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Kaaimans River Closed

11th February 2016

Eden District Acting Municipal Manager and head of health Clive Africa (left) and Vernon Gibbs-Halls, of Eden Enviromental Deprtment (third from left) with other officials at Kaaimans River picnic area. (Photo: Pauline Lourens)

The Kaaimans River mouth and surrounding recreational areas have been closed to the public until further notice.

Inset:  Eden District Acting Municipal Manager and head of health Clive Africa (left) and Vernon Gibbs-Halls, of Eden Enviromental Deprtment (third from left) with other officials at the blocked off entrance to the Kaaimans River picnic area. (Photo: Pauline Lourens)

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Wilderness Man Grateful To Rescuers

11th February 2016

Serpentine River forms part of Island Lake.

When Mario Gremes paddled out onto Island Lake from the George Yacht club on Saturday, February 6, he had no idea that he would be brought back from death's door.

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Eco Certification For Nature Reserves

10th February 2016

Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay has world-class hiking trails with breathtaking views. (Photo: Ewald Stander)

Plettenberg Bay and Knysna’s Robberg and Goukamma Nature Reserves are not only popular tourist attractions, but recently became some of the first tourism products in southern Africa to receive eco certification by Ecotourism Australia.

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Long-term Water Resource Plan For George

10th February 2016

The R9,9-million project raising the Garden Route Dam's overflow will be completed by the end of 2017 (Photo: George Herald).

The devastating drought in Southern Africa - described as the worst in living memory - has raised concerns that George may one day be faced with a severe water crisis again, as was the case from 2009 to 2011.

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Melkbos Dad Makes A Difference

10th February 2016

MelkbosMan (Photo:  sagoodnews.co.za)

A wonderfully caring father has been inspiring South Africans this week since a photo of his morning ritual became popular on Facebook, inspiring others.

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High Rollers Enter Occ 2016 Wheelchair Race

9th February 2016

Whew! Thumbs_Up! ERNST van Dyk finishing the marathon followed closely by Andries_Scheepers

Competitive sporting spirit is running high as entries roll in for the 2016 Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) – a day of wheelchair racing that fills the streets of George with spectators as over 1000 athletes whizz along the route to the finish line. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 20th February in George, which has been the host city for this prestigious event since its inception in 2002.

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South Africa Ranks 30 For Worldwide Innovation Influence

9th February 2016

A report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released on 20 January 2016 ranks South Africa 30 out of 56 countries for its domestic policies influencing global innovation. (Image: Pixabay)

South Africa has ranked number 30 out of 56 countries in terms of its domestic policies supporting global innovation.

Inset:  A report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released on 20 January 2016 ranks South Africa 30 out of 56 countries for its domestic policies influencing global innovation. (Image: Pixabay)

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World-renown Mountain Bikers In Garden Route

8th February 2016

Sam Reynold and Matt Macduff, world renown dirt bikers are currently visiting the Garden Route Trail Park where they are building the highest dirt jump they've ever attempted (Photo: Gavin Hobson).

Barrington's Garden Route Trail Park has become temporary home to world-renown mountain bikers to enable them to expand on their 2015 dirt bike project at the park.

Inset:  Sam Reynold and Matt Macduff, world renown dirt bikers are currently visiting the Garden Route Trail Park where they are building the highest dirt jump they've ever attempted (Photo: Gavin Hobson).

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Volunteer Team Helps Fight Cape Fires

8th February 2016

The team is ready for action. From left are: Charlene Theron, Pieter Nel, Ian Barnard and Christo Theron (Photo:  George Herald).

During the recent disastrous fires in Fish Hoek as well as the Cape Winelands, Firstcare Medics from George sent a group of volunteer firefighters to Cape Town to assist in fighting these blazes.

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Sedgefield Street Names To Change

5th February 2016

The street names in Island, Sedgefield are in the process of being changed. )

Certain Sedgefield Island residents are up in arms after hearing that the Knysna municipal naming committee are set to consider the first applications for renaming streets in their Sedgefield suburb. These residents feel that they were not included in the decision to change the existing names.

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School Joins Local Water Project

5th February 2016

Glenwood House School is also on board with the local water project. (Photo: Supplied)

Glenwood House School is also on board with the local water project initiated through Facebook by Sue Wolmarans and coordinated by Madeleine Dehantschutter.

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Dr Jacques Van Staden: Citizen Of The Year

4th February 2016

From left are: George Herald Editor Ilse Schoonraad, Dr Jacques van Staden, Nicole Rimbault and Julinda Aucamp (Group Editors digital sales and marketing executive). (Photo: Myron Rabinowitz).

Dr Jacques van Staden, a general practitioner who devotes his life to caring for children with diabetes, is the George Herald’s first Citizen of the Year.

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Model Mania At George Old Car Show

4th February 2016

Model mania at George Old Car Show (Image:  George Herald)

More than 5 000 model cars will be on show at the 20th George Old Car Show on 13 and 14 February this year. Four classrooms at PW Botha College in York Street, the show venue, will be packed to capacity with scale model cars from all over the country.

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Jobs And Hope For Knysna

3rd February 2016

Jobs are coming for those who most need them (Photo: Supplied).

During the same week that 20 000 people marched peacefully for jobs in the Johannesburg CBD, Knysna Municipality took the next step towards implementing the community work programme (CWP), which will provide opportunity to at least 500 locals who are in dire straits.

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Bus Driver Helps Young Boy After Fall

3rd February 2016

Matthew Zander (9) and GO GEORGE bus driver, Smiley Bhumka, were happy to meet under better circumstances when the photo was taken at the GO GEORGE bus depot in York Street last week.

Like the Biblical good Samaritan, a GO GEORGE bus driver recently set his mission aside for a moment to show compassion to someone in need.

Inset:  Matthew Zander (9) and GO GEORGE bus driver, Smiley Bhumka, were happy to meet under better circumstances when the photo was taken at the GO GEORGE bus depot in York Street last week.

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Frenchman Saved From Drowning

2nd February 2016

Deon Truter, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said on Monday morning, February 1, at 12:00 Saturday, January 30, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew dispatched our sea rescue craft the Discovery Rescue Runner to the Keurbooms lagoon following a report of a drowning in progress.

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Possible Street Name Changes

2nd February 2016

Possible street name changes

A Naming Committee is to consider first applications for renaming streets. A policy in respect of street naming and numbering was approved by the Knysna Municipality in 2014. The policy also provided for the establishment of a Street Naming Committee.

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Ranger Cycles 6 000km For National Parks

2nd February 2016

Ranger cycles 6 000km for National Parks

Honorary SANParks Ranger, Wayne Bolton arrived at the SANParks Ebb & Flow Rest Camp on Sunday, 31 January. This stop formed part of his 6 000km cycle route will take him to 19 National Parks around the country.

Inset: Honorary ranger, Wayne Bolton welcomed by manager of the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Parks (GRNP), SANParks rangers, honorary rangers and interested parties at Eben & Flow Rest Camp on Sunday, January 30. 

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Alien Invaders

1st February 2016

Cabbage white butterfly.

Although it sounds like some space invasion, the term actually refers to any species of plant, animal or micro-organism that become problematic in areas where they do not naturally (indigenously) occur.

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Garden Route Fire Teams In St Francis

29th January 2016

Knysna pilot, Nico Heynes, who was involved fighting the St Francis fires.( Photo: Christopher Scott)

Several flare-ups of the massive veld fire at St Francis Bay, after it was initially brought under control on Monday, were extinguished by Wednesday night January 27. Garden Route fire teams have played a major role in fighting a massive which broke out on Saturday, January 24.

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