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     Latest Local News

Garden Route Rebuild Initiative finalises strategy, seeks public input on project implementation

The Garden Route Rebuild Initiative (GRRI) has finalised its strategy to ‘Build Back Better’ in the wake of this year’s devastating fires.

Upgrading of Nelson Mandela Boulevard (NMB) in Thembalethu

Construction work on the upgrade to Nelson Mandela Boulevard in Thembalethu commenced on 1 September 2017 with this carriageway forming the principal transportation route from the residential area of Thembalethu to the remainder of the George Central Business District (CBD) and the condition of the existing carriageway is inadequate for the future growth requirements of […]

Mayor honours Waste Water Treatment Plant Staff

Oudtshoorn: During today’s Council Meeting I bestowed honour on the Waste Water Treatment Plant Staff.  They have done an exceptional job in a very short space of time at the Water Works, I was convinced they need to be acknowledged.

Dogs on beaches and public places

Due to numerous misconceptions and complaints regarding dogs we wish to inform all dog owners of some of the most important municipal regulations pertaining to animals when on public roads or streets, open spaces or beach areas.

Fancourt wins IAGTO’S Golf Resort of the year Awards

Fancourt has been honoured Golf Resort of the Year (in the category ‘Rest of The World’) at the prestigious 18th annual International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) Awards held in Cannes, France on 12 December 2017.

George Municipality Community Development celebrates Disability Day

George Municipality held a special celebration for people living with disabilities on 7 December 2017 at the Transport Museum in George, following the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities which is annually celebrated on 3 December.

George Municipal Offices Year End closure

George Municipality would like to inform the public that all of the George Municipal offices will be closed from 27 December until 1 January 2018.

Timeshare Owners and Vacation Club Members In ‘Pole Position’

Location is everything, especially when it comes to uninterrupted sea views and being a stone throw away from direct access to South Africa’s best beaches.

Running Wild – Book launch with author David Bristow

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Rhode Snyman groet KKNK na 25 jaar Oudtshoorn Courant

OUDTSHOORN NUUSFLITS – Rhode Snyman, uitvoerende hoof van Kunste Onbeperk wat jaarliks die KKNK aanbied, het Maandag haar bedanking aan die direksie van Kunste Onbeperk voorgelê. Die aankondiging gister is tydens die algemene jaarvergadering van die maatskappy deur Crispin Sonn …

Icosa uitgesluit uit raadsvergadering Oudtshoorn Courant

KLEIN KAROO NUUSFLITS – Kannaland-munisipaliteit se drie Icosa-raadslede se poging om mosies van wantroue in die raad se topraadslede ter tafel te lê, het hulle buite die raadsaal gelaat, uitgesluit in opdrag van die speaker. Namens die speaker, Aletta Theron, het die raad se woordvoerder, Ian …

Top level Bitou officials suspended Knysna-Plett Herald

This follows a series of political issues in Bitou in recent weeks including a failed motion of no confidence by the ANC in mayor Peter Lobese on December 5, 2017. Read Yolande Stander’s full story in this week’s Knysna-Plett Herald. ‘We bring you the latest Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route news’.

Radio Kalahari Orkes opens jam-packed season Herald live

The original Barnyard theatre in the Crags near Plettenberg Bay has a jam-packed festive season lineup, starting with the highly anticipated Ian Roberts and the Radio Kalahari Orkes on Thursday. Several of these acts will also be appearing in the Bay – keep your eye on The Herald’s What’s On and …


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SWD’s Jean du Plessis selected for South Africa at 2018 ICC U19 World Cup

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday, announced the 15-strong Coca-Cola South Africa under-19s squad to take part in the 12th edition of the ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand from 13 January to 03 February 2018.

Border keeps banking as Central rallies at SA U-19 IPT

EAST LONDON, 12 December 2017 – Defending champions Central Gauteng bounced back and host union Border rules the B-Division roost after the second round of the South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial in Buffalo City.

Day 1: Momentum u/13 Cricket Week results

The results of the first day (Time Cricket format) of the Momentum U/13 National Cricket week that is hosed in Oudtshoorn and George: 

SWD Cricket League results

An exciting second half of the season is expected in the Promotion league competition of SWD Cricket with various clubs in the position to qualify for the semi-finals.

Oudtshoorn to host Cobras vs Warriors

The Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn will be the venue for the WSB Cape Cobras first match in the 2017/18 edition of the Momentum One Day Cup.

Festive Training the Key to Attakwas Extreme Success

As South Africa gears down for the annual summer holidays the country’s mountain bikers ramp up their training ahead of the infamously tough Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen.

