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     My View

Lunchbox Theatre celebrates 10 years of amazing work.

Meike Strydom comes close to a medal in Finland.

I guess losing 2kg is a small price to pay for being alive.  The world’s leaders are talking to each other, fighting with each other, but at least they’re communicating.

Poor Cyril Ramaphosa – he constantly has to decide between what’s good for the people who vote for him, and what’s good for the country.  Two are seldom mutually inclusive.

The Unions get some push-back from Government.  The economy is threatening to tank – tourism is losing its lustre – eish – what a balancing act!

Kevin Anderson!!!!!  It’s not coming home after all.  Proteas bowl on a flatttt pitch in Sri Lanka.

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     Latest Local News

Tjek van R10 000 aan die Pacaltsdorp buurtwag

Wyksraadslid van Wyk 16, Rdl. Cecil Noble, en sy wykskomitee het ‘n donasie van R10 000 uit wyksgelde aan die Pacaltsdorp…

Roads upgrade update

While roads seem bumpy and stop-go systems are a bit of a pain, current road upgrades in George are going…

Port of Mossel Bay honours Madiba centenary with Careers Expo

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will be honouring former president Nelson Mandela in the year of his centenary celebrations with…

Please join us on our 10th Birthday!

Let’s see … How do you progress from 37 shows in a half a year in 2008 to 76 in…

Life is a Garden July Newsletter #1

We recently handed over the cheque for last year’s Gardening for The Sunflower Fund campaign. During our spring campaign, we managed, with your help, to raise a whopping R134,000 for The Sunflower Fund!

     Latest Local Sports News

Monareng and Strydom shine on Day 2

Sprinter Thembo Monareng and shot put prospect Meike Strydom were the star performers for the South African team on Wednesday,…

George Golf Club Newsletter

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     International News

Thailand boys are thinner, but in good condition after cave ordeal July 11, 2018

The 12 boys rescued from inside a flooded Thai cave lost an average of 2kg, says a health inspector

No-deal Brexit ‘now 50% likely’ — which is business’s greatest fear July 11, 2018

EU officials are urging businesses to ramp up their contingency plans as the chances of Theresa May not putting a deal together increase rapidly

Trump slams ‘captive’ Germany at NATO summit July 11, 2018

The two-day meet in Brussels is shaping up to be the alliance’s most difficult in years, with Europe and the US engaged in a bitter trade spat

Macron, Putin to mix football and diplomacy at World Cup final July 11, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip to Moscow to watch the World Cup final, a presidential aide told AFP.

Putin to meet with Israeli PM, Iranian official in Moscow July 11, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold separate meetings with the Israeli prime minister and a senior Iranian official before his summit with US President Donald Trump next week.

Israel to Russia: Assad’s safe from us, but Iran must quit Syria July 12, 2018

Israel has signalled openness to eventual ties with Assad, a tacit acknowledgement that he is re-consolidating power as he routs Syria’s rebels.

     National News

Cyril Ramaphosa delays decision on Jiba’s fate

The president must decide if he will fight Zuma’s court battle to protect the former prosecutions head.

Land debate a tactic to offset EFF and ANC radicals, says BMI Research

In its outlook for SA’s agriculture sector, BMI says the call for expropriation of land without compensation is also about catering to black voters in the 2019 general elections.

ANC government allows foreigners to ‘flood SA’, Mosiuoa Lekota says July 11, 2018

The COPE leader has criticised SA’s handling of refugees‚ saying that during the struggle‚ ANC exiles were confined in refugee camps

Our top writers on Ramaphosa’s desperate fight to fix SA July 11, 2018

Read articles by Justice Malala, Ranjeni Munusamy, Peter Bruce, Lukanyo Mnyanda, Tony Leon and Steven Friedman on the state of the nation

     Business News

EDITORIAL: SAA sell-off not so easy

Getting private sector players involved will take more than putting a stake up for sale.

Nene’s dare to Eskom unions: show us how SA can afford your wage demands

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has dared Eskom unions to table proposals on how the fiscus can foot the bill for wage increases when they meet with him.

SAA boss ruffles union feathers

South African Airways CEO Vuyani Jarana has angered the South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) by giving an undertaking to trade union Solidarity that the state-owned national carrier would immediately start looking for a strategic equity partner in the private sector.

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes weaker on risk-off sentiment as trade fears grow July 11, 2018

Escalating trade tension between the US and China presents a significant threat to global economic growth and stability, analysts say

Data suggest SA may have entered a recession in quarter two July 11, 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, the BankservAfrica Economic Transactional Index showed its biggest quarterly drop in five years

SA losing its lustre as tourist destination, data suggest July 11, 2018

SA needs to repackage its tourism offerings, sharpen its message and consider the differing needs of potential visitors, says Mastercard’s Sarah Quinlan

     Sports News

Kevin Anderson hands a shock Wimbledon defeat to Roger Federer

Federer’s bid to win a ninth Wimbledon title came to an stunning end.

Sagan wins Stage 5, Van Avermaet keeps TDF yellow July 11, 2018

Peter Sagan has clinched his second stage win of the Tour de France, beating Sonny Colbrelli and Alejandro Valverde in stage five.

SA bowlers will be tested against Sri Lanka July 11, 2018

South Africa’s bowlers will be tested against Sri Lanka in the first cricket test in Galle which starts on Thursday.

     Press Releases

Volkswagen hoping for good run at Aldo Scribante raceway

Brian Joss – Volkswagen Motorsport heads into its home race at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Raceway with high hopes of…

Promotion goal achieved for Madibaz footballers

The Madibaz men’s football team achieved their goal of gaining promotion to the A section when the University Sport South…

The right bank account can help you find the money to be a saver

By Vanesha Palani: ‎Executive: Transactional Products (Retail) – Nedbank Group – South Africans are not known for their savings habits. In…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Scrap the telecoms bill and revert to existing Act

The adage “don’t fix what ain’t broken” is apt advice for drafters of the Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill. Industry…

The evolution of mediation in South Africa

While the introduction of mediation into all kinds of disputes is happening slowly in South Africa, overseas jurisdictions have recognised…

Ford appoints new director of Marketing, Sales & Service for SSA

Brian Joss – Ford Motor Company announced that Conrad Groenewald, 43, has been appointed the director of marketing, sales, and…

The new Opel Corsa Sport 1.4 T

Brian Joss – The new Opel Corsa Sport 1.4T (pictured) has funky good looks, connectivity, and a power sunroof if…

Volvo Cars reports best ever first half sales

Brian Joss – Volvo Cars has reported record sales for the first half of 2018 of 317,639 cars, an increase…

Legendary F1 designer to be inducted into Hall of Fame at Concours South Africa

Brian Joss – South African Rory Byrne, designer of the Formula One cars that took Michael Schumacher to a record…

Here’s how you lower the fuel price

The African National Congress and President Cyril Ramaphosa appear determined to lower the fuel price – in the midst of…


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