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The SCFPA is still driving the initiative to reduce the risk of fire. Wilderness spends most of the weekend without water – thank goodness we have a municipality that works – and works over the weekends if necessary.
The latest George Golf Club Newsletter. Free State chase down a big total at the Rec. SWD Cricket announces age-group teams for the national weeks. Team Kwano continue their impressive rise.
Is Tulsi Gabbard positioning herself for 2024 – if so, it’s a very smart move? Kurds finally get off their high horse and make a deal with Turkey. US to withdraw up to 1000 troops from Syria – not my circus – not my monkeys. Chinese government feeling the pressure from internal opposition.
Will Mmusi Maimane survive – I think not – he doesn’t have the spine and the DA is in a mess. Municipalities get deeper into debt. Ramaphosa goes to London – sign some more trade deals.
China on the back foot re the trade war? Another quarterly contraction? It’s time for action on the economy – and we’ll have to swallow some bitter pills in the next few years. W Cape seems to have a good record when it comes to paying creditors.
‘Bok women are champions of Africa, Bafana down Mali but the Proteas take a pasting. Welcome to the big league Japan – the success story of the RWC thus far. Ferrari just not up to it as Mercedes secure their 6th consecutive contructors trophy. Who’s in the bigger mess, SA Cricket or WP Cricket?
Latest Local News
The South Cape Fire Protection Association (SCFPA), George Municipality and a private property owner are combining efforts to reduce fire load and related risks on a large agricultural property above Wilderness.
Water Supply restored to ALL areas of Wilderness and surrounds. PLEASE REDUCE CONSUMPTION to ensure sustainable water supply to the whole area.
Latest Local Sports News
Free State, thanks to a massive run chase in their second innings, outplayed SWD in their Cricket South Africa Provincial Three-Day match that ended at the Recreation Ground on Saturday. The visitors from Bloemfontein were victorious courtesy of an unbroken 157 runs partnership for the 6th wicket.
South Western Districts Cricket this week announced the teams for the Cricket South Africa Youth weeks that will be held in December.
The second edition of the Rainmaker RollerCoaster was won yesterday by Siphe Ncapayi and Nik Cook racing for Team Kwano. The pair dominated the 500km point to point race, finishing 35 minutes ahead of the field.
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said Friday that she may skip Tuesday’s primary debate because the Democratic National Committee has rigged the system to influence the primary result, according to The Hill.
Kurds announce deal with Syria against Turkey’s offensive October 13, 2019
The massively outgunned Kurds describe their deal with the Syrian government as a necessary step to stop Turkey’s assault
Pentagon says up to 1,000 US troops to withdraw from northern Syria October 13, 2019
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Fox News that the number of troops being pulled back totaled ‘less than a thousand.’
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Sunday that any attempt to divide China will be crushed, as Beijing faces political challenges in months-long protests in Hong Kong and US criticism over its treatment of Muslim minority groups.
A critical week lies ahead for the DA, as the party’s highest decision-making body between congresses is set to meet over the coming weekend.
The office of the auditor-general is burdened with outstanding debt of R744m in unpaid audit fees, with nearly half of it being due by municipalities.
Ramaphosa arrives in London for 2-day working visit October 13, 2019
According to a statement from the Presidency, the president was expected to deliver the opening address at the 6th ‘Financial Times’ Africa Summit on Monday.
China focuses more on progress, less on a pending US trade deal October 12, 2019
Two parties have ‘an honest, highly efficient, and constructive discussion’ in economic and trade issues
Retail sales data isn’t usually gripping stuff, but with the economy rapidly losing momentum economists will be hanging on every word of the retail release this week for a clearer indication as to whether overall growth contracted during the third quarter.
On October 30 finance minister Tito Mboweni will unveil the medium-term budget policy statement. This provides an update on budget performance in 2019 and critically also sets new revenue and expenditure targets for the next three fiscal years.
W Cape Government boasts 99 % of invoices paid within 30 days October 13, 2019
The Western Cape Government says it has paid 99 % of all invoices for goods and services within 30 days to all it’s suppliers for the 2018/2019 financial year.
Springbok Women’s Sevens champions of Africa October 13, 2019
The Springbok Women’s Sevens side confirmed their status as the best team in Africa when they won the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens.
Bafana down Mali to claim Nelson Mandela Challenge title October 13, 2019
Bafana Bafana have defeated Mali in their friendly to lift the Nelson Mandela Challenge title in Port Elizabeth.
Japan fans jubilant over first trip to knockout stage October 13, 2019
Japan fans hugged, exchanged high-fives and chanted “Nippon!” as the gong sounded at the end of their game against Scotland.
Rampant India send Proteas packing October 13, 2019
India maintained their formidable home record by crushing South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second test at Pune to clinch the three-test series with a match to spare on Sunday.
Valtteri Bottas roared to victory in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes clinched the Formula One constructors’ championship and guaranteed themselves an unprecedented sixth consecutive title double.
Cricket SA denies being in breach of the memorandum of incorporation between the organisations
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