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De Villiers Stars At Sa Cricket Awards

6th June 2014

South Africa's 2014 Cricketer of the Year of the Year: AB de Villiers (Photo: South African Broadcasting Corporation)

AB de Villiers became the eighth player to be named South Africa's Cricketer of the Year when he received the award for 2014 - along with three other awards - at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.

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Let's Go Bowling Here To Stay

5th June 2014

We are here to stay says the Let's Go Bowling team of Gerald Paluzzi (director), Marietjie Gelder-blom (general manager - George) and Frikkie Labuschagne (owner of Mount View Resort). (Photo: Myron Rabinowitz)

Let's Go Bowling, situated at Mount View Resort in York Street George, is here to stay says Gerald Paluzzi, the director of Let's go Bowling SA.  "We have picked up that there are malicious rumours doing the rounds saying that we are closing down. These unethical and unwarranted rumours are uncalled for."

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Famous Author Also Best Journalist

5th June 2014

Award-winning Group Editors journalist and author Anoeschka von Meck regularly enjoys a late afternoon swim at Leisure Isle in Knysna. (Photo: Elle Photography)

Knysna-Plett Herald journalist Anoeschka von Meck (47) received top honours at the prestigious national Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Sanlam Local Media Awards - the Oscars of the print media world - in the very competitive category 'Hard News'.

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Treasure Precious Environment

5th June 2014

Part of our exquisite natural heritage - Nature's Valley Beach at the Grootrivier Estuary.( Photo: SANParks).

Today (Thursday, June 5) is World Environment Day, which is celebrated every year to encourage action and awareness on issues pertaining to the environment. SANParks urges the public to make their voices heard on issues of environmental concern.

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Sa Sailing Duo Claim Gold In Holland

5th June 2014

Roger Hudson and Asenathi Jim celebrate victory in the 2014 Delta Lloyd Regatta in The Netherlands (Photo: Road to Rio)

Roger Hudson and Asenathi Jim took a massive stride towards achieving their goal of qualifying for the Rio Olympics by winning their first-ever major international event at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in The Netherlands at the weekend.

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Boost For Addo's Marine Antipoaching Efforts

5th June 2014

The anti-poaching vessel donated by volunteer group (Photo: South African National Parks)

Addo Elephant National Park's marine protection team has a new anti-poaching vessel that will be used to combat illegal fishing and poaching of the threatened abalone species in the protected area around Bird Island, an important breeding ground for gannets, penguins and a variety of marine life.

Inset: The anti-poaching vessel donated by volunteer group, the Addo Elephant Park Honorary Rangers, will be used to patrol the Marine Protected Area around Bird Island in Algoa Bay, off South Africa's east coast (Photo: South African National Parks)
 

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Junior Surfers Rake In The Cash

4th June 2014

Michelle Verreyne (left) won the u.17 division with Kayla Verreyne (2nd) and Taghiti Gericke (right) 3rd.

The grand finale of season two in the Giant Just Water Junior Surfing Series turned out to be a fantastic event and, once again, wave conditions did not disappoint at world- famous Victoria Bay.

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Algoa Fm Winter Woolly Project

4th June 2014

Donate to this year's Algoa FM Winter Woolly project.

With an icy cold start to winter, Algoa FM is encouraging listeners along the Garden Route to help spread some love and warmth to those less fortunate. Algoa FM listeners can once again help make an impact with the Algoa Cares Winter Woolly Week, by donating items to alleviate the strain of winter on the needy.

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Hashim Amla Named South Africa's Test Cricket Captain

4th June 2014

Star South African batsman Hashim Amla (Photo: Cricket South Africa)

Hashim Amla has been appointed captain of South Africa's test cricket team, becoming the first black cricketer to hold the post permanently. He takes over from Graeme Smith, who retired earlier this year after a world record 109 matches in charge.

Inset:  Star South African batsman Hashim Amla was appointed to succeed Graeme Smith as test captain of the Proteas, 3 June 2014 (Photo: Cricket South Africa)

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes Makes Drinks Business Awards Cut Again

3rd June 2014

The pioneering Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes has made the sought-after shortlist for The Drinks Business Awards 2014 as a contender for the Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism title, for the second consecutive year.

