Entries by Bomber Webb

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 […]

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 […]