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  • 22 Mar 2017
    Ratepayers, take careful note of Bitou property valuations

    Bitou Municipality has recently announced the release of the property valuation roll. Property owners have until Friday March 24 to raise any objections.
    As a property owner who took the time to check, I was horrified to note the huge unrealistic increase in the value of the property which I...

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  • 22 Mar 2017
    Startling revelations about speed limits…

    The subject of carnage on our roads has occupied the press constantly, and it is thus understandable that the various traffic departments have looked into the matter.
    An intense study by the officials involved has produced the following observations and suggestions:
    • Deaths and injuries on the...

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  • 15 Mar 2017
    Keep your head down when commandos pull into town

    ‘Concerned consumer’ ANTHONY TUFFIN of Plett entertained us no end with his sharp observations, which we gladly share with readers as a life-and-death-serious - if delightfully tongue-in-cheek - cautionary note…

    The armoured car pulls up to the curb. Two heavily-armed men step out. Team...

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  • 15 Mar 2017
    Bricky’s bad luck brings back memories of long-ago laughs

    How lovely to read that bricklayer’s lament again after all these years [turn to page 8 of the March 8 edition].
    In the 1950s, it was regularly played on BBC Radio (before TV), but it was very different to the version on your Interval page.
    Gerard Hoffnung entertained the Oxford Union in ‘58...

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  • 15 Mar 2017
    Speed trapping by camera does nothing for safety

    Speed trapping by camera in Plett and Knysna is being done by a private company called TMT, with the assistance of the towns’ respective traffic departments. The municipalities then share the spoils of this lucrative business.
    If this was done in the interests of road safety, I would have no...

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