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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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Locally Made Trophies For Rs Tera World Sailing

20th August 2014

Displaying The Hellstrom family. James (centre) is the new RS Tera Pro World Champion. Here he and his sister Robyn are with their unique trophies, crafted in Knysna

The recent RS Tera World Sailing held at Pine Lake Marina in Sedgefield was a great success and will have a very positive influence on the hosting of future international events in Knysna, says Knysna Tourism marketing manager Johan van Schalkwyk.

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Dance Mosaic Wows Audiences

20th August 2014

Dance Mosaic was a spectacular show.

For 90 minutes audiences were enthralled while being presented with a show filled with drama, passion and exquisite choreography, during Saturday's three shows of Dance Mosaic.

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Sa Scientists Helping To Develop 'game-changing' Tb Drug

20th August 2014

Photo: Je'nine May / University of Cape Town

South African scientists are part of an international research group that is on track to deliver more effective, less expensive and shorter TB treatment - and one which also has the potential to cure multi-drug-resistant TB - using a new combination of drugs.

Inset:  Dr Rod Dawson (right), head of the Clinical Research Unit at the UCT Lung Institute, with the rest of the UCT's team of TB researchers (from left) Thami Mlonyeni, Bernie Isaacs, Michelle Evreva, Dr Kim Narunsky, Gloria Vusani, Lizette Rooi, and Suraya Beukes (Photo: Je'nine May / University of Cape Town)

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Africa's Growth Potential - And Its 'next 10' Biggest Cities

20th August 2014

Luanda, capital city of Angola (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Global investors are increasingly taking note of the untapped potential of sub-Saharan Africa, and most major international corporations are already active in its three largest cities. According to a new report, they should also be getting excited about the region's "Next 10" biggest cities.

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Southern Cape Artists Stream To Exhibition

19th August 2014

In the 'Narrative' section this oil painting, titled Eight Months, by Neeske Alexander was awarded a R1 000 cash prize. Neeske was not present at the awards.

Over 200 art lovers streamed into the George Museum's beautiful Sayers Hall on Tuesday evening as guests of the South Cape Association for the Visual Arts (Scava).

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R2.7-billion Youth Fund Launched

19th August 2014

Dynamic young entrepreneurs are helping to drive South Africa's job creation and economic growth (Photo: Brand South Africa)

The National Youth Development Agency, Industrial Development Corporation and Small Enterprise Finance Agency have launched a R2.7-billion Youth Fund aimed at creating millions of sustainable jobs in the country.

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Upgrade Complete For Oyster Catcher Trail Run

18th August 2014

The Oyster Catcher Trail Run takes runners along some of the best-kept secrets along the coastline of Mossel Bay (Photo: Mark Sampson)

They say if a business makes it past the third year it should survive. In this case, and in its third year, the Oyster Catcher Trail Run in the Western Cape of South Africa is going to far exceed expectations.

Inset: The Oyster Catcher Trail Run takes runners along some of the best-kept secrets along the coastline of Mossel Bay and its surrounds and, with a third day added to the previous two stages, it allows even the most unfit trail runner a suitable option to choose from according to their fitness. (Photo: Mark Sampson)

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Oyama Matomela: Hard Work, Belief Give You Wings

18th August 2014

Matomela was born in 1991 in Port Elizabeth and it was there, in the friendly city, that her aunt would take her and her cousins to the Port Elizabeth International Airport to watch aircraft take off and land.

Watching planes take off and land at Port Elizabeth International Airport inspired a passion for flying in Oyama Matomela; today she is one of South Africa's youngest pilots, and was the first woman to qualify as a pilot through an Eastern Cape bursary scheme.

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Sailors Head To Olympics

15th August 2014

Young sailor Megan Robertson, with coach Rob Holden are currently in Nanjing, China for the Youth Olympics. (Photo: Supplied)

After a year of preparation, planning and organising, the day has finally come that the Youth Olympic sailing team sets off for China. "This will be the first year that South African youth sailors will be taking part in the Youth Olympic Games and we are excited to learn from this experience," said Rob Holden, the Youth Olympic coach.

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Knysna Band Makes Pipes Sing

15th August 2014

The Knysna and District Pipe Band recently returned victorious from the final National Pipe Band Championship for 2014, where they were crowned Champion of Champions.

