Friday Morning Edition

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WRAP

Oudtshoorn’s water will be murky for the next few days, but it’s a small price to pay for the rain.  The OCC has won the Premier’s Event Pitching Competition.

Sonja Bland wins Senior trophy at SA Mid-Amateur Championship & Louis leads by a mile at Sun City.  The latest George and Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.

Hong Kong moves closer to the edge.  Dems continue with their ‘hearsay is better than facts’ charade today.  Finally, someone nails it, the war on Trump is motivated bt fear and not hate – the elite know what’s coming and the rest will believe whatever they’re told to believe.

SAA strike continues, but there’s always a chance of a happy ending – like privatization.  Seems TransNet is not doing things above board after all.  Second tornado hits KZN – now let’s wait for the climate change alarmists spin this one.  

Rand holding its own – maybe others are really worse off than us.  SAA says no work no pay – maybe they’ve found the way to save money?

Bafana get their butts whipped by Ghana.  Blitz pile agony on the Stars – mmm – where are those looking for a captaincy referendum now?  Rassie pushing the unity thing – turns out we like winning more than we like each other?


Latest Local News 

Waterkwaliteit na die reen

Ons is almal verhuig oor die onlangse reën en die damvlak wat vanoggend op 45.45% staan na dit nog oor die naweek op 38% was.


Millers Inc. Consider us to be the only choice for your Wills & Trust’s needs!

Corné Nunns and Prof Willie van der Westhuizen from Millers Inc attended the annual Succession and Trust Law Conference in Cape Town on 18 October 2019, which brought together academic and fiduciary experts who specialise in deceased estates, succession law as well as trust law.


Latest Local Sports News

Sonja Bland wins Senior trophy at SA Mid-Amateur Championship

Gauteng North golfer Gina da Silva (80-78) finished second on 14-over and 2013 champion Bland from Southern Cape was a further stroke back in third.  Bland from Fancourt also lifted the LGU Quaich Senior Trophy for a second time with rounds of 77 and 82.


Louis Oosthuizen leads after opening-round charge at ‘Africa’s Major’ November 14, 2019

Birdie blitz does the trick for Louis


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


International News

Man, 70, dies after being hit by brick in Hong Kong protest clashes: hospital November 14, 2019

A 70-year-old Hong Kong man has died after he was hit by a brick during clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters, a hospital says.

China’s Xi says HK violence threatens ‘one country, two systems’: state media November 14, 2019

Recent “violent illegal activities” in Hong Kong have “severely trampled on rule of law and social order” in the semi-autonomous city, China’s President Xi Jinping says.

Trump impeachment inquiry moves ahead, with pivotal witness looming November 14, 2019

The Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump moved forward on Thursday with preparations for the appearance of another central figure – former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

The War on Trump Represents Fear, Not Hatred November 14, 2019

The anti-Trump movement can be divided into two primary categories: 1. the leaders who sell the daily narrative and 2. the “useful idiots” who form the army of haters.


National News

SAA strike is a lose-lose situation November 14, 2019

The industrial action will cost the airline R52m a day. But the unions are angry about more than money

Transnet tender fixed in favour of China South Rail, says former manager November 14, 2019

Disciplinary hearing told Transnet CFO Anoj Singh tampered with terms to the advantage of Chinese corporation

Second tornado strikes KZN November 14, 2019

A second tornado has hit the province of KwaZulu-Natal this afternoon in the Bergville area, with residents posting videos on social media of the disaster.


Business News

MARKET WRAP: Rand could be headed for second week of gains November 14, 2019

On the day, however, the JSE closed a little lower as global markets fell after the US Fed chair played down chances of further interest-rate cuts

Brics nations want to decrease dependence on dollar, Russia says November 14, 2019

Russia and its Brics peers have advocated using their national currencies in mutual trade

Cash-strapped SAA to apply ‘no-work-no-pay’ policy for strike November 14, 2019

SAA said a “no-work-no-pay” principle will apply to employees who are expected to participate in a strike and said it workers who reported for duty would be allowed to work.


Sports News

Bafana soundly beaten by impressive Ghana in AFCON qualifier November 14, 2019

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki suffered defeat in his first competitive match in charge of the national side as South Africa were soundly beaten by Ghana.

Blitz complete double over Jozi Stars November 14, 2019

The Cape Town Blitz have done the double over defending champions, Jozi Stars, easily winning a Mzansi Super League encounter at Newlands.

A united South Africa more important than anything else: Erasmus November 14, 2019

Outgoing Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says that winning the Rugby World Cup softens the blow of having to step down from his role. The 47-year-old is set to move back to his full-time job of Director of Rugby, having been standing in over the past two years as coach of the team. 


Press Releases

SA bartender takes second place at the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge Africa and Middle East Regional 2020

On Wednesday, 13 November 2019 the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2020 Africa and Middle East Regional heat took place in…

Mountain Biking, Wine and Philanthropy Combine to Combat Cancer

Mix the Western Cape’s most sought after 3-day mountain bike stage race with an exceptional wine estate and a charity…

TOKARA Noble Late Harvest shimmers in a festive gift pack

Add the Midas touch to your festive season with TOKARA’s opulent Reserve Collection Noble Late Harvest – a Platter’s 5-star…

Chateau Del Rei bubbly in a can – now three times the party

Chateau Del Rei, the stylish sparkling wine in a can, introduces two new bubblies this summer because all good things…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Jaguar I-PACE wins third Golden Steering Wheel award for best SUV

Brian Joss – Jaguar’s all-electric Performance SUV has won Germany’s most famous car award, the Golden Steering Wheel. The I-PACE…

QASA boss wins inaugural “Road Heroes” award

Brian Joss – The Road Ethics Project (REP) in association with the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA) announced…

How the Ford Ranger, South Africa’s top ranked LCV, gets from factory to harbour in 11 hours

Brian Joss – It’s 5.30am at Ford’s vehicle assembly plant in Silverton, east of Pretoria, and veteran Motorvia driver Samukelo…


Until next time…

Bruce

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