Tuesday Morning Edition

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Wilderness prepares to celebrate 100 years next year.  Petronel Baard collaborates in a new single.  Knysna & Plett Labour Offices temporarily closed.  Boplaas unveils limited edition 8YO single cask grain whisky.  Time to celebrate Plett’s bubblies.  George planned power outages for Thembalethu & Witfontein.  AgriForum gets involved in the Hessequa district.  George Hospital is part of The Balcony Bands Mural Project.  Go George adapts schedules for Heritage Day, and routes to accommodate the Market Street roadworks.  Municipal Services during Covid-19 UPDATE Friday 18 September.  George Municipality spells out rules for the use of Municipal Sportsfields and Stadiums.

The latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg has raised the stakes in the coming elections to even greater heights,  Both sides will say that the vacancy should/should not be filled – like they always have – that’s politics.  But threatening to burn down the country is not.  Not sure the Democrats have any more weapons – they’ve been burning down the country for months already. Trump moves to further isolate Iran.

The rest of the news is pretty much irrelevant, although it’s good to see out batsmen showing early form in the IPL.  The Lions tour is shaping up to be an epic – just hope we can get our guys match fit by then.

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Latest Local News 

Wilderness 100 Festival

July 2021 marks the Centenary of Wilderness and a public meeting to establish a Centenary Committee to facilitate the festivities leading up to July next year, which took place last week with Covid-19 protocols in place.

Reggie Peace, Petronel Baard and Kayczwe Nkosi encourage all South African woman with the new single!

What happens when three diverse artists decide to collaborate on a song to celebrate South African women…? A delightful Afro pop track is released, which is just as beautiful and unique as the colorful ladies that inspired it.

Notice of temporary closure: Knysna & Plett labour offices

Knysna Labour Centre and Plettenberg Bay Satellite Office has been closed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Boplaas unveils limited edition 8YO single cask grain whisky

The Boplaas Family Distillery has launched a super-premium, single-cask grain whisky that was aged for eight years in port and bourbon barrels.

Time to celebrate Plett MCC’s

Established wine regions often carry an allegiance to their long history with great heritage, but every now and again you find a hidden pocket of beautiful wines that break away from that mould.

AfriForum’s Hessequa branch takes part in the mass patrol

On 18 September AfriForum’s Hessequa branch’s neighbourhood and farm watches took part in the national mass patrol undertaken by AfriForum’s safety structures across the country.

Planned Power Outage Notice: Witfontein area

WEDNESDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2020 FROM 09:00 TO 16:30

Planned Power Outage – two Streets in Thembalethu

Wednesday 23 September 2020 FROM 07:30 TO 18:00

George Hospital one of ONLY six in the World

George Hospital is one of only six hospitals in the world that were selected to participate in The Balcony Bands Mural Project by painting six murals that depict the coming together of people during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Go George schedules on National Heritage Day

With National Heritage Day coming up on Thursday 24 September 2020, GO GEORGE passengers need to take note that the Saturday bus schedules will be followed on this public holiday.

Go George Rerouting to accommodate roadworks in Market Street

The GO GEORGE bus service will be rerouting several routes to accommodate construction work in Market Street near the intersection with York Street this Sunday, 20 September 2020, between 07:00 and 15:00.

Municipal Services during Covid-19 UPDATE Friday 18 September

During the Covid-19 crisis period, contact details and office hours of some services may differ from the usual operations. Please see below.

Use of Municipal Sportsfields and Stadiums

The George Municipal Sports Department, Community Services requests all members of the public as well as Sport Associations to note that the use of any of the municipal sport fields and/or sport stadiums must be formally requested and pre-booked via their offices prior to any event taking place.

