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     Latest Local News

Experience Knysna in Winter – with the 2018 Knysna Oyster Festival

The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival has announced that this year’s event will take place from 29 June – 8 July…

Buffalo Rally 2018 Montage

Some images from the Buffalo Rally 2018 in Mossel Bay. Buffalo Rally 2018 Montage from Efpe Senekal on Vimeo.

HS Outeniqua – Nedbank Ekonomie Kompetisie

Baie geluk aan Dihan Goussard en Marc van der Merwe wat aangewys is as finaliste vir  die Nedbank Ekonomie opstel…

Skal International Garden Route Excelled

SOUTH AFRICA (March 2018) – The Skål South Africa Annual General Assembly took place in Paarl the weekend of 9…

SLOW FESTIVAL update from the Organising Team

The Slow Festival Team would like to welcome all visitors to our town and wish them, and all locals, a…

Library Week: The role of the library with regards to disabled persons

George Libraries had a special event during Library Week for the role of the library with regards to disabled people.…

Garden Route Dam overflows, but please keep saving

The Garden Route Dam is overflowing. George Municipal Manager Trevor Botha said good rains last week finally raised the dam…

Comparative photographs water tower Garden Route Dam

Comparative pictures of the water tower inside the Garden Route dam – taken on 5 June 2017 (dam level 58%)…

Decentralising CBD bus stops was the right thing to do

According to surveys conducted by GO GEORGE, the decision to spread out the main bus routes to the CBD over…

Public Feedback meeting Ward 19

GEORGE MUNICIPALITY NOTICE MM006/2018  PUBLIC FEEDBACK MEETING: WARD 19 Notice is hereby given that a Public Feedback Meeting for ward…

Laerskool Park – ATKV Redenaars

Die volgende leerders het op 10 Maart 2018 aan die redenaars kompetisie deelgeneem op Oudtshoorn:  Mienke Vorster, Sadie Quinton, Olof…

Buffalo Rally wows Garden Route guests

The Le Riche Brothers once again thrilled the crowds at Garden Route Casino with extraordinary stunts during The Buffalo Rally. The Rally,…

Visuele kuns by KKNK krap waar dit jeuk

Die visuele kunsprogram by vanjaar se KKNK, wat van Donderdag, 29 Maart tot Woensdag, 4 April op Oudtshoorn aangebied word,…

NSRI assist Canadian paddlers

Ross Badenhorst, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty controller, said: At 10h11, Tuesday, 20th March, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports…

Hopes of smashing the SA record at Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival

Piet Lotz, a farmer from Riversdale, has high hopes of setting a new South African giant pumpkin record at the…

De Krans Bistro and Deli picks up another award

The De Krans Bistro and Deli excelled at the annual Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards (Smulpaap-toekennings), scooping the 2017 Gourmand Destination Award…

Media Solutions

Media Solutions is a Digital Advertising company based in George, who specializes in onscreen digital marketing and branding. Our main…

South Africa’s CemAir ordered to axe Plettenberg Bay ops ch-aviation

The Government of Botswana has not relented in its plans to privatize ailing national carrier Air Botswana (BP, Gaborone) despite repeated failed attempts, the last being in 2017. At the time, Gaborone had secured several Expressions of Interest (EOI) from investors from around the world before settling …

Knysna rehabilitation – an opportunity lost? George Herald

GARDEN ROUTE NEWS – “We have grave concerns about achieving environmental restoration goals in the Knysna burn scar without appropriate and dedicated funding,” says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI), based in George. According to Meiring several high-level …

Airline blow for Plett Herald live

Plett Tourism has been dealt a blow after the Bitou Municipality issued privately owned airline CemAir a termination notice to cease operations at the Plettenberg Bay Airport. Plett Tourism chairman Peter Wallington said while they were not privy to the details between the municipality and CemAir, the …

Discover Great Brak River on foot George Herald

GREAT BRAK NEWS – This year’s Garden Route Walking Festival takes place on the 2nd of April with many walks arranged throughout the Garden Route. The flat 4 km Great Brak River Museum walk starts at 9.00 am and is suitable for both young and old. Please register at the Garden Route Walking …

     Latest Local Sports News

Rondevlei Traverse- A Trail Run through Cape Dune Molerat Trail

The spectacular Goukamma Nature Reserve, a Cape Nature Reserve to the East of Sedgefield, is usually host to the tough…

Hoërskool Outeniqua: Kwaggas tweekamp is AWSUM!

Die Kwagga Tweekamp atlete het weereens gewys wat in hul steek gedurende die Highgate Inter Tweekamp kompetisie, deur as die…

Langenhoven Gimnasium: Wen teen Argentinië

Langenhoven Gimnasium het op 19 Maart teen Liceo Mandoza van Argentinië rugby gespeel. Dit was ‘n goeie voor-seisoen wedstryd vir…

Laerskool Park – Arrie Nel Apteek Groep Mosselbaai borg 0/13 Netbal

Die 0/13 A netbalspan van Laerskool Park spog met nuwe wedstryd-rokkies en sakke danksy die rojale borgskap van Arrie Nel…

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Oosthuizen, Day, Smith jag WGC-Match Play wins SBS

Louis Oosthuizen, who is in eighth-seed Day’s group, earned a point with a one-up win over Jason Dufner. World No.2 Justin Thomas won two up against fellow American Luke List, who broke his putter on the front nine and had to use a wedge on the greens for most of the match. Jordan Spieth beat …



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     International News

Russian FM threatens to ‘hit back’ at Britain over spy poisoning March 21, 2018

Russia’s foreign minister has threatened to retaliate against Britain for “anti-Russian measures”, with the two countries at loggerheads over the poisoning of a spy in southern England.

