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Latest Local News

DA leader visits Knysna

Knysna Democratic Alliance (DA) mayoral candidate, Eleanore Bouw-Spies welcomed DA leader, Mmusi Maimane to Knysna on Wednesday, July 13.

Icosa, EFF urge politicians to recommit to service delivery

Icosa and the EFF are calling for change the country goes into the municipal elections.

Phelophepa Health Care train bridges health care divide in South Africa

Four out of five South Africans depend on the public healthcare system yet access to health services remains a challenge specifically in the rural areas of our country.

Construction of Thembalethu Community Day Centre begins

The construction of a much-needed community day centre in Thembalethu, George has begun. The R66 million facility was commissioned by the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) for the Western Cape Department of Health.

Knysna & Partners Newsletter 15 July 2016

Congratulations to everyone who played a role in delivering an epic Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 2016.

Knysna elephant family moved to new home in reserve at Plett

Happy endings are not limited to fairy tales – at least not for nine rescued elephants at the Knysna Elephant Park.

Farm Fresh Direct Newsletter

Uniondale Medium

Latest Local Sports News

Lions clip Eagles’ wings

The Xerox Golden Lions continued their winning ways on Saturday as they overcame the SWD Eagles 35-29 in their Currie Cup qualifier match at the Emirates Airline Park.

WP show their class at U18 Youth Weeks

DHL Western Province on Saturday took top honours in the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and the Coca-Cola Academy Week at Kearsney College in Durban in a satisfying day for the provincial union, which wrapped up the SA Rugby Youth Weeks.

SWD premier league results:
Evergreens 45-20 Bridgton

Progress 50-8 Swellendam

Groot-Brak 57-20 Blanco

Barbarians 33-30 Crusaders

SWD Premier Liga Fixtures 23/07/16
Bridgton vs Progress

Swellendam vs NMMU

Silver Stars vs Barbarians

Crusaders vs Blanco

Evergreens vs Groot Brak

International News

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Bill Gates’ Mandela lecture message

Johannesburg – A brighter future for Africa lies in a healthy and educated youth, multi-billionaire and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, said as he delivered the keynote address at the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series at the University of …

South Sudan struggles to avert ‘catastrophe’

Street sweepers in South Sudan’s capital Juba have cleaned up the blood and bullet casings after gun battles at the presidential palace, but salvaging peace will be a far harder task, analysts warn.

Turkey detains 6 000 in purge after failed coup

A Turkish police special forces officer provides security as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the funeral of his campaign manager Erol Olcak.

In Sea Dispute, China Can Choose Its History

Michael Schuman is a journalist based in Beijing and author of “Confucius: And the World He Created.”

National News

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DA launches final TV advert – Mmusi Maimane

The following remarks were made by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane MP at the launch of the DA’s “call to action” election advert at Maunde Square Park in Atteridgeville, Tshwane.

‘Future for Africa lies in youth’

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates arrives to deliver the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on the eve of Mandela Day under the theme “Living Together” in his lecture at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, July 17 …

Global concerns over SA’s human rights policy – SAHRC to minister

Johannesburg – The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it is often approached in international circles by those concerned by South Africa’s recent UN abstention on gay rights and the country’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.

Business News

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ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Reserve Bank expected to pause on rates

INTEREST rates will top the economic agenda this week, with the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting set to make a decision.

African Markets – Factors to watch on July 18

NAIROBI, July 18 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday.

SAA’s blended biofuel initiative gains momentum

ON TARGET: SAA acting CEO Musa Zwane says the airline plans for half of its aircraft to use biojet fuel by 2023. A nicotine-free tobacco crop called solaris is being produced in Limpopo for use in biojet fuel for SAA.

Sports News

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Life begins at 40 for Open champion Stenson

Troon – At the age of 40, Henrik Stenson is hoping his long-awaited first major victory at the British Open on Sunday proves to be just the beginning.

Pakistan take series lead at Lord’s

Yasir Shah marked his first test outside of Asia and the United Arab Emirates by taking 10 wickets in the match as Pakistan beat England by 75 runs in their series opener at Lord’s on Sunday.

Downs secure great win in Cairo

Mamelodi Sundowns are on the brink of qualifying for the 2016 Caf Champions League semifinals following a 2-1 win over Zamalek at the Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo on Sunday evening.

Nadolo ruled out of Crusaders, Lions clash

Wellingotn – Canterbury Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo has been officially ruled out of his side’s Super Rugby quarter-final against the Lions in Johannesburg due to a hamstring injury.

Press Releases

Soul food Sundays at Lanzerac this winter

From stately dining in the Governors Hall Restaurant to alfresco meals on the Terrace, Lanzerac Hotel’s superb gourmet cuisine boasts only the finest of local and seasonal ingredients, taking diners on an exciting culinary taste sensation.

Culinary teams for ‘Chefs who Share’ 2016 announced

‘Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving’ held its annual press conference for the first time in two cities!

International boost for Tour of Good Hope

Leading international cycling brand Scicon have announced a new two-year sponsorship of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which will see them become one of the official presenting sponsors.

Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Cartoon – Boris the Foreign (minister)

Cartoon – The Ayanda Mabula Exhibition

Plenty of action for fans at Volkswagen rally in Port Elizabeth

The Auto Pavilion at Volkswagen in Uitenhage is the starting point for the Volkswagen Rally on Friday (15 July).

Until next time…


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