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Get involved in the OCC this Saturday. Plett NSRI personnel win international innovation award.  George Mayor and Municipal Manager respond to the Hawks raid.  Oudtshoorn spends on infrastructure.  Go George route changes during the OCC.  NSRI busy in Plett and Sedgefield.  George planned power outages for Victoria Heights and Saasveld.  Water outage for Denneoord.  George Gin Festival at the Fat Fish.

Louis Oosthuizen Junior Golf Academy trio Martin Vorster, Christo Lamprecht and Jordan Duminy are among five leading GolfRSA National Squad juniors who will compete for the International Team in the 2nd Junior Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia on 8-9 December.  Woman Riders World Relay (WRWR) passing through De Rust in January.

Netanyahu talks about taking back the West Bank.  Trump fires Bolton.  China’s economy is feeling the pinch.  Taliban talks it up.  Where will Brexit land?

Zuma must pay up or lose his ‘home’.  Former SABC COO wants his job back.  Gid rid of the PP already.  SABC’s bungling of the President’s speech was deliberate.

JSE down with miners faring worst.  Moody’s gives SA another break.  If you want to know what the Chinese state is like, have a look at Alibaba.

Proteas optimistic about the future.  Smith sees the significance of the Cheetah’s win.  Preparations for the Davis Cup tie going well.  Super Rugby will run uninterrupted next year.


LATEST LOCAL NEWS

The OCC organisers need your help

Garden Route, George – (Sep 2019). There are a number of ways you can get involved in the Outeniqua Cycle Challenge which takes place in George on Saturday 14 September.

Plett NSRI personnel win international innovation award

NSRI are delighted to announce our NSRI Plettenberg Bay, Station 14, station commander, Marc Rodgers, and NSRI Plettenberg Bay, Station 14, coxswain, Robbie Gibson, attending the IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) awards in London were awarded second place, in the IMRF Innovation and Technology Awards announcements, for their purpose-designed rescue stretcher.

Response to investigation report by MEC Bredell

It is mindboggling and astounding for the Municipality to have learnt from a media statement that the MEC for local government, environmental affairs and development planning, Anton Bredell “Orders investigation into George Municipality and Probe ordered into George Municipality over alleged fraud and corruption”

Executive Mayor – Response to investigation report by MEC Bredell

Notice is taken of the local government minister’s intention to proceed with further investigation into the George Municipality as announced by the minister yesterday afternoon.

From new waste water treatment works to upgrading of toilets and new Restaurant for Cango Caves

Oudtshoorn, 10 September 2019 – Cango Caves, a tourist icon in the Klein Karoo and Garden Route areas, which is situated 30km north of Oudtshoorn, has recently unveiled a modern waste water treatment plant and is set to open a brand new restaurant while also upgrading its ablution facilities.

GO GEORGE adapting routes for Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge

GO GEORGE will be making temporary changes to certain routes to make way for the athletes participating in the Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) on Saturday 14 September 2019.

Patient evacuation – Plettenberg Bay

Ross Badenhorst, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said: At 20h33, Monday, 09 September, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew launched sea rescue Ray Farnham Rescuer, accompanied by the NSRI Station 14 duty doctor, to rendezvous with a fishing vessel 6 nautical miles off-shore of Plettenberg Bay to patient evacuate a male crewman suffering a medical emergency.

Non fatal drowning – Sedgefield

Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: At 18h24, Monday, 09 September, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Cola Beach, Sedgefield.

Planned power outage – portion of Victoria Heights

FRIDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:30

Planned power outage – portion of Saasveld

WEDNESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:30

Public Notification – Water Outage for Denneoord, Monday 16 September

Repair work will be undertaken on the pipeline that supplies water from the 9Ml reservoir on Monday 16 September by Urwhebo-Transand.

George Gin Festival 2019

Presented by The Fat Fish restaurant in partnership with Sanlam Private Wealth the George gin festival is a celebration of local craft gin distillers.


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Southern Cape trio for Junior Presidents Cup

CAPE TOWN, 10 September 2019 – Five of South Africa’s top junior golf talents – Jayden Schaper, Martin Vorster, Christo Lamprecht, Sam Simpson and Jordan Duminy – will be heading to Australia for the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup in December.

Woman Riders World Relay (WRWR) passing through De Rust in January

There is a global woman motorcycle group called Women Riders World Relay (WRWR).  The aim of the relay is to WOW the industry into realizing the global market for women in Motorsports, and to ignite a global sisterhood of inspirational women to promote courage, adventure, unity, and passion for biking from all corners of the world. This is the largest worldwide motorbike relay in history. WRWR is created by woman for woman.


