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Tekkie Town founders not surprized by poor results.  Knysna Oyster Festival goes fully virtual.  Oudtshoorn Municipality puts out a statement on coronavirus-related issues.  DA Bitou Newsletter.  Another shark warning from the NSRI.  George Municipality news.

The Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek presented by Biogen has been postponed.  The latest George & Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.

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Latest Local News 

Disappointing Pepkor share issue “no surprise” to former Tekkie Town Executives

The disappointing outcome of Steinhoff-controlled Pepkor’s accelerated bookbuild, announced this morning via the JSE news service, should come as no surprise to anyone, least of all the former owners of Tekkie Town.

Knysna Oyster Festival 2020 announces full line-up for virtual festival

The Knysna Oyster Festival 2020 is proud to announce the full line-up for their virtual festival event taking place from Saturday, June 27th to Saturday, July 4th.

Oudtshoorn Municipality statement on various issues

The Acting Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Cllr. Noluthando Mwati is making a call the community of the Greater Oudtshoorn to obey to the regulations and protocols aimed at preventing the spread of COVID19 as the numbers of infected people increase tremendously in the Greater Oudtshoorn.

DA Bitou Covid Newsletter

During the initial stages of level 5 lockdown, Plettenberg Bay found itself in a relatively isolated bubble with only 5 confirmed cases of Covid 19.

NSRI Urgent Safety Warning

NSRI are appealing to bathers, paddlers, body borders and surfers to be cautious along the Southern Cape coastline and the Eastern Cape coastline, in particular around the coastline of Plettenberg Bay and between Mossel Bay and Jeffreys Bay, due to a high number of reported White shark sightings and White Shark close encounters.

Update on Municipal Licencing Offices

George Municipality asks members of the public to please ONLY visit the MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSING offices , the Motor Vehicle Testing Station and Traffic Department if absolutely necessary – extensions have been granted to those whose licences expired during lockdown.

Title deeds handed over during Minister of Human Settlements visit to George

Minister Simmers visited George recently and met with the Executive Mayor of George, Ald Leon van Wyk and Mayco members of the Municipality.

George Water Update: 24 June 2020

Dam level: 92,3% (down from 94,2%). Rainfall since 18 June 2020: 0mm. Demand/usage: 28,696 megalitres.

JCC Junior Mayor on Youth Day 2020

Inilé du Toit, grade 11 learner from Glenwood House and Junior City Council (JCC) Mayor of George made her first public speech for 2020 on Youth Day at the Garden Route Online Youth Day Celebrations.

Essential Financial Services update applicable from 22 June

The George Municipality thanks ratepayers who have been able and willing for paying their accounts despite the many Covid-19 challenges.

Controlled burns allowed, new permits for agricultural purposes only for now

Landowners and custodians in possession of controlled burn permits, or whose permits had expired during lockdown, are allowed from this week to perform their burns – with the usual safety requirements as well as Covid-19 measures in place.

Planned power outage: portion of Pieter Theron Street

THURSDAY 25 JUNE 2020 FROM 09H00 TO 16H00

No more cash on GO GEORGE buses

GO GEORGE has announced that from Sunday 28 June 2020, cash will no longer be accepted on buses as a means to purchase trips.

Plettenberg Bay “it’s a feeling”

Living, retiring, holidaying or visiting; Plett is a destination of choice for many. 

Let’s talk Property Valuations

What methods are used & how are values determined

Food and wine appreciation in a time of anxiety and anger

There’s no avoiding the fact that there are complicated power dynamics behind what we eat and drink – being aware of this can only lead to us being more culturally competent.

Latest Local Sports News

Race With Soul Postponed due to Covid19

Momentum Medical Scheme, Biogen, and Dryland Event Management have taken the difficult decision to postpone the twelfth edition of the Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek presented by Biogen.

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Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter

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Press Releases

Dozi will be launching his new album during an online show – for free, for all to enjoy!

On Saturday, 27 June 2020 at 15h00, DOZI will officially be launching his new album VREDE, (which is already available…

New video Die Heuwels Fantasties feat Tarryn Lamb “Ek mis Jou.”

Die Heuwels Fantasties introduced their new album “2021” to fans with a next level livestream launch party on  Saturday 30…

Mia releases gripping new music video!

Mia, a talented musician from Potchefstroom, recently released het brand new single – KRIMINEEL. It has been very well received…

Experience Middelvlei in a different way

By now you are surely craving Middelvlei’s popular Boerebraai lunches, wondering when the next time will be that you get…

For The SA Entertainment Industry, The Music Will Play On Through Innovation

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world as we know it. Now, as we move into the next phases of…

“True friends will always have your back,” Valeska shares in new single!

It is easy for us to have thousands of acquaintances on social media. But only true friends will stand by…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Alfa Romeo museum tells the story of how an icon was made

Brian Joss – To commemorate a milestone that very few automakers can match, Alfa Romeo celebrates its 110th anniversary, reopening…

“Boy” racers welcome at Ford sim-racing competition

Brian Joss – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is setting its sights on a new motorsport horizon with…

Cancelling insurance policies will put you at risk, says AA

Brian Joss – The effects of the national lockdown have already begun to show with many businesses either scaling back…

Help! My income has decreased yet my costs have stayed the same

Hope you are well in these strange and surreal times. Please see article below where Alfred Ramosedi, CEO at Bayport…

Logistics industry has worst month in its history

Brian Joss – South Africa’s logistics industry experienced its worst monthly volumes since records began, according to the latest Ctrack…

Can Collagen make you Fat?

Collagen is a hot topic in the wellness industry. Fitness and health influencers alike are singing its praises for plump,…

Help your child understand the no-go areas online

Ensuring children use the internet and social media safely is not a new topic. These very platforms regularly highlight the…

Digital Customer Communications and COVID-19

Collections teams are now responsible for more customers than ever — are they ready? The recent announcement from the UK’s Financial Conduct…

The growth of Criminal Enterprise 4.0

The world is currently a very scary place. South Africa is facing massive levels of unemployment, and its citizens have…

When complex systems crumble

Our economy, the machinery and institutions of state, and our supply chains are interconnected, component parts of a complex system. …

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