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     My View

George Lights Festival planning underway.

The latest George Golf Club Newsletter.

The Dems coup hearings rely solely on opinions.  Iran starts enriching uranium – no doubt thanks to the 150 billion dollars Obama gave them.  Trump moves to get out of the Paris Accord.  Can the Brits trust the Tories to deliver Brexit – I doubt it.  Turkey captures another terrorist – no connection to Trump’s policy obviously.  The Biden’s crime syndicate gets exposed.  ABC reporter gets caught making probably the worst statement yet – I wonder if she ever paused a moment thinking about her scoop to think of the girls who were abused while she sat on the facts?

Zuma keeps running.  DA calls for a look at the Copyright Bill – if the USA cancels our preferred trading agreement, it will be devastating for the economy.  I’m sure the Meyiwa family is happy to have AfriForum and Gerrie Nel on their side.  We have until the end of the month to protest the NHI – it will go through in any case – then all the doctors will leave – wonderful!

China wants the US to back off trade tariffs.  Moodys lowers Eskom to below junk.  Mboweni says Treasury not considering prescribed assets – guess it depends on how desperate the government becomes.  JSE gains again on trade talk optimism.  Consumer confidence drops even further.

Liverpool see off Ghent – and the rest of the results.  Kolisi wants even more – go get it Siya.  SAFA to make a major announcement re Bafana.  Four ‘Boks to run out for the Barbarians.

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     Latest Local News

2019 George Lights Festival – Keeping it in the family

The 2019 George Municipal Lights Festival is building on the success of last year and keeping the main act in the family – Luqmaan Adams, brother to Emo Adams will perform as the headline act this year after 8pm.

     Latest Local Sports News

KFC Mini Cricket coaches honoured

The annual SWD KFC Provincial Cricket festival was hosted at the Bridgton Sports Grounds in Oudtshoorn on Saturday November 2nd.

SWD Schools Cricket League results

SWD Cricket League fixtures

SWD Cricket League results

No success for George in T20

George Cricket Club, the SWD Twenty20 champions, had a very disappointing attempt to qualify for the Cricket South Africa Multiply T20 tournament when they were comprehensively outplayed in the qualifying matches that took place on Saturday.

Scholtz crowned 2019 Vodacom Origins champion

Bloemfontein businessman Ronaldo Scholtz won the trip of a lifetime to the Seychelles thanks to his victory in the National Final of the Vodacom Origins of Golf pro-am series on the Sunshine Tour.

Double delight for Dlamini

Nobuhle Dlamini claimed her second consecutive Vodacom Origins of Golf victory when she won the National Final by three shots.

Vodacom Birdies for Kiddies Final Leaderboard

Throughout the 2019 Vodacom Origins of Golf series, Vodacom donated R200 for every birdie and eagle made by an amateur or professional in the pro-am tournaments to the Smile Foundation and the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation.

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

US envoy Gordon Sondland linked Ukraine aid suspension to Biden probe November 5, 2019

Trump ally said in testimony released by impeachment inquiry that release of nearly $400m in American aid to Ukraine was likely contingent on Biden probe

Iran starts enriching its nuclear centrifuges — worrying the EU November 5, 2019

Some EU countries still think there’s a chance of keeping the Iran nuclear deal intact, and Tehran is ready to talk — if US sanctions are addressed

Donald Trump and his administration make move to exit Paris accord November 5, 2019

Once it exits, the US — the top historic greenhouse gas emitter and leading oil and gas producer — will become the only country outside the agreement

Johnson to launch election bid with promise to ‘get Brexit done’ November 6, 2019

After dissolving parliament and paying a formal visit to Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday, Johnson will return to his Downing Street residence to announce the election. He will launch his party’s campaign at a rally later in the day.

Turkey captures sister of slain IS leader Baghdadi in northern Syria: Turkish official November 5, 2019

Turkey captured the sister of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, and is interrogating her and her husband and daughter-in-law who were also detained.

