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  • 28 Feb 2018
    Shocked by municipal charges for vacant stands in absence of services

    I was disgusted when I queried my Knysna Municipality account last Tuesday morning only to discover that fire victims who lost their homes and all their possessions in the June fires are being charged basic charges for vacant stands while they are rebuilding, thus hiking the costs of these...

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  • 06 Dec 2017
    Kudos to Plett police for solving crime in record time

    We were the unfortunate victims of a house robbery on Saturday November 25 between the hours of 1:30 and 3pm, in which two laptops, an iPad, an iPod, and headphones were removed from our property without permission.
    I reported the crime to SAPS Plett at 3pm and was visited by two police officers...

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  • 29 Nov 2017
    This paradise will fall apart at the seams without long-term tourism support

    Is there trouble in paradise? Never having been there, one can only assume it means Plettenberg Bay.
    Is Plett a refuge for the grey-haired, or a holiday town that should be a magnificent tourism destination, creating employment for the ever-increasing population?
    So why is the municipality making...

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  • 08 Nov 2017
    Let’s spread #HopeNationWide

    In the words of Martin Luther King Jr: “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
    Not so long ago, South Africa was considered one of the happiest, friendliest and optimistic nation in the world, and we held our heads high, proud that we could spread the hope to...

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  • 18 Oct 2017
    Brain-and-resistance-drain not to blame on white South Africans alone

    The other day I was on a plane to London to attend a wedding. (I only seem to go overseas for weddings or funerals these days. Old school reunions are out for me - they are all dead.)
    Next, down the aisle comes skipping little kids shouting “Mommy, we are going home to England!” Not so...

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