Friday Morning Edition

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George Library gets a makeover.  Tanja Storm’s new album is available.  George Municipality staff do their bit for Mandela Day.  Planned power outage for Saasveld.  The deaf help their own on Mandela Day.  Sunel releases a new single.  Garden Route Career Exhibition in Mossel Bay.

Madibaz surfing team looks to build on their performance at Vic Bay.  The latest Pinnacle point, George & Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.

US Navy shoots down an Iranian drone.  Conservatives want to block a no-deal Brexit.  Congress has only one thing in mind and it’s got nothing to do what they’re paid to do.

State Capture Commission is driving the ANC apart.  Ramaphosa back BBBEE, stands behind Gordhan.  The SANDF eventually arrives in Cape Town.

JSE closes higher after the rate cut.  Rand gains 10c on the dollar.

Dylan Frittelli 2 behind after round 1 of the Open.  Netball Proteas lose to England and will play the Aussies in the semis.  James Small laid to rest.

Latest Local News 

George Library is heart of community on Mandela Day

George Library users proved that libraries are the heart of their communities on Mandela Day – while one user revamped the library’s public toilets, another typed CVs for job seekers on a library computer.

Tanja Storm: New album and other news

Ek is oppad – nuwe album nou beskikbaar!

GM staff donates towards keeping girls in school

George Municipality staff donated 120 packets of sanitary towels to the Keep a Girl in School project at Hope Church as part of the municipality’s Mandela Day activities.

Planned power outage – Saasveld

MONDAY, 22 JULY 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:00

Mandela Day: Deaf community help their own

The deaf community of George helped one of their own as part of Mandela Day activities today.

Sunel sings about how much the truth hurts in new single!

“DIE WAARHEID MAAK SEER is one of those songs that you have to listen to when you are in any relationship in which you have come to realise that the promises that were made to you and the chances you have given the other person, were in vain.

Invite to Garden Route Career Exhibition

Latest Local Sports News

Madibaz ready to build on USSA surfing experience

The standard of competition is improving each year, so the Madibaz surfing team is eager to build on the experience they gained at the University Sport South Africa contest this month.

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter

International News

US navy shoots down Iranian drone in Gulf July 18, 2019

Donald Trump says the drone was ‘destroyed’ after it flew within1,000m of the USS Boxer in the Strait of Hormuz

UK Conservative MPs rebel over no-deal Brexit July 18, 2019

At least 30 MPs defeated the government and passed measures to prevent the next leader, likely Boris Johnson, forcing through a no-deal split

WATCH | US House votes to hold Trump officials in contempt July 18, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House has voted to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress. WATCH NOW.

National News

Battle lines drawn as SACP, civil society mobilise against state capture July 18, 2019

Anti-corruption campaign revived as Zuma faction intensifies fight-back against Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa says B-BBEE will be strengthened not scrapped July 18, 2019

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called for broad-based black economic empowerment in its current form to be scrapped

Cyril Ramaphosa stands by Pravin Gordhan, says he is a man of integrity July 18, 2019

President urges public enterprises minister’s foes to respect the courts

GALLERY: SANDF boots finally hit the ground in Cape Town July 18, 2019

The South African National Defence Force arrived in Cape Town on 18 July 2019, one week after Police Minister Bheki Cele announced troops would be deployed to gang-plagued areas on the Cape Flats to assist the South African Police Service.

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes higher and rand firms on repo rate cut July 18, 2019

The Reserve Bank monetary policy committee voted unanimously to cut interest rates by 0.25 percentage points to 6.5%

Reserve Bank gives government growth challenge after delivering minimal rate cut July 18, 2019

Rand trades near its strongest level in four months as economists view MPC bias as being on the hawkish side

Rand gains almost 10c to the dollar after rate cut July 18, 2019

The rand reacted positively to SA’s first cut in 16 months, but analysts warn the global backdrop may make further cuts a risky prospect

Sports News

4 key moments from Round 1 of the Open July 18, 2019

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods toiled as wind and rain lashed down on the opening round at Royal Portrush in the first Open Championship.

SA women’s netball side beaten by England, face Oz in semis July 18, 2019

The South African women’s netball side has recorded their first defeat of this year’s World Cup in Liverpool, going down to hosts England in their final group match.

Rugby legend James Small laid to rest July 18, 2019

Gone too soon, while he still had so much to give to South African rugby. That was the general comment at the funeral service of South African rugby legend, James Small, in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon.

Press Releases

Emoji pickup coming to a keyboard near you

Brian Joss – With billions of emoji sent daily and nearly every mode of transportation including cars, scooters, boats, spaceships…

Rise in Red releases highly anticipated debut album!

RISE IN RED has made a name for themselves with their inspiring lyrics and captivating stage presence. Earlier this year,…

Shoprite Group’s employees and customers mobilise to make a difference on Mandela Day

Today, the Shoprite Group’s supply chain team visited the Delft Community Health Centre and in partnership with Bless-a-Baby donated ‘Bags…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Know the rules when you see the two’s and blues

Brian Joss – South African drivers have gained notoriety for not showing the courtesy and respect that emergency vehicles need.…

Ford’s R3-billion expansion drives export potential for South Africa

Brian Joss – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has emerged from a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme…

Readers’ choice: Alfa Romeo Tonale concept wins design award

Brian Joss – The Alfa Romeo Tonale concept has been honoured with the Readers’ Choice Design Award at this year’s…

Report crime, to stop crime

A crime stat is only a crime stat once it has been reported to SAPS.   “It appears that there…

Repo rate comment – Time to buy is certainly now, says Dr Andrew Golding

Today’s repo rate reduction of 25bps (to 6.5%), coupled with early indicators of recovery in the South African residential property…

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