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     Latest Local News

Energy fund chairman gives PetroSA board marching orders

New boss Luvo Makasi questions the state-owned oil company’s strategic direction as members are accused of failing with financial oversight Central Energy Fund (CEF) chairman Luvo Makasi has told the board of troubled state-owned oil company PetroSA to resign with immediate effect.

Fifth Clean Audit for George Municipality

George Municipality has achieved a fifth consecutive clean audit. The Executive Mayor Ald Melvin Naik extended his congratulations on the achievement.

Licencing department extends service hours

The George Municipal Licencing Department is pleased to announce that the organisation will extend its service hours to accommodate people who need to renew their motor vehicle licenses, that is the car license that expires annually and for which vehicle owners get 21 days’ grace to make a payment.

Past meets future at 2017 Knysna Motor Show

“Probably the finest gathering of historic, modern, and futuristic vehicles ever seen on the African continent.”

Klein Goliath gaan vir die groot busse

“Kyk, niks op hierdie werf is gevrywaar van busprente, bushaltes en busroetes nie. En ons moet baie lig trap as ons oorweeg om naby Divann se buswerke verby te beweeg en dalk net ietsie te versteur.”

GO GEORGE schedules on public holidays

With two public holidays upcoming, passengers need to take note of the bus schedules that will be followed on 27 April and 1 May 2017.

Research Field Assistant PNet

Find a good job as Research Field Assstant in Oudtshoorn, South Africa at the company Tych Business Solutions.

New Pass launched offering discounts to SA’s popular Garden Route News24

Cape Town – A new pass said to offer both locals and international visitors quick and easy access into the Western Cape’s popular Garden Route’s is …

Plett cycling mission builds hope Knysna-Plett Herald

PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS – More than R150 000 has been raised to boost underprivileged youngsters with cycling talent in Plettenberg Bay.

Oudburgemeester se appèl wéér uitgestel Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUSFLITS – Gordon April, voormalige burgemeester van Oudtshoorn, sal nog ‘n dag of twee, moontlik selfs langer, moet wag om te …

Boere op hul knieë met droogte Oudtshoorn Courant

“Ons het die laaste leibeurt ‘n maand gelede op 24 Maart vrygelaat,” sê Riaan Kruger van die Stompdrift-Kammanassie Watergebruikersvereniging.

Knysna accident: Reckless and negligent driving Knysna-Plett Herald

KNYSNA NEWS FLASH – Following an accident that happened this weekend between two cars travelling into Knysna, police have confirmed that a …

18-Year-old dies under sand Knysna-Plett Herald

KNYSNA NEWS FLASH – An 18-year-old Concordia resident died as a result of earth collapsing on him while he was allegedly in a hole last week.

A helping hand where it’s needed most Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – The Change Project is a public benefit organisation with one main objective – to effect change in the community.

Fraud case ends after 6 years George Herald

GARDEN ROUTE NEWS FLASH – A court case that has been dragging on for the past six years is expected to come to an end in the George regional …

     Latest Local Sports News

SWD Schools cricket overview

Oakdale Agricultural High School from Riversdale, who is better known as a top rugby school, confirmed their dominance at school’s cricket in the province when they won the U-19 Super League and U-15 Super League titles.

SWD to host CSA u/13 national week

South Western Districts will host another high-profile cricket event.  Oudtshoorn will be the venue for the 2017 Momentum Cricket South Africa U/13 National week that will take place over the period 11-15 December.

SWD Cricket Academy intake for 2017

SWD Cricket has released the names of the fifteen members who will forms part of the 2017 SWD Cricket Academy intake.

Outeniqua Marathon 42.2 km, 21.1 km & 10 km

Closing date for pre-entries: Monday 21 April 2017.



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     International News

Britain’s Farage: Don’t underestimate Le Pen

Washington – Brexit spearhead Nigel Farage on Monday said France’s far-right anti-immigration firebrand Marine Le Pen could score a shock upset in her country’s upcoming presidential election run-off against European centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Angola to hold election on August 23

Luanda – Angola’s cabinet said on Monday that elections will be held on August 23 to choose a successor to President Eduardo dos Santos after 38 years of iron-fisted rule.

