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     Latest Local News

Swedish delegation explores potential investment opportunities

A group of Sweden delegates, on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, visited the Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) satellite office in Mossel Bay, to discuss the progress of the Regional Landfill Facility that is now in the final stage until the operation.

NSRI Shark Alert Southern Cape Coastline

NSRI and Authorities are urging public caution along the Southern Cape Coastline following reports of noticeable increased shark activity between Natures Valley and Mossel Bay.

Eden DM MPAC Chairperson elected as Treasurer of NAMPAC

The Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) Chairperson of Eden District Municipality (Eden DM), Cllr Nthabiseng Lichaba, was elected as a member of the NAMPAC National Executive Committee and the Treasurer of the National Municipal Public Accounts Committee (NAMPAC).

Joyous celebration of Go George’s third birthday

Birthday banners at strategic points in town, communication champions dressed up in bright GO GEORGE colours, pompoms and placards with birthday messages, noisy whistles …

Friendly Mayoral “roadblock” to welcome tourists

The Executive Mayor of George, Ald Melvin Naik and councillors gave tourists from abroad, across South Africa a hearty welcome to sunny George on Friday during a friendly Mayoral “roadblock.”

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Die eerste In Afrikaans konsertreeks skop oor ’n rapsie meer as ’n week – op 20 Desember – by die Hartenbos ATKV-amfiteater af en dié gewilde vakansiedorp gaan wemel met van Suid-Afrika se top kunstenaars.

Great news for Sedgefield dog owners

Marine ranger for Wilderness, Jonathan Britton has confirmed the rolling out of new signage for walking dogs on Sedgefield Beaches.

Fun Family-Friendly Stops along the Garden Route – TravelGround Blog

The Garden Route is one of the most scenic road-trip routes that winds from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape, all the way to Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Sandwiched between the Outeniqua and Tsits…

Suspect due in court over SANDF soldier’s murder Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN – A man is expected to appear in the Oudtshoorn magistrates court on Wednesday in connection with the murder of a soldier. Preston Titus, aged 47, was found dead by his wife and daughter at their home more than a week ago. Titus’ daughter alerted her mother, when she couldn’t get into …

Listeriosis not in Garden Route so far Oudtshoorn Courant

NATIONAL NEWS – Listeriosis, a food-borne disease, has claimed 36 lives in South Africa this year. The National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD) in Johannesburg has confirmed that 557 cases have been reported‚ a substantial increase from the average of between 60 and 80 reported in …

Rules while visiting local Garden Route parks Knysna-Plett Herald

GARDEN ROUTE NEWS – The Garden Route National Park (GRNP) is a mosaic of landscapes and seascapes, a haven for birds and animals including seabirds, rare and endangered species, but rules are in place to keep people safe and also to protect the environment. Head of communications Nandi …

Assistant F&B Manager, George – Knysna Careers24

Assistant F&B Manager, George – Knysna, Market Related<br />Benefits: Pension – Our client is looking for a senior manager who enjoys the hustle and bustle of a 5* star establishment / resort, who can deliver on the expectations of the members, and guests of a luxury resort, who understantds what …

Must-see: Pioneer wine estate in Plettenberg Bay up for auction Property24

Bramon Wine Estate, a pioneer of vineyards in the Plettenberg Bay region and winner of numerous awards, including double golds for their wines and MCC, is going on auction. This auction sale includes a 16.8ha boutique wine estate with a well-established, first-rated 200-seater restaurant, and a …

     Latest Local Sports News

Ekurhuleni makes early move in East London

EAST LONDON, 11 December 2017 – Central Gauteng and Western Province are the traditional powerhouses in the junior team championship, but Ekurhuleni made a huge stand on the first day of this year’s South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial in Buffalo City.

Gauteng North sweeps SA Super Senior promotion

KNYSNA, 11 December 2017 – Gauteng North won the B-Division in the 2017 South African Super Senior Inter-Provincial Championship with an unbeaten performance at Pezula Golf Club in Knysna from 4-8 December.

Sweet seventh for Western Province

KNYSNA, 11 December 2017 – Western Province celebrated an extraordinary achievement when the team wrapped up their seventh successive triumph in the South African Super Senior Inter-Provincial Championship at Pezula Golf Club in Knysna from 4-8 December.

SA pair seal 2018 Open Championship spots

Cape Town – South African duo, former Oudtshoorn schoolboy, Eric van Rooyen and Shaun Norris have sealed their spots at next year’s Open Championship after the completion of the rain-delayed Joburg Open.