Latest Local Sports News


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter

International News

Lindsey Graham tells Senate Judiciary Democrats there will be hearings on President Trump’s SCOTUS nomination

‘After the treatment of Justice Kavanaugh, I now have a different view of the judicial-confirmation process’

President Trump met with SCOTUS frontrunner Judge Amy Coney Barrett, sources tell Fox News

President Trump on Monday met with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who sources say is the potential frontrunner to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left following the death the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

History Is on the Side of Republicans Filling a Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020

Choosing not to fill a vacancy would be a historically unprecedented act of unilateral disarmament.

US announces new Iran sanctions, but most nations reject the move at UN September 21, 2020

Trump administration targets Iranian officials and demands that UN members enforce the sanctions

National News

Ramaphosa calls for global transformation, inclusivity in UN address September 22, 2020

Speaking at the 75th anniversary of the UN during an unprecedented time which forced around 200 countries’ leaders to take the high-level meeting online, President Ramaphosa said that now was the time for the world to stand together.

D-day for motorists to renew expired licence disks September 22, 2020

The deadline for motorists to renew any vehicle licence disks that expired between March and May is the end of business on Tuesday.

Back to school for all teachers working from home September 21, 2020

All teachers granted permission to work from home due to COVID-19 have been instructed to go back to school from today, now that the country has moved to lockdown level 1.

Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE weaker as virus fears rise again September 21, 2020

Investors worry that rising Covid-19 cases in Europe and increasing uncertainties ahead of the US election will affect the global economic recovery

Rand has biggest drop in three months as new coronavirus fears hit global markets

Tourism shares fall as lockdowns in key markets add to anxiety about government’s plans to open SA’s borders

Sports News

BIG READ: A rugby Test tour of biblical proportions is shaping up

Peter De Villiers suspects the British and Irish Lions are determined to avenge their 2009 loss with next year’s tour

WRAP | English Premiership September 21, 2020

A comprehensive wrap of all the kick-off times, results and match reports for this weekend’s English Premiership matches:

Quinton de Kock will not be test captain: Boucher September 21, 2020

South African cricket is waiting for the appointment of a new convenor of selectors before naming their test captain but head coach Mark Boucher has confirmed it will not be limited-overs skipper Quinton de Kock.

De Villiers hits fifty as Bangalore trump Hyderabad in IPL September 22, 2020

De Villiers smashed 51 off 30 deliveries to guide last year’s wooden spooners Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli, to 163 for five and a 10-run victory in Dubai.

Press Releases

Corné Pretorius: Video release for new single “Halfvol.”

Talented new artist Corné Pretorius made an impressive debut into the South African music scene earlier this year, especially considering…

Table Mountain Cableway nominated for Africa’s World Travel Awards 2020

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) has been nominated in the “leading tourist attraction category” of the 2020 World…

Dozi releases second single & video from Vrede album

The very popular and talented Dozi, released his first single, Partykeer Somtyds, from his nineteenth album, Vrede in May this…

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

New Golf 8 GTI takes on the competition in SA’s premier series

Brian Joss – This is the moment that South African motorsport fans have been waiting for; not only will South…

Oettinger Polo Cup enters crucial championship phase

Brian Joss – It has taken nine months but the hotly contested Oettinger Polo Cup series will finally reach the…

Toyota and Denyo develop fuel cell power supply vehicle

Brian Joss – Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Denyo have jointly developed the fuel cell power supply vehicle based on…

Join the Superheroes in a new world of eGaming

Brian Joss – The world has been in some varying degrees of lockdown; will we ever recover? Will we survive…

Exercise caution while exploring the outdoors again

The arrival of spring and warmer weather means more people will be embracing their freedom to exercise and enjoy their…

Further repo rate cut would have provided relief for economy and boosted housing market, says Dr Andrew Golding

The Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to keep the repo rate stable was not entirely surprising, as the 300bps rate cuts…

How digital came to the rescue

By Desirée Gullan, Co-founder and Executive Creative Director of G&G Digital Coasting through the COVID-19 era has its ups and…

An involuntary VDP application is invalid

Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) applications have been a permanent part of our law since 2012. The essence of a VDP…

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