Trump administration imposes sanctions on 271 employees of Syrian research center

The Trump administration on Monday imposed financial sanctions on 271 named employees of a Syrian research center it indicated was responsible for developing and producing sarin used to kill dozens of people in the April 4 chemical weapons attack by …

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     National News

Ntlemeza hands over state property

Johannesburg – Amid threats to have him arrested, former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza returned a “stolen” state vehicle and cell phone to the Hawks on Monday afternoon and maintained he did nothing wrong, Netwerk24 reported.

We Live In A Damaged Country, This Is A Reality We Need To Talk About

We need to keep on, “learning to scan the wreckage of our history and mine it for gold, to look for the connections between us.

Mogoeng: Be prepared to die for the rule of law

Governments can pose a threat to the judiciary, and judges should even be willing to die for the ideal of an independent judiciary and rule of law, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told judges from across Africa.

Cyril’s late start in ANC succession race could cost him dearly – analysts

In spite of this, they stressed that ANC presidents are chosen by the branches and not the public. Nobody knows for sure who is going to win the ANC presidential race between Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma because the outcome will be …

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     Business News

Interim SABC board will reverse ‘stupid decisions’ – Tsedu

Cape Town – There would be no shortcuts in earning back the public’s confidence in the South African Broadcasting Corporation, interim board deputy chairperson Mathatha Tsedu said on Monday.

ANC wants to extend date for land restitution claims

Johannesburg – An ANC Member of Parliament will lodge a private member’s bill in an attempt to reopen land restitution claims.

Junk not a disaster for SA, says Manyi

South Africa’s downgrading to junk investment status is not the catastrophe it is made out to be, says Mzwanele Manyi. Save & Share.

‘The Chinese are killing business’ – Numsa prepares for July’s wage talks

As the country’s steel and engineering sectors gear up for wage negotiations later this year, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is also getting ready.

Rand breaks through critical R13/$ level

The rand started the week on a positive note, firming more than 20c against the US dollar, approaching the stronger levels seen before SA’s sovereign credit-ratings downgrades at the beginning of April.

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     Sports News

Stormers: Just a ‘growth pains’ spell?

Cape Town – If you used social media and the chortling of some critics as a yardstick, you would think the wheels had spun right off the tracks for the Stormers.

CSA charge Tsotsobe with corruption

Lonwabo Tsotsobe has become the seventh player to be charged in the match-fixing scandal that tainted the 2015 edition of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) franchise T20 competition.

We will fight to the last, vows Klopp

Liverpool – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side will not let the Champions League ‘slip through their fingers’ again without a fight despite a potentially costly 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

Tough but balanced route for Great Zuurberg Trek

While day two stands out as the queen stage, PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter feels riders will face a strong variety of challenges in one of the Eastern Cape’s premier mountain bike events next month.

Donation from Stellenbosch University equips AEL for further research

The Academy for Environmental Leadership SA (AEL) is an accredited academic institution, which offers matriculants the opportunity to partake in a one year course of environmental and conservation studies.

Wilderness Foundation Africa supports ranger wellness with Expedition Africa 2017

Wilderness Foundation Africa is supporting the SANParks/ Team Ubhejane (meaning black rhino in Zulu) to take part in Expedition Africa 2017, a 10 day adventure race taking place in the Baviaanskloof this year.


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Great day for Volkswagen team at round 2 of Sasol GTC championships

The Volkswagen South Africa Motorsport team leaves Kyalami as a clear crowd favourite following an exciting weekend at the spiritual home of circuit racing.

Easter road fatalities cause for great concern, says AA

Statistics on the Easter road fatalities, released by Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi in Pretoria this morning, are cause for great concern, and may, when the final numbers are in, be the highest Easter death toll to date.

Team Toyota’s Botterill and Vacy-Lyle record convincing win in York Rally

Defending Class S1600 champions – now known as Class R2, South Africa’s premier rally class for 2017 – Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle, recorded a convincing victory in the York Rally, Round 2 of the 2017 South African National Rally Championship.

Cartoon – Happy Easter Mr Minister

Are you being financially abused?

Financial abuse occurs in 98% of abusive relationships. If someone forcibly controls another person’s money or other assets, it is financial abuse.

Wireless becomes key integrated component of enterprise systems

Wireless networks have traditionally been viewed and managed as an ‘add-on’ to the corporate network, but new security threats demand that they now be integrated into the heart of the enterprise, says Fortinet.

Cancelling a sale can be risky business

“Payment of tax is what the law prescribes, and tax laws are not always regarded as ‘fair’.


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