Tuesday Morning Edition

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There are plenty of winter wedding destinations on the Garden Route.  Planned power outage on the airport line.  All the latest news from Plett Tourism.

Macron and Putin headed for talks.  Danes spurn Trump’s non-offer to buy Greenland.  Boris Johnson still offering an olive branch to the EU.  Trump warns the Chinese about a crackdown in Hong Kong.  The protestors continue peacefully.  Trump optimistic about talks with the Taliban.  

Eskom and Sasol one of the worst polluters on the planet.  Zuma interfered in the NPA, the Zondo Commission hears.  Two EFF members resign over CR17 funding.  OUTA will challenge the AARTO Bill.

The JSE and the Rand ride the rollercoaster.

English Premiership wrap.  Ben Stokes wants Jofra Archer to continue frightening the Aussies.  Elton Jantjies says Rassie Erasmus has devised the correct plan for the World Cup.  Four ‘Boks remain on the injury list as Rassie prepares to pick his squad.


Winter Wedding Packages 2020

Planning your wedding? Then it’s time to check out these unique South African wedding venues – top properties around the country with fabulous offers that will turn your wedding dreams into a reality!

Planned Power Outage – Airport line

WEDNESDAY, 21 AUGUST 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:30

Conservation – Orca Foundation launches new conservation website

The marine biologists of the Orca Foundation have recently launched a website to help create awareness and support for collaborative research being facilitated on some of Plett’s charismatic marine species.

Culture – Cradle of Human Culture

At the World Travel Market in April this year, in an auditorium attended by those tourism players with an interest in natural history, former Western Cape Premier Helen Zille announced the launch of the ‘Paleo Route’.

Travel South Africa. Knysna Travel Guide for First Time Visitors

www­.thetouristin­.com – It is easy to see why Knysna has been awarded several times “South Africa’s Favourite Town” status. Let’s say you want to spend a few days relaxing, and that not too far from Cape Town.


Sport – Expedition Africa Fever

Attention dot-watchers! We’re counting down to the Plett Adventure Racing Team’s fourth international Expedition Africa adventure race, which will take place on Rodrigues Island!

Adventure – Save up to R1500 at Plett HIGH FIVE

23 – 29 September is South Africa’s official Travel Week and we’re thrilled to be able to pass on up to R1500 in savings during Plett HIGH FIVE… and that’s just on your adventure packages!

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


Macron and Putin welcome prospect of new talks on Ukraine August 19, 2019

Leaders clash over Syria and Moscow’s crackdown on opposition protests

Danes spurn Trump’s offer ‘to buy Greenland’ August 19, 2019

Denmark has been adamant in its rejection of a sale of ‘strategic’ Greenland proposed by US President Donald Trump

Boris Johnson asks Germany and France to compromise on Brexit August 19, 2019

‘Our friends and partners on the other side of the Channel are showing a little bit of reluctance to change their position: that’s fine, I am confident that they will,’ the UK prime minister says

Trump warns Tiananmen-style Hong Kong crackdown would harm trade deal August 19, 2019

The US president’s comments came as Washington and Beijing look to revive pivotal high-level talks aimed at ending their trade war.

Hong Kong protesters flood city streets for largest rally in weeks August 19, 2019

A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong under torrential rains in a peaceful demonstration to city leaders that their movement still draws wide public support.

US having ‘very good’ discussions with Taliban – Trump August 19, 2019

US President Donald Trump hailed progress in negotiations on an Afghanistan peace deal, saying that talks with both the Taliban and the Afghan government are going well.


Eskom, Sasol fingered over ‘world’s second-worst sulfur dioxide hotspot’ August 19, 2019

Emissions in the Kriel area of Mpumalanga only lag the Norilsk Nickel metal complex in the Russian town of Norilsk, Greenpeace said, citing Nasa satellite data

​Zuma had been ‘intent’ on seeing Nxasana leave the NPA, Zondo commission hears August 19, 2019

Former prosecutions boss Mxolisi Nxasana says his deputy Nomgcobo Jiba tried to dig up dirt on him

Two EFF MPs resign over CR17 campaign money August 19, 2019

Two EFF MPs have resigned from Parliament and the political party’s central command team over money they received from ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Outa to challenge AARTO bill August 19, 2019

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it will launch a constitutional challenge to the new implementation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act (AARTO).


