Tuesday Morning Edition

 Good morning all,


MY VIEW

Leon Schuster’s latest offering hits the screens on 23 November.  George Municipality takes a stand on drugs.  Emo Adams to perform at the Lights Festival.  De Krans brings its apricot picking season forward by a week.  Shareholders scupper the sale of Tsogo’s hotels and casinos.

California is still burning.  China backs off on the lifting of the ban.  Germany offers to assist as Brexit runs out of steam in Britain.  Without nuclear, the Young ‘un doesn’t seem to have much.  The US is determined to hold the Saudia accountable for Kashoggi’s death.

The latest in the ANC’s war with itself.  The one lot go after Ramaphosa and Gordahn and the other lot go after Zuma and his cronies – who needs an opposition party?  Seems the recruiting of our teachers is real after all.  I hope this is a wake-up call for the Education Department – we cannot afford to lose 6000 teachers – and they’ll be the best ones as well.  The RAF to get a permanent board – oh hell – another bottomless pit?

You can’t argue logically with the supporters of the ‘take from the rich and give to the poor’ mentality – they have to first eat rats before they will listen.  Hogan spills the beans on Zuma’s administration.  We need to realise that the man was not incompetent, but deliberately evil – there’s a big difference.  JSE loses 2%.

Rassie doesn’t like the ‘comeback kid’ tag and the ‘Boks won’t be taking the Scots lightly.  The New Zealand vs Ireland clash will determine who the frontrunners are for the World Cup.  Serero injury scare.  Springbok women look to bounce back.  Castor Semenya cleans up at the SA Sports Awards.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

Almost time for Leon Schuster’s new movie – FRANK & FEARLESS!

FRANK & FEARLESS, written by Gray Hofmeyr, Leon Schuster and Geoff Newton will hit cinemas on 23 November 2018 and will open on 95 screens.

Local Drug Action Committee on its way

George Municipality together with the Department of Social Development is in the process of establishing a Local Drug Action Committee (LDAC), The first meeting and workshop was held on 9 November 2018 at the Department of Health.

2018 Lights Festival – Emo Adams to appear

The planning for the 2018 Lights Festival hosted annually by George Municipality is totally switched on this year with the fantastic news that well-known Emo Adams will be the star of the programme.

Fruit pickings and leisurely lunches at De Krans this summer

Summer brings with it many wonderful things. Long lazy days at the pool, sipping ice cold cocktails, leisurely lunches and of course delectably sweet seasonal fruit.


Tsogo Sun calls off casino and hotel sale November 12, 2018

Tsogo Sun has called off its planned sale of seven casino and hotel businesses to Hospitality Property Fund due to a lack of support from shareholders, the South African company said on Monday.


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

George Golf Club Newsletter


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Firefighters dig battle lines as California wildfire continues raging November 12, 2018

The wildfire in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California has killed at least 29 people with more than 200 people still unaccounted for

China postpones lifting ban for rhino and tiger products November 12, 2018

Animal welfare group welcomes postponement, but urges China to scrap the policy altogether

Germany opens door to deal on EU digital tax at December meeting November 12, 2018

Berlin now says it wants to avoid talks lasting 100 years and will give proceeds to the EU

May stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts November 12, 2018

UK premier’s strategy under attack from all sides, increasing risk that her plan for leaving EU will be rejected by parliament

Running on Empty? Kim Jong Un’s struggle to fuel his economy November 12, 2018

Kim Jong Un has the nuclear weapons his father almost bargained away – but he is still enmeshed in North Korea’s real struggle for power

US tells Saudi prince Khashoggi killers to be held accountable November 12, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman the US will hold accountable all those involved in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist, in a telephone call that also took in the conflict in Yemen.


NATIONAL NEWS

Mkhwebane defends probe of Pravin Gordhan November 12, 2018

Public protector says she is still deciding whether to proceed with investigation of public enterprises minister

Tom Moyane is taking his war with Cyril Ramaphosa to court, again November 12, 2018

The axed Sars commissioner’s lawyer, Eric Mabuza, says his team is working as quickly as possible to take legal action to protect Moyane’s rights

New Zealand recruiting SA teachers to tackle shortage November 12, 2018

SA is one of the countries being targeted by the country’s government to fill 6,000 teaching posts

Embattled Road Accident Fund to get permanent board November 12, 2018

The government is hoping that the appointment of the board will help stabilise the cash-strapped fund, which has been struggling to meet its obligations

Hogan: ‘ANC tried to force my hand in Gama matter’ November 12, 2018

Barbara Hogan said she experienced ‘enormous pressure’ to approve the appointment of Siyabonga Gama as the chief executive of Transnet in 2009


BUSINESS NEWS

Land expropriation without compensation spells ‘economic disaster’ November 12, 2018

Two Gibs academics have conducted a macroeconomic impact assessment of the proposed land policy — and their results are not pretty

Funding model at SOE’s was never resolved: Hogan November 12, 2018

Former Public Enterprise Minister Barbara Hogan says the funding model of State Owned Enterprises was never properly resolved during her tenure and that she was persecuted by senior members of the ruling party for publicly stating the dire financial situation of South African Airways (SAA). 

MARKET WRAP: JSE loses almost 2% as BAT slumps and oil rises November 12, 2018

Rising oil prices and dismal corporate news competed for attention on Monday, with banks and retailers under most pressure


SPORTS NEWS

‘Comeback kids’ label not ideal for Boks November 12, 2018

The Springboks under Rassie Erasmus have been a side that has often had to fight back from being behind in matches.

Rassie talks up Scotland’s 3 South African ‘friends’ November 12, 2018

There are three South African-born players in the Scotland squad that will take on the Springboks on Saturday.

Sexton eyes another historic exploit against All Blacks November 12, 2018

Jonathan Sexton says he and his Ireland team-mates want to make more history with a home win over world champions New Zealand.

‘Slight injury’ for Thulani Serero ahead of Bafana Bafana clash with Nigeria November 12, 2018

Stuart Baxter will hope that Thulani Serero is ready to play against Nigeria in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Springbok Women look to improve against Spain November 12, 2018

The Springboks went down 19-5 against Wales in Cardiff in their first Test since the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup, they trailed 12-5 for most of the second half.

Caster stars in night of honours for SA’s best November 12, 2018

Multiple Olympic and world champion Caster Semenya stole the show at the South African sports awards in Bloemfontein on Sunday, walking away with the Sports Star and Sportswoman of the Year awards


PRESS RELEASES

S.Pellegrino and Giulio Cappellini -Art Director of Cappellini- unveil ‘The Journey of Water’

An exceptional Design project involving three international artists: Chinese Neri&Hu, American Steven Haulenbeek and French Philippe Nigro. Cape Town, South Africa,…

Summer Fun Run for the whole family

An occasion the whole family can enjoy is the underlying theme of the SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run, which…

Festive season at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

Indulge in a host of festivities at Grand Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek this festive season from stylish dinners…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES 

Notable amendments to the Companies Act

The Companies Amendment Bill, 2018 was gazetted on Friday 21 September 2018.  The Bill proposes the first amendments to the…

Jaguar’s new F-Type rally cars celebrate 70 years of sports car heritage

Brian Joss – Jaguar has developed two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars, with design cues from the Chequered Flag Limited Edition, to…

SUVs dominate in semi-finalists of AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition

Brian Joss – The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists has announced the semi-finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of…


Until next time…

Bruce

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