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This Thursday Morning Edition is sponsored by Cricket Trimmings & Wynand's Cricket Academy.

     My View

Remember the TNPA Expo in Mossel Bay if you’re a small business owner.  The George Municipality springs to the assistance of folks in Rosedale after their houses are burned down. 

The Challenge Cup continues at Irene CC – some more good performances from our local golfers.  Those crazy ones from Plett put themselves up for more torture.

Cambridge Analytica and Sarkozy face the music.  Guatemala except the inevitable – and score some points with Uncle Sam no doubt.  The EU would do well to realize that the USA will no longer be an obedient atm. 

The minimum wage continues to be a thorny issue.  Trevor Manuel says it like it is.  Solly Msimanga obviously confident he did nothing wrong.  Zuma’s war chest seems to have dried up – oh dear – my heart bleeds for him.

SAA bleeds to the tune of R5.7 billion last year – would we all like to know – no have confirmed – where that money went. 

Barca hardly raise a sweat vs Mamelodi Sundowns.  Protea women look to pile more misery on Bangladesh.  Bancroft and Warner to return to club cricket – well that was quick!

     Latest Local News

TNPA Showcases Port Opportunities at Mossel Bay SMME Expo

 [Mossel Bay, South Africa, 15 May 2018]   Transnet National Ports Authority’s Port of Mossel Bay proudly participated in the Mossel…

Statement by Cllr Bussack on the Rosedale fire

Following the incident in Rosedale on May 15, 2018 I wish to respond as follows. Last night, temporary accommodation was…

NSRI assist capsized boat in the heads

Marc van Staden, NSRI Knysna deputy station commander, said: At 12h30, Wednesday, 16th May, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following…

Loyal Garden Route Casino Guests to be Spoiled with Bargain Buffets in May

From 2 to 31 May 2018, Tsogo Sun’s Garden Route Casino will be treating Rewards cardholders to buffet dining at the Admiral’s Buffet…

DJ Tira confirms his attendance to the much awaited Oudtshoorn gig this weekend

Oudtshoorn, 15 May 2018 – A top South African artist, DJ Tira, whose real name is Mthokozi Khathi, has confirmed his attendance…

Nolans: Shutterway – 10% Autumn Sale

Custom Workware Newsletter

     Latest Local Sports News

USSA and Central Gauteng get back in the fight at Irene

TSHWANE, 15 May 2018 – University Sports South Africa and Central Gauteng both came up trumps on day three of…

Plett Adventure Racing Team heads out to the 2018 Expedition Africa

The Plett Adventure Race Team has left for Expedition Africa, one of the highlights of the Adventure Racing World Series. Cycling,…

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Victory to host national qualifiers News24

… challenge include Hendricus Botha, Burger van der Westhuizen, Alistair Simpson and Christopher Burisch from George and Oudtshoorn Motor club, …



     International News

Cambridge Analytica shared data with Russian researchers, says whistle-blower May 16, 2018

Giving testimony in the US, Christopher Wylie also says the company aimed to ‘weaponise fear’, ‘intimidate certain communities [and] catalyse religious hatred’

Guatemala opens Israeli embassy in Jerusalem after US move May 16, 2018

This is seen by some as a gesture to elicit US support at a time when Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales stands accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions

EU president rails against US president’s ‘capricious assertiveness’ May 16, 2018

Donald Tusk says with friends like Donald Trump, who needs enemies

Sarkozy in hearing to determine go-ahead for fraud charges May 16, 2018

Sarkozy was taken into police custody and investigated in March over allegations of ‘misappropriation of Libyan public funds and passive corruption’

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit May 16, 2018

It is a sudden and dramatic return to the the rhetoric of the past by Pyongyang, after months of rapid diplomatic rapprochement on the peninsula

     National News

Thobile Lamati says government will press ahead with changes to the national minimum wage May 16, 2018

Parliamentary portfolio committee  forced to cancel a meeting to discuss the national minimum wage after disruptions

Court dismisses joined bid to set aside govt’s proposed fracking regulations May 16, 2018

AfriForum and Treasure the Karoo say the regulations are unlawful on various grounds.

Zuma’s presidency was a total disaster – Trevor Manuel May 16, 2018

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel says the removal of Thabo Mbeki from office in September 2008 led to a rapid change of South Africa’s fortunes.

#SollyMsimanga says he will resign if he broke any rules over Aucamp’s job

Pretoria – Solly Msimanga will resign as mayor of Tshwane should he be found to have flouted rules in the appointment of his embattled chief of staff Marietha Aucamp, he said on Wednesday.

He’s EFFed: Zuma’s court fight kitty under major threat

Former president Jacob Zuma’s legal campaign to fight his corruption prosecution appears to be in disarray – mainly, it would appear, because its funding is under major threat.

     Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE firms on Naspers, while gold and platinum stocks retreat May 16, 2018

Naspers ended the day 5.16% higher at R3,260 after Chinese internet company Tencent’s quarterly update surprises to the upside

WATCH: What will it take to get SA’s unemployed working? May 16, 2018

Adcorp CEO Innocent Dutiro talks to Business Day TV about some of the challenges hampering job creation

South Africa to chair 2018 BRICS Summit May 16, 2018

South Africa will be chairing the BRICS Summit for 2018 taking over from China who chaired the summit last year.

SAA confirms loss of R5.7bn over past financial year May 16, 2018

SAA says lower passenger numbers and the strengthening of the rand against the dollar, as well as the overall negativity of current movements, have contributed to the losses.

     Sports News

Barca-Sundowns game ‘felt like a PlayStation match’ – Twitter users react May 16, 2018

Twitter went into overdrive after Spanish giants Barcelona beat Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in their Mandela Centenary Cup clash.

Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa League title May 16, 2018

It is Griezmann’s first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season’s end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination.

Proteas women look forward to change of format May 16, 2018

The Proteas are aiming for another series whitewash over Bangladesh when the T20I series starts in Kimberley.

Mourinho and Conte go head-on in FA Cup final

London — Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte renew hostilities with the stakes heightened when Manchester United and Chelsea face off in Saturday’s FA Cup final needing silverware to mask this season’s flaws.

Ball-Tampering Scandal: David Warner Set To Return, Will Play Club Cricket In Sydney

Former Australian vice-captain David Warner will start his road to redemption by playing club cricket with Sydney’s Randwick Petersham, officials said.

     Press Releases

Franschhoek Bastille Festival | 14 & 15 July 2018

Save the date for SA’s French inspired 25th annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument on 14…

Unveiling of Glenelly’s Flagship Lady May 2012

Glenelly Estate have released the 2012 vintage of their highly acclaimed flagship wine: the Lady May named in honour of Glenelly’s…

De Beer ready to capitalise on his form

Madibaz star Kyle de Beer will be aiming to take his form from the recent PE Open into the World…

Cape Town still has it all for business and leisure travellers

Cape Town continues to be a top South African business and leisure destination, and all visitors are welcome – the…


     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Old and new on display as Datsun celebrates milestone

Brian Joss – Datsun South Africa is celebrating its first 50 months in South Africa with a special edition Datsun GO…

Tasmin Pepper is hot stuff at Engen Polo Cup as she sets new lap record

Brian Joss – Drama, a new winner, a new lap record and spectacular racing typified rounds five and six of this…

Volkswagen Motorsport delivers another top-drawer performance

Brian Joss – Volkswagen Motorsport delivered another exceptional performance at round three of the Sasol GTC Championship held at Zwartkops Raceway…

Briefly SA News: OUTA states that Eskom deserves 0% increase because of fraudulent over-forecasting

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has submitted its arguments against a proposed electricity tariff increase to national energy regulator…

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