Tuesday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

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Planned power outage at Ebb & Flow.  Fancourt introduces a new offering.  Lots of winners at the GR Casino.  Yet more awards for De Krans & Boplaas.

The latest SWD Cricket news.  The latest Knysna Golf Club news.

Court blocks the Democrats from getting Trump’s tax returns.  The number of US troops pulled from Syria actually very small, but probably the beginning of something bigger.  The Democrats issue subpoenas, but the Republicans can’t until Pelosi calls a vote – so much for the rule of law.  Johnson refutes the EU’s statement about the Brexit date being negotiable.

DA old guard should pull back – seems exactly the opposite is happening.  Half of the top Treasury posts remain unfilled – God forbid anyone else but an ANC cadre be appointed.  Duduzane Zuma spins himself deeper into the web of lies.  Seriously, let’s hear the truth from Janusz Walus. 

JSE recovers as optimism rises for more US-China trade talks.  Time is running out for the government and Eskom.  Time to buy Bitcoin again?

Springbok Women’s Sevens squad announced.  De Kock back in the top 10 test batsmen.  SA returns from the IAAF World Champs medaless.  Proteas need to make a decision about playing 3 spinners – they were pretty toothless in the first test.  ‘Boks to be clinical against Canada.

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     Latest Local News

Planned power outage: Portion of Ebb and Flow – Bitou line

WEDNESDAY, 09 OCTOBER 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:30

Fancourt draws inspiration from safari industry

Fancourt has launched an exclusive Pro Package that includes tuition and guidance from a personal golfing professional at The Manor House on Fancourt Estate.

Everyone wins with the Garden Route Casino Charity Slots Tournament!

Garden Route Casino, Mossel Bay’s favourite entertainment destination, hosted the finals of their Charity Slots Tournament on Sunday, 29 September. The atmosphere was electrifying as the charity representatives cheered their contestants on, in the hope of winning a donation for a cause close to their hearts.

Platinum for De Krans at Michelangelo

So far its been a sparkling awards season for De Krans Wines, with more accolades to add to its lengthy list.

Boplaas crowned best South African producer at Michelangelo 2019

Boplaas Family Vineyards has been named the best South Africa producer at the 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, announced on the weekend. Now the largest competition of its kind in Africa, this year’s awards attracted over 2 000 entries.

     Latest Local Sports News

SWD Cricket League results

SWD Cricket League fixtures

SWD Schools Cricket Fixtures

Dates for National Youth Cricket Weeks announced

Knysna Golf Shop: Who’s been winning at the club?

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

Trump gets last-minute reprieve from court order to hand over tax returns October 7, 2019

The ruling calls Trump’s claims of immunity ‘repugnant’ to the US constitution

‘Very small number’ of troops pulled from Syria-Turkey border: US official October 7, 2019

The United States has pulled back a “very small number” of troops from areas of northern Syria along the Turkish border, a senior State Department official said Monday, after President Donald Trump seemed to indicate a wider retreat.

US Democrats subpoena Pentagon docs in impeachment inquiry October 7, 2019

Congressional Democrats on Monday slapped subpoenas on the Pentagon and White House budget office as part of their advancing impeachment probe, demanding documents tied to President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aide to Ukraine.

British PM Johnson warns EU he will not delay Brexit October 7, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the European Union he will not delay Brexit beyond October 31, underlining that his latest proposals are a last chance to reach a deal.

     National News

DA old guard should step back and let new leadership emerge

On October 6, SA woke up to dramatic Sunday newspaper headline news. Tony Leon, and his long-term ally, Ryan Coetzee, were reported to be part of a delegation of senior DA power brokers tasked with requesting that leader Mmusi Maimane resign in the interest of the party.

Half of important senior Treasury posts remain unfilled October 7, 2019

Key deputy director-general posts remain unfilled, raising alarm bells as SA’s fiscal position deteriorates

Duduzane Zuma says Mcebisi Jonas lied about Gupta meeting October 7, 2019

He also told the Zondo inquiry on Monday that Thuli Madonsela had not give him a ’fair shot’ at giving his version of the Saxonwold meeting

Court reserves judgment in Janusz Walus parole review matter October 7, 2019

Lawyers representing the convicted murderer have asked the High Court in Pretoria to set aside then Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s decision to deny Walus parole.

     Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE scores biggest one-day day gain in three weeks ahead of further US-China trade talks October 7, 2019

Foreigners were net sellers of R11.8bn of equities in the week ended October 4, according to the JSE market statistics

Time not on the government’s side in Eskom debt woes October 7, 2019

The state will have to make tough decisions at the end of October when Tito Mboweni delivers his mid-term budget policy statement

Bitcoin blows through $8,000 as traders look for next support October 7, 2019

Bitcoin fell below $8,000, heading toward its lowest close since June and dragging down most other digital coins in its wake.

     Sports News

Delport names Springbok Women’s Sevens squad for African qualifiers October 7, 2019

Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport named an experienced squad to travel to Tunisia for the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens qualifier event.

De Kock returns to Top 10 of Test rankings October 7, 2019

Proteas batsman Quinton de Kock has moved back into the Top 10 of the ICC Test batting rankings following their first Test defeat against India.

SA have worst showing at World Champs in over a decade October 7, 2019

South Africa returned from the IAAF World Championships in Doha with their worst performance since the Osaka 2007 edition.

Proteas may resist the temptation to boost their attack with an extra fast bowler, says Faf October 7, 2019

The visitors employed three spinners in the first Test in Visakhapatnam, but claimed only 11 Indian wickets to slump to a 203-run defeat.

Springboks expected to be clinical against Canada October 7, 2019

Springboks backline and assistant coach Mzwandile Stick believes that playing a closed book like Canada in their last Pool B match at the Rugby World Cup makes no difference because their game plan will stay the same.

     Press Releases

Survivor triumphs at Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Survivor, the intrepid range of Swartland wines, has won a trio of medals, including Double Gold and Gold, at the…

Posduif is hierdie Saterdagaand in aksie by Weiveld te sien!

POSDUIF, die moderne multikulturele musiekgroep met die unieke naamis tans op almal se lippe!  Dié energieke groep bestaan grotendeels uit lede…

Sophisticated Summers at Terra del Capo Antipasti bar

Enjoy the quintessential mini winelands escape when next visiting Anthonij Rupert Estate, situated in the heart of the scenic Franschhoek…

Robertson Winery Shines at Recent BEST VALUE Wine Awards

Robertson Winery’s recent successes at various “Best Value” wine awards, namely the 2019 Gold Wine Awards, Winemag.co.za’s Best Value Shiraz…

1 in 27 Women

South Africa’s loved cream liqueur, Strawberry Lips, has dialled up the pink in a big way this October for Breast…

Lorraine Cycle Tour set for bumper event

The Lorraine Cycle Tour is poised to make another positive impact on the sport in Nelson Mandela Bay when the…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Achieve your this-time-next-year dream with a savings account

Money invested wisely into a savings account will not only give you peace of mind but also help you achieve…

Building a large boiler solution

07 October 2019: Regardless of the application, the priority of any steam operation is cost effectiveness. Finding the most cost-effective…

…with a little help from my friends: trade marks and the law

Following the recent Constitutional Court decision in Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince and Others 2018…


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