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.
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www.edgenews.co.za WOW! This edition .... We look at how the Carte Blanche exposé has shown the nation what's happening with Knysna's failing infrastructure - and the resultant groundswell of ideas to start sorting it out. Then there's the Mayor's response to the negative buzz. The SR&RA Committee has demanded a face-to-face meeting with the authorities to discuss the continued increase of informal structures appearing on the Groenvallei dune. We revisit the Knysna Elephant story - does the campaign to introduce a new herd into the Knysna Forest have merit? There's also the successful rescue and release of a seal, almost strangled by plastic.. And that's just a few of the stories and features that make The EDGE the best community newspaper in the WORLD (according to a one-person poll taken when someone's mom visited our offices) ... Printed copies will be on the streets from lunchtime onwards. ... See MoreSee Less
*PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES 2024 GENERAL ELECTIONS DATE*President Cyril Ramaphosa has in accordance with section 49(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, read with section 17 of the Electoral act of 1998, determined 29 May 2024, as the date for the 2024 General National and Provincial elections. The President has also in line with section 17(2) of the Electoral act 73 of 1998, consulted with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on the election date. Furthermore, the President convened a meeting with all 9 Provincial Premiers and the IEC to discuss the state of readiness for the General elections.The 2024 elections coincide with South Africa's celebration of 30 years of freedom and democracy. Therefore, President Ramaphosa calls on all eligible voters to fully participate in this important and historic milestone of our democratic calendar.“ Beyond the fulfilment of our constitutional obligation, these upcoming elections are also a celebration of our democratic journey and a determination of the future that we all desire. I call on all South Africans to exercise their democratic right to vote and for those who will be campaigning to do so peacefully, within the full observance of the law. We also urge unregistered voters to use the online registration platform to register”, said President Ramaphosa. The proclamation to declare the date will be issued in due course.*Media enquiries:* Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to President Ramaphosa – firstname.lastname@example.org*ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA* ... See MoreSee Less