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COMMUNITY RAISES THE ROOF FOR MASITHANDANE

This week there has been great celebration at Masithandane, Sedgefield’s largest charity organisation, as work commenced on the much-needed replacement of their administration centre’s roof. For some time now the top of the double-storey building has become more and more porous as the existing roof steadily deteriorated. This costly renovation has only been possible thanks […]

WORLD CHAMPS – HERE WE COME!

Picture: The Songlines Adventure Racing Team – Matt Trautman, John Collins, KelvinTrautman and Tracey Campbell – celebrating their victory. Credit Expedition Africa Well-known local John Collins looks set to shoot back into the international World Adventure Racing scene – this time with ‘Songlines’ teammates Tracey Campbell and brothers Kelvin and Matt Trautman. This weekend they […]

VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE TABLED

Picture:- Executive Mayor Levael Davis believes that the opposition parties are playing politics to the detriment of Knysna. Three votes of no confidence – or ‘Motions to Remove’ – have been submitted for the agenda of Knysna’s Special Council Meeting set for Monday, 31 January 2022. As a result, Executive Mayor Levael Davis (DA), his […]

A SALUTE TO THOSE WHO KEPT OUR BEACHES SAFE

It seems that the new system in Greater Knysna, which has the beach lifeguarding service as a division of the NSRI, is working well, with no major incidents or drownings reported this holiday season. This is not to say that the watchdogs of our waterways have not been busy. Indeed, nothing could be further from […]

Have Yourselves A Very Merry Christmas

Our last edition of 2021! With a couple of tough years behind us, many will be delighted to have some free days to wind-down, (apart from Christmas shopping), spend time with family and friends (apart from Christmas shopping), really listen to our children (apart from when they want to go Christmas shopping) and focus on […]

SUPPORT LOCAL THIS SEASON

We’re dreaming of a local Holiday Season, how about you? We have just had our local elections, and a new Council is finding its feet, but what if we extend our “voting period” and vote for our local economy this holiday period? Voting with your money Voting can be instrumental in different ways – bestselling […]

Picture:- Jason White, a PR Councillor for the DA, takes the oath to serve Knysna to the best of his ability. At 23 years old, Jason is the youngest person ever to serve on the Knysna Council. (See full story on page 4 of edition 628)   Whilst the first meeting of Knysna’s newly elected […]

NOBODY’S A WINNER

The results of Knysna’s local elections are in, and it is clear that no party has a ‘winning’ advantage. With news breaking early yesterday of the ANC taking six of the eleven wards (3,4,6,7,8 and 11) and the DA the remaining five (1,2 5,9, and 10), it seemed that the two rival political powerhouses would […]

DA TIES UP SEDGE WARDS

Sedgefield’s Wards 1 and 2 were both won by the DA. According to the Electoral Commission website, Levael Davis retained Ward 1 by securing just over 45% (1189 votes), with the ANC taking 35% (913 votes). In Ward 2, newcomer to the DA candidate list Cleone Vanston received a convincing 1 466, (64,67%) of the […]

HOLMES TAKES COVER

By Melanie Baumeister Razina Theba, an up-and-coming novelist and author of “A home on Vorster Street: A Memoir”, has spotted and harnessed the incredible talent of our home-grown artist, Houghmorden Jansen – better known as Holmes The Creative. Whilst on holiday here in Sedgefield in December 2020 and enjoying our outdoor markets, Razina came across […]