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SUSPENDED MUNICIPAL MANAGER RESIGNS

After 18 months of suspension, during which he received full pay, Knysna’s Municipal Manager, Dr Sitembele Wiseman Vatala, has finally resigned, giving the local authority the opportunity to at last fill this important post on a permanent rather than acting basis. Said Christopher Bezuidenhoudt, spokesperson for Knysna Municipality, “We can confirm that the Executive Mayor […]

COLD STORM BRINGS RARE VISITOR TO COLA BEACH

A little over 13 months after a Rockhopper Penguin washed up on Cola Beach in July 2020, this week, a rare Antarctic Fur Seal was stranded a few hundred metres from the same site beneath the towering fossilised cliffs. Marine Biologist Mark Dixon of the Strandloper Project received a message from Joanne Scholtz, who had […]

SHE’S OUR #1 WOMEN’S DAY HERO

There’s been no vote or even selection process, but The EDGE Team can only stand in awe of the work that Martie Rooi does in the community, so as August is National Women’s Month – we pay tribute to this selfless lady. Indeed, when we interviewed her on Monday’s National Women’s Day public holiday, Martie […]

“PLEASE KEEP HIM UNDER LOCK & KEY!”

Sedgefield’s local anti-crime groups are making efforts to ensure that a dangerous suspect who was recently arrested by Knysna Police be kept incarcerated until his court case is concluded. Last week Knysna Detectives made a major breakthrough when investigators – deployed to bring perpetrators of serious and violent crimes to book – arrested 34-year-old Ashwill […]

TIMBER THIEVES CAUGHT RED HANDED

(Picture: Stacks of timber illegally harvested from private land on Cloud 9. ) LANDOWNER ASKS QUESTIONS AS TO WHY NO ARRESTS WERE MADE There was much alarm and consternation amongst the residents of ‘Cloud 9’ hill on the northern side of Sedgefield, when on 15 July, a group was discovered illegally stripping private property of […]

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

At time of going to press, The EDGE Team is filled with an almost overwhelming sadness over the dark time that South Africa is currently going through. The carnage going on elsewhere in the country is not local news, but it affects each and every one of us. We hope above hope that by the […]

One of the beautiful surfboard benches at Buffalo Bay Picture by Rose Bilbrough A trip to Buffalo Bay has always been well worth it, but now this tiny little section of our community has even more to complement its backdrop of blue waters and crashing waves – this thanks to the initiative launched by Visit […]

PLEASE SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS

There’s no doubt that our restaurants and coffee shops are amongst the businesses hardest hit by the tight Level 4 lock-down regulations, what with no patron seating allowed and no alcoholic drinks to be sold, they have to rely purely on take-aways. Fortunately, the kind-hearted Sedgefield community has embarked on a social media drive, calling […]

DON’T HESITATE – VACCINATE

Residents aged 60 years and over are urged to have their COVID-19 vaccination after making sure they are registered on the Government Portal vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za. Various vaccination points are open around Knysna, with the Sedgefield Clinic administering doses this week on Wednesday 30 June, Thursday 1 July and Friday 1 July, and next week on Monday […]

LOOK WHO’S FLOWN IN FOR A VISIT

The Swartvlei flamingos frolicking in the lagoon – captured by the lens of Sedgefield photographer André Victor. The Swartvlei Lagoon is currently enjoying some exotic visitors in the form of a small flock of immature flamingos. The members of this juvenile group of specialist feeders have huddled together to kick up the soft silt of […]