Thursday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

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Good morning all..

This Thursday Morning Edition is sponsored by the Irelander B&B, Cradock, Eastern Cape.

Fancourt wins best golf hotel in South Africa award.

Unrest in the Arab countries fuelled by unemployment.  Questions arise about Epstein’s ‘suicide’.  The December election in England will essentially be another referendum on Brexit.  As I thought, the Dems continue with their coup – thinly veiled as an open inquiry.

Seems on Mboweni sees the trouble coming.  Until the ANC pulls its head out of its ideological bubble, things will continue going downhill – let’s hope it’s not too late by then.  Last VBS official sequestrated – now to get as much of the money back as possible.  NUM holding SA to ransom over Eskom.

The Fed blinks – they can no longer fight the Trump economy.  Fear ahead of the Moody’s judgment.  Budget gives good news for mining, but bad news for financials.

More woes for CSA.  Saturday’s final should be a humdinger.  England are a little ahead of us, but we’re catching up fast.

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Fancourt wins South Africa’s best golf hotel

GEORGE, 30 OCTOBER 2019 – Fancourt Hotel & Country Club celebrates its 25th birthday with the momentous winning of South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel in the World Golf Awards.


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     International News

Unemployment fuels unrest in Arab states: IMF October 31, 2019

Violent protests have broken out in several Arab countries since early 2010 and turned into bloody civil wars in Syria, Yemen and Libya

Pathologist says Epstein’s injuries point to murder, not suicide October 30, 2019

Michael Baden contradicted the official verdict of suicide by hanging given by officials in August, saying Epstein’s injuries were ‘more indicative of homicidal strangulation’.

British PM Johnson gambles on an election to decide the fate of Brexit October 30, 2019

The fate of Britain’s departure from the European Union could be decided in a December 12 election after Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally won parliamentary approval for a gamble that he hopes will break the deadlock over Brexit.

Dems to vote on how to make Trump impeachment probe public October 30, 2019

Democrats in Congress, answering Republican complaints that their impeachment investigation of US President Donald Trump is being conducted in secret, plan a vote on Thursday on how to make their inquiry public.

     National News

Tito Mboweni warns of looming debt trap October 30, 2019

Ratings companies and markets may welcome realistic revisions for growth and debt, but they may be disappointed by the lack of details on how to reverse the trend

Final VBS executive is sequestrated so his assets can be seized October 30, 2019

Andile Ramavhunga is the last of five executives from the bank to be sequestrated, with its liquidator determined to recover the looted money

NUM threatens more power cuts over Eskom split October 30, 2019

The NUM fears the plan to split Eskom into separate units for generation, transmission and distribution will lead to Eskom being privatised.

     Business News

Federal Reserve cuts key interest rate for a third time October 30, 2019

Fed policymakers hint they may be done loosening monetary policy

EDITORIAL: Stand by for Moody’s judgment

Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget policy statement is inadequate in charting a way forward

MARKET WRAP: Miners leap while banks and financials slump on budget news October 30, 2019

The rand plummeted during Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget, which laid bare the country’s dire economic position

     Sports News

Suspended officials barred from CSA offices October 30, 2019

Suspended officials Corrie van Zyl, Naasei Appiah and Clive Eksteen have all been barred from CSA’s headquarters in Johannesburg.

Springboks anticipating tough England encounter October 30, 2019

Springboks forwards’ coach, Matt Proudfoot, says his team is anticipating a tough game in Saturday’s World Cup final against England after watching them destroy New Zealand in the semi-final.

From depths of despair to World Cup final: Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus October 30, 2019

Erasmus took over as director of rugby at the end of 2017 and shortly afterwards doubled his responsibilities by taking over as head coach following the sacking of Allister Coetzee after 12 losses from 25 games over two seasons.

     Press Releases

Timber Beam Suppliers in South Africa

OT Joiners has always strived to create value-added and sustainable timber products. With a team of skilled artisans and designers,…

Stephen Jonathan releases his debut single!

 “It is centred on the idea of letting something die in order to truly be alive. This can be toxic…

Rooftop solar PV powers Gordon’s Bay centre

A new rooftop solar PV (photovoltaic) installation at the Shoprite Group’s Gordon’s Bay Mall is expected to generate more than…

World champs debut was an inspiration for Basson

Ace Madibaz swimmer Alaric Basson says the top level of competition he witnessed at the World Championships in South Korea…

Balance wines make gourmet popcorn pop

For a wine tasting experience that pops, give Balance wines a try with moreish gourmet popcorn at the new look…

Ultimate Destination for Plastic Products

Spicoly Plastics CC is a manufacturer of plastic products in South Africa located in Kraaifontein Industria near Cape Town. The…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Suzuki to enter seven cars in fuel economy tour

Brian Joss – Suzuki Auto has given its support to the WesBank Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB, by…

The new Mazda3 Astina has what it takes to compete in tough market sector

Brian Joss – Many motorists who drove up alongside me gave the thumbs up to the car I was in.…

Banking Ombudsman urges customers to check statements and raise questions immediately

 “Losses and problems as a result of fraud in the personal banking space, are not the only cases that keep…

Crime – tips & advice on how to avoid becoming a victim during this time of year

Every year during October and November there is a definite spike in crime with house break and theft, theft out…


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