Tuesday Morning Edition

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WRAP

Two farms outside Mossel Bay on offer for a long lease.  GRDM holds an agricultural workshop.  GRDM & George Municipalities hold wellness day.  George Labour Department offers free services.  Planned power outage – Hansmoeskraal.  George Municipality ready for the Easter influx.  Go George prepares to launch new routes.  

Garden Route Walking Festival is almost here.  Eden & Mossel Bay to receive funding from Province for netball courts.  George Golf Club Newsletter.

Notre Dame Cathedral on fire.  Redacted Mueller report due on Thursday.  Macron addresses the yellow vests’ concerns.  Venezuelans moving to Europe.

McBride’s testimony continues with some shocking revelations about IPID.  Another fuel price hike in May.  Mashaba gets booed off the stage in Alexandria.

Naspers pulls the JSE upwards.  The impact of load shedding on the economy.  Government preparing for a post-mining employment environment.

Pele out of hospital.  Maties dust off Tukkies.  Comrades introduces two new medals.  Proteas still looking for an opening partner for de Kock.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

GRDM offers two farms on long lease

Garden Route Inter-governmental Agriculture Workshop held to strengthen agriculture in the district

The Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM), in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and the South Cape Economic Partnership (SCEP), on 9 April 2019, held a Garden Route District Inter-governmental Agriculture Workshop.

Wellness day for Garden Route District and George Municipalities

Garden Route District Municipality’s (GRDM) Employee Assistant Practitioner, Ms Shandré Abrahams, in collaboration with George Municipality’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) section hosted a joint Wellness event earlier on 11 April 2019 at the George Civic Centre.

George Labour Department: Free Services

The Labour Department in George renders the following services to employers and training providers, free of charge.

Planned power outage – Portion of Hansmoeskraal line

WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL 2019 FROM 09:00 TO 16:30

George Municipality ready for Easter holiday period

The George Municipality is ready for the Easter holiday weekend, says Municipal Manager Trevor Botha.

Go George preparing community for bus service

With less than two weeks left before roll-out of the GO GEORGE bus service to Parkdene, Ballotsview, Conville, Borcherds and Lawaaikamp on 28 April 2019, 24 new GO GEORGE communication champions are taking to the streets this week to prepare and inform residents to become confident users of the scheduled public bus service.

Reed Valley Newsletter


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

SA’S Only Walking Fes8val Kicks off this Weekend Across the Garden Route With 52 Different Walks!

19 – 22 APRIL 2019 – Easter Weekend: It is Easter this weekend and the Garden Route is the perfect place to lace up your trail shoes or hiking boots and get out before winter arrives to explore our beaches, dunes, forests, high peaks, and great walks and trails.

Mossel Bay & Eden receives funding for netball courts

16 April 2019, Minister Anroux Marais will officially present ceremonial cheques to municipalities in the Western Cape.

George Golf Club Newsletter


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

WATCH: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris April 15, 2019

A fire has broken out at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Officials said the fire may be linked to renovation work, French media reported.

Redacted Mueller report to be made public on Thursday April 15, 2019

US Democrats want the full report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election and contacts between Moscow and President Donald Trump’s campaign without redactions

Macron to set out fix for ‘yellow vest’ anger April 15, 2019

France’s Emmanuel Macron aims to kickstart a new chapter in his presidency with a series of policy announcements based on a major voter listening exercise launched in response to the “yellow vest” revolt.

Venezuelans seeking European asylum in ‘record’ numbers April 15, 2019

After citizens from Syria, those from Venezuela were the second-largest group among the 57,000 people who asked for asylum in February in the EU, Switzerland and Norway, according to official figures.


NATIONAL NEWS

Limpopo Ipid head was dismissed after refusing to falsely implicate me – McBride April 15, 2019

Former Ipid boss Robert McBride told the commission into state capture that former Ipid Limpopo head Innocent Khuba was approached by criminal intelligence officials after he was dismissed. The officials allegedly promised him his job back if he falsely implicated McBride.

AA warns consumers of another fuel price hike April 15, 2019

The AA said on Monday a litre of petrol was likely to set you back 56 cents more next month, while its predicting that diesel will decrease by 5 cents.

Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba leaves stage as Alex residents pelt him with papers, bottles April 15, 2019

Alexandra residents have prevented Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba from chairing the Integrated Development Plan session that was meant to take place in the Johannesburg township on Monday night.


BUSINESS NEWS

MARKET WRAP: JSE led slightly lower by Naspers April 15, 2019

Market heavyweight Naspers and miners ensured a poor start to the week for the local bourse, although banks rose 1.5%

WATCH: How load-shedding has stopped SA’s economy in its tracks April 15, 2019

Mike Schussler from Economists.co.za talks to Business Day TV about BankservAfrica’s monthly Economic Transaction index

Govt to empower new skills to former mine workers April 16, 2019

Millions of rand have been set aside by the Department of Labour’s Unemployment Insurance Fund to train over 7 000 former mine workers and unemployed youth at the O.R Tambo region in the Eastern Cape.


SPORTS NEWS

Pele leaves Brazil hospital after successful surgery April 15, 2019

Pele was released from a Sao Paulo hospital two days after the football great had surgery to remove a kidney stone.

Dominant Maties claim 2019 Varsity Cup April 15, 2019

Maties have won the 2019 Varisty Cup, easily downing Tuks 34-12 in the final played at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

Two Comrades Marathon special medals introduced April 15, 2019

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has introduced two special medals for 2019, the Robert Mtshali Medal and the Isavel Roche-Kelly Medal, in honour of two outstanding runners who made Comrades history.

Hashim Amla vs Reeza Hendricks: Who will open for the Proteas at the World Cup? April 15, 2019

The Proteas can only take one of these batsmen for this year’s Cricket World Cup. Will they choose experience over potential?


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Until next time…

Bruce

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