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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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No Fishing In Tsitsikamma, Say More Than 7 000

29th January 2016

The beautiful Tsitsikamma coast (Photo:  Knysna-Plett Herald)

With only a few days left for public comment on controversial plans to allow fishing in the Tsitsikamma marine protected area (MPA) there has already been an overwhelming response to the draft regulations.

Inset:  The beautiful Tsitsikamma coast is home to many fish species that are resident, slow growing and will be rapidly fished down to levels similar to those found outside the Tsitsikamma marine protected area.

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Industrial Park Holds Promise For George

29th January 2016

Gert Nel, owner of AET Industrial Park, behind his pink Apple laptop.

Since the acquisition of the former McCain's property in Nelson Mandela Boulevard by Johannesburg businessman Gert Nel 18 months ago, about R45-million has been spent on upgrading the premises.

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Supercar Shootout At Hillclimb

27th January 2016

Lamborghini will be one of the cars to battle it out in the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb supercar shootout this year (Photo: Mark Taylor).

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb has decided to add a very exciting element to the 2016 event in the form of a Supercar shootout.

Inset:  Lamborghini will be one of the cars to battle it out in the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb supercar shootout this year (Photo: Mark Taylor).

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South Africa's Jse Expands To Cape Town

27th January 2016

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange will be opening an office in Cape Town, it was announced in January 2016. (Image: JSE, Facebook)

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is opening a new office in Cape Town so it can enhance its service to clients, build and strengthen relationships and provide accessible support to the market.

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Seal Swims With Fish In Knysna Estuary

26th January 2016

Fish and a seal swim happily in the Knysna estuary. This was captured by a local Knysna doctor ( Photo: Berend Maarsingh).

Photos of grunter and other fish swimming happily with a seal in the Knysna estuary, posted by a local Knysna doctor, created quite a buzz on social media this weekend.

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'water Donations Overwhelming’

26th January 2016

Armstrong Bova at the Shell service station in Knysna had to “keep track” last week when hundreds of litres water were donated by residents and businesses of Sedgefield and Knysna (Photo: Knysna-Plett Herald)

“The response has been nothing short of overwhelming. It’s incredible how South Africans are standing together to help,” said Ray de Vries, spokesperson for the Water Shortage SA campaign, on January 25.

Inset:  Armstrong Bova at the Shell service station in Knysna had to “keep track” last week when hundreds of litres water were donated by residents and businesses of Sedgefield and Knysna in an effort to relieve the suffering of victims due to the national drought inland.

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Sa Warned To Brace For More Heat

26th January 2016

SA warned to brace for more heat

As South Africa continues to battle its worst drought in decades, a new study warns the record-breaking string of hot years since the year 2000 is almost certainly a sign of man-made global warming.

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Knysna Literary Festival Ticket Sales Open In A Week!

26th January 2016

Knysna Literary Festival ticket sales open in a week

Tickets for the seventh annual Knysna Literary Festival, which takes place from 17 to 20 March, will go on sale this coming Monday, 1 February. Tickets can be bought online through www.webtickets.co.za or from the Pam Golding Properties Knysna office at 5 Gray Street.

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Author Keeps Delville Wood Battle Alive

25th January 2016

Ian Uys with his recently published book. (Photo: Boniswa Zwayena)

The Battle of Delville Wood, the most famous battle that South Africans fought, took place between July 14 and 20, 1916. This year the centenary celebration will be had at the Delville Wood Museum at Longueval, Somme, France.

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