The Knysna and District Pipe Band, which has become very popular in Knysna through their two Blacksmith Concerts, has proved to be one of South Africa’s finest pipe bands. The band participated in the final (of three) South African National Pipe Band Championships held in Benoni on Saturday, July 25, and triumphed as Champion of Champions.

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Bus Service To Start In 2015

15th August 2014

The buses will look similar the Gautrain bus that was in George recently for a trial run. (Photo: Myron Rabinowitz)

After a clampdown on information regarding the bus service planned for George following the 25 May murder of chief taxi industry negotiator Tom Queba, the municipality has provided the George Herald with the following statement:

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South Africa Steps Up Ebola Precautions

15th August 2014

A laboratory worker examines samples to help diagnose suspected Ebola patients during an outbreak in the Congo in 2012 (Image: WHO)

South Africa has put in place extensive measures for early detection and treatment of Ebola, in case the need arises, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Surveillance has been strengthened at all ports of entry, and outbreak response teams have been trained and equipped in each province.

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Born To Win World Première In George

14th August 2014

Producer Cobus van den Berg (left) and Director Frans Cronje address the theatre following the successful premiere of Born To Win.

The first full length feature film to be shot in George and surrounds, is showing in cinemas countrywide from tomorrow 15 August. And judging by the reaction of the more than 250 guests who attended the Premier of Born to Win at the Garden Route Mall on Sunday, this is a must see.

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New Main Campus For South Cape College

14th August 2014

New main campus for South Cape College

Plans to develop a main campus for South Cape College (SCC) in George on prime municipal property is taking shape. The land identified for this project is at the Groeneweide Park extension, opposite the old crocodile park, on the corner of the R102 and York Street.

Inset: At the back from left are: George Municipal Manager Trevor Botha, Johan Stander (portfolio councillor for city planning, building control and land affairs), George Mayor Charles Standers and Luvuyo Ngubelanga (CEO of South Cape College in George). In front from left are: Zukiswa Zigu (chief financial officer of SCC), Daniël Maritz (deputy mayor of George), Linda Majola (George campus head), Thando Tiyo (assistant director of corporate services), Iona Kritzinger (councillor for community safety)

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Wild Oats Market Turns 15

13th August 2014

undreds of visitors and locals visited the farmers' market in Sedgefield to celebrate its fifteenth anniversary. (Photo: Fran Kirsten.)

For the past 15 years, visitors and locals have been visiting the well-known Wild Oats Community Farmers' Market just outside Sedgefield.

Inset: Hundreds of visitors and locals visited the farmers' market in Sedgefield to celebrate its fifteenth anniversary on Saturday, August 2. (Photo: Fran Kirsten.)

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Sa To Spend Billions Moving Commuters From Road To Rail

13th August 2014

South Africa's busiest highway: the M1 between Johannesburg and Pretoria (Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The government will invest billions of rands in South Africa's transport infrastructure over the next three years in order to encourage a shift from private to public transport, and so to reduce road deaths and traffic congestion in the country, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

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South African Airways Increases African Flights

12th August 2014

SAA, a repeat winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa' award, regularly reviews its flight frequency to many destinations across the continent (Photo: South African Tourism)

In response to "tremendous growth" in demand for premium travel on the continent, South African Airways is adding to an already extensive African schedule by increasing its flights between Johannesburg and Lagos - all on its Airbus aircraft, which offer lie-flat seats in business class.

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South African Paddlers Shine In Europe

12th August 2014

South Africa's Bridgitte Hartley won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games and followed that with another bronze at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow (Photo: Dave Macleod, Gameplan Media)

South African paddlers shone in Europe on the weekend, with sprint star Bridgitte Hartley taking bronze at the World Championships in Moscow, and the country's river racers grabbing two podium places, including a win, at the legendary Sella Descent in Spain.

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Rescuing A Sea Rat

11th August 2014

The lifting of 'Rattie' begins with the help of CX Steel,. From left are Hennie den Boestert, Dirk van Niekerk, Able Seaman Petersen, Able Seaman Saaiman and Ben Wolhuter

Many months of restoration of the sailing vessel, Sea Rat, started on Friday, August 1 after an arduous journey by road to move the vessel from Swartvlei to Knysna on July 17.

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