Entries by Bomber Webb

QUICK ACTION LEADS TO ARRESTS

SEDGEFIELD’S CRIME FIGHTING TEAMS WORKING TOGETHER Quick thinking action by Sedgefield’s security partnerships has led to the apprehension and arrest of two armed robbers, not long after they had held two schoolgirls up at knife-point. Just before twenty minutes to three in the afternoon of Monday 5 October, Juanita van der Westhuizen – a member […]

SEDGEFIELDERS ADD VOICE TO ‘MOVE ONE MILLION’ CAMPAIGN.

By Melanie Baumeister On Saturday, the 5th of September, hundreds of Sedgefielders ignored predictions of inclement weather to gather along the national highway. Their mission – to be part of MOVE ONE MILLION – a global uprising of people standing in solidarity against crime and corruption in South Africa’s government, and the poverty, inequality and […]

HAPPY WOMEN’S MONTH

Picture: The special ladies of Smutsville symbolically ‘releasing their troubles’. Sedgefield’s own ‘Wonder Woman’, Marti Rooi took advantage of Women’s Day to host a special event for ladies in the community who she felt needed upliftment, encouragement and a whole lot of spoiling. The event was very emotional, yet joyful, with entertainment, motivational speakers and […]

HEAT OVER COUNCIL’S RENTAL RESOLUTION

R2408 per month for Knysna Heads Property It seems that the controversy worm has dug its way deep into the woodwork of Knysna Municipality – the latest upheaval being the Council’s decision to refurbish a municipal-owned flat on the Knysna Heads and rent it out to the current Acting Municipal Manager at what many are […]

PEACEFUL PROTEST FOR SURVIVAL

Between 12 noon and 2pm on Wednesday 22 July, several local eateries took part in the “Million Seats on the Streets” campaign lead by the Restaurant Association of South Africa. This was to show their extreme frustration regarding the effect on their industry of the stringent lockdown rules set out by the government. The protest […]

INVASIVE CARP FEED OVER 1000

The netting of invasive carp in Groenvlei provided a rich source of protein for over 1000 people in Smutsville on Saturday 25 July, when just under 400kg of the fish was handed out to members of the community. The carp were netted the night before by a team of Sedgefielders who have long been working […]

SEDGEFIELD WELCOMES A HOST OF ‘VISITORS’ TO OUR SHORES

By Mark Dixon Every now and then, Sedgefield welcomes some unique and rare ocean visitors to our shores – and even on to our magnificent beaches. June and July 2020 have been an exceptional period of unusual marine visitors. In June, The Strandloper Project team was fortunate enough to see a Hawksbill Turtle while conducting […]

HIGH WINDS DESTROY HOMES IN KARATARA

Whilst many locals were able to block their ears and pull the blankets up tighter when the recent blitz of Cape Winter weather blasted through the Garden Route, there were at least seven families in Karatara who were left devastated when their homes came crashing down around them. According to a resident close to some […]

SEDGEFIELD’S NEW NORMAL

This visual of hope for Sedgefield was captured by Marine Ranger Jonathan Britton of SANParks. As more and more businesses are allowed to open, there is indeed hope that somehow Sedgefield will return to normal after such an extended lockdown. But it is the ‘New Normal’ that has become a reality. Whilst we are all […]

NEW MAYOR, NEW ACTING MM, NEW HOPE FOR KNYSNA?

New Executive Mayor Elrick van Aswegen (Elle Photography) At a Special Council meeting held on 11 of June, long-serving Ward 6 COPE Councillor Elrick ‘Ricky’ van Aswegen was elected as Knysna’s new Executive Mayor. This ended nine mayorless months for Knysna since Mark Willemse lost the executive position last year after being expelled from the […]