Friday Morning Edition

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WRAP

Knysna Film Festival is looking for a poster design.  George refuse removal on Madiba Day.  De Krans make a top Chardonnay.

More about the Vic Bay Classic.  The latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

Two oil tankers go up in flames in the Straits of Hormuz and Pompeo blames Iran.  Marie le Pen organising a comeback in France.  Hong Kong protests again.  Boris Johnson leads the race to No. 10.

Thuli Madonsela is a little more optimistic about SA.  Former NPA boss tells the Zondo Commission about the dirty tricks.  Zondo Commission also looking into the Waterkloof landing.

The JSE ends flat.  It didn’t take Huawei to build an operating system – I wonder how good it will be?  Big fuel price drop predicted for July.

Banyana put up a fight but still lose to China.  SA men’s hockey squad announced.  De Allende and Senatla back for the Stormers.  Semenya fights with the IAAF again.  Van der Dussen comes out swinging.


Latest Local News 

The Knysna Film Festival Poster Competition & Newsletter June 2019

The Knysna Film Festival POSTER competition launches. Can you design the festival poster?

Refuse removal for public holiday

The refuse for the upcoming public holiday will be removed as follows:

De Krans Wild Ferment Unwooded Chardonnay 2018 – A Top Five Chardonnay

The winners from the inaugural 2019 Best Value Chardonnay Tastings were recently, which saw De Krans’ Wild Ferment Unwooded Chardonnay 2018 selected as one of the top five wines with 88 points.


Latest Local Sports News

Vic Bay Classic to conclude 2019 City Surf Series

GEORGE, South Africa – Due to unforeseen circumstances which resulted in the cancellation of a CSS event, George Municipality steps in to offer their support to host the inaugural Vic Bay Classic from 20-22 June which will conclude the 2019 City Surf Series™


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


International News

Mike Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman June 13, 2019

Oil prices rise after the top US diplomat says Iran is acting on its earlier threat to disrupt oil shipping in the Strait of Hormuz

WATCH: Marine Le Pen to unveil new far-right alliance in European Parliament June 13, 2019

Marine Le Pen will announce a new far-right coalition made up of nationalist parties from across Europe.

Hong Kong extradition protests bring city to a standstill June 13, 2019

Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to break up crowds, leaving at least 72 people injured, with two in a serious condition.

Brexit hardliner Johnson tops first-round vote for British PM June 13, 2019

Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson topped the ballot by a landslide Thursday in a first-round vote for a leader to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May as the deadline for leaving the EU looms.


National News

Turning political tide makes SA a better prospect, says Thuli Madonsela June 13, 2019

Former public protector says recent setbacks a prelude to a more optimistic period of growth

Former NPA boss Nxasana tells Zondo of dirty tricks campaigns June 13, 2019

Bigwigs in the NPA played their part in Zuma’s godly game by destabilising the NPA and ensuring the prosecution of people considered Zuma’s enemies

UPDATE: Zondo Commission confirms it is looking into controversial Gupta Waterkloof landing matter June 13, 2019

The Zondo commission of inquiry has confirmed that it is looking into the 2013 Gupta Waterkloof landing matter, this after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s recent announcement that she had opted to scrap the investigation.


Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE ends Thursday flat as retailers’ losses offset miners’ gains June 13, 2019

A slightly weaker rand and sharp rise in the oil price benefited diversified miners, despite disappointing local data

Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world after US ban June 13, 2019

China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a UN body shows.

Significant fuel price drop forecast for July June 13, 2019

Crude oil prices are plummeting raising hopes of a significant petrol price drop. 


Sports News

Brave Banyana in narrow loss to China June 13, 2019

Banyana Banyana have lost to China in their second Group B match at the Women’s World Cup in France.

SA men’s hockey team hopeful of 2020 Olympic qualification June 13, 2019

South Africa men’s hockey team is seeing a revival as they pulled another hard fought victory over Russia 2-1 in a crossover quarter-final FIH Series match played on Thursday in Bhubaneswar, India.

De Allende and Senatla back for the Stormers June 13, 2019

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck is pleased to have Springbok Damian De Allende and Blitzboks star Seabelo Senatla back for his team, as the Stormers prepare to host the Sharks in a must-win Super Rugby game at Newlands on Saturday.

Caster Semenya wins another battle against IAAF June 13, 2019

But SA’s top female runner has been denied entry into the Diamond League meet in Rabat

Van der Dussen comes out swinging on the AB de Villiers saga June 13, 2019

Batsman believes he can play match-winning innings for Proteas


Press Releases

Warming Up Father’s Day at Calexico

Let’s entertain dad this Father’s Day with a real rock experience and treat him like a rock-star! Music for all…

Best Value Chardonnay Tasting, the FAT bastard Chardonnay 2018!

The results of the inaugural Best Value Chardonnay Tasting convened by Winemag.co.za have been announced, with the FAT bastard Chardonnay…

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…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Investment in small business sector will help grow South Africa’s economy

Brian Joss – Movable assets – items that can be relocated from place to place without their original structure being…

“World’s first free vehicle evaluation service” celebrates one year

Brian Joss – True Price, the innovative start-up that is providing South African motorists with free vehicle evaluations, celebrates its…

Suzuki South Africa make it three-in-a-row at NADA awards

Brian Joss – Suzuki’s burgeoning trophy case will have to make space for yet another award, after it received a…

Book Review: A Short History of South Africa

Gall Nattrass Jonathan Ball Publishers Review: Brian Joss Irish playwright and author George Bernard Shaw, pointed out, “We learn from…

Book Review: The Butterfly Room

Lucinda Riley Macmillan Review: Brian Joss Lucinda Riley is well known for her Seven Sisters series, still a work in…

Book Review: Lacuna

Fiona Snyckers Macmillan Review: Brian Joss When South African born JM Coetzee won the 2003 Nobel Laureate for Literature  the…

Book Review: I’ll Take the Sunny Side

Gordon Forbes Bookstorm Review: Brian Joss The Johannesburg Country Club has an old-worldly elegance and timeless air about it and…

Book Review: A Handful of Summers

Gordon Forbes Bookstorm Review: Brian Joss While  the French Open at Roland Garros is a memory and with Wimbledon starting…

Book Review: An Unwitting Assassin

Susie Cazenove Bookstorm Review: Brian Joss It appears that David Beresford Pratt’s name has been consigned to the dustbin of…


Until next time…

Bruce

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