Monday Morning Edition

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Fatal drowning at Herold’s Bay.  Thembalethu dumping site before and after.  George Mayor hosts cocktail function.  George Housing database registration weekend this weekend.  George Mayor takes a stand against domestic violence.  Another award for De Krans.  

The OCC pays tribute to Alwyn Uys.  SWD Cricket supports Women’s Month.  The latest Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter.

Impeachment version 206 starts this week – go Gerry go!  The Dems are doing everything in their power to get Trump re-elected – maybe it’s because they realize they don’t have a hope in hell next year and they’re better off under Trump.  Trump pulls the plug on the Taliban after they kill 12 (including a US soldier) in Kabul.  Hong Kong protestors take a message to the US Consulate.  Amber Rudd shows her true colours.  French yellow vests plan to resume their protests.

SA reeling from the countrywide protests – and the leaders that do stand up get booed.  Justice Minister that NPA funding must be above board.  

Moodys to give their prognosis on the SA economy.  China’s August exports shrink markedly.  There is still time to stop the government takeover of the healthcare system.

Australia retains the ashes.  LeClerc sparks a Ferrari recovery.  RIP Chester Williams – yet another Class of ’95 gone too soon.  Cheetahs hold off a second-half Lions comeback.  Bianca Andreescu upsets Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows.  Nadal wins the men’s’ in 5 sets.  Trevor Nyakane retursn to SA, but should be ready for New Zealand.  Something that became apparent after the ‘Bok’s win against Japan, is that the bench is going to be even more important than ever – let’s hope Nyakane will be on it.

Latest Local News

Fatal drowning at Herold’s Bay

Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: On Saturday, 07 September, at 17h52, NSRI Wilderness was contacted by member of public requesting urgent assistance reporting a non-fatal drowning incident at Victoria Bay and the casualty reported to be out of the water.

Thembalethu dumping site clean up before and after cleaning

The George Municipality Cleansing Department supported Sikhula Sonke Cooperation business by giving them garden tools, masks, and gloves to clean illegal dumping sites in Thembalethu recently.

George Mayor hosts attendees of the IERM Convention 2019 at cocktail function

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

Housing database update and registration weekend 14 and 15 September

On 13 July 2019, the George Municipality and Western Cape Department of Human Settlements hosted the sod-turning ceremony of an integrated housing project in which members from different informal settlements will eventually be housed to form a new community.

Stop the violence – take a stand!

The Executive Mayor of George today added his voice and that of George council and the municipality to those calling for a stop to the ongoing, persistent violence in our country and particularly the scourge of violence against woman and children.

De Krans victorious at CAPPA

Reaffirming its position as one of SA’s leading port producers, De Krans was one of the big winners at this year’s Cape Port Producers Association (CAPPA) Port & Wine Challenge, with the results announced on 5 September.

Knysna Animal Welfare – AGM invitation

Start a spring fling with your garden

Latest Local Sports News

The OCC pays tribute to Alwyn Uys

Alwyn Uys will be competing in his third Outeniqua Cycle Challenge in 2019.

SWD Cricket supports women’s month

As part of their corporate social responsible South Western Districts Cricket supported a women’s and girls initiative during August 2019.

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter

International News

House Democrats will take first formal steps to impeaching President Trump next week

The House Judiciary Committee next week will begin laying the groundwork necessary for an investigation into President Donald Trump that could result in his impeachment.

Trump cancels Taliban talks: What does it mean for Afghanistan? September 8, 2019

US President Donald Trump says he has called off separate secret meetings with the Taliban and Afghanistan’s president at Camp David.

Huge crowd takes Hong Kong protest message to US consulate September 8, 2019

A huge crowd of pro-democracy activists marched to the United States consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing following three months of huge and sometimes violent protests.

Amber Rudd quits in new Brexit blow to UK PM Boris Johnson September 8, 2019

Work and pensions secretary resigns from government and party in protest over handling of Brexit crisis.

French ‘yellow vest’ protesters look to revive movement September 7, 2019

Anti-government protesters turned out in several French cities, hoping to inject fresh momentum into weekly demonstrations calling for social justice and the ouster of President Emmanuel Macron.

National News

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Parliament to debate recent spate of violence

After a week of anti-immigrant attacks and looting in Gauteng, which left 10 people killed and more than 400 arrested, parliament will hold an urgent debate on the matter this week.

Buthelezi’s call for peace spurned, violence erupts September 8, 2019

Hostel dwellers take to the streets and vandalise businesses

Donor funding of NPA must be watertight, says justice minister September 8, 2019

Concerns have been raised about how the proposed plan might affect the independence of the authority

Fresh protests erupt in Johannesburg CBD September 8, 2019

The demonstrations started after Inkatha Freedom Party founder Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi was shunned at meeting aimed at quelling tensions in Jules Street.

Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Summit to provide insight into Moody’s prognosis of SA

The Moody’s Investors Service summit this week will provide some insight into the credit-rating agency’s prognosis of SA.

China’s August exports unexpectedly shrink as US shipments slump September 8, 2019

China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the United States (US) slowed sharply, pointing to further weakness in the world’s second-largest economy and underlining a pressing need for more stimulus as the Sino-US trade war escalates. 

Have your say on the NHI bill September 8, 2019

The Portfolio Committee on Health has called on interested individuals and relevant stakeholders to submit written comments as well as indicate interest in making an oral submission on the National Health Insurance Bill [B11 – 2019].

Sports News

Australia retain Ashes with Old Trafford triumph September 8, 2019

Australia have retained the Ashes with victory over England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Leclerc triggers Ferrari frenzy with Italian GP win September 8, 2019

Charles Leclerc triggered a frenzy of Ferrari celebration on Sunday after holding off a race-long Mercedes challenge to take the Italian Formula One team’s first home grand prix victory since 2010. 

Various memorial services planned for Chester Williams September 8, 2019

Various memorial services have been planned for former Springbok rugby player Chester Williams this coming week, but funeral arrangements have not yet been finalised.

Cheetahs hold off Lions to win Currie Cup September 7, 2019

Free State Cheetahs scored four first-half tries but ended up having to hold on grimly for a 31-28 win at home to the Golden Lions in Saturday’s Currie Cup final at the Free State Stadium.

Andreescu fends off Williams comeback to win US Open September 8, 2019

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a 6-3 7-5 win over Serena Williams on Saturday.

Trevor Nyakane returns to SA but should face All Blacks in Japan September 8, 2019

Springbok management confident prop will recover in time for opening match

Press Releases

The Franschhoek Pass is back in business

After more than two months of being closed due to rockfalls caused by heavy rains, the Franschhoek Pass has been…

New female pop group releases debut single and album!

One Voice, South Africa’s favourite new female pop group, has just released their debut album and music enthusiasts are excited…

TOKARA sweeps the board in Tim Atkin SA Special Report

TOKARA’s flagship white blend has been hailed one of Tim Atkin’s ‘wines of the year’ in his highly regarded 2019…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Now you can hang a uniquely South African classic in your mancave

Brian Joss – SentiMETAL has launched a very limited series of prints, each paying tribute to uniquely South African cars.…

Tyre making using more technology to help fleet owners cut costs

Brian Joss – Bridgestone is using increasing amounts of technology to help fleet owners get the maximum use from their…

Festival of Motoring proved a great success despite economic challenges

The fourth annual Festival of Motoring which was held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from August 22 to 24…

Agreements must be honoured

Over the years, and particularly since the dawning of the Constitutional era, litigants have tried to rely on the principals…

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