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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 […]

FIRST EDITION OF 2021

Picture:- Old friend of The EDGE (and often our technological life-saver) Christo du Preez married Theresa Styles just before Christmas. We couldn’t resist sharing this lovely picture of the couple. The full story of their quirky betrothal is on page 3 of the latest edition. As this is our first edition of 2021, we’d like […]

CHALLENGING THE BEACH CLOSURE

Garden Routers are up in arms regarding the decision to close local beaches from today, following the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night. The Garden Route District now faces similar COVID-19 restrictions to those imposed on the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality; these are meant to curb a resurgence of the COVID-19 coronavirus. […]

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 […]