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     Latest Local News

Plett is a top SA attraction

International travel website, The Culture Trip, has listed Plettenberg Bay as one of the top ten must-visit attractions in the country.

Mayor’s message of condolences after passing on Aldm James Swigelaar

Oudtshoorn, 22 February 2017 – The Executive Mayor, Cllr. Colan Sylvester has learnt with shock of the passing on of one of the greatest leaders of the town, Alderman James Swigelaar.

George Trails signage vandalism and theft

It is with both shock and sadness that we have learned that about 70% of the trail signage (posts, route markers and sponsor’s advertising boards) around the GR Exp Saasveld Trail System, located between the Garden Route Dam and NMMU Campus have been maliciously damaged and stolen amounting to tens of thousands of Rands

Handover Ceremony of tools, seeds, certificates to farmers

George Municipality’s Local Economic Development office in conjunction with the department of Agriculture and the Breede Gouritz Catchment Management Agency donated tools and seed to gardeners and farmers farming with chickens.

Joanna Wicherek and Friends show

The George Music Society will present Wicherek and Friends on Thursday 16 March at 19h30 at the Arts Theatre George.

Gerald Clarke at Bramon Wine Estate

Soulful South African musician Gerald Clarke will be performing live at Bramon Wine Estate this week on 24th February.

Ocean Sailing Charters

Imagine this… sunning on the deck of a 44ft luxury yacht, stunning ocean views and sails snapping in the breeze – how does that Plett feeling sound to you?

Unlock the benefits of sustainable tourism

WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is excited to announce that it is introducing the international Green Key eco-label in South Africa and is inviting the local tourism industry to join them in piloting the programme in the Western Cape!

Human remains discovery still a mystery Knysna-Plett Herald

PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS – Mystery still surrounds the human remains that were discovered on a Plettenberg Bay construction site recently.

George Tourism looking for new chief George Herald

GEORGE NEWS FLASH – George Municipality has been without a head of tourism since … ‘We bring you the latest George, Garden Route news’.

Update: Municipal workers strike George Herald

GEORGE NEWS FLASH – Director of Civil Engineering Services, Harold Basson, and officials from the municipality’s Human Resources (HR) …

Cloud 9 concert postponed George Herald

GEORGE NEWS – The Cloud 9 Concert due to have taken place this coming weekend (Saturday 25 February) at the Garden Route Botanical Garden …

Hospital board member retires Knysna-Plett Herald

Xoliswa Matolwana, one the longest-serving members of the Knysna Provincial Hospital board, has retired from the board after 17 years of service.

Sea cadet hero honoured Knysna-Plett Herald

KNYSNA NEWS – Appreciation and accolades were heaped upon the head of the Knysna Sea Cadets, Lieutenant Commander Steve Eriksen, when a …

Principals unite for education Knysna-Plett Herald

The Proactive Principals of Knysna initiative is a voluntary association of principals and is made up thus far of eight primary schools and three high …

Illegal electricity connections cut Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS FLASH – Yesterday (Tuesday) morning electricians of the Mossel Bay municipality, accompanied by a contingent of law …

Waarskuwing aan motoriste Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUS – Motoriste word gewaarsku om voortaan nie onregmatig op parkering vir gestremdes en parkering vir motorfietse by Checkers …

     Latest Local Sports News

Slatter & Kok slay giants at Sanlam SA Amateur

PORT ELIZABETH, 22 February 2017 – On another balmy day at Humewood Golf Club, unheralded Keaton Slatter and Dylan Kok were a picture of mental calmness as they played their way into the quarterfinal of the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship on Wednesday. Christo Lamprecht and Caylum Boon through to the quarters.

WATCH: The EWT SA Senior Tour launched

A unique and groundbreaking concept for senior golf in South Africa, the EWT (Endangered Wildlife Trust) Senior Golf Series will combine nature conservation and amateur participation to provide professional golfers over the age of 50 with a competitive platform and an opportunity for the EWT to raise awareness for endangered species.

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Knysna United Rugby Football Club

Herewith our fixtures for the 2017 Rugby season:

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Nuwe rugbytruie vir 7 klubs Oudtshoorn Courant

Nuwe rugbytruie vir 7 klubs. MoneyHelp in Oudtshoorn het verlede Donderdag splinternuwe rugbytruie aan sewe plaaslike rugbyklubs oorhandig.

