Wednesday Morning Edition

Good morning all, and Happy Birthday Mom.


Airlink is considering a JHB-GRG route and ask potential users to complete a survey.  Knysna planning the normalization of tourism.  Oudtshoorn to remember Donovan le Roux today.  AfriForum’s Hessequa safety structures receive training.  George Power Outages for 17 September.

The latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

Thank you for the numerous replies I received supporting my stance on Trump.  When I first heard that the USA would have to choose between Trump & Clinton, I was horrified.  Was that seriously the best on offer?  But then as I followed Trump’s actions, I began to realize that the MSM’s coverage amounted to absolute lies.  “Proof of collusion with Russia,” they reported Adam Schiff saying.  One lie after another was disproved – no corrections – certainly no apologies – just onto the next lie.  When I started digging deeper, I discovered QAnon which is now described as a far-right conspiracy theory – a Nazi cult.  I guess in today’s news cycle if you oppose pedophilia, human trafficking, corruption, big business bullying, support law & order, and the protection of the constitution as QAnon does, you’re a Nazi cult.  Following QAnon and the way Trump’s plan has unfolded has been one of the greatest thrills of my life.  The fact that most of the world thinks Trump is orange-man-bad is part of his genius.  Those people do not realize what he is capable of – and is doing – will see it until it’s too late for the criminals.  I envy the Trump-haters like Richard Mullin envied the man who has never been to Africa, “He has so much to discover.” 

How can two Middle-East peace treaties signed in one day (when only two others have been signed over the last 25 years) be a bad thing?  Pompeo says there’s more to come and that this is just the beginning of an overall strategy being rolled out – basically to isolated the terrorist states like Iran and their lackeys like Hamas.  When Lauren Witzke, an ardent QAnon support won the Republic nomination for the Deleware senate, the media says she’s “dogged by allegations that she supports a far-right conspiracy theory.”  The USA is more divided now than at any time in history as the fight over mail-in ballots intensifies.  I had to laugh the other day when protestors showed up in person to protest over their right to vote by mail because of their fears of catching the Wuhan Chinese Virus.  An ice-age bear dating back to the Ice-Age is found perfectly preserved in the Russian Arctic.

I always find it difficult to find 3 articles that can be described as South Africa news.  Why the hell does the Free State Municipality have 139 farms to cede to Eskom?  Parliament is still fighting off the AfriForum opposition to the land-theft deal.  Mmusi Maimane calls his new movement One South Africa Movement and then announces that this movement will move away from multiracialism.  Can someone explain the logic to that, please?  Sounds like a movement of another kind to me.

The Rand firms and the JSE sheds in anticipation of a small rate cut by the SARB.  The almost-dead WTO throws one more punch but has no defense against the right hook that will surely follow.  OPEC is forced to cut production in order to keep crude prices above the give-away level.  UIF extends TERS but still hasn’t paid for June – so I guess that’s pretty meaningless.  The Dept of Tourism comes up with another draft plan – that’s a silent r.

Wayde v Niekerk and Akani Simbine are back – oh how great it is to get some great news!  Momentum finally grows a pair and pulls the plug on the disaster that is Cricket SA.  But CSA had ‘positive talks’ with SASCOC – big whoopee.  Blitzbokke set their sights on the Tokyo Olympics.  Handre Pollard will be spared the disaster that Rugby Championships will be.  It’s never great to see a player injured but this will be a blessing in disguise.

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Latest Local News 

Airlink considering adding JNB-GRG Route: Please take this quick survey

George is becoming a more popular fly-in destination than ever, and Airlink is considering adding a Johannesburg route to the existing Cape Town Route, and are doing research as to the viability of the route.

Exciting Tourism Month Campaigns and Activations in greater Knysna

As part of Tourism Month celebrations Visit Knysna, the destination marketing organisation for the greater Knysna area, has an exciting roster of events lined up aimed at promoting the destination.

Donovan le Roux to be remembered through a drive through memorial service tomorrow

Oudtshoorn, 15 September 2020 – The Oudtshoorn Municipality hold a memorial service on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 in honour and commemoration of the late law enforcement officer, Donovan le Roux through a drive through motorcade.

