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SPAR express Kraaibosch brei uit



Beantree Cafe bied die heerlikste koffie 24 ure van die dag.

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BESIGHEID NUUS - Daar is opwindende nuwe verwikkelinge by die 24-uur SPAR express by Shell Kraaibosch.

Dié onderneming het nie net in die laaste drie maande groot verbeteringe aangebring nie, maar die winkel is ook uitgebrei om 'n groter verskeidenheid produkte te lewer.

Die winkel spog met kraakvars produkte wat daagliks van plaaslike leweransiers verkry word, verruklike slaaie en ander disse gereed vir die tafel, 'n groot verskeidenheid kruideniersware, suiwel- en vleisprodukte asook die baie gewilde Beantree Cafe.

Dié koffiekroeg bied die heerlikste koffie en gehalte kos op hul billike spyskaart. Loer gerus hier in vir ontbyt, middagete of 'n middernaghappie.

Hulle is altyd oop.

"Ons is baie opgewonde oor die potensiaal van die SPAR express. Dit is reeds baie gewild onder klante en nou ook bekend vir sy kwaliteit geriefsmaaltye," sê Gustav Hofmeister.

Hofmeister is ook die ervare eienaar van die KWIKSPAR op Wilderness.

Weens 'n gebrek aan tyd en om die beste diens te kan lewer het SPAR express Kraaibosch se eienaar, Morné Strauss, Hofmeister genader om die winkel se volle potensiaal te ontgin.



Vars produkte word daagliks hier afgelewer.

"Ek is baie opgewonde oor die kombinasie van ons kundigheid. Sedert Gustav by ons aangesluit het is daar reeds 'n groot verskil. Ons vul mekaar goed aan," het Strauss aan die George Herald gesê.

Hierdie topklas-onderneming stop egter nie daar nie. Hulle spog met OTM’s van FNB, Absa, Standard en Nedbank, hulle personeel ondergaan ook deurlopende opleiding om aan klante die beste diens te lewer en vroeg in Desember maak Steers sy deure op die perseel oop.



Shavona Petersen, Amanda Botha, Gustav Hofmeister en René Terblanche. 'n Formidabele span wat SPAR express @ Kraaibosch tot nuwe hoogtes gaan neem. Foto's: Kristy Kolberg

"Ons streef daarna om die winkel op dieselfde vlak as Shell Kraaibosch, wat vanjaar as die beste Shell in die land aangewys is, te kry.

"Ons wil die maatstaf vir geriefswinkels in Suid-Afrika wees," sê Strauss.
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York matrics celebrate end of exams



The spirit of York high matriculants was high on Monday afternoon after completing their final matric examination paper. The learners wrote their last papers, English First Additional Language and English Home Language, on Monday 27 November.
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Tiger dazzles in long-awaited return



GOLF NEWS - Tiger Woods dazzled in his much-anticipated return from injury on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one flashed a fist pump and did not seem bothered by his troublesome back.

Woods, competing for the first time after a near 10-month layoff during which he had spinal fusion surgery, appeared pain free at the Albany course on the island of New Providence where he mixed five birdies with two bogeys for a three-under-par 69.

That left him in a four-way share of eighth place and three shots behind Britain's Tommy Fleetwood after the first round of the elite 18-man event featuring eight of the world's top 10.

"I didn't know what I could do," Woods told Golf Channel. "I've been playing a lot of holes at home, but it's a little different when you have to tee it up in a tournament."

Woods, who two months ago said he was only hitting 60-yard shots, drove mostly well off the tee, made some solid putts and impressive par saves but at times also let out expletives and slammed his club in frustration.

Riding high after a pair of consecutive birdies, Woods was two shots off the lead at the par-five 15th hole when his tee shot sailed far right. He took a drop and went on to two-putt for his second bogey of the day.

From there he went on to close out with a trio of pars to cap a round that showed, perhaps, that the 14-times major champion still has plenty left.

