Monday Morning Edition

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Wrap

Roadworks at the Transfer Station on the airport road.  George Municipality celebrates World Environment Day.  Planned power outage for Pinedew.

The latest Fancourt & Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletters.

Trump brings Mexico to action – another blow for the Dems.  Germany continues to undermine European security – and pay the price.  China cracks down on Hong Kong protestors.

Madonsela takes on the already under fire PP.  Ramaphosa reigns in municipal overspending.  Another look at the Stefan Smit murder.

G20 takes on the tech giants – long overdue – but how serious are they?  Is there another recession looming?  Eskom – too big to fail or too big to support?

SA has a major league pitcher.  Baby ‘Boks win, but still looking for improvement.  Hamilton wins controversial Canadian Grand Prix.  Nadal puts even more distance between himself and the next best clay court player of all time.  Bafana squad named.  It’s make or break for the Proteas today.


Latest Local News

Construction work at Transfer Station

The public is herewith notified that there is currently construction work taking place at the Transfer Station, (Airport Road).

World Environment Day celebrated through community education

The Environmental Educators for the George Municipal Environmental Services department spent time in Syferfontein on Wednesday 5th June in celebration of World Environmental Day.

Planned Power Outage – Pinedew

TUESDAY, 11 JUNE 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:00


Showme Newsletter 7 – 14 June 2019

Life is a Garden | Make a bonsai – it’s the perfect Father’s Day gift

SA red wine: Where’s the beef?


Latest Local Sports News

 


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


International News

Mexican military begins taking action against migrants after striking deal with President Trump

The Mexican military has deployed and is taking action against migrants after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador struck a deal with President Donald Trump to prevent the implementation of tariffs on Mexican imports.

German minister to meet Iran’s Hassan Rouhani in bid to save nuclear pact June 9, 2019

Europeans move to forestall resumption of Iranian uranium enrichment programme ahead of deadline

Germany’s SPD looks left for alternatives to Merkel coalition June 9, 2019

Party is looking for other partnership options amid internal turmoil

WATCH: Violence breaks out as police try to clear Hong Kong protesters June 9, 2019

Police fight with protesters in Hong Kong, using batons and pepper spray as they try to clear demonstrators from the city’s parliament after a massive crowds marched against plans to allow extraditions to China.


National News

Thuli Madonsela breaks her silence on protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s tactics

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has broken her silence on the conduct of her successor Busisiwe Mkhwebane, denying that she had also revealed confidential aspects of her investigations to the public.

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: International Labour Organisation conference takes centre stage

State capture commission continues on Monday to hear the testimony of Shiwa Mazibuko, head of the financial surveillance department at the Reserve Bank

Financial regulator’s court challenge accuses Mkhwebane of incompetence June 9, 2019

Former FSB CEO Dube Tshidi and FSCA ask high court to set aside findings of impropriety and maladministration

Massive changes for how municipalities can spend your money – here’s what you need to know

The South African government has gazetted new cost containing measures for municipalities, which will curb what officials can blow taxpayer’s money on.

Mkhwebane says she won’t comment on Ramaphosa-Bosasa ‘leaked report’ June 9, 2019

This after ‘The Sunday Independent’ reported that she found President Cyril Ramaphosa guilty of misleading Parliament over a R500k donation in 2017 from Bosasa.

What was the motive behind Stellenbosch farmer’s murder? June 9, 2019

Many questions remain about the motive behind Stellenbosch farmer Stefan Smit’s murder, with detectives reportedly not convinced that it was linked to the earlier occupation of his land.


Business News

G20 to tighten tax rules for big tech firms June 9, 2019

Finance ministers agree to close loopholes that allow Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple to use tax havens to declare incomes

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: More evidence of economic weakness expected June 9, 2019

SA will get an indication as to whether the economy rebounded in the second quarter based on the latest business confidence figures as well as the first set of GDP production-side data for the period — manufacturing and mining output, as well as retail sales.

SA has ‘no choice’ but to increase funding for Eskom June 9, 2019

South Africa has no option but to increase financial support for Eskom even while pushing for reforms at the stricken state-owned power utility, according to national treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane.


Sports News

South Africa’s Scott makes MLB history June 9, 2019

Tayler Scott became the first South African pitcher to appear in a Major League Baseball game after making his debut for the Seattle Mariners.

Nhleko: Junior Boks’ handling and discipline have to improve June 9, 2019

Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko was honest in his assessment of the team’s performance in their World Rugby U20 Championship win over Georgia.

Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix after Vettel penalty June 9, 2019

Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag but controversially received a five-second penalty.

King of Clay Nadal wins 12th French Open title June 9, 2019

The King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, has won a record-extending 12th French Open title in Paris. 

23 man Bafana AFCON squad named June 9, 2019

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has named his 23-man squad that will play in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt. 

Fastest gun Rabada ready for shootout against West Indies June 9, 2019

Kagiso Rabada was a shadow of himself in the opening games against England and Bangladesh. Down on pace and menace, he proved largely ineffective with returns of 2/66 and 0/57.


Press Releases

Top Berklee College of Music tutors on way to Cape Town for CTMA Music Winterschool in Stellenbosch

Where: Stellenbosch University Conserve When: 15 June (Schools) & 17- 20 June (Students, Pro’s & Teachers) The course is free…

House Vocalist Nichume Passes Away

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our fellow musician, sister and friend Nichume. Nichume was found…

Jauni M’s debut album will appeal to audiences of all ages!

There are few singers who are versatile enough to have an impact on various genres in the music industry. With…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Nissan’s next generation Navara to create over 1 000 jobs

Brian Joss – South Africa (06 June 2019) Nissan will boost employment in South Africa, with local production of the…

If you text and drive, it’s like driving with your eyes closed

Brian Joss – Every text, emoji and selfie which captures your attention limits your awareness while driving, putting you and…

Nada awards show relations between dealers and manufacturers strengthening

Brian Joss – The annual National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index Survey Awards took place at WesBank’s head…


Until next time…

Bruce

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