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Mossel Bay’s Shipwrecks Go Digital

2nd September 2014

Mossel Bay Tourism has published a new map of the shipwrecks in the Bay.

Mossel Bay Tourism has published a map of the shipwrecks in Mossel Bay ahead of South Africa’s annual Heritage Month. And, in an effort to preserve the environment, the company has no plans to print the map on paper: it’s only available as a digital file.

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Knysna-plett Herald Welcomes Spring

2nd September 2014

Man of the moment and always a good sport, Zirk Jansen, Knysna-Plett Herald advertising representative, who organised the successful Spring celebration.

A festive crowd of invited guests gathered among red balloons to clink their champagne glasses at the offices of the Knysna-Plett Herald today, September 1, to welcome Spring as well as a new season at the newspaper.

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Remember Casual Day This Friday

2nd September 2014

Remember Casual Day this Friday

Remember that Casual Day is this Friday, 5 September. This year the theme is, Bring out the Bling, encouraging people to dress up, not down to celebrate 20 years of the Casual Day campaign.

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Zuma, Putin Discuss Ways Of Strengthening Ties

2nd September 2014

South African President Jacob Zuma meets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Novo-Ogarevo presidential residence outside Moscow, 28 August 2014 (Photo: GCIS)

South African President Jacob Zuma and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed various ways of strengthening ties between their two countries during a meeting at the Novo-Ogarevo presidential residence outside Moscow on Thursday.

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Uct Enters R252m Partnership With Mastercard Foundation To Help Reverse African 'brain Drain'

1st September 2014

Image:  www.uct.ac.za

The University of Cape Town has embarked on an ambitious project to help develop 300 committed future leaders from economically disadvantaged communities across sub-Saharan Africa. UCT anticipates that this initiative will help reverse the effects of “brain drain” on the continent.

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Mossel Bay Is 'greenest Municipality' In Province

1st September 2014

Mossel Bay is 'Greenest Municipality' in province

After a nationwide call for nominations the finalists for the Eco-Logic Awards 2014 have been chosen, and one of the finalists in the municipality category is the Mossel Bay Municipality.

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Rheenendal Bus Tragedy Court Case

1st September 2014

Bitwell Sam today outside Court D at the Knysna Magistrate’s Court who acted as spokesperson for the Rheenendal parents

Magistrate Derek Torlage, speaking to a packed court gallery in the Knysna Magistrate’s court, Friday, August 29, found there was prima facie evidence that the Western Cape Education Department, TJ Testing Centre, African Express' transport company's owner and the driver of the Rheenendal school bus, Colin Pyl, may have been negligent and this had contributed to the bus accident.

Inset:  Bitwell Sam today outside Court D at the Knysna Magistrate’s Court who acted as spokesperson for the Rheenendal parents when the accident had occurred in 2011 and who 14 children tragically lost their lives when the school bus fell into Kasat-se-drif and they drowned. 

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Pj Powers Launches Book In Wilderness

1st September 2014

PJ Powers will be in Wilderness at Flava Cafe, George Road, on Wednesday 3 September at 18:00 for her book launch.

South Africa's pop icon PJ Powers will be in Wilderness at Flava Cafe, George Road, on Wednesday 3 September at 18:00 for the launch of her book Here I Am. She will give a talk and sing a few songs, and will be on hand afterwards for book signings.

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Norwegian Cycling Star Signs With Mtn-qhubeka

29th August 2014

MTN-Qhubeka is the first African cycling team to race at Pro Continental level (Photo: Team MTN-Qhubeka)

Team MTN-Qhubeka have announced a major signing: Edvald Boasson Hagen, a stage winner in both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, is set to join the South African cycling outfit on a two-year contract.

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Proteas Power To Victory Over Australia

29th August 2014

AB de Villiers executes a reverse-sweep on his way to an unbeaten 136, the second highest score by a South African in a one-day international against Australia, Harare, 27 August 2014 (Photo: Cricket South Africa)

The Proteas staged a magnificent run chase to haul in a challenging target, beating Australia by seven wickets with 20 balls to spare in the second match of a triangular one-day series at Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

Inset: AB de Villiers executes a reverse-sweep on his way to an unbeaten 136, the second highest score by a South African in a one-day international against Australia, Harare, 27 August 2014 (Photo: Cricket South Africa)

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Sa To Regulate, Monitor Shale Gas Exploration

29th August 2014

The semi-desert Karoo region of South Africa (Photo: Roger de la Harpe, South African Tourism)

The government is working on a set of regulations that will ensure that shale gas exploration does not threaten South Africa's environment or compromise research projects linked to the Square Kilometre Array, says Mineral Resources director-general Thibedi Ramontja.

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Where There Is Smoke ...

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 Tourism’s 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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