MISSED PUTTS
After narrowly missing birdie putts on his opening two holes Woods hit his approach shot at the par-five third to about 40 feet and went on to tap in for birdie.

On the next hole Woods caught his chip heavy and was left with a 15-footer from just off the green from where he coolly rolled his ball into the middle of the cup for par before pumping his right fist to the delight of the cheering gallery.

Woods, who turns 42 on Dec. 30, delivered a more subdued fist pump at the par-three eighth where he rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt after his tee shot settled on the edge of the green.

Playing alongside friend and FedExCup champion Justin Thomas, Woods, dressed in black with a white hat, showed his first bit of frustration at the par-five ninth when, after failing to reach the green in two, he made a mess of a chip.

Despite being about 30 feet from the cup after two shots Woods settled for his first bogey of the day to reach the turn in one-under 35.

Woods responded nicely with a birdie from 15 feet at the next hole.
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Adé takes over as Miss SA



Miss South Africa, Adé van Heerden. Photo: Wessel van Heerden

The first princess in this year's pageant says that she's ready to dedicate all her time to the responsibilities of being Miss SA.

NATIONAL NEWS - A week ago, Adè van Heerden was going about her daily routine as a medical doctor and lieutenant at Military 2 Hospital in Cape Town.

Van Heerden will now have to pack her scrubs away and trade them for beautiful designer gowns, a sash and the Miss South Africa crown. As the first princess in this year's Miss South Africa competition, she now takes over from Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters who was crowned Miss Universe this past Sunday.

She tells Eyewitness News that she and Nel-Peters share a close sisterly bond and that she, like South Africans who watched the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, was rooting for her to win the crown.

The moment Steve Harvey called out South Africa as the winner, was the moment Van Heerden's life changed.
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Buses rerouted during Lights Festival



Buses rerouted during Lights Festival
Passengers are reminded that the last evening buses will depart between 20:00 and 21:00.

GEORGE NEWS - GO GEORGE will be making adjustments to certain routes to accommodate the annual George Lights Festival tomorrow, Saturday 2 December.

Service hours will not be extended beyond the normal schedule, but enough buses will be made available to get everybody home safely after the lights have been switched on.

York Street will be closed between Hibernia Street and the circle in front of the George Museum from 12:00 till 22:00 on Saturday, with the Denneoord, Rosemoor and Pacaltsdorp routes consequently cutting out that part of York Street.

The northern lanes of the circle will remain open to traffic, being used as single lanes in both directions.

Coming down Caledon Street, Route 56R Denneoord (anti-clockwise) will turn left into Courtenay Street, travel through the circle and turn right into Meade Street instead of York Street, where it will turn left into Market and along its usual route to the CBD.

The forward (clockwise) route will follow the same route back to Denneoord.

Passengers from Denneoord going to the festival, can disembark at the Cathedral B (146) stop at the Oakhurst Hotel in Meade Street, or at the at the George Library stop in Caledon Street.

Rosemoor routes 53 and 53B will turn left into Meade Street instead of York Street as it comes up Courtenay Street, left into Market Street and on their normal route to the Rosemoor stop in Cradock Street.

Rosemoor passengers going to the festival can disembark at the Wellington (565) stop in Courtenay Street, next to George Preparatory School.

The Pacaltsdorp routes will turn right into Market Street from York Street, instead of travelling right up to circle, left into Meade Street and right into Courtenay Street, following their normal route from there on.

The closest stop to the festival grounds for passengers from Pacaltsdorp, would be the Cathedral B (146) stop at the Oakhurst Hotel in Meade Street, and the Meade (149) stop in front of the white church (Moederkerk) in Courtenay Street.

Catch a bus home before 21:00
Residents are encouraged to make use of the bus service to attend festivities in York Street and at Unity Park.

