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     My View

Strandloper Expedition sets off.  Still no sign of Bert Scheepers.  Hessequa invites applications for the Audit Committee and folks who would like to support local festivals.

The Eagles narrowly see off a Zimbabwean Academy side.

The conservative states in the USA are getting more conservative and the leftist ones more leftist.  Rioting breaks out again in Venezuela.  May will try to ‘save’ Brexit.  UN calls for maximum restraint in the Gulf. 

Seems the DA has lost support on both sides.  Mogoeng says the NPA is not doing enough to fight corruption.  830 people head to parliament.

Trump gets tough on Huawei but eases up on vehicle tariffs.  Can the SOE’s be fixed – I doubt it, but the fact that the CEO of SAA is making such statements makes me think there’s talk of selling them?  Then Ramaphosa says our future is in Eskom’s hands – there are other options Mr President.  JSE at a six-week low.

Pakistan dish out a lesson to the Protea women.  It’s truth-time for the Stormers.  Can the President fix SA Rugby.

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     Latest Local News


For the past six months, a team of six marine warriors have been planning the Strandloper Project coastal expedition and are finally set to start off on their ten-day hike on Wednesday 15 May.

Search for Knysna businessman continues – HeraldLIVE 

Egbertus “Bert” Scheepers, 65, has been missing since May 9 and was reported as being missing to police the following day.


The Hessequa Municipality awaits applications of independent competent individuals from the private sector to serve as members on its Audit Committee.


Die Hessequa munisipaliteit rig hiermee ‘n uitnodiging vir die indiening van aansoek te ondersteuning van gebeurlikhede en of feeste in die 2019/2020 finansiële jaar [1 July 2019 30 Junie 2020]

How does SA get wine prices up?

Tasting for this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show has just ended and judges were hugely positive about the overall quality of the wines entered, once again posing the question: “If SA wine is so good, why doesn’t it demand more of a premium internationally?”

     Latest Local Sports News

Five teams still unbeaten in rugby challenge

The hordes of people who attended the Rugby Festival in the Southern Cape were entertained to the tune of 18 tries in the two matches, with the result in the main match in the balance until the last minutes.

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     International News

Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US May 15, 2019

The text, which the Republican-led senate sent to Governor Ivey’s desk for signature into law, doesn’t include exceptions in cases of rape or incest

Rioting breaks out in Venezuela amid ‘attempted coup’ May 15, 2019

Venezuelan self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido said on Tuesday that troops had joined his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro

British goverment to put forward Brexit bill in June May 15, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government will publish draft legislation in the first week of June that would allow Brexit to proceed if approved by parliament, a Downing Street spokesperson announced.

UN calls on Middle East Gulf actors to exercise ‘maximum restraint’ May 15, 2019

The United Nations has called on all actors in the Middle East Gulf region to exercise maximum restraint and prevent any escalation amid heightened tensions

     National News

DA lost out in key townships, analysis shows May 15, 2019

Support in Soweto, Tshwane, Diepsloot, Alexandra and Langa drops from 2016 level

Is NPA doing enough to fight corruption? I don’t know – Mogoeng May 15, 2019

The NPA has for years faced allegations of political interference, with claims that this had led to some cases being shelved.

5 controversial ANC members who are heading to Parliament May 15, 2019

The Electoral Commission of South Africa officially handed over the list of 830 elective representatives headed to Parliament to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein.

     Business News

Trump declares emergency over telecoms threats with eye on Huawei May 15, 2019

The executive order bans US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms considered a national security risk

Trump likely to delay vehicle tariffs by up to six months May 15, 2019

The tariffs face wide opposition in US Congress with some saying the 25% tariff would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses in the US

SOEs can be fixed, say the CEOs of some of the ailing enterprises May 15, 2019

SAA’s Jarana believes the airline can be turned around despite it posting losses since 2012

SA’s fortunes in Eskom’s hands – Ramaphosa May 15, 2019

President Cyril Ramphosa said government would announce further plans in the State of the Nation Address about how it plans to deal with cash-strapped parastatal Eskom.

MARKET WRAP: Poor economic data pushes JSE to six-week low May 15, 2019

Ebbing fears about the US-China trade war failed to lift the local bourse, with Naspers falling after authorities blocked its bid to buy WeBuyCars

     Sports News

Pakistan far too strong for Proteas Women in 1st T20I May 15, 2019

A fine effort by Nida Dar proved key as Pakistan began the five-match Twenty20 Series against the Proteas Women with a crushing victory.

Stormers can pounce on Crusaders penalties May 15, 2019

Discipline at the breakdown has cost Kiwis so Stormers must make them pay penalty

How President Cyril Ramaphosa can save South African rugby May 15, 2019

The siphoning off of SA talent to Europe is continuous, but it becomes a torrent at the end of a World Cup cycle, writes Mike Greenaway.

     Press Releases

TOKARA Shiraz releases wild herbs and berries in your glass

TOKARA Shiraz 2017, the latest red wine to be released from this acclaimed family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, is a…

Kingsridge geared up for tough hockey challenge

Kingsridge coach Mark Taljaard is expecting fierce opposition when his team chase their fourth straight title in the East London…

Tia Maria Presents the new TV Commercial “One of a Kind”

Tia Maria’s latest TV Commercial is a “breath-taking story” built around the concept of “ONE OF A KIND”: Tia Maria…

Alexander Road set for hockey title defence

Alexander Road will be hoping to take their momentum from recent schools matches into the PE Central leg of the…

House of Angostura® launches the 10th edition of its Global Cocktail Challenge

The Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC) 2020 has officially been launched and entries are open.  The Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge…

Madibaz benefit from Varsity Hockey exposure

The Madibaz women’s team faced some tough Varsity Hockey challenges over the past two weeks, but coach Andrew Beynon believes…

The Fitness Community for Women

Adventure Boot Camp is the leading health and fitness centre for women in South Africa. With a strong team of…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Mere Compliance with the Employment Equity Act Results in No or Insignificant EE Transformation

Progress in the achievement of Employment Equity (‘EE’) in the workplace has been painfully slow since the introduction of the…

Mike Cross wins Autocar Lifetime Achievement Award for work at Jaguar Land Rover

Brian Joss – Mike Cross, the man responsible for the trademark handling, comfort and precision of all Jaguar and Land…

British model and Jaguar Classic team restore iconic XK120

Brian Joss – David Gandy has fulfilled a life-long ambition by completing the restoration of a 65-year-old original Jaguar XK120.…

Ford report looks at drivers of behavioural change

Brian Joss – Self-driving cars are a hot topic today, but if you had to choose, would you rather your…

How to build a relationship of trust between parent and child

Trust is at the core of all positive human relationships.  This is according to Cindy Glass, Owner and Co-Founder of…


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