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Buzz over Coffee......!

- NETWORKING- friendsofgeorge - Your invitation to "Buzz over Coffee" It's Free!!

Please join the friendsofgeorge for ACTIVE Networking.

A C T I V E means you will be given the opportunity to tell use about your Company and Product.

Our Host :  CHRISA BARNARDO - 044 874 6739 / 084 606 6913

Venue       :  UNIFORMS OF GEORGE -112 Mitchell St - George

Date : Thursday 11 Oct 2018

Time : 09h45 for 10h00

Dress  : Working clothes.

Please join the friendsofgeorge for a cup of coffee while you market yourself, your business and your product......! It's FREE marketing for you......! You have been wanting to come for a long time, this is your chance..... Can you afford not to...?
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A FESTIVAL FOR ALL VISITORS

- GEORGE NEWS

A festival for all visitors



There were 9 240 visitors at the George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola at the Redberry Farm last weekend.
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GEORGE BUSINESS NEWS - If you were one of the over 9 240 visitors at the George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola at the Redberry Farm last weekend you will appreciate why the George Municipality's motto is 'George, the City for all reasons'.

The fun family festival had plenty in store for young and old, with children relishing the gigantic inflatable Henties kids play park. The Redberry Farm activities, Redberry express mini train, pony rides, pedal go-carts, bunny feeding, boats and bubble ball on the dam were packed from the moment the gates opened until parents had to call it quits for the day.

Kid-friendly shows included live performances by Lollos, a Henties puppet show, balloon twisting by the talented Derick Hill, face painting and the Ace Models Miss Strawberry pageant.

The older folks relaxed with fun in the sun strawberry experiences as they indulged in strawberry treats and cocktails at the Strawberry Emporium before going off into the Redberry strawberry fields. Families were entertained on our Coca-Cola Music Stage by local artists such as Kloudink, Mathew Rodriguez and Rhino & the Rasta.

They also enjoyed some family fun in the McDonald's Games Garden where they could do target shooting, play giant jenga and berry twister! There was an entertaining line-up for the Redberry Family Stage, which held the strawberry stomping competitions, strawberry eat-off competitions and the Mascot Parade!

François Ferreira fascinated us with his amazing kitchen skills as he demonstrated many scrumptious strawberry-licious dishes, from sweet to savoury! On Saturday morning from 09:00 till 12:00, Wayne Heart of Algoa FM broadcast live from the George Strawberry Festival presented by Ola.

Oaktree Transport presented their Redberry branded truck at the festival and allowed visitors to guess how many strawberries the truck can hold! We had a blast at the country life and good food family weekend. Thank you to all our visitors for making it so special and unforgettable! It was a weekend to remember!

We are so proud of our local entertainers and event partners who brought us a jam-packed weekend line-up.

Thank you to Ola, George Municipality, Group Editors, Algoa FM, SAB, Blitsdruk, Kaap Agri, Wesgro, Department of Agriculture and the Outeniqua Tourism Association and all our sponsors for helping us create a fun, wholesome outdoor family weekend.
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SELLING OF ESKOM ASSETS NOT A VIABLE PLAN

- GENERAL NEWSSELLING OF ESKOM ASSETS NOT A VIABLE PLAN, SAYS ENERGY EXPERT

The power utility’s decision to overvalue its assets at R1.3 trillion when they are allegedly worth R200m will worsen its position.



Plus, Eskom’s decision to overvalue its assets at R1.3 trillion when they were worth R200 million would worsen its position.

BUSINESS NEWS - Power utility Eskom is clutching at straws if it thinks plans to unbundle or sell some of its core assets to prevent bankruptcy are feasible, since such a decision is unlikely to get the nod from its main stakeholders – its creditors, government and unions.

This is according to energy expert Ted Blom, who added that without agreement among all parties, the plan was a mere pipe dream.

The Sunday Independent yesterday reported that plans to privatise sections of Eskom allegedly emerged after senior executives met last week to discuss the company’s continuing financial woes.

Both the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have rejected any suggestion of privatisation of the state-owned enterprises because, they claim, that would result in job losses.

Blom said while the benefits of unbundling or breaking up the assets were good in terms of improving transparency and governance, it would be impossible without determining who was going to bear the R1 trillion missing from its balance sheet and its massive debt.

Plus, Eskom’s decision to overvalue its assets at R1.3 trillion when they were worth R200 million would worsen its position.

NUM general secretary David Sipunzi said they were opposed to any form of privatisation and such a decision must be made in consultation.

“We believe that if Eskom wanted to unbundle, we would have been engaged. There needs to be consultation, but we know there are people who are running down Eskom so, when it is sold, it would be sold for one cent,” Sipunzi said.

He said if Eskom was to be sold, it had to be sold “voetstoets” and that should be preceded by public consultation as the asset was a public entity.

Sipunzi expressed concern that privatisation would also effectively increase electricity tariffs, which would be borne by the consumers, with the poor particularly likely to be affected.
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Buzz over Coffee - Your invitation.

- NETWORKINGPlease join us for " Buzz over Coffee " on Thursday morning at 10h00 as we promote our business and product. It's FREE!

