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Local Dancers Off To La

1st July 2015

Local dancers off to LA

Two dancers from Kim's Dance Studio in George will be taking part in the World Championships of Performing Arts that takes place in Los Angeles from 6 to 22 July. Sisters Zanele (15) and Khanyisile Mabena (18), from Mossel Bay, participated in the SA Championships of Performings Arts in Rustenburg in April.

Inset:  The Figure 8 Dance group from Kim's Dance Studio during the SA Championships are from left: Kara van Niekerk (16), Zanele Mabena (15), Kayla de Lange (13), Khanyisile Mabena (18), Danay van Langelaar (14), Denalize Visagie (15) and Mia Wessels (14).

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Escaped Lion Finally Caught

1st July 2015

Escaped lion finally caught

SANParks has expressed relief following the recapturing of a 3-year old lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park more than three weeks ago.

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Shark Attack Victim Undergoing Surgery

30th June 2015

Caleb Swanepoel

The young man that was attacked by a shark at Buffel's Bay on Saturday, is currently undergoing surgery in the Mediclinic George. Caleb Swanepoel (19) lost his right leg, above the knee, in the attack.

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Global Recognition For South African Lab

30th June 2015

Training at South Africa's National Health Laboratory Service (Photo: National Health Laboratory Service)

The National Health Laboratory Service has been nominated for the European Quality awards in the health care category, in recognition of its high standards and leading position in pathology and diagnostic services. The winner will be announced in Switzerland this week.

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New Caps Among South Africa's Boks

30th June 2015

Scarra Ntubeni, the Western Province hooker, has been called up to the national squad. SA Rugby Mag)

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer named his squad for the five matches leading up to the Rugby World Cup later this season. Eight players are being called up to the national team for the first time, while there are a number of players who are off the field as they recover from injuries.

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South African University Plans Telescope

30th June 2015

Three of the seven antennas of the KAT-7 demonstrator radio telescope outside Carnarvon in the Northern Cape province.(Photo: SKA South Africa)

A R70-million telescope is planned for the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The Hirax will be the university's legacy project, and will allow its astronomers to look back in time, to a few billion years after the beginning of time. It will consist of a thousand dishes of 6m in diameter each.

Inset:  Three of the seven antennas of the KAT-7 demonstrator radio telescope outside Carnarvon in the Northern Cape province. The KAT-7 is paving the way for the 80-dish Karoo Array Telescope (also known as the MeerKAT), due to be commissioned in 2014/15 as a precursor to the SKA – and as one of the most powerful telescopes in the world in its own right (Photo: SKA South Africa)

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Pick N Pay Knysna Oyster Festival Shuckle With Comedy On The Side

30th June 2015

Marc Lottering

“My comedy is like a plate of oysters. Couples have been known to leave my show, feeling warm and affectionate,” says Marc Lottering. “Catch me at the Oyster Festival!”

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Knysna Cycle Tour Takes Place This Weekend!

29th June 2015

Spur's Children Tour

Rotary Knysna is ready to welcome riders more than 5,000 riders to the Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour, presented by Rotary this weekend!

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Knysna Beaches Still Closed After Shark Attack

29th June 2015

All beaches in Knysna, including Sedgefield, will remain closed until the situation has been reviewed tomorrow.

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Shark Attack In Plett

29th June 2015

Shark attack in Plett

A young man was attacked by a shark in Plettenberg Bay Saturday afternoon. "The NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated at 17:15 following reports from eye-witnesses of surfers congregating around a surfer in the surf zone off-shore of Lookout Beach," says Deon Truter, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander.

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Buffel's Bay Shark Attack

29th June 2015

The young shark attack victim was airlifted to hospital.

The NSRI on Sunday afternoon updated facts about Saturday's shark attack at Buffel's Bay. Caleb Swanepoel (19), from Prins Albert, suffered complete amputation of his right leg above the knee and lacerations to his left leg from the shark bite, and was on a bodyboard when the attack happened, said the NSRI.

