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South Africa Enters Solar Power World Top 10

9th July 2014

The Droogfontein solar power plant, located 20 kilometres outside Kimberley in the Northern Cape, comprises over 165 000 photovoltaic panels spread over 100 hectares of land (Photo: Droogfontein Solar Power)

South Africa has now connected more than half a gigawatt of utility-scale solar power, moving into the world top 10 of countries harnessing renewable energy from the sun, according to the latest figures from utility solar authority Wiki-Solar.org.

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Usa's Timmy Reyes Claims Mr Price Pro Title

8th July 2014

The USA's Timmy Reyes claimed the biggest win of his career when he won the Mr Price Pro Ballito, 6 July 2014 (Photo: Kelly Cestari, Mr Price Pro)

The USA's Timmy Reyes claimed the biggest victory of his career at the Mr Price Pro Ballito north of Durban, South Africa on Sunday, defeating Australia's Matt Wilkinson in six- to eight-foot (1.5- to 2-metre) surf in the final of the event.

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Proteas In Crushing Odi Win Over Sri Lanka

8th July 2014

South African one-day international captain AB de Villiers (Photo: Cricket South Africa)

With a strong batting performance and a solid bowling display, South Africa romped to a 75-run victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in their three-match one-day international series against the islanders.

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Pedaling For The Elderly

7th July 2014

David Kleynhans

David Kleynhans will cycle from Cape Town to Knysna during the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. He will make several stops along the way to collect donations for Vermont Centre, an old-age home in Knysna. Kleynhans is motivated to make a difference in the lives of the elderly who are too often forgotten.

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Canoe Polo Challenge In Knysna

7th July 2014

Get a taste of real adventure at the OBiKWA Canoe Polo Challenge.

Get a taste of real adventure at the OBiKWA Canoe Polo Challenge taking place at the Knysna Quays Waterfront during the Knysna Oyster Festival from 12 to 13 July 2014.

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Local Students Win Medals At Sas

4th July 2014

The winners of the Kiddies Divisions: Adriaan Fourie, Yasheen Alexander, Adie Kotze and Irina Soldatova, with instructors Roelof 'The Wolf' Scheepers, Sensei/Kru Rene Barnard and Sensei/Kru Marulin Goodger.

Some of the Tiger Kai /TUFF Academy students participated in the SASCA SAs the past weekend in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape. 

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Da Wins Knysna By-election

4th July 2014

The DA won Wednesday's Knysna Ward 5 by-election, which means that Eleanore Bouw-Spies will be replacing the late Magda Williams as ward councillor in the areas of Belvidere, the Brentons, Buffel's Bay, Keurhoek and Rheenendal.

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Rotary Keeps The Porridge Pot Cooking

4th July 2014

Knysna Rotarian president Alan Warne presents Shelley Godsell with a very welcome donation to the ePap Children's Feeding Project.

In 2003, Shelley Godsell attended a Knysna Rotary meeting for the first time and received a donation for her initiative to distribute the relatively new ePap porridge. ePap, a pre-cooked porridge made of nutritious wholegrain maize and soya, and special mix of powerful micro-nutrients, had just been developed by Johannesburg industrial chemist, Basil Kransdorff.

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Manufacture Of South Africa's New Rail Fleet Under Way

4th July 2014

The final design for South Africa's new passenger rail fleet (Photo: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa)

Gibela Transport, a joint venture 61% owned by French company Alstom, has begun manufacturing the 600 state-of-the-art passenger trains, comprising 3 600 coaches, that are set to revitalise South African rail transport while giving a major boost to the industrialisation of the economy.

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Older Adults Not Like Antique Autos

3rd July 2014

Older adults not like antique autos (Photo: i.dailymail.co.uk)

Some people treat older adults like antique autos: They can handle a Sunday drive in the park, but you wouldn't try to get any real work out of them. In other words, they were useful in their prime, but no longer. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

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Turn Blank Walls Into Works Of Art

3rd July 2014

Turn blank walls into works of art

Custom printed wall graphics are on trend this season and there are endless creative opportunities to use them in a way that suits your style and your home – from abstract images to photos from your favourite family holiday.

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A New South African Website About Lawyers And The Law Launched

3rd July 2014

www.Lawyer.co.za  is a new website (April 2014) containing more than 400 FAQ’s on a wide variety of legal topics, including: the law of marriage, divorce, maintenance, criminal law, consumer law, contract law, commercial law,  constitutional law,  landlord and tenant, labour law, personal injury law, property law, intellectual property law, immigration and environmental law. 

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Flower Show In October

2nd July 2014

The Mossel Bay Flower Show is an annual delight to gardening enthusiasts and visitors alike. The Flower Show will once again be hosted at the Dias Museum from 24 to 26 October. Photo: Tersia Marais

For the past few years, very successful Flower Shows have been held at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum. These involved the entire community of Mossel Bay and the surrounding areas, from Knysna to Albertinia, attracting thousands of entries.

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Sa Navy In Knysna For Oyster Festival

2nd July 2014

The South African Navy will again visit Knysna for this year's Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival.

The South African Navy will again visit Knysna for this year's Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. The Navy could not attend last year's festival because they had to be on standby should former President Nelson Mandela pass away, an event then thought to be imminent.

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American Student Studies Baboons

2nd July 2014

American Joselyn Mormile doing research on baboons is looking for Knysna residents to complete her survey.

American student, Joselyn Mormile (27), currently doing research on baboon vs human conflict in Knysna, is keen to make contact with anyone with problems with baboons on their property, or anyone who just has a strong opinion on the topic.

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Embroiders' Work On Display At Old Gaol

1st July 2014

An embroidered masterpiece - a Eurasion Griffon Vulture by Renette Kumm.

The Knysna Embroiderer's Guild is holding a hands-on demonstration of its work at the Old Gaol complex, Queen Street, Knysna on Wednesday and Thursday, July 9 and 10.

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60 Days In A Ford Figo For Charity

1st July 2014

André van Zijl in the Ford Figo.

It takes a very special type of determination for anyone to commit themselves to 'live' in a car, a tiny Ford Figo, for 60 days!  But as all his friends and fans know, André van Zijl, well-know Knysna HIV/Aids-activist, is no ordinary individual.

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Ocean Floor Video To Track Trawlers' Footprint

1st July 2014

A submersible video camera is deployed to document what lives on the seabed of trawl lanes (Photo: South African Environmental Observation Network)

A pioneering experiment being conducted in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles off the west coast of South Africa will tell marine researchers from the University of Cape Town how long the seabed and its ecosystem takes to recover after hake trawling operations.

Inset: A submersible video camera is deployed to document what lives on the seabed of trawl lanes off South Africa's West Coast - and how long it takes to recover from commercial trawling operations (Photo: South African Environmental Observation Network)

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Helping Hand Gives R1-million For Bursaries

30th June 2014

Helping Hand gives R1-million for bursaries (Image:  Georgeherald.com)

Solidarity Helping Hand has announced that it will donate R1-million in aid of a bursary fund for post-school technical training. The money will go towards a bursary fund for artisan training at the Solidarity Movement's technical college, Sol-Tech. 

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Sa To Ensure New Visa Rules Don't Harm Tourism

30th June 2014

Clifton Beach, Cape Town (Photo: City of Cape Town)

South Africa is taking steps to ensure that its new immigration rules balance the "dual imperatives" of combating child trafficking and promoting the country's competitiveness as a tourism destination, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

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