Wednesday Morning Edition

The Gremlin

Online Newspaper for the Garden Route & Klein Karoo



Good morning all..

This Wednesday Morning Edition is sponsored by
Whale Rock Heights, Upmarket Residential Estate, Plettenberg Bay.

OCC invites all to the Disabled Road Race Foundation AGM.  Fire at Great Brak last night – fortunately brought under control- kudos to all involved!  The GRDM monitors air quality.  Thembalethu Library closed for fumigation.  George Mayor has a message for the matric class of 2019.  Planned power outages in George.  Water outage in the Wilderness.  George Junior Municipality elects new members.  Parkdene neighbourhood watch doing a good job.  Lunchbox Theatre putting on the Complete Works of Shakespeare.  Non-fatal drowning at Plett. 

SWD cricketers ready for the Free State match.  The latest George & Knysna Golf Club Newsletter.

The USA is heading for a major internal showdown as the Dems persist with their attempts to get rid of Trump and he refuses to be moved.  Guess the Dems only have a few weeks left before the AG & IG reports come out – then they’re toast.  Good on you South Park!

AG fingers PRASA for R26 billion in irregular spending.  Myeni can run but she can’t hide.  Many predicting that SA is on the brink of financial collapse – and a ratings downgrade.

JSE still playing seesaw to the tune of the trade talks.  Ramaphosa to chair Advisory Committee – too little too late? 

‘Boks dust off Canada.  Lions & Cobras facing off in the 4-day final.  Philip Snyman calls it a day.

The Gremlin is hosted by South Cape NetGet my Internet Advertising Package for R1000/year.
Domain Registration/Transfer and Hosting.  Twenty e mail addresses on your domain.  Web Design & Maintenance.  330x330 pixel Advert in The Gremlin.  800x150 pixel advert in The Gremlin Morning Edition.  Facebook setup and promotion.  Regular Press Releases & Opinion Pieces in The Gremlin.  Free Newsletter setup in phpList  - as used by The Gremlin Morning Edition.
     Latest Local News

Invitation to attend the Disabled Road Race (OCC) Foundation AGM

The DRRF is a public NGO and membership is open to anybody who can associate themselves and support the objectives of the DRRF. Please attend the AGM and become a member. No membership fees just a willingness to assist with the OCC.

Update on the Ambient Air Quality Monitoring: October 2019

The Garden Route District Municipality’s (GRDM) Air Quality Management Unit is pleased to announce that the futuristic robotic looking portable ambient air quality monitoring station has returned after repairs at Scentriod in Canada.

Closing of Thembalethu Library for fumigation

The Thembalethu library will be closed on Friday, 11 October 2019, from 15:30 until 17:00 because of fumigation that will take place in the building.

Message for 2019 Matrics from Executive Mayor of George, Melvin Naik

It gives me great pleasure to address the Matric Class of 2019. You are on the verge of the end of an era. You have excelled over the past 12 years till now.

Planned power outage: portion of George Central

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER 2019 FROM 09:00 TO 16:00

Planned Power Outage – Kaaimans line

THURSDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2019 FROM 09:00 TOT 16:30

Planned power outage: Portion of Noemnoem line

FRIDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2019 FROM 10:00 TOT 15:00

Update – Water outage for Wilderness Tuesday, 8 October at 08:30

A failure occurred on the water mains supplying Wilderness across the Kaaimans Railway Bridge yesterday and presently the status quo remains the same.

George Junior Council elects new members

The George Junior City Council (JCC) last week chose a new executive for the upcoming new year and Cllr Liza Stroebel, who was awarded the custodianship of the JCC by the Executive Mayor of George, Ald Melvin Naik, and who led and guided the team, was there to give her blessing to the new incoming Council and those stepping down.

Pardene Buurtwag spog met suksesse

Die Parkdene Buurtwag het die afgelope 3 maande ‘n verskeidenheid tuisgemaakte en gevaarlike wapens tydens hul patrollies wat tot in die oggendure duur, gekonfiskeer.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Without giving too much of the show away … The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) brings three actors from Sedgefield, Nita Allsop, Gareth Pretorious and Bomber Webb, together in a mad-cap attempt to include these Masterpieces into a single theatrical experience.

Non-fatal drowning

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: At 17h41, Monday, 07 October, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of medical assistance required at Robberg 5 beach for persons involved in a non-fatal drowning incident and reportedly on the beach.

