Friday Morning Edition

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This Friday Morning Edition is sponsored by the Knysna Spring Walk.

Mossel Bay prepares for the GR Port Festival.  Petronel Baard releases a new single.  Planned power outage for Rosedale.  All set for next year’s Knysna Literary Festival.  GR Casino raises funds for breast cancer.

Latest from the Knysna Bull.  The latest Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter.

Trump urges Johnson and Farage to work together.  The Dems vote to continue their coup.  Trump lashes out again.  IS names their sucessor and has a go at the US.

Cabinet to decide on e-tolls.  DA leadership battle on the go – the problem with electing a black leader is that if they’re fired for poor performance it’s racist.  Mboweni not phased by NUM’s threat.  Ramaphosa hints at an alternative to land theft. 

Rand very nervous ahead of the Moodys announcement.  Gold up on the Fed cut.  Mboweni can only pray now.

Messi back for Argentina.  It’s the final countdown for tomorrow.  Can the ‘Boks lift their game and threaten England?  Kolisi will earn his 50th cap.  Djokovic keeps winning. 

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     Latest Local News

Mossel Bay All Set for Garden Route Port Festival

[Mossel Bay, South Africa, 1 November 2019] Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) action-packed Garden Route Port Festival takes place this weekend, 2 and 3 November 2019, in and around the Port of Mossel Bay. The festivities are free and open to all, with a variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment on offer.

Petronel Baard celebrates the good things in life with authentic South African single!

Petronel Baard, a passionate cabaret star with a soothing storytelling voice, has managed to establish a firm place for herself in the music industry over the past twenty-one years. Her new single, LIFE IS GOOD, is now being released and will definitely conquer the hearts of music lovers from across the country.

Planned power outage: portion of Rosedale

THURSDAY, 07 NOV 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:00

The stage is set for the 2020 Knysna Literary Festival

The Knysna Literary Festival, taking place from 6-8 March, will once again wow audiences with a diverse programme that includes the well known Moeletsi Mbeki, Pieter du Toit (Stellenbosch Mafia), satirical star Lesego Tlhabi aka Coconut Kelz, Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, also known as Dr T, Kgotsi Chikan, Peter van Kets, Professional Adventurer and Motivational Speaker and Mandla Langa.

Garden Route Casino raises funds for breast cancer!

Garden Route Casino, Mossel Bay’s favourite entertainment destination, painted its casino floor pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Millers Inc. The impact of new tax amendments on cryptocurrencies 

     Latest Local Sports News

It’s Knysna and you’re the Bull

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

Trump urges Farage and Johnson to collaborate and criticises Brexit deal October 31, 2019

Trump says parts of the Brexit deal agreed between Boris Johnson and the EU restrict future UK-US trade

US legislators House votes to advance Trump impeachment process October 31, 2019

The chamber voted to formalise the process, which provides for opportunities for Donald Trump’s lawyers to cross-examine witnesses

‘Greatest witch hunt, impeachment hoax’ Trump reacts after US House formalisation of process in landmark vote October 31, 2019

Congress formally opened a new, public phase of its presidential investigation Thursday as US lawmakers voted for the first time to advance the impeachment process against Donald Trump.

IS names Baghdadi successor, threatens US: statement October 31, 2019

Baghdadi, who led IS since 2014 and was the world’s most wanted man, was killed in a US special forces raid in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday.

     National News

Cabinet to decide on e-tolls in two weeks’ time as unpaid fees hit R67bn October 31, 2019

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says there are seven options

Madikizela, Steenhuisen and Gana to contest DA leadership position October 31, 2019

The Democratic Alliance has announced the candidates who will contest the position of party leader and federal chair at its federal council next month.

Mboweni shrugs off NUM’s threats to shutdown Eskom October 31, 2019

NUM wants the government to abandon its plans to split Eskom into three divisions, fearing that this will lead to its privatisation.

President Ramaphosa hints to alternative land reform strategy October 31, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conceded that government can make immediate changes to realise land reform that does not touch on property rights at all.

     Business News

MARKET WRAP: Rand continues to fall ahead of Moody’s rating review October 31, 2019

The local currency continues weakening after suffering its biggest one-day fall in more than a year after Tito Mboweni’s dire medium-term budget policy statement

Gold prices rise as dollar responds to US Fed rate cut October 31, 2019

Palladium was steady, having hit a record high of on Wednesday; silver rose and platinum firmed, with both metals set for monthly gains

Tito Mboweni prays SA can avoid Moody’s downgrade October 31, 2019

Moody’s Investors Service to announce decision on country’s investment-grade rating on Friday

     Sports News

Messi to make Argentina return October 31, 2019

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was called up by Argentina for friendly games against Brazil and Uruguay next month.

England need to hit the heights again to overcome Springboks October 31, 2019

England will have to pull another big performance out of the bag to over the Springboks

Kolisi to earn 50th Test cap on Saturday October 31, 2019

Port Elizabeth born-Springboks first ever black African captain, Siyamthanda Kolisi is set to earn his 50th Test cap when he leads the Springboks out in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final against England on Saturday.

Djokovic sets up Tsitsipas clash as Dimitrov beats Thiem October 31, 2019

Novak Djokovic is hoping to tie Pete Sampras’ record of finishing six years as the world’s best player, but Rafa Nadal can be sure of denying the Serbian that achievement with a maiden Paris title this week.

Final countdown! Bok coach names squad to face England October 31, 2019

Erasmus boldly shows his hand early

     Press Releases

The Other Side of Christmas

Photographer Barry Salzman, recipient of the 2018 International Photographer of the Year Award in the Deeper Perspective category, will showcase…

Top Assistance Provider for the Loan Finders

Creditgenie is a renowned loan-finding solution in South Africa. Finding the right lender and getting an approval of the loan…

Rock ‘n Roll New Year’s Eve Party at Benguela Cove

Book ahead for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party at the best new year’s venue 2019. Prepare yourself to say…

New Year’s Day Brunch at Benguela Cove

Kick start your new year on a high and delicious note at Benguela Cove. It’s time to bring your friends…

Summer delights expand Quoin Rock’s event and fine dining offerings

(Cape Town). Quoin Rock opens its doors to a range of new culinary activities offering guests a fully immersive experience,…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

VolkswagenSA and Siemens launch pilot project to test eMobiliity in Rwanda

Brian Joss – In a first for the African continent, the Volkswagen Brand has launched a pilot project in partnership…

How car connectivity enhances on-road safety

Brian Joss – Over the past three decades, the spread of the Internet has radically changed the world and everything…

If you own a SUV learn to drive again to be safe on the roads

Brian Joss – Thousands of motorists and drivers are enjoying the benefits of a sports utility vehicle these days. The…

Online banking makes sense

Customers want fast access to services and advice, with queries like can I register for internet banking online or what…


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