Thursday Morning Edition

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Join Astro Tours on a family tour to the Klein Karoo.  George Municipality is proud to host the annual IERM Convention.  Planned power outage on the Saasveld line.  George remains one of the best-managed municipalities in SA.  Big donation to Oudtshoorn Municipality to build a library in Rose Valley.

The latest Fancourt & Knysna Golf Club Newsletters. 

US Fed split on a rate cut.  The US polls are all bs – not sure why anyone pays attention to them.  All the candidates will be after Biden at the next round of debates.  Johnson rejects the EU’s Brexit deal.  World demand for oil is falling – and it has major implication for international relations.  

Seriti judgment being set aside has major implications for the ANC.  No Mr Zuma libel is not just a party matter.  The ‘apartheid’ flag is now hate speech.

The JSE looks a little better.  Coal employers ditch collective bargaining.  Are we ready for a no-deal Brexit?  SARS suspends another executive.  Eskom warns more load shedding around the corner.

The third Ashes test begins tomorrow.  Released ‘Boks will strengthen WP for their must-win match vs Free State in Bloem.  US athletes disrespecting the flag and national anthem get very different treatment than their footballing counterparts.  Mark Alexander confident of the ‘Boks chances at the World Cup.  Rassie won’t be judged on their performance.

Top Local Stories

Kwagga Louvain Avontuur: Astro Tours

Hans Deahne and Tilanie from Astro Tours will run the workshop and a light meal will also be included.

George Municipality proud to host Annual IERM Convention 2019

George Municipality is proud to host the annual IERM Convention this year with the theme of Public Spaces and Places – Current Trends, Future Opportunities, and Global News.

Planned power outages: Saasveld line

MONDAY,26 AUGUST 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 18:00

George Financially Sound – Third in SA and Second in Western Cape

George Municipality has been officially ranked third in the list of most financially healthy cities in South Africa and ranked second in the Western Cape.

Munisipaliteit ontvang ‘n donasie van R500 000 vanaf ASLA vir Rose Valley biblioteekprojek

Oudtshoorn, 21 Augustus 2019 – Colan Sylvester, Uitvoerende Burgemeester van Oudtshoorn, en Thomas Matthee, Direkteur Gemeenskapsdienste, het op Vrydag, 16 Augustus 2019, ‘n simboliese tjek van R500 000 ontvang vanaf Asla vir die Rosevalley biblioteekprojek.

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

Fed minutes show split over July rate cut August 21, 2019

A number of Fed officials stressed need for policy flexibility

What can polls tell us about the 2020 US presidential election? August 21, 2019

Past results are not necessarily an indicator of what will happen this time around, polling experts are warning

Biden to face clash over race in upcoming Democrat debate August 22, 2019

​Expect bare-knuckle political sparring when 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden battles his Democratic rivals this week

Britain’s Johnson rejects ‘unacceptable’ Brexit deal August 22, 2019

In his debut in Parliament, the former London mayor urged EU leaders to rethink their opposition to renegotiating the deal

How falling demand for oil is set to transform international relations August 21, 2019

Leading energy industry players and analysts – the energy-forecasting ‘establishment’ – are seriously underestimating the speed and depth of this transition.

National News

Seriti ruling puts paid to Jacob Zuma’s claim of innocence August 21, 2019

The ruling neutralises one of former president Jacob Zuma’s key arguments in his fight to halt his corruption prosecution

Spy claims against Hanekom a matter for ANC not courts, says Zuma August 21, 2019

Former president says the defamation suit against him is an attempt to prevent him from testifying truthfully before the Zondo commission

What the apartheid flag judgment means August 21, 2019

Twenty-five years after the apartheid flag was abolished and replaced with the current one, which represents colours symbolising unity, the gratuitous display of the old flag has now been declared to be hate speech. What does this mean?

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE advances amid firm global markets and rosy inflation figures August 21, 2019

A fall in inflation to 4% year on year in July has increased the chances of SA receiving another cut in the interest rate, but global risks persist

Coal employers ditch centralised wage bargaining August 21, 2019

Minerals Council SA says coal industry ownership has changed so much that centralised bargaining no longer makes sense

Is SA ready for Bojo’s no-deal Brexit? August 21, 2019

The trade between the two countries represents 18% of SA exports to its largest trading partner, the EU and 10% of EU imports from SA

SARS suspends another executive August 21, 2019

Yet another South African Revenue Service (SARS) executive has been suspended, bringing to five the number of executives currently on precautionary suspension. 

Eskom warns SA is on the brink of further load shedding August 21, 2019

An acceleration in economic growth in South Africa could trigger power cuts, with state utility Eskom’s fragile generation system unable to respond to increased demand for electricity.

Sports News

Third Ashes Test talking points August 21, 2019

The third Ashes Test starts at Headingley on Thursday, with Australia still 1-0 up in the five-match series after England.

Leyds,  Louw  and Ntubeni back for WP Willemse to start in crunch game August 21, 2019

Western Province coach John Dobson will be happy to have Dillyn Leyds, Wilco Louw and Scarra Ntubeni back in the team this Saturday, when Province take on Free State in a must-win Currie Cup match in Bloemfontein. 

Protesting US athletes receive 12-months probation August 21, 2019

Fencer Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Berry raised her fist when the US national anthem played during their medal ceremonies earlier this month, violating an agreement US athlete’s sign before competing internationally.

Alexander confident in Bok World Cup chances August 21, 2019

Coach Rassie Erasmus is set to name his final 31-man squad on Monday, with the team currently putting the final touches on their preparations before leaving for the showpiece.

Rassie will not be judged on Bok performance at the World Cup, says SA Rugby boss August 21, 2019

There will be no pressure on the national team coach, says Mark Alexander

Press Releases

New app streamlines property buying

AIM Brokerage, a subsidiary of AIM Investment Holdings has launched a revolutionary real estate web based application (app) that can…

Dress your nest with The Crazy Store’s homeware essentials

Spring is the perfect time to redecorate and add some newness to our homes.  It’s always fun to get a…

It is almost time for the fourth annual Proe’toria outdoor festival – Book your tickets online!

 “I believe that food and culture are the things that bring communities together and give us the opportunity to escape…

Entrepreneurial spirit cultivated from childhood sees business owner thrive

21 August 2019: Being exposed to business operations and role models from a young age can help inspire and instill…

Die Keldery, die perfekte venue in die Namakwa Weskus

Die Keldery op Vredendal is die perfekte venue vir troues en funksies in die Namakwa Weskus. Vier jou droomtroue op…

It’s Burgers and Beats at Middelvlei

Spring is almost here and although the days still have a slight chill to them, Winter is without a doubt…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Mahindra to showcase three special edition models Festival of Motoring

Brian Joss – Mahindra South Africa will make its debut at this year’s WesBank Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami…

Team South Africa takes coveted Wolf Trophy in Spirit of Amarok competition

Brian Joss – At the fifth instalment of the International Spirit of Amarok off-road precision driving competition, Christiaan and Pikke…

Botterill/Vacy-Lyle planning to wrap up national rally championship

Brian Joss – The disappointment of the early cancellation of the previous round of the 2019 South African National Rally…

Most favoured nation clauses

 “Most favoured nation” clauses can be found in Double Taxation Agreements (DTA). These clauses are essentially where the tax treatment…

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