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     Latest Local News

SANParks meets dog owners half way

SANParks is meeting dog owners half way concerning walking dogs in the Garden Route National Park. New areas for walking dogs on the beach in the Wilderness Park area (which includes Sedgefield) were rezoned after considering input from extensive research and surveys done.

Passing of a Municipal Employee

Mr Trevor Botha, Municipal Manager of George Municipality said the news of the tragic loss of Dino Paulse (23), one of George Municipality’s interns at Library Services and the son of an esteemed colleague, came as such a shock.

Go George takes accessibility seriously

The GO GEORGE bus service was designed to offer maximum accessibility to people with any category of special need.

New Councillors inaugurated

Following recent by- elections in George and Uniondale, two new Councillors were inaugurated at a Special Council sitting today, 28 February 2017.

Sponsorship Provincial Conference on Sport

The Executive Mayor of George, Ald Naik yesterday handed a sponsorship cheque to Professor Johnson, Campus Principal for NMMU.

Back to Basics approach for Traffic and Law enforcement

The Knysna Traffic Department held a strategic and training session with the traffic and law enforcement officers of Knysna on Friday 17 February 2017.

Cutting of grass in Rykmanshoogte; Fraaisig; Industrial Area, Knysna SA-Tenders

Cutting of grass in Rykmanshoogte; Fraaisig; Industrial Area, Knysna Tender number: C194/2016/17 Closing date and time: Friday, 03 March 2017 at …

Children run away from shelter Knysna-Plett Herald

KNYSNA NEWS FLASH – Four minors under the supervision of Dorothy Broster Children’s Home in Khayalethu outside Knysna allegedly ran away …

     Latest Local Sports News

Lamprecht edges into African Amateur Championship lead

Lali Stander – MALELANE, 28 February 2017 – Just four days after his record-setting victory in the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship, Christo Lamprecht constructed a flawless six-under-par 66 at Leopard Creek Golf Estate to sweep into the first round lead in the prestigious African Amateur Championship in Mpumalanga on Tuesday.

Provincial rugby gets super-sized SuperSport makeover

Sunday rugby, triple-headers, regional championships and a new competition name on the rugby calendar are all part of a major makeover for the opening provincial competition of the South African season.

Sedgars SWD Cricket League results

A gutsy performance under huge pressure secured Pirates United their first place in a Premier League final when they defeated Western Hope by 1 wicket on Saturday at Loerie Park.

SWD ready for Namibia

The South Western Districts Cricket team will be hoping improve their results in the Sunfoil Cup Cricket South Africa Provincial competition when they take on Namibia in Oudtshoorn this weekend.

Ramblers clinch Reserve League title

Ramblers ‘B’ on Saturday clinched the Sedgars SWD Cricket reserve league title when they defeated Union Stars by 10 runs in the final that was contested at the REC Ground in Oudtshoorn.

Rhodes the hero as Union Stars retain title

Harlolene Rhodes, with an outstanding all-round performance with bat and ball, was the hero for Union Stars as they retained the SWD Women’s title on Sunday when they defeated Western Hope by 172 runs.


All sport clubs in the Greater Mossel Bay Area are hereby invited to register on the Sport Clubs Database at the Municipality’s Youth Office in Sampson Street, Extension 23.  For more information, please contact the Youth Office at 044 6065224 or email

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     International News

Trump uses speech guest list to send a message on immigration enforcement

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will feature family members of Americans killed by illegal immigrants during his speech Tuesday to a joint session of Congress, seeking to make an emotional appeal to build support for stronger border control …

Tutu, SAHRC urged to intervene to stop attacks on Nigerians

The Human Rights Commission says communities should refrain from taking the law into their own hands to become criminals themselves.

Trump: Obama behind leaks, Republican demonstrations

Trump was asked in an interview on Fox News whether he believed Obama was responsible for the town hall protests against Republicans this month.

