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     Latest Local News

Meet the new Eden District Health Council

The newly elected District Health Council for the Eden district held their first meeting in George on 24 February 2017.

“Now it’s our turn !” Identifying opportunities for the development of The Southern Cape Corridor

There is a most beautiful stretch of southern coastline and adjacent plain, cooled by the Indian Ocean on its south and protected by the Outeniqua Mountain Range to the north.

Greater Knysna student receive tertiary funding

Thanks to Knysna Executive Mayor, Eleanore Bouw-Spies’ Mayoral Bursary study fund, 58 applicants received financial assistance to further their studies.

Dysselsdorp urged to use water sparingly

Oudtshoorn, 27 February 2017 – No water is being pumped to the reservoirs at the moment due to a breakage of the main water pump and subsequent flooding of Dysselsdorp WTW pump station this morning.

Moreson Kinder en Jeug Sentrum: Snoekbraai

Redberry Farm: Buy 1 cocktail and get 1 free!

Bus driver to meet employers over racial discrimination South African Broadcasting Corporation

A Cape Town tour bus driver says he will meet with his bosses on Monday to discuss what action the company will take against a lodge in Oudtshoorn …

Stage production tackles bullying Herald live

Next month’s literary festival in Knysna will explore not only the world of books but also encourage youngsters to tell their own stories through a …

Inadequate police premises big challenge Mossel Bay Advertiser

MOSSEL BAY NEWS – The staff of the police station that serves both the largest geographical area and the largest population, the one in …

Lesley-Ann Maya murder trial starts in Mossel Bay Algoa FM

The trial of a 22-year-old man who is charged with the murder of a 17-year-old learner from the Great Brak Secondary School, will start in the circuit …

Rooted in Knysna’s history Herald live

Deeply rooted in the greater Knysna community, synonymous with both its famed natural forests and rich historical heritage, Geo Parkes and Sons this …

The murders that refuse to die News24

Did he, then age 23, kill those young waitresses in Knysna in 2005? Or one? Or none? Was Peter’s murder, for which Aubrey Kamoetie and Byron …

New municipal manager for Eden George Herald

EDEN DISTRICT NEWS FLASH – Eden councillors unanimously accepted the … ‘We bring you the latest Mossel Bay, Garden Route news’.

     Latest Local Sports News

Venter braced for Leopard Creek defence

SA Junior Team featuring Sanlam SA Amateur champion Christo Lamprecht, Garrick Higgo, Luca Filippi and Jayden Schaper.

Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour celebrates 30 years

The Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year and the Knysna Rotary organising committee will mark the occasion with the introduction of a number of new routes and races.

More excitement at this year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

‘King of the Hill’ is the most prestigious title in the world of hillclimb events, and only six drivers have earned this crown to date on the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, South Africa’s premier motorsport event, which is held in Knysna.

Defending champion Branden Grace commits to RBC Heritage Bluffton Today

Defending champion Branden Grace will be aiming for a second plaid jacket at this year’s RBC Heritage. He will be joined by Englishman Tyrrell …

Lee-Anne Pace fights back in Thailand Citizen

South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace rebounded with an eagle and two birdies in the final round as Amy Yang weaved her way to tournament record winning …

WGC – Mexico Championship 2017: Arm yourself with this week’s essential form guide Betting.betfair

No 25 Louis Oosthuizen could fill this role. The South African’s game usually travels well and he has made an encouraging start to the calendar year.



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     International News

UN: Attack helicopters halt Central African Republic rebels

Bangui – The United Nations says its forces used attack helicopters to subdue rebels in Central African Republic. UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Monday that about 40 heavily armed rebels were just a few kilometers away from the town of …

SA residents told to ‘vacate’ Nigeria or face death

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma reviews a guard of honour at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria. The National Association of Nigerian Students gave residents 48 hours to leave the country to avoid bloodshed.

Iraqi forces battling Islamic State reach key Mosul bridge as casualties mount

BAGHDAD – Iraqi forces reached one of Mosul’s five destroyed bridges on Monday as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq’s second-largest city, driving Islamic State militants back with the help of U.S.

