Thursday Morning Edition

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Skål International World President addresses Garden Route Club.  Greenpop’s Eden Festival of Action well attended by the local youth.  Sho’t Left Travel Week is back.  Planned power outage for Victoria Bay and the Map of Africa.  Caledon Street upgrade suffers a setback.  

El Chapo gets life.  Trump continues to cause trouble around the world – I love it!

Ramaphosa takes a swipe at Zuma.  Gordhan being targeted by the EFF as he is taking away their cash cows.  Doubt as to whether Zuma will continue testifying.  SA pays tribute to Johnny Clegg.

JSE weaker as sentiment sours.  Retail growth surprises – but it’s probably all on credit.  Ford employs another 1200 workers.

Protea netballers through to the semis.  Rassie has a plan – trust the plan.  Eben Etsebeth will lead the ‘Boks on Saturday.  Sharks give Robert du Preez the boot.

Top Local Stories

International Tourism Professional shares Expertise

Lavonne Wittmann addressed the Skål Garden Route monthly networking event on Wednesday 17 July.

Local youth attend the Greenpop Eden Festival of Action 2019

The Eden Festival of Action 2019 is Greenpop’s 8th annual environmental action event.

Sho’t Left Travel Week shared on behalf of the South African Tourism

The Great South African Sale, Sho’t Left Travel Week, is back and for this year, South African Tourism has increased its investment in the initiative to R15m.

Planned power outage – portion of Victoria Bay & Map of Africa

TUESDAY, 23 JULY 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:00

Caledon Street Rehabilitation and Upgrade

The contractor will be working on the right-hand side between Anland Street and Aspelling Street to replace the asphalt layer that has failed testing. There will be road closures and a stop/go in place.

Velvet Home & Living: New Furniture & Decor Arrivals from Velvet Home & Living

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

US judge blasts drug lord El Chapo’s ‘overwhelming evil’, imposes life sentence July 17, 2019

Former top leader of the violent Sinaloa Cartel gets life imprisonment plus 30 years for use of firearms

Donald Trump pushes WTO into crisis July 17, 2019

Move to block nomination of judges could paralyse the body, say global finance officials

US House votes to condemn Trump’s ‘racist comments’ July 17, 2019

The US House of Representatives formally condemned Donald Trump on Tuesday for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile language targeting immigrants, as the president denied accusations of racism.

National News

Cyril Ramaphosa takes a swipe at Zuma-era instability July 17, 2019

President vows to do away with the high turnover rate of officials that led to confusion

Mthembu says Gordhan being targeted by EFF for cleaning up SOEs July 17, 2019

This came after EFF leader Julius Malema attacked Ramaphosa for what he called ‘tendencies’ to defy the office of the Public Protector by “protecting” Gordhan.

Behind-the-scenes talks to determine if Zuma resumes state capture testimony July 17, 2019

A decision was taken on Wednesday between Jacob Zuma and the commission that the proceedings be adjourned until Friday, to allow room for deliberations over the concerns the former president raised.

South Africa pays tribute to Johnny Clegg July 17, 2019

Johnny Clegg’s long time friend and musical partner Sipho Mchunu has also paid tribute. He co-founded the band Juluka with Clegg at the height of apartheid.

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE weakens as global sentiment sours July 17, 2019

Donald Trump’s tariff threats against China spoils the mood on the day, with upbeat local data failing to lift local equities

Growth in retail sales in May could steer SA away from recession July 17, 2019

Retail sales saw surprising growth of 2.2% in May, higher than the 1.7% expected by economists polled by Bloomberg

Ford employs 1,200 more workers on Ranger bakkie demand July 17, 2019

US company to hire another 1,200 people after the introduction of another shift at Silverton plant

Sports News

Proteas make history by reaching Netball WC semis July 17, 2019

The Proteas have progressed through to the Netball World Cup semi-finals, as they edged a spirited Uganda at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

Bok coach Rassie: We have a specific plan July 17, 2019

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says it’s important to give game time to as many players in the squad during a shortened Rugby Championship.

Eben Etzebeth to lead Boks in opening game July 17, 2019

Lock Eben Etzebeth will captain South Africa in the first match of the Rugby Championship against Australia in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Sharks part ways with coach Robert du Preez July 17, 2019

The Sharks has confirmed that they have parted ways with coach Robert du Preez after five seasons.

Press Releases

All-women mountaineering team sets sights on new 9 Peak Challenge record

Two members of the first all-women team from Africa scheduled to climb Mt Everest in 2020 are attempting to complete…

Vibrancy Project releases final single to radio!

IN JUST ONE MOMENT is not only the last song on the inspirational VIBRANCY – A COLLECTIVE OF CREATIVES album,…

Popular Audi and Volkswagen Repairs Services

Wackers, located in Cape Town, offers high-quality Volkswagen and Audi repair services, hassle-free. The company employs experienced and skilled staff…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Cartoon – Zondo cheat sheet

Land Rover Discovery legendary status grows and grows as it celebrates 30 years

Brian Joss – First unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, 1989, Land Rover Discovery celebrates 30 years of…

Gazoo Racing’s Botterill/Vacy-Lyle primed for PE adventure

Brian Joss – Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle are ready for action in the Baywest National Rally, which is set…

Al Attiyah/ Baumel brings Silk Way Rally home

Brian Joss – JIAYUGUAN, CHINA – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel brought their South…

Coffee cup alert could save lives on the road

Brian Joss – Long work hours, stressful lifestyles and a lack of sleep are putting thousands of lives at risk…

BOKAMOSO | The myth of two ANC’s is hurting South Africa

To secure a prosperous future for South Africa, the South African public needs to understand that the ANC as a…

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