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FREE ON A TREE

In a time where smiles are few and far between, it was wonderful to see the happy faces at the Masithandane ‘Free on a Tree’ day, held on Saturday 25 May at the village green. The concept is simple. The popular local charity has an annual collection of winter clothes – mostly jackets and jerseys […]

SEARCH FOR SOULS CONTINUES

Picture by Deidré Cloete. Rescuers working tirelessly at the site of the Victoria Street building collapse. This last week has been a roller coaster of emotion for many local residents, and indeed most of South Africa, as a result of the collapse of the multi-storey building in Victoria Street, George, resulting in the tragic loss […]

FISHEAGLES FETCH 55 MEDALS

Twenty members of the Fish Eagle Masters Swimming Club from the Garden Route participated in the 39th Masters Swimming Championship in Johannesburg from 13 to 16 March 2024. The pool events were held at St Stithians College in Randburg and the open water swim was held at Prime View Adventure and Leisure in Olifantsfontein. FEMS […]

FIX KNYSNA OR FACE THE MUSIC

Province issues directives warning Municipal Manager Sebola to Comply (Picture: Environmental Law Enforcement Director of the Provincial Government, Achmad Bassier and Knysna Municipal Manager Ombali Sebola.) All eyes will again be on the Knysna Municipality in the next few weeks, but now with a more hopeful outlook. This after council members unanimously approved the diagnostic […]

KNYSNA COUNCIL APPROVES SUPPORT PLAN

Knysna Council has received and approved the Support Plan compiled by the Western Cape Provincial Government (WCPG). The document is based on a Diagnostic Analysis and Diagnostic Assessment Report compiled by the Western Cape Department of Local Government.Knysna Executive Mayor, Aubrey Tsengwa, explained the key objectives of the diagnostic assessment. “The assessment identifies areas that […]

WILL CARTE BLANCHE BE KNYSNA’S CATALYST?

It seems that Carte Blanche’s much-publicised exposé entitled Knysna’s Sad Collapse, which aired on DStv Sunday, 18 Feb, has been the final straw for many residents. Perhaps it takes having a surprise visitor checking out your house to realise how badly things are falling apart. The Knysna segment of the popular investigative journalism program certainly […]