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     National News

Sassa asks ConCourt for direction over CPS contract

Johannesburg – Following a day of grilling over its fruitless and wasteful expenditure and the status of its contract with CPS, Sassa has lodged papers requesting direction from the Constitutional Court on Tuesday.

EFF expropriation motion premature – ANC

Cape Town – The ANC does not agree with any form of land expropriation without compensation in the country, the party’s chief whip’s spokesperson said.

Ramaphosa to face questions in Parliament

Cape Town – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday be grilled on the national minimum wage, state-owned South African Airways and the deployment of extra security personnel in Parliament during the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

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     Business News

Zuma at last signs Fica bill into law

Parliament yesterday approved an anti-money-laundering bill that will increase scrutiny of the bank accounts of “politically exposed people” three months after President Jacob Zuma sent it back to MPs for reconsideration because of concerns about its …

SA’s stuck in ‘redistribution mode’ – top strategy advisor

We’re stuck. At least until the ANC’s electoral conference in December when a light may appear at the end of the tunnel. That’s because sweeping policy reforms are impossible before then.

JSE works on market for micro businesses

The JSE planned to launch a sub-AltX retail market to help small entrepreneurs, such as spaza shops, raise capital and to attract more retail investors, said CEO Nicky Newton-King.

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 03/01/2017 – Waiting for a Breakout

Bitcoin price continues to tread sideways in tight consolidation inside a symmetrical triangle formation. A breakout could take place soon.

Oil eases for second day on rising US output, gasoline prices

US crude lost more ground on Wednesday on rising US.oil output, although OPEC production cuts continued to offer support. A decline in US gasoline futures on Tuesday also pressured broader oil markets.

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     Sports News

De Villiers inspired by McCullum’s leadership

AB de Villiers believes he has developed the captaincy foresight that made Brendon McCullum a great leader for New Zealand. With his team one win away from clinching the five-match ODI series against the Black Caps, de Villiers says it is his captaincy …

Commonwealth Games: Not looking good for Durban

As Commonwealth Games bosses prepare to receive a recommendation on whether or not Durban will host the 2022 event, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has admitted that it “doesn’t look good”.

Raikkonen fastest as Hamilton battles physical toll

Finnish Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Scuderia Ferrari in action during the Formula One pre-season test sessions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmelo, near Barcelona, northern Spain, 28 February 2017.

Jobodwana and Gelant liven ASA speed series

National record holders Anaso Jobodwana and Elroy Gelant were the star performers in Durban on Tuesday evening, battling strong winds to take comfortable victories at the first of four legs in the ASA Speed Series.

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     Press Releases                                                                 

Symposia to foreground need for compassion in difficult times

As the world enters a new era marked by divisive politics and demagoguery, local practitioners of mindfulness are calling for a renewal of compassion and kindness to navigate this new terrain.

Golf day bonanza for beneficiaries

Players in the SPAR Charity Golf Day survived breezy conditions at Humewood in Port Elizabeth to dig deep into their pockets as the 22nd edition of the event resulted in a bonanza for the beneficiaries.

Franschhoek’s finest to cook up a storm with Montréal’s finest

Regarded as one of South Africa’s celebrated chefs, Neil Jewell of Bread & Wine, situated in Franschhoek, will soon be showcasing his world-class talents at the Montréal En Lumière Festival in Canada.

The Groote Post Country Market is on Sunday 26 February

Did you know that Groote Post is a finalist for a KLINK AWARD for their Country Markets under the Events & Festivals category?


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Rare muscle cars on show at this years Concours South Africa

The owner of the “The Judge” is thinking about defending its title at Concours South Africa to be held from August 3-6 at Sun City.

“infallible attitude” on the highways puts other drivers in danger

Driving on a highway, even in the best weather, is a daunting undertaking, especially for novice drivers.

Motor dealers must adapt or die in environment of radical change, futurist tells conference

“Disruptive forces are shaping all aspects of the world today; how should we respond?”

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