Monday Morning Edition

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Steinhoff & Pepkor fight back.  GRDM Roads & Transport lead the way.  George Library participates in 10th Funda Mzantzi Championship.  SANParks put on a memorable free week.  Job vacancy at the Langeberg Mall.  Skydive Mossel Bay remind locals of their September special.  De Krans wins an award for their Rosé.

S Cape takes on Ekurhuleni on Day of the golf IPT today.  The latest Fancourt & George Golf Club Newsletters.

The pendulum keeps swinging in Italy.  Will McCabe and Comey finally face real charges?  Iran denies involvement in the Iranian attacks.

Cabinet to make major decisions on Eskom and SAA.  The PP fights back.  Ramaphosa tries to contain the African immigrant backlash.  

SARB considering another rate cut, as is the Fed.  Mboweni detects early signs of an economic recovery.  No Treasury doesn’t even bother to tell us about bailouts.

Proteas denied some game time by the rain.  England squares the series.  Europe wins the Solheim Cup.  ‘Boks ready for clash no.99 with the All Blacks – what a clash no.100 is going to be in a few weeks time.  Just a reminder to all those who don’t know, or who may have forgotten – Liverpool are 5 points clear.

Latest Local News

Steinhoff: “The spirit of selective disclosure lives on”

Steinhoff and Pepkor today applied for leave to appeal against the interim interdict obtained over Steinhoff by the former owners of Tekkie Town.

GRDM Roads & Transport Planning – A leader in new machinery and women empowerment

Officials from the Garden Route District Roads and Transport Planning Department, on 6 September 2019, welcomed a brand new Chip Spreader to their yellow fleet, at a road construction site in Friemersheim near Great Brak River.

George Library participates in 10th Funda Mzantzi Championship

This is the 5th year that George Municipality and specifically our library officials are involved in the annual Funda Mzanti Championship which was established by the National Library of South Africa Centre to support and assist communities in establishing and sustaining book clubs.

Memorable colourful free access week

South African National Parks closed its free access week with a bang on Sunday 15th September 2019.

Situations Vacant: Store Manager Langebaan Mall

A well-known Fashion retailer has a vacancy available for a Store Manager in Langeberg Mall – Mosselbaai

Skydiving Special for Local Residents

Skydive Mossel Bay is offering local residents of Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, and Oudtshoorn a substantial discount on a tandem skydive from 10,000 feet, during September 2019.

Double Gold again for De Krans Pinotage Rosé at Rosé Rocks

The De Krans Pinotage Rosé has done it again. For the 2nd year in a row it has been awarded the prestigious Double Gold medal at the recent Rosé Rocks competition. This year the award was bestowed on the 2019 vintage.

Millers Inc. Wills Week: 16 -20 September 2019

Never giving up on Pinotage

Latest Local Sports News

Lions primed for SA IPT defense in Mbombela

Southern Cape take on a youthful Ekurhuleni side.

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter

International News

Italy: Salvini Forms Alliance with Berlusconi Against New Leftist Coalition

Populist League (Lega) leader Matteo Salvini met with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi this week to forge a new alliance against the new leftist coalition government.

Andrew McCabe, James Comey will face criminal charges over FISA abuses, top House Republican predicts

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) predicted Sunday that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will hit with an indictment and criminal charges — and that former FBI Director James Comey could face a similar fate.

Iran denies launching Saudi oil attacks September 15, 2019

US points finger squarely at Teheran, saying there is no evidence the attack was launched from Yemen

National News

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Cabinet may take major decision on Eskom and airlines

Parliament will have a packed programme in a week that marks the end of its second term. Afterwards, MPs head off to their constituencies for a two-week break. 

Busisiwe Mkhwebane launches fightback with challenge to ‘unfair’ high court ruling September 16, 2019

Judge’s damning findings on Gupta-linked Estina dairy farm probe are strong ammunition in the calls for public protector’s removal

Cyril Ramaphosa battles with African migrant backlash September 16, 2019

Ramaphosa sends special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several African states

Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: MPC expected to hold off on another cut

The Reserve Bank will likely err on the side of caution this week even as arguments for another interest rate cut mount.

Scapegoat Fed poised to cut rates again as optimism is tested September 15, 2019

Chair Jerome Powell has sent signals that lower interest rates are on their way

Tito Mboweni detects early signs of economic recovery September 13, 2019

The minister said growth in private-sector credit extension increased year-on-year in July from June, but much of this borrowing is going to SOEs

Treasury mum on SABC bailout September 15, 2019

Treasury has declined to comment on reports in a Sunday newspaper regarding the anticipated R3.2 billion bailout for the SABC – saying the Department of Communications was better placed as a stakeholder Department to discuss in the matter.

Sports News

Proteas: KG, Quinny run low on tune-up time September 15, 2019

A couple of ring-rusty senior Proteas players will have rued the washout of the first T20 international against India, writes Rob Houwing.

England win fifth Test to square Ashes series September 15, 2019

England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high.

Europe win Solheim Cup in thrilling finale September 15, 2019

After three days, Suzann Pettersen, playing against Marina Alex in the final match, sank a putt on the 18th green to spark delirium among the European team.

Springboks ready for anything as clash No 99 against All Blacks looms September 15, 2019

Arriving 10 days earlier than their opening-match opponents might yet be the smartest move coach Rassie Erasmus has made

Press Releases

Constantia Glen FIVE 2015 strikes London gold at IWSC

The Constantia Glen flagship red has yet again stepped into the limelight on the world stage with the 2015 vintage…

Steenberg Pinot Noir crowned as SA’s Best Rosé MCC

Steenberg has triumphed at the 2019 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge as the victorious producer of South Africa’s Best Rosé MCC.…

Franschhoek Vignerons Tickled Pink At Rosé Rocks

A competition dedicated entirely to Rosé and Franschhoek Vignerons scooped no less than 17 medals in total at this year’s…

Franschhoek Vignernons go pop at Amorim Cork Challenge

Awards season is in full swing with the 2019 Amorim Cork MCC Challenge results being the latest to be announced. The…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Legendary dealer Basil Green inducted Into the South African Hall of Fame

Brian Joss – As the man behind the legendary range of Perana-branded fast Fords which dominated local motorsport and performance…

Continental to unveil tomorrow’s tyre at Frankfurt Motor Show

Brian Joss – At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Continental will be presenting Conti C.A.R.E., a comprehensive technology system.…

Worried about your retirement savings? 6 steps you can take today

Thinking about your financial future is not always easy when juggling day-to-day expenses. Starting to plan for your retirement early…

Passenger safety week focuses on children

Brian Joss – Last year, 1576 children under the age of 14 died when they were passengers in cars: 157…

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