Entries by Bomber Webb

IT’S OFFICIAL – DA TO GOVERN KNYSNA

With a coalition agreement with Ward 4 Independent Councillor Velile Waxa, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has once again secured control of the Greater Knysna Municipality. This was made public at the inaugural Council Meeting held at Council Chambers on Monday 15 August.  Good news for Sedgefield is that both the village’s ward Councillors – Levael Davis (Ward […]

NSRI ASSISTS FIGHTING WILDERNESS BLAZE

At approximately 16h00, Thursday, 11th August, NSRI Wilderness volunteers activated to assist with multiple fires that had spread rapidly across George, Wilderness and the Hoekwil areas. It is believed that fires started in the bushes during Berg winds and in the heat of the wind fires spread rapidly threatening properties and homes. NSRI Wilderness volunteers […]

SUSPENSEFUL END TO KNYSNA ELECTIONS

The municipal election in Knysna last week resulted in the Democratic Alliance winning 10 out of 21 seats on the new Council, one short of an outright majority. The ANC won 7 seats, while the Congress of the People, the African Christian Democratic Party, the newly-formed Knysna Unity Congress and an independent, Velile Waxa, each […]

DEVASTATING FIRE IN SMUTSVILLE

Friday 22 July. An horrific fire has gutted numerous homes in the Beverly Hills neighbourhood of Smutsville, Sedgefield.  Though fire crews from Knysna and Eden fire departments joined the Sedgefield firefighters, by about 2.00 pm the blaze was not out, though it looked to be under control.  The cause is not yet known, but it is believed that […]

ROUGH SEAS ALERT FROM NSRI

Storm conditions, strong gale force winds, rough seas, heavy sea swells and big surf conditions coupled with the full moon Spring tide will cause dangerous sea, surf and coastal shoreline conditions over the next 5 to 6 days.

The SA Weather Service has posted alerts warning of rough seas, storm conditions, strong gale force winds and storm surges and they are monitoring weather data charts to adapt warnings accordingly.

The full moon Spring tide peaks today, 20th July, and will add to the (forecast) storm weather conditions and cause dangerous sea, surf and shoreline conditions.

FLAMINGOS PERISH ON POWER LINE.

SANParks rangers are currently monitoring Swartvlei Lake on the outskirts of Sedgefield  for evidence of more injured flamingos, subsequent to a horrific accident this morning (18 July) in which a number of them flew into a nearby power line parallel to the N2. Thus far, two dead flamingos have been found by the rangers whilst another badly injured one had to be […]

BODY OF MISSING MAN FOUND

SAPS MEDIA CENTRE yesterday afternoon reported the sad news that they have found the body of Gideon Mativo, the local man who has been missing since 25 June. Four arrests have been made in the case, including one man who is suspected of being the murderer. This same man led SAPS to Gideon’s body which […]

A DREAM COME TRUE FOR LIZE

Lize Maree, a bedridden 38 year old Hospice palliative care patient from Sedgefield, had a dream come true earlier this month when she had a personal visit from her favourite artist… ‘We are all Beautiful. We are all magical, deserve to be adored…’ sings Kahn Morbee of the Parlotones, and he must know what he’s […]

COMPLAINT AGAINST MUNICIPAL MANAGER TO BE INVESTIGATED

Knysna Mayor Georlene Wolmarans yesterday released the following press release. At a special Council meeting held on Tuesday 5th July 2016, the Knysna Council considered allegations of serious misconduct made by a member of the public against Mr Grant Easton, the municipal manager. The Council decided after taking into account the relevant legislative provisions to […]

IT’S OYSTERFEST TIME

The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival begins on Friday this week, with a jam-packed programme of events guaranteed to keep locals and visitors of all ages entertained. Whilst the 10 day festival brings a much-needed influx of more than 50 000 excited visitors to the area, Garden Route residents certainly don’t shy away from […]