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Renowned Musicians At Knysna Plett Concert Series

3rd June 2014

Renowned musicians at Knysna Plett Concert series

The Knysna Plett Concert Series presents violinist Ilya Gringolts and pianist Peter Laul at the Dutch Reformed Church hall in Fitchat Street, Knysna on Monday, June 16. Ilya Gringolts studied in St Petersburg and at the Juilliard School in New York with Itzhak Perlman.

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Local Takes On Toughest Fireman Competition

3rd June 2014

Emile Conrad. Photo: Myron Rabinowitz

This Friday and Saturday, Eden District senior fireman, Emile Conrad, will once again defend his title of being the 'Toughest Fire-fighter Alive' in South Africa at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town.

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'pasella' Filmed At George High School

3rd June 2014

Simon Bruinders, Cindy Nell (Pasella presenter) and Morton van Rooyen (acting headmaster, George High School) in the front foyer of the school. (Photo: Myron Rabinowitz)

George High School was abuzz with excitement on Friday morning when word spread through the school corridors that 'Pasella' presenter Cindy Nell was in the front foyer filming an insert for the 25 June edition of Pasella.

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Seamus Off To World Cup Deaf Championships

2nd June 2014

Seamus McHugh is one of only two South Africans chosen to participate in the World Cup Deaf Golf Cham-pionships.

It's all about balance, says Seamus McHugh, of the vital difference and greatest challenge between hearing and deaf golfers.

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Paddlers Safe And Sound

2nd June 2014

The Knysna Heads  (Photo: Knysna-Plett Herald)

Three paddlers were found safe and sound following an alert to the NSRI Knysna volunteer crew at 16:54, on Thursday, May 29, that the paddlers were overdue from paddling from Buffel’s Bay to the Knysna Heads.

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Sa Tourist Arrivals Approach 10-million Mark

2nd June 2014

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

Foreign arrivals in South Africa reached their highest level ever in 2013 as the country's international tourist numbers approached the 10-million mark, increasing by 4.7% year-on-year to 9.6-million, with strong growth from all regions.

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A Boat With Too Many Captains

30th May 2014

The ownership of this beautiful, but dilapidated old boat is in dispute. A Knysna resident is concerned that the boat may deteriorate beyond rescue unless the matter of ownership is resolved.

A lost captain, his dream to sail the seven seas, his old boat, and two businessmen fighting about its remains, in a town where folk get uneasy when history is tampered with...

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Local Claims First Top 10 Title In Asia

30th May 2014

Local Monique Smit, claims first top 10 title in Asia (Photo: Catherine Kotze/SASPA)

Two-time Sunshine Ladies Tour winner Monique Smit, from Herold's Bay, defied challenging weather conditions in Taiwan to claim her first top 10 finish on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour.

Inset:  Two-time Sunshine Ladies Tour winner Monique Smit, from Harold's Bay, claimed her first top 10 finish on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour at the Yeangder Open at the Linkou International Golf Club in New Taipei at the weekend. (Photo: Catherine Kotze/SASPA)

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New-age X-ray Scanners For South Africa's Hospitals

30th May 2014

The Xmplar-dr X-ray scanner is capable of taking a full-body scan in just 13 seconds (Photo: Lodox)

Nine hospitals in Gauteng province will soon be armed with the Xmplar-dr full body X-ray scanner, a unique South African low-radiation X-ray machine capable of taking a full-body scan in just 13 seconds, as the government begins rolling the device out in hospitals nationally.

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Michael Lindt Sings For Mount Hope

29th May 2014

Michael Lindt will be singing for Mount Hope Hospice on 6 June. As always, he is supported by his wife Marelize. (Photo: Pauline Lourens)

Michael Lindt, popular and well-respected George based singer/song-writer, has pledged his support for Mount Hope Hospice by offering to partake in their Tribute to Life concert on 6 June.

Inset:  Michael Lindt will be singing for Mount Hope Hospice on 6 June. As always, he is supported by his wife Marelize. (Photo: Pauline Lourens)

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