Good morning all,
The George Mayor visits Diepkloof Primary to greet the new learners.
Fancourt remains the best golf course in the country and 19’th in the world. The Knysna Bull defending champions will be back for this year’s race. The REC will play host to a televised cricket match on 2 February. SWD mourn the passing of one of its longest-serving umpires. Both the senior men’s’ and women’s teams have fixtures this weekend.
Putin does what Putin does – let’s see what he has in mind. Oh hell! I was amused by the two candidates up for election in the US 3 years ago, but this bunch the Dems have put up! No wonder they’re going so hard at impeachment – this lot are useless! Another vote in the house along party lines, but at least the article of impeachment will go to the Senate. So Adam Schiff will lead the Dems’ effort in the Senate – I wonder if he can be called as a witness now? The trial will likely begin next Tuesday. Iran is still being belligerent – I guess it will take a change of leadership for them to come to the table, this lot will go to the grave with their beliefs.
The right to leave your money to whomever you like will be tested by the ConCourt. Big business and the SOE’s poised to bleed jobs. Eskom gets a new chair, but will the Board back him? The fight to unseat Ramaphosa intensifies. Why not let Thuli Madonsela lead the land-theft scam – maybe we won’t end up battling this in court once it’s been shoved through. Zondo Commission may be extended until December – as long as it takes in my opinion.
The US and China sign the first of many trade deals – and the world breathes a sigh of relief – and good news for the Rand. Thank goodness for Nersa, but Eskom needs to start collecting what’s owed to it. Business has gotten to the pleading stage – we need leadership Mr President – and get rid of the deadwood.
Faf is happy with the Proteas’ progress. Federer and Nadal pledge money to the bushfires. ‘Boks nominated for Laureus team of the year. Gans will lead the Blitzbokke down under. Faf keen to get AB back for the T20 World Cup – but we only have 11 matches before the tournament.
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George Mayor, Ald Melvin Naik, attended Diepkloof Primary School today on the beginning of the new school year. He helped to hand out badges to the new prefects of the grade 6 and 7’s.
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The 2020 Knysna Bull, made personal by Constantia, is set to take place from the 19th to the 22nd of February, in the spectacular Garden Route forests.
Preparations are underway for a high-profile cricket event that will be hosted on Sunday 2 February and that will be broadcasted live on Supersport.
One of SWD’s longest-serving umpires, Neville du Plessis (aged 59) passed away, after a battle against cancer on Friday 10 December 2020.
The SWD provincial team will have a tough battle this weekend when they face the highly respected Eastern Province at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn this weekend. The three-day match will start on Thursday whilst the limited over match will be contested on Sunday.
The South Western Districts Women’s Cricket team will take on Kei in the Cricket South Africa Provincial Women’s Competition at Mthatha on Saturday 18 January (One Day match) and Sunday 19 January (T20 match).
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made a startling announcement on Wednesday that he and his entire government will resign to get out of President Vladimir Putin’s way as Putin rewrites the Russian constitution.
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US House votes to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate January 15, 2020
House votes 228 to 193 to give the Senate the task of putting Trump on trial on charges of abuse of power
US Democrats reveal seven-member team for Trump trial January 15, 2020
The trial is likely to start in earnest next week, with Donald Trump deriding it as a ‘con’, knowing he has the support of the Republican-led Senate
Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief January 15, 2020
The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
Iran rejects idea of a new ‘Trump deal’ in nuclear row January 15, 2020
Since quitting the agreement, Washington has reimposed sanctions to throttle Iran’s oil exports as part of a “maximum pressure” policy.
ConCourt to rule on ‘absolute right’ of inheritance January 15, 2020
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Union says 3,000 jobs on the line in Telkom retrenchment plans January 15, 2020
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Malegapuru Makgoba appointed Eskom interim chair January 15, 2020
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Cyril Ramaphosa the real target of slurs, say ANC stalwarts January 15, 2020
Frank Chikane, Cheryl Carolus and other veterans defend Pravin Gordhan from those who want to ‘cripple the state’
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State Capture Inquiry could be extended to December January 15, 2020
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US and China sign phase one of trade pact January 15, 2020
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Nersa tariff ruling puts the economy at risk, Eskom tells court January 15, 2020
Customers will pay much more for electricity if the troubled utility’s action against the regulator succeeds
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Business unity SA president Sipho Pityana calls for decisive action by the government to address crisis
Faf: Proteas closer than ever before January 15, 2020
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis says the players are closer than ever as preparations for Thursday’s third Test against England in Port Elizabeth continue.
Federer, Nadal pledge $170,000 for Australian bushfire relief January 15, 2020
Tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal pledged A$250,000 ($172,000) towards the Australian bushfire relief efforts at a charity event on Wednesday in the leadup to the Australian Open.
Springboks nominated for Team of the Year at Laureus Awards January 15, 2020
The reigning Rugby World Cup champions, South Africa, are up for another accolade.
Stedman Gans to lead Blitzboks in Australasia January 15, 2020
The Australasian leg of the World Series will be played in Hamilton next weekend (25-26 January) and in Sydney a week later (1-2 February).
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