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


International News

Benjamin Netanyahu promises to extend Israeli sovereignty over West Bank September 10, 2019

Israel’s prime minister in bid to attract right-wing votes ahead of election

Trump gives hawk John Bolton his marching orders September 10, 2019

The announcement comes days after Trump abandoned a plan to bring Taliban leaders to Camp David for peace talks

China to scrap quotas on two foreign investment schemes September 10, 2019

This comes as a weakening yuan and rising outflows prompt Beijing to attract more foreign capital, however, the move may be largely symbolic

Taliban vows to continue fight against US after Donald Trump rejects talks September 10, 2019

Renewed war of words between the two sides raises the spectre of violence in Afghanistan

This is what the backstop means for Brexit September 10, 2019

With few options left to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, EU officials say that he may need to return to the idea of keeping the Northern Ireland border open to clinch a deal


National News

Jacob Zuma must cough up R7.3m or lose Nkandla home September 10, 2019

Court papers show that as of August 2018 the former president was in arrears with his monthly repayments by almost R110,000

SABC former COO wants court to declare his dismissal invalid September 10, 2019

Chris Maroleng argues in court papers he was denied contractual right to appeal

Mkhwebane’s use of Financial Intelligence Centre information illegal, says Ramaphosa’s lawyer September 10, 2019

Director stipulated information provided was not evidence and was to be used for intelligence purposes only

Cyril was ‘sabotaged’ in prime time address blunder — SABC September 10, 2019

The national broadcaster has “strong prima facie evidence” indicating that the broadcast of the incorrect clip was deliberate


Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes lower with miners faring worst September 10, 2019

Manufacturing production contracted 1.1% in July from a downwardly revised 3.6% in June

SA safe from a Moody’s downgrade — for now September 10, 2019

Agency to issue a report after the tabling of medium-term budget policy statement in October

Alibaba set for ‘big challenge’ as flamboyant chairman Ma departs September 10, 2019

Alibaba’s Jack Ma will step down from the Chinese firm on Tuesday, leaving his handpicked successor a daunting task of steering the $460 billion juggernaut.


Sports News

Proteas looking to build to the future September 10, 2019

Proteas team director Enoch Nkwe believes that it’s about time South Africa look to the future.

Smith on significance at Cheetahs rugby over success September 10, 2019

The Toyota Cheetahs are the 2019 Currie Cup winners who snatched the glory under the guidance of outgoing coach Franco Smith.

Marcos Ondruska: Preparations are going well ahead of Davis Cup September 10, 2019

Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town will be the venue to host South Africa’s crucial Euro/Africa Group 2 Davis Cup tie against Bulgaria, on 13 and 14 September 2019.

Super Rugby to run uninterrupted in 2020 September 10, 2019

In a major change from previous non-RWC years, the competition will run uninterrupted until the final on 20 June, as the traditional mid-year Test window moves to a later slot from next year.


PRESS RELEASES

New app recycles waste – disposes of hassles

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A great year for Janie Bay

It`s been an exciting year for the popular singer-songwriter Janie Bay. Her debut Afrikaans solo single “Amper Daar” was released…

Lee Scott is back with a new single – VRY!

Over the past fourteen years, Lee Scott has become a household name in the South African music arena. Therefore, it…

Jaenette Jacobs’s star shines brightly!

Although the winner of the very first series of VIA (channel 147) and Apprentesses SA’s reality program, STER-STATUS, was announced…

South Africa’s Best Bartenders to compete in the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2020 National

On Monday, 16 September, ten of South Africa’s finest bartenders will demonstrate their inventiveness and skill in a cocktail competition…

The Benefits of Purchasing Meat Online

There is a myriad of advantages to buying meat online. Generally, people go to the store and purchase their meat…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES

Hard work on Ranger pays off for Woolridge-Huxtable head for home stretch

Brian Joss – The exciting and extremely competitive South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) has hit the home stretch, with…

Encouraging reduction in time to sell homes, reports Pam Golding Properties

Signs of an emerging turnaround in residential property activity are continuing, as the housing market in South Africa demonstrates ongoing…

R60billion investment could be unlocked for SA motor industry

Brian Joss – As much as R60-billion could be invested in the South African vehicle and component manufacturing industries in…


Until next time…

Bruce

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