The list of all critical and essential services and businesses exempted from the Covid-19 nation-wide lockdown includes CXPRESS.

“ENABLING SERVICES – To assist in the Covid-19 response, the following services are required to continue operations: Communication and media services on screen, TV, radio, print, broadcast and online.”

As a community newspaper serving the Garden Route for the past 22 years, we have a responsibility to keep our readers informed on any news relevant to our area. Apart from coverage of the Covid-19 crisis, community news submitted by readers and advertisers is the lifeblood of this paper and CXPRESS will remain the platform to share your news and views.

Therefore, it is business as usual for the CXPRESS team and the show must go on… We are the paper, you are the news!

However, due to the nation-wide lockdown, the next three editions of the paper (April 1, 8, and 15) will have a smaller print run and hard copies will only be distributed every Wednesday at the large supermarkets in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. We will keep you updated on the various outlets.

The hard copy will be posted on the CXPRESS website at with added pages and content due to a lack of space constraints. The CXPRESS Garden Route Newspaper Facebook page will also be updated on a regular basis.

As a free newspaper that relies solely on advertising, we urge our regular advertisers to continue their support in order for us to continue bringing you fresh news on a weekly basis. We cannot do this alone, therefore we also urge readers to continue forwarding their news stories and images for inclusion.

Email: and or contact us on 044 533 1004.

We are all in this together and we wish our community all the best during these trying times.

Stay safe!

The CXPRESS team