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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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  • 15 Jul 2020
    Wearing Lloyd’s gift with pride

    Surfing Plett soccer star Merrick van der Gaast Purdon was proud to wear Lloyd Chapman’s wetsuit during last Wednesday’s paddle-out, and to do so on the Spowy Board belonging to his buddy Jordan Marais - one of the many youngsters who grew up surfing in Lloyd’s wake and who thought the...

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  • 06 Jul 2020
    Latest epidemiological evidence: province’s peak is likely to be flatter, later, and longer

    Western Cape premier ALAN WINDE shared this advice at the most recent Covid-19 digital press conference on July 2

    AT the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Western Cape, I made clear that our province’s Covid-19 response would be evidence-based and data-led.
    In an unprecedented crisis of this...

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  • 24 Jun 2020
    CXPRESS chats to Plett shark-spotter Zack Berman

    WHEN we tracked down Zack Berman, 14, on Wednesday June 24 to get the backstory of his ‘shark among the surfers’ drone footage that went viral the previous evening (viz: Zigzag mag was one of the first to check with Zack if they could post his vid!), we encountered a friendly 14-year-old...

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  • 24 Jun 2020
    Three Covid-19 deaths in Knysna, one in Plettenberg Bay as confirmed cases start to climb

    GARDEN Route residents have been keeping their eyes on a fast-moving ball as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has gained significant momentum over the past few weeks.
    Whereas Bitou Municipality reported 16 cases and 15 recoveries 10 days ago, that figure had more than doubled by Tuesday...

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  • 19 Jun 2020
    Knysna classified as a coronavirus hotspot

    Executive Mayor Elrick van Aswegen confirmed that, with a current total of 95 known positive cases of coronavirus infection, Knysna was identified as a ‘hotspot’.
    “This was reported during a meeting of the Local Joint Operation Centre held on June 17,” he said. “The Garden Route...

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