Wednesday Morning Edition

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SWD Cricket League results and fixtures.  The latest Knysna Golf Club Newsletter.

Democrats will vote today whether or not to send over the Articles of Impeachment.  Iran makes 5 arrests over the plane shot down – some poor folks will be the fall guys.  Rouhani’s comments shows just how effective Trump’s actions have been.

Zuma is ill from cowardice.  Zondo looking to limit the scope of the commission due to a work overload.  Parliament under pressure to extend the time for comments on the land theft scam, but I’m not holding my breath.  The PP’s office is rotten to the core – getting rid of her/not will be another indicator of how much power Ramaphosa has over the ANC.

JSE up on US-China trade deal optimism.  SA has tremendous green power potential, but (again) some people need to do something.  Seems Old Mutual is finally rid of Peter Moyo.

Stormers prepared to win ugly this season.  AB’s return looking more likely – even if it’s just for the T20 World Cup.  Faf needs to win the toss in PE.  Bushfire smoke disrupts the Aussie Open.  Buttler may have apologized, but PE will not let him off lightly.


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Time to put the fun back into wine

We live in a time of heightened awareness when it comes to issues of social justice and environmental sustainability and this has affected even wine journalism which has become rather solemn and grave in many instances.


Latest Local Sports News

SWD Cricket League results

Pioneers (254 all out) recorded an impressive 93 runs victory against the log leaders Union Stars (165 all out) during the past weekend’s premier league action of the South Western Districts.  Jean du Plessis (107) with a well-played century was the hero for the men from Plettenberg Bay.

SWD Cricket League fixtures

The log leaders in the Premier league, Union Stars (30 points after 8 matches) and George (29 points after 8 matches) can cement themselves a place in the play-off matches during the upcoming weekend’s fixtures. 


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


International News

Democrats to vote on sending impeachment charges as Trump trial edges closer January 14, 2020

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, lawmakers said on Tuesday, likely setting the start of Trump’s trial for later this week. 

Ukraine plane crash: Iran makes first arrests over airliner downing January 14, 2020

Iran on Tuesday announced its first arrests over the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran last week, after a third night of angry protests over the disaster.

Iran’s Rouhani: Punish those responsible for air disaster January 14, 2020

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished.


National News

Zuma said to be still too ill to appear before Zondo commission January 14, 2020

Head of the inquiry’s legal team Paul Pretorius says they have been told Zuma is ill and receiving treatment in SA and abroad, and will not be available before March

NEWS ANALYSIS: Snowed-under Zondo seeks to narrow graft inquiry only to Madonsela report January 14, 2020

The deputy chief justice says a wider probe could drag on for five or six years

Parliament under pressure to extend comment period for land expropriation bill January 14, 2020

Centre for Constitutional Rights tells parliament committee chair the public has not had enough time to comment

‘Serious rot at core’ of Mkhwebane’s office – former Public Protector COO January 14, 2020

Former Public Protector Chief Operating Officer Basani Baloyi says in court papers there is a “crisis” at the Office of the Pubic Protector.


Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE records third day of gains on US-China trade-deal optimism January 14, 2020

Earlier in the day, the rand reached its worst level so far this year before paring some of its losses

South Africa has huge ‘green fuels’ potential. But it needs to act now January 14, 2020

South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons. The first is that the country’s important exports — coal and platinum — face potential collapse with the imminent shift of global energy markets.

Old Mutual wins appeal against axed chief executive, Peter Moyo January 14, 2020

The former chief executive must pay the company’s legal costs acquired in the six-month battle that harmed investor confidence


Sports News

Stormers prepared to ‘win ugly’ in 2020 January 14, 2020

Stormers captain Siya Kolisi says the side is prepared to win “ugly” in their efforts to secure a first-ever Super Rugby crown in 2020.

Nkwe: AB’s experience would be a welcome boost for South Africa January 14, 2020

Assistant coach Enoch Nkwe says AB de Villiers’ experience would be a welcome boost for the Proteas, after he indicated his willingness to come out of retirement.

Proteas seek lucky break with series poised January 14, 2020

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will hope to finally win a toss that could be more crucial than most when his side host England.

Australian Open qualifying matches delayed due to poor air January 14, 2020

The Australian Open’s qualifying matches were delayed on Tuesday and practice temporarily suspended due to poor air quality as smoke from bushfires raging across the country blanketed Melbourne in a thick, grey haze. 

England’s Jos Buttler can expect a hot reception, Anrich Nortjé vows January 14, 2020

Wicket-keeper was fined for swearing at SA all-rounder Vernon Philander


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Muratie Harvest Festival on Saturday 29th February 2020

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Bombshell rakes in three Academy Award nominations!

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Until next time…

Bruce

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