Friday Morning Edition

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WRAP

The community is coming together to restore the environment.  Wessa Newsletter.  Dangerous items found at an illegal dumpsite in Pacaltsdorp.  The George water situation looks even better than it did a week ago.  Go George makes smart cards more accessible.  Mossel Bay Municipality addressing complaints of foul odours.  De Krans & Boplaas continue to rake in the accolades.  All the latest news from Plett Tourism.

CSA announces fixtures for the season.  KFC and Cricket South Africa officially kick off KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars.  The latest George & Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletters.

Here are some things the world will shortly realize:  It’s not about Trump.  It’s never been about Trump.  If you’re fixated on his character, you’ve fallen for the misdirection and you’re watching the wrong movie.  The Clintons are a crime syndicate.  The Bidens are a crime syndicate.  Obama knew everything.  The Deep State is surrounded – the bleating you hear from them now is just the final squeals from a dying dinosaur.  The social media companies have been doing the Q’s bidding for the last 18 months.  No-one has died of COVID-19.  The is a beautiful new world just around the corner.

Ramaphosa rehashes an old plan – a bad plan – that has never been implemented despite having been around for decades.  The depth of the ANC’s cadre deployment has been revealed.

Investors are clearly not impressed by the ANC’s economic recovery plan – it’s bad and it will never be implemented.  Have we got to a point that’s it’s pointless to budget because there’s no money in any case?

Will the ‘Boks go to Australia – personally, I hope not.  Seems the England cricket tour is one.  Liverpool take on a resurgent Everton this weekend.


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Latest Local News 

Landowners and land managers work together to restore the environment

WESSA Eden Newsletter October 2020 

South Africa is Travel Ready: Catch the Travel Bug Without Catching COVID-19

Municipal communicators make shocking discoveries at illegal dump site

GEORGE

George Water Update: 14 October 2020

GO GEORGE refines mobile schedule for Smart Card users

Be a chef for a day and other happiness at Mujo

MOSSEL BAY

Odour complaints in Mossel Bay receiving attention

The Sound of Summer at ReedValley

KLEIN KAROO

De Krans Pinotage Rosé Does It Again

Verkeersdepartement poog om agterstand in te haal

Boplaas medals at Michelangelo shine light on innovation and legacy

Boplaas Port achieves historic price at the CWG Auction

PLETTENBERG BAY

Evening with film director Koos Roets a great success in Plett

Read – Camping out in Plettenberg Bay

Eat – Incredible restaurant specials until 31 October

Series – Follow our new Plett Wild video series on Facebook

Blog – Khoisan dance fuses with hip-hop in new short film

News – Plett Tourism welcomes Patty Butterworth as Acting CEO

Specials – Now is the time to visit Plett!

Video – Jerusalema video reaches millions

Awards – Proudly Plett products earn accolades


Latest Local Sports News

CSA announces franchise & provincial fixtures

KFC and Cricket South Africa officially kick off KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars


Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter


International News

Dueling town halls: Experts grade President Trump and Joe Biden

President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s dueling town halls on Thursday night offered each of the candidates a chance to showcase their strengths and sway undecided voters.

More Hunter Emails: Cuts Deals for ‘Lasting & Lucrative Arrangement’ w/ Chinese Nationals

Hunter Biden canvassed possible business involvement with a major Chinese firm as he sought deals that would be “interesting for me and my family,” according to a new batch of emails released by the New York Post on Thursday.

Debate Mod Admits He Made Up ‘Twitter Hack’ Excuse for Anti-Trump Message… CSPAN Suspends

NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci.

Mitch: We Have the Votes to Confirm ACB

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday affirmed that he has secured enough votes to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

YouTube bans videos that promote QAnon conspiracies, but with caveats October 15, 2020

Video platform follows Facebook and Twitter seeking to crack down on potentially dangerous misinformation

Covid-19 wrap : WHO warns Europe virus surge of ‘great concern’, global death toll at 1 093 384 October 15, 2020

Covid-19 news from around the world.


