Friday Morning Edition

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The DA retains Ward 5 in Knysna.  Men take a stand vs violence against women at George Municipality.  Two schools to be more disabled-friendly in Bitou.  Dining at the Plettenberg Hotel’s private cellar.  Planned power outages for large parts of George and New Dawn Park.  Knysna Film Festival is offering free listings on their website.

The latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

Putin signs a deal with Mozambique.  Rift between S Korea and Japan widens.  Change is coming to Russia.

Provinces cautious about NHI reforms – opponents are against transformation, says Ramaphosa.  Ramaphosa needs to impose himself on the ANC – and do it quickly.  Land theft dealt a blow by ConCourt.

JSE lower, awaiting a decision from the US Fed.  Inflation numbers better than expected.  Moodys reads SA the riot act over Eskom debt.

Jofra Archer – 15 wickets from 3 innings’ – second test and already the best fast bowler in the world.  The Ox keen to make up for lost time.  Warren Whitely confident ‘Boks can win the world cup.  Ngwe picks his back-up team for the Indian tour.

Latest Local News 

Knysna ward remains DA

by Bonginkosi Madikizela – DA Western Cape Provincial Leader: The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape is encouraged to have retained ward 5 in yesterday’s by-election in Knysna and wishes to congratulate newly-elected ward councillor, Hilton Stroebel.

Taking a Stand against Violence towards Women

The male councillors and officials present at the Ordinary Council of Thursday 22 August stood together to show their solidarity for the reduction of Violent Crime against Women movement during Woman’s Month.

Learners benefit from accessibility project

Construction to make two schools in the Bitou Municipal area fully accessible to people with disabilities was recently completed and upgrades to a further eight schools in the Eden and Central Karoo Education District are set to follow.

The Plettenberg Hotel’s Private Dining Cellar is the perfect spot to pop the question, or simply enjoy an extraordinary meal

Wanting to celebrate that special occasion in an intimate setting? Reach beyond the conventional by booking a private dining experience for two in the beautifully appointed wine cellar of The Plettenberg hotel, a five-star destination that is one of the jewels of the Garden Route.

Planned power outage: Large Portion of George

SUNDAY, 09 SEPTEMBER 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 15:00

Planned power outage: New Dawn Park

WEDNESDAY, 28 AUGUST 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 18:00

Knysna Film Festival Free Website Listing Invitation shared on behalf of the Knysna Film Festival

Free Website Listing for Activities, Eating Out and Accommodation.

Millers Inc. Meet your Litigation Experts

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

Putin signs energy and security deals with Mozambique August 22, 2019

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi in Moscow to sign agreements on information protection and a deal with Russian oil producer Rosneft

South Korea to withdraw from intelligence-sharing pact with Japan August 22, 2019

The move, highlighting the feud between the two countries escalating from diplomatic sniping to trade measures, has alarmed the US

There is no palace coup brewing in Moscow August 22, 2019

Change, however, is taking place as political forces within the Russian elite realign themselves, writes Leonid Bershidsky

National News

Provinces ask for caution on NHI reforms August 22, 2019

Huge restructuring will be required for an entirely new health-system architecture

Opponents of NHI are against transformation – Ramaphosa August 22, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa said some people opposed to the National Health Insurance (NHI) is opposed to transformation against the backdrop of massive inequality in the health sector.

Cyril must show who is boss – quickly August 22, 2019

There is no time for indecisiveness – the president is up against thugs and needs to muscle up to win

ConCourt rules against historical inequalities in land ownership August 22, 2019

The Constitutional Court has confirmed Section 1 of the Land Affairs General Amendment Act and Section 25A of the Upgrading Act was inconsistent with the Constitution and invalid.

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes lower as markets await US Fed chair comments August 22, 2019

Investors will be closely monitoring Fed chair Jerome Powell’s speech looking for any hints on whether the Fed may cut rates further in 2019

WATCH: Why inflation eases more than expected August 22, 2019

Lukman Otunuga from FXTM talks to Business Day TV about CPI and whether the latest print will put pressure on the Bank to cut rates again

Cut spending or raise taxes to fund Eskom bailout, says Moody’s August 22, 2019

The credit ratings agency says in a brief note it expects the government to either cut spending or raise taxes to fund the power utility’s bailout

Sports News

Archer takes 6 as England bowl out Australia August 22, 2019

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England dismissed an Australia side without star batsman Steve Smith for just 179 on the first day of the third Ashes Test

‘Make up for lost time’: Oxlade-Chamberlain pens new Liverpool deal August 22, 2019

Injury-hit Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain penned a new deal with the European champions on Thursday and pledged to “make up for lost time”.

Bok defence can win World Cup – Whiteley August 22, 2019

The Springboks not only have the side to win the World Cup, but they have the defensive system that can help them achieve this says Warren Whiteley.

Vincent Barnes, Lance Klusener part of Proteas management for India tour August 22, 2019

Fielding coach Justin Ontong retained his position for the trip in September and October.

Press Releases

Explore the Mother City in comfort and style

The city of Cape Town needs little introduction. It’s known worldwide as a diverse and liberal metropolis that has it…

Sustainable economic growth under scrutiny at AHI Western Cape Congress

Catalysts to stimulate the economy in the Western Cape will be the main focus of the AHI Western Cape’s annual…

ACSA creates wheelchair-friendly options at PE airport

Involvement with the SPAR Wheelchair Wednesday campaign has seen Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) effect a number of changes to…

Angostura South Africa confirms judging panel for the National leg of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2020

As hopeful candidates for the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC) 2020 go through the application process and await the announcement…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Alfa Romeo shows its racing pedigree at motoring extravaganza

Brian Joss – Alfa Romeo is a name steeped in Kyalami folklore, with many local racing championships under its belt…

Special edition Amarok makes its debut at Festival of Motoring

Brian Joss – Volkswagen’s double cab pick-up, the Amarok, made its debut at the Festival of Motoring, at the Kyalami…

Volkswagen unveils five new models at Festival of Motoring

Brian Joss – Volkswagen South Africa unveiled five new models at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami including the Vivo…

Protecting women needs to become a top priority

While South Africa holds its women in high regard, it is concerning that the many of fraud victims in the…

Choosing a security provider should never be about price

The high cost of living means we are all trying to save money, whenever and wherever we can. Your home…

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