Tuesday Morning Edition

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WRAP

Introducing the Borgward Isabella.  The Knysna Municipality invites comment on their Tourism Destination Plan.  George holds a very successful tourism conference.  George Municipal officials plant trees.  Busy weekend for the George Fire Brigade.  Knysna October Boerie Bash.  Pedal power raises safety awareness in Mossel Bay.

Jordan Duminy will be representing SA internationally.  The latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

Who else gets the feeling Trump is trolling the media re the visit to Scotland.  Putin’s party takes a beating in Moscow.  Not sure why anyone thinks peace is ever possible in Israel/Palestine.  Trump declares the Taliban talks dead.  The Queen sides with the anti-Brexiteers.  UK parliament to vote on an election date and then get suspended.

The DA is forced to get rid of some of the bloat.  Hlaudi has no matric, but has people skills!  Nigerian ambassador agrees Nigerian criminals not above the law in SA.  Naspers and gold pull the JSE down.  Edcon chief says SA’s growth not enough to create jobs.  The ANC quarrels over Mboweni’s economic plan.  

Proteas ready to put the CWC behind them, but do they have the leadership?  I fear the India tour will be worse.  Gary Kirsten back in SA cricket.  Cape Town to stage a Davis Cup tie.  Who is Amol Muzumdar and has he ever been to India.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS

The Southern Cape Old Car Club Heritage Tour 2019 pays tribute to the partaking Borgward

GEORGE – The annual Heritage Tour of the Southern Cape Old Car Club (SCOCC), proudly supported by ReCollection Rides, takes place on 20 to 24 September.

Have your say in Knysna Municipality’s Tourism Destination Plan

Knysna Municipality has compiled a tourism destination plan for the greater Knysna area. The plan, titled Destination Knysna. Towards a sustainable tourism economy in Knysna, is now available for public perusal and comment.

Tourism conference a resounding success

A successful Tourism Conference was hosted by George Municipality’s Tourism Department to kick off celebrations for Tourism Month.

Officials plant trees during Arbour Week: 2-6 September 2019

Environmental Services officials planted 15 indigenous trees on 6 September 2019 as part of Arbour week. The park or open space in Hibiscus Street, Rosemoor was also beautified.

George Fire Brigade handles high number of emergency callouts for past weekend

The George Municipal Fire Brigade handled 24 emergency callouts this weekend (Friday 6 September to Sunday 8 September) including eleven (11) grassburns, three (3) accidents, a drowning, five (5) informal structure and one (1) formal structure fires.

September 2019 Boerie Bash

Raising Safety Awareness

The Pedal Power Association is hosting a the second Stay Wider of the Rider Awareness ride in Mossel Bay on Tuesday 24 September at 8h00 starting from SHELL Truck Port Voorbaai.


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Golfers De Beer and Duminy capped for South Africa September 9, 2019

The SA Golf Association have named six GolfRSA National Squad members to fly the flag for South Africa in four upcoming international events.


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Trump insists Air Force use of his Scotland resort ‘nothing to do with me’ September 9, 2019

Democrats to probe whether Donald Trump has broken laws against profiting from the presidency

Putin’s United Russia party loses a third of seats in Moscow election September 9, 2019

Setback for United Russia party follows biggest street protests in years against exclusion of a large number of opposition candidates

No hope for peace between Palestinians, Israel in ‘near future’ September 10, 2019

There is no hope of achieving peace between the Palestinian factions and Palestinians with Israel in the near future, chairperson of Qatar’s Gaza Reconstruction Committee, formed to rebuild Gaza’s war-destroyed homes and public infrastructure says.

Trump says US-Taliban talks are ‘dead’ September 9, 2019

President Donald Trump says that long-running talks with the Taliban that were meant to end with a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan are now “dead.”

Queen approves Brexit delay law – House of Lords September 9, 2019

Queen Elizabeth II has given her formal approval to a law that would force the government to delay Brexit if it is not able to strike a divorce deal with Brussels, the House of Lords said.

UK parliament suspension set to begin after MPs vote on election September 9, 2019

The controversial suspension will begin shortly after MPs are set to vote again against Johnson’s bid to hold a snap election next month – two weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union.


NATIONAL NEWS

DA staff face layoffs, no bonuses after poor election showing September 9, 2019

Party is running out of money as it has built up an enormous staff component over the years but has been struggling to raise funds since the May polls, insiders claim

No matric, but Hlaudi Motsoeneng had people skills, former SABC chair says September 9, 2019

Ben Ngubane explains the meteoric rise of one of the public broadcaster’s most colourful figures

Nigerian ambassador: Nigerians involved in crime in SA must face the law September 9, 2019

Commissioner Kabiru Kabiru said the high commission was aware of allegations levelled against Nigerians amid the ongoing xenophobic attacks in the country.


BUSINESS NEWS

MARKET WRAP: JSE led lower by Naspers and gold miners September 9, 2019

Global markets are mixed as investors consider future stimulus packages by major global economies

Edcon chief warns SA’s growth rate is not enough to create jobs September 10, 2019

CEO Grant Pattison urges the government to create ‘positive investment climate’

Conflict over process could compromise discussion on Mboweni economic plan, says Jonas September 9, 2019

Former deputy finance minister warns that key aspects of growth plan risk being overlooked


SPORTS NEWS

Pretorius: Proteas to put the hurt of CWC behind us September 9, 2019

Dwaine Pretorius reveals that the Proteas are hitting the reset button and are putting their failure at Cricket World Cup behind them.

Here to have fun and frequent myself with SA cricket – Kirsten September 9, 2019

World Cup-winning coach and former Proteas batsman Gary Kirsten has played down his return to South African cricket as being nothing more than a chance to reconnect with the domestic game in the country. 

Cape Town geared for Davis Cup action this weekend September 9, 2019

South Africa will play Bulgaria in Davis Cup action this weekend, as Cape Town will host this key Euro Africa Group H tie at the Kelvin Grove Club in Newlands. 

What you need to know about Proteas’ interim batting coach September 9, 2019

Cricket South Africa announced on Monday that Amol Muzumdar, a name not familiar to many South African cricket fans, will take up the role as interim batting coach.


PRESS RELEASES

South African Artist Anna Wolf Wins Prestigious Grand Prize in 2019 Unsigned Only Music Competition

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Plenty of fun as East Londoners celebrate arrival of spring

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Samara Private Game Reserve introduces authentic new safari experience

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Whale of a Time to be had at the inaugural ‘Whale Week’ at The Marine Hotel in Hermanus

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Madibaz karate trio heading to world champs

Three Madibaz karatekas will keep the Nelson Mandela University flag flying high when they compete in the World Open Championships…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES

Renegade leads the Jeep® electrification process

Brian Joss – Following its world premiere at the Geneva motor show last March and its international on-road debut at…

SA Motor Industry: Six focus areas as Government reimagines its industrialisation strategy

Brian Joss – The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, which is now headed up by Ebrahim Patel, who was…

New Volkswagen Polo reaches 200 000 milestone

Brian Joss – Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a historical milestone on 6 September, when the 200 000th unit…


Until next time…

Bruce

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