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Africa Skills Village graduates honoured.  The Hessequa Harmonie programme has been updated – all the concerts by date.  George Municipality’s Economic Development off has moved.  Carpe Diem prepares for the 11’th edition of Gourmets and Gourmands.  Proudly South African Business Forum to be held on 28 August.  Boplaas gets artsy.  NSRI rescue two at Plett over the weekend.  

The latest George & Pinnacle Golf Club Newsletters.

White House says no recession in sight.  Hong Kong protests revert to peaceful.  Israeli warplanes retaliate after more rockets fired.

Ramaphosa to answer questions over the sluggish economy.  Demerit system – not yet a week old – will face court challenges.  High Court rules firing of Necsa board unlawful.  The new SABC board want to hide their wrongdoings.  Ramaphosa withdraws SA from SADC Tribunal protocol – let the looting continue.

Inflation moving to stagflation – not even the stimulus package disguised as debt-relief will sort this one out.  SARB could hold off on further rate cuts.  

Aussies hang on for a draw at Lords.  ‘Boks gather in Bloem, cut 5 players, but need to cut another 5 before 28 August when the squad is announced.

Latest Local News

Africa Skills Village – sharing proud moments with qualifying artisans!

George, Garden Route (Aug 2019) On Friday, 02 August Africa Skills Private College proudly hosted a very emotional but jubilant Trade Test Graduation in the Lapa at Van Kervel School in George.

Updated Hessequa Harmony Classical Music Festival Programme

Highly acclaimed world-class Musicians are on their way to Heidelberg, WC to participate in the Hessequa Harmony Classical Music Festival 2019.

Economic Development department moves office

The Economic Development office has moved to 62 Cathedral Street, Unit BB03 to a bigger and better office space with a business look and feel.

Love & dedication the force behind Carpe Diem School Gourmets & Gourmands championed by Hartmans

SOUTH AFRICA (August 2019) – While excitement is building up to the 2019 Carpe Diem School Gourmets and Gourmands championed by Hartmans, a whole ‘army’ is hard at work behind the scenes…

Proudly South African Business Forum – 28 AUGUST 2019

Boplaas highlights artisanal excellence through display of traditional Azulejo tiles

A tradition from the world’s home of Port has come to the Klein Karoo town of Calitzdorp. South African port-making champion Boplaas has installed a series of custom ceramic tiles that are synonymous with Portuguese tradition.

NSRI assist surfer who suffered a head injury

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: On Friday, 16th August, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew responded to Robberg 5 beach where it was reported a surfer was injured after being struck by a surfboard while surfing and had suffered a head injury.

Hessequa Harmonie: Individual Concerts by date

Showme Newsletter 16 – 23 August 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

White House says no recession in sight August 18, 2019

Critics argue Donald Trump’s trade policies pose an acute, short-term risk

Hong Kong protesters march in show of ‘peaceful’ credentials after chaos August 18, 2019

Thousands gathered Sunday for a major rally despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after Palestinian rocket attack August 18, 2019

Israeli warplanes struck at least three targets in the Gaza Strip but caused no apparent casualties, a Palestinian security source said.

National News

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: President to answer questions on the sluggish economy

Parliament’s various portfolio committees are expected to meet and President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to answer questions in the National Assembly this week.

Traffic offences law Aarto to be challenged in court August 18, 2019

Civil society groups question constitutionality of new roads act

High court finds Radebe’s axing of Necsa board members unlawful August 18, 2019

In a judgment the court agrees former energy minister Jeff Radebe was too hasty in sacking a member of the board as well as its chair

Former SABC interim board to apply to have SIU report set aside August 18, 2019

Special Investigating Unit found irregularities in the awarding of a R185m tender for security services at the broadcaster

Ramaphosa withdraws SA from controversial SADC Tribunal protocol August 18, 2019

Last year, the Constitutional Court ruled that former President Jacob Zuma’s signing of the protocol in 2014 was unconstitutional, unlawful, and irrational.

Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Waning inflation is a sign of an economy under pressure August 18, 2019

Large drop would strengthen the odds of another interest rate cut when the Bank meets in September

Reserve Bank could hold off on more interest rate cuts this year August 18, 2019

Monetary policy committee could decide to play it safe

Banks warn new debt-relief law will harm economy August 16, 2019

However, others say estimates of what the bill may cost the economy are overexaggerated, and it will have almost no impact on lenders

Sports News

Lord’s Ashes Test ends in exciting draw August 18, 2019

Australia held out for a draw after Jofra Archer and Jack Leach nearly bowled England to an improbable win in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.

36-player Bok squad gathers in Bloem for RWC camp August 18, 2019

A Springbok training squad of 36 players has assembled in Bloemfontein for a four-day Rugby World Cup camp ahead of the global tournament in Japan.

Instinct drives wing S’busiso Nkosi as he makes big Bok statement August 18, 2019

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus challenged his players to seize their Rugby World Cup chance ahead of Saturday’s test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld, and wing S’busiso Nkosi rose to the occasion.

New Zealand retained Bledisloe Cup for 17th consecutive year August 17, 2019

The New Zealand rugby team has retained the Bledisloe Cup for a 17th consecutive year.

GAVIN RICH: Rassie faces tough decisions in picking World Cup squad August 19, 2019

The biggest headache is over right wing, where brilliant Cheslin Kolbe vies with block-busting runner Sbu Nkosi

Press Releases

Turn words into actions with SA trailblazers

Immerse yourself in conversations with like-minded people this Women’s Month as the inaugural Illumi.Nation event powered by Strawberry Lips brings…

TOKARA celebrates 20th vintage of formidable winemaking

Family values and a single minded vision to produce timeless, world class wines is the bedrock of TOKARA, the prestigious…

Paarl acknowledges women in tourism

The Drakenstein Local Tourism Association (DLTA) is celebrating Women’s Month in August by recognizing women, who play an important role…

Michael Blignaut releases upbeat third single!

 “Most of us have shared an instant connection with a stranger at some point in our lives. Although there is…

Scaffolding Hire Solutions in South Africa

Scaffolding Solutions is the leading company in South Africa offering scaffolding equipment and related accessories for rent. It was established…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

How to make the first-time car buying journey easier

Brian Joss – Buying your first car is a major step toward personal freedom, but it is important to not…

Jaguar wants Oxford Dictionaries to revise their online definition of the word ‘car’

Brian Joss – Jaguar is spearheading a campaign for the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxford Dictionaries ( to change…

The Character Traits of a Good Counsellor: finding a good match when you need therapy

Counselling is a person to person connection, there should be an authentic therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and the client. …

Get loan savvy with these top 5 tips

Most people have to take out some sort of loan in their lifetime. Whether it’s a short-term loan or a…

BOKAMOSO | NHI more about pillaging than pills

Having wrecked public healthcare, looted some R1.4 trillion from the public purse, rendered 10 million adults jobless, and put Eskom…

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