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     Latest Local News

Greater Oudtshoorn awarded the best Upgraded Informal Settlements Programme

Oudtshoorn, 14 August 2017 – The Oudtshoorn Municipal Human Settlements Department has been granted the Best Upgraded Informal Settlements Programme (UISP) award in the Western Cape 2017 Govern Mbeki Awards held at the Lord Charles Hotel on Friday evening, 11 August 2017.

Lots planned for Tourism Month in September

George Tourism will be celebrating Tourism Month in September with a range of activities, competitions, festivals and events taking place throughout the month.

Partnership between Thembalethu Library and Centre for the Blind

The partnership between Thembalethu Library and Ilitha Centre for the Blind will not only provide an inclusive service that caters for the needs of all communities but it will also open the door to knowledge and information for the visually impaired people of the surrounding areas.

George Burgemeester gee George Landbou Skou ‘n hupstoot

George Burgemeester, Rdsh. Melvin Naik, het gister ‘n tjek ter waarde van R150 000 aan die President van die George Landbou Skou, mnr. Gert Pretorius oorhandig.

Business guide to Section 2C water restrictions

The George municipality this week appealed to all local businesses to make every effort to save water in all aspects of business processes.

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE – Glenberrie Maintenance Notice

Woodifields Music on the Map experience with Cape Town Band BrotherBrother

George – Just like spring, the Woodifields Music on the Map music experience is around the corner.

Distilleries a first at Thousand Sensations Craft Beer, Spirits & Food Festival

WILDERNESS – One of the Garden Route’s most notable events, the Thousand Sensations Craft Beer, Spirits & Food Festival, returns to Wilderness on 15 & 16 September.

Luigi April Enkel Snit Vrystelling

Die alom bekende Afrikaanse Gospel Rapper Luigi April stel sy nuwe snit (My God, My Roem) bekend in Dysselsdorp Suid-Kaap.

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Diesel spill in Meiringspoort Oudtshoorn Courant

The Oudtshoorn Municipality disaster management unit will be contacting farmers downstream of the spill to warn them in terms of the use of possible …

Traumatic separation for owner and donkey-child after years of being together News24

Knysna – The special bond between Judith Hopley, 76, and her beloved 38-year-old donkey Genevieve, has come a long way. “I grew up on a farm in …

Wet, cold days ahead for Garden Route Knysna-Plett Herald

According to Weather SA, Garden Route residents can expect rainfall over the next few days. GARDEN ROUTE NEWS – Residents of the Garden …

Plettenberg Bay’s water situation has improved Knysna-Plett Herald

PLETTENBERG BAY NEWSFLASH – Thanks to some rainfall over the past few weeks, Plettenberg Bay’swater situation has improved ever so slightly.

     Latest Local Sports News

Vintage and classic cars on Heritage Tour

George – Preparation for the sixth Liquorland Heritage Tour is well underway.

The SWD Cricket Academy Intake for 2017/18

SWD Cricket celebrates Women’s Day

South Western Districts Cricket, on August 9th, 2017, celebrated Women’s Day with a women’s cricket day that was hosted at the Recreation  Ground in Oudtshoorn.

SWD Cricket fixtures for 2017/8 announced

INVESTEC GOLF DAY: 2017 invitation

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     International News

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe after assault charge furore August 15, 2017

‘We don’t know where this issue of assault charges is coming from,” says a top government official

Short-tempered and thick-skinned Grace Mugabe campaigns hard August 15, 2017

Analysts suggest Grace Mugabe may not want the top job herself but is positioning her family to try ensure protection and support in the years after Robert Mugabe dies

Political feud erupts between Australia and New Zealand August 15, 2017

A political feud has erupted between New Zealand and Australia over the apparent dual citizenship of Australia’s deputy prime minister.

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     National News

Busisiwe Mkhwebane faces Absa test after Bank judgment August 16, 2017

Mkhwebane’s Bankorp findings could lack credibility

‘Cyril would not beat up a woman’ August 16, 2017

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ex-wife Hope Ramaphosa has denied that he ever laid a hand on her during their relationship.

MPs demand Muthambi foots bill for meeting after no-show August 16, 2017

The Public Service and Administration Portfolio Committee has agreed to issue a summons to force Muthambi to answer questions in Parliament.

Marikana massacre to be commemorated at hillside where massacre occurred August 16, 2017

The deaths of 34 miners during the Marikana massacre in 2012 will be commemorated by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at the hillside where the massacre occurred.

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     Business News

IMF forecasts China GDP can yet double August 15, 2017

Beijing is told to speed up structural reforms amid ballooning debt and a debt load likely to hit 290% of GDP

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes weaker as miners retreat to stronger dollar August 15, 2017

Trading was risk-off for most of the day as the dollar strengthened; Grindrod leaps 9.22% on a positive trading update

Petrol price set to jump more than 60c a litre in September August 15, 2017

This is because the rand has weakened an average of 20c against the dollar since the start of August‚ the AA says, while international fuel product prices remain higher

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     Sports News

Liverpool off to winning Euro start at Hoffenheim August 15, 2017

Liverpool took a significant step towards the Champions League group stages as James Milner helped seal at win at Hoffenheim in their play-off, first-leg.

Spotlight on Elton’s back-up August 15, 2017

Franco Smith was playing his cards close to his chest when he was asked who would be Bok first choice if flyhalf Elton Jantjies was to be injured during the Rugby Championship.

Cornal Hendricks, Kurt Coleman in Kings PRO14 squad August 15, 2017

The likes of Cornal Hendricks, Kurt Coleman and S’bura Sithole will get a fresh chance to play international rugby at the Southern Kings.

Sharapova receives US Open wildcard August 15, 2017

Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard on Tuesday into the US Open.

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Bartender’s selected to compete in Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2018: South African National

On the 29th August 2017, seven of South Africa’s finest bartenders will demonstrate their inventiveness and skill as they present their creations, using world-famous Angostura aromatic bitters, Angostura orange bitters, Angostura Rums and Amaro di Angostura in a Cocktail Competition like no other.

Goosen on top of her game in dream job

As she lives out her dream job, Madibaz Sport manager Melinda Goosen will be aiming to impart her knowledge to the University Sport South Africa squad when she attends the World Student Games this week.

Skaapvleis vir onbyt, middagete, aandete en nagereg by Hantam Vleisfees

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     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Mazda’s new Akera DE CX-5 is the pick of the bunch

If Mazda gave me the keys to the 2017 Akera DE CX-5 2.2 Auto, the flagship with all-wheel drive (AWD) for a long-distance trip I would grab them with both hands and head for the Garden Route, one of my favourite destinations via Route 62, just to see how it behaved on the sharp bends […]

Young Guns Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne aim to continue their record-breaking spree at Electrothread Rally

The ATS Motorsport Young Guns, Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne, intend to continue where they left off a month ago when the fifth round of the South African National Rally Championship gets underway in Bronkhorstspruit on August 18.

Botterill and Vacy-Lyle under pressure going into Bronkhorstspruit Rally

Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle find themselves on the back foot going into this weekend’s HMC Electrothread Rally in Bronkhorstspruit.

Pros and Cons of a joint home loan

15 August 2017: At some stage in life everyone aspires to have a home of their own, but circumstances such as not earning enough income to qualify for a bond can often come in the way.

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