Friday Morning Edition

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Health surveillance responsibility from the GRDM.  Garden Route Dam Spillway construction on course.  Mossel Bay Business Chamber annual awards.  News and awards from Boplaas and De Krans.  

The latest Knysna & Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletters.

Russiam police crack down on opposition.  Dems beating the impeachment drum again.  Netanyahu faces criticism over West Bank take-over plans.  US and S Korea to meet over N Korea.  

VBS boss says he stole his assets fairly and squarely.  Our military is in a mess.  SA crime stats paint a bleak picture.  SANParks officials talk about striking.

JSE boosted after ECB unleashes stimulus and the Rand strengthens.  Steinhoff hit with a massive fine.  

Cheetahs and Kings go straight in the Pro14.  Buttler fights back after England collapse – again.  Matfield likes the ‘Bok squad.  Davis Cup tie this weekend.

Latest Local News 

Garden Route DM: Health Surveillance of Premises

Health surveillance of premises is a function of Garden Route District Municipality’s (GRDM’s) Municipal Health Services (MHS) Section who serve to promote safe, healthy and hygienic conditions at all premises e.g. housing, business, and public premises.

Garden Route Dam Spillway: 54 tons of reinforcement to be used in spillway

The raising of the Garden Route Dam spillway and wall commenced in May 2019 and is on program to be completed within the 10 months construction program.

Diamond Gala evening for Mossel Bay Business Chamber

The Mossel Bay Business Chamber celebrated 10 years of excellence service to the community with a gala event at the Diaz Hotel and Resort on Friday.

Winning Cape Port-styled Fortifieds & Portuguese Cultivar Wines at the 2019 CAPPA Challenge

A panel of esteemed South African wine judges chaired by Christine Rudman (CWM) , which included Dr Winnie Bowman (CWM), Colin Frith (Hon.CWM), Raymond Noppe (CWM), Ulrich Hohns and Solly Monyamane (as trainee) were in attendance for this year’s Cape Port Producers Association (CAPPA) Port & Wine Challenge.

Double Gold and Gold for De Krans!

Awards season is in full swing and De Krans Wines is bringing home the awards, earning a Double Gold and Gold at the recent 2019 Vitis Vinifera Awards.

De Krans Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2018: the perfect wine for Summer

De Krans Wines, traditionally well-known for their port style wines, has successfully made a name for themselves in recent years with producing exceptional Portuguese dry wines (including the Tritonia Calitzdorp Blend, which recently won the Trophy for best Red Blend at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show for the second time).

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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

Russia police launch mass raids against opposition activists September 12, 2019

The raids were carried out at more than 200 addresses of offices and supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Democrats intensify ‘impeachment’ probe of Trump September 13, 2019

Democrats have stepped up their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump even as the party’s leaders remained dubious about the political value of the move 14 months before the next presidential election.

Israel’s Netanyahu faces criticism over annexation plan September 12, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election pledge to annex the West Bank’s Jordan Valley drew praise from right-wing allies Wednesday, but opponents called it a desperate bid to remain in office.

Moon, Trump expected to meet at UN amid hopes for new North Korea talks September 13, 2019

Seoul and Washington are working to fix a date for the meeting during Moon’s trip to New York for the UN General Assembly from 22-26 September, Moon’s spokeswoman Ko Min-jung told a briefing.

National News

I won’t hand over my assets, says VBS boss September 13, 2019

Bank’s former chief operating officer says will he appeal against a final sequestration order against him

SA Air Force, Navy financials in ‘dire straits’ September 12, 2019

They’ve told Parliament budget constraints have made the maintenance and repair of aircraft and vessels unaffordable and are also threatening the viability of the local defence industry.

Crime stats 2019 by province September 13, 2019

Murder, sexual offences and other contact crimes rose in the past financial year across the country, but how do the stats look in your province?

SANparks employees plan to embark on nationwide strike September 12, 2019

SANPark employees are planning a nationwide strike, including at the world-famous Kruger National Park, over unresolved wage disputes and unanswered complaints to management.

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE boosted after ECB unleashes stimulus September 12, 2019

Mining production increased by 2.4% year-on-year in July, from a contraction of 4.2% in June

Rand rises against euro as ECB turns on the money taps again September 12, 2019

The European Central Bank says it expects key interest rates to remain at their present levels or lower until inflation picks up

Struggling Steinhoff hit with multi-million rand fine September 12, 2019

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has imposed an administrative penalty of 53 million rand to retail giant Steinhoff. 

Sports News

Cheetahs, Kings raring to go as PRO14 season approaches September 12, 2019

Cheetahs scrumhalf, Ruan Pienaar and Southern Kings lock, JC Astle, are thrilled with the prospect of the 2019/20 PRO14 season kicking off in two weeks’ time.

Buttler strikes back against Australia after England collapse September 12, 2019

Jos Buttler saved England’s blushes by counter-attacking against Australia to lift his side to 271-8 after they collapsed on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test.

Matfield full of praise for Springbok squad September 12, 2019

Former Springboks captain and lock forward Victor Matfield has described the late Chester Williams as a great rugby ambassador to the South Africans and believes he will be sorely missed by those he has left behind.

Lloyd Harris and Raven Klaasen spearhead SA’s Davis Cup tie September 12, 2019

Players plan to impress home fans when they face Bulgaria team in Cape Town

Press Releases

Madibaz retain EP women’s squash title

The Madibaz women’s squash team continued their dominance of the Eastern Province first league when they retained the title last…

Don’t miss Groote Post’s Spring Country Market on Sunday 29th September

With the West Coast spring flowers ablaze in bloom and summer knocking on the door, the Pentz family invites you…

Momentum introduces safety alert for consumer peace of mind

Momentum Short Term Insurance has boosted its safety offerings for customers with the introduction of Safety Alert, an innovative emergency…

Valuable Hinterland additions to this year’s ALFA programme

Hinterland will once again be a central role-player at the fourth ALFA (African Livestock Trade Fair) this year and it…

World Class Rosé triumphs at Rosé Rocks 2019

The results of the 2019 Rosé Rocks wine competition have been announced. The Rosé Rocks 2019 results include a stunning…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

The evolution of a sports utility vehicle, Ford’s way

Brian Joss – Take a look around on the roads today, and you will see Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) everywhere.…

Aerodynamics has a crucial role to play in a car’s development

Brian Joss – Aerodynamics is a term often associated with motor-sports, or cars with very high or exceptionally high performances.…

Motor manufacturers face a challenge not yet defined

Brian Joss – The global vehicle manufacturing and related industries are facing enormous disruptors at present and it is a…

Championship calling: Lategan/Cummings have cross-country rally series almost in the bag

Brian Joss – Victory on last month’s Bronkhorstspruit 400, Round 4 of the 2019 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), moved…

Cartoon – European Migrants

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