The Old Road Grootbrakhoogte closed as wild fires run amok October 8, 2019

The Old Road Grootbrakhoogte remain closed as wild veld fires ran amok on Tuesday night.

     Latest Local Sports News

SWD ready for Free State

The SWD provincial team will be keen to put their disappointing run chase of the previous weekend behind them when the take on Free State at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn this weekend. The three-day match will start on Thursday whilst the limited over match will be contested on Sunday.

Regular Newsletters

George Golf Club Newsletter

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter

Pinnacle Point Golf Club Newsletter



     International News

Breaking: President Trump tells Nancy Pelosi he will not cooperate with ‘illegitimate’ impeachment inquiry

The White House rejected demands from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives in a letter released on Tuesday.

Giuliani: No administration officials will testify or provide documents to impeachment probe unless Adam Schiff is removed as House Intel Committee chairman

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, said that he will not testify before House investigators as part of Democrats’ ongoing impeachment efforts against the president unless Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is removed as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and the House votes in full on taking up the impeachment probe.

Report: Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’ Had ‘Professional Relationship’ with 2020 Democrat…

The intelligence community inspector general testified Friday to congressional investigators that the so-called “whistleblower” who mischaracterized President Donald Trump’s call with the leader of Ukraine had a previous “professional relationship” with a 2020 Democrat candidate, according to the Washington Examiner.

Fitton Uncovers Rosenstein Email to Mueller: ‘The Boss’ Doesn’t Know We’re Talking

Rod Rosenstein, formerly the deputy attorney general, is a key figure in enabling, at a minimum, the Deep State’s seditious attacks on President Trump.

Democrats to subpoena US diplomat to EU in impeachment inquiry October 8, 2019

The Trump administration has ordered Gordon Sondland not to testify at impeachment probe into dealings with Ukraine

South Park creators refuse to pander to China October 8, 2019

Trey Parker and Matt Stone ramp up the ridicule after censors scrub their satirical show from the Chinese web

     National News

Auditor-general slaps Prasa with disclaimer after R26bn in irregular expenditure October 8, 2019

Utility did not maintain complete governance records, including minutes of key meetings

Myeni given 2 days to raise money to attend court case in Pretoria October 8, 2019

Pleading poverty, Dudu Myeni claimed she couldn’t attend her court case this week because she could not afford to travel from KwaZulu-Natal to Pretoria and her legal fees.

Treasury entities are going backwards, audit outcomes show October 8, 2019

MPs to question heads of PIC, Sars and other entities over findings of the auditor-general

     Business News

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes lower as hopes of a trade truce wane October 8, 2019

Bourse could to shed more points after Sacci releases an expectedly low business confidence index on Wednesday

Ramaphosa to chair first Economic Advisory Council Meeting October 8, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to chair the first Presidential Economic Advisory Council Meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Renaissance Capital forecasts SA ratings downgrade October 8, 2019

But a majority of respondents in a Bloomberg survey say they expect SA to hold on to its investment-grade rating from Moody’s, at least for 2019

     Sports News

Springboks thump Canada, march into quarterfinals October 8, 2019

South Africa have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan with a 66-7 bonus point win over Canada in their final pool match in Kobe.

Lions and Cobras face tense finish October 8, 2019

The Lions and the Cape Cobras will see their opening 4-Day Domestic Series encounter go down to the wire after another epic day saw 21 wickets go down at Senwes Park.

Springbok Sevens skipper Snyman calls time on his career October 8, 2019

Springbok Sevens skipper Philip Snyman has called time on his career, and he did so as a player with “a full heart and no regrets”.

     Press Releases

Powerade Performance Academy Experts endorse holistic approach to school sports coaching

This past weekend saw Powerade hosting its third leg of the Powerade Performance Academy for school coaches from surrounding Western…

Grande Provence wins triple Gold at Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Grande Provence, the landmark heritage wine estate in Franschhoek, has won Gold medals for three signature wines at the 2019…

Africa’s largest food retailer works to prevent childhood stunting

The Shoprite Group has announced investment in several specific interventions to prevent childhood stunting which leaves one in four South…

Schoeman relishes role as cycle tour ambassador

Besides being a prime competitor with 18 titles under her belt, Port Elizabeth star Anriette Schoeman is revelling in her…

     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…


Until next time...


072 676 7404