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Injured Tourist Praises Nsri

21st November 2014

Dennis van Duijvenbode (31).

The Dutch orthopaedic surgeon, Dennis van Duijvenbode (31), who was injured while kloofing at Drupkelders near Rheenendal on Monday, November 10, was discharged from the Knysna Life Hospital.

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George To Host Film Festival In 2015

21st November 2014

George to host film festival in 2015

George will host a film festival next year and George Tourism Manager Joan Shaw will go all out to get the Indian Bollywood filmmakers and Hollywood producers to come see for themselves the diversity of locations and sophisticated services available.

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Eden And George Reveal Fire Hazard Plan

21st November 2014

Eden District Municipality's fire brigade and Working for Fire members conducting a controlled fire.The public has been asked to be patient and endure the smoke when controlled fires take place, as this will be good for the long-term.

George Municipality and the Eden District Municipality confirmed in a joint statement, issued on Tuesday, that a wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan for the whole of George is in place following a risk assessment report tabled earlier in 2014.

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Rhino Poaching Numbers In South Africa Continue To Grow

21st November 2014

The Kruger National Park has recorded the highest number of rhino killed in 2014. (Image: Kruger National Park )

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year has hit 1 020. But South Africa is not sitting on its laurels, a number of interventions put in place to curtail rhino poaching has seen 344 alleged poachers arrested since the beginning of 2014.

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Local Golf Enterprise Makes Global Waves

20th November 2014

Local golf enterprise makes global waves

Knysna's Platinum Golf, Tours and Accommodation was awarded the title Africa's Best Golf Tour Operator at the first annual World Golf Awards held in Portugal over the weekend of November 15 and 16.

Inset:  Husband and wife Ypie Kingma and Erik Ekkelkamp are Team Platinum. Their enterprise, Platinum Golf, Tours and Accommodation, was awarded the title of Africa's Best Golf Tour Operator at the first annual World Golf Awards.

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Brics On Track To Set Up Development Bank

20th November 2014

BRICS leaders meet on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: GCIS.gov.za )

BRICS countries met on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, where they agreed to set up an interim board of directors to lead the next phase of establishing the National Development Bank.

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South Africa Remembers Nelson Mandela

20th November 2014

Amateur and professional cyclists will feature in this year’s Unite 2.0 campaign cycle race. (Image: Unite4Mandela )

Commemorative events of the first anniversary since the passing of Nelson Mandela will feature a music concert, cycling and marathon competitions, a cricket match between the Proteas and the Boks and of course the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge between Bafana Bafana and Ivory Coast.

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Knysna Has Enough Water

18th November 2014

Following the recent rains that fell in the Greater Knysna District, the Karatara Weir has been reported to be overflowing. (Photo: Fran Kirsten)

With the holiday season only a few weeks away, Greg Vogt, Knysna Tourism CEO says that the water situation in Knysna is not as dire as was reported recently in the media. “Recently the media reported that Knysna had only three months’ supply of water. This was not an accurate interpretation of the towns water supply. Our dams are at capacity and right now, with the recent rains, and the Karatar weirs is capacity.”

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Feed A Family This Christmas

18th November 2014

Feed a family this Christmas

For many local families, a hearty hot meal is a luxury. Many children in the Greater Knysna more often than not go to bed at night hungry. It is this realisation that motivates Knysna FM, Seeff Knysna and Knysna speaker and Ward 5 councillor, Eleanore Bouw-Spies to join forces to feed 400 people (about 100 families) on Christmas Day.

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Prestigious Award For Nmmu

18th November 2014

The proud team are back, from left: Prof Jos Louw, Barry Muller, Andrew McEwan, Willie Louw and Dr Jaap Steenkamp. Front: Dr Keith Little, Tiaan Pool and Richard Müller.

The academic staff of the Forestry and Wood Technology programmes at the George Campus were awarded a prestigious Teaching and Learning Team Award during the annual NMMU Research and Teaching Awards function held in Port Elizabeth recently.

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South Africa Celebrates Sporting Victory

18th November 2014

The Boks beat England by 31-28 at Twickenham in London on Saturday, 15 November. (Image: SARU)

Football, rugby, cricket and cycling made it a spectacular sporting weekend for South Africa. A win over Sudan got Bafana to Afcon, the Boks beat England at Twickenham, and the Proteas trounced Australia in Perth. The Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge wrapped up the weekend in Johannesburg.

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A Lifetime Of Achievements

17th November 2014

Professor Brian Allanson on the beach staring out over his beloved Knysna Lagoon. (Photo: Knysna Basin Project.)

Professor Brian Allanson of the Knysna Basin Project received a standing ovation at the Knysna Sanlam Awards on Thursday evening, November 6 when it was announced that he would be the recipient of the Sanlam Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Visit Carpe Diem Christmas Market

17th November 2014

Yvonne du Plessis has a sneak peek at some of the exclusive handmade pottery ready for the Carpe Diem Christmas Market.

Carpe Diem School's annual Christmas Market will take place from 26 to 28 November. Pupils have been hard at work throughout the year to produce that unique Christmas gift.

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Using Data For Scientific Independence In Africa

17th November 2014

Telkom's microwave tower on Naval Hill in Bloemfontein (Image: Media Club)

The first Africa Data Challenge calls for data-driven projects that have a practical, human impact in Africa, which is falling behind in the race for scientific development. Innovators can pitch their ideas at the #ScienceAfrica UnConference in London.

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Nsri Appeals For Sensibility Around Water

13th November 2014

NSRI appeals for sensibility around water (Photo:  Mossel Bay Advertiser)

With the summer holiday on our doorstep, the NSRI has sent out a plea to beach goers to be sensible. Their plea comes after recent tragic accidents have again highlighted the necessity for basic water safety precautions.

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Victoria Bay Discussed At The Top

13th November 2014

Victoria Bay

Visitors to George's prime beach resort have, over the past month, taken issue with the rough-neck tactics that the so-called car guards deploy in order to harass the public for money.

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Wits University Researchers Reveal How The Tortoise Got Its Shell

13th November 2014

Through careful study of modern and early fossil tortoise, researchers at Wits University’s say they now have better understanding how these creatures developed their breathing apparatus. (Image: Wits University )

Dr Tyler Lyson and his colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have published a paper on the origin of the tortoise's shell, and how these creatures came to develop their breathing apparatus.

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South Africa Mulls Legalising Rhino Horn Trade

13th November 2014

The Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching in South Africa. (Image: Kruger National Park )

South African Department of Environmental Affairs is considering legalising trade in rhino horn as a medium-term solution to rhino poaching. This is just one of the measures that the department is undertaking to slow down the killing of the animals.

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Cape Town Voted Ultimate Fun City

11th November 2014

Sightseeing from Table Mountain, Cape Town. (Image: Cape Town Tourism )

International travellers have for the umpteenth time picked Cape Town as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, ranking the Mother City 24th out of 1 830 cities from around the globe for being a fun place to visit.

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Mossel Bay Man Honoured With Book

11th November 2014

Welile Falake with his copy of the book. (Photo: Cornelle Carstens)

Welile Falake received one of the first copies of 'View Points, the University of Cape Town and its treasures', which has just been published.

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