Entries by Bomber Webb

MYSTERIOUS MASS-FISH DIE OFF IN GROENVLEI

There was much concern last week when a massive amount of dead and dying fish began appearing in the shallow waters of Groenvlei (Lake Pleasant), just on the outskirts of Sedgefield. Groenvlei is a conservation-worthy lake because it represents a naturally rare ecosystem and has genetically distinct populations of two indigenous fish species (Estuarine round […]

GO FLY A KITE

The 4th edition of the Eden Kite Festival takes place over the weekend of 20/21 October. It has expanded to a two-day event. Day 1 will take place on Saturday 20th October next to the Sasol Highway Garage on the N2. Day 2 is in Sedgefield on Sunday 21st October, at the Mosaic Village & […]

A CAR CRUSH OF NOTE

When the de Jonge Family drove to Sedgefield from George on Sunday, there is no way they could have expected the day to go so horribly wrong. This thanks to an Australian Gum Tree and an unfortunately positioned car. Abraham ‘Koosie’ de Jonge (36) had brought his wife and three daughters (twin girls of 11 […]

KNYSNA APPOINTS THREE NEW MUNICIPAL DIRECTORS

(Picture: Ms Pumla Makoma, Director: Corporate Services)   According to Knysna Executive Mayor Mark Willemse, the municipality’s administration complement has gained the expertise of three new directors. “We have appointed very capable candidates in the positions of Director: Community Services, Director: Corporate Services and Director: Technical Services,” he explained.   The position of Director: Corporate […]

Knysna Film & Events web site invites participation

The Knysna Municipality, which has established an official website for the film and events industries – knysnafilmandevents.co.za – has invited all businesses and individuals who operate in these sectors, or who provide services to film and events companies, to register on the site. Knysna and Sedgefield offer some of the most interesting and accessible locations for film-makers […]

SWARTVLEI PENINSULA DEVELOPMENT

Meeting with Beverley Schafer On Wednesday 29 August, Beverley Schafer, a DA member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, addressed a public meeting organised at the Sedgefield Bowling Club by the local DA Councillors.   When the matter of the potential development of the Swartvlei Peninsula (recently advertised by Eden/Garden Route District Municipality) was raised, locals at […]

KNYSNA VISITOR CENTRE OPEN

It’s business as usual at the Knysna Visitor Information Centre! The Knysna Visitor Information Centre is open for business and operating as usual from the office in Main Road, Knysna.  Executive Mayor Mark Willemse said the office will handle tourism inquiries and any interim matters until Wesgro takes over on the 1st of November. “To ensure continuity, our Local Economic Department secured the services of some of the […]

TOURISM CONFLICTS: BOARD vs MUNICIPALITY

There is much confusion in the tourism sector with two press releases hitting the wires only a few hours apart. Just after 5.30pm on Wednesday 22 August, Knysna Tourism announced the closure of its offices due to lack of Municipal funding. Then, whilst news of this was still abuzz on social media, an official post […]

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COUNCILLOR ARRESTED FOR COLLEAGUE’S MURDER

Knysna Ward 4 Councillor Velile Waxa (pictured above) was amongst the four men arrested last week in connection with the murder of local ANC Councillor Victor Molosi last month. Thorough investigation by the SAPS Western Cape Provincial Task Team into the death of Molosi (50) led to the apprehending of the four suspects on Tuesday […]