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     My View

Chemair’s flight in doubt again.  Is the DA headed for another own-goal re: the Mark Willemse issue?

SWD lose to the Sharks on Day 2 of the Craven Week.  Martin Vorster comes close in Bryanston.  Exhibition for disabled sports in George.

Trump’s meeting with Putin was easier than his meeting with May – no wonder, the British PM has a lot on her mind these days.  All the boys plus their coach rescued from the Thai cave, but let’s not forget the Navy Seal who lost his life in the rescue.  Trump makes a great pick and still the Dems lose their minds.

The SCoA overturns the High Court decision to strike Jiba and Mrwebi form the roll – how much more incompetent/corrupt does one have to be?  The ANC builds something – they have photos of the ribbon-cutting ceremony to prove it.  An apology from Susan Shabangu!

I hope Woolworths isn’t planning to feed the hungry with frozen rice.  Who in the their right mind will invest in SAA?

Ronaldo’s move to Juve confirmed.  France down Belgium to reach the finals.  Now it’s England vs Croatia.  Kevin Anderson takes on Roger Federer today – probably the best chance of beating him he’ll ever get.  Newlands sacrificed for the administration’s ineptitude?

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     Latest Local News

The 35th edition of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival a great success

A successful 35th edition of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival wrapped up on Sunday, with a diverse range of…

Plett flights in the balance

Concerns have been raised about flight cancellations on CemAir’s flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape.…

Overview of the roll-out of the CATHSSETA accredited customer services training in the 2018-19 Financial year

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism will be continuing with the CATHSSETA Customer Services Training Programme Level 4 on…

Power outage – Thembalethu West

The area affected is a portion of Nelson Mandela Boulevard, Mbewu and 14 Street in Thembalethu.

Power outage – Thembalethu

Area affected from 19th Street, down Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Thembalethu Primary School.

Sally Partridge “Mine” – Knysna Literary Liaison 2018

Beyond volume: What SA wine really needs is scalable brands

It’s interesting to note that the Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2017, a wine reported to be made in volumes of up to 170 000 litres per year, was among the top performers, scoring 92 on the 100-point quality scale, in a recent World of Fine Wine tasting of Chenin Blanc reported on by our correspondent Tim James here.

Mark Willemse clings to Knysna mayor post Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN – Knysna Mayor Mark Willemse is digging in his heels, saying he won’t resign despite his disciplinary hearing being postponed.

Open DA Knysna hearings demanded for mayor, councillor Independent Online

The Knysna Ratepayers Association (RKA) has demanded the DA’s disciplinary hearing against mayor Mark Willemse and councillor Peter Myers be …

     Latest Local Sports News

U18 Coca-Cola Youth Weeks keep Paarl fans gripped

The U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week kept the passionate Paarl crowd gripped in another entertaining day’s action…

Burke beats Vorster for glory at Bryanston

10 July 2018 – Christiaan Burke came out tops in the final Nomads National Order of Merit event when he…

People living with disabilities invited to exhibition of sport

The George Municipality in conjunction with the University of Stellenbosch’s disabled sport section (Maties Parasport) is inviting the people in…



     International News

Trump’s meeting with Putin easier than that with May, due to the UK’s ‘turmoil’ July 10, 2018

Donald Trump’s visit to the UK has been pared back to avoid the capital, even though he considers Boris Johnson a friend

All 12 boys and coach are safely out of the flooded Thai cave July 10, 2018

The remaining five boys emerged in groups during Tuesday, guided out by international divers and the Navy Seals

Trump picks Kavanaugh for court, setting up fight with Dems July 10, 2018

US President Donald Trump has chosen Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court.

     National News

Court blow to Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to sort out NPA

Supreme Court of Appeal overturns the ruling that struck senior officials off the roll of advocates

ANC mocked for ribbon-cutting ceremony for an outside toilet

Since the image went viral last week, critics have said the party should have realised how awkward it looks.

Shabangu apologises to social grant recipients July 10, 2018

Social Development Minister, Susan Shabangu, has conceded that her department’s failure to adequately prepare for the payment of social grants resulted in unnecessary delays.

     Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE ends day lower as Naspers weakens on Tencent July 10, 2018

Financial markets are in an uneasy equilibrium, analysts say, as strong US growth leads the global expansion and powers corporate earnings

Woolworths recalls frozen rice over Listeria concerns July 10, 2018

Woolworths is in the process of recalling its frozen savoury rice mix product, the company said on Tuesday.

SAA starts urgent hunt for equity partner

SAA group CEO Vuyani Jarana’s undertaking comes in response to trade union Solidarity’s application in May to place SAA in business rescue

     Sports News

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo transfers to Juventus July 10, 2018

The multiple Ballon d’Or winner will be transferring to Italy’s Juventus after playing for Real Madrid since 2009

Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final July 10, 2018

France beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to book a place in the World Cup final against either England or Croatia, thanks to a headed goal from defender Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute.

England have potential for much more, says Southgate July 10, 2018

England manager Gareth Southgate believes his team are “nowhere near” the level they will be capable of reaching in the future, he said on Tuesday ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

Kevin Anderson to meet Federer in the Wimbledon quarters July 10, 2018

Anderson is the first South African man in 24 years to reach the famous tennis championship’s quarterfinals

‘Newlands history wiped away without a thought’

Former Bok coach Jake White says South African rugby needs to show a greater appreciation for traditional values.

     Press Releases

The right bank account can help you find the money to be a saver

By Vanesha Palani: ‎Executive: Transactional Products (Retail) – Nedbank Group – South Africans are not known for their savings habits. In…

The Benefits of Bitters and More…

The concept of Bitters goes back hundreds of years. Its first recorded use was by monks in 1500AD with the…

Madibaz impress in USSA squash final

The Madibaz squash team produced one of their best performances at the University Sport South Africa tournament to claim the…

Solution to rising number of homeless – and deep social exclusion in the cities

People in the major cities in South Africa are daily confronted by an increasing number of people living on the…


     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Toyota Supra to make its debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Brian Joss – Sports car fans will get a taste of the performance potential of the all-new Toyota Supra when…

Engen Polo Cup title chase moves to Port Elizabeth

Brian Joss – The Engen Polo Cup championship brigade will visit the Aldo Scribante Raceway near Port Elizabeth at the…

Alfa’s heritage on show at iconic festival

Brian Joss – The English county of West Sussex will host the “Goodwood Festival of Speed” from July 12 to July…

SAA myths being peddled to delay the inevitable closure

Three myths are taking hold in the media and among other commentators as to why SAA cannot be closed down.…

SA SMEs to stay competitive with AI

10 July 2018: 80% of South African small and medium enterprise (SME) owners surveyed in the first quarter 2018 Business…


Until next time...