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This Monday Morning Edition is sponsored by Choice Accommodation in Marloth Park, Mpumalanga.
 
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GRDM clears up the allegations made by the ANC against mayor, Memory Booysen.  Caledon Street upgrade nearing completion.  Oudtshoorn’s IDP budget approved – debunking another ANC allegation.

Full report on our boys’ magnificent win in Japan.  Bianca Buitendag’s local knowledge too much for the rest.  Heyns & de Groot defend their Knysna Cycle Tour titles.  Di-Data Junior tees off at Fancourt.  The latest Knysna & Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletters.

Erdogan loses critical election.  Arab League to bail out the Palestinians – shows the sanctions on Iran are working, so they threaten more violence – let’s hope it’s the last kicks of a dying regime.

DA wants nothing to do with the Ramaphosa money laundering issue.  ANC to lay charges against Steve Hofmeyer.  Parliament to debate Ramaphosa’s SOU.

Producer inflation and household spending numbers expected this week.  Moody’s warns of SA’s growing wealth inequality.  Does MultiChoice really need to retrench?

Woeful Proteas continue to underperform.  Nine overseas-based players join the Springbok squad.  Hamilton wins – again.  Jaguares look like the only team that can give the Crusaders a run for their money.

 
 
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     Latest Local News
 

Calitzdorp Spa and De Hoek Mountain Resort

Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) has noted with discontent, that factually incorrect articles have been circulating in the media space over the past few weeks.

Caledon Street Rehabilitation and Upgrade

Final snagging has been completed, and certain areas that failed tests will be redone next week. Please be advised that there will be lane closures and that stop/go’s will be put in place during next week while work on the different the areas are redone.

Oudtshoorn’s IDP and Budget approved

Oudtshoorn, 21 June 2019 – The Greater Oudtshoorn Municipal Council approved the Integrated Development Plan for next financial year starting in July 2019 and the multi-year budget for the 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 financial years on Thursday, 20 June 2019.


Showme Newsletter 121 – 28 June 2019

 
     Latest Local Sports News
 

GolfRSA Boys seal record win at World Cup

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (June 21, 2019) – Eighteen years after Major winner Louis Oosthuizen won the Junior Golf World Cup with Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, Albert Kruger and Christian Ries, two protégées from his Junior Golf Academy – Martin Vorster and Christo Lamprecht – did the Open champion proud with a record-breaking victory for South Africa alongside GolfRSA National Squad team-mates Sam Simpson and Casey Jarvis at Chukyo Golf Club in Japan.

Bianca Buitendag and Slade Prestwich Takes Inaugural Vic Bay Classic Titles

VICTORIA BAY, GEORGE – Home-grown hero Bianca Buitendag and Slade Prestwich (Durban) won the inaugural Vic Bay Classic Women’s and Men’s QS 1000 titles, the 7th stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Africa Qualifying Series (QS) Tour and the final stop on the 2019 City Surf Series (CSS).

Maas, De Aubreu set early pace at Fancourt

GEORGE, 23 June 2019 – A bogey-free four-under 68 catapulted Christiaan Maas to the top of the standings in the Dimension Data Junior Open, while Fabrizio de Aubreu surged to a two-shot lead in the Under-15 Challenge at Fancourt on Sunday.

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Heyns and De Groot defend MTB titles at Knysna Cycle Tour

Cyclists participating in this year’s Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Knysna Rotary were faced with windy conditions and a downpour just after the start at the first major sporting event of this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival. The event kicked off with four MTB races – 80km, 50km, 30km and 15km.


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     International News
 

Erdogan’s party loses controversial replay of Istanbul election June 23, 2019

Ekrem Imamoglu, a little-known district mayor at the start of 2019,  portrayed the election as a test of Turkish democracy

Arab League renews pledge to give Palestinians $100m in aid monthly June 23, 2019

US says its Middle East peace plan aims to raise more than $50bn for the Palestinians and create a million jobs

Iran warns war would spread across Gulf, threaten US troops June 23, 2019

Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of US troops, a senior Iranian military commander said on Sunday after US President Donald Trump said he would impose further sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

 
     National News
 

DA denies raising money laundering issue in Ramaphosa probe June 24, 2019

Money-laundering charges could end Ramaphosa presidency

ANC to open case against Steve Hofmeyer June 24, 2019

The ANC is expected to lay criminal charges against Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr, accusing him of issuing death threats on social media.

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Parliament to debate Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first state of the nation address in the sixth administration will be scrutinised in parliament this week.

 
     Business News
 

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Producer inflation and household spending in the spotlight

More clues to SA’s second-quarter economic performance are expected in the week ahead, with a full calendar that includesthe release on Thursday of the local producer price index (PPI) for manufactured goods for May, and on Friday of private sector credit extension data and trade balance data for May.

Rising income inequality a threat to growth in SA, warns Moody’s June 23, 2019

The ratings agency points to dire consequences of the wealth gap for the economy and the social fabric

ICTU says MultiChoice has no economic reason to retrench June 23, 2019

Pay-TV operator MultiChoice has no economic reason to retrench.

 
     Sports News
 

As it happened: Woeful Proteas’ World Cup exit confirmed June 23, 2019

A recap of the scoring and interactive commentary on the Cricket World Cup clash between South Africa and Pakistan at Lord’s.

Frans Steyn joins Boks in Pretoria training camp June 23, 2019

Francois Steyn, Marcell Coetzee, and Cobus Reinach all reported for duty at the Springbok training camp which began in Pretoria on Sunday.

Hamilton wins French GP to extend Mercedes’ unbeaten run to 10 June 23, 2019

Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead and continued his relentless run of success on Sunday when he scorched to an emphatic victory ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the French Grand Prix on Sunday.

Jaguares give Super Rugby new fang and fizzle June 23, 2019

Brumbies will walk into Argentina den after arduous journey by air and bus

 
     Press Releases
 

Investment company aims to unlock entrepreneurial strengths

Recently established AIM Investment Holdings is growing the entrepreneurial spirit in South Africa by identifying and appointing promising entrepreneurs in…

Country girl Chereé releases new music video!

South Africa’s popular country singer, Chereé, has just released her brand-new music video, following her long-awaited album, WILDE WATERS. The…

Titular track of Vibrancy project released!

ONE, the titular track of the inspiring album created during a very special retreat, which also led to the creation…

Corné Louw impresses with a modern country pop debut single!

Corné Louw is not someone who enjoys ordinary music. His debut single and the titular track of upcoming album, DATE…

What the F (luorinated gases)?

Transitioning from Fluorinated gases (and others) to green cooling solutions a key focus on RAC workshop and the fight to…

 
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NAAMSA Automotive Conference looks to the future

Brian Joss – There will be two themes for this year’s NAAMSA Automotive Conference which will be held at the…

The Fiat 500 family hits three million sales in Europe

Brian Joss – This is just the latest record of the extraordinary line-up that includes the 500, the 500L and…

Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept for UK’s Clean Air Day

Brian Joss – Nissan has taken the ICE (internal combustion engine) out of the ice cream van, creating an all-electric,…

Non-profit companies: get your PBO application right

There are tax benefits for registering a non-profit organisation as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) with the South African Revenue…

 
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