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Petrosa To Report R14.9-billion Loss

3rd August 2015

Petro SA

PetroSA is due to report a loss of R14.9-billion. "The 14.9-billion loss includes a R14bn impairment, resulting from the failed Project Ikwezi, in which the intention has been to extend the life of Mossgas by drilling new wells. But the wells have yielded only 10% of the gas that was anticipated," it was reported in the Business Times this week.

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Award For Knysna Hospital

3rd August 2015

At the recent C²AIR² Rural Summit were (from left) Deon Matthee, Madelain Cronjé, Dr Earle Du Plooy, Shameel Alexander, Shahieda Galant, Dr Andries Brink and Roger Joubert of Knysna Hospital.

Three Eden District Health facilities received awards at the second C²AIR² Rural Summit which was held on Thursday, July 23 at the Victoria Hall in Caledon.

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Remember The Sedgefield Melomania

3rd August 2015

The cast of this year's Sedgefield Melomania (previously known as Melodrama) will soon stage their latest hilarious production. Tickets (R100 each) are available from Sedgefield's Lemon and Lime.

Those strutting their stuff in this year's Sedgefield Melomania in aid of charity may not all be seasoned thespians, but they certainly do not lack enthusiasm when it comes to entertaining their audiences.

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Garden Route Biosphere Resort

3rd August 2015

Nolubabalu Mooi, a trainee eco-guide, delighted by the views across the Bitou Wetland in Plettenberg Bay towards the Tsitsikamma Mountains

The age-old story of man versus the environment is well-known. However, the proposed Garden Route Biosphere Reserve, stretching from George to St Francis, not only provides a solution to this issue, but has the potential to address many of the socioecological problems that we face.

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Pink Trees For Pauline And Cansa Partners In Aiding Cancer Communities

3rd August 2015

Trees wrapped by Pink Trees for Pauline Middelburg, Mpumalanga (Photographer: Mariette  du Buson)

SOUTH AFRICA (July 2015) – The registered cancer organisation Pink Trees for Pauline started its 2015 project with the exciting announcement of the Pink Trees for Pauline Win a Car Competition on 22 July 2015. Now, only a week later, another thrilling statement came from the office of Pink Trees for Pauline’s managing director Adri van Nieuwenhuizen. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) will be collaborating with Pink Trees for Pauline in the 2015 project to make this unique drive an even bigger success! This means more hands and feet that will toil for weeks on end to wrap South Africa in pink in order to raise funds for our cancer communities.

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A Good Chef Can Cook Anywhere

3rd August 2015

Carpe Diem Gourmets & Gourmands

The saying goes: “A good chef can cook anywhere.” Every year the chefs participating in the 7th annual Gourmet & Gourmand Event in aid of the Carpe Diem School in George give new meaning to these words.

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South Africa Tackles Water Issues

3rd August 2015

The official opening of the De Hoop Dam in Sekhukhune, Limpopo province, 24 March 2014 (Photo: GCIS)

Scientists agree that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis, although the issue is more quality and quantity, they point out. The government is looking at a range of solutions, and has issued a tender to develop an Integrated Water Quality Management Strategy.

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Closure Expected In Burmeister Saga

31st July 2015

Johan Burmeister

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed this morning (Thursday, July 30) that they are busy studying the perjury docket against police members who allegedly lied in the theft case against Warrant-Officer Johan Burmeister.

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Science Expo Kicks Off In George

31st July 2015

Science expo kicks off in George

The annual NMMU and Glenwood House School Science Expo, as part of National Science Week, kicked off today (Thursday 30 July).   The outdoor exhibitions were quickly moved undercover due to rain and the halls and corridors became a hive of activity as students from various George schools moved from one interesting exhibition to another.

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South African Film, Actress Nominated For Venice Fest Awards

31st July 2015

South African Oliver Hermanus is an innovative and talented filmmaker and the world is paying attention. (Image: Ian Gavan/Getty)

The Endless River, a film by South African Oliver Hermanus, has been selected for the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Golden Lion award. The film's actress, Crystal Donna Roberts, has also been nominated for an acting award at the festival.

