Swellendam se boodskap is blou!

Met 68.7% (3% meer as die vorige verkiesing in 2014) van Swellendam se geregistreerde kiesers wat gestem het, is die oorweldigende boodskap dat Swellendam en omgewing die blou DA vlag ondersteun.
Sien video van Stemdag in Swellendam – Die Swellendam Distrik 2019 verkiesing in volkleur (met onderskeie stemlokale se uitslae).

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SAUVIGNON BLANC SA IS DIE NUWE AMBASSADEUR VIR ‘N WÊRELDWYE GUNSTELING

Suid-Afrika se segsgroep vir Sauvignon Blanc – een van die land se mees aangeplante druifvariëteite – het ’n transformasie ondergaan, wat stukrag gee aan sy internasionale sukses. Die voormalige Sauvignon Blanc Belangegroep (SBBG), kondig nie net sy nuwe naam as Sauvignon Blanc Suid-Afrika aan nie, maar gebruik ook die viering van Internasionale Sauvignon Blanc Dag (3 Mei) om ’n hele gros veranderinge teweeg te bring.

Vrydag 3 Mei is International Sauvignon Blanc Day – volg dievolgende hutshekkies: #SauvBlancDay of #SauvignonBlancDay.

Twitter handvatsel @SauvignonSA en Facebook / Instagram @sauvignonblancsa.

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Western Cape declares formal dispute with Cele over police resourcing

The Western Cape provincial police ombudsman’s investigation into South African Police Service (SAPS) reservists concluded that “there has been a significant decrease in the number of active police reservists between 2008 and 2018” and that “[t]he decrease in the total number of reservists available over weekends is directly impacting on the efficiency of the SAPS in the Western Cape to reduce the levels of reporting crime. As a result of this, and to assist SAPS, the Western Cape Government offered to give SAPS R5 million to pay for police reservists to be deployed in the province, to act as a force multiplier and reduce crime.

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Musiekikoon – Laurika Rauch vier 40 Jaar

Laurika Rauch vier hierdie jaar 40 suksesvolle jare in die musiekindustrie – ‘n besonderse mylpaal in Afrikaanse musiek! Sy kan nou terugkyk na 25 albums sedert ‘Debuut’ – insluitend liedjies wat ikoniese status in Afrikaanse musiek bereik het soos, ‘Op Blouberg se Strand’ (1998); ‘Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux’ (1990); ‘Die Mense Op Die Bus’ (1999) en ‘Vier Seisoene Kind’ (2002). Interessant genoeg is baie van haar bekendste liedjies deur haar man, Christopher Torr geskryf, insluitende ‘Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux’ wat hulde aan dié legandariese rugbyspeler bring.

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Shoprite still has bursaries for 2019 – act fast!

Shoprite is still accepting bursary applications for the 2019 academic year. Accounting (first and second year), Logistics, IT and Data Sciences as well as Retail Business Management students have a chance at being awarded a bursary of up to R70 000 from Africa’s biggest retailer by completing an online application.

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Community Chest launches Election Bursary Contest

Bursaries worth R200k up for grabs! With the May election about a month away, the Community Chest has launched an Election Bursary Competition for the “pre-election” age group to provide them a chance to express their views on issues affecting the country, and what changes they would like to see in the future.

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Renosterveld is one of the most threatened habitats on earth, according to the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust

The Renosterveld ecosystem, which boasts an exceptional variety of species, is teetering on the brink of functional extinction.

The Ford Wildlife Foundation has handed over a new Ford Ranger to the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust to assist them with their conservation endeavours.

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STILBAAI SE BLOMBOS-GROT GENOMINEER VIR UNESCO-STATUS

Blombos-grot in Stilbaai is een van drie in die Wes-Kaap wat by Unesco vir wêrelderfenisstatus genomineer gaan word. Dié grot is van argeologies en veral kultuurhistoriese belang nadat ‘n klipskerf met geometriese merke in oker, wat met moderne menslike gedrag vereenselwig word, daar gevind is.

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