National News

EDITORIAL: Painful lessons SA must learn from Zambia’s default

The Southern African country and major copper producer is unfortunately getting attention for all the wrong reasons, as it edges towards what will be the continent’s first default on dollar debt since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

WATCH: President Ramaphosa delivers economic recovery plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced  a recovery plan for the economy in a joint sitting in Parliament on Thursday.

Political parties want to see implementation of recovery plan October 15, 2020

The president failed to close ‘credibility gap’ between promised reform and action to avoid further mass unemployment and poverty, say opposition groups

Ramaphosa’s economic promises heard many times before – DA October 15, 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that infrastructure, electricity and industrial growth were also the main pillars of the new economic recovery plan, with R100 billion allocated by government to stimulate employment.

ANC’s rogue deployees revealed October 15, 2020

Despite 6 300 ANC cadres working in government, the party’s integrity committee has done little to deal with its accused members


Business News

MARKET WRAP: Rand falls for second day as investors mull SA recovery plan October 15, 2020

Globally, investors remain concerned about the resurgence of Covid-19 in parts of Europe with new restrictions choking economic recovery

SAA bailout raises more questions October 15, 2020

As the government continues to grapple with the troubles facing the airline, it would do well to keep on eye on the impending Denel implosion

Too broke for Mboweni to budget October 15, 2020

The scramble to find cash for an SAA bailout, Covid-19 grants and civil servants’ demands force postponement of mini-budget


Sports News

SA Rugby tight-lipped on Bok withdrawal from Rugby Championship October 15, 2020

South African Rugby says a final decision on their participation in the Rugby Championship will only be communicated on Friday as a report in New Zealand suggested they have already given notice of their intention to withdraw from this year’s competition. 

It’s a go! Government gives England cricket tour to SA the green light October 15, 2020

JOHANNESBURG – Cricket SA has received the go ahead from the government to host the England team for a set of limited overs series’ next month.

Can Liverpool halt Everton’s revival? October 15, 2020

Ancelotti’s table-toppers host their Merseyside rivals with a sense of superiority


Press Releases

Introducing the Falke Advance Hike Cool Sock

1 million Shoprite Xtra Savings sign ups in 72 hours

DHL launches its 1 000 000 meals campaign

Hope through leadership and care for education in Covid-19

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa Launches New Distance Learning Offering

Reserve Chardonnay completes TOKARA Top 10 full house

The importance of gut health in a post-pandemic world

Table Mountain gets another World Travel Awards nomination

Bruised and battered but never beaten – relook your financial goals now

Schalk Opperman: Quoin Rock’s new winemaker a man on a mission

Survivor scores highest points for Pinotage at DWWA in London

Dozi celebrates more than two decades in the music industry with new album

Shoprite launches Xtra Savings rewards programme

Roodeberg Classic Red has a lifetime of stories in every bottle

Cape Of Good Hope Caroline Wins Best In Class At Old Mutual Trophy Show

Steenberg Hotel & Spa, a luxury staycation for local travellers

Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon ready to wow global running community

Celebrate International Pinotage Day with Barista Pinotage 2019


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is “SUV of the Year”

Conti sponsors Extreme E all-electric series

Three Mitsubishi models in semi-finals of #CarAwards

Closing the skills gap

How to drive in flooded roads after thunderstorms

Citroën’s C 5 Aircross is a “shining” light in a sea of conformity

Book Review: Yes To Life

Book Review: Three Hours

Book Review: Starlite Memories

Book Review: Apeirogon

Book Review: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Book Review: Is It Me Or Is It Getting Hot In Here?

Book Review: Due South of Copenhagen

Book Review: Afterland

Book Review: In The Midst of Wolves

Book Review: These Are Not Gentle People. A True Story

Book Review: Remembering Cheetahs

World arthritis day

Claims by Shareholders for Reflective Loss

Noise cancellation technology helps reduce driver fatigue

Mitsubishi supports female military veterans for 2020 Rebelle Rally

Raising B-BBEE to a higher standard

New Jaguar XF: more luxurious, more connected

Help your car battery beat the heat

The Immortal Surety


Until next time…

Bruce

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