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South African Hotel Is The World's Greenest

29th July 2015

The eco-friendly Hotel Verde in Cape Town has developed an effective environmental building philosophy that exceeds conventional industry practices. (Image: Hotel Verde)

Cape Town's Hotel Verde has been given its second international environmental design certification, making it the most eco-friendly hotel in the world. It offers an entirely carbon- neutral hotel stay for guests and an eco-friendly working environment for staff.

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South Africa's Paralympians Shine In London

29th July 2015

South African athletes are putting in the hard work to strike gold at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.  (Image: SASCOC)

South Africa's brightest athletes excelled against some of the best in the world at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final, held at London's Olympic Park, led by Hilton Langenhoven in the 200m sprint, Jonathan Ntutu, Charl du Toit and Fanie van der Merwe.

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Internationally Known Pastor In Mossel Bay

28th July 2015

Pastor James Lottering and his wife, Marie (Photo: Facebook).

Pastor James Lottering, by invitation of the SAPS Community Policing Forum, is sharing his 21 years assigned to the Occult Related Crime Unit of SAPS in and around Mossel Bay this week.

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Big Surf Competition In September

28th July 2015

Mossel Bay surfer Damon Bruwer (Photo: Mossel Bay Advertiser)

A new annual event for Mossel Bay’s sporting calendar: the ‘Boss of Moss’ pro junior contest for boys and girls in the Under/12 to Under/18 age groups will take place over the weekend of 12 and 13 September.

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Young Sailor Off To World Championships

28th July 2015

Gathered at the Knysna Yacht Club before departure to the RS Tera World Championships in Holland were (from left) coach Mike Pogodin, sailor Sanele Maquaza, and manager/coach Andrew Finn

A young development sailor of Knysna, trained by and sailing for the Knysna Yacht Club, left to fly to Holland for the RS Tera World Championships, on Thursday, July 23.

Inset: Gathered at the Knysna Yacht Club before departure to the RS Tera World Championships in Holland were (from left) coach Mike Pogodin, sailor Sanele Maquaza, and manager/ coach Andrew Finn

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Montessori Rotary Interact Club Wins Again

28th July 2015

Montessori Rotary Interact Club wins again

Montessori 2015 Rotary Interact Club won the Knysna Rotary Interact Club of the Year award this weekend, received a floating trophy, and R3000.00 in recognition of outstanding service to the school and the Knysna community.

Inset:  Newly inducted Montessori Rotary Interact Board Members for the year 2015/2016: From left to right top row are Azukiwe Seti, board secretary, Heather Metelerkamp, treasurer, Dimpho Soboyis and Jade Hahn. In the middle is Basande Madikane and in the front row are is board president Tinashe Mazodze and Tana Gammon, vice president. (Photo: Supplied).

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South Africa's Integrated Water System Launches

27th July 2015

The Department of Water Affairs has made it easier for the public to get information on the water industry, with its National Integrated Water Information System. (Image: Sterkfontein Dam, South African Tourism)

The Department of Water Affairs has created a new online water services system for water management institutions, commercial water users, researchers and the general public. They will be able to get updated information on the status of water and sanitation in South Africa.

Inset:  The Department of Water Affairs has made it easier for the public to get information on the water industry, with its National Integrated Water Information System. (Image: Sterkfontein Dam, South African Tourism)

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Leisure Isle Festival Fun

27th July 2015

Applications to participate in the Leisure Isle Festival (November 7 and 8), opens on August 1.

According to the Oxford Dictionary the definition of recreation is an: “Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working.” This dictionary will be well advised to include the much-revered Leisure Isle Festival into its definition, as year after year the festival has provided enjoyment to the thousands that have visited it.

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New Research Chairs At South African University

24th July 2015

Information science has changed communication. (Image: Pixabay)

Stellenbosch University and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research have established two new Research Chairs – one in artificial intelligence and one in quantum, optical and atomic physics. Both are expected to boost innovation and discovery in these fields.

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Second Former Knysna Head Girl Dies

23rd July 2015

Chantalle Di Stefano, the 2010 head girl of Knysna Primary School, died on July 10

Knysna Primary School is mourning the death of a second former head girl this year, after the 2010 leader, Chantalle Di Stefano, died in a motor car accident near Cradock on July 10. The 1995 head girl, Gerda-Marie Landman, died in Pretoria on February 7 after a long sickbed, suffering from cancer. Landman was married to Justin Cawood.

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