Lunch Special - (12h00 - 14h00)
R50.00 for a BIG Portain

Menu will change every week 13 - 21 Sept 2018

THURSDAY - BREDIE
FRIDAY - SPAGHETTI BOLOGNAISE
MONDAY - WILDSPASTEI
TUESDAY - CHICKEN A LA KING
WEDNESDAY - POTJIEKOS
THURSDAY - VIS & SKYFIES
FRIDAY - COTTAGE PIE & VEGGIES

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"Buzz over Coffee"

- NETWORKINGPlease join us on Thursday 13 Sept 2018 at 10h00 for a "Buzz over Coffee" at Eden Paints in Memoriam St. Please come and exhibit your product and market yourself. Our Networking is FREE!. Invite a friends along who needs the FREE marketing. You will be given the opportunity to introduce your company.

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SPRINGBOKS CHASE MORE CONSISTENCY AGAINST WALLABIES

- GENERAL NEWSRUGBY NEWS - South Africa are working to improve their consistency and execution after an embarrassing loss to Argentina as they prepare for an intense clash against the Wallabies this weekend.

The Springboks face Australia in a Rugby Championship match in Brisbane on Saturday, determined to bounce back after being hammered 32-19 by the Argentines in Mendoza.

Coach Johan "Rassie" Erasmus said he was ashamed by the defeat after a solid 34-21 win over the South Americans in Durban the week before.



The squad have been trying to fix what went wrong, with a focus on their failure to convert scoring opportunities.

"We felt we played really well in Durban and let ourselves down in Argentina with our execution," assistant coach Matt Proudfoot said in Brisbane.

"So we are looking for the same consistency and to play with the same level of physicality like in Durban.

"Our execution, whether at breakdown or from set piece, needs to improve across the board," he added.

The Springboks face an Australian team hurting after two heavy defeats by New Zealand, and Proudfoot said he was wary of a Wallabies side desperate for a win.

"They will be determined to bounce back and will no doubt be in our faces, so we need to prepare with the same intensity that we can expect from them on Saturday," he said.

"We are in fact two teams looking to bounce back, so I think this game is going to be crucial for both sides, to see how each one responds.

"It will be a tight game played on the advantage line by both sides who will be looking to get on the front foot."

South Africa have recalled hooker Schalk Brits to their squad ahead of livewire Akker van der Merwe, and also handed uncapped Toulouse outside back Cheslin Kolbe a chance.

Kolbe had previously been ignored by national coaches who believed he lacked a Test physique, but Proudfoot said he deserved an opportunity.

"I think he deserves his chance in the group because I think he has really performed well (for Toulouse)," he said, adding that Kolbe "can really create something out of nothing".
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Buzz over Coffee with the "friends"

- NETWORKINGPlease join us on Thursday morning 06 September 2018 at 10h00 for a "Buzz over Coffee" at TOUW MEUBELS. This is your invitation to an absolute free marketing opportunity for you to introduce your Company and Product. Please bring and exhibit your product.

TOUW MEUBELS have been crafting beautifully handmade furniture for more then 50 years in George. Come and meet father, son and son's son, three generations of top woodwork craftsmen. Also come and view the extra ornery collection of old woodwork tools that the Clark family have collected over the years. Truly something to view.

TOUW MEUBELS boast it's own wood drying plant. Every piece of wood used in manufacturing a piece of furniture is handpicked and carefully selected. Come and see how it's done.

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BRUCE WILKINSON TO VISIT GARDEN ROUTE

- GEORGE NEWSGEORGE NEWS - International ministry leader and award-winning author, Dr Bruce Wilkinson, will visit George and Mossel Bay on 5, 6 and 7 September. This will also be the last time Wilkinson will be touring South Africa to address audiences.

The world renowned Teach Every Nation (Ten) was founded by Wilkinson as the culmination of four decades of proven global ministry and training 'best practices'.



The Garden Route can look forward to three opportunities to share in Wilkinson's wisdom and to take away food for the soul.

It is safe to say that Wilkinson will undoubtedly inspire audiences during this visit to the Garden Route. He will be the keynote speaker at a breakfast that will be hosted for the business community at the Oubaai Hotel on 6 September at 07:30 for 08:00.

Funds raised at this event will go towards Bible School on Wheels.

For more information contact Althi on 076 486 4632.
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SPCA CAUTIONS PUBLIC ABOUT PIT BULL TERRIERS

- GEORGE NEWSGARDEN ROUTE NEWS - The Garden Route SPCA is alarmed by the increasing number of pit bull terriers attacking people and wants the public to be educated about the nature of this controversial breed. "The public needs to be educated about this power breed," said senior SPCA inspector Salomé Bruyns.



"Most pit bulls in the townships are kept illegally chained or caged, which makes even a docile dog aggressive and territorial. Dogs are naturally territorial animals and when they are confined to a small space, this instinct is enhanced and they become neurotic, anxious and aggressive," she said. "For everyone's safety, we are forced to humanely euthanise any pit bull that wounds a person seriously."

The original American pit bull terrier was selectively bred to fight dogs but also to be compatible with people. Irresponsible breeding has led to some pit bulls being dangerous to humans. Selective breeding involves choosing some natural attributes of the animals; innate behaviours that give the animal satisfaction and pleasure through the release of 'feel-good' hormones and endorphins, which trigger euphoric feelings.

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Friends of George 30 August 2018

- NETWORKINGCome and join us for a 'buzz over coffee' at Blues Caffe! Bring your marketing materials, business cards or samples! Show us what you do and where you are. Its free to join us for the morning and its free marketing for yourself!!!