Good morning all,
A bit of a catch-up this morning. George Tourism reaping the rewards of taking the city to India. Part of the Outeniqua Hiking Trail closed due to rain damage. Plett Arts Festival canceled.
George, Fancourt & Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.
EU takes a tough stance on Brexit and opposes the USA. Rain threatens more damage to Notre Dame. Kim to meet with Putin.
Mbeki opposes the nationalisation of the SARB. SABC fires COO. ANC hiding its provincial premiers. Malema says the EFF will be the biggest player in the elections and I fear he may be right.
Sasol saves the JSE. Gordhan says Eskom is not about to collapse – time will tell. Some looking for reasons why the Rand may get stronger. SARB warns that if load shedding persists, we will see no growth.
English Premier league draws to a close – Man U need to beat Man City for Liverpool to stand a chance. Etsebeth & Schickerling back for the Stormers. Kevin Anderson out of the clay court season with an elbow injury – may be a blessing in disguise.
LATEST LOCAL NEWS
In February this year a delegation from George Tourism and their Portfolio Councillor Iona Kritzinger was sent to India to market George & Wilderness as a destination for the Indian market.
Hiking trails in Diepwalle and Harkerville will be closed temporarily due to rain and opened after the rains. According to Park Manager for the Knysna section of the Garden Route National Park, Megan Taplin, ‘it is great to see rivers overflowing, the trails will be closed temporarily until after the rain.
The Plett Arts Festival 2019 will not be taking place as scheduled in June/July.
George Protection Services reported the following for the long weekend period 18-22 April 2019.
The long wait for the buses is almost over: residents of Parkdene, Ballotsview, Conville, Borcherds and Lawaaikamp will see the GO GEORGE bus service turning into their neighbourhoods this Sunday, 28 April 2019.
The Port of Cape Town welcomed 22 passenger liners this season. Durban and Port Elizabeth welcomed 15, Richards Bay and East London had seven each, while Mossel Bay had four.
Money from heaven is what it looked like when 50 golf ball, each worth R1 000, were dropped from the sky recently as part of the interesting Pink Trees For Pauline (PTFP) golf day at the Mossel Bay Golf Course. This novel idea was part of a fundraiser for PTFP.
SYFERFONTEIN 26 APRIL 2019. RAMAPHOSA EAST LINE 25 APRIL 2019. WELGELEGEN 26 APRIL 2019
Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) George, in collaboration with Garden Route & Klein Karoo Tourism (GR&KK) section of Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) are hosting an Easter Welcoming Campaign at the George Airport on 17 & 18 April 2019.
Many people think only of allergies when they hear the word pollen, but pollen plays a vital role in the health of our environment.
George Municipality’s Client Services recently embarked on a campaign to move closer to communities with the introduction of extra service points in addition to the current Area Offices located in Blanco, Conville, Pacaltsdorp, Rosemoor and Thembalethu.
Ná drie maande se onderhandelings het 21 lede van die buurt- en plaaswag verbonde aan AfriForum se Hessekwa-tak EFAR-opleiding (Engels: Emergency First Aid Responder) ontvang.
We welcome Margaux Dichtel, an experiential training student of the ‘’Business & Marketing’’ Department at the IUT of Nice Sophia Antipolis, a French university that hosts up to 26 000 students. Margaux joined us on the 10th April and will assist in our office until the 5th June 2019.
LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
With banks using extra time to prepare for Brexit regulators are unwilling to push back demands for European hubs
Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rain clouds gather over Paris April 23, 2019
Remaining part of roof and the famed vaulted ceilings could suffer further damage
The US will not renew waivers granted to eight countries that allow them to buy Iranian oil without facing sanctions
North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia April 23, 2019
North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin.
Nationalising Reserve Bank pointless, says Thabo Mbeki April 23, 2019
Former president says the move would change nothing as it is government that drives policies
SABC fires COO Chris Maroleng April 23, 2019
Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s successor is said to have been found guilty of three of the four charges he faced at a disciplinary hearing
Come clean on your premiers, Mmusi Maimane challenges ANC April 23, 2019
DA leader criticises the governing party for failing to release a list of its candidates
Malema: The EFF is the biggest player in this election April 23, 2019
EFF leader Julius Malema says his own party’s successes are why the ANC is bringing out party veterans such as Thabo Mbeki to assist in their elections campaign.
MARKET WRAP: Sasol leads JSE higher despite rand’s slump April 23, 2019
Banks and retailers fare worst, as equities react to a softer rand after a bailout of Eskom, while a rising oil price boosts Sasol and some miners
Eskom is not about to collapse, says Gordhan April 23, 2019
Problem is under control, says public enterprises minister
WATCH: The factors that may boost the rand in 2019 April 23, 2019
Tilmann Kolb from UBS Global Asset Management talks to Business Day TV about the local currency’s near- to medium-term outlook
The depth and damage wrought by state capture has proven to be worse than thought, says the Bank, with power supply being the tipping point
WRAP: English Premiership April 23, 2019
A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports from the weekend’s English Premiership matches:
Etzebeth must be bruiser against the Bulls
Elbow injury forces Anderson to skip clay season April 23, 2019
The big-serving South African last played at the Miami Open last month where he was ousted in the quarter-finals by eventual champion Roger Federer.
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