Wednesday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

Online Newspaper for the Garden Route & Klein Karoo



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Raising of Garden Route Dam Wall 70% completed.  Tanja Storm to release her new album.  Kwaggas to take part at ArtsCape. George Municipality sponsors Soup kitchen project.  Thembalethu electrification on course.  Go George goes with industrial theatre.  More housing for Oudtshoorn residents.  Uniondale information sessions’ venue changed.

SWD spinner in the national training squad.  Colin Ackerman shines in England.  The latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

Police break up protests in Hong Kong.  Everybody wants answers to the Epstein ‘suicide’.  More trouble in Italian politics.

Is Ramaphosa finally growing a pair?  Mcebisi Jonas makes a great point.  The Zuma-Hanekom spat draws battle lines within the ANC.  DA questions the NHI Bill.

Trump’s trade wars play havoc with the JSE.  The recovery of Eskom requires a holistic effort. 

The second test between England and Australia starts today.  Rassie’s not being fooled by the All Black’s dip in form.  The Proteas’ management structure is doomed to fail.  Springbok women face one more hurdle.  SA Schools crush Argentina.  Proteas squad for Indian tour announced.

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     Latest Local News

Raising of Garden Route Dam Wall 70% completed

Construction for the raising of the Garden Route Dam spillway commenced on 13 May 2019 and the Contractor is on schedule to complete the works within the 10 months contract period.

Tanja Storm album vrystelling

Ek is Oppad is Tanja Storm se splinternuwe, langverwagte album vrystelling. En hierdie keer sing sy in Afrikaans…

Kwagga Tienertoneel tree by ArtsCape op

Kwagga leerders neem 17 Augustus deel aan Tienertoneel by die ArtsCape in Kaapstad.

George Municipality sponsors Soup kitchen project

George Municipality supplies 145 soup kitchen’s in the municipal area with dry ingredients to provide at least three nutritious meals to hungry children, people on chronic medications and frail elders three times a week which calculates to almost 121 000 mouths being fed monthly.

Electrical expansion towards Thembalethu and eastern business zone on track

Electrical expansion to George’s eastern areas is on track following the recent completion of the second phase of a project that saw the completion of an important overhead line ring network.

GO GEORGE explores industrial theatre

The GO GEORGE communication champions know that their support is appreciated by the passengers, but to get cheering applause for their efforts is not something that happens every day!

Jubilant scenes as Minister Simmers hands over 50 title deeds in Oudtshoorn

13 August 2019: There were jubilant scenes in Oudtshoorn today, when the Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 50 title deeds to residents of the Rose valley III Housing Development Project.

Change of venue for Uniondale information Session

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development calls on all the people of Haarlem and Uniondale to attend information sessions which will be held in their areas.

     Latest Local Sports News

SWD’s Tsepo Ndwandwa in national spin-bowling squad

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the squad plus the coaches and technical staff who will be travelling to India for the spin bowling camp at Bangaluru from August 17 to 23.

Colin Ackerman takes record wicket haul for Leicestershire

A former SWD Schools player, Colin Ackermann, set a new world Twenty20 record last week with seven wickets for 18 runs in the Vitality Blast.

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

Hong Kong riot police clash with protesters at airport August 13, 2019

US President Donald Trump says the situation in Hong Kong is tricky, but he hopes it will work out for everybody

Ranking US Democrat wants answers in Jeffrey Epstein death August 13, 2019

Jerrold Nadler says the sex trafficker’s apparent suicide mars the ‘competence and rigour’ of the  US criminal justice system

Senators called back from holiday as Italian crisis deepens August 13, 2019

Party chiefs fail to agree on a date to hold confidence vote in government after Matteo Salvini sparked fresh crisis.

     National News

Axing of eThekwini mayor shows Ramaphosa is upping grip, analysts say August 13, 2019

ANC redeploys all party members serving in the executive committees of two municipalities

Jonas: There’d be no state capture if ANC wasn’t captured August 13, 2019

Mcebisi Jonas was speaking at the launch of his book ‘After Dawn: Hope After State Capture’ on Tuesday evening.

Zuma supporters to rally behind him in Hanekom R500k defamation case August 13, 2019

Jacob Zuma’s supporters are planning to support him in the R500 000 defamation case that Derek Hanekom has launched against him over a tweet inferring that he was a spy.

DA questions constitutionality of NHI Bill August 13, 2019

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has announced he has written to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to urgently request that she instructs the parliamentary legal services to obtain a legal opinion on the bill before it appears before the portfolio committee on health.

     Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE lower as gold miners have their worst day in four years August 13, 2019

Gold miners slump 9% as global sentiment improves a little on the news that the US will delay the imposition of some tariffs on China

Safe-haven gold hits a six-year high on geopolitical tensions August 13, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong, the protracted US-China trade war and the rout of Argentina’s peso has spooked investors

Only a national concerted effort can rescue Eskom and the economy August 13, 2019

Business, in particular coal-mining companies, must participate in ending the power utility’s crisis, and not just be armchair commentators

     Sports News

Root expects England revival as Paine looks forward to ‘special’ Lord’s August 13, 2019

England captain Joe Root is adamant his side will “come back strong” as they look to draw level in the Ashes.

An All Black dip? Rassie’s not buying it . . . August 13, 2019

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is not buying the theory that the All Blacks won’t go into the World Cup as favourites in a month’s time.

Is new Proteas boss Enoch Nkwe being set up to fail? August 13, 2019

Enoch Nkwe’s appointment is an historic one, but the overwhelming feeling I get is one of him being thrown to the wolves, writes Ashfak Mohamed.

Springbok Women one win away from reaching World Cup August 13, 2019

Coach Stanley Raubenheimer was a happy man after the win, but admitted that there were work-ons for his side going into their final match.

SA Schools rugby team crush Argentina August 13, 2019

The South African Schools rugby team recorded their second win of the SA Rugby Under-18 International Series.

Nortje, Seconds, Muthusamy named in Proteas Test squad August 13, 2019

There were also three newcomers in the squad for the three-match T20 International series in batsman Temba Bavuma and spin bowling all-rounder Bjorn Fortuin as well as Anrich Nortje.

     Press Releases

Heritage Day braai feast at Grande Provence

Enjoy a truly South African braai inspired harvest table for a laid-back Heritage Day at Grande Provence, the picture-perfect wine…

Apprentesses SA announces Jaenette Jacobs as the winner of the VIA reality show, Ster-Status!

The winner of the very first series of VIA (channel 147) and Apprentesses SA’s reality program, STER-STATUS, was announced during…

Why your budget is not working

Despite South Africa being one of the leading economic powerhouses in Africa, 2019 has seen a downturn in economic growth…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Your personal financial stock take

An important step to take, at every stage of life. Insurance is big business and there are financial products that…

Fifth edition of International Spirit of Amarok starts this week

Brian Joss – Volkswagen’s International Spirit of Amarok competition celebrates a special milestone, with the start of the fifth edition…

Passengers behavior increase likelihood of a crash, study shows

Brian Joss – The dangers of distracted driving awareness campaigns often focus on the use of mobile phones while behind…

Smart money advice for work-from-home moms

The flexible nature of working from home has become increasingly appealing for many mothers who are constantly trying to juggle…


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