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
(No dialogue shall be entered into).
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.
A baby oyster catcher was spotted by a keen nature lover, Andri Fourie, heading out towards Gerickes Point! She shared the footage with us and we get to share it with you. The African oystercatcher or African black oystercatcher, is a large charismatic wader resident to the mainland coasts and offshore islands of southern Africa. This near-threatened oystercatcher has a population of over 6,000 adults, which breed between November and April. WikipediaConservation status: Near Threatened (Population increasing) Encyclopedia of LifeScientific name: Haematopus moquiniHigher classification: Haematopus ... See MoreSee Less
BEWARE OF "WHITE PAGES" SCAM.We have (once again) received an email from a company called 'White Pages' (email address email@example.com) which claims to represent the 1023 Directory Enquiries, but is actually an attempt to extract money from us and other businesses. The email reads as follows:-"Kindly receive the above attachment which needs to be completed and sent back to me at your soonest. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Fax: 086 521 2133. Note: The information provided on the form will be used as your final proof and will be listed on Telkom 1023 at NO Charge. "HOWEVER: On the bottom of the pdf attachment in VERY small print (very, very small) it reads "I am aware that the amount payable is nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine rand only per year billed on invoice which will be due on invoice , I am aware that this amount payable is for marketing on social sites and on White e Pages website, and I am aware I am not being charged to be listed on the Telkom 1023. I shall be in breach of the agreement by cancelling this agreement before twelve months period." ... See MoreSee Less
Something to look forward to!! A debut album from the winner of last year's Battle Of The Buskers! Stretch - we can't wait!Act One, Scene One,Once Upon a Time...Our Story Begins in the Nick of Time....Of Pre-Apocalyptic Post HypocrisyThe Tale of StretchReflection,Expressionof Me...*** COMING SOON ***To all Music Streaming Platforms Available to You <3May I Proudly Present,My Debut Album,Pre-Apocalypse.Consisting of 13 Stretch Originals, Tales of Stretch: Pre-Apocalypse delves deeper into the idea of us thriving in a world that is at the edge of its tipping point. We could watch the world crumble or we could find that special something inside us all that will bring us closer to where we need to be. By each finding our purpose, we can find a way to save ourselves and our precious world.**Pre-Apocalypse will be available for purchase from the 27th February 2022 - please do not feel obliged to contain your excitement until then - I know I can't 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
CALLING ALL EDGE FANS! Go on - admit it - You missed us! Well - the good news is that our first edition of 2022 is up and ready to read on www.edgenews.co.za and printed copies will be on the streets from lunchtime onwards! We pay tribute to the NSRI lifeguards who watched over our beaches, we report on the terrible experience of a young lady who was attacked at the slipway - fortunately, the man was apprehended on the scene and arrested - and then there's feedback on the season and all the goings-on that have happened in our village over the last few weeks. Plus, of course, all your favourite regular features that make The EDGE the most widely read community newspaper in town! ... See MoreSee Less