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VACCINE ROLL OUT IN SEDGE BEGINS THIS THURSDAY

Even as the third wave of COVID-19 is rearing its ugly head and President Ramaphosa has put the country on Alert Level 3, plans are in place for the roll-out of the vaccination program. This Thursday 150 Sedgefield residents should be getting their first shot at the local clinic. The much-publicised destroying of two million […]

YOU’RE SO WELCOME

This wonderful picture was taken by our local ‘Travelbug’ – Rose Bilbrough. According to the late legendary whale and dolphin researcher, Professor Peter Best, the “Northern migration of Humpback whales seems to reach the African coastline in the vicinity of Knysna”. Hence, it is obvious that we live in the perfect place to start celebrating […]

FIRE IN ‘DIE GAATJIE’

(PICTURE: An early responder attempts to fight the blaze that destroyed four homes. Taken by Pearl Kimmel) The sounds of sirens going up Makou Street is something that sends chills down most Sedgefielders’ spines because every local knows that with the wrong wind conditions a fire in the informal area could result in catastrophe. On […]

WHO IS VETTING OUR TOP BRASS?

Residents of Greater Knysna are asking some very serious questions about due diligence, or the lack thereof, in the recruitment process for top positions at Knysna Municipality. This after Lindile Petuna, the current Acting Director Integrated Human Settlements has once again made headlines – and not in a good way. The Port Elizabeth High Court […]

KNYSNA’S NEW TOP COP

Picture:  Knysna Station Commander Colonel De Wet is in the hot seat – As the community battles with habitual criminals, could he be the solution we have been waiting for? The new SAPS Knysna Station Commander Colonel Francois De Wet, who took up the position on the 1st of March this year, cuts a dynamic […]

OUR FRONTLINE-FORCE VACCINATED

Picture:- Newly vaccinated Sedgefield Clinic staff are ready to continue their fight against the COVID-19 virus for another 365 days if necessary. From L-R: Sr Kombrinck, Maggie Prinsloo, Lynette Van Wyk, Sr Dorinda Zondag, Sheila Manyandela, Petro Koen, and in front, Nita Allsopp by Melanie Baumeister As the country slowly rolls out the vaccines against […]

GO SLOW-TOWN SURFERS!

When upliftment of the youth is the buzz phrase, and many are talking the talk with regard to ‘keeping the youngsters off the streets’, it is such great news when this becomes a reality – particularly one that is so very cool! Quietly passing on his passion for his favourite sport is Slade West, the […]

REGISTERING FOR COVID-19 VACCINE

As the vaccine roll-out has started across the country, the Government has opened an online portal so that South African health care workers may register to be vaccinated. It should be noted, however, that ONLY healthcare workers are eligible for this registration at the moment, NOT the 65+ age group, as a fake WhatsApp message […]

A SMASHING DRIVER?

(see video on https://www.edgenews.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/car-crash-shell.mp4) A local driver and his passengers were very fortunate to escape with their lives last Friday evening when at three minutes to seven he ploughed his Fiat Panda through the plate-glass windows of the shop at Sedgefield Shell Petrol Station. It has not been possible to ascertain how or why this […]

NUMBERS DOWN 43%

Picture: Nursing staff of Sedgefield Clinic were performing up to 58 Covid tests a day during the peak period of the second wave. There was a collective sigh of relief on Monday 25 January, when the Garden Route District Director of Health Zee Brickles announced that the district has shown a 43% decline in new […]