most hotly anticipated events, the iconic Knysna Oyster Festival, will take place from 21-30 June and includes a diverse range of things to do for those looking to explore the Greater Knysna area this winter.

Youth Desk calls on Greater Knysna youth for input

The Knysna Municipal Youth Desk in partnership with the Youth Council will be hosting a Skills Development Summit and calls on the youth of Greater Knysna to participate and give input by 30 June 2019.

Youngster leaps for joy

The totally unselfish gesture of a golf player on Friday at the Hartenbos Primary School golf day at Mossel Bay Golf Club has left a 7-year-old golfer leaping for joy and gasping in disbelieve of this fantastic gesture.

Planned power outage – Portions of the Northern and Eastern parts of George

SUNDAY, 19 MAY 2019 FROM 14:00 TOT 22:00

How Tshisa Talent invested valued funding to uplift the youth last Summer

What an exciting time we had this summer with The Tshisa High School Talent Competition

and the Endaweni Open Mic Project!

Showme Newsletter  17 –  18 May 2019

     Latest Local Sports News

KZN, Boland celebrate success in Plettenberg Bay

PLETTENBERG BAY, 17 May 2019 – KwaZulu-Natal came up trumps in a humdinger final round clash against North West to lift the A-Section title in the 2019 SA Country Districts on Friday, while Boland finished at the top of the pile with an unbeaten week in the promotion battle at Plettenberg Bay Country Club.

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

Saudi Arabia ‘seeks to avert war, ready to respond with force’ May 19, 2019

Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi state minister of foreign affairs, says the ball is in Iran’s court to determine its fate.

Ukraine to inaugurate comedian Zelensky as president May 20, 2019

A month after scoring a landslide victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko in polls, the 41-year-old becomes Ukraine’s youngest post-Soviet president.

Oil producers meet to discuss output amid Iran tension May 19, 2019

President Donald Trump said last month Saudi Arabia and other Opec members had agreed to his request to boost oil production in order to tamp down rising prices.

Israel launches strikes on southern Syria May 19, 2019

Israel launched strikes on southern Syria late Saturday, a war monitor said, prompting air defences into action for the second night in a row.

     National News

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Spotlight shifts to players in parliament

Parliamentary matters are likely to dominate politics in the week ahead, with chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng administering the swearing-in of MPs in the National Assembly, representatives of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and, ultimately, the president-elect of SA.

Legal disputes complicate Cyril Ramaphosa’s NPA revamp May 20, 2019

Court applications filed to compel president to reverse his decision to revoke 2018 appointments

NEWS ANALYSIS: Cyril Ramaphosa needs strong ministers for his ‘new dawn’ May 20, 2019

President plays his cards close to his chest ahead of inauguration

‘Tenacious’ prosecutor Hermione Cronje’s appointment welcomed May 19, 2019

Advocate Hermione Cronje to head investigating directorate

     Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: No changes expected from Reserve Bank and S&P May 19, 2019

Despite weak economic growth and low inflation, an interest rate cut and a rating downgrade are not likely, writes Sunita Menon

Biodegradable products open new market May 19, 2019

Environmentally friendly substrates offer growers multiple benefits

Be an eco-preneur and reap benefits of attracting more investors May 19, 2019

Businesses with well-rounded sustainability strategies are more attractive to investors and funders, according to a recent study.

     Sports News

Nadal beats Djokovic to win in Rome May 19, 2019

Rafael Nadal has defeated Novak Djokovic to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown.

Super Rugby Review: Strong weekend for SA! May 19, 2019

It was a profitable weekend for teams in the South African Conference with victories for the Bull and Lions and a draw for the Stormers against the Crusaders.

Pakistan go 2-1 up against Proteas Women May 19, 2019

The Proteas Women slipped to defeat against Pakistan in the third T20 International at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg.

Hero’s send-off for teams Banyana, Proteas and netball to World Cups May 19, 2019

2019 is certainly a fruitful year for South African sports as five national teams will represent the country at their respective World Cups throughout the year.

     Press Releases

Cape Town’s Ultimate Cocktail Menu

A special occasion or a special night is incomplete if you do not toast it with a perfect cocktail. And…

Penny Streeter OBE Wins South African Chamber of Commerce UK Award

The South African Chamber of Commerce’s Business Woman of the Year Award was presented to Penny Streeter OBE on 15th…

South Africans are ready to embrace diversity

Imagine a world where diversity among humans is not only accepted, but also celebrated. In this world, people realise there…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Gift cards and the deferral of tax liability

The age-old question of whether moneys were ‘received’ by the tax taxpayer within the meaning of gross income was recently…

Alfistis flock to the start of the Miglia 1000

Brian Joss – Alfistis were at fever pitch as the 1000 Miglia got underway this week. The 1000 Miglia has…

Ford’s smart energy Transit shows the way to the future of electric vehicles

Brian Joss – The Ford Motor Company has unveiled the new Transit Smart Energy Concept – a one-of-a-kind 10-seater minibus…

Book Review: This Is What Happened

Mick Herron John Murray  (Jonathan Ball Publishers) Review: Brian Joss Maggie Barnes is a little nobody who yearns to be…

Book Review: Cape, Curry & Koesisters

Fatima Sydow & Gadija Sydow Noordien Human & Rousseau Review: Brian Joss What twins Fatima and Gadija don’t know about…

Book Review: The Messiah’s Dream Machine

Jennifer Friedman Tafelberg Review: Brian Joss The Messiah’s Dream Machine picks up where the Queen of the Free State (The…

Book Review: Forgotten Johannesburg

A Pictorial History 1886 – 1950 Tony Grogan Don Nelson Publishers Review: Brian Joss Tony Grogan is one of South…

Book Review: Dead Lions

Mick Herron John Murray (Jonathan Ball Publishers) Review: Brian Joss Jackson Lamb, the head of Slough House, where all the…

Book Review: Light Through The Bars

Understanding and Rethinking South Africa’s Prisons Fr Babychan Arackathara MSFS With Helen Moffett and David Le Page Mercury (Jacana) Review:…


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