Entries by Bomber Webb

MATRIC FAREWELL SEASON

This is the wonderful time of the year when the matric students go all out to look their absolute smartest as they head off to celebrate the end of their school careers. As Sedgefield has no high school, our teens traditionally finish their secondary education at various schools in George and Knysna. In this edition […]

DA FINDS OWN MAYOR GUILTY

In another twist to the political tale that has been Knysna Municipal Council over the last month or so, both Mayor Mark Willemse and Councillor Peter Myers have been found guilty of one violation of the DA Constitution in the disciplinary proceeding against them. If the disciplinary panel’s sentencing recommendations are accepted by the party’s […]

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY

In recent weeks there has been much talk of the amazing things that might happen if the various communities of Sedgefield worked together for a common cause. The recent ‘Paint-a-thon’ at Smutsville Primary School was proof in the pudding! On Saturday morning, 21 July, more than 80 locals descended on the school (officially known as […]

KNYSNA COUNCILLOR MURDERED

UPDATED SAPS have launched a full-scale investigation into the murder of Knysna’s Ward 8 Councillor, Victor Molosi (50). Preliminary reports are that the councillor was gunned down late last night (Monday, 23 July 2018) at about 22:00, only metres from his house in Concordia, Knysna. It appears that Molosi was on his way home from a Governing Body meeting […]

COUNCIL ADDRESSES AVAILABILITY CHARGES FOR FIRE VICTIMS

At the Special Council meeting held Tuesday 17 July, Executive Mayor, Mark Willemse, tabled an item to review the availability charges levied on properties destroyed in last year’s fire. The June 2017 fire disaster, the most catastrophic in the country’s history, left many destroyed properties in its wake. In an effort to provide relief to […]

A GIANT FAREWELL

by Melanie Baumeister On Friday 29 June a wounded juvenile Humpback whale beached itself on the shores of Sedgefield between Swartvlei and The river-mouth, causing a heartfelt stir amongst our local, nature-loving community. Almost immediately on site was scientific guide and marine biologist, Mark Dixon, who was able to confirm the extent of the whale’s […]

LOCALS UNITE TO ADDRESS HOUSING

Though there was much negativity surrounding the Smutsville housing riots of last month, one positive result is that the greater Sedgefield community has unified in common determination to address the issue. Sedgefield residents from all walks of life have been meeting in attempts to plan a way forward for the community, particularly in relation to […]

A GIANT FAREWELL

by Melanie Baumeister On Friday 29 June a wounded juvenile Humpback whale beached itself on the shores of Sedgefield between Swartvlei and The river-mouth, causing a heartfelt stir amongst our local, nature-loving community. Almost immediately on site was scientific guide and marine biologist, Mark Dixon, who was able to confirm the extent of the whale’s […]

A DAY NO-ONE WILL FORGET

It is hoped that an agreement between the Smutsville community and Knysna Municipality, with input from the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela, will calm residents and prevent a reoccurrence of the recent riots in Sedgefield. This said, nothing has been finalised yet, and proposals originally made may well have changed, so the […]

MAYORAL CONTROVERSY

(Picture: New Knysna Executive Mayor Mark Willemse (right) with new Deputy Mayor Elrick van Aswegan) This last week has been an unprecedented time for local politics, with councillors voting for their opposition and party leadership instructing their newly elected mayor to resign. At the time of going to press, the DA’s Councillor Mark Willemse was […]