MARKET WRAP: JSE in broad-based recovery amid Chinese stimulus August 19, 2019

News China had lowered credit-costs for local businesses helps cheer local markets, with local diversified miners faring best on the day

List of JSE stocks at fresh lows soars August 19, 2019

Although the all share is followed positive global markets on Monday, the majority of stocks remain battered by a constrained domestic outlook

Roller-coaster rand likely to remain turbulent August 19, 2019

The rand’s one-week implied volatility was at 15.55% on Monday afternoon, the highest among major currencies tracked by Bloomberg


WRAP: English Premiership August 19, 2019

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the weekend’s English Premiership matches.

‘Frightening’ Archer won’t let-up against Australia says Stokes August 19, 2019

England’s Ben Stokes has told Australia to expect more bouncers from Jofra Archer in the remainder of the Ashes.

‘Boks have devised “right system” for World Cup’ August 19, 2019

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies praised the plans of Coach Rassie Erasmus and said South Africa have developed the right systems to be successful at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Injured Springboks likely to miss the World Cup August 19, 2019

Aphiwe Dyantyi‚ Warren Whiteley‚ Damian Willemse and Marcell Coetzee remain on the bench as coach prepares to announce squad


Stylish and Functional Furniture by Furniture Depot

Furniture Depot is a popular name in South Africa. The company offers a wide range of furniture that adds style…

Namibian sweetheart releases debut Afrikaans single!

Joharetha describes her first single, 40 DAE, as an honest modern country pop track with a spiritual message. The song…

Art Franschhoek | 25 to 27 October 2019

As with fine food and world-class wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Visitors to…

Shine brightly at this year’s Protea Party

Celebrating everything “Bright and Light” will be the theme of the sixth annual Protea Party, taking place at the spectacular…

AfriForum herbelyn sy bestuurstrukture op groeipad na 300 000 lede

AfriForum het besluit om sy bestuurstrukture funksioneel te herbelyn om aan die eise te voldoen wat dié organisasie se sterk…

Tryn – Steenberg’s vibrant new signature restaurant opens

Tryn, a vibrant new signature restaurant opens at Steenberg in September with cherished Constantia chef, Kerry Kilpin, at the helm.…


Suzuki Swift gets a GLX specification

Brian Joss – Suzuki fans who want the high specification level of the Swift Sport, but who do not necessarily…

Volvo refreshed version of best-selling XC90 holds the key to the digital world

Brian Joss – Volvo Car South Africa has unveiled a refreshed version of its best-selling XC90. The SUV boasts world-leading…

Reimagining the Future is theme of NAAMSA Automotive Conference

Brian Joss – Time is running out fast to book a seat at the 2019 NAAMSA Automotive Conference, in association…

Book Review: Blind Side

Wilna Adriaanse Tafelberg NB Publishers Review: Brian Joss Lieutenant Ellie McKenna of the Crime Intelligence Division is a conflicted cop:…

Book Review: Holding The Fort

A Family Torn About Toni Strasburg Kwela Books NB Publishers Review: Brian Joss It must be a terrifying experience to…

Book Review: Recover From Your Childhood

Judy Klipin BookStorm Review: Brian Joss  What happens to us in childhood often has an impact on our adult lives.…

Book Review: Recover From Burnout

Judy Klipin BookStorm Review: Brian Joss The United Nations listed burnout in its latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), defining it as…

Book Review: The Chef

James Patterson with Max DiLallo Century (Penguin Random House) Review: Brian Joss Describing James Patterson as a prolific writer is…

Book Review: Cari Mora

Thomas Harris William Heinemann London Penguin Random House Review: Brian Joss Cari Mora is a Columbian refugee living in Miami…

Book Review: A Taste of South Africa with the Kosher Butcher’s Wife

Sharon Lurie Struik Lifestyle Penguin Random House Review: Brian Joss Lurie has published two other books, Cooking With The Kosher…

Book Review: The Border

Don Winslow Harper Collins UK Jonathan Ball Publishers Review: Brian Joss Don Winslow’s The Border, the last book in the…

Book Review: The Never Game

Jeffrey Deaver Harper Collins Review: Brian Joss I suspect Colter Shaw will soon usurp Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic forensic pathologist,…

Until next time…


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