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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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  • 11 Dec 2013
    Final farewell must fete Madiba’s life

    Bitou mayor Memory Booysen was joined by councillors and Plettenberg Bay residents on Friday morning to pay tribute to former president Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5 after a long battle with illness. Booysen said: ‘Today Mandela’s family mourns his death, but we in Bitou will...

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  • 11 Dec 2013
    Timber old and new in the Knysna spotlight

    NEW and improved brochures for Knysna’s Timber Route were presented at a function at Fine Furniture on December 3.

    The route was established by Jim Parkes of Geo Parkes & Sons - a key player in the local timber industry. Parkes said that timber was once the lifeline of the Knysna...

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  • 11 Dec 2013
    New life planned for Plett’s oldest building

    THE Old Timber Shed, just off Hobie Beach, has led a most varied life over 200 years. It was first commissioned by the Dutch East India Company in 1778 in order to store massive logs of timber before these were floated out to sailing ships in Formosa Bay.

    Over the following centuries is has...

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  • Red Bridge to be closed for five months from Monday

    RED Bridge, which is located on the western side of Knysna, supports the main raw water pipeline that conveys in excess of 80% of the town’s potable water consumption.

    Formerly carrying road traffic to and from the west to Knysna, the structure was handed to the municipality when the present...

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