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Pietermaritzburg Municipality visits George to learn a thing or two.

Weather doesn’t dampen the spirits at the Knysna Cycle Tour Road race.  Local golfers in contention at the Di-Data Junior.  The latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

Pompeo meets with Saudi leaders to discuss the deteriorating relations with Iran.  Palestinians reject Kushner’s Middle East Peace plan.  Iran talks down America’s new sanctions. 

Zuma agrees to attend the Zondo Commission hearing, but will he testify?  Ramaphosa has a problem with the PP.  She is clearly not competent to hold the position, but firing her could look like obstruction of justice.  Now the DA denies distancing itself from the Ramaphosa money laundering allegation. 

Banks and retailers take a hammering – pull the JSE down.  We should be more and more terrified as the scale of SA’s economic crisis becomes known.  SA can’t just ride out the storm, some smart investments will have to be and, more importantly, actually successfully carried out – something the ANC seems incapable of doing.  Bitcoin jumps to over 11 000 dollars after Facebook shows confidence in crypto-currencies. 

The 2026 Winter Olympics awarded to Italy.  Bafana continues SA’s dismal performance at major tournaments – thank goodness for the junior golfers, and there’s still hope for the ‘Boks.  WP Rugby on the verge of bankruptcy.  Andrew Huson lays into the Proteas.  Perhaps the only good thing that has emerged from the cricket world cup is Faf du Plessis’s honest appraisal of the situation.  Don’t be surprised if all hell breaks loose when they get home.  There’s too much going on behind the scenes. 

 
 
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GO GEORGE model studied by other municipalities

A delegation from the Msunduzi Municipality from Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal recently paid a second study visit to GO GEORGE. Three years ago, they formed part of a larger group visit of interested municipalities, but this time they brought along municipal officials, political representatives and taxi and bus industry representatives.


An expedition through human origins

When we began our plans for the Strandloper Project coastal expedition, the route was chosen with careful consideration. Dr Louw Classens recovering snagged recreational fishing tackle from a transec…

 
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Juniors set for showdowns at Fancourt

GEORGE, 23 June 2019 – Expect an exciting battle for dominance in Tuesday’s final round at Fancourt after local favourite Ben van Wyk grabbed a share of the lead in the Dimension Data Junior Open and six players finished within striking distance of leader Jack Buchanan in the Dimension Data Under-15 Challenge on Monday.

Rain doesn’t dampen Knysna Cycle Tour road race

Thousands of cyclists turned up at the start of Sunday morning’s Knysna Cycle Tour road races despite chilly, wet conditions and, according to Marketing Manager Andrew Finn, speaking on behalf of the organisers, Knysna Rotary, the event went off smoothly.


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     International News
 

US foreign minister Pompeo meets Saudi rulers on Iran crisis June 24, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s rulers as he sought to coordinate with allies over soaring tensions with Iran.

‘Get Israel off our backs’: Palestinians react to Kushner plan June 24, 2019

Analysts have rebuked the economic part of the United States’ Middle East peace plan for failing to address the main problem that has heavily curbed the Palestinian economy – the 52-year-old Israeli military occupation over the Palestinian territories.

Iran plays down threat of new US sanctions June 24, 2019

Tensions have flared after Iranian forces shot down a US drone Thursday, the latest in a series of incidents including attacks on tankers in sensitive Gulf waters that have raised fears of an unintended slide towards conflict.

 
     National News
 

Jacob Zuma agrees to attend Zondo inquiry, but will he testify? June 25, 2019

The former president’s lawyers say there’s no guarantee he will testify or answer questions

ANC on the fence about ‘biased’ protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s future June 25, 2019

The public protector’s fitness to hold office is in question after a number of embarrassing court setbacks

‘DA did not distance itself from Ramaphosa money laundering claims’ — Maimane June 24, 2019

In a confusing turn of events, the DA has come out to set the record straight on money laundering allegations regarding a CR17 Bosasa donation

 
     Business News
 

MARKET WRAP: JSE slips in risk-off trade, with banks and retailers faring worst June 24, 2019

Global markets begin the week lower as fears mount that the US and China won’t bury the hatchet over trade later this week

DUMA GQUBULE: We should be terrified of the scale of the economic crisis June 25, 2019

Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech was all sound and furry feelings, signifying nothing

NEVA MAKGETLA: SA can’t just ride out its economic storm June 25, 2019

As long as the economy remains unusually inequitable and mining dependent, it won’t sustain rapid growth

Bitcoin trades above $11 000, after 10% weekend jump June 24, 2019

Bitcoin tested 15-month highs on Monday after jumping more than 10% over the weekend, with analysts ascribing the spike to growing optimism over the adoption of cryptocurrencies after Facebook unveiled its Libra digital coin.

 
     Sports News
 

2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo June 24, 2019

Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo has been named as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Bafana suffer opening AFCON loss to Ivory Coast June 24, 2019

Bafana Bafana’s AFCON 2019 campaign has started in the worst possible way with a loss to the Ivory Coast.

WP Rugby’s money woes set to cripple the union June 24, 2019

WP Rugby is seemingly in major financial strife, with the union reportedly only able to pay its employees one more month’s salary.

Proteas not bold enough and failed to execute – Hudson June 24, 2019

Andrew Hudson, the former national cricket selection convener, believes there was nothing wrong with the team the Proteas selected for the World Cup, saying instead that they lacked the ability to play boldly in England.

Du Plessis’ hard exterior cracks as Proteas plummet June 24, 2019

When Faf du Plessis assembled his Proteas team in May, he knew that he had collected a unit that was the weakest of any that had gone before them.

 
     Press Releases
 

Madibaz preparing for tough USSA squash challenge

The Madibaz squash team are fired up for the challenge after ending as runners-up last year when they target the…

Take a walk on the ‘waste’ side at SPAR Wildsfees maze

SPAR Eastern Cape will continue to raise awareness of its STOP Plastic campaign with an innovative introduction to the SPAR…

Grande Provence celebrating women this August with phenomenal events

Grande Provence is embracing women throughout August with a host of unforgettable events and special offers in honour of all…

In Celebration of Its 120th Anniversary, S.Pellegrino Presents ‘Food Meets Future’

An interactive exploration of the key aspects for the future of gastronomy, run by some of the most influential top…

Momentum short-term insurance ranks in top 3 for customer satisfaction

24 June, 2019: Delivering on its brand promise of safety and convenience to customers, Momentum Short-Term Insurance (MSTI) prominently features…

 
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Double victory in the Desert for Ford cross country team

Brian Joss – Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable (T34)  extended their winning streak in Class T of the 2019 SA…

Ferrari F8 Tributo is a tribute to excellence

Brian Joss – The Ferrari F8 Tributo made its official debut at an exclusive private preview hosted by Scuderia South…

Another hat-trick for Pam Golding Properties at the International Property Awards

For the 12th year in succession Pam Golding Properties has been recognised as South Africa’s ‘Best Estate Agency South Africa’…

 
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