Entries by Bomber Webb

MOURNING FAMILY SEEKS CLOSURE

There has been a desperate appeal for witnesses to what is thought to have been a road-rage related hit-and-run incident on 23 March, in which 28-year-old Alan Smit lost his life. The doting husband and father of two young children died as the result of his serious injuries after being knocked over by a vehicle, […]

IT’S SLOW FESTIVAL TIME

Yes Sedgefarians, it is time to once again celebrate the Easter Weekend in our own very special, and very ORANGE way. The Slow Festival way. It skipped a year, but now it’s back, and we surely hope it will do justice to the fantastic Slow Festivals we’ve enjoyed before. And with most of the organising […]

GET YOUR ORANGE ON FOR SEDGEFIELD SLOW FESTIVAL

With just over two weeks to go before the 2019 Sedgefield Slow Festival kicks off, there is once again an appeal for the local businesses, and indeed townsfolk, to get into ‘orange gear’! There’s nothing that catalyses the famous Sedgefield Slow Festival spirit more than the town bedecked in orange as the count-down to the […]

A WATERSHED MOMENT – FOR SEDGEFIELD

On Thursday 21 March Sedgefield rocked indeed when the hugely popular musicians of ‘Watershed’ took to the stage in the ‘Octopus Garden’ at Scarab Village. Dubbed as South Africa’s Top Acoustic Rock Band, Watershed’s four musicians were in the Cape promoting their latest album Harbour and, after striking a deal with Masithandane to perform as […]

DIALOGUE AT LAST

It is hoped that the meeting of Thursday 14 March, where Smutsville community leaders, Mayor Mark Willemse and other councillors finally sat around the table to hammer out their differences, will have a long-lasting, positive effect on returning Sedgefield to a peaceful state. This after another housing demonstration had erupted into a riot, with the […]

THE BURNING QUESTION OF LAND

On Monday morning Smutsville was once again turned into a hotbed of anger as members of the community took to the streets to vent their frustrations regarding the lack of housing and land to build on. This, they claimed, was because no reasonable time frame had been given to them by the municipality since the […]

BIRD DIE-OFF IN RONDEVLEI

On 8 February 2019, residents of Rondevlei reported a serious situation involving the local water birds. Two young brothers Che and Jem (surname withheld at mother’s request) who live in close proximity to the water were bringing home dead and ailing birds which they had found on the edge of the freshwater lake close to […]

NO BAIL FOR SEAN KELLY

Wednesday 13 February saw the start of the bail hearing for Sean Kelly (51) – the man charged with the murder of Noreen Hampson, of Sedgefield, on Saturday 2 February 2019. Both were residents of Marigold Street in Groenvlei. Before the hearing began Sedgefield residents joined others outside the Knysna Magistrates Court in silent protest […]

BRUTAL MURDER SHOCKS SEDGEFIELD

Sedgefield was shocked to the core on Saturday 2 February when news broke of the murder of Noreen Hampson, a well-known Sedgefield resident of Marigold Street. In a scene fraught with violence that erupted in the normally quiet Marigold Street, it took huge efforts by Public Order Police and SAPS members armed with rifles and […]

AND DEMI SAID YES

Sedgefield’s very own Miss Universe (and, of course, Miss South Africa) Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is engaged! The twenty-three-year-old South African beauty answered with an ecstatic “Yes” when boyfriend Tim Tebow, a famous former professional American football quarterback, popped the question at his family farm in Jackson, Florida. Tim, 31, shared the news on his Instagram page. […]