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     Latest Local News

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.

#VisitKnysna as #KnysnaRises

On Thursday Knysna Tourism launched the #KnysnaRises logo which shows the Knysna loerie/ turaco rising like a phoenix from the “flames” and was inspired by the message that Knysna is rising, it is not destroyed, as many people believe, but is open for business and welcoming visitors.

GO GEORGE humbled and grateful to have been of service

Life after the fire will never be the same for GO GEORGE In the aftermath of the devastating fires raging through the Garden Route, life for many will never be the same.

Inwoners kan help om George se waterbronne te beskerm

“Elke druppel tel, en elkeen kan ‘n verskil maak,” het George Munisipale Bestuurder Trevor Botha gesê in verband met die munisipaliteit se pogings om die stad se waterbronne te beskerm en die woord te versprei.

Planned Power Outage 26 June 2017

Please note that this will impact on Blue Mountain Village, Eden Meander Centre, Builders Warehouse, CTM, and car sales places in that area.

Notice of interruption of electricity in portion of Hansmoeskraal on Wednesday

Chris Chameleon by The Barn@ReedValley – Vrydag, 30 Junie

Chris Chameleon het ses jaar laas ’n volkome, selfgeskrewe Afrikaanse album vrygestel.

ShowMe Knysna: Knysna Fire June 2017

The past two weeks have left the Garden route in a state of calamity – 26 Fires reportedly broke out across the region on the 7th of June 2017, raging through our forests and towns.

Chenin Blanc – when too much of a good thing is a bad thing

Cost of W Cape fires exceeds R150 million: Authorities South African Broadcasting Corporation

This has emerged from a briefing on the status of the fires that devastated Knysna and other Garden Route areas last week, and clean-up operations …

Knysna fire led to largest deployment of firefighting resources in SA history – authorities News24

Cape Town – The recent Knysna fires led to the largest deployment of firefighting resources and personnel in a single incident in South Africa’s history, …

Knysna fires flare up, fire chief says no threat to properties Eyewitness News

They wrought havoc as they engulfed and gutted hundreds of homes, leaving thousands displaced and claiming the lives of seven people. Knysna fire …

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu visits Knysna to assess damage, 22 Jun South African Government

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, MP and Provincial MECs of Human Settlements will on Thursday, 22 June 2017 visit Knysna to … 

     Latest Local Sports News

GolfRSA quintet in good shape at The Amateur

KENT, England (20 June 2017) – Southern Cape’s Jovan Rebula and fellow GolfRSA National Squad members Albert Venter, Garrick Higgo, Luca Filippi and Kyle McClatchie are in good shape after the first round of the Amateur Championship stroke play qualifier in England.

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.

SWD Cricket coach development courses 2017

Following the revision of the level 1 and 2 Cricket Coaching Courses offered by Cricket South Africa through its various affiliates, SWD Cricket is pleased to announce the dates for its various coach development activities and programs for the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

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     International News

Conservative cardinals step up pope challenge

Rome – Four conservative cardinals who have publicly challenged Pope Francis over his reforms of Catholic Church teaching have published a letter escalating the row.

Islamic State in Mosul ‘encircled by Iraq army’

An Iraqi soldier gives water to a dehydrated child rescued during the ongoing fighting near the Old City in Mosul, Iraq, last week.

State Department: US ‘mystified’ by continued embargo of Qatar

(CNN) The United States is “mystified” over the continued blockade of Qatar by its Gulf neighbors, a top State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday, calling once again for a de-escalation of the diplomatic crisis.

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     National News

Ramaphosa sees ‘new ANC’ emerging from national conference

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there will be a renewal of the ANC after the party’s consultative conference in December.

Zwane: Gupta email leaks an attack on ‘committed’ ministers

The Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has called on South Africans to respect each other and stop labelling people based on allegations.

Knysna experience will stay with them forever

They would go back in a minute as it was the most humbling and, at the same time, exciting experience of their lives. These are the sentiments of Industries East-based Interwaste’s four intrepid employees who flew to Knysna, last Saturday morning, to …

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     Business News

Public Protector sparks the Battle of the Bank

South Africa is bracing for the Battle of the Bank as uncertainty over the Reserve Bank’s future threatens the country’s economy.

China shares get long-sought MSCI index listing

US stock index provider MSCI has agreed to include China’s mainland domestic shares in its emerging markets index for the first time.

Barclays charged fraud in Britain

BARCLAYS and four former top executives have been criminally charged over undisclosed payments to Qatari investors during a £12billion (197bn) emergency fund raising in 2008.

ANC meet Chamber of Mines over mining charter

Chamber of Mines office bearers yesterday met an ANC delegation led by secretary-general Gwede Mantashe on how the Broad-based Black Socio-economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry would affect the …

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     Sports News

Merc and Ferrari battle in Baku

IN 2016, Azerbaijan became the newest addition to the Formula 1 calendar as it hosted the country’s first-ever street race in the capital city of Baku.

De Villiers looks to put behind ghosts of Champions Trophy exit

It hasn’t been a pleasant time in the UK for South Africa, but the end of it is a long way to go. For AB de Villiers, who has had it particularly tough, it’s just three more matches before he leaves home to see the arrival of his second child.

Bok wing heads to France

Cape Town – Springbok wing JP Pietersen will leave English club Leicester Tigers to join Toulon in France. Pietersen, who turns 31 in July, joined Leicester last year and made 14 starts and one appearance from the bench in the 2016/17 campaign, scoring …

Improving squad gives Lions selectors plenty to ponder

Decision day has arrived for the British and Irish Lions with coaches locked away in what many had considered to be a predictable selection meeting for the first test against the All Blacks on Saturday.

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Poetry in McGregor weekend 25 to 27 August 2017

Come and witness captivating poetry in the artists’ haven that is McGregor.

Jason’s Hill Shiraz 2013

Winter is here and what better way to brave the icy weather than with a glass of red wine next to a cosy fireplace, or at the dinner table enjoying a hearty meal.

Director of leisure lifestyle brand, Blu Blood, announced as team owner in T20 Global League

Pretoria (20 June 2017) – After an exciting build-up, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Monday afternoon, the successful eight T20 Global League team owners.

Unlock the fun with Checkers Little Shop 2 app

Checkers has ramped up the fun with the second installment of its wildly popular collection of Little Shop mini products thanks to a specially developed augmented reality app which enables users to unlock funny filters for each of the 30 participating brands.


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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Pressure of unemployment on youth may tempt fraud

With unemployment at its highest level, the youth are anxious, agitated and searching for creative ways to earn a living.

Cartoon – BULLSEYE!

The Reckless Lending and Borrowing Cycle – Time to Face Reality

Many South African consumers are unaware of the true state of their debt, and sooner or later the dire consequences will catch up with them.

Ford Woolridge team ready for 1 000km desert race marathon

The Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Puma Lubricants team has one objective in mind for the upcoming Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, and that’s to score maximum points to build on its current lead of the Class T championship.

Pressure and opportunities for Toyota team in “The Desert”

For fans of cross country racing, the last weekend in June means only one thing: The Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, or The Desert for short.

Why businesses need PoPI consultants now more than ever

20 June 2017: The deadline for South African companies to attain compliance with the regulations laid out in the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI), is fast approaching.



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