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More Voices For Glenwood Golf Course

28th April 2015

A player tees off at Glenwood Short Golf Course. (Photo: Alida de Beer)

The Southern Cape Golf Union has added its voice to the call for the Glenwood Short Golf Course to be granted a renewal of its lease. In a letter to the George Municipality (the lessee), the union says the course forms an important part of its junior and development training programme.

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South Africa Comes Of Age On Freedom Day

28th April 2015

The South African flag blowing in front of Table Mountain, onboard the Sikhululekile ferry, which transports visitors to Robben Island from Cape Town harbour. (Image: Witstinkhout: Wikimedia Commons)

South Africa marked its 21st year of democracy on Freedom Day, with a call for radical action to transform and tackle poverty, unemployment and inequality. The consensus was that the country was in a far better position than it was during apartheid, but there was some way to still go.

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George Apd Needs Volunteers

26th April 2015

George APD needs volunteers

The George Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) in Olympic Drive, Pacaltsdorp, is inviting members of the public to join the organisation as volunteers.

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Red Lips Against Sexual Violence

25th April 2015

Seen at the Wild Oats Farmer's Community Market sporting their red lips in support of the Red my Lips campaign are (from left) Sam Trietsch, Babette Abrahams, Gabriella Claassens, Karen van der Walt, Belinda Hobson and the Yorky, Brie. Photo: Fran Kirsten

Red My Lips is a global awareness campaign that mobilises women globally to wear red lipstick for the month of April to demonstrate solidarity and support for survivors of sexual assault.

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Penguin Rehabilitation Centre Needs Help

24th April 2015

One of the African Penguin hatchlings at Saprec. The other chick is with Dr Frans de Graaff, where he is being handfed until he is strong enough to be brought back to his parents at the centre. (Photo:  Tersia Marais)

Members of the Mossel Bay Rotary Club paid a visit to Saprec (Seabird and Penguin Rehabilition Centre) in Mossdustria on Tuesday, 14 April. The purpose of the visit was to establish how and where the centre can be helped.

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South African To Pay 1 Billion For Virgin Active

24th April 2015

Image source: Shutterstock/antoniodiaz

South African investment house Brait SE is to pay billion for a controlling stake in gym group Virgin Active, Brait said on Thursday, seeking to tap the growing health-conscious middle classes particularly in Africa and Asia.

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A Feast Of Cars And Bikes

23rd April 2015

The Knysna Motor Show is a spectacular celebration of all things that make petrolheads' hearts beat faster. This image of a previous show was taken by a drone. This year's event will take place on May 9.

Preparation for the annual Knysna Motor Show, which raises money for charity, is in full swing. This lifestyle event celebrates the original art of the automobile and motorcycle.

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George Awarded For Firefighting

23rd April 2015

Dressed in full uniform at the event are, from left: Johann Crouse, Neels Barnard and Johan Troskie representing George Municipality.

George Municipality was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Pravin Ghordan for outstanding services rendered during the veld fires in Cape Town earlier this year.

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4 Awards For Algoa Fm

22nd April 2015

At the MTN Radio awards are, from the left, Algoa FM graphics designer Marna Haskins, graphic designer, operations director Alfie Jay and creative director Nadie Pieterse.

Algoa FM received four awards at the annual MTN Radio Awards, held in Johannesburg on Saturday. The station was nominated in seven categories, including the Station of the Year award – a first for an Eastern Cape and Garden Route radio station.

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Eskom's Sere Wind Farm Is Up And Running

22nd April 2015

Sere wind farm is Eskom's first commercial scale wind energy project. It is on the windy Atlantic coast, near Vredendal. (Image: Eskom)

Sere adds 100MW to the grid and will save nearly six million tons of greenhouse gas emissions over its 20-year lifespan. Each year, it will supply enough energy to power about 124 000 homes. Next on Eskom's renewables agenda is a concentrated solar power plant.

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South Africa And Us Agree To Build Trade Ties

22nd April 2015

The US is by far the largest destination for South Africa’s automotive manufacturing sector. (Image: Brand South Africa )

Agreement will be reached on poultry exports and anti-dumping duties, a sticking point in US and South African trade negotiations, according to Minister Rob Davies, who has been in discussions with his US counterpart over the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement and Agoa.

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2015 Pink Loerie Festival Kicks Off Next Week

21st April 2015

Knysna is turning pink from April 29 till May 2 when it hosts both the Globeflight Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival in association with TRIAC and MGSA and the international Mr Gay World™ Grand Finale.

The countdown to the 15th Knysna Globeflight Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival in association with TRIAC and MGSA has begun in earnest. Knysna will be transformed into a carnival town from Wednesday April 29 to Sunday May 3.

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New Head For George Weather Office

21st April 2015

Danie Ferreira, new chief of the George weather bureau. (Photo: Alida de Beer)

Danie Ferreira has been appointed as the new head of the George weather bureau as from 1 April. Danie is from the De Aar weather office where he worked for the past 22 years.

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George Rower To Represent Sa In London

21st April 2015

Off to London and good luck. Joshua Warnecke (16), who hails from George, continues to excel at rowing

Local rowing ace Joshua Warneke has been selected to represent South Africa in the South African Schools Rowing Union (SASRU) development squad leaving for London on 30 April.

Inset:  Off to London and good luck. Joshua Warnecke (16), who hails from George, continues to excel at rowing. The highlight at the SA Championships was the announcement that the u.16A VIII St Andrew's boys are going to London.

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South Africa's Gansbaai Lands Gold Tourism Award

21st April 2015

Horseriding in Gansbaai (Image: Gansbaai Tourism: Facebook)

The small Western Cape town of Gansbaai has been named the overall winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards. The town is famous for its beaches, sea life and shark cage diving; it won the gold award for working to make better places to live and great places to visit.

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Interest In Visiting Africa Grows

21st April 2015

Elephant bulls greeting, Kruger National Park (Photo: Nigel Dennis, South African Tourism)

Figures for World Travel Market Africa and Tourism Indaba show tourism in Africa is growing. At the former, deals worth R3.7-billion in 2014 were expected to be surpassed this year, while exhibitor numbers were almost tripled. At Indaba, hosted buyers were up 100%.

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Sa Wine Named As ‘world’s Most Admired’ For Four Consecutive Years

20th April 2015

SA Wine Named As ‘World’s Most Admired’ for Four Consecutive Years

KWV is the only South African brand to be named as one of the ‘world’s most admired wine brands’. This is the fourth successive year for the brand and it is the only South African wine brand to attain this global accolade.

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Mtn To Buy Nigeria’s Visafone

20th April 2015

Image source: Shutterstock/Tetiana Yurchenko

Africa's largest telecoms operator MTN Group is in talks to buy Nigeria's Visafone Communications to solidify its grip in the South African firm's most important market, sources familiar with the discussions said on Friday.

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Carguard Needs Help To Run Comrades

20th April 2015

James Ngxale with his Two Oceans Marathon medal. (Photo: Adré Osborne.)

James Ngxale is an accredited carguard who looks after motorists' vehicles near the library. Ngxale is also a passionate runner having completed last year's Comrades Marathon attaining a bronze medal and this year's Two Oceans Marathon also getting a bronze marathon medal.

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Heather Waters To Wow Plett

17th April 2015

The indomitable Heather Waters will play in Plettenberg Bay on April 24.

For a decade, travelling folk artist Heather Waters has been performing her original music on stages from Cape Town to Corsica and she is coming to Plettenberg Bay next week.

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