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28th August 2014

Breathe this! The column of billowing smoke as seen from afar on Monday, August 25. It eventually collapsed into a low-lying haze which covered much of Knysna's CBD for several hours. (Photo: Steve Norton.)

Many Knysna residents were alarmed by the huge and ever-growing cloud of billowing smoke which appeared to originate from a fast-moving veld fire and spread from the coastline and over the hills between Pezula and The Knysna Heads, on Monday morning, August 25.

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Marathon Earns International Accreditation

27th August 2014

Moses Gericke and Michelle Jacobsz, the PetroSA race facilitators from SWD Athletics, flanking Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo. On the right is Kholy Zono, PetroSA Operations acting vice-president. (Photo:  Mosselbay Advertiser)

Group CEO of PetroSA, Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo announced on Friday that the PetroSA marathon, now in its 12th year, has received a timely boost from the International Association of Athletics Federation and Association for Internationl Marathon Standards (IAMS).

Inset:  Moses Gericke and Michelle Jacobsz, the PetroSA race facilitators from SWD Athletics, flanking Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo. On the right is Kholy Zono, PetroSA Operations acting vice-president. (Photo:  Mosselbay Advertiser)

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No Floating Gas Facility For Southern Cape

27th August 2014

Image:  Mossel Bay Advertiser generic image

Following extensive research into the feasibility of establishing a floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) import terminal in Mossel Bay, PetroSA, South Africa’s National Oil Company (NOC), has resolved not to pursue the project in the Southern Cape.

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Three Days Of World-class Mountain-biking

27th August 2014

The Pennypinchers Dr Evil Classic offers three days of world-class mountain-bike racing through the breathtaking scenery of Wittedrift.

The Pennypinchers Dr Evil Classic offers three days of world-class mountain-bike racing through the breathtaking scenery of Wittedrift from September 18 to 20.

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New Exhibition Opens At Knysna Fine Art Gallery

27th August 2014

John-Michael Metelerkamp's (31) untitled exhibition will be opening at the Knysna Fine Art Gallery at 6 Long Street at 18:00 on Thursday.

John-Michael Metelerkamp's (31) untitled exhibition will be opening at the Knysna Fine Art Gallery at 6 Long Street at 18:00 on Thursday, August 28.  When not painting, Metelerkamp is 'catching' the waves or walking with his dog Tess.

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Knysna Tourismís Marketing Manager Resigns

27th August 2014

Knysna Tourism’s Marketing Manager, Johan van Schalkwyk, announced his resignation hours after Knysna Tourism’s Annual General Meeting tonight, held at the Kaleidoskoop Church on Thesen’s Island.

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Coega To Develop R2bn Aqua-farming Facility

27th August 2014

Commercial abalone farm at Gaansbaai on South Africa's southern-most coast (Photo: I&J)

The Coega Development Corporation has announced plans to develop a R2-billion aqua-farming facility on 300 hectares of land at the Coega industrial development zone outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

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Mini-market On Leisure Island

26th August 2014

Visit Leisure Gardens and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes in the beautiful grounds and meet some of the old folk who have worked so hard to raise funds through this event.

Leisure Gardens Retirement Centre will be holding its 20th Open-Day Mini-Market at the centre on Leisure Island, Knysna on Saturday, September 6 from 09.00 to 12:00.

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Free Access To Garden Route National Park

26th August 2014

Various sections of the Garden Route National Park can be accessed at no charge from 8 to 12 September.

SANParks will once again celebrate Arbor Month by offering free access to various sections of the beautiful Garden Route National Park (GRNP) during SANParks Week from 8 to 12 September.

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Free Wifi For Touwsranten Community

26th August 2014

Free wireless internet was officially launched at the Touwsranten Community Hall today by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities.

Youths from the Touwsranten community, a rural settlement near Hoekwil, can now search the internet for school related tasks or do job hunting from a smart phone, from their own homes.

