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SPEEDO SPEEDSTERS

On 15 October at 4pm, four well known local men braved the cold and indeed surprised looks of drivers, pedestrians, shoppers and shopkeepers as they dashed along the streets of Sedgefield wearing nothing but the skimpiest of purple speedos. Their courageous run was part of the Hollard Daredevil Challenge to promote awareness of prostate cancer. […]

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THEY’RE ALL LOOKING FOR YOUR X

With Municipal elections set to take place on 1 November, residents of Greater Knysna will be spoilt for choice when it comes to candidates and indeed parties. According to the list published by the Independent Electoral Commission, there are no less than 19 registered parties competing for the 11 wards in Knysna and two candidates […]

WORLD RECORD BROKEN IN SEDGEFIELD – 76 HALF MARATHONS IN 76 DAYS

Yesterday (Tuesday 21 September 2021) saw local runners joining Henry Cock as he ran his 76th consecutive half marathon along the streets of Sedgefield. That’s 21,1km of running every day, for 76 days – making him the new Guinness World Record holder…. for men. Interestingly, the record for women is more (102 consecutive ½ Marathons), […]

BEZUIDENHOUT SMASHES SIMOLA HILLCLIMB RECORD

  Andre Bezuidenhout claimed his fourth King of the Hill title and set a new Simola Hillclimb record with a time of 34.965 seconds at an average speed of 195.624 km/h on the 1.9 km course.   2019 Modified Saloon Car champion Franco Scribante set a new record in the Class Finals of 39.303 seconds […]

CATCHING THE LOVE BUG

Written by Pamela Victor, photograph taken by Andre Victor. On Saturday, 28 August, crowds gathered at the slipway next to the lagoon to witness the unveiling of Sedgefield 1 – a mosaic creation by Masithandane’s mosaic team – Hyla Hartlief, Sophia Nguma, Petrus Kiewiets and Ricardo Baadjies – that is bound to become one of […]

SURF MASTERS AT VIC BAY

Picture by Sadie Schalkwyk :- Local surfer Tasha Mentasti taking 1st place in the Open Woman’s division of the SA Masters’ Surfing Championships.  Report by Slade West. Victoria Bay hosted some of the country’s best surfers over the weekend at the SA Masters Championships, and the Bay rose to the challenge of delivering fantastic waves […]

SUSPENDED MUNICIPAL MANAGER RESIGNS

After 18 months of suspension, during which he received full pay, Knysna’s Municipal Manager, Dr Sitembele Wiseman Vatala, has finally resigned, giving the local authority the opportunity to at last fill this important post on a permanent rather than acting basis. Said Christopher Bezuidenhoudt, spokesperson for Knysna Municipality, “We can confirm that the Executive Mayor […]

COLD STORM BRINGS RARE VISITOR TO COLA BEACH

A little over 13 months after a Rockhopper Penguin washed up on Cola Beach in July 2020, this week, a rare Antarctic Fur Seal was stranded a few hundred metres from the same site beneath the towering fossilised cliffs. Marine Biologist Mark Dixon of the Strandloper Project received a message from Joanne Scholtz, who had […]

SHE’S OUR #1 WOMEN’S DAY HERO

There’s been no vote or even selection process, but The EDGE Team can only stand in awe of the work that Martie Rooi does in the community, so as August is National Women’s Month – we pay tribute to this selfless lady. Indeed, when we interviewed her on Monday’s National Women’s Day public holiday, Martie […]

“PLEASE KEEP HIM UNDER LOCK & KEY!”

Sedgefield’s local anti-crime groups are making efforts to ensure that a dangerous suspect who was recently arrested by Knysna Police be kept incarcerated until his court case is concluded. Last week Knysna Detectives made a major breakthrough when investigators – deployed to bring perpetrators of serious and violent crimes to book – arrested 34-year-old Ashwill […]