Wednesday Morning Edition

Good morning all,


The 2020 George Car Show is on track for the weekend of the 8 & 9 February.  Ticket sales open for the Simola Hill Climb.  Visit Knysna returns from promoting the town abroad.  Planned power outage in Uniondale.  Boplaas receives 5 Stars from Platter.  De Krans Moscato Perlé for the sweet life.

The latest SWD Cricket news.  The latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

All is not well at BRICS.  Hong Kong on the brink of collapse.  Israel and Palestine are at each other’s throats again.

SAA finally learning the basics of business?  PP ends up with egg on her face – again.  Eskom reaches a deal with Dobsonville residents – but will they keep it?  SAPS denies a cover-up in the Senzo case.

JSE follows the world higher waiting for Trump’s speech.  Is SA ready for the next financial crisis?  Telkom and Cell C deserve one another.

Welcome back to Sun City Ernie, now behave.  Heyneke Meyer’s light seems to be dimming.  CSA can’t seem to get anything done.


2020 George Old Car Show driven by Scribs BENZeum launched on Friday 8 November

George, Garden Route – (November 2019) The 24th George Old Car Show will take place on 8 & 9 February 2020 at P.W. Botha College in George and a Media Launch was held at the Protea Hotel by Marriot King George on Friday morning.

Ticket sales open for 2020 Simola Hillclimb

Brian Joss – Online ticket sales for the 2020 Simola Hillclimb are now available, giving early-bird fans the opportunity to secure their seats at South Africa’s premier motorsport and motoring lifestyle event, which takes place from 7 to 10 May next year.

Visit Knysna returns from SAT Nordics Roadshow

Visit Knysna (- the promotion and information office of the Greater Knysna area) General Manager, Colleen Durant, has just returned from a promotional education tour to travel trade in the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.

Uniondale – PLANNED Power Outage Notice

THURSDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2019 FROM 09:00 TO 16;30

Boplaas receives five stars and title of Port of the Year from Platter’s wine guide

Boplaas Family Vineyards has received the coveted title of Port Wine of the Year in the latest edition of the Platter’s South African Wine Guide.

De Krans Moscato Perlé – a refreshing alternative to a bubbly

Originally from Italy where it is known as Moscato d’Asti (Moscato from the Asti region in northwest Italy), Moscato as a variety is not exactly new to the South African wine scene.


SWD fail to deliver the knock-out

Although the SWD cricket team had the upper hand for the most part of their Cricket South Africa Provincial three-day match against the Central Gauteng Lions this weekend they failed to deliver the knock-out punch to record an outright victory.

SWD outplayed in One-Dayer

The Central Gauteng Lions (152/2) gave SWD a bloody nose on Sunday with a comprehensive 8 wicket bonus point victory at the Recreation Ground on Sunday.

Can SWD turn the ship around in Pretoria?

The SWD provincial team will have a tough battle this weekend when they travel to Pretoria for a clash against Northerns. The three-day match will start on Thursday whilst the limited over match will be contested on Sunday.

SWD Rural cricket team announced

The SWD Rural cricket team that will participate in the Cricket South Africa Rural Tournament (Coastal Pool) that will be held in George over the period 20-24 November 2019 was announced this week. The team, which are selected from the promotion league clubs are:

SWD age-group cricket teams announced

The SWD teams that will participate in the national age-group weeks have been announced.

SWD Cricket League results

SWD Cricket League fixtures

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter

International News

Political differences between Brazil, China and Russia expected to dominate Brics summit November 12, 2019

The five leaders will focus on stimulating investment in their countries amid a slowing world economy

Hong Kong police warn city is on ‘brink of total collapse’ November 12, 2019

Hong Kong clashes rage on university campus and business district

Gaza rockets hit Tel Aviv after Israel kills Islamic Jihad militant November 12, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Baha Abu Al-Atta was a ‘ticking bomb’ who was responsible for recent cross-border rocket, drone and sniper attacks

National News

Revamp could save broke SAA R700m November 12, 2019

The company is due to meet unions about its plan to offload 944 jobs

Public protector backs down in battle over Jacob Zuma’s tax records November 12, 2019

Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s office agrees to suspend the subpoena, while the matter of who can access taxpayers’ confidential records referred to the judiciary for clarity

Eskom reaches agreement with Dobsonville residents November 12, 2019

Eskom said it has reached an agreement with residents of Dobsonville in Soweto who have been protesting after the power utility switched off their electricity.

SAPS dismisses claims Meyiwa murder was covered-up November 12, 2019

The South African Police Service has dismissed weekend newspaper reports that have claimed that the death of the former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was a cover-up. 

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE tracks firmer global markets as investors await Trump speech November 12, 2019

Markets really do seem to be trading as if in limbo, according to one analyst

ISMAIL LAGARDIEN: In theory, is SA ready for the next global financial crisis? November 12, 2019

The last major world economic calamity caught even the experts flat-footed — history need not repeat itself

Why Telkom is back at Cell C’s door November 12, 2019

Telkom wants to buy Cell C in a plan that will include reducing its troubled rival’s debt and renegotiating contracts with suppliers, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Continue reading

Sports News

Els happy to be back at Sun City November 12, 2019

Ernie Els may be the oldest player in the Nedbank Golf Challenge field but he is happy to be back at Sun City for this 19th appearance.

Heyneke Meyer, Stade Francais part ways November 12, 2019

Reports in France suggest that Heyneke Meyer has resigned as Stade Francais head coach with the club languishing at the bottom of the Top 14.

Cricket SA is set to miss deadline for probe into Cobras line-up November 12, 2019

None of the overlooked players is banging down the door for a place in the team — but as the Boks proved‚ quotas can lead to triumph


Three cheers for TOKARA’s trio of 2020 Platter’s 5-star wines

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City’s Festive Lights Switch-On Celebrates 50 Years with a Dazzling Line-Up

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Mitsubishi Model A selected as historic car by JAHFA

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Goodyear’s first win at First World Endurance in Shanghai four-hour is one for the history books

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How a consolidation loan can make 2020 a better year for you

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New waste services app helps businesses do what’s right environmentally

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