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     Latest Local News

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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     International News

Russian scientist contradicts Moscow on nerve agent used in UK March 20, 2018

Leonid Rink says he worked on a state-backed programme to develop Novichok — but says if Moscow were behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, he’d be dead

France’s Sarközy in custody over suspected Libyan political financing March 20, 2018

The former French president Nicolas Sarközy denies the charges, saying they emanate from vindictive Libyan regime leaders

No Longer a Secret: How Israel Destroyed Syria’s Nuclear Reactor

It was one of the Israeli army’s most successful operations, but was censored for over a decade. Now, a Haaretz investigation goes behind the scenes of the 2007 strike on ‘The Cube,’ shortly before it became an active nuclear reactor:

Uber Victim Stepped Suddenly In Front Of Self-Driving Car

ARIZONA:  Police say a video from the Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a woman Sunday shows her moving in front of it suddenly, a factor that investigators are likely to focus on as they assess the performance of the technology in the first pedestrian fatalityinvolving an autonomous vehicle.

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     National News

ANC, EFF determined to loot Nelson Mandela Bay? Maimane March 20, 2018

‘What is happening here in Nelson Mandela Bay can only be compared to witchcraft’, says DA leader Mmusi Maimane

New SABC board warned not to go down same path as former structure

Cape Town – The SABC board has been warned not to follow the same route as the previous board when it appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Communications on Tuesday.

Mabuza grilled on land, Manana assault, political killings in first Parly Q&A

CAPE TOWN – Deputy President David Mabuza faced-off with Members of Parliament (MPs) for the first time in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

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     Business News

Inflation rate at a 3 year low

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s inflation rate in February increased 4 percent, easing from a 4.4 percent rise in the prior month. February’s print was the lowest inflation level since the March of 2015.

Parly shares plans for public participation on land expropriation

CAPE TOWN – Parliament’s constitutional review committee has begun to map out its programme for South Africans to have their say on whether the Constitution should be amended to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

MARKET WRAP: JSE firms in line with world markets, as retailers cheer inflation data March 20, 2018

General retailers gain 3.65%‚ banks 0.76% and industrials 0.74%; the property index falls 1.85%

SA’s deficit widens more than expected March 20, 2018

The country recorded a trade surplus for the fifth consecutive quarter, but it was too small to offset the shortfall on its services, income and current transfer account

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     Sports News

Rabada return a big ‘lift’ for Proteas – Gibson

Cape Town – Proteas head coach Ottis Gibson says the return of pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is a big ‘lift’ for the squad ahead of the third Test match against Australia starting at Newlands on Thursday.

Tough pool for Blitzboks in Hong Kong March 20, 2018

The Blitzboks have been drawn in Pool C alongside England, Scotland and South Korea for next month’s Hong Kong Sevens.

SAFA postpones presidential elections March 20, 2018

The South African Football Association and the National Executive Committee have agreed to postpone the presidential elections.

Meyer appointed Stade Francais coach March 20, 2018

Top 14 strugglers Stade Francais have announced the appointment of former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer as their sports director from next season.

NWU secure home semi-final as Madibaz remain winless March 20, 2018

NWU secured a home semi-final as they ran out 35-31 winners over top four rivals Wits.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

Ruby Rouge puts her talent into perspective with debut single

Ruby Rouge is one of those artists who makes an impression when you hear her performing for the first time. There…

Winelands Encounter offers package for all

A memorable experience at a good price is what ASG Events has set out to achieve as they look forward…

Jong Sterre by vanjaar se Suidoosterfees!

Suidoosterfees spog vanjaar met ’n reeks produksies wat deur die sterre van die toekoms op die planke gebring word. Die…

PETCO and partners relieve pressure on Western Cape Recycling capacity

Demand for plastic bottles is at an all-time high in the Western Cape region. Because of this the local recycling…


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

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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