Thursday Morning Edition

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The Conville Library starts them young.

Trump backs Poland against Russia, puts voting integrity above census accuracy.  Trump Jnr has nothing to correct.

The ANC finds a new way of going after Magashule.  Jiba still causing trouble.  Mbeki asks for evidence of corruption re the arms deal.

JSE and the Rand slumps again, but gold is higher on trade war fears.  

Baby ‘Boks beat New Zealand and restore some pride.  Where are the ‘Boks at 100 days from the World Cup.  Warren Gatland will coach the Lions to SA in 2021.  Proteas ladies hockey side announced – happy to announce that my cousin’s daughter (Hannah Pearce) gets her call-up.

Top Local Stories

Youngest Library user at Conville

Tiana Arries, a baby of almost eleven months old from Borcherds, became the youngest library member at the Conville library at the age of eight months old.

PI says well known Knysna businessman is alive and willfully disappeared – Algoa FM June 12, 2019

Police are still searching for Scheepers, despite information from a private investigator, Mike Bolhuis, who told the family that Scheepers is alive and wilfully disappeared.

WATCH | Slo-mo footage of a great white shark latching onto a tuna head – TimesLIVE June 12, 2019

Incredible slow motion footage has been released of a great white shark lunging up and grabbing the head of a tuna off the coast of Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape.

Beach clean-up held for World Oceans Day – News24 June 12, 2019

Pick n Pay also sponsored the Nature Valley Trust Beach Club in Plettenberg Bay on Saturday for World Oceans Day.

MONC Business Continues – and Knysna Ratepayers Challenge DA Hierarchy June 12, 2019

After a secret ballot there were no less than nine abstentions. Of the eleven remaining ballots, eight councillors voted for van Aswegen’s removal and three against. The motion was carried, and a short while later ANC Councillor Aubrey Tsengwa was voted in as Deputy Mayor.


The family of Clinton Blaauw is desperately looking for a clue as to his whereabouts – this after he has been missing since Friday 24 May.

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

Trump announces 1,000 extra troops for Poland ‘to counter Russia’ June 12, 2019

US President Donald Trump says Poland plans to build facilities to accommodate the new forces

Donald Trump asserts executive privilege over census question June 12, 2019

Democrats say the question about citizenship will reduce census participation within large immigrant communities and benefit Republicans

Donald Trump Jr meets with US senators for fresh grilling June 12, 2019

Donald Trump Jr returned to Congress Wednesday to face questions likely to focus on his contacts with Russians, as the president’s eldest son insisted he has “nothing to correct” from his 2017 testimony.

National News

ANC finalises terms of probe into claims Magashule helped create ATM June 12, 2019

Party spokesperson Pule Mabe said the ANC wanted to get to the bottom of the issue.

Jiba blocks fresh Zondo commission revelations June 12, 2019

The lawyer for the axed deputy prosecutions head raised concerns that Mxolisi Nxasana’s evidence was timed to sway public opinion

Mbeki asks for evidence to be provided for arms deal accusations June 12, 2019

Former President Thabo Mbeki says those who have made accusations that he was involved in arms deal corruption must present concrete evidence. 

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE snaps seven-session winning streak June 12, 2019

Market heavyweight Naspers falls 2% as global equity markets take a breather from a recent string of gains

Rand slumps as global investor sentiment remains fragile June 12, 2019

Expectations that the US Fed may soon cut interest rates and the prolonged US-China trade war are still dominant factors in global markets

Gold gains on fears of mounting US-China trade tensions June 12, 2019

Global trade tensions curb risk appetite increasing the appeal of safe-haven bullion; silver and platinum are up slightly with palladium flat

Sports News

Junior Springboks knock New Zealand out to reach Under-20 semi-finals June 12, 2019

Their bigger pack of forwards laid the platform for the victory, as they got stuck in physically and knocked back the New Zealanders in the tackle.

Just 100 days to the Rugby World Cup: The state of the Springboks June 12, 2019

Now, with just over three months to go to kickoff, how are the Springboks looking?

Gatland to take charge of British and Irish Lions 2021 SA tour June 12, 2019

Welsh coach, Warren Gatland, will be in charge of the British and Irish Lions for the third successive time after being named as head coach for the 2021 tour of South Africa. 

SA Hockey ladies depart for Spain June 12, 2019

The South African women’s hockey team departs for Valencia, Spain on Wednesday, to compete at the FIH Hockey Series Finals from the 19-27 June 2019. 

Press Releases

Protect Your Rights with Cape Town’s Leading Trademark Law Firm

Suzaan Laing Law Inc. is a boutique trademark law firm that focuses on building deep and trustworthy relationships with their…

Schools Athletics receives a boost with the launch of the Twizza Super School Series

Twizza, South Africa’s first official ‘Proudly South African’ carbonated soft drink, is excited to extend its athletics portfolio with the…

Shoprite Group takes on youth upskilling

Recognising the sacrifices South Africa’s youth continue to make to improve their education, even as youth unemployment reaches 55.2%, the…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving

Volvo Cars, a leader in automotive safety, and Uber, the leading ride-hailing firm, today present a jointly developed production car…

Tyre industry reflects the South African manufacturing dilemma

Brian Joss – Many of South Africa’s industries have been built on the back of abundant cheap labour. Mining is…

Desert Race 1000 gives privateers a chance to knock at Dakar’s door

Brian Joss – Toyota SA will again be supporting the Road to Dakar initiative at this year’s Toyota Botswana 1000…

Fully prepped Corolla gives Van Rooyen a chance at Aldo Scribante

Brian Joss – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen will be heading to Port Elizabeth this weekend, for Round…

Five Ford GTs ready for historic showdown at Le Mans

Brian Joss – The battle lines have been drawn and the scene is set for an historic GTE showdown at…

SA’s first ever comprehensive vehicle taxonomy database

Imagine there was just one place you could go to for every morsel of information you need on a vehicle…

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