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  • 28 Oct 2020
    Horse-whipping belongs to a former era

    I read in the media that the use of the whip, or what in South Africa is euphemistically called a ‘crop’, is once again under discussion in horse racing circles. What a sad and depressing subject this is.
    Although the use of a whip or crop in horse racing has been the centre of debate, both...

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  • 28 Oct 2020
    After the riots: A plea to the people of Greater Plett

    The people of Qolweni have for many years urged Bitou Municipality to give us sites for houses.
    Our aim was to save our government a lot of money, as they said in 1994: the government is governed by the people and those who can afford to build houses for themselves, must do so. Not all South...

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  • 21 Oct 2020
    Tension between Bitou’s ruling coalition partners boils over

    As the official opposition in the Bitou Municipality, the Democratic Alliance (DA) - without executive powers to influence events - was side-lined in behind-the-scenes infighting between the ruling AUF/ANC coalitionAs the official opposition in the Bitou Municipality, the Democratic Alliance...

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  • 07 Oct 2020
    HELP! Yes, help we will…

    The residents of Plettenberg Bay, present and past municipalities, churches, soup kitchens and many other organisations have been bending over backwards to help the thousands of South Africans, who have been migrating from the rural areas into Plettenberg Bay.
    Members of this section of our...

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  • 23 Sep 2020
    Lockdown Report from the board of Hospice Plett

    IN the upside-down time we have all been enduring, a communication and thank you from us to the Plett community is well overdue. Our role as board is that of vigilant oversight of all aspects of organisational management and we are pleased to note a couple of developments during this...

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