Entries by Bomber Webb

SEDGEFIELD’S 1st COVID-19 CASE

On Monday 18 May The EDGE received official confirmation from the Western Cape Health Department that Sedgefield had its first case of COVID-19. Whilst as a matter of protocol the Department did not provide further information on the case, investigation and input from reliable sources has confirmed that the person who tested positive was a […]

LOCAL BUSINESS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER

Those who looked forward to going back to work on Friday 1 May – the date set for the end of the COVID-19 lockdown extension – were sorely disappointed, especially when the new ‘Level 4′ regulations seem to offer very little extra freedom except perhaps exercise. Worse yet, for most there was little to no […]

MASK UP FOR LOCKDOWN

Two well-known Smutsville residents are making it their mission to change the face of their community – by putting a mask on it! Etzil Dirk and Andrew Solomons are determined to make mask-wearing, hand-sanitizing and social distancing second nature for their entire community, and so boost the local defence against the Coronavirus. “You could call […]

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 […]