Theresa May’s party ‘was approached’ by Cambridge Analytica March 21, 2018

The approach pre-dated May’s time as leader and was made when former Prime Minister David Cameron was running the party.

France’s Sarkozy told he is suspected of taking Gaddafi election money

NANTERRE – French former president Nicolas Sarkozy was told after two days in custody on Wednesday that he is being formally treated as a suspect as magistrates investigate claims his 2007 election campaign got funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

China rejects Mnangagwa’s ‘looters list’

The People’s Republic of China has downplayed a much hyped “looters list” published by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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     National News

How Pravin Gordhan helped create the Tom Moyane ‘monster’

The epic and long-running battle between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane reached a climax this week when President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended the latter.

De Lille’s disciplinary hearing set to start

Cape Town – After a false start earlier this week, Cape Town executive mayor Patricia de Lille’s disciplinary hearing is due to start on Thursday.

Sars bigwigs facing private prosecution

It is inexplicable that the NPA isn’t prosecuting Moyane and Makwakwa on charges laid against them in 2016, Corruption Watch says.

Zuma’s legal team set to target NPA boss Shaun Abrahams

Former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team will focus their legal attack on the decision to prosecute him for corruption firmly on national director of public prosecutions Shaun Abrahams – and will argue that he did not “properly apply his mind” when he dismissed Zuma’s argument that the case should be dropped. 

Maimane Distances Himself From Zille’s Life Esidimeni Tweet

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has distanced himself from Western Cape premier Helen Zille’s tweet questioning what the families of the Life Esidemeni victims had done about the situation, Eyewitness News (EWN) reported. Maimane reportedly said he does not support Zille’s views on the matter.

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     Business News

Fed lifts rates and signals tougher stance as US economy strengthens

Washington — The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and forecast at least two more hikes for 2018, highlighting its growing confidence that tax cuts and government spending will boost the economy and inflation and spur more aggressive future tightening.

SA commits to establishing free trade area in Africa

KIGALI – South Africa has committed itself to the establishment of a free trade area in Africa, but it has held off on signing the actual agreement until the relevant laws and regulations are in place.

#LandExpropriationWithoutCompensation: Farmers warn of bitter fight

Johannesburg – Farmers’ organisation Transvaal Agricultural Union of SA (TAU-SA) on Wednesday warned it would use every means possible to stop the expropriation of land without compensation.

Land expropriation: committee to seek public input in April March 21, 2018

The committee will seek extensive public participation in a review of expropriation and property rights in Section 25 of the Constitution

SAP insists it was unaware of Gupta links

PRETORIA – German software giant SAP insists that its global compliance team was unaware of links to the Guptas when it signed commission agreements with companies acting as intermediaries to state-owned enterprises such as Transnet.

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     Sports News

Boris Johnson likens SWC to 1936 Olympics March 21, 2018

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared this year’s Soccer World Cup to that of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Bafana Advance To Four Nations Final

Bafana Bafana advanced to the final of the Four Nations tournament after beating Angola 6-5 on penalties on Wednesday afternoon.

Proteas set to miss 2017/18 transformation targets March 21, 2018

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis says that having a demographically representative Proteas side remains the priority.

Australia won’t bait Rabada in third Test – Smith March 21, 2018

SA fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was initially suspended for two matches by the ICC after brushing against the shoulder of Australia captain Steve Smith in Port Elizabeth.

Faf acknowledges need to start contributing

Cape Town – Proteas captain Faf du Plessis has acknowledged that he needs to find form and start contributing some meaningful runs against Australia.

Steve Smith slams ICC decision: Kagiso Rabada crossed the line

Australian captain Steve Smith has criticised the decision to overturn a ban on South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for making physical contact with him.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

Sea Harvest to Launch its Multi-million Rand Desalination Plant During National Water Week

SALDANHA BAY: The installation of Sea Harvest’s desalination plant has been completed and will be launched on Thursday, 22 March…

President Hotel partners with Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series

Cape Town’s most beautiful urban resort, the President Hotel, has partnered with the action-packed Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series…

Yego Set To Fine-Tune His Technique In Paarl at Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Final

Affectionately known as ‘Mr. YouTube’ after starting his javelin career by watching Javelin Throw videos on YouTube, Julius Yego will…

Head to Head 100m Men: Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Meeting 3, Dal Josaphat Stadium, Paarl

Akani Simbine missed out on defending his national 100m title at the SA Senior Championships in Tshwane on 16 March…

Star studded lineup at Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Final in Paarl

After two scintillating Meetings on 01 and 08 March at Ruimsig (Johannesburg) and Tuks (Tshwane) respectively, the Liquid Telecom Athletix…

Tourism Minister puts visas back on the agenda

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom is to meet with Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to put South Africa’s unresolved problematic visa regime back on the…


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Mitsubishi’s Pajero Sport – a family SUV for all seasons and reasons

Brian Joss – Mitsubishi is not a newcomer to the motoring business and the iconic three diamonds logo has been used…

Ford NWM victorious at season-opening Mpumalanga 400

Brian Joss – The Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team got its challenge for the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS)…

Jeep® wins creativity award for best stand at Geneva

Brian Joss – The Jeep® brand wins the “Creativity Award” for the best stand at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show,…

Cartoon – Government Suspensions

BOKAMOSO | NMB: How to sabotage a city

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (Port Elizabeth) has become a sacrificial lamb, strapped to the altar of EFF political expediency and…


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