Wednesday Morning Edition

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Green Scorpions descend upon Garden Route landowners.  Another win for the former owners of Tekkie Town.  Women in Leadership conference in George.  Clean-up operation in Thembalethu.  New Quentin Krog film opens this weekend.  Planned power outage on the Herold’s Bay line.

SWD Cricket get another tough draw in the T20 Cup.  Two SWD women will play in the CSA T20 Super League.  The latest George & Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.

Big changes happening in Italy.  Hong Kong hopeful for a peaceful resolution to the protests.  Pompeo warns ISIS still strong in certain areas.

The PP goes to the Concourt to overturn the Gordhan judgment – wracking up more costs.  Necsa in a mess.  National Treasury looking into dodgy procurement.  Justice Cameron calls it a day.  Arms Deal judgment expected today.

JSE falls, but the Rand recovers.  An IMF bailout may force the ANC to wake up.

Australia go into the third test without Steve Smith.  ‘Boks cut 4 more players.  Van der Dussen talks about the new set up.  


Green Scorpions descend upon Garden Route landowners

Several Garden Route landowners found themselves on the wrong side of the law when a full delegation of Green Scorpions (Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF): Directorate Biosecurity, visited the area for a weeklong blitz in August.

Steinhoff/Tekkie Town Interdict Update – Tekkie Town transfer “clearly plotted”

Honourable Justice Nathan Erasmus today handed down reasons that underpinned his order interdicting and restraining Steinhoff from dealing with the shares it holds directly or indirectly in any of its subsidiaries or any juristic persons related to it, importantly, including Pepkor Holdings and Pepkor Speciality in any way that would prevent the possible restitution of the business and shareholding to its founder Braam van Huyssteen and the other previous owners of Tekkie Town.

Empowerment and Inclusion – Women in leadership Conference

Different women in leadership in their fields were speakers at the Women in leadership Conference hosted by Nelson Mandela University in collaboration with George Municipality at the George Museum last week Friday.

Cleaning Operation in Thembalethu by Online Radio station and George Municipality

George Municipality invested in the Thembalethu community by taking hands with the new online radio station, LOLIM, who initiated a seven day cleanup in their environment.

New Quentin Krog film, ANDER MENS, on the big screen from this weekend!

From the 23rd of August 2019, Bennie Fourie, Marlee van der Merwe, Frank Opperman, James Borthwick, André Weideman, Laudo Liebenberg, Tim Theron, Jana Cilliers, Lika Berning, Clyde Berning, Neels van Jaarsveld and more can be seen in the brand new action-packed film by acclaimed director Quentin Krog – ANDER MENS – which promises to keep moviegoers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Planned power outage: Herold’s Bay line

THURSDAY, 22 AUGUST 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:30


SWD in tough draw for T20 Cup

SWD will again be in a tough pool for the Provincial T20 competition – previously known as the Africa T20 Cup. The pool stages for the fifth edition of this event will be held in Benoni (Pool A), Kimberley (Pool B) and Potchefstroom (Pool C) from 13-15 September.

Two SWD women selected for CSA T20 Super League

Two SWD Women’s players, Micaela Andrews and Annerie Dercksen, were selected for the Cricket South Africa T20 Superleague that will be introduced this summer. CSA has selected four teams and includes the top women’s cricketers in the country.

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter

International News

Italian prosecutor orders migrants on charity ship to disembark August 20, 2019

Interior minister Matteo Salvini says the charity-run ships have become ‘taxis’ for people smugglers

Italy in limbo after PM Conte attacks Salvini and resigns August 20, 2019

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for pursuing his own interests by pulling the plug on the government coalition.

Hong Kong leader says she hopes peaceful protest was a turning point August 20, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied peacefully in the Chinese-ruled city in torrential rain on Sunday in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations.

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo says ISIS strong in some areas – CBS August 20, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Tuesday that Islamic State militants are gaining strength in some areas but said the militant group’s capacity to conduct attacks has been greatly diminished.

National News

Bruised Mkhwebane goes to the Concourt to appeal Gordhan judgment August 20, 2019

Protector says ruling will ‘create unbearable conditions’ for the functioning of her office

Necsa in a state of flux August 20, 2019

From being one of the few state-owned enterprises to turn a profit, the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation is now just like many other government institutions — hopeless

National Treasury probes procurement impediments to service delivery August 20, 2019

The Public Finance Management Act is seen as inhibiting speedy delivery and the legislative framework doesn’t allow for country-to-country procurement

Justice Cameron described as a South African hero August 20, 2019

Dikgang Moseneke said it never escaped him, Edwin Cameron, and others that their critical role was to protect the country, democracy, and other hard-won gains.

Court judgement on Arms Deal report expected on Wednesday August 20, 2019

The High Court in Pretoria is expected to deliver judgement on an application to review and set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of inquiry into the controversial arms deal on Wednesday morning. 

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE slips as food and drug retailers suffer big fall August 20, 2019

Food and drug retailers dropped 3.06%, its worst fall since January 30

Rand bounces back a little on hopes of global stimulus August 20, 2019

The rand recovered some lost ground on Tuesday on market speculation of economic stimulus, but is still set for its worst month in a year

IMF rumours could kick SA into gear August 20, 2019

Possibility of an IMF bailout is being bandied about because of doubts that the government can effect urgent economic reforms

IMF threat may force SA to implement reform programme August 20, 2019

Seeking help from the IMF would be politically dangerous for the ANC as it could be seen as a failure to manage the economy

Sports News

Australia’s focus on winning tests, not hitting helmets – Langer August 21, 2019

The Aussie coach also insisted that if the bouncer helps Australia get batsmen out, then they will use it

Boks trim squad ahead of RWC team announcement August 20, 2019

Lizo Gqoboka, Marvin Orie, Thomas du Toit and André Esterhuizen have been released from the Springbok training squad back to their provinces and will be available for Currie Cup selection this weekend.

Van Der Dussen on changes, Test, T20 and the Springboks August 20, 2019

South African cricket national team player Rassie Van Der Dussen is looking forward to working with Enoch Nkwe in the Proteas national team.

Steve Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test: – Cricket Australia August 20, 2019

The 30-year-old – who has scored two centuries and 92 in his three innings in the first two Tests – suffered concussion when he was felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer on Saturday in the first innings of the second Test at Lord’s.


Madibaz set for fresh start in Varsity Netball

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Baleia Sauvignon Blanc shines at Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards

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Create the perfect look with wood and steel

Bay Harbour Market has welcomed a new trader to their stable called Plank – makers of modern-industrial furniture, home décor,…


Jaguar Land Rover developing 3D in-car experience with head-up display research

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Creta beats CX-3, EcoSport and Captur when it comes to resale value

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How to help your child build resilience

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Haval has a surprise package at Festival of Motoring

Brian Joss – Haval South Africa will exhibit at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of motoring for the third time after…

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