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     Latest Local News

Garden Route recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO

The Garden Route area, from George and extending to the Port Elizabeth municipal boundary, was granted formal recognition as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO last week on Wednesday 14th June in Paris.

Estimated costs of damage to schools reaches R124 million

The storm that hit the Western Cape on Wednesday, 7 June, damaged 170 schools, according to the latest report compiled by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED).

Knysna’s water crisis continues

With Greater Knysna not receiving the forecasted rain it so desperately needs, the Knysna Acting Municipal Manger, Johnny Douglas appeals to all residents and visitors to be mindful of their water usage.

Builders waste disposal site identified

The Western Cape Government has approved the Knysna Municipality’s rubble waste disposal site on privately owned land off the Simola / Blarricum Heights road for the next six months to temporarily store building rubble resulting from the emergency situation that related to fires in early June.

A Moving Story ~ The Southern Cape Corridor

Two genuine questions: If nuclear fission can power submarines and aircraft carriers, why can’t it be used in locomotives?

Notice of interruption of electricity in portion of Hansmoeskraal on Wednesday

NOTICE is hereby given that the electricity supply will be interrupted on WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017 FROM 09:00 TO 16:00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains.

George Municipality celebrates Youth Cay 2017

George Municipality held Youth Day 2017 in Rosemoor on Friday, 16 June, with a march from Rosemoor Community Hall with the Youth doing street dramas along the way and being paint splashed at the entrance of Rosemoor Sport fields, which portrayed the youth running into their bright future.

Outeniqua Primary School Newsletter

We would like to #congratulate the following#students on their outstanding achievements! Read our latest newsletters here.

Conrad Pezula Movies

R55 for a movie and complimentary popcorn. Arrive at 6:30 pm, and enjoy a burger Combo Promotion at R155 – burger, coke, popcorn, and a movie at your leisure.

Jeugdag op Oudtshoorn gevier George Herald

OUDTSHOORN NUUSFLITS – Die Oudtshoorn-munisipaliteit, Oudtshoorn-infanterieskool en verskeie ander rolspelers het Vrydag 26 Junie Jeugdag …

Maimane happy with Oudtshoorn turn-around Algoa FM

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, said he was pleased with the progress in Oudtshoorn. This followed the town’s municipality being placed under … 

     Latest Local Sports News

SWD Eagles set for Historic South showdown

The Bridgeton Sportsground in Oudtshoorn will host a historic SuperSport Rugby Challenge clash between SWD Eagles and DHL WP on Sunday , 25 June 2017..

Saturday 24 June – McDonald’s 2 McDonald’s 10km

Join us on Saturday 24 June for the McDonald’s 2 McDonald’s 10km. Start at McDonalds Garden Route Mall and finish at McDonalds Courtenay Street.

Join the BIG5 Challenge and raise money for the Knysna Relief Fund Media Update

The BIG5 Challenge and Maserati have joined together to offer the Ultimate Multisport Challenge in Knysna from Friday, 7 July to Sunday, 16 July.

Small businesses should benefit from Knysna building boom‚ says MEC Daily dispatch

Western Cape finance MEC Alan Winde wants residents of the Southern Cape to cash in on the coming construction boom following the devastating …

Oosthuizen SA’s best at US Open Sport24

Cape Town – Louis Oosthuizen was South Africa’s best performing golfer at this past week’s 117th US Open at Erin Hills Golf Course in Wisconsin.



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     International News

May vows crackdown after van hits Muslims

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May talks to bystanders at the Finsbury Park Mosque following an attack on pedestrians. (Stefan Rousseau, AFP).

Anti-Mugabe shutdown protesters FINALLY have their charges dropped… it’s taken 11 months

Former president Thabo Mbeki has reportedly said that South Africans must “stay clear” of criticising Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, adding that the veteran leader should only be “shown the door” by his own people.

