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Feast Of Fun At Summer Sun Festival

19th December 2014

Feast of fun at Summer Sun Festival

This time of the year, most people can associate with the lyrics of The Beatles song 'It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog…'. All everybody really wants to do is kick back, relax and not even have to think about entertaining the kids.

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Deputy On The Edge Of Blocking Blogger

19th December 2014

Knysna's deputy executive mayor Esmé Edge applied for an interim order to have local blogger Mike Hampton remove certain references to her from his web pages.

Knysna's deputy executive mayor Esmé Edge applied to the high court for an interim interdict to have local blogger Mike Hampton remove her from his Love Knysna Facebook header as well as from his KnysnaKeep.org.

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Young Local A Champion Rower

19th December 2014

Young local a champion rower

Joshua Warneke (15), son of Michael and Karen Warneke of George, has been harvesting medals as a newcomer to rowing in the 2013/14 season.

Insert:  Josua Warneke of George may only be 15, but he is already a champion rower. Here he is flanked by Mrs Davis and Doug Davis his (former) primary school headmaster of Holy Cross Primary School at Belvedere in Knysna, at the Midway regatta, in October.

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Tourism Strategies For George Discussed

18th December 2014

Tourism strategies for George discussed

Tourism policies for George and the rest of the Garden Route were discussed by MP for George and Knysna Jaco Londt and Shadow Minister of Tourism and MP James Vos during their visit last week Wednesday.

Inset:  During last week Wednesday's visit MP and Shadow Minister of Tourism James Vos (extreme left), examined even the finest details like the availability of tourism brochures. With him are: George Tourism Manager Joan Shaw, Office Coordinator Heloine America, Deputy Mayor Daniël Maritz and MP for George and Knysna Jaco Londt.

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'significant Progress' For Sa's Nuclear Programme

18th December 2014

The Safari-1 reactor at South Africa's nuclear research facility at Pelindaba, North West province is used primarily for isotope production (Photo: South African Nuclear Energy Corporation)

A tender process for the building of new nuclear power stations in South Africa will soon be introduced as the government wraps up workshops with potential vendor countries, that include Russia, France, China, South Korea and the US, the Presidency said on Wednesday.

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Hi-tech Boost For Fight Against Rhino Poaching

18th December 2014

Thandi, who survived an attack by poachers in March 2012, nuzzles a calf born on Kariega game reserve in the Eastern Cape (Image: Kariega Game Reserve)

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, which has one of the largest rhino populations in the world, has reportedly experienced a 92% reduction in poaching incidents during a year-long project that has included the use of South African-built drones.

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Sandcastle Competition In Knysna And Plett

17th December 2014

Sandcastle competition in Knysna and Plett

The search is on for Algoa FM's top sandcastle artists along the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape this Summer season. The competition started today, and will continue until Sunday, January 4.

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Star-studded Concerts This December

17th December 2014

Khan Morbee from the Parlotones

Visitors to the Garden Route this festive season are in for a real treat when Fancourt's festive season headline acts rock the stage at this leading leisure resort.

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Tribute Concert At Botanical Garden

17th December 2014

The Garden Route Botanical Garden.

The Cloud 9 Band will perform a tribute to the rock n roll story of the late 50s, 60s and 70s under the band stand at the beautiful Garden Route Botanical Garden on Saturday 31 January 2015 from 15:00 to 17:00.

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The Tango Takes Root

15th December 2014

Dance instructor Deon Wood and his student Nicky Schwedler demonstrate the sensual dance moves of the tango at Schwedler’s graduation show at the Tango Salon, Zanzibar in Knysna on Thursday evening, December 4.

While some Knysna locals are quietly sitting at home on a Thursday night, twiddling their thumbs as they wait for the weekend to arrive, or the power to come return, others learn to tango!

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Sma Solar Opens State-of-the-art Factory In Cape Town

15th December 2014

The Kalkbult solar PV power plant in the Northern Cape: 312 000 solar panels mounted on 156 kilometres of substructure (Photo: Scatec Solar)

The German company's multimillion-rand solar inverter manufacturing plant would contribute to establishing South Africa as a hub for renewable energy and other green economy industries, the Department of Trade and Industry said.

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Sa's Roelen Strauss Crowned Miss World

15th December 2014

Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss reacts after being crowned Miss World 2014 at the Excel London ICC Auditorium on 14 December 2014. (Photo: Facebook.com/MsSouthAfrica)

An estimated one billion viewers watched as Miss South Africa - 22-year-old Roelen Strauss – was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant's final in London on Sunday. She is the first South Africa to win the title since Anneline Kriel's reign in 1974.

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The Countdown To Knysna Splash Has Begun!

12th December 2014

Knysna Rotary Interactor Wanga Mbabe and Rotarian Derrick Ikin put up the Knysna SPLASH posters.

With less than two weeks to go before the first Knysna SPLASH event, the local organisers are gearing themselves up for the festival which is one of Knysna Rotary’s annual fundraisers.

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Touw River Mouth Breached

11th December 2014

To prevent flooding, the Touw River mouth was breached on Wednesday, December 4.

Just in time for the season, the Touw River is now flowing freely through the mouth and into the ocean. "Due to the ongoing rain that increased the level of the water, rangers in the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) gathered to open (breach) the Touw River mouth on Wednesday, December 4," said Nellie Grootendorst, senior section ranger, Wilderness.

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Garden Route Dam Overflows

11th December 2014

The Garden Route Dam is overflowing. (Photo: Pauline Lourens)

The outstanding December rainfall, up to yesterday afternoon, measured 78mm and resulted in the Garden Route Dam overflowing.

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Sanparks Open New Chalets At Agulhas

11th December 2014

The Agulhas National Park Rest Camp (Image: SANParks)

The seven chalets at the Agulhas National Park are part of the South African government's R2,4-billion investment in national parks. At the southernmost tip of Africa, the park is in a unique landscape of pristine coastline and endangered lowland fynbos

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Boost For Sport Development

10th December 2014

Sydwill Galant (assistant golf coach) shows the younger players how to tee off

The Knysna Sport School and the Knysna Municipality gave sport development a big boost when they officially opened a golf driving range near Hornlee Primary School yesterday.

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Annual Pantomime At The Arts Theatre

10th December 2014

Some lovable characters appear on stage on the Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre stage. Beauty and the Beast runs from 10 to 13 December and 17 to 20 December.

Don't miss this year's Christmas pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, at the Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre, starting tomorrow! From tomorrow, 10 December to Saturday 20 December, this delightful pantomime, perfect for the whole family, is full of songs, dances, heroic and hilarious characters.

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Global Travellers Vote Saa As Africa's Best

10th December 2014

Global aviation research organisation Skytrax has named SAA the best airline in Africa for 12 years (Photo: Airbus)

South African Airways has been recognised as the Best Airline in Africa at the Premier Traveler Magazine awards, adding to the accolades received by the national carrier this year, which include the Skytrax World Airline Award for the 12th consecutive year.

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Knysna Officially A Place Of Hope For Marine Life

9th December 2014

Former Knysna municipal manager, Lauren Waring, quickly helps out the photographer as he also receives a certificate for his contribution to the Hope Spot cocktail event at the Turbine Hotel. Seated is Dr Sylvia Earle.

Knysna is now officially a place of hope for marine life as it was declared a Hope Spot at a cocktail function at the Turbine Hotel last night, Sunday, December 7.

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