However, passengers are reminded that the last evening buses will depart between 20:00 and 21:00, according to their normal last trip schedule, and that festival goers should not wait until 21:00 to find room on a bus.
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Graad van blanke armoede skok



Daar is met skok kennis geneem van die graad en wydverspreidheid van armoede onder blankes in Suid-Afrika, in besonder onder Afrikaners, met die sirkulasie op sosiale media van 'n verslag deur Daniël Lötter van Front Nasionaal oor die toestande in die Munsieville blanke plakkerskamp te Krugersdorp. Uittreksels uit die verslag getiteld Waar ‘n volk sy skaamte weggegooi het, lees soos volg: “Nog nooit in my lewe het enigiets wat ek moes skryf, soveel van my geverg nie, dis wat in Munsieville by Krugersdorp aangetref word. Dit was op ‘n tyd ‘n ashoop – ‘n plek waar mense vuilgoed weggegooi het. Nou is dit mense wat daar weggegooi is. “Bejaarde mans met verrimpelde hande. Kinders met groot oë… net oë waarin daar niks uitdrukking meer is nie. Kinders wat na dinge kyk sonder om in te neem wat hulle sien, want dinge rondom hulle is maar net daar, dit het geen nut nie. “Uit die maalkolk van die menslike gang aan die Gautengse Wes-Rand het hulle hier uitgespoel. Die man in die sinkhok – wat op ‘n afstand lyk soos die tipiese hok wat op ‘n boereplaas staan vir die werfhond. Maar dis ‘n mens wat daarin skuiling maak. “Die man wat geopereer is vir ‘n breuk, maar die wond is nou oop. 13 cm lank, 5 cm wyd en stinkend van die verswering van septisemie. ‘Het jy vir my pleisters gebring?’ vra hy ‘Ek gee hom nog ‘n week,’ sê die ou man wat saamloop. ‘Dis die vyfde een vanjaar. Hulle wonde raak septies en hulle sterf.’ “Nie ver daarvandaan is ‘n skuiling waarin twee bejaardes woon.

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'Eden has highest suicide rate in SA'




A former health worker at a clinic in George, Juanita Nel, has walked her own difficult road with major depression and is now motivating others in her position to get help.

GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - Juanita Nel suffered from the "blues" during her years at college.

She started hearing voices after the birth of her first baby, and it was dismissed as postnatal stress. She became delusional after her second child and only then received the help she desperately needed.

Nel, as with many other patients, had a difficult time explaining to her family how she felt. She was ultimately diagnosed with major depression.

Through the support of her family, community and professional help, Nel is now able to enjoy life. A former health worker at Conville Clinic in George, Nel does motivational speaking at the clinic with the hope of motivating others to seek help.

“I am not ashamed to admit that I have a mental illness. Neither should anyone else,” she said.

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7 awesome SA inventions



The ‘computed axial tomography’ scan, or CAT scan, was developed at Tufts University in the UK by South African physicist Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories.

LIFESTYLE NEWS - South Africa lays claim to many of the world's firsts. The list includes the CAT scan, the heart transplant and the ‘speed gun’.

Where would you expect to find the inventor of the CAT scan, the makers of the ‘speed gun’ used in cricket ovals the world over, or the world’s first oil-from-coal refinery?

There’s a wide range of innovative and entrepreneurial activity in South Africa, backed up by a number of organisations that provide support for budding inventors and innovators.

Some of the world’s firsts South Africa can lay claim to are the following:

1. The CAT scan
The ‘computed axial tomography’ scan, or CAT scan, was developed at Tufts University in the UK by South African physicist Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories. Their achievement secured them the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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interests of country



African National Congress (ANC) Parliamentary Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says that voting in favour of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is tantamount to dropping a nuclear bomb on the country.

The Democratic Alliance-sponsored motion will be debated in the National Assembly next Tuesday.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has yet to announce whether Members of Parliament (MPs) will be allowed to vote in secret.

But regardless of her decision, Mthembu says the ruling party will defeat the motion because removing the president is not in the best interest of the country.

“It will result in the entire Cabinet having to resign, which will lead to a collapse in government with long lasting ramifications.”

Mthembu has reiterated that ANC MPs were deployed to the legislature by the party and are therefore required to toe the party line.