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Knysna Unites Against Crime

20th March 2015

Cheryl Britz, chairperson of the Knysna CPF (left), with two CPF members, Kashief Ismail and Jessica Traill at the United Against Crime Expo. (Photo: Christo Vermaak.)

South African satirists Pieter-Dirk Uys, Chester Missing and Loyiso Gola, Irish comic Dylan Moran, musicians Ray Phiri and Thandiswa Mazwai all feature on this year's programme for the National Arts Festival, which will be held in Grahamstown in July.

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Sunbird To Supply Eskom With Ibhubesi Gas

20th March 2015

The Ibhubesi Gas Development is off the West Coast of South Africa. (Image: LNG World News)

Sunbird Energy, an Australian listed energy company, has signed a 15-year gas sales term sheet which will see it supplying gas to Eskom. South Africa's national energy utility plans to use gas rather than costly diesel to power its generators.

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Message In A Bottle Found After 14 Years

19th March 2015

The bottle with the letter and the metal detector that was used to find it.

Old-fashioned journalism solved the mystery of a message in a bottle that was found on the beach of Dana Bay last weekend.

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Rheenendal Gets A New Look

19th March 2015

The African theme is depicted on the Rheenendal Community Hall's walls

The Rheenendal Community Hall and Rheenedal Library have been transformed and as part of an effort to change the face of this community. An art project initiated by Councillor Eleanore Bouw-Spies is the first step in achieving this.

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Sa Invention Taking The World By Storm

19th March 2015

The device called the Astraphobe

Today we hear about a great South African invention that’s taking the country by storm. Jacstech, a South African startup has produced a clever little device called the Astraphobe that protects your electronics from surges created by lightning.

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14% Boost For Maths Marks Due To New Mobile Platform

19th March 2015

14% Boost for Maths Marks due to New Mobile Platform

South African start-up, Brighter Futures Tuition, has developed an innovative mobile platform that helps learners improve their maths marks by up to 14% within a matter of months.

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Master Artist In Plett

18th March 2015

Master sculptor and silversmith Patrick Mavros

Master sculptor and silversmith Patrick Mavros will be sharing his exquisite creations with Plettenberg Bay residents when he heads to the coastal holiday town next week.

Inset:  Master sculptor and silversmith Patrick Mavros will be sharing his exquisite creations with Plettenberg Bay residents next week.

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5 Safety Tips For Bikers During The Buff

18th March 2015

The Buffalo Rally starts this weekend.

Mossel Bay is gearing up for the Buffalo Rally aka 'The Buff - which will take place from 20 to 22 March. This 38th edition of the Rally - which is organised by Cape Town's Nomads Motorcycle Club - will mark the 10th time that it's been held in Mossel Bay and among all motor vehicles, motorcycles are the most vulnerable on the road.

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Five African Cities Of Opportunity

18th March 2015

An artist's impression of what Modderfontein, east of Johannesburg, could look like 20 years from now.

The continent's most dynamic and future-focused cities are highlighted in Into Africa – the Continent's Cities of Opportunity. The top five are Johannesburg, Cairo, Tunis, Algiers and Casablanca – they "demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of Africa's urban future".

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Knysna Teenager (16) Missing

17th March 2015

Knysna teenager (16) missing

The Knysna Police established a search party this afternoon, following the disappearance of a 16-year-old boy Spumelele Mbhele of Mbetane Street in Khayalethu, Knysna.

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Buckle Up For 2015 Simola Hillclimb

17th March 2015

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna is one of South Africa’s leading motorsport events.

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna is one of South Africa’s leading motorsport events. What makes it unique and exciting is the wide range of cars raced by both famous and amateur drivers of all ages. Spectators are drawn to the event to ogle at the classics of yesteryear and the high-tech wizardry of modern supercars.

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34th South African To Win On The European Tour

17th March 2015

golf course (Image:  sagoodnews.co.za)

South African Trevor Fisher Jnr claimed his first European Tour title with a five-shot victory on home soil at the Africa Open at the East London Golf Club on Sunday.

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Sa Business Seeks To Steal Market Share From Top Ranked Ibm And Hewlett Packard

16th March 2015

SA Business Seeks to Steal Market Share from Top Ranked IBM and Hewlett Packard

South African IT firm Dimension Data is on track to reach billion in revenues this year, maintaining double digit growth led by its push into data centers, the firm's chief executive said on Friday.

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A Sedgefield Pilgrimage

16th March 2015

A Sedgefield pilgrimage

This Easter (April 2 to 5), as a part of the Sedgefield Slow Festival programme, residents and visitors, young and old alike are invited to undertake a short Christian pilgrimage through our town.

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Enjoy A Literary Experience

16th March 2015

Ling Dobson, together with her team, are the driving force behind the Knysna Literary Festival.

The sixth annual Knysna Literary Festival, presented by Pam Golding Properties Knynsa, will take place from 18 to 22 March.

Inset:  Ling Dobson, together with her team, are the driving force behind the Knysna Literary Festival. This festival has been a huge success so far because of the fantastic support of avid readers.

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Mossel Bay Boasts New Environmental Partnership

13th March 2015

The 2015 management of MEP.

The Mossel Bay Environmental Partnership, colloquially called MEP, is up and running again and the new committee is looking forward to being involved in the environment and community of the Greater Mossel Bay.

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Mossel Bay Property 'the Best In Africa'

13th March 2015

Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort has won a Five-star African Property Award for The Best Golf Development in Africa.

Mossel Bay Tourism has congratulated the Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort on receiving the International Property Awards' Five-star African Property Award for The Best Golf Development in Africa.

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International Drone Day Show (this Has Been Cancelled)

12th March 2015

Duran de Villiers, owner of Knysna drone manufacturing enterprise, SteadiDrone. (Photo: Ewald Stander.)

Update:  Due to a letter received from the SACAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority) we are unfortunately forced to cancel the International Drone Day Event on Saturday, 14 March 2015 at Ou Drift in Knysna, South Africa.

 

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Controlled Burning To Prevent Disaster

12th March 2015

Controlled burning will continue for a couple of days on the east side of the mountain, in the region of the Garden Route Dam.

"We don't want the same situation as in Cape Town." So said Gerhard Otto, Eden District Municipality's manager of emergency services, when asked about the controlled burns east of Denneoord which started on Monday afternoon.

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R600m Plan To Help Sa Grow Its Tourism Sector

12th March 2015

Animals have right of way on the roads of the Kruger National Park (Photo: Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

A clutch of incentives designed to help South Africa's tourist establishments grow their businesses and improve the country's iconic attractions have been announced by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

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