Entries by Bomber Webb

SURVIVING THE LOCKDOWN

On the evening of Monday 23 March, as South Africa’s population watched with bated breath, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21 day, nationwide ‘lockdown’ in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It was one of those rare moments when South Africa united in agreement – this move was lauded as brave […]

KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY TO IMPLEMENT FURTHER COVID-19 MEASURES

NB- THIS INCLUDES CLOSURE OF LOCAL BEACHES Acting Municipal Manager Dr Michele Gratz said that in the light of the ever-increasing number of infections, the Municipality has introduced additional measures to promote the concept of Social Distancing. “The basic definition of social distancing refers to a deliberate increase in the physical space between people. To reduce visitors […]

PRESIDENTIAL LETTER TO CITIZENS 23 March 2020

This morning, 23 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa released a letter to all South Africans. The statement reads: “Dear Fellow South African, There comes a time in the affairs of a country when, in the face of the most formidable of challenges, its very existence as a nation is put to the test. The coronavirus pandemic continues […]

IT’S TORTOISE TUFF TIME

This Saturday sees the running (and walking) of one of Sedgefield’s biggest and most-loved sporting events – The Sedgefield Striders Tortoise Tuff, sponsored by Pick n Pay and a host of other generous co-sponsors. Indeed from 5am onwards the Sedgefield Primary School fields will be buzzing with ever-intensifying pre-race excitement as athletes from all over […]

MUNICIPALITY APPROACHES COURT FOR INTERDICT OVER LAND INVASIONS

The Knysna Municipality has approached the High Court for an urgent interdict to address land invasions in the Greater Knysna area.  Dr Michele Gratz, acting Municipal Manager said the application follows land invasions on the Groenvallei sand dunes in Sedgefield. “The area at this stage cannot be classified as safe and stable, and in the […]

Knysna Council approves cost-cutting measures to alleviate cash flow crisis

At a Special Council meeting held on 26 February, Council approved cost-cutting measures presented by Acting Municipal Manager, Dr Michele Gratz. She said various factors led to the current cash-flow crisis faced by the Municipality, including unrealistic budgeting, poor financial controls, a high percentage of outstanding debtors and an increased capital budget. Dr Gratz presented […]

COMMUNITY PICKS UP GROENVLEI CAUSE

When Cape Nature called for public participation in solving the much publicised Groenvlei carp problem, they surely had no idea how seriously their request would be taken. The call for assistance was made at a public meeting held on 6 February where many local residents voiced concerns over the condition of the lake, which is […]

ALL EYES ON KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY

Picture – Knysna’s current Municipal Manager Dr Vatala – are his days numbered? It seems that Knysna Municipality is holding its collective breath at the moment as all wait to see if  Dr Sitembele Wiseman Vatala becomes the third Municipal Manager in succession to leave the local authority under a cloud. This after Knysna Municipality […]