Bianca Buitendag off to solid start to QS campaign at Surfest | photos Newcastle Herald

FORMER world No.4 and 2012 Surfest Pro Junior champion Bianca Buitendag showed her class in small waves to kick-start her qualification …



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     International News

UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years 

The British government says senior officer Cressida Dick will be the next commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police – the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history.

UN mediator not expecting quick breakthrough in Syria peace talks 

They will be the first UN -mediated negotiations on Syria in almost a year.

North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

Seoul – North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence on Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.

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     National News

Mashaba still scot-free as attacks erupt

The Democratic Alliance has taken no steps against Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba after he called foreigners illegally in the country “criminals” and said they are “messing up” the city, even though the South African Human Rights Commission has …

Missing Sassa deadline ‘no natural disaster’ – ANC MPs

Cape Town – Ruling party MPs on Parliament’s social development committee on Wednesday rallied behind Minister Bathabile Dlamini as she was questioned about the department’s readiness for April 1. They were critical of how the opposition had labelled …

State ponders ICC withdrawal, which could be ’embarrassing’ for SA

If the government goes ahead with its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) the ensuing process of legal challenges would be embarrassing for the country, the North Gauteng High Court said on Wednesday.

Mining ministers’ taxpayer-funded Merc, Porsche slammed

Cape Town – The Mercedes-Benz and Porsche the government bought for Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his deputy make a mockery of government’s austerity measures, Cosatu said on Wednesday.

Tainted Molefe fits Zuma’s needs

If you are a deeply compromised leader who needs an inside man at a critical government institution, Brian Molefe is arguably not a bad choice.

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     Business News

#Budget2017: SAA to remain under intense government oversight – Gordhan

SAA will remain under intense government oversight, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in his report contained in National Treasury’s 2017 Budget Review, which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.

NHI fund to start operating this year

The government plans to set up a National Health Insurance (NHI) fund this year that may be partially financed by a reduction in the tax subsidy currently given to medical scheme members, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced.

South Africa: Millions of Rands Allocated to Faster Broadband

Implementing the transition from analogue to digital television is key to boosting South Africa’s broadband stakes, according to finance minister, Pravin Gordhan’s 2017 budget speech, delivered to Parliament on Wednesday.

Telkom-Cell C merger to grow connectivity in SA

A shopper walks past a Telkom shop at a mall in Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIEW SEBEKO. The potential tie-up of Cell C and Telkom could boost the government’s plans to increase connectivity to all citizens, analysts said on Wednesday.

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     Sports News

Proteas: Pretorius adds to the ‘crush’

Cape Town – South Africa received their overdue correction in the results column on Wednesday … but perhaps also unearthed yet another all-rounder who will stick up his hand vigorously for ICC Champions Trophy squad selection in mid-year.

Cobras’ venom too much for Warriors

Yaseen Vallie stood firm for the Warriors, but the task of scoring an imposing 320 for victory in 50 overs was beyond the home team in their Momentum One Day Cup match against the BuildNat Cape Cobras at Buffalo Park, East London, on Wednesday.

Vardy gives Leicester hope

Seville – Jamie Vardy’s first Champions League goal gave Leicester City a lifeline in their last 16 tie despite going down 2-1 to Sevilla in Wednesday’s first leg.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

Symposia to foreground need for compassion in difficult times

As the world enters a new era marked by divisive politics and demagoguery, local practitioners of mindfulness are calling for a renewal of compassion and kindness to navigate this new terrain.

Golf day bonanza for beneficiaries

Players in the SPAR Charity Golf Day survived breezy conditions at Humewood in Port Elizabeth to dig deep into their pockets as the 22nd edition of the event resulted in a bonanza for the beneficiaries.

Franschhoek’s finest to cook up a storm with Montréal’s finest

Regarded as one of South Africa’s celebrated chefs, Neil Jewell of Bread & Wine, situated in Franschhoek, will soon be showcasing his world-class talents at the Montréal En Lumière Festival in Canada.

The Groote Post Country Market is on Sunday 26 February

Did you know that Groote Post is a finalist for a KLINK AWARD for their Country Markets under the Events & Festivals category?


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Rare muscle cars on show at this years Concours South Africa

The owner of the “The Judge” is thinking about defending its title at Concours South Africa to be held from August 3-6 at Sun City.

“infallible attitude” on the highways puts other drivers in danger

Driving on a highway, even in the best weather, is a daunting undertaking, especially for novice drivers.

Motor dealers must adapt or die in environment of radical change, futurist tells conference

“Disruptive forces are shaping all aspects of the world today; how should we respond?”

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