Tuesday Morning Edition

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WRAP

SANParks involved in multiple anti-pollution interventions.  Rotary sponsors pop-up museums in Knysna.  George hosts Aids Candlelight Memorial.  Hoekwil to host their annual bazaar.

Discovery comes on board as sponsor for George MUT.  The latest news from SWD Cricket.  The latest George and Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.

Australia gets caught out by the deceitful polls.  London to thrive post Brexit?  Sweden wants Assange to stand trial in a case where the ‘victim’ has already debunked the claims.  Le Pen making another attempt in France?

Two smackdowns in quick succession for the PP.  Tito Mboweni says Eskom’s debt is madness.

Naspers drags the JSE down.  Rand gains on trade war uncertainty.  Radebe says SA must embrace renewable energy.

Young Muller du Plessis is raring to go for the Blitzbokke.  AB persuaded Faf not to sign a Kolpak deal – just how bad is it behind the scenes?  Koepka back to No.1 after Sunday’s win.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS

Multiple interventions underway to address pollution

Authorities in Knysna including SANParks, the Garden Route District Municipality, the Knysna Municipality, the Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency, have instituted multiple interventions to probe and address sources of pollution in South Africa’s number 1 biodiverse waterbody, the Knysna Estuary.

Rotary sponsors pop-up museums for local schools and libraries

The Rotary Club of Knysna last Thursday (16 May) handed 15 sets of posters – each of which forms a ‘pop-up museum’ about Knysna’s timber heritage – to representatives of the the town’s libraries and high schools.

Aids Candlelight Memorial Day

Yesterday’s Aids Candlelight Memorial Day hosted by the George Municipality and held at Unity Park during a warm winter’s Sunday afternoon proved to be an enjoyable event with a gospel vibe which had those attending singing along and clapping.

Die Vleie, Hoekwil Kontreibasaar 2019


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Voyage of Trail Running: Discovery partners with George MUT as title sponsor

The George Mountain Ultra Trail is proud to reveal Discovery as its title sponsor. “With the second edition of the race less than a month away, this news adds credence to evidence that the race has grown in leaps and bounds in its short life thus far,” says Race Director, Zane Schmahl.

Special merit award for SWD Umpire André Olivier

SWD’s top cricket umpire, André Olivier was honored with a Special Merit Award at the Annual Awards function of the SWD Cricket Umpires Association that was held in Oudtshoorn on Saturday.

SWD announces replacements for Pienaar & Piedt

SWD’s premier batsman for the past two seasons, Obus Pienaar, has signed a one-year franchise contract with the VKB Knights (Central franchise). Their main strike-bowler, Marcello Piedt, who was on loan with the Multiply Titans earlier this season when he represented them in the Momentum One Day Cup also entered a contract with the Pretoria-based franchise for next season.

SWD Cricket Umpires Association awards

The South Western Districts Cricket Umpires Awards function for the 2018/19 season was held at the SP Swigelaar Hall at the SWD offices on Saturday.

SWD umpires elect executive committee

The new Executive Committee of the South Western Districts Cricket Umpires Association was elected at their Annual General Meeting that was held in Oudtshoorn on Saturday.


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Australia election stokes mistrust in opinion polls May 21, 2019

Australia’s ruling Liberal-National coalition claimed a shock victory in Saturday’s election

Austrian cabinet fractures as chancellor targets far-right minister May 20, 2019

Conservative Sebastian Kurz pulled plug on coalition after video sting snares his vice-chancellor

British ministers forecast thriving City of London after Brexit May 20, 2019

Trade minister Liam Fox says prophets of doom have been predicting the demise of UK capital’s financial-services industry for 30 years yet it keeps reinventing itself

Sweden files request for Assange’s arrest over rape allegation May 20, 2019

The warrant, if granted, would be the first step in a process to have WikiLeaks founder Assange extradited from the UK.

Le Pen seeks Macron’s downfall in French European polls May 21, 2019

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been campaigning since January with the head of state in her sights. 


NATIONAL NEWS

Busisiwe Mkhwebane receives yet another drubbing May 21, 2019

North Gauteng High Court judgment reinforces the hand of those who want to have her removed from office for incompetence

Tito Mboweni bemoans ‘madness’ of Eskom’s debt May 20, 2019

Finance minister says before its financial issues can be fully resolved, the power company needs to make operational changes

Public protector wants to challenge ruling on Gupta-linked Vrede farm report in top court May 20, 2019

The high court rules Busisiwe Mkhwebane failed in her duties under the Public Protector Act and under the constitution


BUSINESS NEWS

MARKET WRAP: JSE slips below 56,000 points led by Naspers May 20, 2019

The US-China trade war pressure on both the local bourse and global equities continues, with JSE heavyweight Naspers falling more than 3%

Rand picks up as global markets await moves in trade talks May 20, 2019

The continuing dispute between China and the US escalated after Google suspended some US services with telecom giant Huawei

SA must embrace wind of power generation change May 20, 2019

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe must have been smoking his socks last week when he stood before an audience of local and foreign business people.


SPORTS NEWS

Muller du Plessis: ‘I’m itching to play for the Blitzboks again’ May 20, 2019

The enjoyment of playing for and having an opportunity to make the country proud will be some of the driving factors for the Blitzboks this week in London.

AB persuaded Faf against signing a Kolpak deal May 20, 2019

Former Proteas star batsman AB de Villiers has revealed how he persuaded Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis against taking a Kolpak contract.

Koepka returns to world No. 1 after fourth major title May 20, 2019

The 29-year-old American has now won four major titles in his last eight starts and is the first man to ever hold back-to-back titles in two majors at the same time, ahead of his tilt at a third successive US Open crown next month.


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Until next time…

Bruce

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