Entries by Bomber Webb

COMMUNITY PICKS UP GROENVLEI CAUSE

When Cape Nature called for public participation in solving the much publicised Groenvlei carp problem, they surely had no idea how seriously their request would be taken. The call for assistance was made at a public meeting held on 6 February where many local residents voiced concerns over the condition of the lake, which is […]

ALL EYES ON KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY

Picture – Knysna’s current Municipal Manager Dr Vatala – are his days numbered? It seems that Knysna Municipality is holding its collective breath at the moment as all wait to see if  Dr Sitembele Wiseman Vatala becomes the third Municipal Manager in succession to leave the local authority under a cloud. This after Knysna Municipality […]

ALL GO FOR SEDGEFIELD SLOW FEST 2020

There is a definite excited buzz about the 2020 Sedgefield Slow Festival going on behind the scenes, with the organising committee pulling out all the stops for a bigger and better fest yet! Many will have realised that the Festival weekend (27 – 29 March) is not taking place over Easter this year. This was […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO DEMI & TIM

Congratulations to our ‘home-girl’ Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (former Miss Universe, Miss South Africa and Head Girl of Sedgefield Primary) on her marriage to American sporting legend Tim Tebow. The internationally-loved couple tied the knot in a stunning sunset ceremony at the La Paris Estate in Franschhoek, near Cape Town on Monday 20 January. The ceremony was […]

GROENVLEI TO BRUINVLEI

CAPE NATURE CALLS FOR PARTNERSHIPS TO ASSIST IN RESTORING THIS UNIQUE BODY OF WATER (PICTURE: Aerial photo of Groenvlei showing current poor water clarity taken on 9 January 2020. Extremely worrying when compared to the photo on page 3, taken a year previously) Whilst locals have known for some time that ‘Groenvlei’ (known to some as […]

VOLUNTEERS HOODWINKED BY SCAM ARTIST

(Please note – this is NOT a picture of the scam artist.) On Thursday 12 December, two female Hospice volunteers (names withheld at their request) were ‘charmed’ out of thousands of rands worth of personal possessions – namely gold jewelry and Kruger Rands – by a young Indian man who seemingly bamboozled them with sweet […]

SANPARKS WILDERNESS SCOOPS AWARDS

The Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) scooped the most coveted award of Park of the Year at the South African National Parks Awards (Kudu Awards) in Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg. The Park’s marine ranger Jonathan Britton also won the Shield Award, for continued acts of placing himself in harm’s way to save others. […]

THE BIGGEST IN AFRICA

NOW IN ITS 5TH YEAR, THE EDEN KITE FESTIVAL HAS GROWN IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS – AND ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE A kite festival is a glorious celebration of health and wellness. Families get out into the fresh air together and look up, rather than down at a screen. The whole community comes out […]

JACKY WEAVER HONOURED WITH ROTARY’S HIGHEST ACCOLADE

The Rotary Club of Knysna recently presented Masithandane’s Jacky Weaver the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. This prestigious award is made to those who have served to the highest standard in contributing to their communities, while showing honesty and integrity in all that they do. “It is the belief of this club that Jacky Weaver is […]