Entries by Bomber Webb

HOTSPOT ALERT ISSUED FOR GARDEN ROUTE

Yesterday, 17 November, the Western Cape Government issued an urgent hotspot alert for the Garden Route, due to the rapidly increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the area. This spike is mainly contributing to the notable growth of active cases in the Western Cape. “Despite our wanting to return to normal, and despite the relative […]

IN THE NAME OF MANDELA, WHERE IS MY HOUSE?

This is the desperate cry of Angeline Armoed, the recipient of an official promise of a ‘Mandela Day’ house presented to her in 2019. A promise that to date, has simply come to nothing. As part of the July 18 Mandela Day celebrations last year, an official letter of commitment for a new home – […]

SMUTS UNITED ARE TOPS

Picture: The winning team (from top left ) Corne Melite, Ashley Melite, Jason Keswart, Joswine Rondganger, Alex Grootboom, Deayane Speelman, Gladwill Hartnick, Gladlinn Hartnick, Jeswin Wintwaai, Clinton April, Reginald Geland, Andre Plaatjies, Christiaan Arries, Aswille Van Rooyen, and Nigel Williams (Absent:- Substitutes Nathan Hartnick, and Francois Hartnick.) Sedgefield’s Smuts United Football Club has been crowned […]

PROTECT YOURSELF. PROTECT OTHERS. PROTECT OUR ECONOMY.

Whilst South Africans are relieved to be on level one of the COVID-19 lockdown, urgent calls are being made to remind members of the public not to drop their guard, and to continue taking the necessary precautions (masks, social distancing, hand-sanitising) to minimise the danger of a second wave. Internationally it seems the battle against […]

CRAZED MAN LAUNCHES ROCK ATTACK

On Sunday 27 October chaos erupted on the N2 when a seemingly drugged-up man stood in the path of oncoming vehicles and lugged huge rocks at their windscreens. Whilst the police weren’t able to confirm details at the time of going to press, witnesses say that a young boy who was a passenger in one […]

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 […]