AfriForum’s Hessequa safety structures receive training

The Hessequa branch’s neighbourhood and farm watches on 12 September participated in various training modules, among which firearm handling, personal protection and self-defence.

Notice Power Outages for 17 September

THURSDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2020 FROM 09:00 TO 16:30

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International News

UAE, Bahrain historic peace deals with Israel at White House September 15, 2020

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain become the third and fourth Arab states to ever sign a peace accord with the Jewish state.

Pompeo: Deals ‘Are All Connected’ to Trump’s ‘Strategy’ Recognizing Iran as ‘Primary Operator for Instability’

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Breitbart News exclusively that President Donald Trump’s peace deals in the Middle East are “all connected” and stem from recognizing Iran as the primary threat to stability in the region.

Delaware Gov. John Carney fends off primary challenge September 16, 2020

Delaware Gov. John Carney (D) successfully fended off a primary challenge Tuesday as he battles for reelection amid criticism of the state government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Conservative activist Lauren Witzke wins GOP Senate primary in Delaware September 16, 2020

Lauren Witzke, a conservative activist dogged by allegations that she supports a far-right conspiracy theory, won the GOP Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday, setting her up for an uphill fight against Sen. Chris Coons (D) in November.

Texas Supreme Court again blocks county from sending mail-in ballot applications to all voters September 16, 2020

The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday again issued a ruling blocking Harris County from sending mail-in ballot applications to all of its more than 2 million registered voters amid an ongoing court battle.

Bear from Ice Age found ‘completely preserved’ in Russian Arctic September 15, 2020

The ancient bear, unearthed by reindeer herders, has been hailed as a find of “great importance”.

National News

Free State municipality cedes 139 farms to Eskom in lieu of debt September 15, 2020

Matjhabeng local municipality hands over farms worth about R2.5bn as security on the R3.4bn debt it owes the power ulitily

Parliament wants court to dismiss AfriForum expropriation challenge September 15, 2020

National legislature has already adopted report after high court dismissed earlier bid, spokesperson says

Mmusi Maimane doesn’t want DA’s political ‘superstars’ September 16, 2020

The leader of the new One South Africa Movement says his former party has set itself on a course away from multiracialism after its recent policy conference 

Business News

MARKET WRAP: Rand firms ahead of Reserve Bank policy meeting September 15, 2020

The JSE all share lost 0.35% and the top 40 0.35%, with most indices falling on the day

WTO finds US violated global trade rules with China tariffs September 15, 2020

Washington can effectively send the decision into the void by lodging an appeal at the WTO’s paralysed appellate body

Oil lifts to nearly $40 a barrel, but gloomy outlook persists September 15, 2020

Still, a meeting of the Opec+ joint ministerial committee on Thursday is not expected to make recommendations for deeper output cuts

UIF extends dates for COVID-19 TERS claims September 15, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has extended the processing of new Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (TERS) benefit claims for April to September following consultations with social partners at Nedlac.

Draft Tourism Recovery Plan developed September 15, 2020

The Department of Tourism says it has developed a comprehensive draft Tourism Recovery Plan as part of returning the sector back to business which was adversely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Sports News

Wayde van Niekerk storms to victory in Switzerland

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk won his first 400m race abroad in more than three years when he stormed to victory after a slow start in Switzerland on Tuesday night.

More trouble for CSA as Momentum pull sponsorship September 15, 2020

With their affairs already in a state of turmoil, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has been hit with the news that Momentum will no longer act as a sponsor of the organisation when their current deal ends in April 2021.

SA Cricket board holds ‘positive’ talks with national sports body September 15, 2020

South Africa’s cricket board said on Tuesday it had held a “positive” meeting with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) as it seeks to avoid being sidelined following criticism of its governance.

Blitzboks reset in quest for Tokyo Olympic gold September 15, 2020

CAPE TOWN – If there’s one positive that comes with the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, it’s that the Blitzboks now have a second chance to perfect their preparation for the sporting showpiece.

Bok blow as Pollard set to miss Rugby Championship September 15, 2020

South Africa flyhalf Handre Pollard faces “several months” on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments while playing for French Top14 side Montpellier on Friday. 

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Embracing Our Heritage with a South African Favourite

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