Monday Morning Edition

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GR Dam on track for completion.  Knysna doing its bit on Mandela Day.  Luigi releases his audiobook.  NSRI assists a capsized boat at Keurbooms.

The latest Knysna Golf Club Newsletter.

France fears an escalation of conflict with Iran.  The Yellow Vests on the street again.  Manhattan plunged into darkness.  EU pleads with Moscow.  Von der Leyen’s bid for EU top job in the balance.

SABC denies massive job cuts.  Zuma gets his day – well not in court – but almost.  

Interest rate cut on the cards.  Can ESKOM be saved?  Dept of Labour won’t go hard at minimum wage offenders.  

Djokovic outlasts Federer.  England wins closest final imaginable.  Proteas stun Jamaica.  Hamilton wins again.  Impey wins Stage 9 at the TdF.  Rassie lays out his plans.

Latest Local News

Garden Route Dam Spillway on track for completion

Construction on the raising of the Garden Route Dam spillway commenced on 13 May 2019 and is on track to be completed within the 10 months construction program.

Municipality and partners will be changing lives on Mandela Day

Knysna Municipality invites Greater Knysna community to celebrate Mandela Month by showing the personification of Nelson Mandela’s legacy of compassion, tolerance and humanitarianism that continues to inspire the world.

Oudtshoorn Kunstenaar se audio boek vrygestel

Die wel bekende Afrikaanse geestelike rymkletser van Oudtshoorn ( Luigi April) se audio getietelde boek “A walk with the Lord” is uiteindelik vrygetsel na n’ baie lank gewag.

NSRI assists capsized boat

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: At 07h24, Sunday, 14th July, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized in the Keurbooms River Mouth.

Showme Newsletter 12 – 19 July 2019

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

France sees risk of stumble into US-Iranian conflict July 14, 2019

Foreign minister Jean-Yves le Drian says it is important that de-escalation measures are taken to ease tensions

WATCH: Tense standoff as police clash with ‘yellow vest’ protesters on Bastille Day July 14, 2019

Police fire tear gas at protesters during a tense standoff in capital Paris following the annual military parade.

Huge power outage that plunged Manhattan into darkness ends July 14, 2019

About 42,000 customers lost electricity in the early evening, according to power utility Con Edison, which didn’t indicate a cause of the power failure.

EU urges Moscow to continue to respect nuclear missile treaty pull-out July 14, 2019

The European Union on Sunday urged Russia to ensure continued respect of the  Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, after Moscow suspended its participation in the agreement. 

Von der Leyen’s bid for EU top job in the balance July 14, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen learns on Tuesday whether the European Parliament is ready to approve her bid to become the first female president of the European Commission.

National News

SABC denies report that a third of jobs are to go July 14, 2019

No retrenchments planned yet, but a skills audit is under way, broadcaster says

Jacob Zuma could expose his accusers at Zondo inquiry

Five days have been set aside for former president, but it is unlikely he will answer any questions

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: D-Day for Jacob Zuma at state capture commission

SA is expected finally to see former president Jacob Zuma appear before the state capture commission.

Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Interest rate cut on cards for constrained consumers July 14, 2019

In June the Reserve Bank signalled its willingness to drop the repo rates, saying policy has not been as accommodative as it could have been, writes Sunita Menon

Can Eskom be saved? July 14, 2019

While Nedbank CEO Mike Brown is optimistic, the government will have to make hard decisions, with the burden ultimately falling on the South African public to shoulder the bill.

Thulas Nxesi promises soft approach over minimum wage offenders

The department of employment & labour will not use a “hammer” to deal with employers who do not adhere to labour legislation, including regarding the national minimum wage, opting instead to persuade offenders, minister Thulas Nxesi says.

Sports News

Novak Djokovic: King of the court but not of people’s hearts? July 14, 2019

From growing up with NATO bombs raining down on Serbia to securing his place among the Grand Slam greats, Novak Djokovic never fails to both divide and unite.

England win Cricket World Cup in Super Over July 14, 2019

England have been crowned world champions after beating New Zealand in the final of the Cricket World Cup at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

Proteas stun Jamaica at Netball World Cup July 14, 2019

South Africa beat world number-two Jamaica in a nailbiter at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool to top their group.

Hamilton wins record sixth British GP, extends F1 lead July 14, 2019

Lewis Hamilton made the most of a favourable safety car intervention on Sunday to claim a record sixth British Grand Prix victory at a packed Silverstone. 

SA’s Daryl Impey wins stage 9 of Tour de France July 14, 2019

Mitchelton-Scott rider Daryl Impey was part of a mass breakaway that quickly opened a 10-minute gap and extended it throughout the race with the pack eventually trailing in 16 minutes adrift.

Bok coach Rassie Erasmus outlines Rugby Championship plans July 14, 2019

Rassie targets Championship win as World Cup boost

Press Releases

Gåte at Quoin Rock the 2019 Haute Cuisine Global Winner

 (Cape Town). Gåte restaurant’s exceptional gourmet cuisine has been affirmed by triumphant wins at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards. There is much to…

SPAR EC takes plastic campaign to the next level

The next stage of SPAR Eastern Cape’s STOP Plastic campaign was launched this week as the biggest food retailer in…

New Valeska Muller single introduces a new genre into the Afrikaans music arena!

Over the years, Valeska Muller has mastered the art of conquering the hearts of listeners with her soothing voice, upbeat…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Al Attiya/Baumel comfortable at mid-point of Silk Way Rally

Brian Joss – MANDALGOVI, MONGOLIA – Midway through the 2019 Silk Way Rally, Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah…

Classics make historic showing at Cars in the Park extravaganza

Brian Joss – Cars in the Park 2019 will host a special tribute to the most successful driver and racing…

Basil Green drives in to the Hall of Fame at Concours SA

Brian Joss – Concours South Africa 2019 will honour legendary car builder at Steyn City, on the outskirts of Sandton,…

“Tommie” built his successful towing business on the back of Tata

Brian Joss – Thomson’s Towing and Panelbeaters, based in White River, Mpumalanga, owes much of its success to the Tata…

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