George Golf Club Newsletter

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Gear up for TriSports Groeneweide Duo Challenge Into Cycling Newspaper

… 30 December 2017 at the Saasveld campus (which is part of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) just outside George in the beautiful Southern Cape. This individual single-day event gives athletes the opportunity to explore one of South Africa’s most breathtaking areas in not just one, but two …


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Alabama votes in high stakes race for Trump December 12, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones hopes to pull off a major upset victory against Trump-backed Republican Roy Moore, who is accused of sexual misconduct

World Bank to stop financing oil and gas projects from 2019 December 12, 2017

As the world moves to clean energy and renewables, the lender is ‘on track to meets its target of 28% of its lending going to climate action by 2020’

Former UN chiefs lash out at Trump, warning of an ‘accidental’ nuclear war December 12, 2017

Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon describe the world as ‘a mess’, with others saying Europe should step into the role vacated by Trump, at least in the Middle East

 
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     National News

Executive powers: court to rule on capture inquiry December 13, 2017

The court will deliver judgment on whether Zuma has to implement former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s remedial action, as laid down in her State of Capture report

Only 33% of South Africans still have confidence in ANC, survey reveals December 13, 2017

The ANC and Parliament are deeply distrusted by many citizens, but even fewer South African’s have confidence in the main opposition parties, South African Reconciliation Barometer shows

Zuma not drafting regulations for a state of emergency December 12, 2017

The Presidency rubbishes weekend reports that it is drafting regulations that allow the security forces to use as much force as necessary

Ruling on NPA boss upholds the Constitution December 12, 2017

The court decision on Shaun Abrahams, Jacob Zuma and Mxolisi Nzasana isn’t judicial overreach

ANC ‘is in a civil war’, former mayor tells Moerane Commission December 12, 2017

Siyanda Mhlongo suggested that political killings were a direct result of ANC politics, adding that the party was “currently in a civil war”.

 
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     Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE hits a two-month low in cautious trade December 12, 2017

The all share is down to 57,315 points as Steinhoff manages to almost double its sshare price since hitting R6 last week

Sars: Tough economic times undercut tax returns December 12, 2017

Sars says despite tax policy reforms which were meant to increase revenue collection, the expected gains didn’t materialise due to a weak economy.

EXCLUSIVE: Markus Jooste, the blonde polo player and a room with a view December 13, 2017

The disgraced former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste did not only have business secrets. For years, the chattering elites of Stellenbosch and Hermanus have been whispering about the dark side of the ‘family man’ with the golden smile.

No let up in SA’s jobs hemorrhage December 12, 2017

Statistics SA data shows that the economy lost a further 31,000 formal sector jobs during the September quarter, although those lucky enough to have jobs earned more

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     Sports News

Olympic swimmers set sights on Commonwealth Games December 12, 2017

A whole heap of Rio 2016 Olympians will be looking to qualify for the Commonwealth Games at the KwaZulu-Natal Aquatics Premier Championships.

Fury cleared to fight again after ‘nightmare’ December 12, 2017

The British boxer agreed a compromise with UK Anti-Doping over his positive test for a banned steroid.

Blitzboks suffer Chris Dry injury blow December 12, 2017

South Africa’s most experienced player Chris Dry will be out for the remainder of the World Sevens Series campaign after injuring his knee during the Cape Town leg last weekend.

 
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Enjoy a sneak peak of Suidoosterfees 2018 this Friday at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre and get 20% off tickets

The 15th Suidoosterfees (SOF) will take place from 26 April to 1 May at Artscape in Cape Town, and invites guests to an early sneak-preview this December.

Pay rise for domestic workers

Brian Joss – The new domestic worker minimum wage increase will take effect from January 1 until November 30, 2018, and it applies to all domestic employees working in the Cape Town municipalities.

Premium bicycle brand ‘HEAD’ to South Africa

HEAD, market leaders in several premium sporting brands, have brought their highly rated bicycles to South African consumers with the first consignment hitting local shores last week.

DHL announces title partnership of Africa’s largest e-commerce and fintech event

12 December 2017: DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has announced that the company has signed on as title sponsor for the 2018 DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition (Confex), which will be hosted at the new East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Center on the 14th and 15th of March 2018.


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Should I involve my attorney in the mediation process?

The decision to mediate, and when, can be a matter of strategic and fundamental importance in resolving a dispute and should be given full consideration in each situation.

Festive season financial depression is real

The festive season can be a taxing time for many people financially and with it comes an increased risk of depression.

Book Review: 65 Years of Friendship A memoir of my friendship with Nelson Mandela

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