Entries by Bomber Webb

WATCH OUT CRIMINALS

SMUTSVILLE WOMEN HAVE DECLARED WAR ON BURGLARS…. AND OTHERS (Names of individuals have not been used in this article for obvious reasons.) A group of Smutsville residents, mostly women, are baying for action from the authorities, suggesting that if something isn’t done soon about the criminals preying on their homes and making their communities unsafe, […]

BACK TO SCHOOL

Boys jumping at the back (from L-R): Nicholas Wilbraham, Keaton Irwin, Chad Carelse and Zachary Olivier Girls in front (from L-R): Jaden Vanston Payne, Kylie Jones, Bella Webster and Abigail van Zyl (Picture by Elrorke Photography) School starts today and a mixture of excitement, trepidation, and relief fills the air! Here’s wishing all our local lads […]

TRAGIC HEAD ON COLLISION CLAIMS 5 LIVES

At around 12 pm on Tuesday 8 January, five people lost their lives as a result of a collision on the N2, just outside Sedgefield. The fatal accident occurred around 12 pm between the Pine Lake turn off and Drie Valleyen. According to Kenny Africa Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief, the vehicles involved were a […]

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It is indeed Christmas time, the most wonderful time of the year, you might say. And the team at The EDGE would certainly agree with your sentiments. Families are coming together to celebrate this most special season with one another, there’s a general feeling of excitement in the air from all the girls and boys, […]

IT’S OFFICIAL – SEDGE SLOW FEST IS BACK

The Sedgefield Slow Festival is set to return in 2019. After taking a sabbatical for 2018, Sedgefielders will again be treated to their Easter entertainment with the Slow Festival. Having grown it for nine years, event owner and organiser, Amanda Dixon, along with her steering committee of volunteers felt that the Slow Festival needed new […]

(Picture: Jonathan Britton of SANParks making sure the artificial breaching of the Swartvlei River-mouth has been successful) As of 7am on Tuesday 27 November, the Swartvlei River-mouth was artificially breached by SANParks, and the lagoon level began dropping as the water flowed out. Marine Ranger Jonathan Britton was at the mouth to oversee the process, […]

Words by Nikki Smit. Picture Heidi Muller. Since Thursday morning local sports fans have been glued to their computer screens, tracking the progress of two local teams taking part in the Adventure Racing World Champs on the volcanic Reunion Island. Unfortunately, one of these – the much loved Sanlam Painted Wolf Team, comprising John and […]

JOB LOSSES AFTER FIRE TO HAVE HUGE IMPACT

(picture from www.geelhoutvlei.co.za) While the flames have mostly subsided and mop up operations continue, the tragic reality of the fires in the Garden Route is hitting home. The community in Farleigh mourns alongside the family of the two adults and six children who died in the blaze. Everyone is battling to come to terms with […]

WELCOME BACK, PARAGLIDERS

As many Sedgefielders will undoubtedly have noticed over last weekend – the paragliders are once again filling our skies with colour. This after Sedgeview, the launch-site also known as ‘Cloud 9’ was reopened to the gliders and indeed the public on Saturday 10 November. But the opening does come with certain stipulations and an overall […]

LOCAL TEAMS IN 2018 AR WORLD CHAMPS

(Picture:- Two years ago the Sanlam Painted Wolves shocked the adventure racing world by coming 4th in the 2016 World Championships. Can they match or better that position this year?) Two well known local adventure racing teams – Merrell Adventure Addicts and Sanlam Painted Wolf  – are ready in the starting blocks of the Adventure […]