Entries by Bomber Webb

CEMETERY TO REOPEN

Knysna Municipality is delighted to announce that it has successfully, and by mutual agreement, resolved the property dispute around the Sedgefield Cemetery. Knysna Executive Mayor, Mark Willemse commended the Legal Services department and Ward 1 Councillor Levael Davis for their pursuit and determination to settle this matter. Willemse explained that the journey the municipality went […]

STRANDLOPER EXPEDITION SETS OFF

For the past six months, a team of six marine warriors have been planning the Strandloper Project coastal expedition and are finally set to start off on their ten-day hike on Wednesday 15 May. The concept grew out of a concern for the threat of ghost fishing by snagged recreational fishing tackle posed at Gericke’s […]

KELLY’S TRIAL POSTPONED AGAIN

Tuesday 30 April saw the resumption of Sean Kelly’s murder trial at Knysna Magistrates’ Court. This after the case against him was postponed on 29 March. Once again, he only stood before the judge for a few minutes before the case was postponed – this time to 16 May. Kelly (50) is charged with the […]

SEDGEFIELD’S (IN)FAMOUS CANNABIS SHOP TO RE-OPEN

Co-Owner of the Sedgefield ‘CanaPax’ shop – a franchise cannabis outlet which made headlines on Easter Saturday after it was shut down during a police raid – says that the shop’s paperwork is now in order, and that they will soon be open for business again. With Cannabis being such a burning topic, national and […]

KNYSNA MUNICIPAL MANAGER TO RECONNECT WITH SEDGEFIELD

Knysna Municipal Manager, Dr Sitembele Vatala is extremely concerned that there is a perception by some Sedgefield residents that Sedgefield is somehow less important to the Knysna Municipality than the rest of Greater Knysna. “Since taking office it has concerned me that there is a perception that we don’t care as much about Sedgefield as we […]

MOURNING FAMILY SEEKS CLOSURE

There has been a desperate appeal for witnesses to what is thought to have been a road-rage related hit-and-run incident on 23 March, in which 28-year-old Alan Smit lost his life. The doting husband and father of two young children died as the result of his serious injuries after being knocked over by a vehicle, […]

IT’S SLOW FESTIVAL TIME

Yes Sedgefarians, it is time to once again celebrate the Easter Weekend in our own very special, and very ORANGE way. The Slow Festival way. It skipped a year, but now it’s back, and we surely hope it will do justice to the fantastic Slow Festivals we’ve enjoyed before. And with most of the organising […]

GET YOUR ORANGE ON FOR SEDGEFIELD SLOW FESTIVAL

With just over two weeks to go before the 2019 Sedgefield Slow Festival kicks off, there is once again an appeal for the local businesses, and indeed townsfolk, to get into ‘orange gear’! There’s nothing that catalyses the famous Sedgefield Slow Festival spirit more than the town bedecked in orange as the count-down to the […]

A WATERSHED MOMENT – FOR SEDGEFIELD

On Thursday 21 March Sedgefield rocked indeed when the hugely popular musicians of ‘Watershed’ took to the stage in the ‘Octopus Garden’ at Scarab Village. Dubbed as South Africa’s Top Acoustic Rock Band, Watershed’s four musicians were in the Cape promoting their latest album Harbour and, after striking a deal with Masithandane to perform as […]

DIALOGUE AT LAST

It is hoped that the meeting of Thursday 14 March, where Smutsville community leaders, Mayor Mark Willemse and other councillors finally sat around the table to hammer out their differences, will have a long-lasting, positive effect on returning Sedgefield to a peaceful state. This after another housing demonstration had erupted into a riot, with the […]