Entries by Bomber Webb

SLOWFEST SET TO GO

The Organising Committee are delighted to announce that Sedgefield will indeed once again be turning Orange over Easter, with the eighth annual Slow Festival inviting and encouraging locals, visitors and tourists alike to celebrate “Family Fun The Way It’s Meant To Be” in our beautiful seaside town! So diarise the dates 14-16 April and start […]

600 000 DRUG BUST IN KNYSNA

 Sustained efforts by SAPS to eradicate drug trafficking along the main entrance and exit routes of Greater Knysna has once again yielded excellent results. This when members attached to the Knysna Crime Prevention Unit seized drugs to an estimated value of more than R600 000.00 and arrested two suspects in Knysna on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 […]

OFF TO BIG SCHOOL

Picture by Emma Rorke: Short back and sides! It’s time for all the little Grade Ones to put on their shiny shoes and new uniforms and join the academic race as scholars. These children from Laerskool Sedgefield Primary and Smutsville Primêre clearly have mixed reactions. Front: Misha George and Shadrico Jacobs – looking both nervous […]

LEVEL 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS STILL STAND

Despite the recent rain that fell on 2 January 2017, Greater Knysna remains on Level 2 Water Restrictions.  This means that potable municipal water is restricted to human consumption and businesses. Initially implemented by Knysna Municipality on 21 December 2016, this level of water restrictions brought punitive water tariffs into immediate effect. An additional 50 percent […]

TRAGEDY AT FISH EAGLE GREEN

What started off as a Christmas celebration for a Sunday school ended up as a heart-wrenching tragedy on Sunday 11 December, when well known and much loved community member Neville Stuurman (41) drowned in the Swartvlei Lagoon. He and his wife Bettliana were picnicking with other families on Fish Eagle Green on the water’s edge, […]

NEW ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER A FAMILIAR FACE

During the Knysna Council meeting of 6 December, it was agreed that Johnny Douglas will act as Knysna Acting Municipal Manager from 3 January, 2017. This appointment was done in accordance with municipal legislation. Douglas will be the third Acting Municipal Manager appointed since Municipal Manager Grant Easton was suspended at a special council meeting […]

THEY’RE JUST TOO GOOD!

by Melanie Baumeister For the third year in a row the little drama group from Smutsville, Sedgefield has walked away with all the prizes at the Eden Drama Finale. This Saturday, 26 November, at the finals held at Knysna Secondary School, the adjudicators felt that Team Xplosive was so good that it had outgrown the […]

FIRE GUTS STORMS RIVERMOUTH TOURISM HOTSPOT

  On Friday 25 November, just a week or two prior to the start of the peak tourist season, a fire left the Tsitsikamma Cattle Baron Restaurant and the adjoining shop at Storms River Mouth SANParks camp in a smouldering heap of ashes. The fire, which started on Friday afternoon and spread quickly through the connected timber structures, was […]

CELL PHONE TOWER DEEMED ILLEGAL

With mixed reaction from local residents to the cell phone tower which seemingly appeared overnight in Sedgefield’s Cola Beach area, the Knysna Municipality was called to comment on whether or not the correct procedure had been followed and approvals given. Whilst some living in the area were delighted to see the mast go up, believing […]

FOURTH IN THE WORLD!

Picture by Terence Vrugtman (@tvrugtman). Team Sanlam Painted Wolf – seconds after a sprint finish climax to over 100 hours of gruelling adventure racing.  On the morning of Monday 14 November, just before 8am local time, the dark horse Team Sanlam Painted Wolf finished the Adventure Racing World Championships in a phenomenal fourth place, after a […]