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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.
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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.
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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.
Highly acclaimed world-class Musicians are on their way to Heidelberg, WC to participate in the Hessequa Harmony Classical Music Festival 2019.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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White House says no recession in sight August 18, 2019
Critics argue Donald Trump’s trade policies pose an acute, short-term risk
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The biggest headache is over right wing, where brilliant Cheslin Kolbe vies with block-busting runner Sbu Nkosi
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