Thursday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

Online Newspaper for the Garden Route & Klein Karoo



Good morning all..

This Thursday Morning Edition is sponsored by the Buffalo Hotel in Hectorspruit, Mpumalanga.

The first Wine & Whatever Experience took place over the long weekend.  Mossel Bay celebrates womanhood.

The latest Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter.

New EU president has her hands full.  UK parliament threatens to block a no-deal Brexit.  China ramps up it’s opposition to the Hong Kong protests.  Protestors apologize for the airport riots. 

Everybody who shouldn’t be appointed wants the Eskom job.  Academic staff shortages beginning to become a problem.  The PP’s evidence against Ramaphosa was obtained ‘lawfully’. 

US stocks slide as a recession looms.  The JSE and the Rand follow suit. 

Liverpool beat Chelsea in Istanbul.  Questions asked as Kolisi not made captain.  Swys de Bruin resigns from the Springbok management squad.

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     Latest Local News

First Wine & Whatever Experience in proud partnership with Vodacom at Fancourt exceeds expectations

The first Wine & Whatever Experience in proud partnership with Vodacom, held at Fancourt’s Conference Centre over the long weekend has drawn generous compliments from both wine enthusiasts and producers.

Celebrate your womanhood: Are you a car without an engine

A woman without grooming, deportment, and etiquette is like a car without an engine.

     Latest Local Sports News


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

Ursula von der Leyen will face balancing act as EU president August 14, 2019

Von der Leyen is trying to accommodate demands of different political parties to make sure her team survives a confirmation vote by MEPs in October

UK parliament will stop a no-deal Brexit, says former minister August 14, 2019

Former finance minister Philip Hammond says the UK is heading towards a constitutional crisis at home and a showdown with the EU

From silence to ‘terrorism’: Beijing’s evolving rhetoric on Hong Kong August 14, 2019

As tensions between demonstrators and Hong Kong authorities intensify so has the messaging from the central Chinese government

Hong Kong protesters apologise after airport chaos August 14, 2019

Demonstrators take a day to regroup, plan to win back international support after assaulting two mainland Chinese men.

     National News

Former Eskom bosses line up for top job August 14, 2019

New CEO will have the tough task of turning the utility into a viable business

Shortage of academic staff a worry for government August 14, 2019

Universities have been bleeding staff, particularly since the violent Fees Must Fall protests, but Blade Nzimande says plans are in place

Mkhwebane’s evidence in CR17 probe ‘obtained lawfully’ August 14, 2019

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane filed all the evidence she relied on to compile her report with the High Court in Pretoria as part of the review proceedings initiated by the president.

     Business News

US stocks slide 3% as recession fears grip markets August 14, 2019

Trump blames Fed for economic woes, saying the US central bank is a bigger threat than China and is ‘clueless’

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes at seven-month low as US recession fears stalk markets August 14, 2019

A raft of gloomy global economic data puts pressure on risk assets, while the US-China trade war continues to sour investor appetite

Rand slumps to near 11-month low as global economy slows August 14, 2019

A raft of gloomy global economic data is weighing on the rand, which has mostly unwound the strong gains it made on Tuesday

     Sports News

Adrian the hero as Liverpool beat Chelsea to win UEFA Super Cup August 14, 2019

Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win the UEFA Super Cup after a richly entertaining match in Istanbul finished 2-2 at the end of extra time.

Rassie dropped the ball by not making Siya Kolisi captain at Loftus August 14, 2019

Testing Siya Kolisi’s readiness for the World Cup should not only be about his actual play, but also leading under pressure, writes Ashfak Mohamed.

De Bruin resigns from Springbok coaching team August 14, 2019

Swys de Bruin has resigned from the Springbok coaching team.

     Press Releases

Wheelchair Wednesday makes a difference

A wheelchair has broadened the world for Port Elizabeth’s Zethu Soya, making a difference by giving her access to places…

Elgin Ridge 282 Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Summer In A Glass

Bid farewell to the cold of Winter and welcome the warmth of Summer’s golden rays with a chilled glass of…

Carol Weaving named as a finalist in the Standard Bank Top Women Awards for second year

A role model for gender empowerment, Carol Weaving – Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions – has been announced as a…

Rum Day – tonic that rum!

Since its launch in 2005, Fever-Tree has explored pairing each one of its mixers with just about every kind of…

Don’t Miss Groote Post’s First Country Market of the New Season on Sunday 25th August 2019

Groote Post are re-opening their popular country markets for the new season. First up is the August Country Market on…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Suzuki a shining light in bleak new vehicle market

Brian Joss – Suzuki South Africa remains a beacon of light in an otherwise bleak new vehicle market.  The Japanese…

AA puts the spotlight on add-on plans

Brian Joss – Do you know the difference between a service plan and a maintenance plan? What about a factory…

Challenging road trip as Ford Everest goes to Everest

Brian Joss – At an elevation of more than 8 000 metres, Mount Everest majestically towers over the Himalayas as…

Fuel economy tour will shed light on consumption figures

Brian Joss – WesBank and First National Bank (FNB) are joining forces to sponsor a five-day fuel economy tour of…

Car connectivity brings privacy concerns

Brian Joss – Built-in navigation with turn-by-turn directions, smartphone-connected apps that enable route logging, infotainment, and steering and lane control,…

Flag-bearer for electric vehicles is guest speaker at Naamsa conference

Brian Joss – Bruno Grippay, of Nissan International, is not only a person with more than 30 years’ experience in…

Volkswagen to offer “something special” at Festival of Motoring

Brian Joss – Volkswagen South Africa will be at the 2019 Festival of Motoring from August 22 to August 25…

Better networking can limit fraud losses

14 August 2019: Skills transfer and greater interaction between the private sector, authorities and skilled fraud investigators will become increasingly…


Until next time...


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