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Blade Nzimande puts the brakes on Go George. Knysna’s Paddle Cruiser has been refloated. Knysna’s vegetation is recovering nicely. All the latest news from Plett Tourism. George water update.
Oudtshoorn will host the national kickboxing championships.
Mueller Report out today – so what’s the next plan of attack? What will the new Notre Dame Cathedral look like? Rocketman is firing rockets again. EU threatens US with sanctions.
Eskom’s new CEO lies through his teeth. SA’s decline is the worst in the world bar those countries at war. PRASA protested.
JSE ends flat. Rand is under R14/dollar. SARB says no growth if load shedding persists.
Joshua/Miller fight is off. Liverpool and Spurs go through to the semis. Junior ‘Boks lose to Argentina. Should the selectors just pick Amla?
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The Department of Transport and Public Works notes the media statement released by Minister Blade Nzimande this morning.
Knysna, 14h00, 17 April 2019 – Contractors working on the salvage of Knysna’s Paddle Cruiser successfully refloated the stricken vessel at around 11:00 a.m. today.
The vegetation recovery in Knysna is well underway with some projects re-started after the Knysna 2017 fires. Vegetation is growing much to the satisfaction of SANParks scientists who gave thumbs up for some of the trails to be re-opened and projects re-started.
Nog ŉ maand het verby gevlieg en Paasfees is om die draai.
Prepare yourself for a wild ride through the ancient Storms River Gorge when you book a blackwater tubing experience with Tube ‘n Axe.
Let’s not pretend that sipping an expertly prepared drink against the aquamarine backdrop of the ocean isn’t one of the coolest things to do. It simply insists that you relax and take in the scenery and cool, zesty flavours.
The Fat Fish restaurant has been involved with the Plett StreetSmart programme since its inception in 2014. This is part of the national programme – StreetSmart SA, a non-for-profit raising funds for street children and programmes to assist them.
20 April 2019 – Music, fashion, food & drink and, of course, an epic battle of the DJs & MCs – the Freshers Street Bash will be the ultimate musical gathering this Easter, celebrating emerging young creatives and individuals with an interest in performing arts.
TV presenter, Harmony, and the crew of top SABC3 lifestyle show, Top Billing, recently visited Plettenberg Bay to film an insert on our marine attractions, sustainable tourism and that Plett feeling with Ocean Blue Adventures.
Our Easter visitors always arrive bright eyed and bushy tailed for an action-packed long weekend aimed at active families, nature-lovers and sportspeople, with a good measure of music and entertainment too!
Plett Tourism’s newest product, the Plett HIGH FIVE adventure week, launched this past week at World Travel Market® Africa 2019 (WTM) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
Dam level: 90.67% (down from 91.31%). Rainfall since 11 April 2019: 15mm. Demand/usage: 31.05 megalitres (target 22Ml). Months water left in dam: 9
No trip to Plettenberg Bay is complete until you’ve walked the Robberg Nature Reserve peninsula – or at least part of it.
There’s little that compares to the vast, stunning stillness of the Swartberg Nature Reserve.
Journey with us as we discover the hottest talent in four Garden Route High Schools
There seems to be a growing feeling in some quarters that ratings on Winemag.co.za occur in too narrow a band to be useful.
SA’s first gin school opens its doors – IOL April 17, 2019
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Oudtshoorn, 17 April 2019 – Oudtshoorn will host the kickboxing national championships from 26 to 28 April 2019.
Party mulls subpoenas as attorney general’s version, due for release on Wednesday, is expected to be heavily redacted
President Emmanuel Macron wants the cathedral rebuilt in five years and prime minister says there may be a case for a more modern spire
Wednesday’s test was “conducted in various modes of firing at different targets” the Korean Central News Agency reported, adding that Kim “guided the test-fire”.
The European Union (EU) is threatening the United States (US) with reprisals if President Donald Trump decides to sanction EU investments in Cuba, a copy of a letter showed on Wednesday.
Surprises at Eskom are over, says CEO Phakamani Hadebe April 17, 2019
After 15 months in the job, power utility’s boss says he now knows what needs to be done and how it should be done
SA’s decline the worst of conflict-free nations, study shows April 17, 2019
SA has slumped to 88th out of 178 nations in 2018 from 31st in 2006 against a raft of social, economic and governance measures
Commuters and activists occupy PRASA and ANC offices April 17, 2019
Eighty demonstrators occupied the offices of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, demanding that Transport Minister Blade Nzimande fix the country’s rail system.
Local and international data on the day was positive, but BHP and Kumba Iron Ore slump, the former after a downbeat production report
Rand pushes towards R13.90/$ on upbeat data April 17, 2019
Better-than-expected Chinese GDP numbers lifted the rand, while SA’s inflation and retail sales numbers surprised to the upside
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
Joshua-Miller fight off after New York denies license April 18, 2019
Jarrell Miller was denied a license to box by the New York State Athletic Commission, scuppering his planned bout with Anthony Joshua.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed as “crazy” his team’s achievement in once again reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Discipline costs Junior Boks against Argentina April 18, 2019
Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux attributed his team’s 34-33 defeat against Argentina in the U20 International Series to ill-discipline.
‘It’s cruel’: Guardiola misery as City crash out April 18, 2019
Pep Guardiola bemoaned VAR’s failure to rule out Fernando Llorente’s decisive goal for Tottenham as Manchester City’s quadruple bid was shattered.
Why Hashim Amla should go to World Cup April 17, 2019
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