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Calls Trump’s New Policy a ‘Grotesque Spectacle’

Bruno Rodríguez, Cuba’s foreign minister, at a news conference in Vienna on Monday. Credit Leonhard Foeger/Reuters. Mexico City – Cuba’s foreign minister on Monday delivered a searing rebuke of President Trump’s new policy toward the island nation …

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     National News

Guptas’ citizenship deviation explained

Johannesburg – The naturalisation of the Gupta family was due to take centre stage on Tuesday with the Department of Home Affairs’ appearance before a parliamentary committee to explain themselves.

Daniel Silke: South Africa’s stark choice – patronage or pragmatism

JOHANNESBURG – Politics is playing a huge role in South Africa’s recent economic instability. More so, the battle for control of the ANC is having a destabilising effect on the party and the country.

South Africa: Parliament Urges Youth to Help Fight Violence Against Women

One of the best fitting tributes to young heroes and heroines that sacrificed to help achieve the freedom we have today is to make South Africa safer for women and children.

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     Business News

ANCYL applauds Mkhwebane’s final report on Absa

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said she will be opposing President Jacob Zuma’s State of Capture review. Watch.WATCH. What To Read Next.

SA the only major economy in the world in a technical recession – analyst

JOHANNESBURG – Of the major economies around the world, South Africa appears to have the worst performing economy of recent times.

Meet the technology that made Bitcoin possible

A sign seen outside a business where a Bitcoin ATM is located in Toronto, Canada. We all know about the euro, the dollar, the Turkish lira and the Japanese yen, but how many of us really know about the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin?

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     Sports News

Faf hopes T20GL can halt talent exodus

London – Faf du Plessis is optimistic the creation of a new Twenty20 Global League in South Africa will help prevent the country’s top cricketers leaving in search of greater financial opportunities.

ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups

LONDON – The Champions Trophy could be scrapped in favour of staging the World Twenty20 every two years, according to International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson.

Jaco Kriel set for Bok return

Cape Town – Loose forward Jaco Kriel looks set to be included in the Springboks’ match-day squad for Saturday’s third and final Test against France in Johannesburg.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

World-class climbers aim to touch 300 000 learners…if they conquer whirlwind SA summit-record

CAPE TOWN. – Four world-class climbers – two of whom conquered Everest – have spent 1600 hours of preparation in 2017 for the goal of summiting nine South African peaks in a record time in pursuit of generating public support of R100000 to equip 350 learners with unique software-development and IT-skills.

Almarie du Preez releases first single!

Almarie du Preez, with her soothing voice and unique musical talent, certainly needs no introduction in music or entertainment circles.

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A Celebration of Cape Port-Style Wines

Lanzerac’s Mrs English Chardonnay 2016 pays homage to an industry icon

Part of the brand’s Heritage range, the Lanzerac Mrs English Chardonnay 2016 is a true reflection of the elegance and sophistication of her namesake, Mrs Elizabeth Katherina English.

Madibaz squash players get provincial nod

A number of Madibaz squash players have been included in the Eastern Province teams to take part in the annual Jarvis Kaplan Cup interprovincial tournament in Pretoria next month.  


     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Cartoon – Mining vs Digging a Hole

The “safari of shred” is heading for South Africa

Are you ready to head on the safari of shred, and braai some tyres? Gymkhana GRiD is boosting away from European shores and heading for the sun scorched asphalt of South Africa for its 2017 season ending showdown.

Richard Leeke III following big footsteps in 1 000 Desert Race

When Richard Leeke III rolls down the start ramp of the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1 000 Desert Race, the third round of the South African Cross Country Series, on Friday June 23, he’ll be following in some very large footsteps: his father’s.

10 ways to use drones to improve your business

The rapidly-growing global drone market presents a plethora of opportunities for companies to enhance their operations, or for new businesses to emerge, says Airborne Drones.

Incompatibility in the workplace – those irreconcilable differences

 By Judith Griessel, Griessel Consulting – Couples who get divorced can do so on the basis of ‘irreconcilable differences’ – they know the relationship does not work, but they cannot necessarily specify any one reason.


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