Thursday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

Online Newspaper for the Garden Route & Klein Karoo



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This Thursday Morning Edition is sponsored by Rosehill Mall in Port Alfred.

The ANC found a molehill – a relative molehill – or something that looks like a mountain – we’ll have to see when it becomes visible.  GR dam site officially opened.  Eco-Reserve guided walk.  Knysna welcomes festival goers.  TNPA helps young girls stay at school.

The SA golf squad takes the lead at the Junior World Cup – and half the side is from Mossel Bay – and the two leading players to boot.  More about the Vic Bay Classic.

Sarkozy to go on trial for corruption.  Saudi Crown Prince implicated in the murder of Kashoggi but the Saudis are having none of it.  Boris Johnson wins Brexit backing, further cements his lead in the race to No. 10.  Trump launches his re-election campaign at a raucous rally in Orlando.  Will Assange be extradited to Sweden – to answer for crimes that have been denied by the victim?

Government considering the break-up of PIC.  Justice Department increasing funds for the NPA.  The ANC sends more dubious characters to parliament.  Lynne Brown further implicated during the Zondo Commission.

US Fed keeps the rate steady and the JSE slips a little.  Inflation increases slightly, but still within the SARB’s limits.  Time is running out for Eskom.

Proteas set a new record – out of the tournament with 3 matches to spare.  Guess you don’t need AB to do that.  Deon Davids leaves the EP Kings saying he needs to grow as a coach – sounds diplomatic – like I’m the problem, it’s not you?  Banyana get an emotional welcome – I guess this is the new reality for SA teams.

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     Latest Local News

ANC calls on DA to suspend Garden Route Mayor

We call on the DA to prove how committed they are to clean governance by immediately suspending Memory Booysen for accepting an all-expenses paid trip to Indonesia.

Garden Route Dam construction site officially opened

Executive Mayor, Melvin Naik today officially opened the construction site for the raising of the Garden Route Dam spillway project with a Sod Turning ceremony. The construction works on the dam wall and spillway area started on 13th May this year.

Reflections Eco-Reserve Guided Walk

Large areas of the Garden Route have been swamped by invasive alien tree species, such as pine and wattle among many others.

Knysna welcomes all to the Knysna Oyster Festival

The wait for the Knysna Oyster Festival is over, with the fun kicking off this week on Friday 21 June.

Help TNPA keep girls in school

[Mossel Bay, South Africa, 19 June 2019] Access to sanitary pads remains a challenge for many South African school girls and it is for this reason that Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Mossel Bay chose to support this cause with the proceeds of its Charity Fishing Competition, which is set to take place on 29 June 2019 at the port breakwater.

     Latest Local Sports News

GolfRSA Boys hit the front in Japan

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (June 19, 2019) – Sam Simpson and East of Ireland champions Martin Vorster and Christo Lamprecht catapulted South African into the lead at the halfway mark of the 27th Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, supported by Jal, in Japan.

Vic Bay Classic fact sheet

WHAT: The Vic Bay Classic – the penultimate event out of five in the 2019 City Surf Series (CSS) and stop No. 6 of 7 on the 2019 WSL Africa Tour, comprises World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 rated events for Men and Women and Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) 1,000 rated events for Men and Women aged 18-and-younger.

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

Former French prime minister Sarkozy to go on trial for corruption June 19, 2019

A court has said a trial is justified for Nicolas Sarkozy — as well as his lawyer and a former judge — on charges of influence-peddling

Evidence suggests Saudi crown prince liable for Khashoggi murder: UN expert June 19, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi since there is credible evidence they are liable for his death, a UN rights investigator said on Wednesday.

Saudis dismisses UN report on Khashoggi murder as ‘unfounded’ June 19, 2019

A UN expert in extrajudicial killings set the blame firmly at the feed of Saudi Arabia and its leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Boris Johnson wins key Brexit backing in Tory leadership race June 19, 2019

Former foreign minister is leading the pack after securing the support of 126 of 313 Conservative MPs in Tuesday’s ballot

Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to ‘keep America great’ June 20, 2019

The US president launched his campaign for the 2020 elections

Swedish Assange hearing to decide on extradition request June 20, 2019

The decision of whether to extradite him to the United States or Sweden would rest with the UK interior ministry

     National News

Government is considering breaking up PIC, probe told June 19, 2019

Autonomous business units can deliver better outcomes, says investment expert

Justice department reprioritises funds to kickstart elite NPA unit June 19, 2019

The National Treasury is yet to allocate funds for the prosecution unit

Dubious comrades sent by the ANC to head parliamentary committees June 19, 2019

After being cleared by the ANC’s internal ethics committee, prominent politicians from the Jacob Zuma’s administration are back in Parliament

Lynne Brown further implicated in wrongdoing June 19, 2019

Former Public Enterprises minister Lynne Brown has again been implicated in wrongdoing at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

     Business News

Fed holds rates but signals readiness to act as ‘uncertainties’ increase June 19, 2019

Fed officials drop a reference  to being ‘patient’ on borrowing costs

MARKET WRAP: JSE slips a little in cautious trade June 19, 2019

The JSE gave up earlier gains to close lower, amid mixed global markets, as caution prevails ahead of a US monetary policy announcement

Inflation accelerates slightly in May June 19, 2019

Inflation has quickened compared with April, but remains the within the Reserve Bank’s target range

Time is fast running out to save Eskom from bankruptcy June 19, 2019

South Africa simply has to rescue the nation’s distressed power utility. Even though it can’t afford to.

     Sports News

SA all but eliminated from World Cup as Williamson too good June 19, 2019

The New Zealand skipper played a masterfully paced innings that included nine fours and one six as he dragged his team beyond the Proteas score of 241/6.

I need to grow further as a coach, says Deon Davids as he leaves Southern Kings June 19, 2019

Things are also changing off the field, with a new consortium in charge of the Kings, while former Bok prop Robbi Kempson is the director of rugby.

Banyana receive an emotional welcome June 19, 2019

Banyana Banyana have received an emotional welcome on their return home from the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

     Press Releases

Conscious green living at Mzuri Development

Properties are selling fast in the all-inclusive Mzuri lifestyle estate in Somerset West with location, views, contemporary eco-friendly designs, innovative…

Score Energy Drink boosts skills development amongst SA youth

Score Energy Drink, the proud supporter of youth development in South Africa, is giving 300 young people the chance to…

A sustainable recycling project

The trend of the conscious consumer is still on the rise, and thus more and more we’re seeing businesses led…

Madibaz golfers primed for USSA title defence

The KPMG Madibaz team will be chasing their third University Sport South Africa title in four years when the annual…

Tarantino’s Cult Classic Screenings on First Thursday

Tarantino’s films are known for intricately woven individual stories with engaging characters and on-screen violence. Quentin has been turning heads…

Get curried away this winter

Winter invites warm and hearty aromas and we all like to indulge a little more to conquer the cold. I…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Sedans are a top choice among younger buyers, global survey shows

Brian Joss – Nissan is doubling down on sedans with a growing global lineup of all-new models as research shows…

Dramatic final as Toyota Gazoo makes a new page of Le Mans history

Brian Joss – Toyota Gazoo Racing won the 87th Le Mans 24 Hours with a one-two finish at the Circuit…

Classic Car Show gets ready for British Invasion at Nasrec

Brian Joss – Over the past seven years The Classic Car Show’s mid-winter bash at Nasrec has been a big…


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