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Sa, Namibia, Angola Adopt Benguela Current Pact

26th August 2014

South Africa's West Coast Fossil Park, near to Langebaan in the Western Cape, has a wide range of marine life supported by the nutrient-rich Benguela current (Photo: West Coast Fossil Park)

South Africa, Angola and Namibia have signed and adopted the Benguela Current Convention, which will see the three countries working together on the protection and sustainable use of the Benguela Current marine ecosystem, one of the richest ecosystems on earth.

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South Africa's West Coast Explodes In Colour

25th August 2014

Tourists stop to admire the remarkable spring display of wild flowers at the West Coast National Park (Photo: South African National Parks)

It's "flower safari" time as South Africa's West Coast National Park prepares for its annual influx of visitors, come to see the spectacular spring flower displays that take place every August and September.

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Sa Go-ahead For Grand Inga Hydropower Project

25th August 2014

The Inga gorge and dam complex on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Photo: UNEP DR Congo)

The Cabinet has approved the treaty on the Grand Inga hydropower project between South Africa and the DRC, paving the way for what could become the largest hydroelectric project in the world, with the potential to power half the continent.

Inset:  The Inga gorge and dam complex on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, showing the current hydro-electric facilities, which are run off the river schemes, meaning that only a fraction of the main river flow is diverted through the power plants (Photo: UNEP DR Congo)

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Plettenberg Bay Nsri Honoured

22nd August 2014

Plett NSRI to the rescue aboard the RIB, Leonard Smith. (Photo: David Haysom.)

The Plettenberg Bay National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) volunteer crew made Plett proud when they were honoured for their dedication to the service of those in peril at sea at an awards ceremony in Cape Town, on Monday night, August 18.

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Sedgefield Mobile Meals To Close

22nd August 2014

Sedge Mobile Meals chairperson, Carine Bryant photographed at an earlier fundraising event. It is with sadness that she announced that the NGO will close its doors at the end of the month. (Photo: Fran Kirsten.)

It is with tremendous sadness that the Sedgefield Mobile Meals chairperson Carine Bryant announced the possible closure of the much relied-upon, registered Public Benefits Organisation.

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Vic Bay Kiosk Gets New Owner

22nd August 2014

Employees of the sheriff's office loading tables and chairs belonging to Spencers Restaurant in Victoria Bay in August last year. (Photo: Alida de Beer)

The five year lease for the George Municipal tender of the Victoria Bay restaurant was awarded to a Ms RIM Parrang at a rental of R17 105 per month (14% Vat excluded), plus 10% annual escalation per annum. The contract for the kiosk/restaurant was signed on 13 August.

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French Hunt For Beautiful Bargains

21st August 2014

Knysna Hospice's 'Maison Market' offers something to look forward to for all lovers of beautiful things and bargains.

Knysna Hospice will, once again, be hosting its ‘Maison Market’, a market founded in the French tradition, that offers gently used home and garden treasures at bargain prices, on Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30.

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Mobile Video-streaming App For Low-bandwidth Africa

21st August 2014

Mobile video-streaming app for low-bandwidth Africa (Photo: Tuluntulu)

A South African developed video streaming solution, specially designed to cater for the low-speed internet environment encountered in most parts of Africa, has been released as a free mobile application for Apple and Android phones.

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South African Banks Healthy, Robust: Sarb

21st August 2014

A First National Bank branch at Fourways Mall in Johannesburg (Photo: Fourways Mall)

South Africa's banking sector is healthy and robust, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) said on Tuesday, adding that it disagreed with the decision by ratings agency Moody's to downgrade the country's "big four" commercial banks.

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Flower Show Hosted Again In October

20th August 2014

The Mossel Bay Flower Show is an annual delight to gardening enthusiasts and visitors alike.

The annual Mossel Bay Flower Show to held at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum from 24 to 26 October attracts thousands of entries from locals, but also surrounding areas from Knysna to Albertinia.

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