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     International News

Contenders emerge for Fed’s second-most powerful job as search narrows December 11, 2017

New York Fed chief William Dudley’s successor could play a greater role in guiding the Fed through a historic leadership change in which Trump can fill six of the seven seats on the Fed board of governors

Putin in Egypt to seal $30bn nuclear power plant deal December 11, 2017

The high-profile North African project, to be built by Russia’s state nuclear monopoly Rosatom, increases Moscow’s economic and political influence in the region

Putin orders surprise partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria December 11, 2017

The Russian president, who plans to stand for election to a fourth term, paid a surprise visit to war-torn Syria on his way to Egypt

Trump’s Jerusalem move makes peace more possible, says Benjamin Netanyahu December 11, 2017

The Israeli prime minister’s stance could put him at odds with some of his European hosts on his visit to Brussels

Netanyahu says he expects Europe to follow US on Jerusalem December 11, 2017

Netanyahu said the controversial announcement by US President Donald Trump had “put facts squarely on the table”.

Erdogan says US ‘partner to bloodshed’ over Jerusalem December 11, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the United States it was a “partner to bloodshed” after Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel sparked violence.

New optimism in Brexit talks, says Theresa May December 11, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May says there is a new sense of optimism in the talks to secure Britain’s departure from the European Union.

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     National News

ANC presidential hopefuls have used Khwezi as a political gimmick to curry favour December 11, 2017

The ANC national conference is looming, and presidential candidates have been using every cheap trick in the book to win at Nasrec.

Presidency: No state of emergency regulations draft for SA yet December 11, 2017

It’s reported the national defense force held a workshop in October for an urgent input into the regulations which were first drafted in 2016.

Saftu slams Abrahams’ extension of Zuma’s deadline for representations on charges December 11, 2017

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has slammed the decision of NPA head Shaun Abrahams to extend President Jacob Zuma’s deadline to submit his new representations on corruption charges.

Zuma’s days in court far from over December 11, 2017

The conclusion of the court case relating to President Jacob Zuma’s removal of Mxolisi Nxasana as NDPP, which found against Zuma, does not mean that the presidential schedule has been cleared of court proceedings.

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     Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE flat despite Steinhoff recovery, with banks faring worst December 11, 2017

Technology group EOH rose 20% in intraday trade‚ but pared some of those gains to close 8.54% higher, after losing more than 40% last week

What Went Wrong at Steinhoff International?

The events over the past week (4th to 8th of Dec 2017) about the possible destruction of Steinhoff International, poses many potential risks.

State rejects most public sector labour unions’ demands December 12, 2017

The public sector caucus questions the use of inflation rate to guide increases

SABC staff set to strike ahead of elective conference December 11, 2017

Hannes du Buisson, spokesperson for Bemawu, says that the members of the union have rejected the SABC’s proposal of a 4.5% salary increase.

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     Sports News

Ondruska stays with SA Davis Cup team December 11, 2017

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has confirmed that Marcos Ondruska’s tenure as South African Davis Cup captain has been extended for a further three years.

Raynard van Tonder to captain SA at 2018 ICC U19 World Cup December 11, 2017

Free State’s Raynard van Tonder will Captain the South African Under 19 Cricket team at the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup starting in New Zealand in January.

2018 Rugby Championship fixtures announced December 11, 2017

The Springboks will start their campaign against Argentina on 18 August at Kings Park Stadium in Durban.

Titans fall from a great height December 11, 2017

The Dolphins thrash a weakened Titans by 89 runs in Durban

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     Press Releases                                                                 

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Matthew Mole, Zahara headline summer festival

Pop artist Matthew Mole and Afro-soul superstar Zahara will headline the SPAR Delight in Summer festival that takes place at various venues in and around Port Elizabeth from December 16 to 31.

Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new Chairman and new member

Boela Gerber, acclaimed cellarmaster at Groot Constantia, has become the new Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild with one additional member joining the ranks of this respected league of winemakers.


     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Cartoon – Searching for Shaun

Motorists expected to ramp up traffic fine payments ahead of festive season

11 December 2017 – Motorists are expected to ramp up the payment of their outstanding traffic fines before travelling to various parts of the country over the festive season.

How to ‘Jingle’ Your Christmas Day Budget

Decorations are up, festive season ‘specials’ are mostly everywhere and Josh Groban is doing the shopping centre carol rounds.

Don’t be a phishing victim this holiday season

Phishing, when criminals use a form of electronic communication to try and extract sensitive information like usernames, passwords and credit card details, is fast becoming one of the leading contributors of fraud.

Communication eats culture for breakfast

Tom Peters coined the term ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’, suggesting that brilliant execution is more important than a brilliant strategy.


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