Tuesday Morning Edition

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ANC Youth Day meeting in Uniondale.  George Municipality drama production to raise awareness about energy efficiency.  Planned power outage in George South.

Chantel Nienaber finished second at Discovery MUT.  The latest George, Fancourt & Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.

Trump talks tough with the S American countries.  Zimbabwe at the edge of the abyss – again.  Egypt’s Mohamed Mursi dies after collapsing in court.

The ANC is still faction-ridden.  Cape Town prepares for SONA.  Maimane states the facts.  SABC trying to avoid total collapse.  

Huawei is being hit hard by the American sanctions.  SARB talks about lowering interest rates.  SAA pilots threaten to strike.  SA enjoys a surge in foreign investment, but an interest rate cut will dampen than.  SAA Unions demand Jarana’s reinstatement.

Anderson survives a scare at Queen’s.  Baby ‘Boks go down to France, but a top-4 finish is still credible.  Kallis pleased with Amla’s knock but says we need to strike the first blow against New Zealand.  Banyana out of their depth at the World Cup.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS

Speaking notes for the provincial secretary of the ANC at Uniondale youth day

SPEAKING NOTES FOR THE PROVINCIAL SECRETARY OF THE ANC IN THE WESTERN CAPE, CDE FAIEZ JACOBS, AT UNIONDALE YOUTH DAY, 16 JUNE 2019.

Part 2: Technical Series on Energy Efficiency

George Municipality has launched a “ World of Tomorrow Festival 2019” to help increase public awareness of the importance of energy efficiency and the participating schools will present a 15-minute drama production.

Planned power outage – Cradock, Keerom, Fichat, Watson and Mitchell Streets

TUESDAY, 18 JUNE 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:00


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Chantel Nienaber second at Discovery MUT

Brendan Lombard run to a hard-fought Discovery George Mountain Ultra Trail victory over defending champion Roelof Mostert on Saturday the 15th of June 2019.


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Trump admin declares new actions against Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador over illegal immigration

The State Department announced that foreign aid will be cut off from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador if they did not take direct action to curtail illegal immigration to the United States.

Zimbabwe on the brink as inflation nears 100% June 17, 2019

Unions and nongovernmental organisations warn of impending strikes and unrest

Egypt’s Mohamed Mursi dies after collapsing in court June 17, 2019

The first democratically elected president in Egypt’s modern history had been in jail since he was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against his rule.


NATIONAL NEWS

Faction-ridden ANC poised to appoint portfolio committee chairs June 17, 2019

Following abortive move by the party secretary-general last week, the party will name its preferred candidates

Cape Town busy with preparations for President’s SONA June 17, 2019

Preparations for road closures and other logistical matters are forging ahead for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on Thursday evening. 

MMUSI MAIMANE: Where the DA rules, 15-million citizens are simply better off

Honesty, accountability and efficiency have resulted in job creation in the Western Cape and Johannesburg while Tshwane now has an operating surplus

SABC executives doing everything possible to avoid Day Zero June 17, 2019

SABC Chief Financial Officer, Yolande van Biljon, has warned of the possibility of a communication blackout amid the public broadcaster’s dire financial situation but says executives are doing their best to avoid a Day Zero scenario. 


BUSINESS NEWS

Huawei says US ban hurting more than expected, to wipe $30 billion off revenue June 17, 2019

The United States has put Huawei on an export blacklist citing national security issues, barring US suppliers from selling to the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker and No.2 maker of smartphones, without special approval.

Reserve Bank signals its willingness to drop interest rates

The SA Reserve Bank has signalled its willingness to drop interest rates, saying inflation outcomes over the past 10 months mean policy has not been as accommodative as it could have been.

SAA faces more woes as pilots threaten strike June 17, 2019

Protest against poor management and the appointment of acting CEO

SA enjoys surge in foreign direct investment June 17, 2019

UN report says there was a turnaround in 2018, with FDI more than doubling to $5.3bn

SAA: Unions’ demands on Jarana’s reinstatement fall within govt purview June 17, 2019

SAA said that it was engaging with workers unions over their demands, but said that some of the union’s grievances should be addressed by government.


SPORTS NEWS

Anderson survives Norrie scare at Queen’s June 17, 2019

Kevin Anderson had to battle back from a set down to begin his 2019 grass court season with a victory over Cameron Norrie at Queen’s.

Junior Boks crash to France defeat in U20 semi-final June 17, 2019

The Junior Springboks have lost their World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final against defending champions, France at the Racecourse Stadium.

Kallis pleased for Amla, and wants Proteas to throw first punch against New Zealand June 17, 2019

It was a good bowling performance, and a lot of players will have taken confidence from getting some wickets.

Banyana Banyana dispatched by Germany in World Cup finale June 17, 2019

The Germans hit the top gear from the outset, thanks to a lovely header from Melanie Leupolz following a clinical delivery from a corner.


PRESS RELEASES

Country Girl Chereé releases long-awaited new album!

After nearly a decade of silence, South Africa’s golden Country star, Chereé, is finally back with the release of her…

Father’s Day at Voodoo Lily in Birdhaven

With its popular outside area and deck, Voodoo Lily has the perfect setting to celebrate Father’s Day with your loved…

Celebrate Father’s Day at Arbour Café and Courtyard

Tucked away in the quaint little Birdhaven shopping centre, Arbour Café and Courtyard is a French-inspired café and crêperie and…

New anthem by ANDERS celebrates Pretoria

The married singing duo, Wynand and Lindi Delport, better known as award-winning group ANDERS, is indeed different – a fact…

Terra del Capo’s Winter Menu – an authentic taste of Italy

Winter takes centre stage as the inspiration for Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar’s seasonal menu. A carefully curated menu of…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES

Toyota Gazoo Racing ready to defend Le Mans crown

Brian Joss – Toyota Gazoo Racing will bring the curtain down on its record-breaking 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)…

Lexus Jet stars in Men In Black: International

Brian Joss – With the red carpet premiere of Sony Pictures’ highly-anticipated Men in Black: International comes the world debut…

How to drive to your destination safely

Brian Joss – Every motorist’s goal is to journey safely from point A to point B. Here are some tips…

Hitting the road this holiday? Don’t forget to check your tyres!

The mid-year school holidays are upon us and with that comes the excitement of road trips, whether for a holiday…


Until next time…

Bruce

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