Entries by Bomber Webb

SEDGEFIELD’S NEW NORMAL

This visual of hope for Sedgefield was captured by Marine Ranger Jonathan Britton of SANParks. As more and more businesses are allowed to open, there is indeed hope that somehow Sedgefield will return to normal after such an extended lockdown. But it is the ‘New Normal’ that has become a reality. Whilst we are all […]

NEW MAYOR, NEW ACTING MM, NEW HOPE FOR KNYSNA?

New Executive Mayor Elrick van Aswegen (Elle Photography) At a Special Council meeting held on 11 of June, long-serving Ward 6 COPE Councillor Elrick ‘Ricky’ van Aswegen was elected as Knysna’s new Executive Mayor. This ended nine mayorless months for Knysna since Mark Willemse lost the executive position last year after being expelled from the […]

CRY THE BELOVED KNYSNA

So said Acting Municipal Manager Michele Gratz after tending her resignation out of sheer frustration. Knysna Municipality was all but turned on its head in last Thursday’s ‘online’ council meeting, after the Acting Municipal Manager, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Ward 10 Councillor all tendered their resignations. Acting Municipal Manager Dr Michele Gratz, who […]

SedgeRise – Looking to assist local Businesses

A group of concerned Sedgefielders from the business and private sector has come together to find ways to assist local small and micro businesses in their recovery from the COVID-19 lockdown. A town where business was difficult even before the current crisis will surely have more than its fair share of embattled restaurants, shops and […]

SEDGEFIELD’S 1st COVID-19 CASE

On Monday 18 May The EDGE received official confirmation from the Western Cape Health Department that Sedgefield had its first case of COVID-19. Whilst as a matter of protocol the Department did not provide further information on the case, investigation and input from reliable sources has confirmed that the person who tested positive was a […]

LOCAL BUSINESS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER

Those who looked forward to going back to work on Friday 1 May – the date set for the end of the COVID-19 lockdown extension – were sorely disappointed, especially when the new ‘Level 4′ regulations seem to offer very little extra freedom except perhaps exercise. Worse yet, for most there was little to no […]

MASK UP FOR LOCKDOWN

Two well-known Smutsville residents are making it their mission to change the face of their community – by putting a mask on it! Etzil Dirk and Andrew Solomons are determined to make mask-wearing, hand-sanitizing and social distancing second nature for their entire community, and so boost the local defence against the Coronavirus. “You could call […]

SURVIVING THE LOCKDOWN

On the evening of Monday 23 March, as South Africa’s population watched with bated breath, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21 day, nationwide ‘lockdown’ in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It was one of those rare moments when South Africa united in agreement – this move was lauded as brave […]

KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY TO IMPLEMENT FURTHER COVID-19 MEASURES

NB- THIS INCLUDES CLOSURE OF LOCAL BEACHES Acting Municipal Manager Dr Michele Gratz said that in the light of the ever-increasing number of infections, the Municipality has introduced additional measures to promote the concept of Social Distancing. “The basic definition of social distancing refers to a deliberate increase in the physical space between people. To reduce visitors […]