Friday Morning Edition

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WRAP

Five bikers missing overnight found safe.  Go George trying to negotiate Phase Four.  De Krans introduce their latest offering – perfect for summer.

The latest Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter.

Trump and Liu He to meet again re the trade wars.  England and Ireland make some progress on Brexit.  Zelensky denies Trump blackmailed him.  Turks already moving on the Kurds.

US blacklists the Guptas and urges SA to take swift action.  Zuma will find out today if he’s corruption trial will go ahead or not.

Trade war optimism rubs off on the JSE.  Australia launches first ‘sovereign gold digital token’.  Ramaphosa says ESKOM will not be sold.

Franco Smith wants to go out on a high.  IRB criticized for not having a plan B.  Djokovic and Federer advance in Shangai.  


Latest Local News 

Five bikers reported missing last night found safe

Oudtshoorn, 10 October 2019 – The Oudtshoorn Municipality’s Disaster Management Centre received reports last night around 20:30 of bikers that reportedly got lost in the Kamanassie Nature Reserve area.

Go George progressing to implementing Phase Four

The Ministry of Transport has again met with the Western Cape Transport Department and the George Municipality, to discuss the George Integrated Transport Network.

De Krans Free Run Chenin Blanc …… – A Summer Celebration

With Summer in full bloom, the De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2019 is the perfect celebration of the warmer days and Summer-inspired food.


Latest Local Sports News

 


International News

Trump to meet China’s Liu He in high-stakes trade talks October 10, 2019

Donald Trump’s announcement sends stocks surging, helping erase much of the losses from earlier in the week

Boris Johnson and Ireland’s Leo Varadkar see (‘cautious’) Brexit pathway October 10, 2019

After ‘detailed and constructive’ talks, the two leaders say a deal is in their mutual interest, but that more work is needed (and time)

Ukraine’s Zelensky denies Trump tried to ‘blackmail’ him October 10, 2019

The United States president’s request that Zelensky probe the activities of Joe Biden’s son Hunter has sparked an impeachment probe in the US

More than 60 000 displaced by Turkey assault on Syria: monitor October 10, 2019

Turkey’s military offensive on northeastern Syria has displaced more than 60 000 people in less than a day, a war monitor says.


National News

US blacklists Gupta family for ‘widespread corruption’ October 10, 2019

The Guptas leveraged their political connections to engage in widespread corruption and bribery, and capture government contracts, the US says

SA urged to take swift action against the Guptas as US piles on pressure October 10, 2019

South African authorities must crack the whip on the Gupta family, say opposition parties as the US moved to blacklist the controversial brothers and their associate Salim Essa.

Jacob Zuma to find out on Friday whether corruption trial will go ahead October 10, 2019

If the decision by the three judges goes against him, it will be devastating for the former president


Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE has best day in a month on renewed optimism on trade October 10, 2019

Disappointing local mining and manufacturing data, however, keep a lid on gains on the local bourse

‘World’s first sovereign gold digital token’ launched in Australia October 10, 2019

InfiniGold’s token will join a growing number of cryptocoins whose value is underpinned by physical gold

JSE gets boost from US-China trade war optimism October 10, 2019

Reports have suggested the US is considering a currency deal with China that could also see some tariffs lifted next week

Eskom not going to be privatised: Ramaphosa October 10, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised that Eskom is not going to be privatised. He is answering questions in the National Council of Provinces.


Sports News

Smith aims to complete Cheetahs reign on high note October 10, 2019

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith will look to sign off his spell in Bloemfontein on a high note by continuing their unbeaten run in the Guinness PRO14 against Munster.

KEVIN MCCALLUM: It must be typhoon season if Plan B is crossed fingers October 11, 2019

Rugby authorities have dithered over the possibility of World Cup games being cancelled due to the weather

Djokovic, Federer progress to Shanghai quarters October 10, 2019

World number one Novak Djokovic produced a majestic display in a 7-5 6-3 victory over American John Isner on Thursday.


Press Releases

Grande Provence rings in the festive season

Treat friends and family this festive season to a Franschhoek fine-dining feast at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.    Embrace the…

Verona releases first single after journey on The Voice SA!

 “Jy’s my dag, jy’s my nag. Jy’s die rede dat ek leef. Jy’s my asem, my krag. Jy’s die een…

TOKARA triumphs with 4th FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 award

TOKARA, the family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, has staked its claim as one of South Africa’s best Sauvignon Blanc producers…

Elrio signing is a major coup for Madibaz football

The Madibaz Football Club have scored a major coup by signing on former Bafana Bafana player Elrio van Heerden as…

Georgetown visiting the Western Cape – a Blue Billie Folk Pop band – all the way from Gauteng

Georgetown is a multi-instrumental Bluebilly Folk Pop band from Pretoria South Africa. Formed in February 2014, the talented musicians have…

New single, New Horison (Nuwe Horison) for Len

Len Muller, has been succesful in the music industry for 7 years, and needs absolutely no introduction. This versatile and…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Economic challenges but Volkswagen Group South Africa makes significant gains

Brian Joss – Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) showed a solid performance in the South African passenger car market from…

How to study Maths and Sciences

The year-end exams are coming up. This can be a time of immense stress and anxiety for teachers, learners and…

National Transport Month: MB offers safety pack on Actros

Brian Joss – In 2005 the South African government declared October as National Transport Month to raise awareness on the…

SA Taxi and Bridgestone partnership in road safety drive

Brian Joss – With South Africa having one of the world’s poorest road safety records and nearly 20% of accidents…

Need for better maintenance as more people keeping their cars for longer, says AA

Brian Joss – More than 90 percent of South Africans say they are keeping their vehicles for longer due to…

Transport Month: Increase in hijackings shows importance of vigilance

The increase in the number of car hijackings over the past 8 years shows the importance of driver vigilance, at…

The Do’s of Social Media Marketing

As someone has so aptly said, when you are in any doubt as to the appropriateness of something you intend…


Until next time…

Bruce

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