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Cemair And Plett Fly High

26th June 2015

Aircraft owner and operator CemAir launched the first scheduled flights between Plett and two major city centres just over a year ago and since has seen more than 9 000 passengers make use of the service. (Photo: Ewald Stander.)

Direct flights to and from Plettenberg Bay has brought with it a boost of more than R50-million to local businesses over the past year. Aircraft owner and operator CemAir launched the first scheduled flights between the popular holiday destination and two major city centres just over a year ago and since has seen more than 9 000 passengers make use of the service.

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The Navy Is Coming!

26th June 2015

The Navy is coming

The office of the chief of the South African Navy has contacted Knysna's Lieutenant-Commander Steve Eriksen to confirm with enthusiasm the intention of the SA Navy to attend the 2015 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival.

Inset:  Once again, ships of the South African Navy will be seen in the Knysna Lagoon and sailors and bandsmen will be in the streets during the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. This photo was taken as the Navy entered through the Heads on a previous visit to the town.

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Glentana Roadworks Almost Complete

26th June 2015

The rehabilitation and upgrade of the district roads near Glentana and Great Brak River is nearing completion.

The rehabilitation and upgrade of the district roads near Glentana and Great Brak River is nearing completion. Motorists can, however, still expect delays due to the roadworks in this area.

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George Airport Banks On Sunshine

26th June 2015

Jimmy Joubert, of EEpro Renewable Energy, a subcontractor working on the George Airport solar energy plant, said the project, which only started in June this year, will be nearing completion at the end of this month. (Photos: Pauline Lourens)

Although construction started less than a month ago, the biggest solar power project in the Southern Cape is set to start operating at the end of June. The George Airport will be the first regional airport in South Africa to run off solar energy alone and is expected to partly switch to solar power by the end of the month.

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South African Man's Dream Of Flight Comes True

26th June 2015

Vusimuzi Mbatha's dream to fly in a helicopter comes true. (Image: News24Wire)

Vusimuzi Mbatha wanted to fly in a helicopter so badly, he built himself a craft out of scrap metal and recycled material. His story impressed Bidvest Protea Coin to help make his dream a reality. The company gave him a personalised flight uniform and took him for a flip.

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New Dinosaur Discovery In South Africa

25th June 2015

A drawing of the Sefapanosaurus. (Wits University)

Distinctive bones hidden among the many fossils at Wits University come from a newly discovered dinosaur. Found on the border of Lesotho and South Africa, the new dinosaur has been named Sefapanosaurus from a Sesotho word.

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10th Knysna Wine Festival This Year

24th June 2015

Several Garden Route wines will be showcased during this year's Knysna Wine Festival, to be held on July 6 and 7. (Photo: Fran Kirsten.)

Sedgefield residents, Belinda and Gavin Hobson and their hard-working team are hosting the successful Knysna Wine Festival for the tenth year on July 6 and 7, at 17:30 to 21:00.

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Local Builds Life-size T-rex Skull

24th June 2015

Dennis Combrink of Sculp Deco, created a realistic T-rex sculptwork which was inspired by Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic World 2015. With him is Philip Denn who painted the Tyrannosaurus Rex. (Photo: Pauline Lourens )

The film Jurassic Park took the world by storm. It also captured the imagination of local artist Dennis Combrink who this week put the finishing touches to a unique sculpture - a Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur.

Inset: Dennis Combrink of Sculp Deco, created a realistic T-rex sculptwork which was inspired by Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic World 2015. With him is Philip Denn who painted the Tyrannosaurus Rex. (Photo: Pauline Lourens )

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Africa Is Future For Software Entrepreneurs

24th June 2015

Jørn Lyseggen, founder and chief executive of Meltwater.

A tech guru based in the city of San Francisco says Africa has the potential to create a new wave of global software entrepreneurs. He is excited about the possibilities of the continent, which will have 50% of the world's working population by 2040.

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