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     National News

Mbeki adds chancellor to his illustrious CV amid praise from former detractors

Politicians put aside their differences and congratulated former president Thabo Mbeki as he was inaugurated as chancellor of the University of South Africa on Monday.

Sassa to face Scopa over grants crisis

Cape Town – The SA Social Security Agency will appear before Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Tuesday to discuss the looming social grants crisis.

Committee to discuss SABC interim board appointments

Cape Town – Parliament’s communications committee will on Tuesday discuss the appointment of an interim board for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

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     Business News

9 things you need to know about the nuclear deal

Treasury has been reluctant to approve the deal because it could end up costing more than R1 trillion.

Prasa removes Letsoalo as acting chief executive

Last night the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s board has reportedly voted to remove acting group chief executive Collins Letsoalo, hours after he made a statement denying claims that he gave himself a 350% salary increase.

Cell C closer to debt goal with last-minute deal

Blue Label Telecoms has reached a last-minute agreement with the bond-holders of cellphone operator Cell C to convert their debt into equity, together with an unnamed third party, which plans to invest R2bn in exchange for a 15% stake in the company.

Tax Free Savings Accounts – From under-used investment vehicle to tax haven in one Budget

A tax free savings account (“TFSA”) is a very important and under-used investment vehicle, especially as the growth in the investment attracts no tax, especially the dreaded Capital Gains Tax, which at a marginal tax rate of 45% is now an effective 18 …

Could the banks probe be a political ruse?

No further details have been in the media since the rather sensational reporting a little more than a week ago that 18 local and international banks are to be investigated by the Competition Commission for price-fixing and could face serious fines.

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     Sports News

Boks look for last pieces of puzzle

“At this time last year I was still to be appointed, but this time I have already been planning, holding meetings, preparation camps and fine-tuning logistics, to ensure optimal performance,” Coetzee said.

SA beat Cameroon 3-1 in Afcon Under-20 opener

Luther Singh celebrates his goal with Nkosingiphile Ngcobo of South Africa during the 2016 Cosafa U20 Youth Championship Semi Final match between South Africa and Angola at Moruleng Stadium, Rusternburg South Africa on 14 December 2016 .

Lewis Hamilton’s ‘Beast’ Pips Sebastian Vettel in First-Day Testing

Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets in the first session but the Briton Lewis Hamilton, taking over the wheel of Mercedes’ imposing 2017 car from new teammate Valtteri Bottas, clocked the day’s best lap of 1min 21.765sec.

Seddon Park promising plenty of spin

For the second time in ten days, Seddon Park in Hamilton will host a one day cricket international, with tomorrow’s fourth ODI between New Zealand and South Africa moved from Napier due to drainage issues at McLean Park.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

One person’s journey from kneading dough to writing code

One person’s journey from kneading dough to writing code, creating disruptive new products and services at a Cape Town based innovation firm, shows young people what’s possible when it comes to crafting a career in technology.

Celebrate Pancake Day by supporting entrepreneurship

As part of their commitment to support and strengthen the local communities in which it trades, Checkers has created an opportunity to encourage entrepreneurship amongst learners by giving schools a platform to sell pancakes at their local store on Pancake Day, February 28.

Ahstray Electric frontman, Andre Pienaar, launches Pienaar & Son

A distillery for modern times “The spirits industry needs a shakeup because they’re all saying and doing the same thing.


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Cartoon – Dropping In

Limited numbers of special edition Suzuki Swift racing in to SA

A Special Edition Suzuki Swift will be launched in South Africa in limited numbers.

First “official” Cape Town Motor Show ticks all the right boxes

The first official Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) which took place at the end of January proved that Capetonians love their engines, be it on two wheels, four, eight or more; vintage, pimped or new.

Budget speech 2017 – A few potential effects on over-indebted consumers

Our Honourable Minister of Finance’s budget speech is not only going to be under the magnifying glass by rating agencies this week but also by South African consumers.


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