Monday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

Online Newspaper for the Garden Route & Klein Karoo



Good morning all..

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     My View

Knysna’s Paddle Cruiser was stabilised after taking on water on Thursday night.  Minister Marais to promote our oral history in Knysna.  If you haven’t visited Prince Albert, maybe it’s time to consider it.

Knysna, Fancourt and Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletters.

Hostile migrants force their way through the Mexican border and head north.  Trouble brewing in the Democratic Party.  Assange will cooperate with Sweden but resist US warrant – interesting.  May wants to resume talks with Labour.

Ramaphosa will not resist reopening the Arms Deal investigation – one way of getting rid of the rabble.  SABC’s financial position will lead to limited election coverage – who cares?  Maimane accuses the ANC of their age-old election strategies.  Robert McBride in front of the Zondo Commission again.  ANC top 6 to discuss the election lists.

Food prices soar and pull inflation with it.  Zuckerberg’s gang of three go down – mmm – more evidence deletion?  Trump hell-bent on winning the 5G race.

Tiger wins a fifth Masters as the rest fade.  Liverpool stay in the race.  Mercedes make it another 1-2 in China.  Blitzbokke pull of the comeback of the year in Singapore.

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     Latest Local News

Paddle Cruiser position stabilised

Knysna’s Paddle Cruiser, the tourist restaurant vessel that was discovered partially capsized at its moorings on the banks of the Knysna Estuary in the early hours of 12 April, has been stabilised in position.

Minister Marais to officially roll out oral history initiative in Knysna

On Monday, 15 April 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will officially roll out the Oral History Initiative in Knysna.

The best kept secrets of a quaint village in the Great Karoo

Every year, visitors (and new residents) flock to the charming Karoo village of Prince Albert. Nestled at the foot of the mighty Swartberg Pass, it is home to gorgeous Victorian architecture, artists of various mediums, fabulous restaurants and bars, yoga retreats and homegrown produce.

Custom Workwear: Warm Winter fleeces on promotion

     Latest Local Sports News

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

‘Hostile’ migrants break border gate to enter Mexico, then attack police — and they’re headed north

Mexican authorities say a large group of migrants broke the locks on a gate at the Guatemalan-Mexican border on Friday, illegally entering the country in order to join a larger caravan of migrants making their way north to the United States.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib makes stunning accusation about Democratic Party leadership

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over the weekend accused Democratic Party leadership of exploiting Muslim lawmakers, only using them to bolster the party’s image of diversity, yet silencing them at the legislative drawing board.

Julian Assange will cooperate with Sweden but fight US warrant, says lawyer April 14, 2019

WikiLeaks founder is in custody in London awaiting sentencing for breaching his British bail conditions in 2012

British govt to resume talks with opposition, Labour party April 14, 2019

The British government will resume talks with the main opposition Labour party next week on how to resolve the deadlock over Brexit, a senior minister said on Sunday.

     National News

Presidency will not oppose review application of arms deal inquiry April 14, 2019

Ramaphosa’s decision could have consequences for Jacob Zuma, who has used the probe’s outcome in his bid to avoid prosecution

Election coverage to suffer as SABC remains in dire financial straits April 14, 2019

The broadcaster requested R6.8bn from the government to stay afloat, but its bid for funding has largely been unsuccessful

Maimane accuses ANC of ‘orchestrating’ violent protests in DA-led areas April 14, 2019

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he will be approaching Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete requesting that and urgent Ad Hoc Joint Committee look into the violent protests that have hit DA-led coalition governments.

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Robert McBride continues to testify at state capture inquiry

Controversial prosecutions heavyweights Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi have until Tuesday to respond to the findings of an inquiry into their fitness to hold office

ANC top six will discuss integrity commission report amid list furore

The ANC’s top six officials will meet on Monday to discuss a report compiled by the party’s integrity commission over its candidate lists, spokesperson Dakota Legoete says.

     Business News

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Food prices a major driver of inflation in March

Data to be released this week is expected to show that upward pressure on food prices, among other factors, caused consumer inflation to accelerate in March.

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp reportedly down April 14, 2019

Social media users around the world are reportedly facing trouble accessing Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook apps.

Trump warns US must win 5G ‘race’ April 14, 2019

President Donald Trump said the US will cut regulations and free up spectrum for 5G technology amid tight competition with China and other nations.

     Sports News

Tiger wins 15th major title with spectacular Masters victory April 14, 2019

Ending an 11-year major drought, the 43-year-old American superstar seized his first major title since the 2008 US Open

Liverpool back on top as Salah stunner kills off Chelsea April 14, 2019

Jurgen Klopp’s side had surrendered pole position a few hours earlier when Manchester City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace.

Mercedes nail ‘risky’ double pit stop to reign in China April 14, 2019

Mercedes pulled off a “risky” but well-choreographed double pit stop to help wrap up a one-two at the 1,000th Formula One grand prix on Sunday in Shanghai.

Blitzboks secure Singapore title with thrilling win over Fiji April 14, 2019

The Blitzboks were unbeaten in the competition having gone three for three on day one.

     Press Releases

André Schwartz releases brand new single!

A superstar is described as a person or performer who enjoys wide recognition and is esteemed for exceptional talent. South…

We are diverse, we are unique, we are proudly South African

South Africa is a country with citizens as diverse as the colours of the rainbow. That’s why we refer to…

Ghoema nominated group, ADAM, releases new music video!

The popular group, ADAM, who just got nominated for a Ghoema award in the Best Album by a duo or…

Timely Winelands celebration for Woolcock and Roux

Young Stellenbosch rider Hennie Roux gave himself the perfect birthday present when he partnered Waylon Woolcock to victory in the…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Optimistic start to 2019 for VWSA “but challenging times ahead”

Brian Joss – Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) continued its positive start in 2019 in the South African passenger car…

Nissan invests R3billion in Roslyn plant for next generation Navara

Brian Joss – Nissan has announced a R3 billion investment in its facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria to prepare the plant…

Book Review: Scrublands

Chris Hammer Wildfire (Jonathan Ball) Review: Brian Joss Sydney journalist Martin Scarsden lost his mojo while he was on assignment…


Until next time...


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