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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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  • 28 Jun 2017
    Decade-old strategy adored but ignored, ultimately facilitating fire disaster

    ABOUT 10 years ago, I delivered a presentation to Bitou Municipality in its Council Chambers. I urged them to consider climate change and its effects on our ecological infrastructure leading to dryer conditions and the threat of extreme fires and flooding as well as loss of water, all...

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  • 15 Jun 2017
    Come to Buffs for free Youth Day event at Elalini

    ELALINI Backpackers and Francois Haasbroek are sponsoring a free event for Knysna residents and visitors on Friday June 16 at 3pm in aid of those affected by the devastating fires in Knysna.
    Elalini Backpackers and all its residents were evacuated twice in the past few days as fires threatened...

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  • 15 Jun 2017
    Local relief organisations invited to inform factual radio coverage

    ON Monday June 12, Wave Broadcasting released a statement to inform CX Country residents of its policies and capacities during the recent fires.
    “Local radio stations Knysna 97.0FM and MC90.3FM in Plettenberg Bay have been keeping listeners updated on the fires in the Garden Route.
    “Live...

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  • 07 Jun 2017
    News briefs

    • There has been confusion over the deadline for public comment on the proposed development of Erf 4367 between Shell Ultra on the Plett N2 and Santini Village in Bowtie Drive. Contrary to notices in the local press, which advertised a May 30 deadline, the Plett Ratepayers Association urged...

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  • 06 Jun 2017
    IMPORTANT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING - CABINET CONFIRMS INSTRUCTION FOR ONE DAY CLOSURE OF ALL SCHOOLS TOMORROW

    06 JUNE 2017

    RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

    IMPORTANT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING - CABINET CONFIRMS INSTRUCTION FOR ONE DAY CLOSURE OF ALL SCHOOLS TOMORROW

    An extraordinary meeting of the Western Cape Cabinet was held this morning regarding the incoming storm.

    Provincial Disaster Management and the South...

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