Preliminary findings show compliance gap led to George building collapse
/ 14 May 2024

Preliminary findings show compliance gap led to George building collapse

The death toll in the George building collapse has reached 33 and 19 people are still missing

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George building collapse: Hope amid tragedy as rescue efforts intensify
/ 8 May 2024

George building collapse: Hope amid tragedy as rescue efforts intensify

The five-storey apartment building was scheduled to open on 1 August

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/ 19 December 2007

Ernie Els shines at own invitational

It was the Big Easy of Old who blitzed round the Outeniqua course in 62 strokes in today’s first round of his own Ernie Els Invitational, which is being played at Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate. Eight seemingly effortless birdies and an eagle on the par-five 17th saw Els finish three ahead of compatriot Retief Goosen.

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/ 8 December 2007

Boks eliminated from Sevens series

Fiji won a semifinal of sheer quality against South Africa 21-12 to set up a replay of last weekend’s Dubai final against New Zealand in the International Rugby Board Sevens World Series in George on Saturday. In the other semifinal, Argentina tried to catch defending champions New Zealand off their guard.

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/ 8 December 2007

Easy victory for Boks in Sevens series

Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu was quite happy with his side’s defence in their first match when they beat Argentina 24-7 in the International Rugby Board Sevens World Series in George on Friday — but the Boks needed hardly any defence when they overran Uganda 41-0 in their second match.

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/ 5 December 2007

Boks bank on some Floors magic

South Africa will be looking to home-town favourite Kabamba Floors to fire up their Sevens team when the second leg of the world Sevens series is played in George this weekend. Capped once for the XV-man Springboks, Floors has been a hit on the Sevens circuit.

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/ 15 July 2007

Western Province make comeback against Eagles

In a game that promised to be the comeback of the Western Province rugby team, they managed to defeat the SWD Eagles 30-8 in front of about 2 000 spectators. The half-time score was 22-3. From the start, Province showed their intentions to run the ball when fullback Gio Aplon joined the back line and scored within seconds.

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/ 13 January 2007

Young golf stars triumphant at Links

In a dramatic final day at The Links at Fancourt, the 2007 Ernie Els Junior Tour came to an end with another new champion in the boys’ competition. It was Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation member Keenan Davidse who triumphed after a magnificent two-under par 71 on Friday morning gave him an unassailable lead after the second round.

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/ 13 October 2006

Former president PW Botha admitted to hospital

Former president PW Botha was admitted to the George Medi-Clinic on Friday, hospital manager George Schutte has confirmed. He is to be discharged from the George Medi-Clinic on Saturday morning after undergoing what the hospital says are routine checks. ”Mr Botha will be kept overnight for routine tests to be run and will be discharged tomorrow morning,” a statement said.

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/ 16 September 2006

Eagles soar in muddy encounter

In weather conditions more suited for waterpolo than rugby, the SWD Eagles defeated the Northern Free State Griffons by 25 points to 10 at Outeniqua Park in George on Saturday. On a rain-soaked and muddy field both teams tried to run the ball but had to change tactics.

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/ 19 December 2005

Goosen beats Els by one stroke

Retief Goosen made a crucial birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the South African Airways Open by one stroke from Ernie Els at The Links, Fancourt, on Sunday. Goosen posted a 70 for a 72-hole aggregate of 282, 10-under-par, while Els fired a five-under-par 68 for a 283 at nine under.

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/ 3 December 2005

Two arrested in Stilbaai on child porn charges

Southern Cape police have arrested a man and woman on rape charges and taken two children into safe custody after a raid on a farm where child pornography was allegedly filmed. Police spokesperson Captain Eddie Cronje said the arrests were made during a police raid on a farm near Stilbaai on Tuesday, following a tip-off from a member of the public.

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/ 21 October 2005

Vicious wind plagues Vodacom tour

It is the first time in Steve Basson’s career that he has shot 79 to lead a tournament. And after surviving the brutal conditions in the second round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour Championship at the Links at Fancourt on Thursday, the slightly built golfer declared, ”I don’t weigh enough to play in wind like this”.

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/ 14 March 2005

Bulldogs defeated by Eagles

The SWD Absa Eagles defeated the Border Bulldogs 35-20 in a Vodacom Cup game played at Outeniqua Park on Saturday. The half-time score was 18 -8 in favour of the home team. The Eagles earned a valuable bonus point with their four tries scored. The game was typical of a first game of the season and both teams were guilty of poor handling.