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ROCK STAR: A blow to Carla Germishuys’s face left her with two black eyes and a swollen nose when she was attacked during a hike with her boyfriend on Wednesday January 20 Photo: Alistair Hill

In June 2013, CXPRESS Garden Route Newspaper celebrated 15 years of bringing news, views and entertainment to local residents and visitors – an apt time indeed to strengthen our online presence with this bright new website.

Whereas space is always at a premium in our hard-copy publication, the opposite is true for cyber space and we invite you to make the best of this user-friendly opportunity to share your stories and photos with us. CXPRESS is published and distributed every week on a Wednesday, but at www.cxpress.co.za you can submit news any day of the week. When we run out of time or space on newsprint, this forum provides the perfect spot to include the many extra stories and images received. Now get typing – we're looking forward to hearing from you!

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  • 22 Jan 2020
    New Knysna Fire Chief has climbed the career ladder from inside municipality

    KNYSNA Municipality congratulates Ian Bezuidenhout, a born and bred local, on his appointment as Chief Fire Officer.

    “Mr Bezuidenhout has worked very hard to attain this position,” said municipal manager Dr Sitembele Vatala. “He started as a volunteer firefighter in 1998 and signed a...

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  • 10 Dec 2019
    Western Cape Province gets ahead of the curve on countrywide loadshedding

    THIS morning I received a briefing on the situation in the province from our Provincial Disaster Management Teams and from Eskom. This follows the severe current loadshedding, which necessitated me calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to urgently undertake a range of measures to ensure he takes...

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  • 27 Nov 2019
    SkyRun’s the limit for feisty local trailie

    These images provide some notion of the challenge that is SkyRun - read the full story on Lourika Pienaar’s recent mountain run adventure on page 12 of the November 27 edition. Credit for the ‘crossing barriers’ photo - in which Lourika ducks through a fence with care not to puncture the...

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  • 27 Nov 2019
    Students and staff of the Military Academy embark on Trans Enduro land sea traverse

    From Friday November 29, more than 120 students and 45 support staff from the Military Academy in Saldanha, which houses Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Military Science, will be out in full force to prove that the strength of willpower outweighs fatigue and exhaustion, when the annual...

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  • 06 Nov 2019
    What better a way to spend your Sunday?

    Acclaimed South African muso Dave Ledbetter and local maestro Martin Wolfaardt kick off their East Coast tour, Beautiful Rebellion, in Plett at 5pm on Sunday November 10 at Stofpad Playhouse. This fabulous new venue boasts plenty of old-school charm. Contact Candice on 060 715 3607 or at

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