Report: Newly released memos reveal Ukrainian gas firm pressured Obama admin to end corruption investigation linked to Bidens

Newly released memos reveal that Burisma Holdings — the Ukrainian natural gas firm that employed Hunter Biden as a board member — contacted the Obama State Department on multiple occasions during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, seeking to put an end to an investigation into the gas firm’s alleged corruption.

Project Veritas Scoop: ABC Anchor Hot Mic Rant… Network Quashed Epstein Story 3 Years Ago…

Project Veritas released an undercover video Tuesday in which ABC News anchor Amy Robach is seen alleging the corporate news network spiked a bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein three years ago.

     National News

Jacob Zuma does not have to give Zondo a sick note November 5, 2019

The former president, who sources say was hospitalised, will not appear before the state capture inquiry next week

DA calls for urgent debate on copyright bill as US threatens access to its markets November 5, 2019

In its current form, the copyright bill, which the US says threatens its intellectual property rights, could cost SA billions of rands, says the DA

Senzo Meyiwa’s family happy to be working with AfriForum November 5, 2019

Sifiso Meyiwa, along with AfriForum CEO Kalie Kriel and lawyer Tiger Mamabolo, have confirmed that the lobby group will be investigating Meyiwa’s murder.

Public has until end of November to make submissions on NHI Bill November 5, 2019

The public has until the end of this month to make submissions on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill.

     Business News

China wants US to roll back tariffs for first phase of a trade deal November 5, 2019

Sources say China wants the 15% tariffs from September to be dropped, as well as earlier 25% tariffs on about $250bn worth of imports

Moody’s lowers Eskom’s junk rating on restructuring doubts November 5, 2019

Ratings agency says the rescue plan for power utility will be hard to implement without the full backing of the government

Treasury not considering prescribed assets, Mboweni says November 5, 2019

Finance minister offers an assurance that the introduction of prescribed assets is not on the drawing board

MARKET WRAP: JSE gains as US-China trade deal increases risk sentiment November 5, 2019

Consumer confidence dropped to an almost two-year low of -7 points in the third quarter

Consumer sentiment at lowest level in two years November 5, 2019

The FNB/BER index fell sharply into negative territory in the third quarter amid a woeful economy

     Sports News

WRAP | Champions League November 5, 2019

A comprehensive wrap of all the fixtures, kick-off times, results and match reports from this week’s Champions League action.

Kolisi committed to achieving more glory with Springboks after World Cup win November 5, 2019

Siya Kolisi, who is the Boks’ first black captain and hails from an impoverished background, again reiterated that “everything is possible if you believe it possible.”

SAFA to make major announcements regarding Bafana Bafana November 5, 2019

Outgoing SAFA Acting CEO Russell Paul says the organisation is on the verge of making major announcements regarding Bafana Bafana and football in general in the next few weeks.

SA World Cup-winning quartet named in Barbarians squad November 5, 2019

Mapimpi, Am and Jantjes will be making their debuts for the Barbarians with 117-times capped Mtawarira his third.

     Press Releases

Robben Island Museum 2020/2021 standard tariffs

As of 01 June 2020, Robben Island Museum (RIM) will apply a R50 increase on international tour prices and only…

The Next Brand Ambassador Grand Finale broadcasts this Thursday 7 November

CAPE TOWN, 5 November 2019. The ultimate winners of Capitec’s reality show The Next Brand Ambassador will be announced on…

Heartbreak and joy are at the core of acclaimed director’s new film!

The acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film – a tale of memory, regret and making peace with his past…

     Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

It’s all systems for South African fuel economy tour

Brian Joss – It’s all systems go for the inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour, in partnership with FNB. The tour…

Motor repair industry should do more to empower enterprise and supplier development

Brian Joss – An industry with the spending clout of the automotive industry ought to be doing a great deal…

New Triton delivers on all fronts

Brian Joss – In the year dot a bakkie was a bakkie. It was a “bak” on four-wheels with a…


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