The EDGE has a small and efficient team of permanent staff who handle the day to day running of the newspaper.
Sales and Client Services
Accounts and Classifieds
Design and Layout
Editor and lifter of heavy things
Sales and Client Services: Joy Lambie ❶
082 389 2024 / (044) 343 2415
Joy has been with The EDGE for five years and certainly is an integral part of the team. Energetically handling advertising inquiries, chasing artwork, keeping clients happy and heading off to source new business from George to Knysna, her positivity and faith in humankind is more than admirable.
Proof Reader: Nikki Jones ❷
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After more than ten years wielding her red pen at The EDGE, Nikki is not only passionate about making sure our ‘i’s are dotted and ‘t’s crossed- she also assists in assessing what is and isn’t suitable for reading consumption in a community newspaper.
Accounts and Classifieds: Margie Mather ❸
With 15 years at The EDGE Margie is the backbone of the business, and normally the voice of sanity that keeps it on track and viable as a newspaper. She not only handles all the figure work, billing and money collection, but also manages the office, keeps the rest of us in line (almost) and controls the classified advertising. When deadline day is on – she gets stuck in and assists with page make up too. (Possibly the only bookkeeper in the world who is proficient in Corel Draw!)
❹ Design and Layout: Kelly Webb
(044) 343 2415
Co-owner of The EDGE since its inception in 1998, Kel is responsible for advert design as well as the layout of the newspaper up to print stage. She stares seemingly impossible deadlines in the face without breaking a sweat, even when they whoosh past, and somehow always comes up trumps with a great looking paper.
❺ Editor and lifter of heavy things: Bomber Webb
072 516 4701 / (044) 343 2415
Having been the only man on the team since day one, Bomber has learnt to keep his head down when the pressure is on. He writes most of the leading news articles in The EDGE, and, where necessary, assists with the design. He tries to manage the company too, when the ladies let him.
The EDGE also has a large group of ‘unnofficial’ team players who are a huge part of the paper’s success and longevity. Without its regular columnists, photographic submissions and story-seekers from the community, The EDGE would certainly not be the paper it is today.
Please don't shoot the messenger.KNYSNA COUNCIL PRIORITISES SAFETY OF COUNCILLORS
At a Council meeting last week the Knysna Council approved setting up several safe houses for Councillors and staff in the Greater Knysna area. The intention behind this is to ensure the safety of Councillors and their families should their lives and property be in danger, and to do more affordably than what happened in the past.
Knysna Municipality unfortunately in the recent past experienced the tragic loss of one of its Councillors, who was murdered. In the aftermath of this tragedy, two Councillors had to be evacuated and provided with safe accommodation. This cost the Municipality in excess of R600,000, plus the cost of personal security at more than R1,000,000.
Executive Mayor Ricky van Aswegen said that there has been an increase in protest action. “Protests often have a political undertone and Councillors have been threatened. As the unfortunate assassination of Victor Molosi showed us we cannot underestimate these threats. The value of life will always outweigh any monetary commitments to ensure the safety of the Councillors and our staff.”
He said up to now private accommodation was arranged at a considerable cost to Council. “In the long term it will be more cost effective to have our own dedicated safe houses and properties that meet the relevant criteria have been identified and will be converted to match required safety specifications.”
The Upper Limits of salaries, allowances and benefits of Councillors Notice No.43246 published on the 24th of April 2020, makes provision for official accommodation and furniture for full time Councillors. Provision is also made for personal security for Councillors, subject to a threat risk analyses by the South African Police Service.
Van Aswegen concluded by saying that as Councillors they are liaising with the community to try and prevent protest action. “Local Government issues we can address, but often their requests centre around Government functions, which is not in our control.” #inclusive #innovative #Inspired
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Actually not- but now I have your attention, please note: Due to inclement weather, LIONS charity fun ride/walk for Woman's Month has been postponed to Saturday, 22 August. We would like the best weather possible for all and to encourage a good turnout for our benefactors, Famsa and Lifeline. So! See you next week, 2pm, at the Lions clubhouse. R50 admission gets you a boerie roll and R30 donation to one of our benefactors. So please save the date!
Please contact Lions President Alison Watson for more information - 084 645 1206. ♡ ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning all the EDGEY people. This week's edition is on the press - but if you'd like to get an early-bird gander at all the latest local news, check it out online at www.edgenews.co.za . We go into the controversial leasing of a municipal property to the Acting Municipal Manager, we cover the story of our unresponsive police station, then there's the story of a lady who almost fell for a very well researched scam, and we discuss the problem of the so-called 'street children' and their effect on local businesses. For those who love the feel of newsprint in their hands - 'hard' copies will be available from lunchtime. Remember, online is awesome, but it won't start your braai! ... See MoreSee Less
Being compared to the unforgettable dance craze that is the 'Macarena', South African artist Master KG has sparked a global dance frenzy with his latest single 'Jerusalema'. It has been the inspiration for so many movers and shakers including local Zumba Instructor, Shawn Van Der Berg. The dancers from Shawn's stable were quick to pick up the steps and execute them with aplomb on Sunday 2 August on the Main road in Sedgefield as a flashmob! All in the name of a good cause, drawing attention to and creating awareness for the plight of Tourism during the restrictions placed upon the industry during the worldwide pandemic.
All around the world, lovers of dance music are jiving to Master KG’s most successful release that has an infectious beat and a dance to match. (The original music video has amassed over 45-million views on YouTube!)